TAG: Esri

6 story maps show how data can illustrate the world

March 15, 2018By
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Story maps combine geographic data with  multimedia to tell a story and present information in a useful, interesting way.  While many story maps are designed for general, non-technical audiences, some story maps can also serve highly specialized audiences. They use the tools of GIS, and often present the results of spatial analysis, but don’t require their users to have any special... read more

Esri FedGIS Conference showcases spatial analytics for government action

March 14, 2018By

Esri will be hosting the 21st annual Esri Federal GIS (FedGIS) Conference March 20-21 at the Walter E. Washington Center in Washington, D.C. All federal government agency workers are invited to join an anticipated audience of 3,000 attendees and share their experience in collaborating, innovating and connecting their work using spatial analytics technology. Esri founder and president Jack Dangermond will discuss how... read more

Blade Runner 2049 special effects powered by Esri CityEngine get Oscar nod

March 1, 2018By
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UPDATE: Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 took home the Oscar for Achievement in Visual Effects on March 4. Visual effects supervisors John Nelson, Paul Lambert, and Richard R. Hoover, plus special effects supervisor Gerd Nefzer, took the stage to accept the award. Framestore, a visual arts studio in Montréal, Québec, has received an Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects made... read more

Esri acquires ClearTerra location data extraction technology

February 23, 2018By
The LocateXT extension for ArcMap is used to extract locations from unstructured data (messages, reports, briefings) into a geodatabase feature class. (Image: ClearTerra)

New Capabilities Provide Support for Unstructured Data in the ArcGIS Platform Spatial analytics company Esri has acquired technology from ClearTerra, a company that offers geospatial and activity-based intelligence tools. The acquisition will provide ArcGIS platform users the ability to easily discover and extract geographic coordinates from unstructured textual data like emails, briefings and reports, instantly generating intelligent map-based information. This capability will make... read more

Esri releases Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS to manage events in real time

February 7, 2018By
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Esri has released a new web browser application, allowing users to create reporting dashboards that use charts, gauges, maps and other visual elements to reflect the status and performance of people, services, assets and events in real time. Using dynamic dashboards through Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS, organizations of all types — from emergency operations centers to public utilities — can... read more

Esri workbook teaches top 20 GIS skills

January 31, 2018By
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Esri, the spatial analytics company, has published The GIS 20: Essential Skills, Third Edition, a book designed to quickly prepare those who need to use a geographic information system (GIS). The GIS 20 is aimed at readers who are new to or unfamiliar with GIS, such as a professional interested in using the technology on the job to conduct analysis and... read more

Esri releases complete utility GIS platform

January 31, 2018By
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New utility network management extension combines advanced system of record with location-based analytics. Esri, the geographic information system (GIS) technology and spatial analytics company, is releasing advanced network capabilities for utilities as part of the company’s ArcGIS platform. The ArcGIS Utility Network Management extension, which delivers the new utility network, lets users create, manage and share complete data about networks... read more

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“Scariest commute of my life”: California wildfires erupt

December 6, 2017By
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Two fires erupted Monday in Southern California, fueled by strong Santa Ana winds. The Thomas fire in Ventura County started Monday night and has burned 45,000 acres and destroyed more than 150 structures. The Creek fire is burning near Sylmar and has prompted officials to evacuate more than 8,000 homes. Now a dramatic new wildfire erupted in Los Angeles early... read more

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Esri joins with Airbus on global intelligence enterprise agreement

November 30, 2017By

Esri has entered into an enterprise agreement with the intelligence program line of Airbus Defence and Space. With this new agreement in place, the core GIS will be expanded to meet Airbus’s pivotal mission of using creativity and innovation to address the massive economic, social, and environmental challenges our planet faces. The enterprise agreement is global in nature and includes all... read more

Esri book details Native American perspective on GIS

October 25, 2017By

A new book from Esri, “Tribal GIS: Supporting Native American Decision-Making,” tells the stories of how Native American tribes use geographic information system (GIS) technology to help manage and govern their sovereign nations. According to Esri, the book, in its second edition, details how dozens of tribal governments have used GIS for a number of projects, including conserving and protecting... read more