About Tracy Cozzens

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Tracy Cozzens has served as managing editor of GPS World magazine since 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.

Posts by Tracy Cozzens

MGISS and vGIS take a geospatial view of augmented reality   Posted on 21 Jan 2020 in the GIS News & Imagery & Technology categories.

The development of augmented reality as a tool to manage and visualize hidden infrastructure assets has taken a major step forward following the announcement of a partnership between two technology... Read more»

Carlson releases Scan2K terrestrial scanner Posted on 14 Jan 2020 in the Featured Stories & GIS News & Lidar & Mapping & More & Products/Services Showcase & Technology categories.

Carlson Software has released its Scan2K Laser Scanner, a versatile, fast, easy-to-use solution for the creation of accurate 3D survey data up to a range of 2K (2,000) meters. Carlson... Read more»

Visualizing the Australian bushfires through satellites and maps Posted on 13 Jan 2020 in the Featured Stories & GIS News & Imagery & Technology categories.

The months-long wildfires raging in Australia have killed at least 25 people. Millions — possibly 1 billion — animals have died. More than 2,000 houses have been destroyed. Around 150... Read more»

UNESCO sites get precise imagery with Spectra Precision Posted on 09 Jan 2020 in the Featured Stories & GIS News & Imagery & Technology categories.

Verified photomontages for UNESCO World Heritage sites achieves accuracy with Spectra Geospatial SP80 Verified photomontage is an important planning tool to envision how proposed surrounding development plans would affect UNESCO... Read more»

Delving into a jungle mystery Posted on 09 Jan 2020 in the Featured Stories & GIS News & Lidar & Technology & UAS/UAV categories.

Earlier this year, a drone pilot and two data scientists from PrecisionHawk traveled to the Philippines for a unique mission — to fly drones equipped with lidar sensors over a... Read more»

Esri offers free online course on new spatial data science Posted on 09 Jan 2020 in the Featured Stories & GIS News & GIS Software & Technology categories.

Course takes learners on a deep dive into concepts and applications Esri will offer a new massive open online course (MOOC) on spatial data science early this year. The no-cost... Read more»

Hexagon platform provides digital representation of the real world Posted on 07 Jan 2020 in the GIS News & Imagery & Technology categories.

Hexagon AB has introduced HxDR, a new cloud-based, digital reality visualization platform, at CES 2020. HxDR creates accurate digital representations of the real world through the seamless combination of reality... Read more»

Nearmap acquires Pushpin tech for roof geometry Posted on 11 Dec 2019 in the Featured Stories & GIS News & GIS Software & Products/Services Showcase & Technology categories.

Aerial imagery company Nearmap has acquired technology and assets from Pushpin, a deep learning and analytics technology company that extracts data from 3D models to provide roof geometry insights to... Read more»

GIS Surveyor app now includes ED-50 zone Posted on 02 Dec 2019 in the GIS News & GIS Software & Technology categories.

GIS data collection application GIS Surveyor now includes the ED-50 zone, reports maker Polosoft Technologies. ED-50 is a geodetic datum. The ED-50 zone includes a different datum shift for the... Read more»

Topcon Solutions Stores partner with Autodesk on North American service Posted on 25 Nov 2019 in the BIM & GIS News & Technology categories.

Topcon Positioning Group released a new strategy through its Topcon Solutions Store retail channel. Together with Autodesk, and as an Autodesk Platinum Tier Partner, the Topcon Solutions Stores retail channel plans... Read more»