TAG: public safety

Hurricane Florence impact revealed in Nearmap aerial imagery

October 4, 2018By
High-resolution imagery shows the impact of Hurricane Florence at Southport, North Carolina, comparing September 2017 to September 2018. (Image: Nearmap)

Newly captured aerial maps show before and after images to support cleanup efforts by public safety organizations, utility companies and insurance agencies. Aerial mapping company Nearmap has flown and captured aerial imagery in the areas in North and South Carolina impacted by Hurricane Florence. The imagery is already supporting the extensive cleanup and reconstruction efforts for public safety, utility companies, insurance... read more

City emergency support improved with Nearmap imagery

September 19, 2018By
Nearmap aerial imagery in ArcMap. (Screenshot: Nearmap)

The Shelby County, Tennessee, Emergency Communications District has implemented Nearmap high-resolution aerial imagery to geocode and plot new addresses and developments into its 911 mapping systems. The mapping systems help fire and rescue, emergency medical services and law enforcement get instant access to updated maps needed to get to the right locations as soon as possible. The Emergency Communications District... read more

Esri acquires ClearTerra location data extraction technology

February 23, 2018By
The LocateXT extension for ArcMap is used to extract locations from unstructured data (messages, reports, briefings) into a geodatabase feature class. (Image: ClearTerra)

New Capabilities Provide Support for Unstructured Data in the ArcGIS Platform Spatial analytics company Esri has acquired technology from ClearTerra, a company that offers geospatial and activity-based intelligence tools. The acquisition will provide ArcGIS platform users the ability to easily discover and extract geographic coordinates from unstructured textual data like emails, briefings and reports, instantly generating intelligent map-based information. This capability will make... read more

OnTerra offers new version of MapSavvy web map service

November 28, 2017By
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OnTerra Systems has introduced a new version of its MapSavvy aerial imagery service and a corresponding new website, www.MapSavvy.com. MapSavvy is an affordable Web Map Service providing OGC-compliant images for anyone who needs aerial images in the course of their work or research. The new version of MapSavvy offers users access to two versions of Bing Maps aerial imagery: original Bing Maps... read more

Aeryon Named UAV Partner for Microsoft Video Platform for Police Agencies

October 26, 2015By

Aeryon Labs is partnering with Microsoft on its new Microsoft Advanced Patrol Platform (MAPP) vehicle. Microsoft has chosen Aeryon’s SkyRanger UAV to demonstrate aerial image and data capture for MAPP. Aeryon Labs is a provider of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) for military, public safety and commercial operators worldwide. “Law enforcement organizations throughout the world rely on Aeryon sUAS to collect aerial intelligence wherever and... read more

Handheld Group Launches Nautiz X8 Device for GIS

September 23, 2014By
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Handheld Group, a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, has launched the Nautiz X8 rugged PDA. The Nautiz X8 is a handheld computer with superior processing power, screen performance and battery life, the company said. It is built for tough field conditions primarily in GIS, land surveying, public safety, forestry and the military. The Nautiz X8 is built to enable efficient and reliable data collection in... read more

PenBay Solutions Launches InVision 1.5 for Facilities Management

July 15, 2014By
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PenBay Solutions, a developer of GIS-based facility management and public safety software, is introducing InVision 1.5 in booth #F116 at the Esri User Conference in San Diego, July 14-17. The new technology will also be featured at the InVision Special Interest Group Lunch in room 28B at 12 p.m. on July 16 at the conference. InVision software is built on... read more