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GIS Surveyor app now includes ED-50 zone

December 2, 2019By
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GIS data collection application GIS Surveyor now includes the ED-50 zone, reports maker Polosoft Technologies. ED-50 is a geodetic datum. The ED-50 zone includes a different datum shift for the Universal Transverse Mercator grid. Germany, Netherlands, and Belgium lie in the ED-50 zone. The ED-50 UTM zone is a coordinate reference system (CRS) for large- and medium-scale for topographic mapping and... read more

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Topcon Solutions Stores partner with Autodesk on North American service

November 25, 2019By
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Topcon Positioning Group released a new strategy through its Topcon Solutions Store retail channel. Together with Autodesk, and as an Autodesk Platinum Tier Partner, the Topcon Solutions Store retail channel plans to expand top-tier service to civil-construction and BIM professionals through acquiring and adopting automation into its workflows. The plan calls for a shift from traditional retail “box moving” sales approach,... read more

Australia’s GIS pioneers recognized at inaugural awards

November 25, 2019By

Four trail-blazing industry leaders that have used cutting-edge technology to address some of humanity’s biggest challenges have been recognized at the inaugural GIS Hall of Fame awards in Brisbane. From providing critical data to aide frontline response to the devastating bushfires burning across Queensland, to underpinning a global project to map the ocean’s floor — the 2019 award winners have... read more

Hexagon acquires Volume Graphics for smart factories

November 25, 2019By
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Hexagon AB, which offers sensor, software and autonomous solutions, has signed an agreement to acquire Volume Graphics, a specialist in industrial computed tomography (CT) software. Volume Graphics brings more than 20 years of experience in non-destructive inspection and testing software development. The company’s high-end analysis and visualization CT software enables manufacturers to produce three-dimensional external and internal representations of scanned... 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

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

Touch GIS app for iPhone and iPad now available

November 12, 2019By
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Touch GIS has released the Touch GIS app for iPhone and iPad. Users can explore the app’s features with a free 14-day trial. Touch GIS offers professional-grade field data collection and visualization. It takes advantage of devices already used by many people, making field data collection easy and convenient, the company said. Features include: an intuitive interface offline capabilities map... read more

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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