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The comprehensive YouTube video is out for your perusal, and our help is now available at your fingertips!

When you have limited, non-administrative privileges to the Defense Mapping installation folder, the Unpack Product Files geoprocessing tool in the Utilities toolset allows you to use Defense Mapping tools that require access to the installed product files.

Thus copying and extracting selected product files to the path provided, by you. 


Read more about this tool here.

The ArcNews Dutch Kadaster GIS Hero story, Page 17, Summer edition.


The success truly goes to the Dutch Kadaster Innovation team under Ben Bruns.

In addition - Kudos to @Bas Bijtelaar @Mark Herbold @Jan Willem van Eck @Niels van der Vaart @Jeroen van Winden @Joris Bak @Ed van Ingen @Nick Land for successfully managing the innovative relationship with Dutch Kadaster (and getting another EA renewed this month!).


A special recognition goes to the years of work by @David Watkins for Product Management, @Clint Loveman and ESPECIALLY @Amber Bethell for her extraordinary work to make Automation of Multi Resolution Geospatial Production (multi-scale mapping) with generalization possible.


This was supported by the PS leadership of @Brian Cross @Daryl Smith @Greg Pleiss and @John Grammer. 


@Marc Olivier Briat @Edie Punt @Craig Williams@Dan Lee and others who did the early work of developing the generalization tools that are the foundation of this work.


There are many other people that worked with @Amber Bethell to make the Multi Resolution Geospatial Production modeling, geoprocessing tools and parallel processing work that Amber did with Kadaster to be successful. Please forward this to them and my apologies for missing them.


Lastly, I want to recognize Paul Hardy (now retired from Esri) and John van Smaalen, formerly of Esri-NL, who enabled Dutch Kadaster in this vision in the early days. 


@Citabria Stevens did a great job focusing on the innovation of Dutch Kadaster and particularly Ben Bruns who insisted the GIS Hero article focus on his team and not him, but all of you had a part to play in it. We can all be proud that Multi Resolution Geospatial Production powered by Esri is absolutely changing our national mapping and geospatial authority customers in a very positive and profound way.


Well done!





*text inspired by Mark Cygan's post

Agenda for Esri Defense Mapping and Esri Production Mapping sessions:


Automated Topographic Data Processing 

Tuesday, July 10, 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

SDCC - Demo Theater 02


Topographic Map Production: An Introduction

Tuesday, July 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

SDCC - Room 30 B

Automated Topographic Map Production 

Tuesday, July 10, 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

SDCC - Demo Theater 02


MGCP and Topographic Production Special Interest Group (SIG)

Wednesday, July 11, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

SDCC - Room 27 B


ArcGIS Server Extensions: Configuring Product-on-Demand for Topographic Map Production

Thursday, July 12, 8:30 am - 9:30 am

SDCC - Room 02


Esri Production Mapping: Advanced Cartography 

Thursday, July 12, 8:30 am - 9:30 am

SDCC - Room 30 A


Tools for Improving Data and Map Production: An Introduction

Thursday, July 12, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

SDCC - Room 04


Topographic Data Generalization for Multi-Scale Mapping

Thursday, July 12, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

SDCC - Room 04


Esri Defense Mapping: Cartographic Map Production

Thursday, July 12, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

SDCC - Room 31 B


Esri UC 2018 Agenda