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Feature extraction

Sometimes you need to find a certain type of feature in an image, such as trees or buildings. Here, feature extraction uses powerful image processing tools to identify impervious surfaces.

Find impervious surfaces

Start with high-resolution imagery

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Find impervious surfaces

Then apply powerful segmentation and classification algorithms...

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Find impervious surfaces

...to identify and measure the impervious surfaces.

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Suitability analysis

Use geospatial criteria to determine the optimal place for just about anything. Here, suitability analysis shows you the best possible habitat for coyotes by identifying areas with access to water.

Where could coyotes live?

First, bring in a land cover layer.

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Where could coyotes live?

Then, analyze the terrain.

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Where could coyotes live?

Identify watersheds in the area.

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Where could coyotes live?

Look for areas with access to water.

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Where could coyotes live?

Final Results

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Where could coyotes live?

Dark green areas are suitable habitats for coyotes.

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Large-scale analysis


Scale up your raster analysis with a distributed processing, storage, and sharing system. ArcGIS Image Server runs locally or in the cloud and will process and analyze large collections of imagery in minutes or hours instead of days or weeks.

CASE STUDY

Blue Raster

World Resources Institute gains a better understanding of global forest loss, using imagery analysis tools from Esri.

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