Tag: 3D

Announcing ArcGIS Earth 1.7 Beta Release


ArcGIS Earth 1.7 Beta is now available. ArcGIS Earth is an experience for browsing a variety of spatial data for non-GIS specialists. While online, ArcGIS Earth connects directly to the ArcGIS platform allowing users to leverage the Web GIS pattern, … Continue reading

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2018 Esri Water Conference: An Amazing Experience for All

Jack Dangermond keynotes the 2018 Esri Water Conference

There was a lot of excitement at the 2018 Esri Water Conference. Not just from the attendees, but from Esri staff as well.
Where did this excitement come from? Well, there is always a certain level of anticipation from Esri staff but this year it seemed to buzz even before we arrived in San Diego. The water team had so much to share and Jack Dangermond was part of the team this year! Working to present new technology, providing great demonstrations, selecting amazing presentations from water professionals, and organizing an EXPO full of partners created an excitement that the entire water team felt.

I believe this excitement lasted throughout the conference and was also felt by attendees. The plenary session was packed full of content that challenged our norms and demonstrated how strong our community is. Jack Dangermond showed a passion that is contagious. Who didn’t feel excited after listening to him speak? Kathryn Hallberg, from Yucaipa Valley Water District, impressed us with a presentation and demonstration highlighting their work using drones to capture high resolution imagery and creating 3D representations of their facilities. Technical demonstrations wowed the audience. It was an amazing plenary from start to finish with David LaFrance, Chief Executive Officer of the American Water Works Association, speaking about culture and technology.

During the conference I spent time in presentations, technical sessions, meetings, the Expo and enjoyed being a part of the water community. I talked to many people, some I knew and some I had just met. We had so many amazing conversations!
How can this conference get any better? That’s a tough question that we are working on and hope to be able to deliver next year. Join us in 2019 to build a better conference. Without community, this conference wouldn’t exist.

Thank you to all that were able to come to San Diego.

I know I can speak for the whole team when I say we hope to see you next year!

Christa Campbell
Industry Specialist – Esri Global Water Practice

In case you missed the conference this year, below are 5 Key Takeaways.

1. WebGIS Is the Modern Architecture for Water Utilities – The WebGIS pattern is enabling water utilities to make their work easier, open, and more accessible. Learn how water utilities are improving productivity and efficiency.

2. Integrating ArcGIS with the Internet of Things Enables Geospatial Insights – ArcGIS supports your organization in integrating real-time information from SCADA, AMI, and AVL systems with your IoT solution, enabling geospatial insights. Learn more in this story map.

3. Apps Are Bringing the Power of GIS to Everyone – Sharing your work has never been easier—through field apps, business apps, dashboards, and viewer apps. Learn how your organization can benefit from a complete mobile workflow.

4. Advanced Analytics is Taking Water Utilities to the Next Level – Esri offers a new experience in spatial analytics, using Insights for ArcGIS. Learn how you can create valuable information out of your data.

5. ArcGIS Pro Has Many New Features You Need to Start Using Today – Parity with ArcMap is here. In addition, experience new 3D, analytics, and utility network capabilities. See more ArcGIS Pro features here.

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Airbus WorldDEM4Ortho in Esri 3D elevation services


Elevation surface provides foundational layer for your work in 3D. ArcGIS 3D clients such as ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online Web Scene Viewer, and ArcGIS Earth comes with a default elevation layer – Terrain 3D.  Along with this default elevation layer, ArcGIS Living Atlas … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Runtime SDK 100.2.1 released

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We’re happy to announce that ArcGIS Runtime SDK 100.2.1 has arrived! This is a focused update to the 100.2 major release that happened last December. Focused, meaning it contains just a few enhancements to features that were released in December and … Continue reading

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Scene Layer Performance on ArcGIS Online


You can use 3D object and integrated mesh scene layers based on the OGC® I3S Community Standard to create compelling visualizations directly in your browser. We are using various techniques to make the user experience as smooth as possible on … Continue reading

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Graphic Complexity Index: A descriptor for 3D models in GIS

Models that represent the same real-world object may have vastly different characteristics.

In the last several years, Esri has put significant development into helping users consume, create, explore, analyze, and share 3D GIS data.  Users can automagically grow 3D data from 2D using procedural rules.  Users can sketch their own 3D shapes.  … Continue reading

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Create floors from 3D buildings

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The January 2018 release of the Local Government 3D Basemap solution added the ability to create 3D floor features from existing 3D buildings. 3D floors can be used as input for creating 3D floor units or simply to visualize attributes per … Continue reading

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Working with tens of thousands of features in GeoPlanner for ArcGIS

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Applying GIS tools to urban planning projects sometimes entails working with tens of thousands of features. Determining the number of bus stops in a city, houses in a town, or streets in a county are a few examples. GeoPlanner for … Continue reading

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Check out the ArcGIS Image Analyst extension for ArcGIS Pro!


ArcGIS Image Analyst, a new extension for ArcGIS Pro 2.1, was release in January 2018!  We’ve built the Image Analyst extension to serve the operational needs of image analysts, scientists and photogrammetrists engaged in: Image interpretation, analysis and exploitation Creating … Continue reading

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CityEngine 2017 Highlight Reel

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Just like that, we’re at the end of another great year! In the middle of all the holiday excitement, and counting down to 2018, we’d like to take a second to look back on some of CityEngine’s most exciting moments … Continue reading

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