In case you’ve been asleep or dead for the last week or so 9.3 came out. Actually I was surprised because it didn’t seem that long ago we received a second 9.3 Beta DVD. Anyway, The list of changes are multitude. To hit a quick few….
- Graphic to shapes without all the ArcScripting goodness – 1 click on the drawing toolbar.
- Postgresql/PostGIS support.
- Crash Reports – break it and it reports back to ESRI.
…..of course there are too many to be listed here – but It seems that with this one you have a greater push toward being a better cartographer….or better cartographic tools.
One of the more interesting things with this release is that it represented the sloppiest upgrade ever on my part. Just threw the DVD in and let it go: there were tools to remove 9.2 and then install 9.3. It worked. We didn’t even uninstall some of the added tools like geodatabase designer, arcpad, DNR Garmin, etc, etc…..
I salute the 9.3 release – even if I did discover the crash report functionality because I was able to crash the 9.3 desktop.