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URISA accepting applications for Vanguard Cabinet

June 18, 2020By
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The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) is now accepting applications for its Vanguard Cabinet. The Vanguard Cabinet is an advisory board made up of passionate, young geospatial professionals who strive to engage young practitioners, increase their numbers in the organization and better understand the concerns facing these future leaders of the geospatial community. The board consists of members... read more

Mapping tool helps LA County residents find food resources

June 11, 2020By
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The non-profit 211 LA County and Slingshot Aerospace have unveiled an online mapping tool that allows users to quickly identify and locate more than 2,000 food resources within the county during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. 211 LA County is a non-profit organization providing the official information and referral source for health and human services in LA County. Slingshot Aerospace is... read more

Bentley Systems’ ‘Year in Infrastructure’ 2020 conference goes digital

June 10, 2020By
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Bentley Systems‘ Year in Infrastructure 2020 conference will be hosted in a digital format. The virtual Year in Infrastructure 2020 conference will provide complimentary access to a wide range of content relevant to infrastructure professionals in every role and at every phase of the infrastructure lifecycle, the company said. Highlights of the 2020 conference will include the Year in Infrastructure... read more

Bentley Systems acquires voice-based field automation provider

June 4, 2020By
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Bentley Systems has acquired NoteVault, a voice-based field automation provider for construction management. This acquisition expands Bentley’s Synchro digital construction environment with mobile field applications to track and manage labor, materials and equipment. According to Bentley Systems, these comprehensive offerings further extend the value of digital twins across construction management, enabling projects to combine immersive 4D models of the construction... read more

ION launches online job board for PNT community

June 3, 2020By
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The Institute of Navigation (ION) has launched an online job board for the PNT community. Through the ION Online Job Board, ION corporate members can post job listings for free. For a limited time, non-ION corporate members can also post job listings for free. The job postings will expire automatically after 14, 30 or 60 days, depending on which expiration... read more

Kaarta launches Stencil Pro mobile mapping system with GNSS alignment

June 2, 2020By
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SLAM-based mobile mapping with integrated 360° color is a rugged, geo-enabled, high-density and versatile workhorse Kaarta, an innovator of real-time mobile 3D reality capture, has announced Stencil Pro, a versatile professional-grade mobile mapping platform with dimensional and visual fidelity. According to a Kaarta press release, “Whether on the road or on a job site, in a warehouse or an office,... read more

Dewberry selected for NOAA shoreline mapping contract

May 28, 2020By
Existing NOAA nautical chart of Nantucket Harbor, Mass., overlaid with revised shoreline features collected by Dewberry. Image courtesy of Dewberry. (Image: Dewberry/NOAA)

Dewberry has been selected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for the agency’s Shoreline Mapping Services contract. The five-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract has a ceiling of $40 million and will enable Dewberry and its partners to work with NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey to develop new technologies and initiatives to protect the nation’s coasts. This is Dewberry’s second... read more

SPH Engineering releases bathymetric drone solution

May 26, 2020By
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SPH Engineering has launched a product designed to conduct bathymetric surveys of inland and coastal water. The system — an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) integrated with an echo sounder — is time- and cost-efficient, the company said. It is suitable for mapping, measuring and inspecting tasks as well as environmental monitoring. The system allows field workers to collect data with... read more

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Touch GIS app introduces digital clinometer tool for geologists

May 20, 2020By
The new digital clinometer and attitude attribute type available in Touch GIS. (Image: TouchGIS)

Touch GIS has introduced a digital clinometer tool to assist field geologists in recording strike and dip readings. Version 1.3 of the app also features a new “attitude” attribute type, which makes it easy to record and display these readings on the map. “We’ve been testing these new features with a number of field geologists, and we’re excited to finally... read more

Pointfuse and Leica Geosystems enter development agreement

May 15, 2020By
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Pointfuse and Leica Geosystems, a Hexagon company, have established a global cooperation and entered into a development agreement. According to the companies, the agreement aims to streamline the use of reality capture in established digital construction, space management and visualization workflows. This strategic cooperation demonstrates the shared focus of Pointfuse and Leica Geosystems to democratize technology and create intuitive and... read more