TAG: government

DJI’s privacy mode enables flight without internet data transfer

October 9, 2017By

DJI has launched a new Local Data Mode that stops internet traffic to and from its DJI Pilot app, providing enhanced data privacy assurances for sensitive government and enterprise customers. Local Data Mode will be available in the next update on the DJI Pilot app on CrystalSky and for select Android tablets. When an operator activates Local Data Mode, the app... read more

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Esri and Idaho National Laboratory sign cyber security CRADA

June 9, 2017By

Organizations work together to fight cyber attacks with innovations to visualize threats. Esri and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) have entered into a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) to collaboratively research and create prototype concepts with a specific focus on location intelligence solutions for the protection of critical infrastructure and critical missions. The work will... read more

TerraGo partners with CompassTools on advanced GIS and GPS data collection

January 23, 2017By

TerraGo is partnering with CompassTools, a provider of integrated GIS, GPS and wireless solutions for field data collection across numerous industries including government, utility, natural resources, transportation, architecture and construction. “We help our customers build the best bundled solution for their GIS and GPS goals, whatever they may be, and TerraGo’s mobile solutions give us the flexibility we need for... read more

Esri and Leica partner to offer grants to governments

August 1, 2016By
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Geographic information system (GIS) provider Esri has partnered with Swiss-based spatial measurement instrument manufacturer Leica Geosystems to encourage innovation of mobile field data collection in government by offering grants totaling $143,250 in goods and services. Known as the Smart Communities Innovation Challenge, 10 governments that submit detailed project proposals demonstrating increased efficiencies in collecting data for decision support or improved productivity in delivering governmental services will be... read more

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MediaMapper Mobile featured at GEOINT App Store

March 7, 2016By
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Red Hen Systems‘ MediaMapper Mobile app for Android is available for download at the GEOINT App Store at no cost to credentialed U.S. government employees, first responders and the Department of Defense. It is the second app developed in the private sector to be added to the store. MediaMapper Mobile shows users where they have been, what they have seen, and... read more

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Mapillary raises $8M Series A to map world through photos

March 7, 2016By

Mapillary, a community-based photomapping platform, has received an $8 million Series A funding round led by Atomico, with participation from Sequoia, LDV Capital and PlayFair. Anyone can contribute photos to the Mapillary platform and mobile app (available on iOS and Android) with a smartphone or action camera. The company’s computer vision software automatically extracts geographic information, blurs license plates and faces, and... read more

Esri supports White House Police Data Initiative with mapping

February 12, 2016By
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Agencies can use ArcGIS to build and share authoritative data Esri announced the availability of the ArcGIS Open Data Initiative for Law Enforcement, which allows police agencies of any size to build and share authoritative data for better policing and community engagement. The Esri announcement supports the White House Police Data Initiative, which has mobilized 30 jurisdictions across the country... read more

OGC seeks comment on land and infrastructure standard

February 1, 2016By

The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) seeks public comment on its candidate OGC Land and Infrastructure Conceptual Model Standard (LandInfra). Deadline for comments is March 2. LandInfra defines concepts for land and civil engineering infrastructure facilities.This conceptual standard will provide a basis for one or more implementation standards for encoding infrastructure data. Developers will use the encoding standard to... read more

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AUVSI provides interactive map of UAS legislation

January 28, 2016By
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As the 2016 legislative session kicked off this month, the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI) has been tracking all active legislation pertaining to unmanned systems. This year, to provide the best information to its members, legislators, regulators and the media, AUVSI has organized data on all unmanned systems-related state legislation into a sortable, interactive map with details that include... read more

Eos Positioning announces RTK NTRIP app for Android

January 21, 2016By
Google Maps is tightly integrated with the app to display the user’s location anywhere in the world, and detailed satellite information includes a skyplot tracking each visible satellite.

Eos Positioning Systems has introduced a comprehensive RTK NTRIP app for Android that works with its Arrow line of RTK GNSS receivers. An Arrow GNSS receiver combined with the NTRIP app turns an Android smartphone or tablet into a powerful data collector capable of recording 1-centimeter accurate GIS data in real-time. “We designed Eos Tools Pro for the RTK user,” said Chief... read more