ArcGIS Explorer Content Shouldn't Have the Option "Open in ArcGIS Desktop"

Idea created by aanderson@amherst.edu on May 24, 2010
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    Why is ArcGIS.com (and also ArcGIS Online) offering the option "Open in ArcGIS Desktop" for Explorer Maps and Explorer Layers? They don't work in the current release, ArcGIS 9.3.1, so this is going to confuse many users.

     

    Perhaps Explorer content can be opened with ArcGIS 10, but it will be a while before that becomes the majority of use. So in the mean time, I highly recommend that such content have a distinguishable "Open" option, "Open in ArcGIS Explorer".

     

    Thanks,

     

    -- Andy