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Eos Positioning enables using Esri Collector for ArcGIS and Survey123 concurrently

December 2, 2020By

Eos Positioning Systems Inc. (Eos) has released capability in its Eos Tools Pro apps (iOS, Android, Windows) that allows Esri Collector for ArcGIS and Survey123 to run concurrently, allowing the user to dynamically switch between the two apps in the field. “Without this capability, users could not run two data-collection apps, such as Collector and Survey123, or ArcGIS Field Maps and... read more

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IQGeo software company acquires OSPInsight for fiber optics

December 1, 2020By

IQGeo, a developer of geospatial productivity and collaboration software for the telecoms and utility industries, has acquired OSPInsight International Inc., a U.S.-based leader in fiber-optic network management. Under the terms of the agreement, IQGeo will purchase OSPInsight for $8.75 million, which will be funded through a mix of cash and shares. The completion of the acquisition is subject to shareholder final approval.... read more

Bluesky launches online streaming service for panoramic aerial images

November 24, 2020By
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Aerial mapping company Bluesky is releasing its entire catalog of geographically referenced oblique aerial images of cities in the United Kingdom (UK) via a new subscription-based streaming service. Working with Geoxphere, a specialist in cloud-based GIS, Bluesky will offer MetroVista imagery via an easy-to-use web viewer that also includes measurement tools for detailed analysis of building features, façade details and... read more

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eCognition goes underwater to help conserve coral reefs

November 9, 2020By
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The Caribbean Division of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has focused on monitoring, protecting and restoring the region’s marine environments for more than 40 years. As the plight of coral reefs has become more urgent, so too have TNC’s efforts to tackle coral conservation, and meet the demands for better maps. “Reef maps are an essential tool for coral resource managers,... read more

Urban surveyors adopt MGISS mapping technology

November 3, 2020By
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Mobile GIS Services (MGISS) has equipped a team of urban surveyors with new satellite positioning systems to accurately map assets and features such as signage, lighting and landscape features. The technology supplied by MGISS included Leica smart antennas coupled with data management and mapping software. For this project, MGISS worked with Occam’s Razor Consulting Limited (ORCL), a specialist in data... read more

UP42 partners with Intermap for high-resolution elevation data

November 2, 2020By
NEXTMap digital surface model (Image: Intermap Technologies)

The NEXTMap Elevation Data Suite from Intermap Technologies is now offered on the UP42 developer platform for Earth observation data and analytics. UP42 gives users direct access to extensive Earth observation datasets and advanced processing algorithms, and Intermap Technologies, based in Englewood, Colorado, is a provider of geospatial datasets, solutions and software. The NEXTMap 3D elevation products are available as... read more

Hexagon Geospatial updates platform for location intelligence

October 22, 2020By
Luciad 2020.1 provides capabilities with panoramic imagery. (Screenshot: Hexagon Geospatial)

Luciad 2020.1 features dynamic panoramic imagery capabilities and immersive 3D imagery Hexagon’s Geospatial division has launched Luciad 2020.1, a significant update to its platform for building advanced location intelligence and real-time, situational awareness applications. Luciad 2020.1 delivers immersive 3D experiences with 360-degree panoramic imagery support that can be combined with other 3D data layers for geospatial applications. The latest release also... read more

Contact tracing applications market set to grow 15% CAGR through 2030

September 25, 2020By
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According to a study by Future Market Insights, the contact tracing applications market is set to grow 15% CAGR through 2030. “Functional advantages of contact tracing applications include superior data quality, easier tracking and monitoring of larger numbers of people in a time effective manner, the ability of real time analysis, and the significant improvements to management and coordination of... read more

Global trends in the mapping industry during the pandemic

September 22, 2020By
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By Philippe Simard, Ph.D. President, SimActive Inc. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought uncertainties to all businesses, and the mapping industry has been no exception. Slowdowns were observed during the first few months of 2020 as lockdowns were gradually enforced in Asia, then Europe, and finally the Americas. As expected, projects were delayed during that initial period as companies were reorganizing their... read more

Comment sought on OGC API standard for geospatial web processing

September 22, 2020By
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New process simplifies task of computational geospatial processing accessible via web services The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) seeks public comment on a new draft OGC API standard: OGC API – Processes – Part 1: Core. Comments are due by Oct. 19. The draft OGC API – Processes Standard specifies a Web API that enables the execution of computing processes and... read more