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Better Site Planning Using Commercial Satellites for Reality Capture

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    Many are familiar with the concept of using drones or terrestrial sensors for reality capture techniques. In this session, we will discuss how the advent of new technical advancements in imagery from satellites makes it possible to use sensors from space to develop brand-new, previously unavailable reality workflows. We're going to use satellite imagery from BlackSky satellites processed in Esri's ArcGIS Reality to create accurate scenes and 3D data sets that we can bring into InfraWorks and Civil 3D software to create an immersive product that we can use for site planning, proposals, and construction-progress monitoring. The session will start with an overview of the commercial satellite industry: We will study the different satellite constellations and explore reasons why we would pick one over the other. Then, we will show how to process satellite imagery in ArcGIS Reality. Finally, we'll show how the processed data flows into the Autodesk ecosystem and is used as authoritative data for planning.

    Key Learnings

    • Learn about the advancements in satellite technology.
    • Learn about the available public and commercial satellite constellations and when to use them.
    • Learn how to process satellite data using ArcGIS Reality into 3D scenes.
    • Learn how to pull ArcGIS Reality data products into InfraWorks and Civil 3D to promote and design from.