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TomTom adopts what3words addressing system

June 6, 2018By

TomTom and what3words will collaborate to bring what3words addressing to TomTom’s customers globally. what3words addressing will roll out to TomTom consumer and automotive customers in the second half of 2018. TomTom made the announcement at TU Automotive Detroit, taking place this week. what3words is a simple way to talk about location. The world is divided into a grid of 3 x... read more

Dewberry to update lidar for Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands after hurricane

June 6, 2018By

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has selected Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, to collect and process Quality Level 1 topographic lidar data of Puerto Rico, including the islands of Culebra, Vieques and Isla de Mona; and the U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas. The new data will be used to identify the impact... read more

Esri releases Sentinel-2 Image Services through Living Atlas

May 29, 2018By

Esri is releasing Sentinel-2 Image Services to all Esri users for no additional cost. According to the company, Sentinel-2 is an Earth Observation Satellite that provides multi-spectral imagery for any location in the world at 10-meter resolution. Currently in beta, the service is updated daily with new imagery for all ground locations every five to seven days. The Sentinel-2 Image... read more

Hangar joins Esri Startup Program to add aerial insights to ArcGIS

May 24, 2018By

Hangar Technology Inc., a robotics-as-a-system technology company providing scalable 4D visual insights, has been selected to join the Esri Startup Program. The three-year program helps emerging business partners bring new and innovative products to Esri customers. The initial partnership between Hangar and Esri will enable ArcGIS customers to request and receive autonomous, precision-captured drone data on demand from within ArcGIS,... read more

TerraGo launches reconnaissance app in NGA GEOINT store

May 23, 2018By

TerraGo, a provider of dissemination and collaboration software for defense and intelligence agencies, has announced the availability of R3 for immediate download in the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) GEOINT App Store. R3 is a mobile data collection and collaboration app customized for the missions of reconnaissance, response and recovery. Designed for the most challenging missions and environments, R3 lets users... read more

The evolution of remote sensing platforms

May 17, 2018By

Drones and robots complement traditional platforms, delivering insights in unique use cases. Guest column by Mike Fuller Geographic surveys have changed in the last 150 years. What started with early film cameras strapped to hot air balloons, kites and homing pigeons has advanced — both in terms of sensors and the platforms on which they’re deployed. These innovations — which include... read more

Esri’s Africa GeoPortal to help with urgent development challenges

May 11, 2018By

Esri has launched the Africa GeoPortal, a comprehensive cloud-based platform that provides rich content and solutions from Esri and its partners. The geoportal provides access to Esri’s ArcGIS Online service as well as geographic data and imagery for Africa. The African Union, African Development Bank, other international agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGO), academia, businesses and national government funds will be able... read more

Copernicus Sentinel-3B delivers first images

May 10, 2018By

News from the European Space Agency Less than two weeks after it was launched, the Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite has delivered its first images of Earth. Exceeding expectations, this first set of images include the sunset over Antarctica, sea ice in the Arctic and a view of northern Europe. The very first image, captured on May 7 at 10:33 GMT (12:33... read more

Bentley acquires Plaxis, SoilVision for infrastructure workflows

April 30, 2018By
SoilVision applications provide capabilities for engineering related to soil properties, soil behavior, and groundwater flow. (Image: SoilVision)

Bentley Systems, a global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, has acquired Plaxis, provider of geotechnical software, based in Delft, Netherlands. Bentley has also agreed to acquire soil engineering software provider SoilVision, based in Saskatchewan, Canada. The acquisitions, with Bentley’s market-leading borehole reporting and data management software gINT, serve to make Bentley a complete digital source for geotechnical professionals. With the acquisitions,... read more

DJI: Drones rescued 65 people in 2017

April 30, 2018By

New report shows drones saving lives on five continents At least 65 people have been rescued by drones in the last year, according to a new report issued by DJI, a civilian drones and aerial imaging company. The report gathers accounts from news outlets and public safety agencies around the world, and includes 27 separate incidents on five continents. The... read more