Maritime Toolbar (MTB) for Esri Users

UK-based OceanWise has developed a Maritime Toolbar (MTB) for ArcMap so maritime users on an Esri platform can take advantage of the functionality previously only available to Cadcorp SIS users. The toolbar includes 31 tools that can support existing workflows and increase productivity - thus improving the return on GIS investment. This new add-in extends the GIS functionality commonly used within the maritime sector to ArcMap 10.1 and above. Benefits of MTB include: Streamlining everyday tasks to improve efficiency Simplified batch processing tools to automate repetitive or large-scale processing Raster processing tools including hill shading, slope analysis, contouring and a... (read more)
2015-10-08 11:02:51

IVS Partners with Geomatics Data Solutions

IVS 3D announced its partnership with Geomatics Data Solutions to provide sales, support, and training to Fledermaus clients located on the western coast of North America. With over 25 years combined experience developing spatial work flows and processing marine and terrestrial survey data, Geomatics Data Solutions provides end to end solutions for their clients.     From the collection of raw data to the final presentation product, their specialties include; GIS (ArcGIS, GeoMedia, MapInfo), CAD (AutoCAD, MicroStation), 3D Point Clouds and XYZ Data, DEM and DTM in various formats, 3D Visualization and Fly-Throughs and Digital Image Mosaics.     (read more)
2009-06-15 03:55:10

Software for Submarine Cable Route Design and Data Management

Fugro Pelagos, USA, has introduced Cable Analyst II, a software solution for designing, engineering and managing submarine cable routes. Cable Analyst II is an extension to Esri’s ArcGIS for Desktop and takes advantage of its rich geospatial functionalities. The solution streamlines the workflow for performing analysis and providing the information needed for designing a submarine cable route.  Cable Analyst II is equipped with capabilities to efficiently populate, manage and track cable databases. The ArcGIS platform opens the door to numerous possibilities for implementing design criteria such as creating custom models and scripts and assessing various layers to study risk, cost... (read more)
2014-01-21 01:45:05

Real-time Maps Transform Forecast Data into Pictures of US River Flows

Esri has released a robust collection of web maps that display NOAA forecast streamflow data for the continental United States. The multiscale web map applications allow users to view forecast water flows in real time at high resolution. The maps interweave NOAA's National Water Model data and Esri's ArcGIS functionality to provide interactive views of current and future water system behaviours. Esri maps the flow of water along 2.7 million stream segments in the US river network. These data-rich maps improve NOAA's ability to meet the needs of emergency responders, reservoir operators, ecosystem professionals, and floodplain managers by providing detailed... (read more)
2016-08-26 10:33:57

Operation Gooseberry Surveyed and Mapped

The entire QPS/IVS 3D suite of software products will be used during Operation Gooseberry (the survey of the British and Canadian D-Day beaches). QPS QINSy hydrographic software will be used for the collection of the survey data from the multibeam system and the magnetometer. Geo-spatial data processing will then be performed by IVS 3D Fledermaus software on the bathymetry data.     Fledermaus will also be used to process the multibeam backscatter data,  for processing the water column data (which will be collected over the wrecks) and to overlay the magnetometer data onto the bathymetry to aid in the search... (read more)
2011-09-12 12:00:00

EMUs Contribute to Understanding of the Ocean

Esri has announced a new way of measuring the ocean: ecological marine units (EMUs). Esri and USGS collected a series of global measurements representing the ocean's physical and chemical properties most likely to drive ecosystem responses. From the millions of measurements taken, 37 physically and chemically distinct volumetric regions, or EMUs, were statistically derived. EMUs differ from existing maps of marine ecoregions since they are globally comprehensive, data-driven and 3D. The primary data source is NOAA's World Ocean Atlas. Built by a public-private partnership led by Esri and the USGS, EMUs provide a standardised, rigorous, and ecologically meaningful set of... (read more)
2016-10-31 08:48:10

Esri Partnering with XPRIZE Foundation to Map the Ocean

Esri and the XPRIZE Foundation are partnering in the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE. The cooperation will help accelerate innovative surveys of the ocean, 95% of which remains unexplored. Esri will donate its ArcGIS Online platform to support the USD7 million XPRIZE competition. Participating teams will compete to develop fast, autonomous deep-sea technologies that can map the seafloor at high resolutions. Competing teams will submit their maps using Esri ArcGIS Online to ensure all participants are judged from a consistent technology platform. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will award a USD1 million bonus prize to incentivise teams to develop... (read more)
2016-09-23 11:11:57

Geography and GIS E-book

Essays on Geography and GIS, the latest offering from the Best Practices series published by geographic information system (GIS) software developer ESRI, is a collection of essays written by many of the top academics in the fields of geography and GIS technology.   Previously published individually in the company's ArcNews magazine, the collection of articles provides insight into the power of spatial thinking. Adds George Dailey, ESRI's K-12 Education Program manager, "This compilation is a blend of articles from authors peering into the intersection of geography and technology and their relevance and importance to our present and future in many... (read more)
2008-10-09 10:19:08

GIS Software for Underwater Survey

Utilising full-motion video (FMV) technology, CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) marine biologists have successfully conducted an underwater biodiversity survey. FMV is defined as digital video with integrated geospatial information (real-time latitude and longitude) and relates the video to other geospatially defined attributes, such as multibeam bathymetry, in space and time. Unlike older technologies where static time and latitude and longitude were ‘burned’ into the digital image, the spatial and temporal information associated with FMV can be accessed by geographic information systems (GIS). The result is a powerful tool for capturing geospatially articulated information from within the video image and rendering... (read more)
2015-07-06 01:31:30

Port of Rotterdam – Innovative Hydrography

ENC Production to the Max
The Port of Rotterdam is a leading global port and by far the largest seaport in Europe. The port is situated in the Rhine delta and with its direct connection to Europe’s largest industrial region, the Ruhr area, it is a key entry point to the European market. Understanding the depths throughout the 40km of the port’s waterways is critical to the day-to-day running of the port. Because the Netherlands Hydrographic Office only produces Electronic Navigation Charts (ENCs) for harbour usage, the port investigated the possibility of producing ‘Berthing’ ENCs containing high-density depth data to support decision-making within the port.... (read more)
2017-09-13 10:30:25
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