Your behavior appears to be a little unusual. Please verify that you are not a bot.


Featured Stories

GIS helps archaeologists trace a mother’s journey

November 24, 2021By
White Sands has the largest collection of fossilized human footprints. (Photo: National Park Service)

“The tasks of paleontologists and classical historians and archaeologists are remarkably similar — to excavate, decipher and bring to life the tantalizing remnants of a time we will never see.” — Adrienne Mayor Heatwaves rose up from the dusty, dry, cracked ground. Tiny black flies buzzed around the team’s eyes and faces. The only shade was under a canopy erected... read more

Mapping Marvel: Lost cities found

October 11, 2021By
Image: F. Estada-Belli/Pacunam Lidar Initiative

GPS and airborne light detection and ranging (lidar) have revolutionized archaeology. In just a little more than a decade, dozens of previously hidden cities and settlements have been discovered under heavy tree canopy and in other terrain. Many of the sites are in difficult-to-access areas, such as high atop mountains, in vast deserts, or enclosed in thick, nearly impenetrable foliage.... read more

This article is tagged with and posted in Featured Stories, GSS Monthly, Lidar, Technology

Spatial finance: Show me the money

September 8, 2021By
image: CalypsoArt/ iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Money comes, and money goes. Who can stop the ebb and flow? It comes and goes whither it will. But we can watch the tide. We can paint the tide. We can measure the tide. We can harness the tide. And we can ride the tide. What would it be like to master the tide? Welcome to the world of... read more

Mapitude offers 2021 US ZIP Code business count data

August 26, 2021By
Image: Mapitude

The Maptitude 2021 ZIP Code Business Count data are available now. The update includes the total number of businesses by type (by six-digit North American Industry Classification System or NAIC” codes, formerly known as SIC codes). For each business type (for instance, full-service restaurants), users can map the number that fall into each employment size category (for instance, full-service restaurants... read more

This article is tagged with , , , and posted in Featured Stories, GIS News, Mapping, Technology

Bluesky National Tree Map shows changing face of Sevenoaks

August 26, 2021By
Photo: Bluesky

A new map detailing the location, height and canopy for trees more than 3 meters in height is helping Sevenoaks District Council manage its iconic ancient trees and natural woodland. Derived from Bluesky’s National Tree Map, which provides geospatial intelligence for more than 300 million trees across the United Kingdom, the data has already been used to create a district-wide... read more

Indiana city increases citizen engagement with user-friendly GIS program

August 25, 2021By
Image: Geographical Technologies Group

In 2019, the City of Hobart Sanitary and Stormwater District (HSD) in Hobart, Indiana, recognized the benefits of geospatial technology and location intelligence to transform the city. HSD reached out to Geographic Technologies Group (GTG) to write and implement a geographic information system (GIS) strategic plan. GTG is one of the world’s leading local government GIS companies, working to advance... read more

Saudi CubeSat to launch in 2022 for ecosystem research

August 16, 2021By
A rendering of a 6U CubeSat. (Credit: Spire Global)

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and Spire Global will launch the KAUST CubeSat research satellite by the end of 2022, according to the university. Spire is a space data, analytics and services provider. The research satellite will in collecting high-quality, high-resolution data for terrestrial, coastal and ocean ecosystems for a three-year period after launch, according to Matthew... read more

WingtraOne GEN II debuts for professional VTOL flights

August 5, 2021By
Photo: Wingtra

A new vertical-take0ff-and-landing (VTOL) drone — the WingtraOne GEN II — is now available. The GEN II offers industrial reliability and mapping versatility with an oblique camera configuration for high-quality 3D drone-mapping data capture. Drone maker Wingtra spent six years developing the GEN II, and tested it over 100,000 flights. Its WingtraOne is being used by professionals worldwide across many... read more

Parrot, Verizon and Skyward bring 4G-connected drone to US

August 5, 2021By
Photo: Verizon

The Parrot ANAFI Ai is powered by Verizon 4G LTE and integrated with Skyward software to pave the way for near real-time data transfer, remote deployment and beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flight operations. Verizon, Parrot and Skyward have entered a partnership to bring an out-of-the-box 4G LTE connected drone to the United States. The Parrot ANAFI Ai is an off-the-shelf drone that... read more

UgCS software updated for drone-based lidar missions

July 26, 2021By
Image: SPH Engineering

SPH Engineering has updated its UgCS software with a lidar toolset for UAVs. The toolset is designed to unlock the full potential of lidar sensors, making remote sensing more effective without human errors. Key features include precision calibration, flight patterns for route planning, anti-shake turns, and constant line spacing and buffer. The UgCS lidar toolset allows users to optimize time... read more