http://industry.slashgeo.org/article...55222&from=rssBert writes "ArcBrutile (http://arcbrutile.codeplex.com) is a new ArcGIS extension that loads tiles from OpenStreetMap, Google Maps and Bing Maps in ArcGIS Desktop. ArcBruTile supports all projections and uses a local tile caching mechanism. ArcBruTile is based on the generic C# tile library BruTile (http://brutile.codeplex.com)."
ArcBruTile display tiles from OpenStreetMap, ESRI, Bing Maps and Geodan GeoServer in ArcGIS Desktop using the BruTile library.
- all projections;
- client side caching.
Local data can be combined with tiles from ArcBruTile, here we see United Nations Haiti Basemap Data from ArcGIS Online combined with the actual OpenStreetMap for Haiti.
ArcBruTile supports all projections, here we see the world from ESRI Maps in the Dutch projection:
Why ArcBruTile is developed:
Because ArcGIS, one of the most popular desktop GIS program around, lacks support for non-ESRI tile services, especially the increasingly popular OpenStreetMap maps. And because we're bored searching for the always slow or lost or broken disk/service with actual map reference data :-)
ArcBruTile also solves the projections problem: all tiles are transformed on the fly to the desired projection if needed. ArcBruTile makes it very easy to combine data
with different projections.
- "Great tool, saves me having to set up a local tile server. "
- "For me and my company this could be of great help." - Brat Meyer
- Haiti/2010 Earthquake CrisisCommons Wiki
- Public Safety: Accessing OpenStreetMap data within ArcGIS to support the Haiti Earthquake Response