Continuing with his demonstration, Bern Szukalski opened another Explorer map. He explained that one of Explorer's strengths and distinguishing characteristics is that it can use a wide variety of data and Web services directly, in their native formats without the need to convert to another format. He also said that Explorer excelled at being able to use other, non-GIS content, like documents, photos, movies, and more, and place those in a geographic context where they gained additional meaning.
He explained that he had added lots of different kinds of content - GIS Web services, layer packages, local data, streaming videos, and more to his map - and would use those to showcase Explorer 900's new presentation capabilities. He explained that the presentation capabilities were ideal for giving briefings, for educators, and for anyone wanting to communicate geographically. The presentation was started at the click of a button. [...]