About Tracy Cozzens

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Tracy Cozzens has served as managing editor of GPS World magazine since 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.

Posts by Tracy Cozzens

Topcon upgrades MAGNET Collage for UAV and GIS data Posted on 14 Feb 2019 in the BIM & Featured Stories & GIS News & GIS Software & Technology categories.

Upgrade to MAGNET Collage Web includes with new deliverable options. Topcon Positioning Group has upgraded its MAGNET Collage Web, a web-based service enabling the sharing and collaboration of UAV and scanning... Read more»

Canada awards Arctic surveillance contract to Space Flight Laboratory Posted on 13 Feb 2019 in the GIS News & Imagery & Technology categories.

The Canadian Department of National Defence has awarded a $11.44 million contract to Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) for the development... Read more»

NavVis now uses SLAM to remove point cloud artifacts Posted on 12 Feb 2019 in the GIS News & GIS Software & Technology categories.

The latest software release for the SLAM-based NavVis M6 Indoor Mobile Mapping System (IMMS) automatically detects and removes point cloud artifacts, including moving objects in static scenes, the company said. NavVis is... Read more»

Airbus and Hisdesat process first TerraSAR-X/PAZ radar interferogram Posted on 12 Feb 2019 in the Featured Stories & GIS News & Imagery & Technology categories.

Airbus Defence and Space and Hisdesat Servicios Estratégicos S.A. have generated the first joint TerraSAR-X/PAZ radar interferogram. This milestone demonstrates the missions’ capacity for cross-sensor interferometry, whose processing is among... Read more»

Peering behind the mapping curtain Posted on 11 Feb 2019 in the Featured Stories & GIS News & Mapping & Technology categories.

Location intelligence powers applications with data and “live maps” updated continuously. According to Forbes, 70 percent of telecommunications companies consider location intelligence critical to their success. The intelligence data is... Read more»

Durham public works uses Nearmap to manage massive city growth Posted on 06 Feb 2019 in the Featured Stories & GIS News & Imagery & Technology categories.

Location content provider Nearmap has partnered with the city of Durham, North Carolina, to help it manage infrastructure projects. The city’s Public Works Department uses Nearmap’s high-resolution imagery to aid... Read more»

Drones survey for geothermal energy in British Columbia Posted on 06 Feb 2019 in the GIS News & Technology & UAS/UAV categories.

Global UAV Technologies Ltd. has completed a drone-based geothermal energy exploration survey for Borealis GeoPower Inc. The survey used UAV-mounted geophysical and thermal imaging sensors over an area in northern... Read more»

Global GNSS launches survey application Posted on 06 Feb 2019 in the GIS News & Mobile Devices & Technology categories.

Global GNSS, a subsidiary of Polosoft Technologies, has launched a new mobile application named GNSS Surveyor, which is designed for the geospatial industry. The application GNSS Surveyor provides location information... Read more»

US National Data Infrastructure’s grade rises from C to B- Posted on 05 Feb 2019 in the Featured Stories & GIS News categories.

COGO releases 2018 Report Card on the U.S. National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) The U.S. National Data Infrastructure (NSDI) is improving with broader expertise, according to an assessment by the Coalition... Read more»

States ‘less than halfway’ in implementing GIS in elections Posted on 30 Jan 2019 in the Featured Stories & GIS News categories.

United States’ election directors are interested, but “less than halfway,” in terms of implementing GIS to strengthen the nation’s electoral system The National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) has released... Read more»