Tag: World Elevation
ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World provides foundation elevation layers to support your work in 2D and 3D. Over the last couple of years, Esri has been developing World Elevation Services primarily from best authoritative data from open sources and … Continue reading
Esri’s World Elevation – TopoBathy Layer is enhanced with more detailed bathymetry datasets just in time for the Ocean GIS Forum. Let’s dive in for details about each dataset in this release. GEBCO 2014 In this release, the global bathymetry source in … Continue reading
We are excited to integrate Spain’s lidar derived elevation from Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN) into Esri’s World Elevation services (Terrain and TopoBathy). At 5 meters resolution (cell size), this update brings 6 times more details to Spain and a huge quality improvement over SRTM 1 arc sec … Continue reading
The Community Maps Team is taking a road trip across America. The 2014 Community Maps Tour is being scheduled. Members of our team will be making several stops this year to a town near you. We will be conducting Technical … Continue reading
Esri’s content landscape has expanded tremendously. Through sharing content in hosted cloud services, access to a suite of basemaps and topics that describe earth, people, life and urban systems are available to everyone. Esri is building a global community; it … Continue reading
Elevation data is an essential piece of GIS data for hydrologic applications, but it’s big, not always easy to get and for modeling surface water flow requires specialized processing to become useful. Elevation data and services are coming to ArcGIS Online, including some hydro specific capabilities.
World Elevation Services
The World Elevation Services became available for beta testing last fall and will be released at the end of March. There are image services, data download services, and analysis task services available, as well as sample applications. The services are built from a collection of data sources, ranging from less than a meter resolution up to almost 5 kilometers, and includes services of elevation, shaded relief, slope, and aspect. We will continue to add new data as it becomes available. Like other things on ArcGIS Online these services can be used in Desktop and any other Esri clients, and also in other applications via REST or SOAP. http://resources.arcgis.com/content/imagery/10.0/world_elevation
Since you’re reading the Hydro Blog, your obvious thought is, when can I start using elevation web services for water resources applications? You’ll be happy to know we’re working on it. You’ve probably noticed a shift happening in ArcGIS Online and the Resource Centers to more specific application areas, in places like ArcGIS for Local Government and right here for Hydro.