Category: 3D GIS

Living Atlas of the World Updates Improve the World Topographic Map

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ArcGIS Online has been refreshed with new and updated content to Esri’s Basemaps. The user community has improved the World Topographic Map. We appreciate our users and partners who are supporting the Living Atlas of the World by contributing useful information and applying this content to enhance their … Continue reading

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ArcGIS 10.3.1 Brings Smart Mapping and 3D Content Sharing to ArcGIS for Server

A 3D web scene can be viewed in a browser using the scene viewer in either ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS.

Smart Mapping Smart mapping is an innovative approach for creating maps that has been available through ArcGIS Online since March 2015. With ArcGIS 10.3.1, this capability is now also available in the map viewer of Portal for ArcGIS (included with ArcGIS for … Continue reading

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Updates to the Living Atlas of the World Improve the World Topographic Map

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ArcGIS Online has been refreshed with new and updated content to Esri’s Basemaps. The user community has improved the World Topographic Map by adding new content for Berlin, Germany and new and updated content for cities, counties, national parks and universities in the United States. We … Continue reading

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CityEngine 2015.0 released!

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If you haven’t heard the exciting news yet, Esri CityEngine 2015.0 released in April and is available for download from the customer care portal.  The new release includes dynamic new features and enhancements: Introducing ‘Procedural Handles’ for a unique and intuitive … Continue reading

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Let your maps live in 3D!

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Wish you could see your maps in 3D? Only one problem. No 3D data. Well that’s not a problem with the scene viewer. The built-in scene viewer on ArcGIS Online, has all the tools necessary to change your 2D maps … Continue reading

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Esri and the Science Community: The Year Ahead

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From the Esri Insider blog post Science at Esri continues to be an exciting initiative where we are concerned with supporting both basic and applied science, while also recognizing that there are many major themes of compelling interest to society … Continue reading

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Proceedings of the 2014 Esri Ocean GIS Forum

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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

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Using 3D web scenes in Story Maps

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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

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Esri Optimized LAS (zLAS) I/O Runtime Library is Now Available

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

See: Esri Optimized LAS (zLAS) FAQ

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ArcGIS Pro in DaaS

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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

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