TAG: geospatial

USGS proposed budget focuses on core science and efficiency

President Donald Trump has proposed a $922.2 million Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) budget for the U.S. Geological Survey. The proposed FY18 request reflects a savings of $137.8 million in appropriated funds from the FY 2017 CR baseline and a continued commitment to the bureau’s core mission. The USGS proposed budget provides science support for disaster alerts and rapid response, producing high-resolution... read more

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GEO Business 2017 features free workshops, exhibition

March 20, 2017By
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GEO Business, the London-based international showcase for the geospatial industry, has unveiled its commercial workshop program for 2017. Featuring more than 80 workshops from 200 international exhibitors, GEO Business is expected to attract over 3,000 visitors from around the world. Held at the Business Design Centre in London on May 23-24, the workshops and exhibition are all free to attend. Tailored... read more

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Presentations and videos available from first gvSIG Festival

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Presentations and videos from the first gvSIG Festival are now available online. The festival — a virtual conference about free geomatics — was held May 23-27, offering 25 presentations in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish and Russian. All of the presentation material is now available, as well as recordings of every session. The material can be filtered by language. The festival was sponsored by... read more

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Intergeo 2016 preview event focuses on smart cities

May 19, 2016By

Intergeo 2016 host DVW German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management gathered together experts from the worlds of business, public authorities and science to talk about this year’s key topic of the show: the “smart city.” Held in April at Hamburg’s Agency for Geoinformation and Surveying, the event focused on what an intelligent, digital city might look like and what role... read more

What really matters to GIS professionals

March 17, 2016By
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Surveyors are short-term, project-based data generators. On the other hand, GIS professionals are long-term data managers. Therefore, for surveyors, their data doesn’t require accuracy, it requires precision. On the other hand, GIS professionals value accuracy much more, or at least they should. read more

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Trimble adds scalable GNSS receiver to geospatial portfolio

February 19, 2016By
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Trimble has added a new scalable GNSS receiver to its geospatial portfolio. The Trimble R9s GNSS receiver is scalable and flexible. Built on a sleek, modular GNSS platform, geospatial professionals can add functionality according to their workflow demands, such as being deployed as an RTK base station or an RTK rover mounted on a rod, in a backpack or on a... read more

Field Technology Conference: The forest and the fish

November 30, 2015By
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Two weeks ago, I attended (and hosted) the Field Technology Conference here in Portland, Oregon. This is the fifth year of the conference. In years past, it’s had a forestry emphasis primary because the Western Forestry and Conservation Association has been a major partner in organizing it. This year, the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission and Pacific... read more

Have Accuracy, Will Travel

October 1, 2015By
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BYOD Sub-Meter Positioning for Mapping and GIS Professionals Employees bringing their own mobile phones and tablets to their jobs in the field enables them to complete more tasks using fewer devices. However, this practice introduces operational and security vulnerabilities. By Matt van Doorn In the mapping and GIS industries, mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets have a growing... read more

First Day at INTERGEO: UAVs and RTK GNSS Receivers

September 15, 2015By
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By Eric Gakstatter
When I think back a few years ago about INTERGEO and compare notes to what I see today, two major technologies standout in my mind: UAVs (of course!) and inexpensive RTK GNSS receivers. read more

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Geosmart Asia Offers Three Conferences into One Location

August 27, 2015By

Geosmart Asia 2015 will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Geosmart Asia is an annual conference and exhibition on geospatial technologies and applications. It aims to bring together policy makers, technology providers, end-user segments and academic communities from across the Asia-Pacific region every year. This year, the event will be held with... read more

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