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Can GIS predict an economic recovery?

May 12, 2021By
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Geospatial data is key to logistics, including for the huge increase in e-commerce we are experiencing following the 2020 COVID-19 shutdown. The best customer service is if the customer doesn’t need to call you, doesn’t need to talk to you. It just works. — Jeff Bezos This past year has been a boon for the e-commerce industry. It increased from... read more

Sinkhole detection feature uses satellite data analysis

April 27, 2021By
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In recent years, sinkholes have been occurring around the world. A new service offers a sinkhole detection prediction tool using satellite imagery analysis. Synspective Inc., a satellite data and analytic solution provider, has released a sinkhole detection feature that predicts ground sinking area. Sinkholes are often caused by human activities (underground tunneling, oil/gas pumping, underground coal drilling, groundwater pumping, etc.).... read more

NavVis IVION Core reality-capture platform adds value to buildings, assets

April 27, 2021By
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NavVis has launched NavVis IVION Core, a reality capture platform for management of 3D scans with intuitive tools for creation, collaboration and publication. Previously known as NavVis IndoorViewer, NavVis IVION Core makes mobile mapping workflows more efficient, speeds up model creation and delivery, and adds value to data, the company said. “NavVis IVION Core represents the future of reality capture... read more

Smart infrastructure depends on GIS

April 14, 2021By
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Get ready! Here comes the boom. The physical and digital world are integrating. We are nearing the edge of the analog universe. Physical immersion is giving way to virtual immersion. It is the virtualization of products and services in the evolution of technology. Michael Saylor calls it the sixth wave of software engineering. We are moving away from externally experiencing... read more

New gateway connects users to Open Maps for Europe

March 18, 2021By
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Free-to-use maps from more than 40 European countries will be made available through a new online gateway. Open Maps for Europe will signpost and provide easy access to pan-European open data created using official map, geospatial and land information. The project, which is co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union, is coordinated by EuroGeographics, the voice of... read more

Info360.com provides digital twins for water industry

March 17, 2021By
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Release follows $1 billion Innovyze acquisition announcement by Autodesk Water infrastructure software company Innovyze has released Info360.com, a cloud-based, artificial intelligence-powered platform for real-world water lifecycle management. Combined with Info360 Insight, a data visualization and workflow solution, the platform enables dynamic digital twins for the water industry. Dynamic Digital Twins are virtual models of real-world assets and systems that can... read more

Hexagon releases machine-learning GIS tool for smart cities

March 12, 2021By
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Hexagon’s Geospatial division has launched M.App Enterprise 2021, a significant update to its platform for creating geospatial and location intelligence applications. The latest release features new browser-based 3D capabilities and enhanced visual effects, plus the ability to create and configure custom applications more easily. M.App Enterprise 2021 adds complete and seamless integration with Hexagon’s LuciadRIA. Now, users can access LuciadRIA’s... read more

Trimble SX12 total station adds features for tunneling

February 24, 2021By
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Trimble has introduced its SX12 Scanning Total Station, the next iteration of its 3D scanning total station that provides fast and efficient data capture for surveying, engineering and geospatial professionals. New features include a high-power laser pointer, high-resolution camera system, expanded capabilities in surveying and complex 3D modeling. The SX12 enables enable new workflows in tunneling and underground mining, Trimble... read more

TCarta unveils Global Satellite Derived Bathymetry product line

January 27, 2021By
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TCarta Marine has introduced a Global Satellite Derived Bathymetry (G-SDB) product line developed with a new seafloor depth measurement technique that leverages Machine Learning and NASA ICESat-2 laser data. According to the company, this G-SDB offering covers the entire Red Sea, with additional sets rolled out through the end of this year. The commercial TCarta G-SDB data sets and the... read more

Topcon Positioning Group launches point creation software

January 14, 2021By
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Topcon Positioning Group has released Topcon Point Manager, a point creation software that’s available as a plug-in for Autodesk AutoCAD and Autodesk Revit users in the U.S. and Canada. According to Topcon, the solution is designed to automate point creation and easily import and export layout files to and from a robotic total station. It’ll also simplify the BIM-to-field process... read more