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ArcMap Multipatch

Calculating Geometry outside ArcGIS Pro

Let’s be clear: this isn’t a stab at the all-new, singing and dancing Esri software. This post is meant to help those who are using the software on a regular basis but finding issues with using the fields with multipatch data. Recently I’ve been working with calculating volumes of buildings that are multipatch data. For...

Server 2016 interface virtualization

Virtualization: the Greatest Tool You Don’t (Currently) Use

This post is dedicated to a good friend, Chris Johnson, who, when we worked together a few years back, introduced me to this cool new word: VIRTUALIZATION. You see, Chris is an IT guru (see: enterprise systems architect)—a friend that every GIS guru should have so that you’ve got someone to pick up the pieces...

QGIS 3D

How to Use the New QGIS 3D

When QGIS revealed that they were going to add a 3D viewer, I was skeptical. Rumors were going around about it being a bolt on functionality and not really being fully adopted. To be perfectly honest, I was put off before there was anything to look at. As screenshots started to appear from Lutra Consulting,...

The Problem with GIS and Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality

Over the last few years, altered realities technology has exploded, and now, with the introduction of Apple’s ARKit and Android’s ARCore, AR, MR, and VR are well within the reach of the non-developer. I can confirm this as I’ve created a few AR apps and MR apps myself over the last few months, with no experience...

Multipurpose GIS with ArcGIS Pro

You can now use point clouds and massive geospatial data with GIS through the web and your desktop with new software. Above: London rendered in 3D with London Underground data. For years, point clouds (lidar, laserscan, and multibeam) have been pretty useless to GIS users. When a GIS user had to analyze the data, often...

GoogleEarth Multipatch

Multipatches, Point Clouds and Meshes

A Guide to 3D GIS Data Formats Moving your GIS to 3D is a daunting task. Not only are there all the vertical issues to take into account, but also a whole new world of jargon, which can, at times, be quite overwhelming. In this post you’ll find a few of the data formats that...