Recently we conducted a webinar on "Advancing Your Curriculum With the Latest Image and Raster Analysis Tools". We showcased the following tools: Raster Functions Multidimensional Analysis Change Detections Deep Learning with Imagery Following are list of resources for each topic that can be used to further learn about the topic or to adopt them for teaching and research. 1. Raster Functions Analyzing Imagery using Raster Functions (workflow) Get Started with raster functions in ArcGIS Pro (tutorial) Lessons that contain steps in using raster functions: Calculate impervious surfaces from spectral imagery Explore future climate projections Share raster data as an analytical image service Assess hail damage in cornfields with satellite imagery 2. Multidimensional Analysis Analyzing Multidimensional Data (workflow) Perform multidimensional raster analysis in ArcGIS Pro (tutorial) Lessons: Get started with multidimensional multispectral imagery Evaluate Ethiopia’s changing landscape Monitor wind conditions for oil leasing sites Explore and animate geological data with voxels Visualize and explore coral reef habitats with voxels 3. Change Detection Introduction: change detection wizard in ArcGIS Pro 2.7 (video) Lessons: Classify land cover to measure shrinking lakes Assess hail damage in cornfields with satellite imagery Assess burn scars with satellite imagery 4. Deep Learning Deep Learning with Imagery (StoryMap) Pre-Trained AI Models (StoryMap) Using Deep Learning for Feature Extraction and Classification (workflow) Ready-to-use Geospatial Deep Learning models (blog) In addition, following are list of general resources related to imagery and remote sensing: Imagery Workflows: Imagery Workflows – Best practices and links to many resources Educational Resources: Materials to aid the development of university-level curricula Higher Education Guide to Esri E-Learning on Imagery and Remote Sensing Imagery in Action MOOC – starting August 11th Webpages: Imagery and Remote Sensing in Higher Education Imagery & Remote Sensing product page We will keep adding more materials and lessons in the near future. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or need some assistance to use/adopt the above tools/workflows.
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With the vast availability of imagery that is streaming down daily from a variety of sensors, the need for artificial intelligence (AI) to automate feature extraction is increasing. Many use cases are now available, showing the benefit of using this cutting edge of technology. Universities have started incorporating deep learning/AI into their teaching and research. To support, Esri is providing ready-to-use geospatial AI models in the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World. There are currently 20 deep learning models have been made available. The ability to train more than a dozen deep learning models on geospatial datasets and derive information products is available using the ArcGIS API for Python or ArcGIS Pro. Users can also scale up processing using ArcGIS Image Server. Following are a list of resources to get familiar with these ready-to-use deep learning models and how to get started. Ready-to-use Deep Learning Models Ready-to-Use Geospatial Deep Learning Models (blog) Introducing pre-trained geospatial deep learning models (blog) List of ready-to-use deep learning model in ArcGIS Living Atlas of the world Deep learning models in arcgis.learn Building footprint extraction sample (StoryMap) Esri GitHub repo on Deep Learning GeoAI Access to GeoAI resources and examples Community Imagery and Remote Sensing community page on GeoNet Official Imagery and Remote Sensing in Higher Education Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com if you are interested in adopting these deep learning model for your classroom, research, or have any additional questions.
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ArcGIS Enterprise 10.9 is just released. It introduces new features for data management and administration, updates across applications, and enhanced functionality throughout the product. It also launched a new cloud-native deployment option, ArcGIS Enterprise on Kubernetes.
Following are links to blogs and documentation to help you get familiar with the features of this release:
What’s new in ArcGIS Enterprise 10.9
Map Viewer Beta in ArcGIS Enterprise 10.9
Migrating services to the ArcGIS Pro-based runtime in ArcGIS Enterprise 10.9
What's New in ArcGIS Enterprise 10.9: Administrative Reports
ArcGIS Enterprise 10.9 Functionality Matrix
What is ArcGIS Enterprise on Kubernetes
For feedback and questions, feel free to head over to Esri Community questions board or submit your needs on the ArcGIS Enterprise ideas boards.
