After its introduction at ESRI’s 2004 EdUC in San Diego, some of you began to tinker with our new cool intro GIS tool “ArcExplorer Java Edition for Education” (or AEJEE, which we pronounce as “edgy”).
With AEJEE, you can create, save, share, and edit projects; classify and symbolize data in custom ways; integrate shapefile and image data; project decimal degree shapefiles on the fly; import XY tables into shapefiles; and incorporate data from ArcIMS delivery sites. You can do this all on both PC and MacOSX platforms. And AEJEE can be installed anywhere for free.
AEJEE is based on ESRI’s “Map Objects Java” technology, and the first version was built using MO Java 2.0. ESRI recently completed MO Java 2.1 and has just re-released AEJEE under MO Java 2.1. We posted the new AEJEE downloads on Monday 31 January 2005. This new version fixes a hiccup and has a number of little tweaks that improve performance. We encourage you to replace your old AEJEE with the newest version, or to begin exploring if you’ve not yet started. You can find the installers at http://www.esri.com/arcexplorer (click “Download”)
The new AEJEE installer includes the same data and projects. You can find an introductory set of 5 lessons at http://www.esri.com/arclessons (click “By Software – ArcExplorer”)
Please explore this resource, feel free to share it with others, and let us know what you think! Note: Java Edition for Education can be installed on a Windows or Macintosh OS 10.x operating system
- http://www.esri.com/k-12 = info on GIS in schools
- http://www.esri.com/communityatlas = special project
- http://www.esri.com/arclessons = GIS Lesson repository
- http://www.esri.com/educ = Ed User Conf = July 23-26, 2005