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Mapping

Multi-platform lidar enables digital twin cities

July 22, 2020By
Mapping Shanghai with the AlphaUni 900. (Image: CHC Navigation)

Digital twin technology emerged a decade ago to provide 3D virtual replicas of physical assets. Today, with Big Data and internet of things (IoT) capabilities, it is a complex and comprehensive method to support the construction of smart cities. As a virtual model, a digital city can be an indispensable tool to visualize the life of a city in real... read more

National Governors Association, Esri release updated COVID-19 map

July 15, 2020By

The National Governors Association has partnered with Esri to publish a comprehensive update to its interactive COVID-19 State and Territory Action Tracker. According to the association, the interactive mapping-based app shows how jurisdictions have taken actions to reopen certain business sectors by issuing statewide orders. It also shows how jurisdictions are undertaking regional-based approaches or implementing statewide orders with authorization... read more

NSGIC issues guidance for states to strengthen address data programs

July 9, 2020By
Cover: NSGIC report

Guidance issued for states to strengthen address data programs complete and accurate data necessary for emergency response, other government services A report issued by the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) targets a key dataset for state governments. “Best Practices for State Geospatial Maturity: Addresses” is available now. “Addresses are created by local address authorities in city, county, and tribal... read more

ProStar joins Trimble’s GIS Business Partner Program

July 9, 2020By
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Trimble GNSS integrates with PointMan field applications to identify, capture and record the precise geospatial location of utilities ProStar has joined Trimble’s GIS Business Partner Program. As part of the program, ProStar has implemented the Trimble Precision SDK (software developer kit) to integrate high-accuracy positioning capability in its PointMan mobile application running on smartphones and tablets using Trimble GNSS receivers.... read more

Mapping tool helps LA County residents find food resources

June 11, 2020By
Screenshot: FoodFinder

The non-profit 211 LA County and Slingshot Aerospace have unveiled an online mapping tool that allows users to quickly identify and locate more than 2,000 food resources within the county during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. 211 LA County is a non-profit organization providing the official information and referral source for health and human services in LA County. Slingshot Aerospace is... read more

Kaarta launches Stencil Pro mobile mapping system with GNSS alignment

June 2, 2020By
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SLAM-based mobile mapping with integrated 360° color is a rugged, geo-enabled, high-density and versatile workhorse Kaarta, an innovator of real-time mobile 3D reality capture, has announced Stencil Pro, a versatile professional-grade mobile mapping platform with dimensional and visual fidelity. According to a Kaarta press release, “Whether on the road or on a job site, in a warehouse or an office,... read more

Dewberry selected for NOAA shoreline mapping contract

May 28, 2020By
Existing NOAA nautical chart of Nantucket Harbor, Mass., overlaid with revised shoreline features collected by Dewberry. Image courtesy of Dewberry. (Image: Dewberry/NOAA)

Dewberry has been selected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for the agency’s Shoreline Mapping Services contract. The five-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract has a ceiling of $40 million and will enable Dewberry and its partners to work with NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey to develop new technologies and initiatives to protect the nation’s coasts. This is Dewberry’s second... read more

NavVis launches VLX wearable mapping system

May 13, 2020By
The all-in-one reality capture capabilities of NavVis VLX include both survey-grade point clouds and high-resolution panoramas. (Photo: NavVis)

NavVis has launched NavVis VLX, a wearable mapping system that captures high-quality data in built environments such as construction sites, staircases and small technical rooms. The all-in-one reality capture capabilities of NavVis VLX include both survey-grade point clouds and high-resolution panoramas. The combination of high-quality data capture and a compact, economical design will transform the way architecture, engineering and construction (AEC)... read more

WGIC: Geospatial analytics at forefront of COVID-19 fight

April 27, 2020By
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One industry important to the world’s fight and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is geospatial analytics. In response, the World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) has created an information hub for COVID-19 information. “These are very uniquely challenging times for our industry. At the same time, our industry has stood up to assist the world, especially the key decision-makers and frontline... read more

GIS Planning data tool provides updates on open businesses amid COVID-19

April 22, 2020By
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New hyperlocal business directory ZoomBusiness designed to help Main Street businesses across North America engage with local residents GIS Planning has launched an online tool that enables local businesses across North America to communicate with customers for free in real time. ZoomBusiness, created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is an interactive, mobile-responsive mapping directory for communities that ensures customers can... read more