Over the last couple of posts we’ve covered ArcGIS Explorer at the Petroleum User Group (PUG) Conference and also the Federal User Conference (FedUC). We’re now at GITA, and here’s a quick recap of what was presented at last night’s ESRI dinner reception, and what will be hightlighted in the ESRI booth on the showroom floor.
Once again Explorer’s ability to add a variety of internet content and local data sources was highlighted. For many users this is essential, as many already publish services using ArcIMS and ArcGIS Server, and have wide variety of local data that must be integrated.
The City of Riverside is shown below with a 3D model of a substation. The substation is part of a citywide 3D landscape that was authored in ArcGlobe and published as an ArcGIS Server globe service. Also shown is part of the street scene, showing some of the 3D objects (trees, cars, poles) from the ArcGlobe 3D library, as well as several buildings designed using Sketchup.
Utility assets such as hydrants, poles, pipes, valves, and others can be linked to files like geo-tagged photos shown below. These linked and integrated documents can includes videos, diagrams, work orders, and other files.
A geoprocessing tool was authored that performs network tracing on the electrical network based on a trouble call location, identifying upstream and downstream infrastructure and devices that may be affected.