Category: Hydro

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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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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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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Finding Disconnected Features in your Geometric Network

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ArcGIS 10.2.1 introduced a new geoprocessing tool, Find Disconnected Features in Geometric Network (Data Management Tools toolbox –> Geometric Network toolset), that you can use in conjunction with Data Reviewer’s Write to Reviewer Table geoprocessing tool to capture disconnected geometric … Continue reading

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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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Ocean pH Modeled with Latest CMIP5 Data

Assessment Report 5 (AR5) offers opportunities to model the marine environment and its wide range of biophysical ocean variables, improving AR4 ocean model shortcomings (Griffies et al., 2010; Mora et al., 2013). More than 40 variables are available from limited GCM runs, and processing of some biogeochemical models is now available for application through Esri ArcGIS tools and namely SimCLIM for ArcGIS/Marine. The currently available variables include sea surface temperature, net primary productivity of carbon by phytoplankton; and dissolved nitrate concentration a; dissolved oxygen concentration; pH; dissolved phosphate concentration; total alkalinity; dissolved iron concentration; and dissolved silicate concentration, all at the surface. For more information see www.climsystems.com

Posted on behalf of and authored by Dr. Peter Urich, Managing Director of CLIMsystems Ltd. Esri’s Silver Business Partner CLIMsystems Ltd., located in Hamilton, New Zealand, has been exhaustively researching and processing the latest ocean data from the Coupled Model … Continue reading

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Esri’s New Partnership with GEOSS

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This post also appears in Esri Insider. Last update: January 26, 2014. Over the past week we heard quite a bit about the polar vortex (not a new term, by the way) as North America struggles with some of the … 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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Location is fundamental to the water smart grid

Esri recently participated in the 1st Smart Water Grid Conference in Incheon, Korea.  The focus of the conference was the current state of smart grid water technology, the future of the water smart grid and fostering collaboration between key smart grid companies and technologists.  Repeatedly discussion about the water smart grid hinged on the importance of geography and the necessity of a location platform to bring together the various pieces that comprise the smart grid. Continue reading

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