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We just finished the 1st day of the Esri Imagery and Remote Sensing Educators Summit. We had great lightning talk presentations, and engaging discussions in each working group. Panelists and participants enjoyed sharing knowledge, experience, ideas, current and near-future technology, challenges and of course opportunities moving forward. One common question asked by attendees was in regards to resources for further learning and adoption in teaching and research. Following are the list of resources that we compiled for each working group topic: Working Group 1 - Drones - Drones in Education: Challenges Implementing UAS Technology Resources: UAS tutorials in AmericaView (youtube channel) Teaching with Drones webinar (blog) ArcGIS Drone2Map Introduction Drone processing lessons from Learn ArcGIS: Get started with ArcGIS Drone2Map Estimate water storage capacity with drone imagery Transform drone imagery into a 3D scene Site Scan for ArcGIS Getting Started with Site Scan for ArcGIS Creating Imagery Products with Site Scan for ArcGIS Webinar re: Construction applications Webinar with DJI (new features in Flight app) Free version of Site Scan Flight app Working Group 2 - 3D Imagery - Remote Sensing the Foundation for 3D Capture and Reality Mapping Resources: Digital Twin Getting Started with 3D maps in ArcGIS Online Getting Started with 3D maps in ArcGIS 3D basemaps: New 3D basemaps solution Introduction to 3D basemaps ArcGIS Urban: User stories: Uppsala, Hardeeville, Geneva, Seattle, Boston, Honolulu, Boulder Learn Lesson: Climate Proof a Neighborhood with ArcGIS Urban Learn Lesson: Plan scenarios for future land use NFrame Esri + nFrames Apply for a Research nFrames license Working Group 3 - GEO AI/ML/DL - Recognizing opportunities and challenges utilizing GEO AI for education Resources: GeoAI resources landing page GeoAI application Examples What’s new in GeoAI? Deep learning packages in ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World Geospatial deep learning with arcgis.learn GeoAI and Deep Learning Resources Join GeoAI Community in LinkedIn We will present the results of working groups on the 2nd day of the summit, April 29, 2021. It is not too late to register and join. Day two is also packed with technology updates and other teaching resources. More resources including the recording and presentations will be shared a few weeks after the summit. Attendees will receive an email with the links. Feel free to leave your comments/questions, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for specific questions.
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Hi David, nice to hear from you! According to the roadmap, analysis tools will start to become available in the new Map Viewer at the earliest in Winter 2021. Then more analysis tools will be added gradually afterward. Hope this helps.
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With the upcoming April update of ArcGIS Online, you will see announcements that the new Map Viewer is out of beta and released for general use. The documentation will refer to this as Map Viewer, while the original Map Viewer will be named Map Viewer Classic. It is ready when you are! You have choices to either use the new Map Viewer or keep using Map Viewer Classic, or switch between the two depending on your tasks and preferences. Map Viewer Classic will be available for some time, giving you the ability to get comfortable with the new Map Viewer, and adjust your course materials. Some workflows are not yet available in the new Map Viewer. The latest compatibility guide and functionality matrix, which will be released with the update, can help to give you some guidelines. Capabilities There are many exciting capabilities in the new Map Viewer. To start with, it is modern, runs faster, includes smart mapping tool and advanced symbology, styling and labeling. It supports group layers, chart authoring, enhanced bookmarks, and sketching; which are only available in the new Map Viewer. The Try the new Map Viewer discovery path can help you get started, or watch the recording from Education chat on using the new Map Viewer. Settings As a user, you can choose your primary map viewer from your user settings page. You can change the primary viewer setting whenever you want (in addition to being able to switch back and forth between the two as you work). There is also an organization-wide primary map viewer setting that your ArcGIS Online Administrator can set. Until a primary map viewer is chosen explicitly, the default Map Viewer is Map Viewer Classic for existing organizations. If the organization-wide primary map viewer setting has not been changed to the new Map Viewer, when you open the map section for the first time after the release, you may be prompted with the following messages that: 1. Show option to open the new Map Viewer (or not) 2. If you clicks to open the new Map Viewer, another popup message will appear, informing how to configure which viewer would you like to set in your user settings. To switch/toggle between these two map viewers, the link is available top right above the map. You will have the ability to switch between the map viewers as often as you want. More blogs and documentations will be available soon after the release. As always, reach us at email@example.com if you have questions or concerns.
