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Imaging tech from Australia’s Spookfish heads to North America

April 11, 2018By

Australian geospatial startup Spookfish has won a major Asia Pacific industry award for exporting imaging technology to the North American market. Spookfish has partnered with U.S.-based EagleView Technology Corporation, a North America provider of aerial imagery, and the two companies have collaborated to develop new technologies to meet the demands of the North American market. In mid-2017, EagleView placed its... read more

Raytheon contracted to demonstrate Army mobile intelligence platform

April 11, 2018By

FoXTEN software product gives soldiers access to real-time intelligence data in the field. Raytheon Company has been awarded a U.S. Army contract to demonstrate the company’s commercially available mobile intelligence platform that will allow soldiers to quickly collect and access information on the battlefield. Raytheon’s commercial laptop-based platform, called the FoXTEN, may be considered as a future mobile component of the... read more

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SenseFly and Trimble optimize workflow for geospatial drone operators

April 3, 2018By

SenseFly has announced a new software integration with Trimble to optimizes the drone mapping workflow for geospatial professionals. The new integration is designed to ensure a smooth end-to-end mapping drone workflow. senseFly operators can now, within the recently launched eMotion 3.5 software, transform a senseFly S.O.D.A. camera’s georeferenced imagery into an automatically collated project (in .jxl format). This enables the one-click import of drone... read more

Bentley Systems to celebrate Year in Infrastructure in October

March 20, 2018By

Bentley Systems’ Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference will be held Oct. 15-18 in London at the Hilton London Metropole. Bentley Systems is a global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure. Presented by Bentley Institute, the conference is a global gathering of leading industry executives and prominent thought leaders in the design, construction and operations of the world’s infrastructure. The... read more

SimActive launches free data-processing service using Correlator3D

March 16, 2018By

SimActive Inc., a developer of photogrammetry software, is offering a new free data-processing service using Correlator3D. New users can upload their first UAV, satellite or aerial image project to obtain digital surface model (DSM), digital terrain model (DTM), point cloud and orthomosaic outputs. Along with optimal results, users also receive tailored feedback, recommendations and training from SimActive experts. The service requires... read more

6 story maps show how data can illustrate the world

March 15, 2018By

Story maps combine geographic data with  multimedia to tell a story and present information in a useful, interesting way.  While many story maps are designed for general, non-technical audiences, some story maps can also serve highly specialized audiences. They use the tools of GIS, and often present the results of spatial analysis, but don’t require their users to have any special... read more

Blade Runner 2049 special effects powered by Esri CityEngine get Oscar nod

March 1, 2018By

UPDATE: Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 took home the Oscar for Achievement in Visual Effects on March 4. Visual effects supervisors John Nelson, Paul Lambert, and Richard R. Hoover, plus special effects supervisor Gerd Nefzer, took the stage to accept the award. Framestore, a visual arts studio in Montréal, Québec, has received an Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects made... read more

Esri acquires ClearTerra location data extraction technology

February 23, 2018By

New Capabilities Provide Support for Unstructured Data in the ArcGIS Platform Spatial analytics company Esri has acquired technology from ClearTerra, a company that offers geospatial and activity-based intelligence tools. The acquisition will provide ArcGIS platform users the ability to easily discover and extract geographic coordinates from unstructured textual data like emails, briefings and reports, instantly generating intelligent map-based information. This capability will make... read more

Esri releases Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS to manage events in real time

February 7, 2018By

Esri has released a new web browser application, allowing users to create reporting dashboards that use charts, gauges, maps and other visual elements to reflect the status and performance of people, services, assets and events in real time. Using dynamic dashboards through Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS, organizations of all types — from emergency operations centers to public utilities — can... read more

NavVis improves SLAM precision indoors

February 7, 2018By

NavVis, a mobile indoor mapping, visualization, and navigation company, released new mapping software designed to significantly improve the accuracy of simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) technology in indoor environments, such as long corridors. The software update will be available for users of the NavVis M3 Trolley and will significantly improve the accuracy of the resulting maps and point clouds. NavVis’ mobile mapping... read more

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