Category: Public Safety
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
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.
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.
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
Since Optimized LAS is new on the market people are obviously interested in different ways it compares to other solutions. Optimized LAS has a number of benefits in terms of providing compression, spatial indexing and statistics required for better user … Continue reading
Esri has developed technology to optimize LAS format lidar. The format enables fast and efficient access to LAS structured lidar data and is well suited both to direct in desktop applications use as well as for archiving, storage, cloud based … Continue reading
As 2014 kicks in to high gear, we wanted to take a minute to thank everyone for their participation and feedback in 2013. It’s been really exciting to see the community embrace the ArcGIS for Local Government solution and provide … Continue reading
(Contributed by Mark Romero, Esri Imagery Team, Broomfield, Colorado)
In response to Typhoon Haiyan that struck the Philippines, the US Government has provided access to a vast amount of DigitalGlobe Imagery for humanitarian purposes. This imagery can be accessed for free through the DigitalGlobe FirstLook Premium Service that’s part of ArcGIS Online. The service is constantly updated as imagery becomes available giving users’ access to the latest imagery. The service is easily accessible through ArcGIS Online and be can be used in any Esri client on the web, desktop, or mobile. This blog post outlines the steps to connect to these feeds in ArcMap. It demonstrates the benefits of working with metadata only available through a dynamic image service.
We are pleased to announce the release of the 3D GIS landing page on esri.com. Here you can find in one location: why 3D is important for GIS professionals, an overview of the 3D strengths of the ArcGIS system videos … Continue reading
Has the shutdown of the U.S. Government halted your access to the GIS data you rely on? Is that lack of access affecting your work? Good news, it does not have to. ArcGIS Online has been serving much of that … Continue reading