Maxar and Esri Enhance Collaboration to Visualize Precision3D in ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World
June 28, 2023: Maxar Technologies and Esri have expanded their partnership to bring the power of Precision3D data to ArcGIS Online Living Atlas of the World. Maxar, a company specializing in space solutions and geospatial intelligence, will make its Precision3D data accessible for viewing on Esri’s platform. This collaboration aims to enhance location intelligence and decision-making processes for ArcGIS users.
The Precision3D products offered by Maxar provide high-resolution data with a 50 cm resolution and an absolute accuracy of 3 m SE90 (Spherical Error 90%). Using advanced algorithms and a big data approach, Maxar combines its expertise with the largest archive of high-quality commercial satellite imagery to create a geo-specific 3D representation of the Earth. This technology allows users to immerse themselves in a digital twin, which merges the physical and virtual worlds, enabling better decision-making.
Precision3D serves various use cases, including aligning datasets to geospatial foundations, running digital simulations in urban environments, and preparing comprehensive natural disaster response plans. Its high resolution and accuracy make it an invaluable tool for these applications.
In addition to Precision3D, Maxar will make other geospatial products available in the ArcGIS Living Atlas. Vivid Standard, Vivid Advanced, NaturalVue 2.0, and National Urban Change Indicator (NUCI) are among the offerings. Vivid Standard provides visually consistent global imagery base maps, while Vivid Advanced offers improved quality over selected metropolitan areas with nearly cloud-free imagery base maps. NaturalVue 2.0 is an image mosaic created from over 60,000 Landsat 8 images, resulting in a seamless, virtually cloud-free, 15-meter base map that accurately reflects the Earth’s colors. NUCI is a commercial urban change detection product that highlights areas of new construction activity by isolating persistent changes over time.
Maxar will showcase a demo of Precision3D at the Esri User Conference in San Diego, California, from July 11-13, 2023. This event provides an opportunity for attendees to experience the capabilities of Precision3D firsthand and gain a deeper understanding of its potential for advancing geospatial projects.
This expanded partnership between Maxar and Esri demonstrates their commitment to pushing the boundaries of geospatial technologies and empowering users with valuable insights derived from high-quality spatial data. By integrating Precision3D into ArcGIS, users can access a comprehensive and accurate 3D map of the world, revolutionizing how we understand and interact with our planet’s geospatial information.