World's First Ocean Basemap In ArcGIS

Esri has created and released a new, comprehensive map of the world's oceans and coastal areas. The Ocean Basemap is now available as a cached map service in ArcGIS Online. The first basemap of its kind, the Ocean Basemap is designed to support a variety of maritime GIS applications. Esri's Ocean Basemap greatly expands the ocean content that's currently available in Esri's online basemaps. Traditional basemaps of the ocean have small scales and only include coarse-grained views of features. The Esri Ocean Basemap includes fine-grained bathymetric and altimetric data from coastal areas, where most of the human activity takes place.... (read more)
2011-06-22 10:32:41

ArcGIS Server 10 Geoportal Extension Speeds Data Discovery

Esri expands the power of geoportals with the release of the ArcGIS Server 10 Geoportal extension. The extension allows organisations to quickly set up websites, called geoportals that help them manage and share their geospatial information externally with the public or internally with employees. Geoportals manage resources by registering (storing and cataloging) the resources' metadata. At version 10, the extension provides tools to simplify registering, managing, using, and integrating these resources by introducing server-side resource synchronization, which replaces the harvesting tool and services from earlier versions. Once a resource is registered with the geoportal, the geoportal will monitor the resources... (read more)
2010-09-13 09:16:21

Improved Chart Production and Data Management

Esri, USA, has released a solution to support users in port management, maritime transport, coastal management, offshore energy, nautical chart production, and maritime defence. ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting and ArcGIS for Maritime: Bathymetry are part of the ArcGIS system and enable users to create, manage, and share maritime-related data and metadata. Together, these solutions provide a comprehensive geospatial platform for nautical chart production and bathymetric data management. Timothy Kearns, Maritime Programme Manager, says that in conjunction with Esri partner Quality Positioning Systems (QPS), this solution provides the market with the only end-to-end capability from collecting sensor data to publishing it... (read more)
2012-07-11 03:09:26

GIS-based Oil & Gas Training Course Partnership

Exprodat Consulting has signed a partnership agreement with ESRI UK to provide GIS training courses aimed specifically at the Exploration & Production (E&P) departments of oil and gas companies. Exprodat Consulting blends an offering of oil and gas sector knowledge, geoscience experience and GIS expertise. The company's staff are able to convey key information in a clear, concise and interesting manner that makes their courses fun to attend, as well as informative. Starting in June 2010, ESRI (UK) will host a schedule of courses designed to teach E&P staff how to use ESRI ArcGIS software to meet the specific challenges... (read more)
2010-06-04 10:49:18

New ESRI Charting Solution

ESRI has introduced its new Production Line Tool Set (PLTS) Nautical Charting Solution, which includes data loading, single-click editing, extraction and quality control production tools, as well as a product-specific geodatabase model. PLTS is a collection of software applications built on top of ArcGIS, for high-volume database production, maintenance, quality control, and high-quality cartographic output. The new solution includes PLTS GIS Data ReViewer and Map Production System (MPS), which are quality control and map generation components. PLTS GIS Data ReViewer enables users to maintain data quality throughout a project, and MPS facilitates the production of cartographic products. The solution also... (read more)
2004-02-13 12:00:00

QPS Bundles Esri Technology

Quality Positioning Services (QPS, The Netherlands) has signed an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with Esri, USA, to bundle its QINSy and Fledermaus products with Esri software and provide a complete hydrographic survey, data management and charting solution. QPS will incorporate two of Esri's ArcGIS applications into an end-to-end hydrographic package, QINSy Premium. One application is ArcGIS for Maritime: Bathymetry, which indexes, searches, and models bathymetric data. The other is ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting, which facilitates to capture, maintain, and manage nautical data in a centralised database. The package will also include QINSy hydrographic data acquisition and processing software as... (read more)
2012-11-27 10:49:28

Workflow for Comprehensive Bathymetric Data Management

Interactive Visualization Systems (IVS) 3D has joined ESRI's business partner program. This partnership will benefit organisations with workflows that visualise and analyse bathymetric data for use in the maritime community including the defense, petroleum, environment, and hydrographic sectors.     The two companies are working toward the ability to read and write from IVS 3D's Fledermaus suite of software directly into ESRI's geodatabase, the common data storage and management framework for ArcGIS. Fledermaus will be able to embrace a service-oriented architecture. Added benefits for ArcGIS users include the ability to perform sounding selection and surface modeling to international standards, as... (read more)
2009-06-02 01:59:42

US Army and ESRI to Develop New GIS Technology

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Hydrologic Engineering Center and ESRI will cooperate on developing a new generation of geographic information system (GIS) technology for hydrologic engineering and ecological analysis. The Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC), based in Davis (CA, USA), and ESRI signed a three-year cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) that will focus on adding a geospatial analysis component to HEC's software that analyzes how an ecosystem (i.e., plants, animals, and soil) reacts to water flow, developing terrain models and terrain representation for hydrologic and hydraulic analyses and publishing HEC's modeling techniques with ArcGIS Server. HEC designed a successful... (read more)
2007-04-05 02:24:29

Development of UCSB Ocean Use Application

The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), USA, has officially launched SeaSketch, an ocean planning tool supported by Esri, USA. Conservationists, planners and ocean resource managers are now able to use the GIS application and Esri's ArcGIS Online to plan sustainable ocean use management. Esri's support of the UCSB SeaSketch project is a component of the Esri Ocean GIS Initiative, which allows people to positively impact the future through a deeper, geographic understanding of the ocean. Researchers from the UCSB McClintock Lab designed SeaSketch to study human impacts on the ocean environment and plan responsible resource management. An agency that... (read more)
2012-11-15 08:15:53

Working with GIS Directly from iOS Devices

Esri has released an updated version of its ArcGIS for iOS app. In addition to using the app to discover and explore maps, find places and addresses, and query map layers and data, users can now collect and update geographic information system (GIS) information directly from their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch devices. The app lets users collect, edit, and update features and attribute information while performing field data collection and inspection. The update is available at no cost from the App Store.•Users of the updated ArcGIS app can •Use onboard GPS to collect and update GIS data.•Attach photos and... (read more)
2010-12-10 12:00:00
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