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This month the Esri Defense team launched a series of ArcGIS for the Military GitHub Repositiories to share source code for our web, desktop, and mobile applications. For those that aren’t familiar with GitHub, it is a code sharing and … Continue reading
Esri has compiled and uploaded a Scanned Map Template to ArcGIS.com. The Scanned Maps Template is designed to teach you how to add military scanned map data in CADRG/ECRG format to mosaic datasets.
The Query Analysis Add-In is available for download. At 10.1, the Query Analysis Add-In expands support for rasters to include building complex queries over multiple single-band rasters. The Query Analysis Add-In is designed to rapidly create a query that consists … Continue reading
The ArcGIS Full Motion Video Add-In is now available as a download from the Esri Customer Care Portal [https://customers.esri.com]. To get the software and a license, log in and click Software Download. Click ArcGIS 10.1 Full Motion Video 1.0. For … Continue reading
The Squad Leader app is a new ArcGIS app for Android smartphones and tablets. It is designed to enhance situational awareness for platoon and squad-sized units during operations. The app allows a soldier to submit and read reports, drop virtual … Continue reading
The Esri ArcGIS For the Military (AFM) resources and framework were featured in a new article, Framework for Synergy, in the Geospatial Intelligence Forum (volume 10, issue 5).
The ArcGIS Full Motion Video 1.0 Add-In (for ArcGIS 10 and for ArcGIS 10.1) is available for download from Arcgis.com. This Add-In allows you to play live streams of video or video files in your map. Frames from the video … Continue reading
Imagery Analysts frequently have to measure features and determine their height. At ArcGIS 10.1, the Image Analysis window provides tools that give you the ability to take measurements of building heights directly from imagery. The process of making such measurements on imagery is referred to as mensuration. Mensuration tools apply geometric rules to find the length of lines, surface areas, or volumes using information obtained from lines and angles. Mensuration can include measuring the height and absolute location of features. Any georeferenced raster dataset can provide distance, area, point, and centroid location. Height measurements can be obtained when the sensor model is known. Sun angle information is required for measurements using shadows, while 3D measurements require a DEM.
This image shows how you could use the Base to Shadow tool to find the height of a building. The height is calculated by selecting a point at the base of the building and the corresponding point at the top of the shadow. For more information on the Mensuration tools and how to use them, see the ArcGIS Online Help.
Contributed by Natalie Campos.
The Observation Post template for ArcGIS 10.0 is available for download from Arcgis.com.
This Esri Defense template is designed to help you create an Observation Post (OP) plan for an infantry company based unit in stability operations. The template contains features typically used in developing a deliberate OP layout plan for a unit conducting stability operations, including: point features that represent vegetation, fire equipment, ground surveillance radar, bushes and trees, an OP tower, and an HLZ location; line features that represent such things as fences, obstacles, roads, power lines, cliffs, protective fences, ditches, berms and walls, and fighting positions; and polygon features that represent outside storage areas for ammunition, fuel, and a dump area, as well living area, mess hall, command bunker, latrine, and shower. You can add new features to represent other objects as needed.
The downloadable map package contains a finished example map, a map template, and feature templates.