GIS News

EOS platform offers worldwide satellite imagery

September 12, 2019By
Image from Landviewer for analytics. (Image: EOS)

EOS has partnered with four high-resolution imagery providers — Airbus Defense and Space, SI Imaging Services, SpaceWill and 21AT — so users can purchase the latest images directly from LandViewer, the official high-resolution data reseller, or view the images of an area of interest in high resolution on the map. LandViewer collects the latest up-to-date satellite imagery from commercial satellite... 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

Belize’s Great Blue Hole revealed in expedition survey

September 10, 2019By
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A sonar survey, camera and sensor data of the world’s largest marine sinkhole is shining light on sea level and climate change over 100,000 years. From Nov. 27 to Dec. 13, 2018, the Blue Hole Belize Expedition mapped the sinkhole. Led by Aquatica Submarines, the team of scientists, explorers and film makers included Virgin ’s Sir Richard Branson and Fabien... read more

UAvionix offers free receivers for Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts

September 3, 2019By
Image taken by the ICEYE-X2 satellite shows Grand Bahama island on Monday covered by Hurricane Dorian's storm surge. Previous coastline is outlined in yellow and roads in white. (Photo: ICEYE)

UAvionix is offering free pingRX unmanned aircraft system (UAS) ADS-B receivers to first responders and UAS service organizations participating in rescue and recovery efforts associated with Hurricane Dorian. Hurricane Dorian is expected to travel along the Eastern coast of the U.S. northward at a slow pace, creating extensive damage from winds and flooding. UAvionix is a designer and manufacturer of... read more

Geocortex adds support for Arcade scripting and ArcGIS Online smart mapping

September 3, 2019By
Screenshot: Geocortex

Latitude Geographics (a VertiGIS company) has released 4.12 version of its flagship product Geocortex Essentials, to make it easier for developers of mapping applications to take advantage of Esri’s ArcGIS technology. Smart mapping. Using Esri’s smart-mapping functionality, GIS departments around the world are creating eye-catching, informative maps in ArcGIS Online. Smart mapping allows analysts to visualize and review their data... read more

Bentley Systems to cover smart city technology at Intergeo 2019

August 28, 2019By
At Intergeo 2019, Bentley Systems will be focusing on digital construction, digital cities, reality modeling and civil design. (Photo: iStock.com/alexsl)

Bentley Systems will be focusing on smart cities, specifically digital twins for digitally advanced smart cities and other technology solutions, at Intergeo 2019, which will take place Sept. 17-19 in Stuttgart, Germany. During the show, the company will offer demonstrations and discuss digital construction, digital cities, reality modeling and civil design. In the realm of digital construction, Bentley Systems will... read more

Satellite space sensor to measure coastal and ocean ecosystems

August 26, 2019By
Hyperspectral imagery of U.S. East Coast. (Image: NOAA)

Raytheon will build the Geostationary Littoral Imaging and Monitoring Radiometer (GLIMR) sensor under a contract from the University of New Hampshire. GLIMR, NASA’s selected Earth Venture Instrument-5 investigation, will be NASA’s first hyperspectral imager in geostationary (GEO) orbit. Hyperspectral imaging collects and processes information from across the electromagnetic spectrum including visible light, infrared and ultraviolet frequencies to create a highly... read more

Amazon fires in Brazil can be seen from space

August 21, 2019By
A satellite view of the Amazon wildfire on Aug. 13. (NASA Earth Observatory images by Lauren Dauphin, using MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview and VIIRS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview, and the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership.)

Wildfires in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil have hit record numbers, and satellites have been able to capture imagery of them. According to NASA, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on its Aqua satellite captured images of several fires burning in the states of Rondônia, Amazonas, Pará and Mato Grosso on Aug. 11 and Aug. 13. There have been 72,843 fires... read more

Concept3D’s night map feature supports campus security

August 9, 2019By
The night map of the campus of Boise State University. (Image: Concept3D)

A new night map integration feature is available for all Concept3D maps. The toggle-on map overlay is designed to enhance campus safety and security by making it easy to find the best, well-lit routes and critical resources such as emergency phones. The Concept3D interactive mapping platform is used by hundreds of major universities, colleges and schools, as well as convention centers,... read more