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2020 US Census Data now available in Maptitude

April 7, 2020By
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The Maptitude 2020 U.S. Census Blocks Groups data is now available for the entire United States, according to software provider Caliper. The small-area Census Summary Level is packed with neighborhood information essential for making accurate geography-based decisions. Maptitude users can explore locations by income, income growth, daytime population, age, race, gender, ethnicity, buying power, occupation, employment status, housing characteristics, citizenship... read more

Esri to provide mapping resources to WHO Member States

April 1, 2020By
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Advanced geospatial technology offered to global communities during COVID-19 crisis Global mapping company Esri will provide a COVID-19 Response Package for World Health Organization (WHO) Ministries of Health and Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) partners. The package will enable these organizations to have access to Esri’s geospatial platform and tools that can be used for reporting and analysis... read more

Analytics and drones detect trash in San Francisco Bay

March 27, 2020By
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Kinetica simplifies active analytics with Kinetica Cloud Kinetica, provider of the Kinetica Active Analytics Platform, has unveiled the Kinetica Cloud. Enterprises can use the full capabilities of the Kinetica platform in an optimal cloud environment, which includes historical data analytics, streaming data analytics, location intelligence and machine learning. Kinetica Cloud was adopted by the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI), which used... read more

Exploring Shetland’s uninhabited Kame of Isbister with GNSS and UAV

March 25, 2020By
3D model: The heatmap of the Kame of Isbister shows elevations and the archaeological site. (Image: Emlid)

The mysterious and fascinating Kame of Isbister is situated in Shetland’s north mainland near the North Roe. The location has been studied several times, including by the Extreme Archaeology TV series in 2003. The uninhabited grassland continues to attract explorers because of a series of secret structures. Those structures are hidden on the sea-faced slope and can’t be seen from the land nearby. One... read more

Esri provides mapping software for organizations fighting COVID-19

March 20, 2020By
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Communities in need of resources can access location intelligence technology at no cost with six-month trial Location intelligence company Esri is making its software available to public and private sector organizations fighting the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The COVID-19 outbreak has escalated rapidly across the globe, and with municipalities struggling to respond, Esri has built out resources to help organizations understand... read more

Genasys releases COVID-19 interactive map layer service

March 19, 2020By
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Access to global web map service feature free for public and enterprise use Genasys, a global provider of critical communications solutions, has released an interactive map layer service for daily monitoring of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. The company-created Web Map Service (WMS) displays daily spatial data from Johns Hopkins University. The data from reporting countries, which includes U.S. states and territories,... read more

Oxford University explores feasibility of coronavirus tracing mobile app

March 18, 2020By
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A team of medical research and bioethics experts at Oxford University is supporting several European governments to explore the feasibility of a coronavirus (COVID-19) mobile app for instant contact tracing. According to Oxford, the team has provided European governments, including the U.K., with evidence to support the feasibility of developing a contact tracing mobile app that is instant, could be... read more

Cesium to collaborate with Smithsonian to stream high-resolution 3D models online

March 13, 2020By

Streaming 3D geospatial technology company Cesium will support the Smithsonian Institution by streaming 3D models of massive objects in its collection, such as the Space Shuttle Discovery. The models will be streamed over the internet in high resolution for the first time. The collaboration is part of the Smithsonian’s Open Access Initiative. Through the initiative, the Smithsonian will release about 2.8... read more

HERE offers location services for Microsoft Azure customers

March 10, 2020By
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Microsoft Azure customers now have access to HERE Location Services within their self-hosted Azure environments. HERE is providing a new set of application programming interfaces (APIs) for developers to build location-aware applications. Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service for building, testing, deploying and managing applications and services through Microsoft-managed data centers. According to HERE, HERE Location Services such as... read more

Esri ArcGIS map tracks global coronavirus cases

March 10, 2020By
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The Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University is tracking the coronavirus (COVID-19) via an Esri ArcGIS map. The map is updated in almost real time, and it includes a zoomable map identifying confirmed cases of the virus throughout the world. It also includes numerical data on how many cases have been confirmed in each country,... read more