TAG: GIS

Esri book highlights analyzing, mapping surface water features

June 26, 2018By

Esri has published its latest book, “GIS for Surface Water: Using the National Hydrography Dataset,” by Jeff Simley, which details how to use geographic information system (GIS) technology to visualize and analyze data sets. Simley is an award-winning cartographer and the former lead of the Hydrography Program at the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The book examines the complexities of... read more

The evolution of remote sensing platforms

May 17, 2018By

Drones and robots complement traditional platforms, delivering insights in unique use cases. Guest column by Mike Fuller Geographic surveys have changed in the last 150 years. What started with early film cameras strapped to hot air balloons, kites and homing pigeons has advanced — both in terms of sensors and the platforms on which they’re deployed. These innovations — which include... read more

Boundless Anywhere enables real-time mobile data collection

April 18, 2018By

Boundless Anywhere is a new mobile application for enterprises needing to collect and distribute location information from handheld devices and tablets, available for iOS or Android. With Boundless Anywhere, organizations can collect data in the field and store it instantly in a database. Collected data can then be visualized on clients such as desktop GIS, web and mobile. With real-time... read more

Esri workbook teaches top 20 GIS skills

January 31, 2018By

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

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

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

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

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

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

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