TAG: GIS

Game-based learning improves training, engagement

November 8, 2017By

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

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

Communication matters with spatial data

July 17, 2017By

International Cartographic Conference much more than just cartography I’ve always been a strong proponent of good cartography since my early days in geographic information systems (GIS) when I saw countless examples of very poor GIS map products. Regrettably, many early practitioners of GIS understood the software but lacked an appreciation and understanding of the good cartographic principals that are absolutely necessary... read more

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‘Maps Are Alive’: Highlights from the Esri UC plenary

July 10, 2017By

“Maps are alive,” declared Jack Dangermond, Esri founder and president, on the plenary stage at the world’s largest GIS event. The 38th annual Esri User Conference is taking place July 10–14 at the San Diego Convention Center. We are on the cusp of a data and information explosion, Dangermond explained while introducing the conference theme “The Science of Where.” “We... read more

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ArcGIS Pro 2.0 offers innovations, streamlined workflows

July 10, 2017By

ArcGIS Pro 2.0, Esri’s next-generation desktop geographic information system (GIS), is now available. This latest version provides more highly requested workflows and features new innovations. It is also more tightly integrated with the rest of the ArcGIS platform, so that users can complete more of their workflows solely in ArcGIS Pro. Jack Dangermond, Esri president, introduced major features of the upgrade at the... read more

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UAVs, high-accuracy GNSS: Red-hot, right-now tech

June 22, 2017By

High-accuracy GNSS technology and UAV technology are hot trends — red hot. Geospatial Solutions Editor Eric Gakstatter offers a rundown on the latest GNSS, GIS and UAV technology. read more

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Leica Cyclone REGISTER 360, cloud services offered for digital reality-capture market

June 15, 2017By

Hexagon announced today its new Leica Cyclone REGISTER 360 laser scanning software for simpler, automated registration, and its Cyclone Cloud Services platform for secure global collaboration through an on-demand software-as-a-service model. Together, the new products offer users smarter ways to register, visualize and collaborate around digital reality projects, delivering solutions into the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), plant, survey and... read more

Blue Marble exhibits GIS software solution at Xponential 2017

May 18, 2017By

Blue Marble Geographics‘ Myles LaBonte discusses the company’s GIS software solution and geodetic conversion software at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s Xponential 2017, which took place last week in Dallas, Texas. read more

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