Category: 3D GIS

Get started with the Scene Viewer lesson

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In November,  we added an exciting new lesson for the scene viewer that will take you to the coastline of Palm Beach County, Florida. You will travel under the ocean’s surface and interact with coastal protection features currently in place … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Runtime SDK 100.0 has arrived!

Starting today, Runtime developers have new toolsets for developing apps! Esri is pleased to announce that ArcGIS Runtime 100.0, the project also known to many of you as “the quartz release”, is now available! Version 100.0 of the family of ArcGIS Runtime SDKs is the next generation of ArcGIS Runtime technology. This major release introduces a treasure trove of new and revolutionized capabilities, as well as purposefully redesigned APIs from previous releases. Continue reading

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ArcGIS Desktop and VBA Moving Forward

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Recently, Microsoft informed us that they will no longer provide any fixes or troubleshooting for Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).  Given this Microsoft statement, Esri can no longer support distribution of VBA, and so the upcoming ArcGIS Desktop 10.5 … Continue reading

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CityEngine 2016.1 released

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With the CityEngine 2016.1 release, we’ve added many cool new features such as an OpenStreetMap-ready rule set, revised Inspector with faster user interface, and an enhanced Alembic exporter. OpenStreetMap-ready CGA rule We’ve added procedural rules for OpenStreetMap (OSM) buildings. The … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Pro from the Cloud: Azure NV-Series

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The use of virtualization technologies is wide spread in companies of all sizes and nearly all industries.  Cloud-based desktop virtualization that can support high-end graphics applications such as ArcGIS Pro is the new area of focus. Microsoft Azure will soon … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Pro Tips: Thinking About Linking – 2D and 3D Views

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One great advantage of using ArcGIS Pro is the 3D GIS capabilities built into the app. You can visualize your data and see patterns that you might not notice in 2D. Two dimensional maps are what you think of as … Continue reading

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Control vertical exaggeration and image properties in ArcGIS Earth 1.3

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Download ArcGIS Earth 1.3 now! ArcGIS Earth users can now do more with terrain, imagery, and KML in version 1.3, in addition to personalization and authentication improvements. Vertical Exaggeration Control In ArcGIS Earth 1.3, users will now see an on … Continue reading

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BIM-GIS Integration with IFC

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GIS extends the value of digital Building Information Modeling (BIM) design data through visualization and analysis of structures in the context of the natural and built environment.  The integration of BIM and GIS enables deeper insight for better decision making, … Continue reading

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Scene Layers and the I3S specification at work across the ArcGIS Platform

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New capabilities for cross-platform 3D data distribution and visualization Authors: Chris Andrews, Pascal Müller, Johannes Schmid, Tamrat Belayneh, Dragan Petrovic, Sud Menon One of the most exciting developments at the 2016 Esri User Conference was watching the sudden awareness in … Continue reading

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Creating and Using Elevation Layers in ArcGIS Online & ArcGIS Pro

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What is an Elevation Layer? Elevation layers can help with 3D visualizations by creating relief in your 3D scene. Elevation layers are composed of data coming from LIDAR, photogrammetry, spot, or contour sources. The raster elevation model you create from … Continue reading

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