Seminar Spotlights How to Visualize and Analyze Imagery

Free Training Provides Overview of the New Imagery Tools Available in ArcGIS 10

Esri’s ArcGIS 10 technology provides new capabilities to quickly access, visualize, process, analyze, and exploit all forms of imagery. To familiarize users with these tools, Esri will host the free online seminar, Visualizing and Analyzing Imagery in ArcGIS 10, later this month.

The seminar will air live at on Thursday, August 12, at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 3:00 p.m. Pacific daylight time.

Attendees will see a demonstration of the new Image Analysis window and process functions. They will learn how to quickly access common image enhancement and display tools including clipping, masking, dynamic range adjustment, and gamma and stretch adjustments. The Image Analysis window is also the platform for accessing new, on-the-fly image processing techniques such as filtering, Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), pan sharpening, and creating composite bands. They will also be given a demonstration of the new Image Classification toolbar, which provides a single location for classifying imagery.

Attendees will also learn about

  • Creating viewsheds and shaded relief maps from digital elevation models
  • Using on-the-fly processing to orthorectify and pan sharpen images
  • Using enhanced images as input into standard geoprocessing tools

This live training seminar is geared toward geographic information system (GIS) and image analysts who visualize, interpret, and analyze imagery and for administrators who manage large volumes of images and need to make them accessible to others.

A broadband Internet connection and an Esri Global Account are needed to participate in the training seminar. Creating a global account is easy and free: visit, click Login, and register your name and address. A few weeks after the live presentation, this seminar will be archived and available for viewing on the Esri Training Web site.

[Source: Esri press release]