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DigitalGlobe’s Week at Esri International User Conference

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It was a busy and exciting week for DigitalGlobe in San Diego at the Esri International User Conference. The week was filled with speaking engagements, panels and speakers, demonstrations, and a new imagery deal between DigitalGlobe and Esri.

For us, the conference-related events kicked off with our own Jack Hild speaking at the National Mapping Executive Forum on Saturday and then participating on the Future of Imagery panel on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, Esri’s founder Jack Dangermond delivered the morning plenary session, in which he shared his GIS vision as well as announced new Esri products and services. Among the announcements was our new multi-year agreement with Esri, in which Esri licensed the rights for DigitalGlobe’s Global Basemap imagery layer to be integrated into ArcGIS Online. The agreement allows ArcGIS Online users access to an additional 100 million square kilometers of high-quality imagery that spans multiple resolutions.

Our booth featured a full spectrum of product offerings allowing visitors to see how DigitalGlobe’s high-resolution imagery products and services assisted partners’ projects. Specifically, our demonstrations highlighted:

FirstLook: Intterra made FirstLook available in their Situation Analyst (SA) decision support software and highlighted their fire portal project.

Advanced Elevation Series (AES): IDEA created and accessed 3D data in a cloud environment using DigitalGlobe’s content and ArcGIS server products.

Diplomatic Facility Support Package: CACI used this to support the evacuation of citizens by providing current information to identify intermediate staging bases and other areas used for safe haven operations.

Advanced Elevation Series (AES): Esri’s Chile mapping project provided national mapping and GIS solutions for Chile with the help of AES.

Global Basemap: The SI Organization demonstrated ArcGIS Online implementation for the State of Virginia, showcasing Global Basemap online services and information maps derived from WorldView-2 multispectral imagery.

DigitalGlobe imagery: Tomnod crowdsourced insights from world events, such as the recent conflicts in Damascus, Syria.

We also enjoyed meeting and interacting with everyone in the exhibit hall, in panels, and the various socials. Of the events, we especially enjoyed Esri‘s Imagery Social celebrating the 40th anniversary of the USGS Landsat Project.

Thanks to Esri for hosting another great Esri International User Conference and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year.

6 Responses to DigitalGlobe’s Week at Esri International User Conference

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Prinsesa says: December 22, 2012 at 4:34 am

Nice shout out.By the way, I did just implement a neojds based solution which is being used by an agency in South Africa. So they are at least willing to go there in other countries.

Eziekel says: September 15, 2012 at 7:47 am

for your comments! You make some good potnis Jeffrey and I’ll do my best to address them. Only if you and your clients exclusively use ESRI products is it an option. The shapefile is still the defacto standard. The geodatabase is really just a container to hold related spatial data together (whereas a shapefile can only hold one type of spatial data) and really isn’t transfered to clients or vice versa. As for interoperabilty, geodatabases are now compatible with Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access (doesn’t hold spatial information), Oracle, PostgreSQL, and others. they take more effort to create It is true that more thought needs to be put into the design of a geodatabase as it it will store many more pieces of data. However, it when dealing with large amounts of data to begin with, proper design and structure can relieve headaches down the road. Its very similar to setting up a server system for a company. Architecture and design is critical to get what you want out of it. I think the lesson is that ESRI sucks at designing file formats that people like. Although I can appreciate different viewpotnis, I have to disagree with you here. I’m an avid user of KML/KMZ formats as well and both have their disadvantages. Market share alone does not make one format the standard for leading sector of the economy. If there was a better format available, people would be using it. Utltimately though, each format gives different options depending on what you are planning to do.

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