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International Lidar Mapping Forum

January 28, 2019By

The International Lidar Mapping Forum (ILMF), taking place Jan. 28-30, 2019 in Denver, is a technical conference and exhibition showcasing the latest airborne, terrestrial and underwater lidar, as well as emerging remote-sensing and data collection tools and technologies. read more

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Volcanic GIS: Mapping and imaging the Kilauea eruption

August 16, 2018By
Lidar image of the Hawaii dataset showing the Kilauea Calderand the Halena'uma'u Crater and within it. (Image: Quantum Spatial)

Geospatial companies played a key role in the government's response to the Kilauea Volcano eruption. The volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii began erupting May 3, and while quiet for more than a week, it could resume erupting at any time. read more

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

Esri User Conference to highlight mapping technology

June 21, 2018By
Esri President Jack Dangermond opens Esri UC 2017. (Photo: Esri)

Esri will be hosting its 38th annual Esri User Conference July 9-13 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego. The company expects more than 18,000 mapping and GIS users to attend the event, which will include 345 technical workshops and 243 presentations. Futurist Juan Enriquez will present the keynote speech, “Evolving Ourselves — Redesigning the Future of Humanity.”... read more

International Lidar Mapping Forum looking for speakers

June 18, 2018By

Organizers of the International Lidar Mapping Forum (ILMF), taking place Jan. 28-30, 2019, in Denver, are looking for speakers. ILMF is a technical conference and exhibition showcasing the latest airborne, terrestrial and underwater lidar, as well as emerging remote-sensing and data collection tools and technologies. According to organizers, the show will allow attendees and exhibitors to connect with hundreds of... read more

Raytheon contracted to demonstrate Army mobile intelligence platform

April 11, 2018By

FoXTEN software product gives soldiers access to real-time intelligence data in the field. Raytheon Company has been awarded a U.S. Army contract to demonstrate the company’s commercially available mobile intelligence platform that will allow soldiers to quickly collect and access information on the battlefield. Raytheon’s commercial laptop-based platform, called the FoXTEN, may be considered as a future mobile component of the... 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

“Scariest commute of my life”: California wildfires erupt

December 6, 2017By

Two fires erupted Monday in Southern California, fueled by strong Santa Ana winds. The Thomas fire in Ventura County started Monday night and has burned 45,000 acres and destroyed more than 150 structures. The Creek fire is burning near Sylmar and has prompted officials to evacuate more than 8,000 homes. Now a dramatic new wildfire erupted in Los Angeles early... read more

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Remote Geosystems geoDVR deployed for search and rescue

November 27, 2017By

Remote GeoSystem, North Shore Rescue and Talon Helicopters have successfully deployed a geoDVR Gen2 with a FLIR daylight EO/IR gyro-stabilized video camera on an Airbus TwinStar (AS355) for search-and-rescue (SAR) missions. The geoDVR Gen2 is an advanced mil-spec DVR for recording multiple channels of HD & Standard-Definition geospatial full motion video in airborne and rugged vehicle environments. The geoDVR’s ability to reliably... read more

Orbital Witness wins Airbus’ Global Earth Observation Challenge

October 23, 2017By

Airbus has named Orbital Witness the winner of its Global Earth Observation Challenge. Orbital Witness will receive a voucher worth €50,000 for the acquisition of satellite data and will benefit from both technical and business coaching. The competition encourages startups to innovate and develop new applications primarily based on Airbus’ satellite data. The winning British startup Orbital Witness proposes to... read more