3D Visualization & Analytics

Dive into the world of 3D at the 2017 Esri UC

Download the 3D GIS Events & Activities flier to help pick out sessions specific to your area of interest. 

Our world is 3D – and 3D is the common visual and analytical experience for tomorrow’s GIS. Next month at the 2017 Esri User Conference in San Diego (July 11th-14th), connect with 3D GIS experts to learn about the latest 3D GIS software and experience how Esri’s 3D GIS technology has transformed the way 3D information can be managed, utilized, and integrated with your enterprise GIS. 3D is a core GIS capability that’s easier than ever to integrate into your current workflows.

At the 2017 Esri UC, visit the 3D GIS Showcase where you can:

The 3D GIS Showcase will be open:

Tuesday, July 11th           9:00 am–6:00 pm

Wednesday, July 12th      9:00 am–6:00 pm

Thursday, July 13th          9:00 am–1:30 pm

Ground Level Exhibit Hall B, SDCC

Also, be sure to check out theater sessions to dive deep into 3D and see how it’s all done. Esri staff will demonstrate the latest in 3D technology, from CityEngine to Web Scenes, and provide the audience with great tips & tricks to implement into your current GIS workflows. The sessions highlighted below provide a complete overview of all things 3D at the 2017 Esri UC.

3D GIS Demo Theater 13

Tuesday, July 11th
9:30 am Authoring 3D Scenes in ArcGIS Pro
10:30 am ArcGIS Pro and CityEngine: Advanced Topic
11:30 am A Quick Introduction to CityEngine
12:30 pm 3D Basemaps: An Introduction
1:30 pm ArcGIS Earth: An Introduction
2:30 pm Creating and Sharing Awesome 3D Web Scenes
3:30 pm ArcGIS Pro: 3D Zoning and Development Capacity Analysis
4:30 pm 3D Web Apps for Community Engagement
5:30 pm Hands on with VR and AR
Wednesday, July 12th
9:30 am ArcGIS Earth: An Introduction
10:30 am ArcGIS Pro: New 3D Multipatch Editing
11:30 am Refining 3D Buildings Extracted from LiDAR
12:30 pm Point Clouds and 3D Mesh
1:30pm ArcGIS Pro: 3D Tips and Tricks
2:30 pm A 3D GIS Strategy for Integrated Urban Planning
3:30 pm Review Proposed Development
4:30 pm BIM and GIS: An Introduction
5:30 pm VR with ArcGIS
Thursday, July 13th
9:30 am 3D Enable Your Campus and Workplace
10:30 am ArcGIS Pro – How To Set Up My Project Correctly for 3D Editing?
11:30 am ArcGIS Earth for Enterprises
12:30 pm Hands on with VR and AR

Developer Demo Theater 11

Wednesday, July 12th
9:30 am ArcGIS Runtime: Building 3D Apps
Thursday, July 13th
11:30 am ArcGIS Runtime: Building 3D Apps

Esri Showcase

Tuesday, July 11th  
 9:30 am 3D GIS in Virtual Reality Sustainable World Theaterette
10:30 am 3D Facilities – Geodesign Envisioning Center 2
1:30 pm 3D Facilities – Geodesign Envisioning Center 2
Wednesday, July 12th
11:30 am 3D Facilities – Geodesign Envisioning Center 2

Tech Theaters Exhibit Hall A

Tuesday, July 11th
10:00 am ArcGIS Pro: New 3D Multipatch Editing Tech Theater 18, Exhibit Hall A
3:00 pm ArcGIS Pro: New 3D Multipatch Editing Tech Theater 17, Exhibit Hall A
4:00 pm 3D Across the ArcGIS Platform Tech Theater 17, Exhibit Hall A
Wednesday, July 12th
3:00 pm 3D Feature and Sub-Surface Analysis Tech Theater 19, Exhibit Hall A

3D GIS Technical Workshops

Tuesday, July 11th
8:30 am Building Your Indoor GIS: CAD and BIM Import SDCC – Room 16 B
1:30 pm CityEngine: An Introduction SDCC – Room 15 B
1:30 pm I3S a Open 3D Standard SDCC – Room 07 A
3:15 pm Sharing 3D Content on the Web SDCC – Room 15 B
Wednesday, July 12th
8:30 am 3D in ArcGIS Pro SDCC – Room 16 A
10:15 am Lidar and ArcGIS Pro: What’s New SDCC – Room 16 A
10:15 am Creating and Maintaining Your 3D City Basemap SDCC – Room 01 A
1:30 pm 3D Analysis Tools and Visualization with ArcGIS SDCC – Room 17 A
1:30 pm 3D Cartographic Techniques: An Introduction SDCC – Room 15 B
3:15 pm Using Living Atlas Elevation Layers in Your GIS Workflows SDCC – Room 01 A
3:15 pm ArcGIS Online: 3D Web Scenes SDCC – Room 09
Thursday, July 13th
8:30 am Understanding and Engaging on Change with Your 3D City SDCC – Room 32 A
1:30 pm Building 3D GIS Applications with JavaScript SDCC – Room 31 B
3:15 pm 3D Cartographic Techniques: An Introduction SDCC – Room 16 B

Facebook Live 

For the first time, Esri CityEngine is going live on Facebook. There are three opportunities lined up to join in on the fun, and chat virtually with CityEngine experts.  Tune in on Facebook:

Tuesday, July 11th @ 8am PST with Eric Wittner, Product Manager for CityEngine at Esri. Eric will be giving a brief talk on what’s new in CityEngine, followed by an interactive Q&A with those who tune in!

Wednesday July 12th @ 8am PST with Devin Lavigne, Principal/Cofounder of Houseal Lavigne Associates, an urban planning and community development consulting firm in Chicago. He is one of the profession’s top graphics professionals and is recognized for his ability to communicate plans, planning concepts, and incorporating development visualizations into the planning process. During the Facebook Live session, Devin will dive into his work with CityEngine in the planning space. You may remember Devin from our 3D Planning with SketchUp and CityEngine webinar.

Thursday, July 13th @ 8am PST with Matthias Buehler, founder of vrbn: a multidisciplinary consultancy and service provider, specializing in high-end procedural urban 3D environment modelling and visualization. Matt will provide a unique perspective into the entertainment side of CityEngine. Last year, Matt gave us great insight into his work on the movie Independence Day: Resurgence in this webinar from VES.

Harnessing the power of 3D has never been easier. Take advantage of 3D as a core GIS capability, allowing anyone to access 3D content and tools anywhere and in any environment. Use 3D GIS to deliver useful content and capabilities to anyone who needs them, in the way that’s best suited to their work. We hope you’ll stop by the 3D GIS Showcase to experience the latest and greatest – don’t be a stranger!


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About the author

Madeline Schueren is a Senior Solution Engineer on the Geo Experience Center Team at Esri, helping organizations find answers to their challenges through the adoption of geospatial technologies. As a member of this team, Madeline presents and demonstrates geospatial solutions and capabilities to users visiting the Esri headquarters in Redlands, CA. She is a natural evangelist and enjoys demonstrating solutions that will radically improve the way organizations address the challenges they face. Madeline is also one of the leaders of WeCan - Esri's Employee Resource Group for women and their allies. Madeline’s background is in Urban Planning – before coming to Esri, she worked as a GIS Planner for the Chester County Planning Commission in suburban Philadelphia. It was at the county that Madeline found her passion for integrating 3D GIS into planning workflows and identifying ways the organization could do more with GIS. Her peer-reviewed research on 3D modeling and land development planning was published in September 2017. Madeline holds a B.A. and M.A. in Geography and Urban Planning from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

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