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Esri, the global leader in geographic information system (GIS) technology, and nFrames, the developer of SURE, an industry-leading imagery and lidar 3D surface reconstruction software, are uniting to enhance your 3D capabilities. The joint capabilities will make it easier for those in industries such as government; national mapping; insurance; and architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) to seamlessly capture, process, and analyze high-quality 3D data from imagery and lidar.

Create accurate real-world depictions


Automate the processing of high-resolution 3D data for cadastral mapping, smart cities, infrastructure assessment, change detection, environmental monitoring, and more. SURE offers a robust production engine that transforms imagery and lidar data into point clouds, photo textured 3D meshes, and true orthophotos. This data can then be leveraged as reality capture for large construction sites, cityscapes, and entire regions. Accurately process large extents and high volumes of images in a workflow that's as simple as you want and as advanced as you need.

Access all your 3D content in one place


Add the context of location by bringing together your geospatial data with true orthophotos, 3D mesh, and other 3D content directly within ArcGIS. Enable users to access content securely from desktop, web, and mobile applications. ArcGIS is open and interoperable, allowing you to create Open Geospatial Consortium 3D Scene Layers (OGC I3S) and other third-party data formats for use in 3D viewers outside ArcGIS.

Quickly move from processing to analysis


Conduct better asset management, site analysis, and condition assessment by analyzing 3D reality capture models in a GIS analysis experience or a customized ArcGIS web and mobile app. Streamline the interpretation and extraction of features from the perspective of the real world. Obtain greater 3D insights for city and regional planning by understanding the landscape and urban context using visibility analysis. Generate videos and dynamic apps to enable viewers to compare how conditions have changed over time in high-resolution 3D.

Frequently asked questions

What's going to happen to SURE software?

SURE software will become an integral part of Esri's ArcGIS platform. In the future, Esri will also have SURE capabilities available in ArcGIS Drone2Map and Site Scan for ArcGIS so users can create better meshes, point clouds, and true orthophotos from their drone imagery. This will also further improve ArcGIS orthomapping and drone processing capabilities across the platform.

What will happen to nFrames?

The nFrames headquarters will now serve as a new Esri research and development (R&D) center based in Stuttgart focusing on cutting-edge reality capture technology. This R&D center will continue its work on the SURE technology, support SURE customers, and also provide support for 3D GIS across its line of products.

If I need support for SURE software, who should I contact?

It is our commitment to ensure continuity in your SURE investment. You can continue to leverage the power of the SURE software and its evolution as you do today, collaborating with the same team members in Stuttgart with whom you have already partnered.

Who is Esri?

Esri, the global market leader in GIS software, location intelligence, and mapping, offers the most powerful geospatial cloud available to help customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results.

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