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February 8, 2012

ArcGIS 10: What’s new – online class – Feb 16th

Though ArcGIS 10.1 will be coming out very soon (It is moving from Beta to release candidate testing), many are just now migrating from 9.3 to 10. ArcGIS 10 represents the biggest change to ArcGIS since it was first released at least from an appearance and workflow standpoint. For example editing is completely different with the introduction of Feature Templates, the Create Features Window and revised Snapping Environment. Esri has also added additional functionality to the core product such as Data Driven Pages and Dynamic Text. With all these changes, transitioning to ArcGIS 10 is not as easy as it has been with past versions.

eGIS Associates is conducting an online session of our ArcGIS 10: What’s New course on February 16 from 8:30 to 4:30 Est. This one day course covers:

  • General changes in ArcGIS 10
  • Changes to the ArcMap Interface
  • Editing in ArcGIS 10 with Feature Templates & the new snapping environment
  • Creating Data Driven Pages and Using Dynamic Text
  • Geocoding in ArcGIS 10

This course has been used by several organizations as a stepping stone to kick start their migration to ArcGIS 10 including Georgia Power, Columbus Georgia, Atlanta Watershed Management, Florence Co. SC, and the Suwannee River Water Management District in Florida. Here is some feedback from students that have attended this course:

“It is a quick to see what is new in 10” – Glenn Horvath, Suwannee River Water Management District

I learned the basic upgrades using ARC 10. The books and the power points were very easy to follow and efficient time was given to complete exercises without feeling rushed.” – Tilda Musgrove, Suwannee River Water Management District

The class was excellent. We had a mix of students with varying degrees of experience in GIS and the class was useful to everyone” – Thomas McCraken, GIS Analyst, Georgia Power.

I am in the GIS learning process and this class provided great information. The instructor was well informed  on each topic and the exercises were good to follow up.” – Martha L. Santana, GIS Planner, City of Columbus, GA

We covered a lot of topics and learned about the new features in ArcGIS 10. It was a very helpful class and the instructor was very knowledgeable.” – Rosana Justel, City of Columbus, GA

The cost to attend this course is only $300.00. I will be the instructor. I am an Esri Certified Trainer with over 20 years of GIS, Mapping and surveying experience.

If you are interested in attending this class or would like more information, please feel free to contact me.

Tripp Corbin, MCP, CFM, GISP | Chief Executive Officer
eGIS Associates, Inc. |
678-710-9710 ext 21 | 866-304-3864 Fax
Esri Certified Trainer | Esri Certified Desktop Associate

Service Pack 4 for ArcGIS 10 to be released in March

Esri is planning another service pack for ArcGIS 10. This will be the 4th service pack for 10. It will address several issues. Here are a few that might be of some interest:

  • Changes to layer names inside a group layer file are not saved/persisted when ArcCatalog is closed.
  • ArcMap crashes intermittently when editing while GPS connection is open
  • GPS Toolbar does not recognize COM ports over 9.
  • Projecting annotation from a file geodatabase feature dataset causes the text to draw a huge distance away from the proper location in the output.  This is also reproducible in a personal geodatabase and data in SDE.
  • ArcMap crashes with runtime error when reconciling certain child versions with default
  • Layer with marker fill symbol loses its background color when adding to basemap layer with symbol level turned on.
  • ArcPy local function tools do not accept a Mosaic dataset layer in the TOC as input
  • When composite locator is created in the ArcSDE database, long property names cause it to fail
  • Synchronizing a one-way replica is crashing ArcCatalog and ArcMap
  • Synchronization fails while checking in the edits from a file geodatabase
  • When running the Spatial Analyst > Hydrology > Fill tool and specifying a Z limit, ArcGIS Version 10 SP2 fills less sinks than ArcGIS Version 9.3.1 SP2.
  • Applying a Military Grid Reference System (MGRS) grid 1:500,000 reference system to a data frame with non-WGS84 datum crashes the software
  • When reconciling certain versions that are involved in a Parcel Fabric, the error returned is, “Version could not be reconciled,” with no extended description.
  • Export metadata to FGDC CSDGM format: when an item’s spatial reference uses parameter names that are all lower case, the projection parameters are not exported
  • Reconciling a version with its parent version corrupts the geometric network connectivity
  • When map tips are enabled, the Hyperlink tool’s cursor no longer turns black when hovering over a hyperlinked feature

Those are just a few issues the service pack will address that I found interesting. There are 7 pages of issues addressed with SP 4. For a complete list of the issues SP 4 is to address go to:

Tripp Corbin, MCP, CFM, GISP | Chief Executive Officer
eGIS Associates, Inc. |
678-710-9710 ext 21 | 866-304-3864 Fax
Esri Certified Trainer | Esri Certified Desktop Associate

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