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WingtraOne GEN II debuts for professional VTOL flights

August 5, 2021By
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A new vertical-take0ff-and-landing (VTOL) drone — the WingtraOne GEN II — is now available. The GEN II offers industrial reliability and mapping versatility with an oblique camera configuration for high-quality 3D drone-mapping data capture. Drone maker Wingtra spent six years developing the GEN II, and tested it over 100,000 flights. Its WingtraOne is being used by professionals worldwide across many... read more

Mapping rights-of-way subject of July 13 virtual conference

June 23, 2021By
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The 2021 Right-of-Way Asset Mapping Exchange is an interactive online Virtual Conference Experience focusing on innovation in asset inventory and mapping that supports all phases of infrastructure lifecycles. It takes place July 13 and is free of charge. The event provides hands-on actionable information on a variety of current and emerging technologies. Via presentations, discussions and one-on-one meetings, the event... read more

Javad GNSS launches TRIUMPH-3 receiver

June 22, 2021By
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Javad GNSS has launched the TRIUMPH-3 receiver for surveyors and geodesists. It is capable of efficient tracking even in difficult conditions. It can track all current signals and is ready for any future satellites. TRIUMPH-3 is designed to operate as a base together with TRIUMPH-LS and TRIUMPH-LS Plus to efficiently accomplish any geodetic job. Its real-time kinematic (RTK) system communicates... read more

Smart GEO Expo 2021 coming in July

June 8, 2021By
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Smart GEO Expo 2021 takes place at the Coex Hall C3 and C4 in Seoul, South Korea, July 21-23. An online version will also be available. The Smart GEO Expo aims to promote spatial information industry development and support overseas expansion of domestic companies. The Smart GEO Expo has become an annual event since 2008, when separate events such as... read more

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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

Esri releases latest edition of ArcGIS Desktop handbook

March 17, 2021By
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Esri has published a new handbook, Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop 10.8. In the latest edition of this classroom textbook, Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop 10.8 guides students and professionals through the fundamentals of making maps and analyzing data using the latest Esri ArcGIS Desktop software. The comprehensive, hands-on tutorial, moves readers from basic GIS concepts to sophisticated GIS analysis.... read more

Global Mapper v22 has 3D eye dome lighting and lidar painting

September 22, 2020By
Terrain Painting in Global Mapper v22. (Image: Blue Marble)

Blue Marble Geographics has released version 22 of Global Mapper along with an upgrade to the accompanying Lidar Module. Global Mapper GIS software provides both novice and experienced geospatial professionals with a comprehensive array of spatial data processing tools, with access to a variety of data formats. Among other features, Version 22 includes Eye Dome Lighting settings in the 3D viewer... read more

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New Esri app shows air quality with demographics

September 18, 2020By
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Esri has released a new mapping app, Air Quality Aware, that fuses data from the EPA’s AirNow program, NOAA’s National Weather Service wind forecast and the American Community Survey to provide location intelligence on current air quality and its impacts on local communities. At a national level, areas are color-coded according to EPA’s Air Quality Index, with magenta and purple representing hazardous and... read more

Cesium adds global layer of 3D buildings

July 22, 2020By
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Cesium users now have access to Cesium OSM Buildings, a global base layer of more than 350 million 3D buildings. Cesium OSM Buildings expands the suite of Cesium Global Base Layers including worldwide terrain, aerial imagery and streetmaps already available on Cesium ion. “As digital twins and urban mapping gain momentum in 3D geospatial, we are excited to offer a... read more

Atlantic purchases first Phase One large-format camera

July 20, 2020By
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Atlantic — a remote sensing, surveying and consulting business — has purchased a Phase One Industrial 280MP large-format aerial solution to better serve its clients. The upgrade substantially increases Atlantic’s ability to efficiently capture a large area with extreme accuracy and quality, the company said. The massive Phase One Industrial 280MP aerial solution is a large-format camera system that easily integrates... read more