ArcGIS Pro Intelligence

Leveraging Multi-Source Data in ArcGIS Pro Intelligence: A MAXAR 3D Data and FMV Use Case

ArcGIS Pro Intelligence is designed for intelligence professionals to visualize, explore, and analyze disparate data to produce actionable intelligence. Exploring data from multiple sources (including Esri business partners like MAXAR) and perform advanced analytics such as spatial, temporal, statistical, predictive, and relational gives us exceptional ways to uncover key answers to questions.

ArcGIS Pro Intelligence provides tools to directly connect to your data and integrate data from Esri business partners. Seamlessly we can bring data into ArcGIS from web services, spreadsheets, unstructured documents, and more. Users can then visualize their data in 2D or 3D maps, link charts, timelines, tables, and graphs, and more. Often users are asked to find solutions to complex questions of their data using a variety of analytical techniques to uncover patterns, trends, forecasts, correlations, and relationships.

Open projects in ArcGIS Pro Intelligence
ArcGIS Pro Intelligence enables users to seamlessly integrate a variety of data from multiple sources in one operating environment to inform smarter operations.

Leveraging relevant and timely data from Esri business partners, like MAXAR’s 3D Data, enables Esri users to perform interactive viewsheds and understand the circumstances from multiple perspectives, including air, ground, or specific locations in ArcGIS Pro Intelligence. Additionally, we can integrate Full Motion Video (FMV) files and identify key anomalies we wouldn’t see otherwise, like understanding where vehicles might be that are outside a building’s viewshed using MAXAR’s high quality 3D data.

ArcGIS Pro Intelligence provides the framework, tools, and exploratory analysis needed to use MAXAR's 3D Data in tandem with Full Motion Video.

Using FMV in tandem with MAXAR’s 3D data enables users to analyze video data quickly and easily from multiple perspectives. For example, users can view both the FMV perspective viewpoint and the viewpoint of someone on the ground who is identifying the vehicle’s position and visibility.

Demonstrating MAXAR's 3D data & Motion Imagery in ArcGIS Pro Intelligence
Multiple videos can run simultaneously in ArcGIS Pro Intelligence to see obstructions and the field of view.

ArcGIS Pro Intelligence enables users to seamlessly integrate a variety of data from multiple sources in one operating environment to inform smarter operations. As shown in this example using MAXAR’s 3D data inside ArcGIS Pro Intelligence, users understand the viewpoint, obstructions, and the gaps in coverage for situational awareness. As such, 3D models provide a view most of us don’t know without this visual analysis, especially when we’re using datasets that show locations on the other side of the world.

The geospatially enabled characteristics of FMV and MAXAR’s 3D data enable ArcGIS Pro Intelligence users to conduct forensic analysis for situational awareness and smarter decision making.

To learn more about ArcGIS Pro Intelligence, access on-demand training, videos, and additional resources, visit the ArcGIS Pro Intelligence website at  Be sure to learn more about FMV at Esri at

About the authors

David received a BA in Geography from The University of Texas at Dallas, an MS in Geographical Information Systems from The University of Texas at Dallas, and his PhD in Earth Systems and Geoinformation Science from George Mason University.


Kenyon Wilker is a Solution Engineer in the Geospatial Center, supporting federal government users. He focuses on WebGIS, Real-Time/Big Data GIS, and ArcGIS Enterprise on Kubernetes. In his spare time he is an avid wakesurfer.

Lauren Lipovic is a Lead Product Marketing Manager at Esri. Lauren joined the Product Marketing team after spending four years on Esri’s Global Business Development team, where she led the development of the company’s digital sales and public policy practices. Her 10 years of experience spans across strategic planning, policymaking, and business development in government, NGO, and software industries. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and industry news on the topics of economics, government data, and innovation. Lauren holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s in economics and policy analysis from DePaul University. Lauren is passionate about supporting Esri customers solve problems with geospatial technologies and solutions.


Avonlea Fotheringham is a Product Marketing Manager for ArcGIS CityEngine and Esri's Extended Reality capability, using her passion for language and design to evangelize GIS to the world. She is based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, where she uses her free time to organize an annual international poetry festival.


Next Article

Pop-ups: chart element essentials

Read this article