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Komatsu partners with Cesium on Smart Construction solutions

March 16, 2020By

Cesium’s 3D technology will power smart construction dashboard to make construction safer, more efficient and more profitable Komatsu has officially announced an incoming suite of the company’s Smart Construction solutions, which will include the 3D visualization power and geospatial accuracy of Cesium, a platform to visualize, analyze and share 3D data. “Together, Komatsu and Cesium are bringing a new era of... read more

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Cesium to collaborate with Smithsonian to stream high-resolution 3D models online

March 13, 2020By
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Streaming 3D geospatial technology company Cesium will support the Smithsonian Institution by streaming 3D models of massive objects in its collection, such as the Space Shuttle Discovery. The models will be streamed over the internet in high resolution for the first time. The collaboration is part of the Smithsonian’s Open Access Initiative. Through the initiative, the Smithsonian will release about 2.8... read more

Wingtra adds enhanced data capability with Trimble Business Center

March 13, 2020By
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With Wingtra’s latest software release, surveyors and geospatial professionals can now directly import WingtraOne drone data into the Trimble Business Center (TBC). According to Wingtra, the new integration seamlessly combines WingtraOne high-accuracy drone data within TBC, optimizing drone mapping workflows for survey and construction projects within a single software platform. The integration allows users to drag and drop data into... read more

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1Data Gateway helps streamline data delivery

March 11, 2020By
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1Spatial has released 1Data Gateway, an intuitive self-service web-portal for handling data validation, data processing and data enhancement. 1Data Gateway forms part of 1Spatial’s Location Master Data Management (LMDM) suite of products which ensures spatial data quality and consistency across the enterprise. Available in the cloud or on-premise, 1Data Gateway offers internal and external users a secure, fully scalable and... read more

HERE offers location services for Microsoft Azure customers

March 10, 2020By
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Microsoft Azure customers now have access to HERE Location Services within their self-hosted Azure environments. HERE is providing a new set of application programming interfaces (APIs) for developers to build location-aware applications. Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service for building, testing, deploying and managing applications and services through Microsoft-managed data centers. According to HERE, HERE Location Services such as... read more

Esri ArcGIS map tracks global coronavirus cases

March 10, 2020By
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The Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University is tracking the coronavirus (COVID-19) via an Esri ArcGIS map. The map is updated in almost real time, and it includes a zoomable map identifying confirmed cases of the virus throughout the world. It also includes numerical data on how many cases have been confirmed in each country,... read more

TerraGo releases Publisher for Raster application

March 10, 2020By
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TerraGo unveiled Publisher for Raster, an application for publishing geospatial raster maps and imagery as GeoPDF documents for use with TerraGo Toolbar. According to TerraGo, information otherwise locked away in arcane geospatial raster formats can be made available to a much wider audience as GeoPDF documents that can be measured, analyzed and annotated with TerraGo Toolbar. The new release, version... read more

Terra Drone Indonesia maps underground campus utilities with GPR drone

March 9, 2020By
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Terra Drone Indonesia, a group company of Japan-based Terra Drone Corp., has successfully completed a pilot project at the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in Indonesia. The project included flying a drone equipped with a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) system over the campus to map tunnels and underground utilities. The drone data was then processed and compared with the infrastructure... read more

Free license tier offered for Touch GIS fieldwork app

March 6, 2020By
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Users can now install and test Touch GIS, a mobile field data mapping app, for as long as needed with a free license tier. Previously, users were able to install the app and sign up for a 14-day free trial period. “We realized some users needed more time to evaluate the many features of Touch GIS,” said Joe Wilson, head... read more

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MGISS launches web app for visualization of buried assets

March 4, 2020By
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MGISS, a UK geospatial specialist, has released a new version of its web app TopoGrafi that allows for the display of 3D data in real-world models. With enhanced 3D data processing capabilities, TopoGrafi is an end-to-end platform for capturing buried asset data and processing it for augmented reality visualizations. Aimed at the utility and infrastructure sectors, TopoGrafi is helping organizations... read more