Esri Releases Latest Version of ArcGIS Full Motion Video

Redlands, California—Esri released the latest version of ArcGIS Full Motion Video (FMV), a technology designed to work with video from drones, manned aircraft, and stationary video surveillance cameras.

The release of ArcGIS FMV continues to expand the capabilities of ArcGIS as a complete, professional-level platform for managing, sharing, and extracting value from all forms of geospatial data. Imagery has long been one of the most important sources of data in a geographic information system (GIS). As the leading GIS software, ArcGIS provides a complete set of tools for extracting the full value of imagery.

ArcGIS FMV now supports a wider range of video file formats and allows users to display moving video frames on a georeferenced map. The add-in includes rapid report generation to increase information sharing and offers an extensive archive search system that makes it easy to manage and quickly find video files.

“Demand for the ArcGIS FMV add-in has been tremendous because it lets people immediately access and analyze their video data in a geospatial context. This can produce valuable insights,” said Gerald Kinn, Esri’s lead product engineer for imagery.

Updates to ArcGIS FMV coincide with significant growth in the video market, as drones are now abundant, inexpensive, and easy to operate. ArcGIS FMV is especially useful to people in public safety, agriculture, utilities, and emergency management.

“ArcGIS answers market demand for effective analysis tools for live downlink of video from aerial vehicles,” Kinn said. “With ArcGIS, you get a rich set of visualization and analysis tools you can use for single missions, and the functionality to manage and rapidly recall data from a large collection of missions with a variety of sensors.”

Esri will demonstrate ArcGIS FMV at the 2016 Esri Federal GIS Conference, to be held in Washington, DC, February 24–25. At the event, Esri will also release the beta version of Drone2Map for ArcGIS, an app that provides an end-to-end workflow for processing still frame imagery collected by drones, unmanned aerial vehicles, and unmanned aircraft systems. Drone2Map for ArcGIS rapidly produces orthomosaics, point clouds, 3D meshes, and more, in ArcGIS for immediate analysis.

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