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GIS users come from every field

July 20, 2017By
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I just returned from the 38th Annual Esri International User Conference (Esri UC), which is the largest gathering of GIS (geographic information systems) professionals in the U.S. No GIS event in the U.S. is close to its scale. Every year for the past 38 years (I presume, as I’ve only attended the last 11), Esri President Jack Dangermond begins by... 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 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

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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Avineon launches portal to highlight Esri’s Utility Network in ArcGIS

June 29, 2017By
Part of the ArcGIS platform, the Utility Network is available on any device.

Avineon Inc. has launched a new portion of the Avineon Innovation Lab dedicated to articles, white papers and videos highlighting the impact of Esri’s Network Management System in the ArcGIS Platform. Avineon is a provider of geospatial, information technology and engineering support services. The new section focuses on Avineon’s contributions, expertise and partnership with Esri on the next evolution of GIS Network... read more

Teledyne Optech coastal and ocean monitoring helps with disasters

June 14, 2017By
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Coastal Zone Mapping and Imaging Lidar System (CZMIL) to be shared at conferences as a critical rapid environmental assessment tool for both natural and manmade disasters Teledyne Optech’s Coastal Zone Mapping and Imaging Lidar (CZMIL) system is a critical rapid environmental assessment tool for monitoring natural and man-made disasters. From detecting sewage pipe leaks, mapping oil slicks and measuring coastline changes... read more

Exhibitors at GEOINT to launch range of new products

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Numerous geospatial intelligence companies are exhibiting at the GEOINT 2017 Symposium, which takes place June 4-7 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Hosted and produced by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), the annual GEOINT Symposium is the nation’s largest gathering of industry, academia, and government to include defense, intelligence and homeland security communities... read more

USGS proposed budget focuses on core science and efficiency

President Donald Trump has proposed a $922.2 million Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) budget for the U.S. Geological Survey. The proposed FY18 request reflects a savings of $137.8 million in appropriated funds from the FY 2017 CR baseline and a continued commitment to the bureau’s core mission. The USGS proposed budget provides science support for disaster alerts and rapid response, producing high-resolution... read more

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US Forest Service and Quantum Spatial improve interactive visitor map

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Quantum Spatial Inc., an independent geospatial data firm, has worked with the U.S. Forest Service to continually improve its Interactive Visitor Map over the past year, giving the visitors access to easy-to-use, searchable resources through which they can discover and explore recreational opportunities in national forests. Using feedback from a variety of stakeholders — including forest rangers and the public — Quantum... read more

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GeoSLAM announces real-time upgrade for indoor mobile mapper

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A real-time upgrade option is now available for Zeb-REVO, GeoSLAM Ltd.’s handheld indoor mobile mapping system. Shown for the first time at SPAR 3D 2017, the optional upgrade consists of a revised datalogger capable of undertaking SLAM registration in real-time. With its own integrated Wi-Fi, the results can be displayed live, as they are captured, on any browser-enabled device including smartphones... read more

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