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Nearmap acquires Pushpin tech for roof geometry

December 11, 2019By
Nearmap high-resolution aerial image of Durham, North Carolina, photographed Jan. 15. (Photo: Nearmap)

Aerial imagery company Nearmap has acquired technology and assets from Pushpin, a deep learning and analytics technology company that extracts data from 3D models to provide roof geometry insights to a variety of sectors including roofing, solar and government. The technology acquisition allows Nearmap to rapidly extract and disseminate roof geometry from its wide-scale 3D models and offer a new... read more

More US states to integrate mapping into elections

November 22, 2019By
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NSGIC project moves into second phase of Geo-Enabled Elections project The National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) has been awarded $300,000 by the bipartisan Democracy Fund Voice organization for the second phase of NSGIC’s Geo-Enabled Elections project. The funding enables continuation of a national effort by state government geospatial information officers and coordinators to work with other state agencies, local... read more

Pointfuse launches simple BIM solution for facilities management

November 21, 2019By
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Pointfuse has developed smart software that automates the identification and classification of objects for facilities management applications using data from mobile mapping systems like the new Leica BLK2GO. Pointfuse software converts the millions of individual measurements captured by laser scanning and photogrammetry into useable 3D mesh models. The unique ability to classify objects within Pointfuse, both automatically and manually, has... read more

From the Great Pyramids to GIS/GPS

November 12, 2019By
Pyramids of Giza taken from the International Space Station. (Image: NASA)

Connection to the Stars The Great Pyramids still cast their long shadow upon history. It’s been said that even Time kneels before them. They are monuments to the state-of-the-art technology of the builders using their most advanced astronomy, engineering, mathematics and trigonometry as a testament to their understanding of the world. They are monuments to the builder’s state-of-the-art technology at... read more

UN, Geospatial Media cooperate on geospatial infrastructure

November 12, 2019By
Sanjay Kumar, CEO, Geospatial Media (left) and Stefan Schweinfest, director, UNSD, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, sign the letter of cooperation. (Photo: UNSD/GMC)

Letter signed to advance role of geospatial knowledge infrastructure in global society and economy Geospatial Media & Communications has signed a letter of cooperation with the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) to work together to advance the role of geospatial knowledge infrastructure in global society and economy. Consistent with their respective mandates, the UNSD and Geospatial Media will collaborate to... read more

New Soar platform gives public real-time views of world events

October 25, 2019By
Chicago freeze. (Photo: Soar)

Satellite imagery company Soar is now allowing public access to its satellites that provide near-real time imagery all across Earth at 10-meter resolution per pixel. Both the public and the media will now be able to see high-definition aerial views of anywhere on Earth to observe events as they happen. This includes but is not limited to environmental disasters such as... read more

SimActive used to determine financial assistance after Hurricane Dorian

October 25, 2019By
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SimActive Inc., a developer of photogrammetry software, announced that its Correlator3D software has been used by Air Data Solutions (ADS) in Florida to determine financial assistance following Hurricane Dorian. Aerial imagery was collected before the storm for pre-hurricane assessment and after for damage analysis. A Phase One 100MP aerial camera owned by ADS was flown to gather high-resolution images of... read more

Esri hits the airwaves with ‘See What Others Can’t’ campaign

October 24, 2019By
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Esri has launched its first major advertising campaign with a slogan Esri President Jack Dangermond introduced at the Esri User Conference in July. “Unlike anyone else on this planet, you and your fellow GIS colleagues truly ‘See What Others Can’t.’ My sense is, it’s now time to share this perspective with the rest of the world,” Dangermond said. The campaign... read more

Trimble to acquire GIS company Cityworks for EAM expansion

October 3, 2019By
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Trimble has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Azteca Systems LLC (Cityworks), a provider of enterprise asset management (EAM) software for utilities and local government. Cityworks’ solutions address the global challenges associated with maintaining and replacing aging utility, transportation and public assets and infrastructure. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019, subject to... read more

Bluesky debuts MetroVista city mapping service for Europe at Intergeo 2019

September 17, 2019By
The Bluesky MetroVista range includes high-resolution imagery combined with high-accuracy, wide-scale 3D models. (Image: Bluesky)

Bluesky International has launched its international MetroVista city mapping service for Europe at Intergeo 2019, which took place Sept. 17-19 in Stuttgart, Germany. The mapping service incorporates the Leica CityMapper hybrid airborne sensor, which can simultaneously capture vertical and oblique aerial photography, as well as lidar. According to the company, the Bluesky MetroVista range includes high-resolution imagery combined with high-accuracy,... read more