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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Jane Goodall Institute releases StoryMap highlighting chimp habitat conservation

July 24, 2019By
The StoryMap features a map depicting where chimpanzees live in Tanzania. (Photo: Esri, HERE, GARMIN, USGS | Esri © OpenStreetMap contributors, HERE, Garmin, FAO, NOAA, USGS | Lilian Pintea, the Jane Goodall Institute and TANAPA)

In collaboration with Esri and Blue Raster, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) released a StoryMap that highlights Jane Goodall’s research, her Tacare approach and chimpanzee habitat conservation. The StoryMap highlights how many remaining chimpanzee habitats are outside of protected areas, and how that habitat is in the care of local people and decision-makers. It also walks through JGI’s Tacare community-centered... read more

Closing the horizontal/vertical BIM divide

April 9, 2019By and
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Written by William Tewelow, GISP and Co-written by Jon Gustafson, GISP Significant focus on infrastructure asset delivery and lifecycle must become a priority so that architects, engineers and construction (AEC) can leverage BIM systems for design, construction and management solutions. Innovations in BIM applied to infrastructure construction projects will enable “smart” solutions. This article explores BIM for infrastructure insights and... read more

Blue Marble Geographics updates Global Mapper GIS software

February 27, 2019By
Global Mapper v.20.1 offers a new zoom tool in the path profile view. (Photo: Blue Marble Geographics)

Blue Marble Geographics has released Global Mapper v.20.1, the latest version of its GIS software. According to the company, version 20.1 offers a wealth of new and updated geospatial tools, as well as performance improvements throughout the application. Enhancements to version 20.1 include a new zooming function in the path profile window, a digitizer tool for automatically closing gaps between... read more

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