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The use UAVs, including Drones to capture data are increasing. Universities recognized the demand on the skills and offer the programs for UAV/drone pilot and data processing. We recently brought the topic ”Teaching with Drones” into higher education web meeting, with three speakers: Dr. Wing Cheung; Professor of Geography and the co-founder of the drone technology program at Palomar College; Coordinator of the Geographic Information Science as well as the Environmental Studies programs; Principal Investigator of the NSF funded UAS operations technical education project (UASTEP). In his presentation, he covered: why do drone operations need to know GIS, idea for integrating drone data into GIS classes, impacts on the student careers and lingering challenges. Resources: Program www.palomar.edu/gis/uav Blog https://spatialreserves.wordpress.com/?s=uas Out-of-the-box labs and lessons http://uastep.org/course-outline-palomar/ UASTEP project http://uastep.org Alumni story http://bit.ly/michelleuas (video) Dr. Bo Yang is an Interdisciplinary Post-doctoral Scholar at University of Central Florida and the UAV research lead in the Citizen Science GIS group; currently co-leading with Dr. Timothy Hawthorne an NSF collaborative coastal mapping project for UAV remote sensing and GIS analysis, with the components of public participatory GIS, UAV training, and community outreach. In his presentation, he shared the experience running this research project, and be able to continue the project even during the pandemic Resources: Project Page: https://www.citizensciencegis.org/nsfsmithsoniandrones UAV Mapping (StoryMap) Open access training course Cody Benkelman is a Product Manager on the Imagery Team at Esri; focuses on imagery, lidar, and video, and specifically on 2D and 3D products from drone imagery. In his presentation, he talked about the latest updates on Esri technology in regard to drone data processing that applicable for teaching and research. Resources: Free version of Site Scan Flight app at http://esriurl.com/SSEE ArcGIS Drone2Map Introduction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTB_bM10mSM Drone processing lessons from Learn ArcGIS: Transform drone imagery into a 3D scene Estimate water storage capacity with drone imagery Overview webinar including Site Scan: http://esriurl.com/DroneCollectionsAg032020 Site Scan for ArcGIS Webinar re: Construction applications: https://esriurl.com/SiteScan4AEC Webinar with DJI (new features in Flight app): https://esriurl.com/SiteScanDJIwebinar Ortho Mapping within ArcGIS Pro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wmJmNGBFuc&t=122s The recording and slide decks from this web meeting are now available. Need more information? please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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As ArcGIS Notebooks keep improving across platforms like ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise and ArcGIS Pro, more learning resources becomes available. We’d like to share these new resources so you can incorporate them into your coursework and curriculum. Following are some highlights: ArcGIS Notebooks in the cloud (ArcGIS Online) With the December release of ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Notebooks comes with an improved user experience with a new interface where you can easily: Search for or filter your own notebooks View shared notebooks in your organization View Esri sample notebooks Search to find other notebooks New ArcGIS Notebooks landing page In the same user interface, you can also create new notebooks , and manage currently running notebooks container. Create new notebook interface New Learning materials released In January 2021, the Learn ArcGIS team released a Learn Python with ArcGIS Notebooks learn path. It is intended for students and everyone who would like to learn how to create Python code for data visualization, analysis, and management using ArcGIS Notebooks in ArcGIS Online. This new learn path consists of 8 lessons. The first 3 lessons have been published. The rest will be gradually added in the coming weeks. Hello, Notebook! ArcGIS Notebooks: Terminology, Components, and Shortcuts ArcGIS Notebook Runtimes, Environments, and