GIS News

Library of Congress to host GIS Day 2019

November 11, 2019By
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The Library of Congress will celebrate GIS (Geographic Information Science) Day on Nov. 13. GIS Day, which is held during Geography Awareness Week (Nov. 12-18), is an annual, global celebration of GIS and mapping technology. Formally started in 1999, GIS Day aims to provide a forum to promote the benefits of GIS research, demonstrate real-world applications of GIS, and foster... read more

Epson offers SureColor T3170x compact printer

November 5, 2019By
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Epson has launched the Epson SureColor T3170x 24-inch wide-format wireless printer. Engineered to enhance workflow, the new model in the SureColor T-Series product line offers cartridge-free printing in a clean, space-saving design. The new, easy-to-fill, refillable ink tanks eliminate time spent purchasing and changing ink cartridges. Ideal for low-cost POP and education posters, as well as blueprints and line drawings... read more

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

October 25, 2019By
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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

Lidar USA offers new aircraft to carry full range of UAV scanners

October 25, 2019By
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Lidar USA is partnering with Innoflight Technology, a manufacturer specializing in UAV systems for surveying, mapping and inspection. As a result of the partnership, Lidar USA is offering the Galaxy 950 platform to carry any of its sensors while consistently providing flight times over 30 minutes. Based in Somerville, Alabama, Lidar USA specializes in the design and integration of economical lidar sensors.... 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

Geneq launches SXPad 1500 rugged data collector

October 25, 2019By
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The New Handheld Is Designed for Data Collection for Land Surveying and Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) Geneq Inc. has added a new data collector to its SXPad product line. The rugged SXPad 1500 data collector features a full alphanumeric QWERTY keypad and long-range Bluetooth, and was designed to meet the rigorous IP67 standard to deal with challenging field conditions. The... 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

Terra Drone launches AI-based UAV solution for power lines

October 3, 2019By
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Terra Drone Corporation has launched a new UAV and artificial-intelligence (AI)-based solution designed for maintenance of power transmission and distribution equipment. The solution was developed based on market gaps identified after inspecting more than 90,000 kilometers of power lines beyond visual line of site (BVLOS) throughout the world. Acquired data is automatically processed and analyzed by artificial intelligence algorithms trained... read more

Esri releases ArcGIS QuickCapture for one-touch field data-collection

October 3, 2019By
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New app gives field crews a fast, easy way to record information while mobile Esri has released ArcGIS QuickCapture, a mobile app designed for rapid and at-speed field data-collection workflows. Data can be collected from a moving vehicle with the touch of a button and sent back to the office for real-time analysis, leading to faster and more effective decision-making.... 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