Category: Imagery

Stacking layers of imagery in ArcGIS

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This blog is in response to a comment about how to create a layer stack in ArcGIS. We try really hard at Esri to make imagery management as easy as possible. It’s often an overlooked aspect of image analysis, but … 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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New DigitalGlobe content released in World Imagery basemap

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The ArcGIS Online World Imagery basemap was updated this week with nearly 2TB of high-resolution imagery. This is the first of two updates of DigitalGlobe imagery planned for this year. This new content fills in areas previously not covered or … Continue reading

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Needles in a haystack – finding a plane in the Indian Ocean

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In the weeks following the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 there has been a huge international effort to locate the plane. People keep talking about finding a needle in a haystack; somehow I think the needle is easier to … 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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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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Sharing (functions) is caring

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Last week I showed how you can use functions to identify core urban areas. Building off of that, there are a couple of other things that you can do. One is to use the same logic and map out suburban … 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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Mapping Core Urban Areas with Nighttime Lights

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There are several options to choose from when looking for maps of urban areas; however they are often out of date, especially on a global scale. With the rapid urbanization of the earth’s cities, timeliness is an important component of … Continue reading

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