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Imagery at Esri User Conference 2022

Join us at the Imagery Summit held on July 10 and extend your stay to attend the annual User Conference (UC) held from July 11-15, 2022, in sunny San Diego! We are excited to share the latest enhancements in our imagery capabilities with you in-person. Take advantage of this event to network with like-minded problem solvers just like you!  

Planning Your Imagery Schedule? 

Check out our Imagery & Remote Sensing Custom Agenda to ensure you don’t miss out on sessions, events and socials during #EsriUC!

 

Education Summit | Saturday, July 9 – Tuesday, July 12

Sign up for Education Summit: Register Here 

Imagery Summit | Sunday, July 10 

Sign up for Imagery Summit: Register Here 

Esri UC | Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 15 

Sign up for Digital access or our Plenary session at Esri UC:  Register Here 

Demos/Sessions of Interest 

Let’s take a look at a few of the highly anticipated demos and sessions around imagery. For a detailed schedule, please refer to the agenda here 

ArcGIS Image Analyst: Transform ArcGIS Pro into an Imagery Workstation

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m | Room 07 AB 

In this technical workshop, learn about ArcGIS Image Analyst extension for ArcGIS Pro that provides tools for advanced image interpretation, exploitation, and analysis. Discover how to get the most out of your imagery with ArcGIS Image Analyst. 

Imagery in ArcGIS: Exploiting Oriented Imagery

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. |  Expo Demo Theatre 07

This session will demo the complete oriented imagery workflow—managing your imagery as an oriented imagery catalog in ArcGIS Pro, publishing your catalog to ArcGIS Online, then using it to create a shareable app with ArcGIS Experience Builder, where end users can explore your imagery in the context of a 2D web map or 3D scene. 

ArcGIS: An Introduction to Image Analysis

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Ballroom 06 F

In this session, learn more about foundational imagery concepts (what is a band, anyway?), then learn some basic techniques for extracting information from imagery to create meaningful, GIS-ready products. Learn more about using ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online to perform essential imagery tasks like calculating band indexes (like NDVI), detecting change, classification, and more. 

Spatial Analyst: Applications and Use Cases 

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Room 05 A

This session demonstrates the power of raster analysis to solve some of the most common real-world problems. Through a series of use cases and applications scenarios we will highlight the frequently used components of the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension including terrain analysis, surface modeling, surface interpolation, suitability modeling, distance analysis, hydrologic analysis, and statistical analysis.  

Drone2Map: Preparing Products for Analysis and Sharing

10:30 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. | Esri Showcase

SPOTLIGHT SESSION | ArcGIS Drone2Map is a desktop app that turns raw still imagery from drones into valuable information products in ArcGIS. In this session, learn how to use the new pre-processing tools, create animations, and share your results.

Partner Lightning Talks

 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | SDCC Partner Presentation Theater

Hear from partners who have successfully built Esri business by collaborating with other Esri partners.

Suitability Modeler: Finding the Best Locations 

 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Room 05 A

Suitability modeling addresses a wide range of applications including identifying the best place to site a housing development or corporate headquarters or what areas to conserve for a park or wildlife habitat. Through immediate feedback from interactive maps, charts, and histograms, you are provided with tools to make better decisions on the input parameters and how they impact the results. 

Drone Imagery: An Introduction to Drone Mapping in ArcGIS 

 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Room 10

This session will introduce Esri’s solutions for drone imagery capture and mapping used in field, desktop, enterprise, and cloud environments. Learn more about capturing imagery, then using the photogrammetric capabilities of ArcGIS to process the raw drone imagery to generate orthomosaics, elevation models, point clouds, and 3D meshes, and finally sharing your outputs to ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, and ArcGIS Enterprise. 

ArcGIS Drone2Map: Public Safety Field Operations 

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Expo Demo Theater 03

Drone2Map is an invaluable tool for rapidly creating high quality 2D and 3D information products from images captured from drones and UAVs for public safety. In this session, we will discuss flight planning and data capture, project management and processing in Drone2Map, and disseminating information products to their target users – in the office or in the field. 

Imagery in ArcGIS: An Introduction to Image Management 

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. | Room 02

HYBRID SESSION | In this session, understand how to get a handle on your collection of imagery, big or small. Learn how to use mosaic datasets in ArcGIS Pro to catalog your imagery, provide on-the-fly processing, and dynamically mosaic images. Then, learn about publishing tiled and dynamic image services, which allow you to access and share your imagery online via ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Image Server. 

Suitability Modeler: Finding the Best Locations 

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. | Room 15 B

Suitability modeling addresses a wide range of applications including identifying the best place to site a housing development or corporate headquarters or what areas to conserve for a park or wildlife habitat. Through immediate feedback from interactive maps, charts, and histograms, you are provided with tools to make better decisions on the input parameters and how they impact the results. 

Imagery in ArcGIS: Image Management and Analysis at Scale

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Room 15 B 

In this session, learn how to use ArcGIS Image Server to optimize image management, distributed raster analysis, and scalable image processing for massive collections of imagery. Discover how ArcGIS Image Dedicated can bring raster analytics and streaming capabilities directly to imagery in your cloud, with Esri managing dedicated servers next to your imagery so you can reduce egress costs and enable scalability. 

Imagery in ArcGIS: An Introduction to Video in Your GIS 

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Expo Demo Theatre 06

Learn about different features offered by Full Motion Video and Oriented Imagery to manage, visualize, and exploit geospatially enabled video in ArcGIS Pro and on the web, in the context of a 2D map or 3D scene. Integrate vector data by overlaying features and digitizing observations directly in the video, use interactive search, video clip extraction, and easy reporting to make insights actionable, and more. 

