Maxar Extends Contract with Esri for High-quality Satellite Imagery Mosaics

Maxar Technologies recently signed a three-year contract to continue providing its Vivid and Metro satellite imagery mosaics to Esri’s ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World. This new contract builds upon the long-term partnership between Esri and Maxar and demonstrates Esri’s commitment to providing ArcGIS users with the highest quality satellite imagery foundation available. Esri’s ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World is a collection of geographic information from around the world, including maps, apps and data layers. The World Imagery map of Living Atlas uses Maxar’s Vivid and Metro imagery mosaic products, which include some of the highest resolution, most accurate and visually consistent global... (read more)
2019-07-23 12:44:50

Esri to Use Mobileye Data for Dynamic Edge Mapping

Esri, a global leader in location intelligence, has announced a collaboration with Mobileye, an Intel company and provider of advanced driver-assistance systems software, to bring the advanced data collection capabilities of Mobileye into Esri’s platform as native services. This collaboration will provide Esri customers with the ability to visualize and analyse real-time HD map and location data streaming from sensors on vehicles equipped with Mobileye technology, enabling a new type of living, dynamic map on the Esri platform. Under the agreement, vehicles equipped with Mobileye’s vision system will gather information that will serve as a basis for several new data... (read more)
2019-07-15 10:14:45

Esri Releases 'GIS and the 2020 Census'

Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, has announced the publication of GIS and the 2020 Census: Modernizing Official Statistics. In preparation for the 2020 round of censuses comes a book providing statistical organizations with the most recent methodologies and technological tools to support all stages of the census. GIS and the 2020 Census supports the transformation of countries' censuses with the use of geographic information system (GIS) software and related geospatial technologies to improve data collection, analysis, and dissemination and to enable agencies to build accurate, authoritative, actionable data. Mapping is generally recognized as one of the most crucial activities of a... (read more)
2019-07-08 10:15:12

Esri Releases Integrated Imagery Application ArcGIS Excalibur

Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, has released ArcGIS Excalibur, a focused web application that enables search, discover, and image exploitation for timely intelligence. Traditional imagery workflows that required trained image analysts, are now easily accessible to all analysts with ArcGIS Excalibur. As a next-generation front-end web experience, ArcGIS Excalibur is integrated with ArcGIS Enterprise to improve access, discoverability, and use of imagery of all types to include national and commercial sensors. ArcGIS Excalibur adds new value to imagery specialists as an intuitive application that streamlines structured observation management (SOM) workflows and introduces users to a modernized approach for... (read more)
2019-06-07 10:42:22

Web GIS Improves Lidar Collection Response Time

The LMAP Initiative
The remarkable capabilities of airborne Lidar continue to improve, with scanners now able to emit more than a million pulses every second. Although it has never been easier to acquire high-quality laser data, storing and managing the huge volume of Lidar data collected can prove to be a challenge. Combined with associated metadata such as survey information, environmental conditions and flight lines, data management has now become a critical priority and focus. This article outlines a new initiative called LMAP that provides an automated workflow for uploading and storing Lidar and metadata into GIS. Developed in a partnership between RIEGL of... (read more)
2019-05-21 10:01:13

Getmapping and Esri Announce Partnership

Geospatial solutions company Getmapping has entered into a partnership with Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics technology. Getmapping is a leading provider of aerial photography, Lidar, digital mapping and web-based services across Europe and Africa. Working with carefully selected strategic partners, Getmapping delivers innovative solutions required to meet complex geospatial challenges. Esri provides the world's most powerful mapping and analytics software. Its commitment to helping solve some of the world’s most difficult problems aligns with Getmapping’s own core purpose of creating solutions to the challenges facing our planet, according to the company. The collaboration will integrate Getmapping’s high-resolution 2D... (read more)
2019-05-21 09:04:52

Trimble Announces High-accuracy Field Device for GIS Applications

Trimble has announced a high-performance field computer for its Mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) portfolio – the Trimble TDC150 handheld. Designed for GIS data collection, inspection and management activities, the TDC150 provides users with a rugged solution that has the flexibility of a handheld, a modern interface with open Android operating system, and scalable high-accuracy positioning for professional field workflows. The TDC150 provides advanced Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) capabilities in a durable, ergonomic and lightweight form factor. With a built-in GNSS antenna, the TDC150 is a scalable solution that allows customers to choose their desired accuracy. Easy-to-use and... (read more)
2019-04-17 10:39:10

Maxar Provides NaturalVue and Urban Change Indicator Products to Esri

Maxar Technologies, a global technology innovator powering the new space economy, has announced an agreement to integrate its NaturalVue 2.0 image mosaic and National Urban Change Indicator (NUCI) commercial products into ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World. The operations of DigitalGlobe, SSL and Radiant Solutions were unified under the Maxar brand in February 2019. ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World is the world's foremost collection of maps developed by Esri partners and the Esri user community and is available in ArcGIS Online, Esri's flagship cloud-based geospatial platform. These enhancements will accelerate the speed at which analysts distill actionable intelligence from multiple sources of... (read more)
2019-04-05 10:15:27

Esri Partners with 3LOG Systems for Forest Management Location Intelligence

Esri, a location intelligence company, has announced a partnership with 3LOG Systems, the makers of the preeminent log inventory management solution in the world forestry marketplace. Together, Esri and 3LOG will offer the capability of incorporating log inventory management with spatial analytics technology for a complete log chain-of-custody solution. The ability to track and visualize forestry assets at every point along the supply chain allows natural resource managers to make decisions that are more cost-effective and environmentally sustainable. “We have many of our users asking for a deeper integration with the Esri platform beyond the typical ETL (extract, transform, and load) process. This will allow our architectures... (read more)
2019-03-19 03:57:10

Esri Acquires indoo.rs and Announces ArcGIS Indoors Release

Esri, a location intelligence company, has announced the acquisition of indoo.rs GmbH, a provider of Indoor Positioning System (IPS) technology. The indoo.rs software will become part of Esri's ArcGIS Indoors, a mapping product that enables interactive indoor mapping of corporate facilities, retail and commercial locations, airports, hospitals, event venues, universities, and more. The acquisition will also provide users of Esri's ArcGIS platform with imbedded IPS location services to support indoor mapping and analysis. The indoo.rs headquarters will also serve as an Esri R&D centre based in Vienna, Austria, focused on cutting-edge IPS capability. The capability to accurately map, manage, navigate, and... (read more)
2019-03-13 10:16:33
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