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Eos supports sustainable water initiative in Haiti

October 26, 2018By
Eos Positioning Systems' Arrow Gold GNSS receiver helps Haiti Outreach build and improve potable water distribution networks by providing accurate subfoot elevations required for hydraulic modeling simulations. (Photo: Eos Positioning Systems)

Eos Positioning Systems has donated an Arrow Gold GNSS receiver to Haiti Outreach, a 21-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Haiti become a developed country. Haiti Outreach collaborates with individual Haitian communities to create and maintain access to potable water through community outreach, well digging and distribution-network development. The Arrow Gold GNSS receiver helps Haiti Outreach build and improve potable... read more

TCarta delivers satellite-derived mangrove health assessment to Abu Dhabi

October 25, 2018By
TCarta's report showed 80 percent of the Emirate’s mangrove forests were healthy. (Image: TCarta)

TCarta, a global provider of geospatial products and services, was commissioned by the Environment Agency — Abu Dhabi (EAD) to carry out a landmark mangrove health assessment covering the entire Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The assessment contained mangrove condition information derived from high-resolution multispectral satellite imagery. According to TCarta, the report showed 80 percent of the Emirate’s mangrove forests were... read more

Hexagon’s M.App Enterprise update includes mobile workflow

October 17, 2018By
Screenshot from M.App Enterprise video/Hexagon Geospatial

Hexagon’s Geospatial division released a new version of M.App Enterprise for 2018, M.App Enterprise 16.5. This privately hosted solution allows organizations to deploy Hexagon Smart M.Apps that dynamically address their location-based business problems, the company said. M.App Enterprise is the ideal platform to monitor assets, evaluate changes and take action, with the new release now including a native mobile client.... read more

Bentley Systems releases open-source library, iModel.js

October 17, 2018By

Open-source JavaScript library for creating immersive connections to infrastructure digital twins. Bentley Systems has released its iModel.js library, an open-source initiative designed to improve the accessibility, for both visualization and analytical visibility, of infrastructure digital twins. iModel.js can be used by developers and IT professionals to quickly and easily create immersive applications that connect their infrastructure digital twins with the... read more

BAE Systems demonstrates XTS Guard 5 for military cyber security

October 17, 2018By
Image: BAE Systems

BAE Systems’ XTS Guard 5, equipped with the company’s Geospatial eXploitation Products (GXP), has successfully demonstrated its ability to provide U.S. intelligence organizations with access to geospatial imagery and data from BAE Systems’ GXP Platform, ensuring secure sharing between networks of various security classifications and sections. The innovative software demonstrated secure information sharing between government agencies and networks at the... read more

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Spectra Precision becomes Spectra Geospatial for survey, GIS

October 17, 2018By
Spectra Geospatial logo

Spectra Precision has launched a new brand identity and name for its survey and geographic information systems (GIS) suite of solutions. The organization will now be known as Spectra Geospatial. The brand will include a new logo and website domain name: www.spectrageospatial.com. The announcement was made at Intergeo 2018, the conference on geodesy, geoinformatics and land management being held Oct. 16-18... read more

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Nearmap introduces roof pitch and area tools for solar and roofing

October 17, 2018By
Nearmap high-resolution aerial image showcasing new toolset in MapBrowser, captured Sept. 15, 2018. (Image: Nearmap)

Nearmap has introduced a complete measurement toolset in MapBrowser for the solar, roofing and other rooftop industries. The new tools allow users to measure roof-pitch, height, width and area, enabling roofers and solar installers to confidently measure rooftops and structures from high-resolution oblique aerial images. The new MapBrowser helps customers significantly reduce onsite visits during the quoting and planning stages... read more

Rugged tablet purpose-built for high-accuracy measurements

October 17, 2018By
DT301X rugged tablet. (Photo: DT Research)

RealSense 3D camera is fully integrated to capture real-time detailed images DT Research has released the DT301X rugged tablet, a lightweight military-grade tablet that is purpose-built to enhance the precision of crime and crash scene reconstruction, bridge and other construction inspections, and 3D surveying. DT Research made the announcement at Intergeo, being held Oct. 16-18 in Frankfurt, Germany. The DT301X... read more

U.S. Army invests in virtual reality training

October 16, 2018By
The Synthetic Training Environment will assess Soldiers in enhancing decision-making skills through an immersive environment. (Photo: U.S. Army)

The U.S. Army considers virtual reality training as an important path ahead to prepare warfighters. The U.S. Army awarded Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) a major extension to demonstrate technologies for a cloud-enabled, virtual world training capability. BISim is a global developer of advanced military training and simulation software. The contract award helps meet the requirements of the Army’s Synthetic Training... read more

Boundless partners with United Nations on UN Open GIS Initiative

October 15, 2018By
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Boundless is partnering with the United Nations (UN) to support the UN Open GIS Initiative, which aids UN operations around the world with open source geospatial software and services. According to Boundless, using its technology, the UN can leverage a hybrid architecture approach and maintain interoperability with existing software systems to maximize the value of its open technology and open... read more