Imagery & Remote Sensing at the 2021 User Conference

The 2021 Esri User Conference is here! Join us Monday, July 12 to Thursday, July 15 for a variety of opportunities to learn more about all things related to imagery and remote sensing.

Read on to find out more about how the imagery community can get the most out of UC this year.

Technical workshops

If you’re looking for the latest and greatest ArcGIS developments in imagery and remote sensing this year, check out Imagery in ArcGIS: What’s New.  You can also learn more about our newest software-as-a-service (SaaS) product for hosting and analyzing imagery online in ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online: An Introduction. If you’re brand new to imagery in ArcGIS, Getting Started with Imagery will provide a tour of the imagery capability in ArcGIS and resources to learn more.

For folks interested in imagery analysis, ArcGIS Image Analyst: An Introduction provides an overview of the ArcGIS Image Analyst extension for ArcGIS Pro, which provides tools for advanced image interpretation, exploitation, and analysis. ArcGIS: Introduction to Deep Learning offers guidance on labeling, training, and using deep learning to perform tasks like object classification and detection, pixel classification and change detection. Imagery in ArcGIS: Working with Time Series Data describe how to use image cubes (aka multidimensional rasters) to manage time series imagery, visualize change with charts and voxels, calculate trends, predict future scenarios, and perform time series change detection.

For advanced users interested in managing and analyzing massive collections of imagery using ArcGIS Enterprise, check out ArcGIS Image Server: Image Management and Analysis at Scale.

And if you’re interested in drones, Drone Imagery: Creating Orthomosaics, DEMs and 3D Mesh will discuss end-to-end workflows for creating products from drone imagery, including fleet management, drone flight planning, post-flight processing, analysis, and sharing.

As always, it’s a great idea to check out the Plenary sessions on Monday and Tuesday to learn more about what Esri has been up to this year, including new developments in the imagery capability.

Here’s the technical workshop schedule for reference:


Getting Started with Imagery 12:30 p.m. — 1:30 p.m.
ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online: An Introduction 1:45 p.m. — 2:45 p.m.
ArcGIS Image Analyst: An Introduction 3:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.


ArcGIS Image Server: Image Management and Analysis at Scale 7:15 a.m. — 8:15 a.m.
Imagery in ArcGIS: What’s New 11:45 a.m. — 12:45 p.m.
Imagery in ArcGIS: Working with Time Series Data 2:15 p.m. — 3:15 p.m.


ArcGIS: Introduction to Deep Learning 7:30 a.m. — 8:30 a.m.
Drone Imagery: Creating Orthomosaics, DEMS and 3D Mesh 10:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.

Partner spotlights and live presentations

Be sure to check out imagery presentations from Esri sponsors:


Super-Spectral Imagery Interpretation with Maxar Analysis Ready Data 10:30 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
Easy Access to Satellite Imagery Using the Airbus OneAtlas Data Publisher in ArcGIS 11:15 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.
Helping GIS Users Take Their Remote Sensing to the Next Level 11:15 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.


Applying ENVI® Image Analytics and ArcGIS: Disaster Response Use Cases 8:45 a.m. — 9:15 a.m.
Integrating EagleView Imagery into your Esri Workflow 8:45 a.m. — 9:15 a.m.
Planet and ArcGIS Integrations 9:30 a.m. — 9:45 a.m.
The Globe in 3D 9:30 a.m. — 9:45 a.m.

On-demand user presentations

Finally, watch on-demand imagery presentations from users:

AI Training and Inferencing Processes for LiDAR Classification On demand
Rapid Mapping of Environment for Emergency Response with Radar On demand

Learn more about imagery

As much as we’d love to, we can’t cover everything in a 45-minute technical workshop. To learn more, follow up on each workshop with additional resources, all compiled into a convenient story map! Also, be sure to explore Jack’s Q&A for imagery & remote sensing this year.

Connect with the imagery team!

This year’s virtual UC provides opportunities to connect with our imagery experts to ask questions and learn more about imagery in ArcGIS.

Each technical workshop is followed by a live Q&A with the presenters, so be sure to stick around and ask questions.

Throughout the User Conference, you can also visit presenters’ and experts’ profiles to connect directly with them via chat or to schedule a one-on-one meeting.

If you have general questions about the User Conference, or need help figuring out who to contact directly, you can seek guidance and support at the Virtual Info Desk.

We can’t wait to talk to you and share everything we’ve been working on this year!

About the author

Emily is a product manager for the Imagery team; ask her about tools and best practices for working with imagery and rasters in ArcGIS.

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