Have you heard about the OGC GeoPackage specification (http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/geopackage)? It is a newly minted OGC spec that defines GeoPackages for exchange and GeoPackage SQLite Extensions for direct use of vector geospatial features and/or tile matrix sets. Esri has actively participated in the spec activity from the very beginning. To this end, we were one of the very early adopters of the specification ( early support even before the spec was approved by OGC membership). Continue reading
The Community Maps Team is taking a road trip across America. The 2014 Community Maps Tour is being scheduled. Members of our team will be making several stops this year to a town near you. We will be conducting Technical … Continue reading
We are excited to announce the 10.2.2 beta release of the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET! This SDK enables developers to build rich, high performance GIS applications for Windows PCs, tablets, and phones. It includes three APIs that support building .NET apps for Windows Desktop, Windows Store, and Windows Phone. The APIs share a common design and structure, which encourages sharing implementation logic across Windows platforms. Continue reading
In this blog I present a Diorama of Player Movement using ArcScene and Esri’s CityEngine Web Viewer. This unique 3D GIS visualization helps better understand the interaction of the spatial and temporal components of optical player tracking data and offers an … Continue reading
The CityEngine 2013 release has some very exciting new features. Here is a quick overview: Create and Share Rule Packages Create a so-called rule package from a CityEngine rule and associated assets such as textures and generic 3D models. Share … Continue reading
Esri’s LAS Optimizer has been updated to include support for parallel decompression. The initial version supported parallel processing when going from LAS to Optimized LAS, but the other direction, going back to LAS, was single threaded. It’s now parallel in both directions. This significantly decreases the time it takes to decompress the files and is worth the update.
A new section entitled ‘The benefit of indexing and rearrangement’ has been added to Evaluating LAS Optimizer. This provides more information about how you can benefit from using Esri’s new Optimized LAS format for your lidar data.
Esri’s content landscape has expanded tremendously. Through sharing content in hosted cloud services, access to a suite of basemaps and topics that describe earth, people, life and urban systems are available to everyone. Esri is building a global community; it … Continue reading
We would like to extend a big thank you to the more that one hundred Community members who responded to the Community Maps membership survey run November-December 2013. Many respondents were especiallygenerous with “longhand” comments and suggestions that we’re still … Continue reading