Quick Change Detection using Layer Blending

One of the capabilities introduced to ArcGIS Pro 2.7 is Layer and Feature Blending. This is something that will be familiar to anyone who has used photo editing software, such as Adobe Photoshop.   Blending presents a variety of new options for visualization, and so Layer blending can be especially useful for displaying raster data and hillshading.  Another possibility is to use blending for quick pass change detection. With blending there is no requirement to perform analysis to…

Creating Elevation Profiles in ArcGIS Pro – Part II

Exploratory 3D Analysis Elevation Profile In our previous blog, we looked at existing methods for creating elevations profiles in ArcGIS Pro. Here, we look at a method new to ArcGIS Pro 2.7 – Exploratory 3D Analysis, which includes the interactive Elevation Profile tool.     Unlike the Ready-To-Use tool, Exploratory Analysis does not use ArcGIS…

Creating Elevation Profiles in ArcGIS Pro – Part I

Elevation profiles were referred to as profile graphs in previous versions of ArcGIS Pro as they were the closest counterpart to elevation profiles in ArcMap. ArcGIS Pro 2.7 has introduced a new Elevation Profiles tool which will be more familiar to ArcMap users. In this and the next blog, we’ll explain the differences between the…

Internet of Things Sensors

Last year we published a series of blogs reporting on some of the work we’d done processing and visualizing point cloud data within ArcGIS Pro to create Digital Twins . One of the reasons for creating these Digital Twins was to provide a base for displaying sensor data – e.g. visualizing temperature levels within different zones.  In this blog we look at how, using relatively cheap consumer electronics,…

Four Reasons to Jump into ArcGIS Pro

It’s been five years since Esri first released ArcGIS Pro, its next generation desktop GIS application. As ArcGIS Pro has matured and gradually reached feature parity with ArcMap, more and more energy companies we work with are migrating to ArcGIS Pro.   This requires effort – understanding what and how to deploy, redeveloping and testing existing ArcMap customisations, reimagining workflows, migrating data, and managing and training staff.   For these reasons, and with budgets and workloads…

Mapping climate change for Kent County Council

  Our changing climate is already affecting us all. Eighteen of the warmest years on record have occurred during the last twenty years. Today’s average temperatures are 1°C higher than they were in the 1960s. Kent County Council commissioned Exprodat to produce a series of map-based data visualisations to show how climate change will affect…