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Increasing surveying accuracies and productivity

September 8, 2022By
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Representatives of five companies shared their perspectives on recent advances in surveying and the remaining challenges. read more

ComNav celebrates 10 years by launching super-slim GNSS receiver

September 8, 2022By
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ComNav Technology Ltd. has released the N2 Palm RTK GNSS receiver, suitable for surveying, mapping and construction. read more

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Hexagon helps Ghana utility modernize electricity distribution

May 8, 2022By
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Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division successfully deployed an advanced utility geographic enterprise asset management system in Ghana. read more

UAVOS announces S1-V300 MALE unmanned platform prototype

May 8, 2022By
The S1-V300 MALE prototype. (Photo UAVOS)

UAVOS has successfully completed the S1-V300 medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) UAS prototype designed to check basic aircraft systems. read more

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MCP work with NHTSA to assess GIS data for sharing 911

February 4, 2022By
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Mission Critical Partners will collaborate to assess the status of GIS within the 911 community. read more

Esri launches ArcGIS indoor positioning system

February 2, 2022By
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Esri has released ArcGIS IPS, which adds a blue dot to indoor maps, enabling users to locate their current position inside a building. read more

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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
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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

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Spatial finance: Show me the money

September 8, 2021By
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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
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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

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