Category: 3D GIS
Proceedings and videos of the 2014 Esri Ocean GIS Forum are available at: proceedings.esri.com/library/userconf/oceans14 and video.esri.com/series/217/2014-esri-ocean-gis-forum. In addition to the excellent papers, maps, apps, and lightning talks presented by over 100 users, the Forum featured: the exciting announcement of the … Continue reading
A scene allows you to visualize and analyze geographic information in an interactive 3D environment. Using ArcGIS Pro you can author and publish scenes. Scenes can also be authored and viewed using the scene viewer, a built-in ArcGIS Online application. … Continue reading
The zLAS I/O Library is a C++ runtime library that provides API access for reading and writing zLAS as well as converting between zLAS and LAS. It is comprised of a header file documenting the function interfaces, a lib file, and a DLL. Third party developers can use this to add support for zLAS to their applications. The library has an Apache 2.0 license which permits use and redistribution at no cost.
The library is available on GitHub: https://github.com/Esri/esri-zlas-io-library
During the Esri Partner Conference and Developer Summit ArcGIS Pro has been demo’d this week from the Nvidia Test Drive. The Nvidia Test Drive virtual machines are good examples of Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS). In the demos ArcGIS Pro is delivered in a … Continue reading
In ArcGIS Online you can create interactive scenes using the scene viewer. A scene is symbolized 3D geospatial content that includes a multiscale basemap, a collection of 2D and 3D layers, and configurations that allow you to visualize and analyze geographic … Continue reading
by Rajinder Nagi, Lead Community Elevation In a country like Netherlands, where about half of its land is less than 1 meter (3.3 ft) above sea level, having detailed and precise elevation data is vital for applications like flood management, climate … Continue reading
Last week, Esri offered a free online Live Training Seminar, Streamline GIS Workflows with ArcGIS Pro. Several interesting questions were posted on the chat line regarding geoprocessing and spatial analysis in ArcGIS Pro, so I wanted to take a few minutes to answer some of the frequently asked questions. Continue reading
by Rajinder Nagi, Lead Community Elevation Esri World Elevation Layers are enhanced with more detailed void-free 1 arc-second (~ 30 meters) SRTM data (Version 3.0) from NASA for South America, Western Europe, Central America and Caribbean Islands. With this update, … Continue reading
Ready to turn Pro? Get Started with ArcGIS Pro, the new project from Learn ArcGIS, is a great introduction to the software. This online series of lessons walks you step-by-step through the process of both 2D and 3D mapping using … Continue reading
ArcGIS Pro is now available, and it is part of ArcGIS 10.3 for Desktop. This new desktop application includes many of the features and enhancements you’ve been asking for, including multiple layouts, 2D and 3D editing, 64-bit processing, project workflows, better performance, and so much more.
2D and 3D Together
ArcGIS Pro is all about the map, and it is time to re-envision the maps that you make. 2D, printed maps are now only one piece in your total map-making arsenal. With ArcGIS Pro, you can now create 3D maps and globes as interactive scenes to visualize information with a new and more complete perspective. You can also create fully functional web scenes and share them with others through ArcGIS Online.
Modern But Familiar
Although ArcGIS Pro is different from ArcMap, it has a familiar look. The new ribbon interface will help you find the right tools and options as you need them, and the same tools you love will still be available. And don’t forget: You can install ArcGIS Pro on the same machine as any version of ArcMap.
ArcGIS Pro features hundreds of geoprocessing tools, lets you create models with ModelBuilder, and allows you to script workflows with Python. ArcGIS Pro is also a powerful raster and imagery application; use it to perform raster analysis on the fly and work with large lidar datasets in 3D.
You can get started with ArcGIS Pro right away by importing ArcMap documents, scenes, or globes. You’ll still be able to edit your existing data and geodatabases and use many of your ArcMap Python scripts and models. At the initial launch of ArcGIS Pro, you can also work with many popular desktop extensions including Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst, Geostatistical Analyst, Network Analyst, Workflow Manager, and Data Reviewer.
An Integral Part of the Platform
ArcGIS Pro is closely integrated with ArcGIS Online and the rest of the ArcGIS platform. So, with ArcGIS Pro you can author, publish, and view web layers and maps either using your organization’s Portal or ArcGIS Online instance. And you’ll have the power to create web maps directly within ArcGIS Pro. Why is this a big deal? Any web maps you create with ArcGIS Pro can be immediately accessed and used by all the web and mobile apps in the ArcGIS platform, such as Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS and Collector for ArcGIS.
More to Come
We’re just getting started with ArcGIS Pro. You can expect a more rapid release cycle to provide you with additional features and capabilities to support the work you do. We invite you to give ArcGIS a try and let us know what you think. You can submit your suggestions using the ArcGIS Ideas site.
For information on getting started with ArcGIS Pro, visit pro.arcgis.com.