Zebra Imaging Launches New Holographic Printing Add-in for Esri’s ArcGIS Desktop 10

Now 600,000 + users of Esri’s® ArcScene™ 3D Analyst™ extension can prepare and print 3D holographic maps and presentations of GIS data through a simple add-in and web print on-demand service.

San Diego, California (Esri International User Conference) – July 11, 2011- Zebra Imaging, the world’s foremost provider of 3D holographic displays and visualization technologies, announced today that the company is launching a software add- in that will allow Esri users to print their 3D data in a holographic display for true 3D presentations and analysis. Zebra Imaging has created over 10,000 3D maps of areas of interest for the U.S. Department of Defense and is now bringing this unique 3D capability to Esri ArcGIS® Desktop 10 users.

ZScape™ holographic prints can be created from data with the 3D Analyst extension, which is used in industries such as exploration geology, hydrology, archeology, forestry, healthcare, mining, real estate, park services, city governments, public safety and security, and many others. 2D and 3D data can be combined to create high resolution 3D holographic GIS prints with annotations, full color models, aerial photographs, and terrain data. The ZScape Exporter add-in will allow ArcGIS customers to seamlessly prepare, view, and submit their data for 3D printing via a web-based service.

"Holographic prints are a new medium for making complex 3D information more accessible and easier to understand," said Nathan Shephard, 3D Analyst Product Engineering Lead at Esri. "We’d like to welcome Zebra Imaging as a new Esri partner, and are excited about the opportunities that come with this new way of sharing 3D GIS.”

3D Geospatial Analysis
GIS professionals are increasingly turning to 3D to better visualize complex spatial problems. ZScape holographic prints allow any GIS user to present their information in true 3D that is viewable from 360 degrees, without requiring special eyewear. Zebra’s holographic prints present virtual representations of real world conditions, and can display detailed topography, cityscapes, and other 3D information for presentations and decision making. ZScape prints allow users to communicate 3D information quickly and effectively in any setting.

This week, July 11-15, the company will be showcasing numerous holographic images the Esri International User Conference in booth #2612 at The San Diego Convention Center.

About Zebra Imaging
Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Zebra Imaging, Inc. designs, develops and manufactures state-of-the-art 3D holographic displays for a variety of 3D visualization applications in government, military, and commercial markets which dramatically improve situational awareness, collaboration and decision-making. Customers include Federal and Department of Defense agencies, leading architecture and engineering firms, and State and Local government agencies who need to clearly and effortlessly demonstrate sophisticated 3D data in a comprehensive, durable and portable medium. For more information visit: www.zebraimaging.com.

About Esri
Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in geographic information system (GIS) technology, Esri software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world’s mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at esri.com/news.