GIS Software

SuperSurv mobile app increases RTCM 3.1 support

January 8, 2018By

Makers of mobile GIS app SuperSurv, developed by Supergeo Technologies Inc., are working to increase its GNSS positioning functionality. In recent weeks, the SuperSurv product team began to enhance SuperSurv’s NTRIP solution, aiming to adopt more RTCM versions and provide a better GNSS positioning service. NTRIP (Networked Transport of RTCM via internet protocol) is a protocol to send GNSS-related data through... read more

A look at LocationTech open source geospatial solutions

December 21, 2017By

LocationTech open source project provides core technology for geospatial big-data analytic solutions. LocationTech has released five open source projects that provide core technology used to build geospatial big data analytics solutions. A working group of the not-for-profit Eclipse Foundation, the LocationTech community builds software for geospatial technology. The Eclipse Foundation enables collaboration on open source software. Besides geospatial technology, the foundation’s 300-plus open source projects include tools... read more

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SimActive introduces new technology for true orthophotos

November 28, 2017By

SimActive Inc., a developer of photogrammetry software, has released Correlator3D version 7.1 with new technology for true orthophotos. Users can now automatically generate enhanced true orthomosaics through a technological breakthrough that significantly minimizes artifacts, the company said. This major release successfully addresses the industry-wide challenges of generating true orthophotos without artifacts, such as distortions around buildings and vertical structures. Along with the... read more

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OGC seeks participants for ‘interoperability plugfest’

November 27, 2017By

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is calling for interested participants in its Geospatial to the Edge Interoperability Plugfest. OGC Plugfests, initiatives of the OGC Innovation Program, provide a venue for sponsors and technology implementers to come together to solve geospatial interoperability challenges in a collaborative, agile process. A plugfest is organized around scenarios and a testing environment to advance the implementation of... read more

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SimActive automates direct georeferencing

October 31, 2017By

SimActive Inc., a developer of photogrammetry software, has launched an automated solution for direct georeferencing from real-time kinematic (RTK) positioning. Within the new workflow feature, users can achieve get high accuracy in projects without the use of ground control points (GCP), saving time in collecting and processing data. Martin Instrument, a reseller of SimActive and surveying equipment, is benefitting from... read more

USGS tool allows users to explore mountains worldwide

October 24, 2017By
The Global Mountain Explorer. (USGS)

A new tool that gives users a detailed view of the world’s mountains is now available from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The Global Mountain Explorer can help users ranging from hikers to scientists, resource managers and policy makers seeking information on these prominent yet often understudied landscapes. Mountains occupy from 12 to 31 percent of the land surface of the Earth,... read more

Esri ArcGIS helps firefighters with mutual response

October 23, 2017By
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The International Association of Fire Chiefs, Intermedix and Esri have signed an agreement to build the National Mutual Aid System or NMAS. The NMAS will be the next-generation version of the IAFC’s Mutual Aid Net tool built in 2008. The NMAS will use Esri ArcGIS and Intermedix’s WebEOC, a crisis information management software, to manage and track emergency services resources... read more

VTOL drone company Wingtra partners with Pix4D

October 14, 2017By
The WingtraOne VTOL drone.

Professional drone company Wingtra is partnering with photogrammetry company Pix4D. Pix4D’s software suite is now available to WingtraOne users, both directly and via Wingtra’s distributors. WingtraOne, Wingtra’s main product, is a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) UAV that enables data collection for a variety of industries. The partnership with Pix4D aims to augment its status with an end-to-end solution including 2D map and 3D model construction from... read more helps with wrong addresses on personal devices

October 12, 2017By

Members of the public often turn to GPS World and Geospatial Solutions for help when their personal device gives them incorrect mapping information. has set up a page that points users to the correct place to report problems, by walking them through a series of steps. As our readers know, the problem isn’t with the satellites, but in the... read more

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Topcon announces connectivity enhancements with Bentley Systems

October 10, 2017By

Topcon Positioning Group announces advances in its direct communication between the Bentley Systems design applications and the Topcon suite of software solutions with the release of MAGNET 4.3.1. The MAGNET Enterprise Data Manager is designed to allow operators to directly access Bentley ProjectWise data with MAGNET Field, MAGNET Office or MAGNET Enterprise applications. “The updates are part of our commitment... read more