Technology

Caliper supplies US traffic count data for Mapitude

October 3, 2018By
Image: Caliper

Caliper has released a free average annual daily traffic (AADT) map layer for Maptitude 2018 users. The latest version includes fields with total AADT traffic count, semi-trailer truck count, single-unit truck and bus count, number of through lanes and road classification. AADT is the total volume of vehicle traffic on a highway or road for a year divided by 365... read more

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Extensis and LizardTech unite as one company

October 3, 2018By
LizardTech and Extensis merge

Extensis and LizardTech are uniting as one global company to help organizations increase their return on investment and the value of their digital assets, fonts and large imagery. In 2017, Extensis and LizardTech collaborated on the development of new portfolio asset geo-referencing capabilities for applications in the geospatial, infrastructure, architecture/engineering/construction and building information modeling segments. With Extensis’ market leadership in... read more

Mobile mapping market size worth over $40B by 2024

October 3, 2018By
Image: Global Market Insights

The mobile mapping market size is expected to be worth more than $40 billion by 2024, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights. The mobile mapping market is propelled by the increasing adoption of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets across the globe. Smartphone users are extensively using mapping applications on their devices for navigation and... read more

Free highway exits, interchanges data provided for Maptitude 2018

October 1, 2018By
Image: Caliper

GIS software company Caliper has released new highway exit data for the United States and Canada. read more

UAV Report: Growth trends & opportunities for 2019

October 1, 2018By
Photo: AgEagle

If you blink, you might miss something! The examples here represent only a fraction of this booming field, but they show how diverse drone use has become. Interspersed among them, this article offers further insights on technology integration, the regulatory outlook and the economic future of this fast-moving industry. read more

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Imagery works for growing city

September 21, 2018By
Image: Nearmap

Location content provider Nearmap has partnered with the City of Durham, North Carolina, Public Works Department to upgrade its imagery on numerous projects. Using real-time imagery from Nearmap in the field, the department streamlines data collection and saves time and money. The department manages all infrastructure data for the city, including mapping the impervious area (structures that resist water infiltration)... read more

Airbus, Orbital Insight partner on OneAtlas analytics platform

September 20, 2018By

Europe-based Airbus Defence and Space has entered into a partnership with Orbital Insight, a U.S.-based geospatial analytics company, to build a suite of geospatial analytics services and tools. The agreement will provide Orbital Insight with access to Pleiades and SPOT satellite imagery at scale, and provide Airbus with analytics services, making Orbital Insight the first analytics partner for the Airbus... read more

Rebrand GIS to better showcase its power

September 20, 2018By
Hotspot Map: Hotspots indicate some form of clustering in a spatial distribution. In this Incident Analyzer screenshot, the map layers are toggled on, showing how the hotspot layer provides insight into distribution and frequency of incidents. (Image: Hexagon)

GIS specialists are much more than mapmakers. Make sure your organization and customers understand how spatial analytics can help them succeed. By Adam Carnow Most non-GIS users hear the term “G-I-S” and think “M-A-P.” That is, they think of GIS, and GIS practitioners, as mapmakers. Most GIS practitioners have unknowingly perpetuated this image. Ask any GIS practitioner what they do... read more

Dewberry provides data analytics for Houston post-flooding

September 19, 2018By
Hurricane Harvey flooding in Houston. (Photo: FEMA)

Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has been selected as a consultant to Civis Analytics to perform comprehensive data analytics, including flood hazard and property loss modeling and damage estimation, to support the city of Houston’s post-Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. The granular, structure-level understanding of this catastrophic flooding event will be critically important to the city’s efforts to catalog... read more

City emergency support improved with Nearmap imagery

September 19, 2018By
Nearmap aerial imagery in ArcMap. (Screenshot: Nearmap)

The Shelby County, Tennessee, Emergency Communications District has implemented Nearmap high-resolution aerial imagery to geocode and plot new addresses and developments into its 911 mapping systems. The mapping systems help fire and rescue, emergency medical services and law enforcement get instant access to updated maps needed to get to the right locations as soon as possible. The Emergency Communications District... read more