Category: Analysis & Geoprocessing

Support for OGC GeoPackage specification in ArcGIS.

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

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Drought and vegetation monitoring

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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

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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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Floodplain delineation using only Arc Hydro models

Floodplain delineation using only Arc Hydro models

By Patrick Bergeron, postdoctoral fellow, INSPQ and Univerisité de Sherbrooke, Canada. Temporal floodplain delineation is an important aspect of many urban and environmental management plans. Water height data, measured under bridges or at gauge stations, are common and usually free. … Continue reading

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Routing Enhancements to ArcGIS Online

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With last week’s update of ArcGIS Online came two specific routing enhancements:  the new “FindRoutes” service available in Desktop, and the new “Route to all Features” option in the ArcGIS.com Map Viewer. FindRoutes Service – Ready-To-Use Services – ArcMap We’ve … Continue reading

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The ArcGIS Predictive Analysis Tools Add-In is available for download

ArcGIS Predictive Analysis Tools Add-In

The ArcGIS Predictive Analysis Tools Add-In is available for download. The ArcGIS Predictive Analysis Tools Add-In is a set of tools used by analysts to build models to predict the location of moving or stationary targets or events. You can … Continue reading

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New Elevation and Hydrologic Analysis Ready-To-Use Services in 10.2.1

Elevation and Hydrologic Analysis Ready-To-Use Services in 10.2.1

by Steve Kopp, Esri Have you ever wanted to draw a viewshed or elevation profile for a location but didn’t have the data? Or needed to know the slope of a road, predominant aspect of a forest plot, or where … 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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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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