GIS Software

Sokkia GNSS receivers now integrated with TerraGo Magic

August 14, 2017By
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TerraGo Magic now offers advanced integration and support for the Sokkia line of GNSS receivers, including the new GCX3. TerraGo Magic is a zero-code platform-as-a-service that enables customers to build their own custom mobile apps without writing any code by choosing from a menu of available, field-tested features. Featuring advanced constellation tracking and longer range base to rover communication, the... read more

Trimble Penmap for Android designed for field surveying

July 27, 2017By
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Trimble has introduced Penmap for Android, a cloud-connected application for field surveying and high-accuracy geographic information system (GIS) data collection that works on mobile handhelds, smartphones and tablets. Trimble Penmap for Android focuses on core survey and mapping tasks such as cadastral and boundary surveys, establishing local control, stake-outs, quality checks and asset management for utilities. It provides both professional... read more

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LizardTech optimizes Portfolio 2017 for geospatial data

July 19, 2017By
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LizardTech and Extensis have launched Portfolio 2017, a digital asset management (DAM) solution now optimized for geospatial data. Portfolio 2017 enables users to organize, access and share geospatial datasets – including compressed MrSID files – along with associated graphics and documents. Divisions of Celartem Inc., LizardTech and Extensis collaborated in adding geospatial data management capabilities to the new version. The... read more

Esri UC: How Esri CityEngine powered Disney’s Zootopia

July 10, 2017By
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Brandon Jarratt took GIS professionals behind the scenes of animated city creation at the Esri User Conference, being held this week in San Diego. Jarratt served as general technical director for Disney’s Zootopia, which won the 2016 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. Jarrett took the stage during the plenary session to describe how the Zootopia team used Esri CityEngine software to create the... read more

ArcGIS Pro 2.0 offers innovations, streamlined workflows

July 10, 2017By
Users of ArcGIS Pro can now create map notes in 3D in a scene.

ArcGIS Pro 2.0, Esri’s next-generation desktop geographic information system (GIS), is now available. This latest version provides more highly requested workflows and features new innovations. It is also more tightly integrated with the rest of the ArcGIS platform, so that users can complete more of their workflows solely in ArcGIS Pro. Jack Dangermond, Esri president, introduced major features of the upgrade at the... read more

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Esri CityEngine 2017 designed for efficient urban planning

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Esri has released Esri CityEngine 2017 with a variety of new features. This latest version of Esri’s 3D modeling software offers new features that let planners and architects compare different scenarios and visualize them with dashboards to view how each would affect the same geographic area — all in real time. With the updates available in the new version of... read more

ArcGIS Web AppBuilder receives major widget updates

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Major changes have been added to the ArcGIS Web AppBuilder in its June 2017 update, in the form of new widgets. For those who use the AppBuilder for creating applications rather than using ArcGIS for Developers, widgets serve as a mainstay for mapping application projects. For the summer update, eight new core widgets are now available for users. Here’s a quick overview of what’s... read more

senseFly brings drone education to Esri User Conference

senseFly will showcase how to integrate drone imagery into current workflows at the Esri User Conference, which takes place July 10-14 in San Diego. senseFly is hosting a series of workshops designed for surveying, mapping and GIS professionals. As a producer of mapping drones and an Esri Silver Partner, senseFly will present the innovative ways in which its drones are being used with Esri’s... read more

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Leica Cyclone REGISTER 360, cloud services offered for digital reality-capture market

June 15, 2017By
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Hexagon announced today its new Leica Cyclone REGISTER 360 laser scanning software for simpler, automated registration, and its Cyclone Cloud Services platform for secure global collaboration through an on-demand software-as-a-service model. Together, the new products offer users smarter ways to register, visualize and collaborate around digital reality projects, delivering solutions into the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), plant, survey and... read more

Utility post-processing software delivers CAD drawings

June 14, 2017By
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Leica Geosystems has released its new DX Office Vision utility post processing software for mapping ground-penetrating radar (GPR) data from the field into a CAD drawing. DX Office Vision allows even non-experienced users to obtain professional 3D CAD drawings and visualize the detected underground utilities in a simple way, according to Leica. The intuitive interface enables users to filter, select, identify... read more