Imagery in ArcGIS: What’s New in Deep Learning 

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Ballroom 06 B

In this workshop, learn how to label, train, and use deep learning models in ArcGIS Pro, Enterprise and Online to perform object classification and detection, pixel classification, and change detection—including tips, tricks, and best practices. 

Spatial Analyst: Applications and Use Cases 

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Room 30 D

Through a series of use cases and applications scenarios, we will highlight the frequently used components of the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension including terrain analysis, surface modeling, surface interpolation, suitability modeling, distance analysis, hydrologic analysis, and statistical analysis.  

Implementing Custom Analysis Using Raster Cell Iterator 

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Expo Demo Theater 01

This demonstration will introduce Raster Cell Iterator in ArcPy and how it can be used to create your own custom analysis scripts.  

ArcGIS API for JavaScript: Working with Imagery 

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Expo Demo Theater 12

It’s easier than ever to publish imagery on the web — learn how to leverage hosted imagery using the core ArcGIS API for JavaScript capabilities for dynamic and tiled imagery layers.  

Drone Imagery: From Capture to Automated GeoAI Analysis 

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Room 01 AB

This session will take you through an end-to-end workflow for capturing drone imagery using Site Scan Flight for ArcGIS, processing the raw imagery into 2D and 3D data products on the cloud using Site Scan Manager for ArcGIS, then automating analysis of the data using AI models in ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online.  

Drone2Map: Evaluating Ground Control Accuracy

4:00 p.m. – 4:25 p.m. | Esri Showcase

SPOTLIGHT SESSION | ArcGIS Drone2Map is a desktop app that turns raw still imagery from drones into valuable information products in ArcGIS. In this session, learn how to evaluate the accuracy of your ground control and make changes to improve accuracy.

Analyzing Multidimensional Features in ArcGIS 

4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. | Expo Demo Theater 01

This session will demonstrate how to use multidimensional tools to read, visualize, plot, and analyze your scientific feature data products for exploration and impact assessments. 

Drone Imagery: Planning a Drone Mapping Flight 

4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. | Expo Demo Theater 07

If you’ve ever wondered about the difference between capturing nadir versus oblique imagery, how camera settings and lighting conditions affect your data, or exactly how much flight overlap you need, this session is for you. Attendees will discover best practices for flight planning using Site Scan Flight to create high-quality photogrammetric products in Site Scan Manager or ArcGIS Drone2Map.  

ArcGIS Pro: An Introduction to Reality Mapping 

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m | Room 01 AB

Reality mapping solutions enhance GIS by using photogrammetry to create 2D and 3D base maps from imagery and lidar. Learn about the photogrammetric processing solutions for aerial images with ortho mapping and SURE. 

ArcGIS Image Analyst: Processing and Analyzing Sentinel-1 SAR GRD Data 

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | Expo Demo Theater 07

This demonstration will cover how to use the new Synthetic Aperture Radar toolset and capabilities in the ArcGIS Image Analyst extension for ArcGIS Pro to process, visualize, and analyze Sentinel-1 GRD GIS-ready products for a variety of applications. 

Imagery in ArcGIS: Change, Trend and Pattern Analysis using Multidimensional Data 

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Room 04

Learn how to use image cubes (aka multidimensional rasters) to manage time series imagery, visualize change with charts and voxels, model trends, predict future scenarios, identify spatial and temporal patterns, and perform time series change detection.  

Drone2Map: Preparing Products for Analysis and Sharing

10:00 a.m. – 10:25 a.m. | Esri Showcase

SPOTLIGHT SESSION | ArcGIS Drone2Map is a desktop app that turns raw still imagery from drones into valuable information products in ArcGIS. In this session, learn how to use the new pre-processing tools, create animations, and share your results.

Drones and Reality Mapping in GIS – Special Interest Group (SIG) 

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Room 32 AB

We will start with a quick introduction to set some context for the SIG, then break the larger group into breakout rooms by industries. In breakout groups, we can have thought leaders talk/present briefly and informally about the ways that they use drones in their organization, followed by Q&A. This will transition into small group discussions where users can share different ways that they use drones and build on the ideas of others. We want to follow this SIG with a social where people can continue conversations one on one and share contact info. 

ArcGIS Excalibur: Enhancing Web-Based Workflows Using Imagery and Video 

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Expo Demo Theater 07

With imagery being captured at higher frequencies and in more formats than ever before, ArcGIS Excalibur, a web-based imagery application, provides users in federal, state, and local governments, public safety, commercial, and utility organizations the ability to easily extract, analyze and share information from imagery or geospatially enabled videos. Learn how to use raster functions to compare two images, collect observations from video services, geo-enrich observation layers to automatically relate current and previous observations, and export a subset of an image to share with other users for downstream analysis. 

ArcGIS Drone2Map: Public Safety Field Operations 

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Expo Demo Theater 08

Drone2Map is an invaluable tool for rapidly creating high quality 2D and 3D information products from images captured from drones and UAVs for public safety. In this session, we will discuss flight planning and data capture, project management and processing in Drone2Map, and disseminating information products to their target users – in the office or in the field. 

Imagery in ArcGIS: What’s New 

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Room 02

HYBRID SESSION | Learn how ArcGIS is designed to work with all kinds of imagery and raster data, including satellite, aerial, and drone imagery, scientific data, data cubes, video, scanned maps, and elevation. Find out about the latest developments in cloud-based image management, advanced image analysis, precision mapping, image exploitation, and more. 

ArcGIS Online: ArcGIS Image, An Introduction 

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Ballroom 06 E

HYBRID SESSION | In this demo theater, learn how ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online can be used end-to-end to easily manage aerial and satellite imagery data, and then pivot quickly to analyze that same data using powerful raster tools and deep learning models, all in the cloud. 

Additional Resources 

Please find below additional resources to help you prepare for the User Conference!  

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