Med 9.4 kan du få direkte adgang til dine native spatiale data via din iPhone ...
With 9.4 you'll get direct access to your native spatial data via your iPhone ...
Q: Will ESRI support the iPhone?
Yes, we will support the iPhone as a mobile platform to get maps from ArcGIS Server and do queries and edits on data from ArcGIS Server. We plan on releasing an application for the iPhone later this year and then adding additional capability as part of our 9.4 release. In addition developers can build their own solutions for the iPhone using the REST APIs available from ArcGIS Server. [...]
At 9.4, ArcGIS introduces new functionality called “query layers” to allow users to directly access spatial type data stored in a database that is not a geodatabase. Query layers allow users to use a SQL query to access spatial type data and create a new (read-only) layer in ArcMap. This layer will allow users to map, query, and analyze data from spatially enabled databases such as SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, DB2, or Informix without registering the spatial information in a geodatabase or installing and configuring ArcSDE.Additionally, geodatabase users who store their spatial information in spatial types can use this functionality to work with their data using complex SQL queries. [...]
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