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More than 1,500 jurisdictions using GeoComm GIS Data Hub

May 14, 2020By
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GeoComm’s GIS Data Hub is being used by more than 1,500 jurisdictions across the country as a part of their public safety GIS data management processes. The GeoComm Data Hub allows users to measure progress toward development and maintaining public safety grade GIS. According to the company, the system quickly validates GIS data and related data against industry standards, as... read more

Geospatial Solutions coverage of COVID-19

May 14, 2020By
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Geospatial Solutions and GPS World are offering the latest news and updates concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as it affects the geospatial, mapping and GNSS/PNT industries. Read a message from GPS World here. NEWS • How is COVID-19 affecting you? Take part in our survey (4/22/20) • US small business loans a challenge due to COVID-19 (4/20/20) • Plans to reopen... read more

NavVis launches VLX wearable mapping system

May 13, 2020By
The all-in-one reality capture capabilities of NavVis VLX include both survey-grade point clouds and high-resolution panoramas. (Photo: NavVis)

NavVis has launched NavVis VLX, a wearable mapping system that captures high-quality data in built environments such as construction sites, staircases and small technical rooms. The all-in-one reality capture capabilities of NavVis VLX include both survey-grade point clouds and high-resolution panoramas. The combination of high-quality data capture and a compact, economical design will transform the way architecture, engineering and construction (AEC)... read more

Esri offers COVID-19 resources for nonprofits

May 8, 2020By
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Esri will be providing a COVID-19 Response Package for free to all nonprofit organizations responding to the pandemic. According to Esri, this includes data, templates and solutions that are accessible through Esri’s Disaster Response Program. By mapping data with capabilities such as spatial analysis, Esri’s software allows organizations to track where COVID-19 cases are spreading, and — through predictive modeling... read more

ASPRS to host educational geospatial webinars for kids

April 27, 2020By
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The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS): The Imaging and Geospatial Information Society is hosting one-hour educational webinars for children focused on geospatial concepts and technology. The webinars, GeoBits, which are based on the organization’s GeoBytes webinar series, will be free and recorded. The first webinar, titled “The First GeoBit: Career Opportunities in Land Surveying,” will take place... read more

WGIC: Geospatial analytics at forefront of COVID-19 fight

April 27, 2020By
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One industry important to the world’s fight and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is geospatial analytics. In response, the World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) has created an information hub for COVID-19 information. “These are very uniquely challenging times for our industry. At the same time, our industry has stood up to assist the world, especially the key decision-makers and frontline... read more

GeoComm joins Amazon Web Services as tech partner

April 24, 2020By
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GeoComm is now a Select Technology Partner in the Amazon Web Services Partner Network (APN). The APN is a global program for technology and consulting customers who leverage Amazon Web Services to build solutions and services for customers. As an APN Select Technology Partner, GeoComm will leverage Amazon Web Services to bring benefits to its customers, including security to protect... read more

AEC technology consultant completes Pointfuse training program

April 23, 2020By
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U.S. CAD is working with Pointfuse to help shape the future of point cloud processing software. This collaboration began upon U.S. CAD completing Pointfuse’s authorized training program. U.S. CAD is an architecture, engineering and construction technology consultant that has 20 years’ experience in combining BIM content creation and 3D modeling with application development and configuration services. U.S. CAD is a... read more

GIS Planning data tool provides updates on open businesses amid COVID-19

April 22, 2020By
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New hyperlocal business directory ZoomBusiness designed to help Main Street businesses across North America engage with local residents GIS Planning has launched an online tool that enables local businesses across North America to communicate with customers for free in real time. ZoomBusiness, created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is an interactive, mobile-responsive mapping directory for communities that ensures customers can... read more

Esri User Conference goes virtual because of COVID-19

April 22, 2020By
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The Esri User Conference, which usually takes place in San Diego in July, will this year be held virtually. “As a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis, we are making the decision to move the 2020 Esri User Conference in San Diego to a virtual format. This is a great disappointment to me personally, as I know it... read more