Category: 3D GIS

Visualizing Player Movement in Sport using 3D Web GIS

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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

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CityEngine 2013 key new features

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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

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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.

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General Information: Esri Introduces Optimized LAS

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New section on Indexing added to Evaluating LAS Optimizer

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.

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Adding CityEngine web scenes to your story map map tours

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There’s all sorts of things you can add to your story map map tours, and we’ve covered adding videos and adding websites in previous posts. In this post we’ll venture into the realm of 3D visualization, and outline how you … Continue reading

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Evaluating the LAS Optimizer

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Since Optimized LAS is new on the market people are obviously interested in different ways it compares to other solutions. Optimized LAS has a number of benefits in terms of providing compression, spatial indexing and statistics required for better user … Continue reading

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Proceedings of the Inaugural Esri Ocean GIS Forum

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The first annual, all-comers Esri Ocean GIS Forum, was held November 5-7, 2013, at our headquarters in Redlands, CA. The event was a great success with ~150 attendees, excellent participation from the five sponsors (Oceaneering, ExactEarth, Quality Positioning Services, Amazon … Continue reading

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Esri Introduces Optimized LAS

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Esri has developed technology to optimize LAS format lidar. The format enables fast and efficient access to LAS structured lidar data and is well suited both to direct in desktop applications use as well as for archiving, storage, cloud based … Continue reading

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JFinteraKtive: The assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy

by Nathan Shephard and Kenneth Field

November 22nd 1963. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald while in Dallas, Texas. It’s been 50 years since the cataclysmic event in Dealey Plaza and the fascination, conspiracies and consistent speculation on what happened and why have been ever-present in the intervening years.

Here, we present JFinteraKtive, an interactive 3D Web Scene of the shocking moments that changed the world we live in. 

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Because our World is 3D

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We are pleased to announce the release of the 3D GIS landing page on esri.com. Here you can find in one location: why 3D is important for GIS professionals, an overview of the 3D strengths of the ArcGIS system videos … Continue reading

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