Category: 3D GIS

Drone2Map for ArcGIS Beta is Open


We are pleased to announce the beta of Drone2Map for ArcGIS is available from the Early Adopter Community. With Drone2Map, you have the power to take imagery direct from a drone and create stunning imagery products the same day it … Continue reading

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(Updated) 3D Content in ArcGIS Earth (part deux)

This post was originally published as a blog around the ArcGIS Earth 1.0 Beta release.  All of the services that were published then, continue to work for ArcGIS Earth 1.1 and beyond.  If you haven’t downloaded Earth yet, you can get ArcGIS Earth here.
Update 4/25/2016: Added New York City and Washington DC open data untextured buildings.  NYC has over 1,000,000 buildings!

Last year I published a brief article and video on adding content into ArcGIS Earth. It turns out that I forgot one of the most important items… the list of services that we publish through ArcGIS Online that you can use!

San Francisco KML and Pictometry data in Earth

Mixing a little San Francisco KML and Pictometry scene layer data in Earth

Here are some example services that will work in ArcGIS Earth. You can drag-and-drop, add by URL, or even find them in the Online search (though we have a couple of issues we’re fixing to make that easier). Continue reading

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View KML Timesliders and more OGC data in ArcGIS Earth 1.1

ArcGIS Earth 1.1 animation using NOAA Ocean Current KML

Our intent with the initial ArcGIS Earth 1.0 release was to demonstrate and validate that we could produce a lightweight, easy-to-use experience that would be usable by non-GIS stakeholders in large organizations.  So far, the feedback is that the experience … Continue reading

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Increasing interest in the fusion of GIS and BIM

Authors: Don Kuehne, Chris Andrews

The Esri platform provides the means to make better decisions throughout infrastructure and building asset life cycles within the context of the built and natural environments in which we live.  Our users are increasingly asking us about the ability to merge GIS data with design and construction data, often simply called BIM data, as global rates of urbanization, infrastructure renovation, and habitat management increase. Continue reading

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Scene Viewer Tip: Create a local scene with scene layers


Throughout 2016, we will be presenting a series of scene viewer tips and tricks. We hope these posts will help you work more efficiently, produce better 3D visualizations, and really harness the power of your 2D and 3D data with the … Continue reading

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World Imagery Adds New and Updated Community Contributions


The most recent Imagery basemap updates added five brand new Community Map contributions and seven updated or expanded community contributions. These contributions help enhance content in the Living Atlas of the World. See information below about becoming part of this community. Most … Continue reading

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Esri News for the Living Atlas Community


With the help of our user community and partners, Esri is curating an immense and rapidly growing collection of ready-to-use maps, imagery, and geo-referenced data for the world. This online collection of authoritative content, together with the new Web GIS … Continue reading

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Point Based Service access with ArcGIS Earth

What3Words in Rome

In honor of the Esri Developers Summit going on right now in Palm Springs, California, I thought that I’d provide a quick look at a hidden capability in ArcGIS Earth 1.0 that allows a developer to enable end users to … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Pro in Mac OS X


ArcGIS for Desktop has been developed for Windows Operating systems, but there are many users out there running ArcGIS Desktop on Macs. Two options are available.  The user can install Windows in Boot Camp, a native feature of the Apple … Continue reading

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Animation with the ArcGIS Pro 1.2 SDK: The Millennium Force Coaster at Cedar Point


3D GIS animation is an exciting capability of ArcGIS Pro, and now even more so with expanded functionality with the Pro 1.2 SDK for .NET. There is already a rich set of animation features you can leverage directly from the … Continue reading

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