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GIS Workshops: LiDAR and 3D in the Esri ArcGIS Platform

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm​
Sage Hall, Bowers Auditorium (Room 22)


  • Geri Miller, Education Solutions Engineer, Esri
  • Geoff Taylor, 3D Solutions Engineer, Esri


LiDAR and 3D in the Esri ArcGIS Platform

We are currently witnessing exponential growth of LiDAR acquisition, implementation of high-resolution national elevation mapping initiatives such as the USGS 3D Elevation Program, and emergence of new sensors and systems - all revolutionizing the adoption of point-cloud and other 3D Remote sensing data. As organizations globally plan to be more resilient, intelligent, and sustainable, this remote sensing data serves as the foundation for migrating from 2D to 3D GIS.

This workshop will cover the state of the market, demonstrate LiDAR classification best practices, derivative extraction, and methodologies for modeling Smart 3D City Models and environments from LiDAR using ArcGIS Pro. Then show how these models can be shared with your organization and constituents. The workshop also covers best practices for incorporating the generated LiDAR Derivatives in CityEngine for Planning and Urban Design.

These workshops are designed to be interactive. Attendees are required to bring their own device with ArcGIS Pro 2.2 and City Engine 2018 in order to participate in the hands-on activities. Yale members will receive a follow-up e-mail with installation instructions. Guests are required to fulfill installation on their own.


  • Date: Friday September 28, 2018
  • Location: Bowers Auditorium, Sage Hall (Room 22)
  • Instructors: Geri Miller, Esri & Geoff Taylor, Esri
  • Target audience: New or existing GIS users. Open to Yale and non-Yale GIS users
  • This is a day-long event-it is best that registrants stay for the full day
  • BYOD - Bring your own device with ArcGIS pro 2.2 and City Engine 2018


Extracting Value from LiDAR:
9-9:20am Introduction: Introduction to LiDAR
9:30am-12:00pm Working with LiDAR: Best Practices for Cleanup and Classifying LiDAR in Esri ArcGIS Pro

12-1 pm LUNCH on your own

1-3:30pm 3D Scene Solutions with ArcGIS Pro: Modeling 3D Cities from LiDAR Data in ArcGIS Pro and Sharing to ArcGIS Online

3:45-5pm CityEngine and Procedural Rules: Introduction, Interoperability between ArcGIS Pro and CityEngine, and Procedural Modeling

PLEASE REGISTER AT https://yalegislidar.eventbrite.com

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