Rajinder Nagi
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Rajinder has more than 16 years of experience in GIS and Remote Sensing. He came to Esri about 12 years ago and has worked with various teams in different capacities. In his current role, he leads the community elevation program at Esri and has wide experience in cartographic visualization, image processing, databases and geo-processing. By virtue of his strong research interest in terrain visualization, Rajinder has developed a multi-directional hillshade (esriurl.com/NextGenHillshade) algorithm to improve terrain visualization in Esri basemaps, which is also available as part of world elevation layers. He has also developed a fusion technique (esriurl.com/NAGIfusion) which maintains details and colors when integrating colored rasters with hillshades. Rajinder holds a Master of Science degree in Geoinformatics from the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), The Netherlands, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban & Regional Planning from GND University, Amritsar, India.

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England & Wales high resolution elevation in Esri World Elevation Services

Recently, an extensive collection of Lidar data of England and Wales was made available by Environment agency of England and Natural R...

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Asia & Australia SRTM 30 m in Esri World Elevation Services

Esri World Elevation Layers  are enhanced with more detailed void-free 1 arc second (~ 30 meters) SRTM data for Asia and Australia. The ...

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AHN2 Netherlands in Esri World Elevation Services

In a country like Netherlands, where about half of its land is less than 1 meter (3.3 ft) above sea level, having detailed and precise e...

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South America & Western Europe SRTM 30 m in Esri World Elevation Services

Esri World Elevation Layers  are enhanced with more detailed void-free 1 arc-second (~ 30 meters) SRTM data (Version 3.0) from NASA for ...

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Enhanced Shuttle Land Elevation Data (SRTM 30 meters) now in Esri World Elevation Services

On September 23, 2014, the White House announced that the highest possible resolution elevation data generated from NASA's Shuttle Ra...

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Introducing Esri’s Next Generation Hillshade

Recently, we released an update to the Esri global collection of multi-scale, multi-resolution and multi-source World Elevation services....

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Introducing Esri’s World Elevation Services

Elevation data supports numerous GIS applications ranging from deriving slope and aspect, stream delineation, cut and fill analysis, vi...

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An alternative to overlaying layer tints on hillshades

By Rajinder Nagi, Esri Cartographic Product Engineer A common cartographic technique is to transparently overlay a colored raster, cal...

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Combining colored and grayshade rasters with high fidelity

By Rajinder Nagi, Esri Cartographic Product Engineer Have you ever noticed when you display a colored raster, such as elevation tints,...

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