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Analytics and drones detect trash in San Francisco Bay

March 27, 2020By
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Kinetica simplifies active analytics with Kinetica Cloud Kinetica, provider of the Kinetica Active Analytics Platform, has announced the availability of Kinetica Cloud. Enterprises can use the full capabilities of the Kinetica platform in an optimal cloud environment, which includes historical data analytics, streaming data analytics, location intelligence and machine learning. Kinetica Cloud was adopted by the San Francisco Estuary Institute... read more

Esri supports John Hopkins COVID-19 Design Challenge

March 27, 2020By

Esri is supporting the COVID-19 Design Challenge, hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design (CBID). The challenge is taking place March 26-30. The virtual, student-driven hackathon challenges teams to develop innovative solutions to the problems posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course of the event, teams will work on urgent problems and challenges that have... read more

Geospatial Solutions coverage of COVID-19

March 27, 2020By
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Geospatial Solutions is offering the latest news and updates concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19). Check out a message from GPS World here. News • Esri supports John Hopkins COVID-19 Design Challenge • Analysis of satellite imagery shows reduced NO2 in China, Italy • Esri provides mapping software for organizations fighting COVID-19 • Genasys releases COVID-19 interactive map layer service • Oxford... read more

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Exploring Shetland’s uninhabited Kame of Isbister with GNSS and UAV

March 25, 2020By
3D model: The heatmap of the Kame of Isbister shows elevations and the archaeological site. (Image: Emlid)

The mysterious and fascinating Kame of Isbister is situated in Shetland’s north mainland near the North Roe. The location has been studied several times, including by the Extreme Archaeology TV series in 2003. The uninhabited grassland continues to attract explorers because of a series of secret structures. Those structures are hidden on the sea-faced slope and can’t be seen from the land nearby. One... read more

Analysis of satellite imagery shows reduced NO2 in China, Italy

March 23, 2020By
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Descartes Labs, a geospatial data analytics company, is using satellite imagery analysis to examine how the virus reduced nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions in China. NO2 is produced by vehicles, power plants and heavy industries such as cement manufacturing, which were shut down during the coronavirus epidemic. Descartes Labs shared its visualization in a Facebook post. The visualization maps a time... read more

Esri provides mapping software for organizations fighting COVID-19

March 20, 2020By
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Communities in need of resources can access location intelligence technology at no cost with six-month trial Location intelligence company Esri is making its software available to public and private sector organizations fighting the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The COVID-19 outbreak has escalated rapidly across the globe, and with municipalities struggling to respond, Esri has built out resources to help organizations understand... read more

Genasys releases COVID-19 interactive map layer service

March 19, 2020By
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Access to global web map service feature free for public and enterprise use Genasys, a global provider of critical communications solutions, has released an interactive map layer service for daily monitoring of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. The company-created Web Map Service (WMS) displays daily spatial data from Johns Hopkins University. The data from reporting countries, which includes U.S. states and territories,... read more

TerraGo Publisher for ArcGIS desktop and Server 7.7.0 now available

March 19, 2020By
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TerraGo Publisher for ArcGIS Desktop and Server 7.7.0 is now available, according to the company. It supports ArcGIS versions 10.4 to 10.7.1. TerraGo Publisher for ArcGIS is an extension to Esri ArcGIS that allows users to produce and consume GeoPDF documents with ArcMap. TerraGo Publisher for ArcGIS gives you unmatched capabilities for configuring and optimizing the PDF documents you create... read more

GEO Business 2020 rescheduled amid coronavirus concerns

March 18, 2020By
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GEO Business 2020 organizer Diversified Communications U.K. has decided to change both the venue and date for the event. The event will now be taking place Sept. 24-25 at ExCeL London. According to show organizers, GEO Business is the U.K.’s largest geospatial event designed for those involved in the gathering, storing, processing and delivering of geospatial information. “GEO Business is... read more

Oxford University explores feasibility of coronavirus tracing mobile app

March 18, 2020By
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A team of medical research and bioethics experts at Oxford University is supporting several European governments to explore the feasibility of a coronavirus (COVID-19) mobile app for instant contact tracing. According to Oxford, the team has provided European governments, including the U.K., with evidence to support the feasibility of developing a contact tracing mobile app that is instant, could be... read more