TAG: GIS

GIS-Pro 2019

September 28, 2019By
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GIS-Pro 2019, which will take place in New Orleans, will bring together GIS professionals to present, discuss, analyze and share their experiences, insights and solutions. Attendees will have the opportunity to showcase their expertise, collaborate with peers and share stories with an international community. The conference will focus on: GIS leadership and management Community resiliency and sustainability Social justice and... read more

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Topcon upgrades MAGNET Collage for UAV and GIS data

February 14, 2019By
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Upgrade to MAGNET Collage Web includes with new deliverable options. Topcon Positioning Group has upgraded its MAGNET Collage Web, a web-based service enabling the sharing and collaboration of UAV and scanning data sets. MAGNET Collage Web version 1.3 allow operators to work with more types of data with greater flexibility, including the ability to import BIM models, as well as CAD... read more

Durham public works uses Nearmap to manage massive city growth

February 6, 2019By
Nearmap high-resolution aerial image of Durham, North Carolina, photographed Jan. 15. (Photo: Nearmap)

Location content provider Nearmap has partnered with the city of Durham, North Carolina, to help it manage infrastructure projects. The city’s Public Works Department uses Nearmap’s high-resolution imagery to aid in managing all infrastructure data for the city, including the city’s $16 million a year Stormwater Utility Fund. “Having access to imagery back to 2014, we’re able to go back... read more

Global GNSS launches survey application

February 6, 2019By
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Global GNSS, a subsidiary of Polosoft Technologies, has launched a new mobile application named GNSS Surveyor, which is designed for the geospatial industry. The application GNSS Surveyor provides location information and quality position data in real-time with sub-meter to centimeter accuracy. It needs to be connected to any external GNSS receiver via Bluetooth. Features of the application include: A one-touch... read more

States ‘less than halfway’ in implementing GIS in elections

January 30, 2019By
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United States’ election directors are interested, but “less than halfway,” in terms of implementing GIS to strengthen the nation’s electoral system The National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) has released its findings from its first survey of state election directors, seeking to determine the current status of the implementation of GIS in elections. A number of states have championed the... read more

NSGIC releases first-year report for Geo-Enabled Elections project

January 16, 2019By
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Includes first draft of best practices for implementing GIS in elections. The National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) has released the first-year report of phase one of its Geo-Enabled Elections project, highlighting the project’s accomplishments in the first 12 months. These include completing a baseline assessment of how far states have come, to date, in terms of integrating geographic information... read more

Global Mapper SDK updated for greater geospatial intelligence

December 3, 2018By
An elevation contour image in Global Mapper SDK. (Screenshot: Blue Marble)

Version 20 of the Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK) is now available, along with the accompanying Lidar Module SDK. Mirroring the most important capabilities of the desktop version of the software, the powerful developer’s toolkit provides software engineers with the means to embed the latest geospatial technology into their custom applications, according to software maker Blue Marble Geographics. Among the... read more

Geospatial Data Act will bring huge changes to America, and the world

November 14, 2018By
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The just-passed Geospatial Data Act (GDA) is a unifying federal geospatial policy decades in the making, and is set to change the country, and the world. read more

Spectra Precision becomes Spectra Geospatial for survey, GIS

October 17, 2018By
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Spectra Precision has launched a new brand identity and name for its survey and geographic information systems (GIS) suite of solutions. The organization will now be known as Spectra Geospatial. The brand will include a new logo and website domain name: www.spectrageospatial.com. The announcement was made at Intergeo 2018, the conference on geodesy, geoinformatics and land management being held Oct. 16-18... read more

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Boundless partners with United Nations on UN Open GIS Initiative

October 15, 2018By
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Boundless is partnering with the United Nations (UN) to support the UN Open GIS Initiative, which aids UN operations around the world with open source geospatial software and services. According to Boundless, using its technology, the UN can leverage a hybrid architecture approach and maintain interoperability with existing software systems to maximize the value of its open technology and open... read more