Esri ArcGIS Velocity GA
February 4, 2021
Velocity which was previously known as ArcGIS Analytics for IoT, is a new
cloud-native capability for ingestion, processing, visualization, and analysis
of real-time and high-volume geospatial data on the fly. It complements existing
systems with geographic information system (GIS) technology by spatially
enabling Internet of Things (IoT) data from current providers and simplifying
real-time data analysis.
Velocity enables users to capture information from sensors, moving objects, or
anything that changes over time, and then automatically flag patterns, trends,
and anomalies. This will allow deployed personnel to access time-critical
information the moment they need it.
"This new capability will help organizations take advantage of the insights made
possible by the Internet of Things with up-to-the-second data and improved
situational awareness," said Jack Dangermond, Esri founder and president.
"Organizations will now be able to easily connect to the increasingly real-time
ArcGIS Velocity is also now available in two additional license levels—Standard
and Advanced. These new licenses offer different storage and compute
capabilities and will make Velocity more accessible for customers across
industries such as commercial, natural resources, utilities, transportation,
national government, water and wastewater, and public safety.
“Being able to have real-time insight into vehicle travel across the state has
always seemed like a pipe-dream, but ArcGIS Velocity makes it not only a
reality, but an easy-to-achieve reality,” said Roger Cleaves, GIS Specialist,
California Department of Toxic Substances Control. “Since it’s all hosted on the
cloud, setup couldn’t have been easier, allowing us to start answering important
questions regarding hazardous waste instantaneously. The potential is endless,
from real-time notifications to capacity planning, and even environmental impact
across industries can improve their operations by better leveraging IoT data
produced by devices and sensors. Remote monitoring of assets, predictive
maintenance, and process optimization are a few of the benefits that can be
gained from IoT data. ArcGIS Velocity lets users incorporate geospatial analysis
into their decision-making as well as share results in the form of a map,
feature, or stream service that can be used in other ArcGIS applications.
Via a simple drag-and-drop interface, users can create dynamic processing
pipelines that combine functions from a rich library of fast spatial operations.
These include geofencing, buffering, pattern detection, spatial aggregation,
spatial enrichment, and proximity alerting. ArcGIS Velocity results can then be
pushed as alerts or directly published as GIS maps and data services for use
across the enterprise by any application for additional data fusion, mapmaking,