Mapping

Trimble MX9 mapping system designed for surveying, engineering, GIS

February 5, 2018By

Trimble has released its MX9 mobile mapping solution for large-scale scanning and mapping missions. The Trimble MX9 combines a vehicle-mounted mobile lidar system, multi-camera imaging and field software for efficient, precise and high-volume data capture for a broad range of mobile mapping applications such as road surveys, topographic mapping, 3D modeling and asset management. The Trimble MX9 captures dense point-cloud data... read more

Avenza Maps 3.4 adds custom US National Park Service symbols

January 10, 2018By

Avenza Maps 3.4 for iOS and Android is now available. It contains new features and performance improvements, including the ability to add and manage new symbols to aid users in customizing their Avenza Maps experience with a built-in collection of U.S. National Park Service recreational symbols. Release highlights include enhanced support for point symbology. Also, users can package their own PNG symbols as... read more

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Esri maps highlight net neutrality implications

December 13, 2017By

With discussions about net neutrality intensifying, Esri has created a suite of interactive maps to illustrate the current state of internet access and behavior across the United States. From analyzing predominant internet connection types to highlighting the communities that have already been left behind in the digital divide, these maps provide critical context for understanding how and where potential changes... read more

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Esri publishes textbook on how to use ArcGIS Pro

December 6, 2017By

Esri has released GIS Tutorial 1 for ArcGIS Pro: A Platform Workbook, which teaches all the elements of creating and managing data; designing maps; performing spatial analysis; creating 3D scenes; and sharing projects using ArcGIS Pro, Esri’s professional desktop geographic information system (GIS) application. The textbook primarily focuses on working with ArcGIS Pro but also offers instruction on using ArcGIS... read more

“Scariest commute of my life”: California wildfires erupt

December 6, 2017By

Two fires erupted Monday in Southern California, fueled by strong Santa Ana winds. The Thomas fire in Ventura County started Monday night and has burned 45,000 acres and destroyed more than 150 structures. The Creek fire is burning near Sylmar and has prompted officials to evacuate more than 8,000 homes. Now a dramatic new wildfire erupted in Los Angeles early... read more

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USGS map locates lava flows before an eruption

December 1, 2017By

New U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) maps show areas that could be affected by Mauna Loa lava flows — information critical for response planning. Each zone identifies a segment of the volcano that could erupt lava and send flows downslope. The volcano has erupted 33 times since 1843. Typically, eruptions began in the summit caldera, with a curtain of fire (a... read more

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Remote Geosystems geoDVR deployed for search and rescue

November 27, 2017By

Remote GeoSystem, North Shore Rescue and Talon Helicopters have successfully deployed a geoDVR Gen2 with a FLIR daylight EO/IR gyro-stabilized video camera on an Airbus TwinStar (AS355) for search-and-rescue (SAR) missions. The geoDVR Gen2 is an advanced mil-spec DVR for recording multiple channels of HD & Standard-Definition geospatial full motion video in airborne and rugged vehicle environments. The geoDVR’s ability to reliably... read more

Active digital map for French armed forces will provide decisive mission advantage

November 27, 2017By

La Direction générale de l’armement (DGA), the French Defence Procurement Agency, has entrusted the firm tranche of the 10-year SYSENV contract to Airbus Defence and Space and its four partners, for the production of the SI GEODE4D information system for the French Armed Forces. This system is an essential component of the GEODE4D programme (geography, hydrography, oceanography and meteorology for... read more

USGS tool allows users to explore mountains worldwide

October 24, 2017By

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

Orbital Witness wins Airbus’ Global Earth Observation Challenge

October 23, 2017By

Airbus has named Orbital Witness the winner of its Global Earth Observation Challenge. Orbital Witness will receive a voucher worth €50,000 for the acquisition of satellite data and will benefit from both technical and business coaching. The competition encourages startups to innovate and develop new applications primarily based on Airbus’ satellite data. The winning British startup Orbital Witness proposes to... read more

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