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Touch GIS app for iPhone and iPad now available

November 12, 2019By
Photo: TouchGIS

Touch GIS has released the Touch GIS app for iPhone and iPad. Users can explore the app’s features with a free 14-day trial. Touch GIS offers professional-grade field data collection and visualization. It takes advantage of devices already used by many people, making field data collection easy and convenient, the company said. Features include: an intuitive interface offline capabilities map... read more

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EOS Positioning helps Haiti achieve clean drinking water

October 3, 2019By
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Haiti Outreach is on a mission is to bring clean drinking water to 100% of Haitian communes. The non-profit organization is using EOS Positioning’s Arrow Gold GNSS receiver to transform how water access is addressed. In the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation, poverty and corruption have stifled development. But Haiti Outreach is using geospatial software and donations to ensure every household has... read more

Esri releases ArcGIS QuickCapture for one-touch field data-collection

October 3, 2019By
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New app gives field crews a fast, easy way to record information while mobile Esri has released ArcGIS QuickCapture, a mobile app designed for rapid and at-speed field data-collection workflows. Data can be collected from a moving vehicle with the touch of a button and sent back to the office for real-time analysis, leading to faster and more effective decision-making.... read more

Trimble to acquire GIS company Cityworks for EAM expansion

October 3, 2019By
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Trimble has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Azteca Systems LLC (Cityworks), a provider of enterprise asset management (EAM) software for utilities and local government. Cityworks’ solutions address the global challenges associated with maintaining and replacing aging utility, transportation and public assets and infrastructure. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019, subject to... read more

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
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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