TAG: Esri

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

Hurricane Irma prep gets boost from Esri resource catalog

September 8, 2017By
Waze alerts light up Florida highways as people evacuate. (Image: Esri)

Esri has published a Hurricane Irma Resource Catalog in advance of the category 4 hurricane cutting through the Caribbean islands on its path toward Florida. The catalog features read-to-use applications compiled by the Esri Disaster Response Program (EDRP). EDRP is an around-the-clock service that helps with monitoring events online, discovering useful content, augmenting software and obtaining assistance from Esri experts. To see... read more

Esri releases second book on GIS technology

September 7, 2017By

Esri released a new book, “The ArcGIS Book: 10 Big Ideas about Applying The Science of Where,” as well as a companion website. According to Esri, the book provides mapmakers with the know-how and hands-on experience to practice “The Science of Where.” In addition, the accompanying website offers information and interactive education resources needed to use web-based geographic information system... read more

‘Maps Are Alive': Highlights from the Esri UC plenary

July 10, 2017By
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“Maps are alive,” declared Jack Dangermond, Esri founder and president, on the plenary stage at the world’s largest GIS event. The 38th annual Esri User Conference is taking place July 10–14 at the San Diego Convention Center. We are on the cusp of a data and information explosion, Dangermond explained while introducing the conference theme “The Science of Where.” “We... read more

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