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 10.1||New Name|
|ArcGIS Desktop||ArcGIS for Desktop|
|ArcInfo||ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced|
|ArcEditor||ArcGIS for Desktop Standard|
|ArcView||ArcGIS for Desktop Basic|
|ArcGIS Server||ArcGIS for Server|
|ArcGIS Mobile||ArcGIS for Windows Mobile|
|ArcGIS Mobile SDK||ArcGIS SDK for Windows Mobile|
|Esri Data and Maps||Data and Maps for ArcGIS|
|Esri StreetMap Premium||StreetMap Premium for ArcGIS|
|ArcGIS Data Appliance||Data Appliance for ArcGIS|
|ArcGIS Mapping for SharePoint||ArcGIS 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.