Since May of this year, when I demonstrated a very early version of the new Insights for ArcGIS product at the Directions LIVE events Esri Australia staged around the country, it has been the topic of many conversations I have had – both internally and with customers.
Everyone is keen to understand where Insights fits in to the ArcGIS platform, and where it sits in relation to other similar products in the broader market.
There’s a buzz about this that I haven’t witnessed for some time in Esri circles, and I’ve got to say – it’s infectious. For me personally, Insights, and the GeoAnalytics Server that is also in the pipeline for ArcGIS 10.5, stand to be highlights of my work over the next year or so.
I’d like to share my early thoughts on Insights, and I hope that leaves you curious enough to find out more. Continue reading
Does your organisation share content through ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Server or Portal for ArcGIS? Ever thought it would be handy to be able to script everyday tasks to better manage your content across your ArcGIS platform?
Whether you want take a weekly snapshot of the data behind a Feature Service used in Collector for ArcGIS, update the data behind one of your web maps, administer your ArcGIS Server, or add a published service to your Portal – all this and a whole lot more has always been possible to script through any language you like. The catch is that hasn’t always been very easy to do, particularly for those of us without coding experience outside of the GIS world. This is where Esri’s open source ArcREST python module comes in.
When the term drone is used it often conjures up images of installations being destroyed by laser guided bombs or unmanned military surveillance aircraft being used to spy on strategic targets. However, the drone of today is more than this. They have come down in price and size. To the extent that we can now purchase a drone or as CASA prefers a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS), down at your local electrical store for a reasonable price.
In September CASA is introducing new regulations around the use of RPAS that make it easier for everyone to fly a RPAS. http://bit.ly/1sNxnt4 These consumer type RPAS will become more prevalent not only in the hobbyist field but also in the commercial field.
Esri is strategically placed to take advantage of this growing market. Recently released Drone2Map for ArcGIS (http://www.esri.com/products/drone2map) takes geolocated images from RPAS and creates professional imagery products for visualisation and analysis in ArcGIS.
Directions LIVE 2016 kicked off in Melbourne on Tuesday 17 May and has just finished up in Canberra. It was a great tour, and it was terrific hearing how so many of you are making use of the technology for your various projects.
I had free rein to talk about five things that I think are powerful features of a portal (a portal being either ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS). I have recorded these sessions into the five separate videos below.
During my Directions LIVE presentation, I wanted to highlight some of the new and interesting functionality in both ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online, specifically around the areas of cartography and map design. Continue reading
So you’ve decide to go beyond the image basemap and extend your image service by adding some functions to your image service. You have NDVI’s, band ratios and band remaps available through your rest end point of your image service. Now how do you make these accessible to the end user?
With the growth of the so-called Internet of Things (IOT), and a data landscape that is getting broader every year with more and more organisations taking up new and varied types of spatial data like LiDAR, real-time streaming feeds, and unstructured Big Data, I hear the question “What do I do with all of this?” come up a lot. Continue reading