Category: Oceans & Maritime

Stacking layers of imagery in ArcGIS


This blog is in response to a comment about how to create a layer stack in ArcGIS. We try really hard at Esri to make imagery management as easy as possible. It’s often an overlooked aspect of image analysis, but … Continue reading

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Using OpenLayers to work with REST and OGC services from ArcGIS Server

While the ArcGIS Javascript Api continues to be very popular, many of our users out there are interested in leveraging some of our Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Service implementations using Javascript client libraries from No problem.

The following link ( put together by Kevin Sigwart (Esri) has a nice set of links that provide help for users wanting to leverage OpenLayers against services from an ArcGIS Server. Continue reading

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Support for serving Multi-Dimensional Data using the WMS 1.3 implementation in ArcGIS Server 10.2.1


A Web Map Service (WMS) is a standard protocol for serving georeferenced map images over the Internet that are generated by a map server using data from a GIS database. The first version of the specification was released in 1999. The … Continue reading

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Drought and vegetation monitoring


Remote sensing is incredibly useful for informing us about things that we would have a hard time figuring out on our own, either because of high costs or difficulty accessing remote areas, or the time it would take to survey … Continue reading

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The NSF EarthCube Initiative and Esri’s Role


This post also appears in Esri Insider. Last update: April 1, 2014. With all the recent excitement and good hopes over the White House Climate Data Initiative, and the ongoing progress of the Group on Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), … Continue reading

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Needles in a haystack – finding a plane in the Indian Ocean

plane spotted in near infrared

In the weeks following the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 there has been a huge international effort to locate the plane. People keep talking about finding a needle in a haystack; somehow I think the needle is easier to … Continue reading

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Oceans and 3D are the focus for upcoming Community Maps webinar

Ocean And 3D Basemaps

It is time to announce the speakers for the next installment of the monthly Community Maps webinar.  This time we are thrilled to be joined by two members of the larger Community Maps content team – Caitlyn Raines and Brian … Continue reading

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Data streaming in GIS

Near-real-time (NRT) tracking of the Cosco Boston vessel using exactEarth automatic identification system geospatial web services within the GeoEvent Processor framework.

Posted on behalf of and authored by Graham Stickler, Senior Director Global Marketing, exactEarth Ltd. We are delighted at exactEarth to see Esri’s efforts to advance the management and use of streaming data feeds into the GIS environment, which traditionally … Continue reading

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LAS Optimizer Updated to Perform Faster Decompression

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.

Esri LAS Optimizer: LAS Optimizer
General Information: Esri Introduces Optimized LAS

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An Ocean of Story Maps: Updated

New links have been added to the prior blog post An Ocean of Story Maps. Some of these include web maps and downloads in addition to the “traditional” Esri-style story map. Please feel free to bookmark and return as I will try to keep updating the original blog post throughout the year! There is a lot of wonderful work out there!


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