GIS Software

Geocortex adds support for Arcade scripting and ArcGIS Online smart mapping

September 3, 2019By
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Latitude Geographics (a VertiGIS company) has released 4.12 version of its flagship product Geocortex Essentials, to make it easier for developers of mapping applications to take advantage of Esri’s ArcGIS technology. Smart mapping. Using Esri’s smart-mapping functionality, GIS departments around the world are creating eye-catching, informative maps in ArcGIS Online. Smart mapping allows analysts to visualize and review their data... read more

LandViewer’s change-detection tool runs in a browser

June 19, 2019By
A difference image showing the extent of deforestation in Madagascar between 2016 and 2018; generated from two Sentinel-2 satellite images. (Image: LandViewer)

A major use of remote sensing data is to compare images of an area taken at different times and identify the changes it underwent. With a wealth of long-term satellite imagery in open use, detecting such changes manually would be time-consuming and most likely inaccurate. To address this, EOS Data Analytics has introduced an automated Change Detection tool to its... read more

Maptitude for Redistricting ready for 2020 cycle

June 13, 2019By
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Maptitude for Redistricting is designed specifically for anyone involved in or preparing for the 2020 redistricting cycle, from novice to professional users. Maptitude for Redistricting 2019 has new partisan competitiveness reports, adds access to imagery layers, and allows users to save and share their plans in a variety of formats. New features include: Speed improvements provide faster access to maps... read more

New version of Global Mapper SDK supports S-52 marine chart symbology

May 10, 2019By
Global Mapper v.20.1 offers a new zoom tool in the path profile view. (Photo: Blue Marble Geographics)

Blue Marble Geographics has released a new version of the Global Mapper software development kit (SDK), providing software engineers with the means to embed the latest geospatial technology into their custom applications. Version 20.1 incorporates many of the functional upgrades introduced in the recent release of the desktop version of the software. Blue Marble’s GIS software has been used by... read more

Correcting the census: Household sizes in Maptitude 2019

April 17, 2019By
Census tracts with Caliper derived households. (Image: Caliper)

Household size distributions are critical inputs to many business analyses, but may not be correctly derived from U.S. Census data, according to Caliper. The Census counts people at their geographic locations, and when several unrelated people live at the same address, they are reported as one household with a number of residents. A confusing array of data is reported. In... read more

Global Mapper app now on NGA’s IGAPP store

April 17, 2019By
Photo: Blue Marble

Global Mapper Mobile is now available to U.S. government agencies through the Innovative GEOINT Application Provider Program (IGAPP). The mobile app is provided by Blue Marble Geographics. Administered by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the mission of IGAPP is to streamline the deployment of commercial mobile apps to government personnel by bridging the gap between traditional government contracting procedures and non-traditional... read more

Golden Software Grapher 14 offers enhanced plotting functions

March 25, 2019By
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Golden Software, a developer of software for data visualization and analysis, has released Version 14 of the Grapher scientific graphing package with new plotting and customizing functionality. Available today, Grapher 14 is downloadable by all users with active maintenance agreements. A preview version of Grapher 15 is now available, giving active users pre-release access to new fit curve and statistical... read more

Golden Software enhances 3D data visualization in Surfer 16

February 27, 2019By
Topographic surface with well sample data and water level. (Image: Golden Software)

Golden Software, a developer of scientific graphics software, has enhanced the visualization capabilities in version 16 of its Surfer gridding, contouring and 3D surface mapping package. Geologists, environmental consultants and geospatial professionals can use Surfer 16 to interpret complex scientific data. “We have improved every aspect of core functionality in Surfer 16 so it’s faster and easier to make meaningful... read more

LandViewer offers long-term observations, enhanced vegetation analysis

February 26, 2019By
Sentinel-2-derived SAVI analysis of an arid agricultural region in Saudi Arabia. (Screenshot: EOS)

LandViewer, a cloud service developed by EOS Data Analytics, provides access to satellite data and fast-paced analytics. In recent months, it has undergone numerous updates, which have expanded the existing catalogue of satellite imagery, introduced more tools for analysis and added other new features. By the end of 2018, free space and airborne data available for browsing, analysis and download... read more

Hexagon acquires Thermopylae for 5D visualization

February 25, 2019By
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Hexagon AB has signed an agreement to acquire Thermopylae Sciences and Technology, a software provider primarily focused on the U.S. government and defense market that specializes in geospatial applications, mobile frameworks and cloud computing for enhanced location intelligence. Thermopylae has developed advanced visualization solutions to support tactical edge mapping in support of mission critical operations. Built upon the Google technology... read more