TAG: GIS

Esri workbook teaches top 20 GIS skills

January 31, 2018By
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Esri, the spatial analytics company, has published The GIS 20: Essential Skills, Third Edition, a book designed to quickly prepare those who need to use a geographic information system (GIS). The GIS 20 is aimed at readers who are new to or unfamiliar with GIS, such as a professional interested in using the technology on the job to conduct analysis and... read more

Book on open source GIS coming in May

January 30, 2018By
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A new book on open-source geospatial information systems (GIS) will be published in May. Information on the book is available on Emerging Trends in Open Source Geographic Information Systems, by Naveenchandra N. Srivastava  of the Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geo-Informatics, India. Open access to information of geographic places and spatial relationships provides an essential part of the analytical processing of... read more

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High-quality aerial imagery brings city added $60K; webinar shows how

January 9, 2018By
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After years of using low-resolution aerial imagery provided by the county, the City of Carmel realized it needed something better for analyzing and displaying accurate information. read more

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SuperSurv mobile app increases RTCM 3.1 support

January 8, 2018By
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Makers of mobile GIS app SuperSurv, developed by Supergeo Technologies Inc., are working to increase its GNSS positioning functionality. In recent weeks, the SuperSurv product team began to enhance SuperSurv’s NTRIP solution, aiming to adopt more RTCM versions and provide a better GNSS positioning service. NTRIP (Networked Transport of RTCM via internet protocol) is a protocol to send GNSS-related data through... read more

A look at LocationTech open source geospatial solutions

December 21, 2017By
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LocationTech open source project provides core technology for geospatial big-data analytic solutions. LocationTech has released five open source projects that provide core technology used to build geospatial big data analytics solutions. A working group of the not-for-profit Eclipse Foundation, the LocationTech community builds software for geospatial technology. The Eclipse Foundation enables collaboration on open source software. Besides geospatial technology, the foundation’s 300-plus open source projects include tools... read more

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Esri publishes textbook on how to use ArcGIS Pro

December 6, 2017By
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Esri has released GIS Tutorial 1 for ArcGIS Pro: A Platform Workbook, which teaches all the elements of creating and managing data; designing maps; performing spatial analysis; creating 3D scenes; and sharing projects using ArcGIS Pro, Esri’s professional desktop geographic information system (GIS) application. The textbook primarily focuses on working with ArcGIS Pro but also offers instruction on using ArcGIS... read more

Game-based learning improves training, engagement

November 8, 2017By
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Grown-up Gaming Most of us know about serious games that teach real-world applications. Flight simulators are the most well-known example. Learning to fly multi-million dollar aircraft is simply too costly and too dangerous to train in the real world. Pilots spend hundreds and thousands of hours in flight simulators going over basics and learning to deal with emergency situations. Doctors are another profession... read more

Esri book details Native American perspective on GIS

October 25, 2017By

A new book from Esri, “Tribal GIS: Supporting Native American Decision-Making,” tells the stories of how Native American tribes use geographic information system (GIS) technology to help manage and govern their sovereign nations. According to Esri, the book, in its second edition, details how dozens of tribal governments have used GIS for a number of projects, including conserving and protecting... read more

Esri releases second book on GIS technology

September 7, 2017By

Esri released a new book, “The ArcGIS Book: 10 Big Ideas about Applying The Science of Where,” as well as a companion website. According to Esri, the book provides mapmakers with the know-how and hands-on experience to practice “The Science of Where.” In addition, the accompanying website offers information and interactive education resources needed to use web-based geographic information system... read more

A&M-Corpus Christi institute to provide UN with GIS expertise

July 27, 2017By
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The Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science (CBI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has officially joined the United Nations-Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) Academic Network. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is one of three Universities in the nation, including Harvard University and the University of Maine, who are part of this network. The primary goal of the UN-GGIM Academic Network is... read more