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LizardTech granted U.S. patent for lidar point-cloud compression

September 22, 2017By
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LizardTech, a provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, has been awarded a U.S. patent for the compression of lidar point clouds (US 9753124). The patented technology provides lossless compression of point clouds captured by airborne lidar sensors or terrestrial laser scanners for easy and cost-effective processing, storage and transmission of data sets. “Lidar systems capture terabytes... read more

Bathymetrics Data Portal delivers quality water-depth data online

September 19, 2017By
Example of 2m Bathymetry data available through The Bathymetrics Data Portal. (Image: © DHI, TCarta, DigitalGlobe)

The Bathymetrics Data Portal allows users to search, purchase and automatically download water-depth information directly from an online store to their computer. The Bathymetrics Data Portal is a combined offering by DHI, experts in water environments; TCarta, a global provider of marine geospatial products; and powered by DigitalGlobe, provider of high-resolution satellite imagery. The dedicated commercial bathymetry portal offers continuously expanding 2m Bathymetry... read more

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Measure offers drone-based inspections of wind farms

September 19, 2017By
Dry Lake Wind Power Project, Arizona (Photo: U.S. DOE)

Measure, a U.S. provider of drone services to enterprise customers, has added turnkey wind farm inspection capabilities to its portfolio of aerial data collection solutions. Wind farm operators can outsource preventive maintenance inspections to Measure’s drone pilots and data analysts for fast, accurate, safe and timely problem identification. The service helps avert critical turbine failures and efficiency losses while reducing... read more

In Hurricane Irma’s wake, EagleView captures imagery of property damage

September 19, 2017By
Post-Irma hurricane damage is captured in aerial imagery by EagleView.

Eagle View Technologies has captured post event aerial imagery of two million properties in the state of Florida following Hurricane Irma. EagleView is a provider of aerial imagery and property data analytics for government agencies, insurance carriers and other private-sector organizations, With an image library dating back to 2002 in the state of Florida, EagleView is able to provide emergency services,... read more

EagleView capturing Hurricane Irma imagery to speed response

September 12, 2017By
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EagleView Technologies is actively flying to acquire post-storm imagery in Florida following Hurricane Irma. With more than 20 planes staged or in the air, EagleView is continuously capturing high-resolution aerial imagery to enable rapid assessment and response to Hurricane Irma relief efforts. EagleView is a provider of aerial imagery and property analytics for the government, insurance and commercial sectors. Using... read more

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Remote Geosystems UAV software free for hurricane work

September 12, 2017By
LineVision lets emergency response teams easily map drone video of Hurricane Harvey damage assessments. (Image: Remote Geosystems)

To assist with Hurricane Harvey and Irma emergency response and damage assessments efforts, Remote GeoSystems is donating LineVision software licenses to official agency, volunteer and non-profit drone operators. In addition to supporting a Texas A&M team responding to Harvey, LineVision is being pre-deployed to volunteers organized by Florida State University’s Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program to help with the Hurricane... read more

Hurricane Irma prep gets boost from Esri resource catalog

September 8, 2017By
Waze alerts light up Florida highways as people evacuate. (Image: Esri)

Esri has published a Hurricane Irma Resource Catalog in advance of the category 4 hurricane cutting through the Caribbean islands on its path toward Florida. The catalog features read-to-use applications compiled by the Esri Disaster Response Program (EDRP). EDRP is an around-the-clock service that helps with monitoring events online, discovering useful content, augmenting software and obtaining assistance from Esri experts. To see... read more

Agency9 releases free global 3D world in CityPlanner

September 7, 2017By

Agency9 has released free global 3D terrain and buildings in CityPlanner, its cloud solution for collaborative urban planning on the web. Agency9 is a provider of software for online 3D visualization of geographic information and maps. “Agency9 currently serves many customers with web-based 3D visualization tools in CityPlanner. With the release of the free global 3D world in CityPlanner, we aim... read more

Esri releases second book on GIS technology

September 7, 2017By

Esri released a new book, “The ArcGIS Book: 10 Big Ideas about Applying The Science of Where,” as well as a companion website. According to Esri, the book provides mapmakers with the know-how and hands-on experience to practice “The Science of Where.” In addition, the accompanying website offers information and interactive education resources needed to use web-based geographic information system... read more

Boundless partners with global special forces foundation

September 6, 2017By
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Boundless has partnered with the Global SOF Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that aims to build and grow an international Special Operations Forces (SOF) network of military, government, commercial and educational stakeholders. The foundation fosters SOF objectives and partnerships to confront both global and networked threats. “We’re honored to partner with an organization that supports national and international Armed Forces... read more

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