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From the Great Pyramids to GIS/GPS

November 12, 2019By
Pyramids of Giza taken from the International Space Station. (Image: NASA)

Connection to the Stars The Great Pyramids still cast their long shadow upon history. It’s been said that even Time kneels before them. They are monuments to the builder’s state-of-the-art technology at the time using their most advanced astronomy, engineering, mathematics, and trigonometry as a testament to their advanced understanding of the world. The pyramids’ corners align perfectly to the... read more

UN, Geospatial Media cooperate on geospatial infrastructure

November 12, 2019By
Sanjay Kumar, CEO, Geospatial Media (left) and Stefan Schweinfest, director, UNSD, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, sign the letter of cooperation. (Photo: UNSD/GMC)

Letter signed to advance role of geospatial knowledge infrastructure in global society and economy Geospatial Media & Communications has signed a letter of cooperation with the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) to work together to advance the role of geospatial knowledge infrastructure in global society and economy. Consistent with their respective mandates, the UNSD and Geospatial Media will collaborate to... read more

New Soar platform gives public real-time views of world events

October 25, 2019By
Chicago freeze. (Photo: Soar)

Satellite imagery company Soar is now allowing public access to its satellites that provide near-real time imagery all across Earth at 10-meter resolution per pixel. Both the public and the media will now be able to see high-definition aerial views of anywhere on Earth to observe events as they happen. This includes but is not limited to environmental disasters such as... read more

SimActive used to determine financial assistance after Hurricane Dorian

October 25, 2019By
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SimActive Inc., a developer of photogrammetry software, announced that its Correlator3D software has been used by Air Data Solutions (ADS) in Florida to determine financial assistance following Hurricane Dorian. Aerial imagery was collected before the storm for pre-hurricane assessment and after for damage analysis. A Phase One 100MP aerial camera owned by ADS was flown to gather high-resolution images of... read more

Esri hits the airwaves with ‘See What Others Can’t’ campaign

October 24, 2019By
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Esri has launched its first major advertising campaign with a slogan Esri President Jack Dangermond introduced at the Esri User Conference in July. “Unlike anyone else on this planet, you and your fellow GIS colleagues truly ‘See What Others Can’t.’ My sense is, it’s now time to share this perspective with the rest of the world,” Dangermond said. The campaign... read more

Trimble to acquire GIS company Cityworks for EAM expansion

October 3, 2019By
Photo: Cityworks

Trimble has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Azteca Systems LLC (Cityworks), a provider of enterprise asset management (EAM) software for utilities and local government. Cityworks’ solutions address the global challenges associated with maintaining and replacing aging utility, transportation and public assets and infrastructure. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019, subject to... read more

Bluesky debuts MetroVista city mapping service for Europe at Intergeo 2019

September 17, 2019By
The Bluesky MetroVista range includes high-resolution imagery combined with high-accuracy, wide-scale 3D models. (Image: Bluesky)

Bluesky International has launched its international MetroVista city mapping service for Europe at Intergeo 2019, which took place Sept. 17-19 in Stuttgart, Germany. The mapping service incorporates the Leica CityMapper hybrid airborne sensor, which can simultaneously capture vertical and oblique aerial photography, as well as lidar. According to the company, the Bluesky MetroVista range includes high-resolution imagery combined with high-accuracy,... read more

Trimble handheld AR SiteVision takes data visualization outdoors

September 17, 2019By
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Trimble has introduced its Trimble SiteVision system, an outdoor augmented reality (AR) solution that enables users to visualize 2D and 3D data on virtually any project site with cellular or internet connectivity for easier and more efficient planning, collaboration and reporting, the company said. Combining hardware and software in an integrated, lightweight handheld or pole-mounted solution, users can view 3D... read more

Pointfuse laser scanning software transforms digital construction workflows

September 12, 2019By
A design mesh. (Photo: Pointfuse)

Pointfuse has released the latest version of its advanced point cloud processing software that converts the millions of individual measurements captured by laser scanning and photogrammetry. Featuring new streamlined classification to ensure maximum efficiency and multicore processing for unlimited conversion power, the new version of Pointfuse is set to transform workflows within digital construction, facilities management and virtual design applications.... read more

NOAA and the search for deep-sea corals

September 11, 2019By
Control room of the Okeanos. (Photo: NOAA)

This article includes National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) undersea camera livestreams and an interview with an undersea expedition coordinator. In a case of fortuitous happenstance, I found myself in an operations support center for an undersea expedition with two, large, flat screens mounted on a wall peering into the deep through the remote viewer slowly gliding through a dark blue... read more