Esri UK Tackles Operational Intelligence

Operational Intelligence (OI) was the topic for a breakfast meeting at a restaurant near the top or London’s iconic Gherkin tower. The hosts were Esri UK, who had invited three of their customers to join a roundtable discussion with a group of journalists. To answer the question ‘What makes OI?’ it seemed a good place to start by first answering ‘What is OI?’ It is the information which underpins the response to planned and unplanned events. As one participant put it, it is a combination of historical data (experience), which can be analysed to find patterns and trends, predictive analytics... (read more)
2017-09-05 01:03:17

Esri Maps Reveal Impacts from Nepal Earthquakes

The 2015 Nepal earthquake (also referred to as the Himalayan earthquake) occurred at 11:56 NST on 25 April with a magnitude of 7.8. Its epicentre was approximately 21 milies east-southeast of Lamjung, Nepal, and its hypocentre was at a depth of approximately 9.3 miles. It is the most powerful disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal–Bihar earthquake. In response to the disaster, Esri has added a range of maps covering different areas of the disaster which can be viewed by following the link Nepal Earthquake Maps gallery. Nepal Earthquake Swipe Map Compare pre- and post-earthquake imagery from Airbus Defence... (read more)
2017-01-11 04:32:46

Esri Joins Group on Earth Observations as Associate Member Organization

Esri has announced its membership of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). The new GEO Associates category allows commercial and nongovernmental entities to apply to join existing member institutions in activities promoting GEO’s goals and ideals. GEO is an intergovernmental organization devoted to advancing the universal accessibility of open data and promoting sustainability resulting from Earth observations. Esri’s new Associate member status acknowledges Esri’s supportive involvement with GEO over the last six years, which has included the development of interoperability between GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems) and ArcGIS Online, allowing global information in open data sites built on... (read more)
2019-09-03 10:26:03

Esri Acquires nFrames to Prioritize 3D Capabilities

Esri has announced its acquisition of nFrames, a German technology company that develops SURE, an industry-leading imagery and Lidar 3D surface reconstruction software. This will enable the fusion of imagery with 3D GIS, allowing nFrames and Esri users to seamlessly capture and analyse 3D data from aerial, drone and ground-based sensors in an automated end-to-end process. SURE scales 3D data creation to large city and countrywide airborne image datasets and projects, while giving professional photogrammetry workflows improved precision, speed, and simplicity on premises or in the cloud. Through this acquisition, Esri gains a robust production engine that transforms imagery and... (read more)
2020-09-10 09:10:15

Esri UK Conference 2015 Showcases Ground-breaking GIS Applications

Esri UK has announced that its 2015 Annual Conference, the biggest ever Esri GIS conference in the UK, will take place at the QEII Conference Centre, London on Tuesday 19 May 2015. With the theme ‘GIS Creating our Future’, the event will showcase how Esri’s ground-breaking new GIS applications are being used by customers in everyday life, from the government to businesses and individuals. Customers and guest speakers will also talk about how GIS is helping them to confront today’s global challenges from pollution and climate change, to population growth and urbanisations. Keynote speakers include Marco Sala, Senior GI Technical... (read more)
2017-01-11 04:27:51

senseFly Brings Drone Education to Esri User Conference

senseFly will showcase the simplicity of integrating drone imagery into current workflows at the Esri User Conference (July 10-14 in San Diego) in a series of workshops designed for surveying, mapping and GIS professionals. As the world’s leading producer of mapping drones and an Esri Silver Partner, senseFly will present the innovative ways in which its drones are being used with Esri’s Drone2Map for ArcGIS software to deliver on-demand high resolution imagery and robust GIS projects. Drone Surveying 101 – Wednesday, July 12 The first of senseFly’s two workshops will be led by Francois Gervaix, surveying project manager, and is... (read more)
2017-06-30 11:46:16

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

Map of Pavement Widths Helps Local Authorities with Social Distancing Plans

Spatial analysis by Esri UK has found that most pavements around the country are less than 3 metres wide, making it difficult for pedestrians to remain 2 metres apart and follow government guidelines for social distancing. Using measurements from Ordnance Survey, Esri UK has created a map of all pavement widths, discovering that only 30% of Great Britain’s pavements are at least 3 metres wide, 36% are between 2-3 metres and 34% are less than 2 metres wide. Esri UK, the mapping and spatial analytics company, has released the new map data for free to help the public sector and other organizations respond to... (read more)
2020-06-10 09:33:47

Mobile Collection App Enables New Era for GIS Data Capture

Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, has announced that the Leica Zeno Mobile data collection app now integrates HxGN SmartNet's post-processing service and Esri’s Geospatial Cloud. The new functionalities allow workforces with limited surveying knowledge to optimize data accuracy and precision in the field and office and enable a seamless data flow to Esri’s GIS products. Thanks to HxGN SmartNet, Zeno delivers high-accuracy RTK positioning. In areas without an internet connection, Zeno Mobile’s new automatic post-processing service means that users do not have to worry whether they have a mobile internet connection. In areas without an internet connection, Zeno Mobile records... (read more)
2019-11-19 09:46:04
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