standard Name Changes for ArcGIS 10.1

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Among the changes planned for the early 2012 release of ArcGIS 10.1 will be the names of the various levels of the software program.  ArcView, ArcEditor, and ArcInfo are being dropped for the more self-explanatory nomenclature of ArcGIS for Desktop Basic, ArcGIS for Desktop Standard, and ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced (via APB and James Fee).  The reason for the change?  Esri explains in the Summer 2011 edition of ArcNews: “The reason for these modifications is to reinforce the fact that, regardless of where and how ArcGIS is used, it is the same system.” The new names make far better sense; I always felt the name ArcView should have been dropped when Esri deprecated its ArcView 3.x program.

The list of name changes:

Name Prior to ArcGIS 10.1New Name
ArcGIS DesktopArcGIS for Desktop
ArcInfoArcGIS for Desktop Advanced
ArcEditorArcGIS for Desktop Standard
ArcViewArcGIS for Desktop Basic
ArcGIS ServerArcGIS for Server
ArcGIS MobileArcGIS for Windows Mobile
ArcGIS Mobile SDKArcGIS SDK for Windows Mobile
Esri Data and MapsData and Maps for ArcGIS
Esri StreetMap PremiumStreetMap Premium for ArcGIS
ArcGIS Data ApplianceData Appliance for ArcGIS
ArcGIS Mapping for SharePointArcGIS for SharePoint

If you have plans to attend next month’s Esri International User conference, be sure to catch one of the “What’s Next in ArcGIS 10.1” sessions for a complete run down on the upcoming release.  The ArcGIS blog also has a short summary on what to expect in 10.1.



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