Esri Supports Japan Response

In response to the devastating Japan earthquake and tsunami, Esri (USA) is providing assistance to a myriad of organisations involved in the disaster response. The company is working closely with both domestic and international agencies to provide on-site personnel, geographic information system (GIS) software expertise, and project services. Esri is also providing organisations with software, data, imagery, and technical support. Russ Johnson, director of public safety solutions for Esri, says that the full emergency operational procedures have been deployed to assist. Esri is providing response agencies with resources that can make a difference in saving lives and minimising damage. GIS... (read more)
2011-03-14 09:13:39

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

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

Esri Joins World Ocean Council

Esri has joined the ocean business alliance, World Ocean Council (WOC), and will support its international initiatives for sustainable development and conservation of the ocean. Esri chief scientist Dawn Wright will share her geospatial expertise with WOC's Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP) and Ocean Science working groups. WOC members are oil and gas, seafloor mining, shipping, fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, and offshore renewables companies. Esri is leading the way for information technology participation in WOC. WOC develops and implements programmes that improve the science, data and maps needed to address the challenges of sustainable ocean use. For example, WOC helps... (read more)
2012-07-26 03:53:17

ESRI Mapping Center Improving Maps

ESRI has launched Mapping Center, a new website that helps users learn about cartographic concepts and best practices for mapmaking with ArcGIS. The site is designed to provide quick answers to mapmaking problems. Site visitors will find information and sample maps displaying a wide variety of cartographic techniques and effects along with tips and instructions on how to reproduce the featured effects on their own maps.   The application aims to encourage ArcGIS users to employ the same concepts when using geographic information system software that professional cartographers do when making maps. ESRI thus identifies and supports members of the... (read more)
2007-07-10 12:00:00

Esri to Strengthen Ocean GIS

Ocean scientist, geographer, and geographic information system (GIS) author Dawn J. Wright will join Esri as its chief scientist on 3rd October 2011. She will help formulate and advance the intellectual agenda for the environmental, conservation, climate, and ocean sciences aspect of Esri's work while also representing Esri to the national/international scientific community. A notable authority in geographic information science, Wright has for the past sixteen years teamed with scientists worldwide who use GIS to map and analyse terrains, ecosystems, and habitat. She combines her expertise as a geographer and GIS user to map the seafloor; design geospatial solutions for... (read more)
2011-06-17 09:47:22

Esri Geoportal Extension to Become Open Source

The Geoportal Extension is to become a Free and Open Source solution from Esri. Despite code documentation and samples as included on the Geoportal Resource Center, implementers of the Geoportal Extension have continued asking for source code access to support integration with content management systems, map viewers, desktop etc. The Geoportal Extension will be released under one of the variants of the Creative Commons open source license and will include elements like:•Geoportal Web application•OGC CSW 2.0.2 catalog service with OGCCORE and ISO Application Profile support•INSPIRE compliant discovery service•Extensible FGDC, ISO, DC metadata support•Configurable search engine including spatial ranking algorithm•Federated searches... (read more)
2010-09-08 02:46:25

AAG Presidential Award for Esri Scientist

Esri chief scientist Dawn J. Wright, PhD, has received the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Presidential Achievement Award. Presented at the AAG annual meeting on 28th February 2012, the award recognises Wright's outstanding work as a scientist, researcher, author and advocate for marine conservation, and her contributions to geographic science. AAG president Audrey L. Kobayashi said that Wright's work to build geospatial technology standards for ocean mapping has enabled the scientific community to share information and collaborate on research projects. She has championed geographic information systems for marine research that are laying the groundwork for more sustainable ocean resources policies.... (read more)
2012-03-02 12:00:00

Fledermaus Mid-Water Visualisation and ESRI Integration

Fledermaus Version 7 will improve integration with ESRI. This workflow with the ESRI Arc integration is to eliminate the need to export or import between the two platforms. Particular interest and discussions surrounded the Fledermaus mid-water visualisation tools to be released.  Moe Doucet, Chief Systems Architect for IVS 3D, reflected on the response and feedback from the AGU meeting where the improvements were presented and discussed with users first. "This type of direct interaction with our users is crucial in our development process. We came away with insights into workflow challenges that will help our team to continue to develop... (read more)
2010-02-01 11:08:54
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