Packages Understanding Web GIS Using ArcGIS Notebooks Arcpy in ArcGIS Notebooks Smart Mapping with ArcGIS Notebooks Data Visualization with the Spatially Enabled DataFrame Imagery Across the Platform with ArcGIS Notebooks In addition, the learn path Teach with ArcGIS Notebooks was published in 2020 to help Educators incorporating ArcGIS Notebooks for teaching. Feel free to use this in your instruction if it fits your curriculum. ArcGIS Notebook Server The built-in notebook scheduler capability for ArcGIS Notebook Server has been added into ArcGIS Enterprise 10.8.1. Creating Tasks to schedule notebooks allows to automate routine workflows, run data-intensive processes during off-peak usage hours and regularly update datasets. Interface to create a task in ArcGIS Notebook Server Notebook authors can schedule ArcGIS Notebooks for automated execution at a fixed time in the future, either once or on a recurring basis. The same capability is scheduled to be added into ArcGIS Notebooks in ArcGIS Online later this year. Check the What’s new in ArcGIS Notebook Server 10.8.1 doc for more information. ArcGIS Notebooks in ArcGIS Pro ArcGIS Notebooks in ArcGIS Pro gives GIS professionals a place to run Python notebooks in the Jupyter notebook environment within ArcGIS Pro. It was first introduced in the ArcGIS Pro 2.5 release. ArcGIS Notebooks in ArcGIS Pro Now in ArcGIS Pro 2.7, these are the Notebooks enhancements: Collapsible Headings are now supported Autosave is now enabled (every 120 seconds) Notebook commands are now available using keyboard shortcuts, accessible through the mode switch of Esc and visible from the Notebook menus Shell commands were partially enabled at ArcGIS Pro 2.6, but are now fully supported at ArcGIS Pro 2.7 Learning resources: ArcGIS Notebooks Basics - A web course to learn how to use ArcGIS Notebooks in ArcGIS Pro ArcGIS Notebooks in ArcGIS Pro (2.7) on GeoNet – a tutorial and FAQ ArcGIS Pro documentation For complete resources, check out this curated Spatial Data Science in Higher Education landing page.
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Esri Innovation Program conducted a Web meeting on the following subject. Here is the recording and resources:
Topic: ArcGIS Notebooks in Higher Education
November 12: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST (2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST)
Slide decks [esriis-my.sharepoint.com]
Build your own ArcGIS Usage Dashboard (by Peter Knoop)
Clone an ArcGIS Storymap (by Peter Knoop)
Teaching with ArcGIS Notebooks (Learn path by Gregory Brunner)
Tyler Davis – College of William and Mary
Gregory Brunner – Saint Louis University, Data Scientist, Esri
Peter Knoop – University of Michigan
Shannon Kalisky – Product Manager, Esri
ArcGIS Notebooks provides an easy way to combine Python libraries from ArcGIS API for Python, ArcPy, and open-source Python libraries in a single notebook environment, optimized for spatial analysis. Join us to learn how higher education colleagues are incorporating ArcGIS Notebooks into the classroom and get the latest updates from the product development, with plenty of opportunity for questions/discussion.
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Esri Innovation Program (EIP) is regularly conducting web meetings on various topics:
Below are the archives of previous meeting recordings and resources.
Date: October 22: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT (2:00 PM – 3:00 ET)
Topic: New Technology: Kubernetes and Voxel
Link to recording and use the password: u@#dh8ZG
Link to slide decks
Trevor Seaton – ArcGIS Enterprise team, Esri (15 min)
Rob Fletcher – Enterprise App Dev Technology team, Esri (15 min)
Neeti Nayak – Voxel layer team, Esri (15 min)
Description: Kubernetes is an open source container orchestration system for automating computer application deployment, scaling and management. In this meeting, we will learn a couple implementation ideas: Trevor Seaton will introduce the upcoming release of ArcGIS Enterprise in Kubernetes and Rob Fletcher will share his experience in using Kubernetes for a Deep Learning project. Another topic will be presented during this web meeting is Voxel layer, that will be introduced by Neeti Nayak.
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