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Esri User Conference to highlight mapping technology

June 21, 2018By

Esri will be hosting its 38th annual Esri User Conference July 9-13 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego. The company expects more than 18,000 mapping and GIS users to attend the event, which will include 345 technical workshops and 243 presentations. Futurist Juan Enriquez will present the keynote speech, “Evolving Ourselves — Redesigning the Future of Humanity.”... read more

Geography and AI combine for business intelligence

June 21, 2018By and

Today, artificial intelligence (AI) triggers a level of excitement, with a chaser of fear. As AI becomes more prominent, executives are asking: What is AI, what can it do for my business, and who should be responsible for its development and strategic alignment? read more

Hexagon releases 3D laser scanner with in-field pre-registration

June 18, 2018By

Hexagon AB has launched the Leica RTC360, a laser scanner equipped with edge computing technology to enable fast and accurate creation of 3D models in the field. The Leica RTC360 is one of many innovations showcased at HxGN Live 2018, the company’s annual digital technology conference. According to Hexagon, the Leica RTC360 combines high-performance laser scanning, edge computing and mobile app... read more

OGC calls for proposals for Indoor Mapping and Navigation Pilot Initiative

June 18, 2018By

The Open Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has released a call for participation to solicit proposals for the its Indoor Mapping and Navigation Pilot Initiative. According to OGC, the Indoor Mapping and Navigation Pilot Initiative, sponsored by the Public Safety Communications Research Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will create and advance solutions to complex geospatial challenges... read more

International Lidar Mapping Forum looking for speakers

June 18, 2018By

Organizers of the International Lidar Mapping Forum (ILMF), taking place Jan. 28-30, 2019, in Denver, are looking for speakers. ILMF is a technical conference and exhibition showcasing the latest airborne, terrestrial and underwater lidar, as well as emerging remote-sensing and data collection tools and technologies. According to organizers, the show will allow attendees and exhibitors to connect with hundreds of... read more

Bentley Systems named 2018 Microsoft Partner of the Year for Malaysia railway project

June 15, 2018By

Bentley Systems has received a 2018 Microsoft Partner of the Year award for helping Malaysia’s Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRTC) in going digital for a railway project. According to Microsoft, through this project, Bentley Systems demonstrated excellence in innovation and implementation of user solutions based on Microsoft technology. These awards were distributed in 39 categories, and Bentley Systems received the... read more

MicroPilot receives $2 million donation for UAV flight project

June 11, 2018By

MicroPilot received a $2 million contribution toward its $5 million project to develop systems and processes that will allow certification to DO-178C airworthiness standards. In other words, MicroPilot aims to demonstrate a level of software reliability that will allow regulators to permit UAVs to operate over cities and towns. MicroPilot is leading the Hi-Rise research consortium, a group of companies... read more

OGC hosts disaster preparedness workshop

June 11, 2018By

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is hosting the second Disasters Concept Development Study Workshop July 24-25 at the NOAA Auditorium in Silver Spring, Maryland. Organized by OGC, the workshop is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Geographic Data Committee, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and other government agencies. The workshop is part of the OGC’s Disaster Concept... read more

UAVs, new sensors and mapping help with volcano eruption response

June 8, 2018By

A team of five volunteers armed with drones, advanced sensor systems and GIS technologies joined the response effort at Kilauea Volcano Lower East Rift Zone to assist in tracking and predicting the ongoing volcanic eruption. Using small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) together with air-quality sensors, advanced imaging tools and Esri’s spatial analytics and mapping, the team from the Center for... read more

Airbus and U.S. Air Force commemorate 25 years of Eagle Vision program

June 7, 2018By

Airbus Defence and Space is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Eagle Vision, its lightweight deployable imagery downlink ground station designed to process and distribute commercial satellite imagery in near-real time to support U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard missions in homeland security, combat and disaster relief. Eagle Vision allows downloading and processing of unclassified commercial satellite imagery directly in... read more

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