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Imagery works for growing city

September 21, 2018By
Image: Nearmap

Location content provider Nearmap has partnered with the City of Durham, North Carolina, Public Works Department to upgrade its imagery on numerous projects. Using real-time imagery from Nearmap in the field, the department streamlines data collection and saves time and money. The department manages all infrastructure data for the city, including mapping the impervious area (structures that resist water infiltration)... read more

Esri co-sponsors HACKtheMACHINE for U.S. Navy

September 20, 2018By
Image: HACKtheMACHINE

Esri is cosponsoring HACKtheMACHINE, the United States Navy’s Digital Experience presented by the Naval Sea Systems Command in Seattle, Washington, Sept. 21–23. The Naval Sea Systems Command is hosting the event to drive the development of innovative digital capabilities that will help the navy protect the sea, air, space, and subsurface domains in the 21st century. The Seattle event will... read more

Dewberry provides data analytics for Houston post-flooding

September 19, 2018By
Hurricane Harvey flooding in Houston. (Photo: FEMA)

Data collection and analysis will support disaster-related projections and planning. Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has been selected as a consultant to Civis Analytics to perform comprehensive data analytics, including flood hazard and property loss modeling and damage estimation, to support the City of Houston’s post-Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. The granular, structure-level understanding of this catastrophic flooding event... read more

City emergency support improved with Nearmap imagery

September 19, 2018By
Nearmap aerial imagery in ArcMap. (Screenshot: Nearmap)

The Shelby County, Tennessee, Emergency Communications District has implemented Nearmap high-resolution aerial imagery to geocode and plot new addresses and developments into the 911 mapping systems. The mapping systems help fire and rescue, emergency medical services and law enforcement get instant access to updated maps needed to get to the right locations as soon as possible. The Emergency Communications District... read more

GIS is key to developing smart cities and buildings

September 19, 2018By
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GIS is growing in importance to urban development, whether for environmental impact studies, geofencing or building information modeling (BIM). Sharing GIS data with developers is critical to a coordinated approach to smart city growth. read more

SimActive updates Correlator3D for mining

September 5, 2018By
According to SimActive, users can now process raw data, produce point clouds and digital surface models, and perform volumetric calculations with the Correlator3D workflow. (Photo: SimActive)

SimActive has updated its Correlator3D end-to-end photogrammetry software to include tools for users to generate precise statistics on mining activities, with improved volumetric calculation. The integrated tools allow users to generate precise statistics on mining activities. The Correlator3D software performs aerial triangulation and produces dense digital surface models, digital terrain models, point clouds, orthomosaics and vectorized 3D features. Applications like mineral... read more

Esri Living Atlas updates to shed light on global change

August 29, 2018By
The new Earth Systems Monitor app, powered by Living Atlas data, showing Sea Surface Temperature. (Image: Esri)

Esri is updating the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World, a vast collection of geographic information from around the globe. The updates include new data and capabilities for users to gain insight for helping in decision making, as well as a more complete and dynamic picture of the world. The new features were introduced at this year’s Esri User Conference,... read more

Satellite imagery details historic floods in India

August 23, 2018By
Satellite image ©2018 DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company.

DigitalGlobe has released pre- and post-event satellite imagery of the areas in India affected by heavy flooding. According to the company, massive flooding devastated the Kerala state of India in late May and early August. At least 164 people were killed and more than 223,000 were displayed from their homes and are living in relief camps. In addition, Kerala has... read more

Volcanic GIS: Mapping and imaging the Kilauea eruption

August 16, 2018By
Lidar image of the Hawaii dataset showing the Kilauea Calderand the Halena'uma'u Crater and within it. (Image: Quantum Spatial)

Geospatial companies played a key role in the government's response to the Kilauea Volcano eruption. The volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii began erupting May 3, and while quiet for more than a week, it could resume erupting at any time. read more

Remote Geosystems graduates from Esri startup to silver partner

August 15, 2018By
The LineVision Desktop. (Image: Remote Geosystems)

Remote GeoSystems Inc., a global provider of geospatial video recorder hardware and GIS integration software and solutions, has become an official Silver Partner in the Esri Partner Network after successfully building its business as an Emerging Business Partner in the Esri Startup Program. Esri offers a Startup Program enabling the most promising emerging businesses to incorporate these innovations into their... read more