The largest GIS conference in Baltic States


Many thanks to speakers and participants of Baltic Esri User conference 2021! The virtual conference received over 1400 attendees and proofed acting as the largest GIS conference in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

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Videos & Slides



Day 1

  • Keynote
    0:00

    Jack Dangermond

    Esri

    Jack Dangermond, the founder and president of Esri, welcomes the conference and shares the Esri vision for GIS interconnecting our World - people, organizations, activities, and sciences.

  • Demos
    0:00

    ArcGIS Technology Update

    Hnit-Baltic, Envirotech, AlphaGIS

    Part 1 | Mapping & Cartography

  • Lithuania – Latvia – Estonia
    0:00

    Vaidas Ulenskas, Urmas Alber

    RB Rail

    GIS Development at Rail Baltica: What Solutions are in Place and What Lies Ahead

  • Lithuania
    0:00

    Aivaras Urbanavičius, Jurgita Paltanavičiūtė

    ESO

    Management of Defects by ArcGIS in Office and Field – Simple, Adjustable, Efficient

  • Latvia
    0:00

    Anda Ruskule

    Baltic Environmental Forum Latvia

    Application of ArcGIS Online Tools for Stakeholder Involvement and Decision Support in Addressing Land-Sea Interactions / Coauthors: Marta Štube, Ivo Vinogradovs, Kristīna Veidemane

  • Estonia
    0:00

    Hanno Kuus

    Estonian Land Board

    The Earth Is Not Flat: Estonia Goes 3D

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Day 2

  • Keynote
    0:00

    Chris Andrews

    Esri

    Chris Andrew from Esri presents how ArcGIS supports Digital Twins and provide a greater context to solve business challenges by creating relationships, uniquely integrating many types of digital models and streamlining workflows.

  • Demos
    0:00

    ArcGIS Technology Update

    Hnit-Baltic, Envirotech, AlphaGIS

    Part 2 | ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, 3D content, GIS-BIM integration

  • Lithuania
    0:00

    Aurelijus Deksnys

    Vilniaus planas

    Advanced GIS Solutions in Vilnius City

  • Latvia
    0:00

    Mairis Čukurs

    SLLC Latvian State Roads

    Implementation of a Linear Reference System (LRS) in the State Road Network

  • Lithuania
    0:00

    Vėjūna Žalalytė

    Kurk LT, Create Lithuania

    GIS Shapes National Policy for Better Access to Culture

  • Estonia
    0:00

    Andres Maremäe

    Tallinn Strategy Centre

    What Are The Limits of 3D And Tallinn City Model?

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Day 3

  • Demos
    0:00

    ArcGIS Technology Update

    Hnit-Baltic, Envirotech, AlphaGIS

    Part 3 | ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Imagery, Utility network, Drone mapping, Deep Learning

  • Estonia
    0:00

    Jaanus Padrik

    Hendrikson & Ko

    Making Spatial Planning More Accessible With Web GIS

  • Latvia
    0:00

    Kaspars Šmaukstelis

    Latvijas Gaisa Satiksme, Air Navigation Servi

    Aeronautical Information Provision for Operation of Unmanned Aircraft Flights

  • Lithuania
    0:00

    Andrius Mackevičius

    Vilnius Waters

    Ranking of Water Supply and Sewage Networks

  • Estonia
    0:00

    Kristjan Herkül

    Estonian Marine Institute, University of Tart

    Remote Sensing, GIS and Machine Learning in Mapping Seabed Habitats

  • Lithuania
    0:00

    Robertas Motuzas

    Department of Cultural Heritage

    ArcGIS for an Efficiency Monitoring of Cultural Heritage Objects – (New) Quality, Sustainability and Scalability

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Questions & Answers

How does a workflow integration with Autodesk products support 3D exchange?

There are multiple ways to do so. 

ArcGIS system of record can provide data in open standard – I3S specification which is OGC community standard. It can be elevation, it can be BIM, it can be 3D features, it can be lidar data, you name it. And this standard is scalable, 3D Estonia is example of this. And this standard is supported by a significant number of GIS market players.

This can be product interoperability, and soon you will see a demo, how Autodesk products can read 2.5 or 3D data from ArcGIS for design project, and ArcGIS is being able to read it in a native form and integrate it into system of record as 3D features, or 2.5D features. Another example of product interoperability is ArcGIS for AR/VR, where ArcGIS is integrated into Unity or Unreal engines. 

