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AirDroid offers geofencing to enhance efficiency, device security

April 22, 2020By
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Mobile device management solution allows users set up a digital perimeter, view the current location of a device, and track where it’s been Sand Studio, a mobile device management (MDM) solution provider, is offering AirDroid Business Geofencing, a location-based solution for businesses to monitor and track device location, automate tasks and receive notification alerts in one place. With geofencing, organizations that... read more

NSGIC issues joint statement on value of GIS for COVID-19 pandemic

April 17, 2020By
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The National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) has released a joint statement on the value of GIS in the pandemic, alongside its partners the MidAmerica GIS Consortium (MAGIC), Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), and American Association of Geographers (AAG). Joint Statement on the Value of GIS in the Pandemic The spread and effects of... read more

Esri offers instructor-led GIS classes online

April 15, 2020By

Over the last few weeks, many organizations have transitioned their workforce to remote work environments. At the same time, the demand for geographic information systems (GIS) products and skilled GIS professionals is high. Esri announces that all of its instructor-led courses are available in its instructor-led online classroom, which is calls “an engaging learning environment that offers convenience and interactivity.”... read more

Dashboard graphs those working from home during COVID-19

April 9, 2020By
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SafeGraph has launched a Shelter in Place Dashboard that enables users to visualize stay-at-home behavior for every county in the United States. SafeGraph has also created and released two new datasets: Weekly foot-traffic patterns Social Distancing Index The data is being provided at no cost to non-commercial entities. “We currently have over 550 researchers, non-profits and government agencies in a... read more

Esri to provide US school data during COVID-19 pandemic

April 8, 2020By
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Location intelligence company Esri will be making data layers available on U.S. school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic, through a new partnership with MCH Strategic Data. To help educational organizations as well as families across the nation better understand the situation in their communities, Esri and MCH have made school closure data accessible from a public dashboard. Information on K-12... read more

Georgia county provides grocery store app for residents

April 8, 2020By
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Cobb County, Georgia, is providing its residents with an app that tracks what grocery stores are stocking which essential goods, such as paper products, cleaning items and fresh produce. The Cobb COVID-19 Grocery Stores and Inventory app gathers input from users, and the data is posted anonymously. Stores can be sorted by distance, senior hours and crowds. Cobb County is... read more

NavVis IndoorViewer 2.6 enables measurement based on point clouds

April 7, 2020By
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Enables building stakeholders to take accurate measurements based on point clouds The latest release of the NavVis IndoorViewer 3D building visualization software features a new tool that lets building stakeholders take highly accurate measurements based on point clouds in the realistic 360° image view. NavVis, global provider of indoor spatial intelligence technology and enterprise solutions, announces the release of NavVis IndoorViewer... read more

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