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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

More than 1,500 jurisdictions using GeoComm GIS Data Hub

May 14, 2020By

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

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

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

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

AirDroid offers geofencing to enhance efficiency, device security

April 22, 2020By
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Mobile device management solution allows users set up a digital perimeter, view the current location of a device, and track where it’s been Sand Studio, a mobile device management (MDM) solution provider, is offering AirDroid Business Geofencing, a location-based solution for businesses to monitor and track device location, automate tasks and receive notification alerts in one place. With geofencing, organizations that... read more

NSGIC issues joint statement on value of GIS for COVID-19 pandemic

April 17, 2020By
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The National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) has released a joint statement on the value of GIS in the pandemic, alongside its partners the MidAmerica GIS Consortium (MAGIC), Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), and American Association of Geographers (AAG). Joint Statement on the Value of GIS in the Pandemic The spread and effects of... read more

Esri offers instructor-led GIS classes online

April 15, 2020By

Over the last few weeks, many organizations have transitioned their workforce to remote work environments. At the same time, the demand for geographic information systems (GIS) products and skilled GIS professionals is high. Esri announces that all of its instructor-led courses are available in its instructor-led online classroom, which is calls “an engaging learning environment that offers convenience and interactivity.”... read more

Dashboard graphs those working from home during COVID-19

April 9, 2020By
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SafeGraph has launched a Shelter in Place Dashboard that enables users to visualize stay-at-home behavior for every county in the United States. SafeGraph has also created and released two new datasets: Weekly foot-traffic patterns Social Distancing Index The data is being provided at no cost to non-commercial entities. “We currently have over 550 researchers, non-profits and government agencies in a... read more