Direct read of data – ArcGIS can read different BIM standards like Revit, native reading of IFC is coming in ArcGIS Pro 2.8. Infrastructure BIM standards like Autodesk Civil3D is already available. Support of common data environment – BIM360 is available, and ArcGIS GeoBIM which is coming later this year. 

Finally – ArcGIS Data interoperability can translate data from one format or service to another. 

Can I embbed maps to any application?

Yes, you can embeds maps almost to any application. It can be a web page, it can be a desktop app, in can be mobile app. Esri support variety of technologies and API's to do this. Esri’s ArcGIS Platform brings market-leading location services to you as a platform as a service (PaaS). You can integrate location into your apps and business systems with the most comprehensive and high-quality set of location services, data, and mapping tools available. Build with the mapping libraries of your choice or use Esri’s full range of mapping libraries and no-code options that reduce time to market and promote creative design. ArcGIS Platform offers an affordable and flexible location-focused PaaS for software developers, businesses, and organizations that need to bring location innovation into their products, solutions, and systems. You can find more info at:
https://www.esri.com/en-us/arcgis/products/arcgis-platform/overview 
https://developers.arcgis.com/documentation/

We saw some military symbology in new Map Viewer. Does this work on both - ArcGIS Enterprise and ArcGIS Online?

As the Map viewer Beta is available for ArcGIS Enterprise starting from 10.8.1 as an optional install. You can use dictionary symbology - Military symbology. You can work with the symbology in ArcGIS Online as the Map Viewer is in general availability since ArcGIS Online April 2021 update.

 

Is the application related to appartment market and value from Day 1 technical presentation is also implemented for property tax in Lithuania?

The given data examples have been used for demonstrating software capacity only and do not relate to the operational setup of property tax calculation in Lithuania.

Please provide a list of the ArcGIS Pro tools, that Donatas showed in his presentation in ArcGIS Technological Update, Day 1.

The tools and techniques used in the demo:

Empirical Bayesian Kriging

Ordinary Least Squares (OLS)

Optimized Hot Spot Analysis

Mean Center

Directional Distribution

Points To Track Segments

Find Meeting Locations

Find Cotravelers

Classify Movement Events

Are the people's movement data, used in the ArcGIS Pro demonstration of ArcGIS Technological Update, Day 2, available to public?

The data used in the presentation is not public and was intentionally prepared for this demo.  The supposed users of the presented techniques are organizations conducting investigative analysis. As an option you may use ArcGIS Tracker to collect data where your field personnel have been to gain greater understanding on movement patterns.

Will the mobile apps, which are combined now in Field Maps, maintained and updated one-by-one or as a part of the Field Maps package?

ArcGIS Field Maps now replaces the functionality of ArcGIS Collector, ArcGIS Explorer, and ArcGIS Tracker. These products (Collector, Explorer, Tracker) are currently available to download and are fully supported. However, they will be retired in December 2021.  For more information read: https://www.esri.com/arcgis-blog/products/collector/field-mobility/deprecation-notice-for-selected-field-apps/

Please provide a list of the ArcGIS Pro updated tools, that Donatas used in his ArcGIS Pro analysis demonstration on ArcGIS Technological Update at Day 2.

The tools and techniques used in the demo:

Empirical Bayesian Kriging

Ordinary Least Squares (OLS)

Optimized Hot Spot Analysis

Mean Center

Directional Distribution

Points To Track Segments

Find Meeting Locations

Find Cotravelers

Classify Movement Events

Does ESO (Energy Distribution Operator, Lithuania) have online topology layer?

Yes, UtilityNetwork has topology dataset stored in GeoDatabase, and it is exposed as a web service. This DataSet is a technology change and supercedes old GeometricNetwork. When published as a service, UtilityNetwork has separate service end-points for management versioning, long transaction editing, topology, diagram operations.

Please provide a list of the ArcGIS Pro tools, that Donatas showed in his second demo of the ArcGIS Technical Update of Day 2.

Tools and techniques presented in ArcGIS Pro demo:

Layer blending - Multiply

Eyedropper

Arcade - custom code

Legend. Fitting strategy - Manual columns

Custom arcpy script to export web map with reports

Add 3D Formats to Multipatch

Inference - Create and reshape

Make route

Calibrate route

Matrix heat chart

Make aggregation query layer (2.8)

Exploratory 3D analysis - elevation profile

Can agregated query layer be published like Enterprise map service?

