Category: Imagery

JS code samples for imagery

Developers Summit

Hey check out these code samples from the imagery team that were presented at the 2015 Developers Summit! You can do stuff like: Model avalanche risk Model flood zones Display flow data using vectors based on magnitude and direction, or … Continue reading

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Improve your scientific analysis with one simple trick!


When we talk about scientific data, the term is kind of a catch-all that really refers to three data formats commonly used in the scientific community: NetCDF, HDF, and GRIB. If a normal raster is a grid where each block … Continue reading

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Proceedings of the 2014 Esri Ocean GIS Forum


Proceedings and videos of the 2014 Esri Ocean GIS Forum are available at: and 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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March Updates to the ArcGIS Online Basemaps


New contributions to the imagery basemap were published last week on ArcGIS Online, covering 3 communities from across the country. Haldimand County, located in southern Ontario on the shores of Lake Erie, contributed their 2010, 20cm resolution imagery. Across the … Continue reading

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Making ‘Landsat on AWS’ Accessible

Unlock Earth's secrets

Amazon has announced the availability of Landsat on Amazon Web Services. Esri is actively participating in this initiative. Under this program, Amazon will host 1 petabyte of Landsat imagery from USGS on the Amazon Web Services Cloud. Esri has created … Continue reading

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Hundreds of urban areas updated in World Imagery basemap


With our most recent release, the World Imagery basemap now contains updated coverage of more than 230 urban areas around the globe. This is our third, and by far the largest, batch of Pléiades imagery released. We released Pléiades imagery … 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:

See: Esri Optimized LAS (zLAS) FAQ

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ArcGIS Full Motion Video 1.2.1 for ArcGIS 10.2 and 10.3


ArcGIS Full Motion Video 1.2.1 for ArcGIS 10.2 and 10.3 is now available for our users to download from My Esri. This release includes the Geoprocessing Tools in the zip file with Full Motion Video.  This Full Motion Video Add-in … Continue reading

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Custom Image Processing 2.0


You can now use Python to create your own raster functions in ArcGIS. Previously, this was done in the .NET framework. Python is more accessible for users and allows you to plug into any of the Python libraries, such as … Continue reading

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Acoustic remote sensing

Usually, when we talk about remote sensing we’re talking about how features reflect energy onto the electromagnetic spectrum. All but one of the public/commercially available satellites currently in orbit use this kind of information. I’m looking at you, GRACE, and your wonderful wobbles.

But there’s other ways to go about measuring and identifying stuff from a distance. Here’s a cool map of the quietest places in the US that was recently published in Science. To create the map, acoustics were measured at many points across the US over sustained periods of time. It looks like that point data was then interpolated (along with ancillart datasets) to create this final map.

Quietest Places Map

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