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Cesium adds global layer of 3D buildings

July 22, 2020By
Seattle's Space Needle. (Image: Cesium)

Cesium users now have access to Cesium OSM Buildings, a global base layer of more than 350 million 3D buildings. Cesium OSM Buildings expands the suite of Cesium Global Base Layers including worldwide terrain, aerial imagery and streetmaps already available on Cesium ion. “As digital twins and urban mapping gain momentum in 3D geospatial, we are excited to offer a... read more

UP42 partners with Vultus for precision ag solutions

July 21, 2020By
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UP42 has partnered with Vultus, which specializes in precision farming technologies. According to UP42, its customers can now use Vultus Fertilization Zoning Maps algorithms to fine-tune crop management — with more agricultural technologies coming soon. Founded in 2016 in Lund, Sweden, Vultus AB provides a geospatial infrastructure for precision farming. Vultus analyzes Earth observation satellite data with advanced artificial intelligence... read more

GMV leads development of ESA COVID-19 Space Hunting Platform

July 20, 2020By
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GMV will search using artificial intelligence for any correlations between COVID-19 spread and environmental parameters. The European Space Agency (ESA) has launched an internal initiative to cull ideas for supporting its member states in the study and analysis of the COVID-19 pandemic. Under this initiative, an idea from the Galileo Navigation Science Office has been selected. The COVID-19 Space Hunting... read more

Atlantic purchases first Phase One large-format camera

July 20, 2020By
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Atlantic — a remote sensing, surveying and consulting business — has purchased a Phase One Industrial 280MP large-format aerial solution to better serve its clients. The upgrade substantially increases Atlantic’s ability to efficiently capture a large area with extreme accuracy and quality, the company said. The massive Phase One Industrial 280MP aerial solution is a large-format camera system that easily integrates... read more

National Governors Association, Esri release updated COVID-19 map

July 15, 2020By

The National Governors Association has partnered with Esri to publish a comprehensive update to its interactive COVID-19 State and Territory Action Tracker. According to the association, the interactive mapping-based app shows how jurisdictions have taken actions to reopen certain business sectors by issuing statewide orders. It also shows how jurisdictions are undertaking regional-based approaches or implementing statewide orders with authorization... read more

NSGIC issues guidance for states to strengthen address data programs

July 9, 2020By
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Guidance issued for states to strengthen address data programs complete and accurate data necessary for emergency response, other government services A report issued by the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) targets a key dataset for state governments. “Best Practices for State Geospatial Maturity: Addresses” is available now. “Addresses are created by local address authorities in city, county, and tribal... read more

ProStar joins Trimble’s GIS Business Partner Program

July 9, 2020By
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Trimble GNSS integrates with PointMan field applications to identify, capture and record the precise geospatial location of utilities ProStar has joined Trimble’s GIS Business Partner Program. As part of the program, ProStar has implemented the Trimble Precision SDK (software developer kit) to integrate high-accuracy positioning capability in its PointMan mobile application running on smartphones and tablets using Trimble GNSS receivers.... read more

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
Screenshot: FoodFinder

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