As this tools produces a query layer, it could be published on Enterprise. So Yes, the query layers are actually SQL queries that act as layers in map.

When can we expect the Pro 2.8 release?

According current plans ArcGIS Pro 2.8 should be available in May. Please monitor Esri communication (https://www.esri.com/arcgis-blog/overview/) or subscribe to our newsletters for being timelly informed.

Query layers that updates "live" are they something like in sql DB world - views? How are they performing on larger data?

Yes, the query layers are actually SQL queries that act as layers in a map. It is similar to views - the layer is sql query result. Initial testing shows that processing time is significantly faster than using GP tool to create aggregated layer. Existing tool's execution time grows linearly to record count, the new layer aggregated query layer's refresh time should stay almost the same.

Where you get data from, for example, water supply lines?

For data access and usage please contact local utility company.

Is it possible to get free data like water supply lines?

For data access and usage please contact local utility company.

Could you name the expressions you spoke about and what programming language was used?

Arcade is an expression language and it is available not only in ArcGIS Dashboards where it was demonstrated during the technical presentations. You can use it in ArcGIS Pro as well. Here is a resource that will help You to get familiar with the syntax and use of such expressions: https://developers.arcgis.com/arcade/  Technical demonstration included an expression that changed the colour of an indicator in ArcGIS Dasboards based on a value. Here is the example: "var color = IIF($datapoint.count >= 1, '#FF0000','white');"

Is ArcGIS Sites similar to ArcGIS Hub? Does they have the same functionality?

ArcGIS Hub contains  similar functionality as ArcGIS Enterprise sites. ArcGIS Hub has additional capabilities (for example Community engagement part) and it is cloud based SAAS solution. ArcGIS Enterprise Sites comes with ArcGIS Enterprise on your own IT infrastructure.

TarkTree by Estonian Transport administration was presented. What is digital twin in road center lines?

There is no single definition what is a digital twin. There are different datasets representation ways with different level of details.

Please give a reference to a company, which implemented the ArcGIS Utlity Network?

ESO (www.eso.lt

How can I start using Utility Network?

Go to https://www.esri.com/en-us/arcgis/products/arcgis-utility-network/overview. You will find many predefined UtilityNetwork DB models, sample data, publishing and editing ArcGIS Pro maps. Just choose your preffered industry: Electric, Gas, Water, Telecommunications. For single use, ArcGIS Pro standard is required. For multiuser editing, you will need ArcGIS Enterprise license.

Please suggest useful resources to start using Deep learning tools In ArcGIS!

Here is a list of web sites that will get you started:

Is ArcGIS Pro basic license sufficient to run lidar point cloud analysis deep learning models? If not what additional licenses are needed?

Deep learning analysis on point cloud is currently available only through Python Notebooks. Here is a sample Notebook that contains code for running pre-trained point cloud classification model (like the one from ArcGIS Living Atlas): 
https://github.com/Esri/arcgis-python-api/blob/conference_talks/ready_to_use_model_guides/using_deep_learning_package_of_tree_point_classification_model_in_arcgis_api_for_python.ipynb

You can also find more information on how to setup an environment for point cloud classification here:
https://developers.arcgis.com/python/guide/point-cloud-segmentation-using-pointcnn/

With ArcGIS Pro 2.8, there will be geoprocessing tools available for preparing, training and classifying point clouds using deep learning. You will be able to use these tools with ArcGIS Pro Basic license with 3D Analyst extension. 

For other deep learning workflows, that include imagery, you will need Image Analyst extension with any ArcGIS Pro license level. In case of interactive object detection (Exploratory analysis), ArcGIS Pro Advanced or ArcGIS Pro with Image Analyst extension is required.

Will ArcGIS Velocity replace GeoEvent server?

ArcGIS Velocity differs from ArcGIS GeoEvent Server and ArcGIS GeoAnalytics Server in many ways, including product capabilities and business model. On a high level, GeoEvent Server and GeoAnalytics Server are on-premises software, while Velocity is a software-as-a-service (SaaS). More info at: https://www.esri.com/arcgis-blog/products/ext-server-geoevent/real-time/real-time-qa-from-the-2020-esri-user-conference/.

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