Turning Seismic Data into a Voxel Layer in ArcGIS Pro

In order to help exploration geoscientists better visualise key 3D seismic data within GIS, we recently experimented with importing seismic data into a voxel data cube for viewing in an ArcGIS Pro 3D scene.   A voxel layer represents multidimensional spatial and temporal information in a 3D volumetric visualization. For example, think of a room. Imagine the room divided up into points, each, say, one metre apart. Every point will…

Using drone video data in the ArcGIS platform

A lot of video recording devices (dash cams, drones and action cameras such as GoPro) now also record a range of metadata along with the video file, such as spatial information that we can use to locate the video and incorporate it into a Geographic Information System, or GIS.  In this blog series we’re sharing our progress on an…

Using ‘Dash Cam’ Video Data in the ArcGIS platform

A lot of video recording devices (dash cams, drones and action cameras such as GoPro) now also record a range of metadata along with the video file, such as spatial information that we can use to locate the video and incorporate it into a Geographic Information System, or GIS.   In this blog series we share an innovation project that looks at using video data captured by a variety of devices within the ArcGIS platform.   In this first blog post we will look at videos from a dash cam device. We will first look at…

Mapping Rail Freight Routes

Exprodat’s parent company Getech recently announced its acquisition of H2Green, which is building a network of production, storage and refuelling infrastructure to service the emergent hydrogen economy. Over the past 6 months, we applied our geospatial skills to help H2 Green identify strategic locations to service future hydrogen demand. One of the many strands in…

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…