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Contact tracing applications market set to grow 15% CAGR through 2030

September 25, 2020By
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According to a study by Future Market Insights, the contact tracing applications market is set to grow 15% CAGR through 2030. “Functional advantages of contact tracing applications include superior data quality, easier tracking and monitoring of larger numbers of people in a time effective manner, the ability of real time analysis, and the significant improvements to management and coordination of... read more

Global trends in the mapping industry during the pandemic

September 22, 2020By
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By Philippe Simard, Ph.D. President, SimActive Inc. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought uncertainties to all businesses, and the mapping industry has been no exception. Slowdowns were observed during the first few months of 2020 as lockdowns were gradually enforced in Asia, then Europe, and finally the Americas. As expected, projects were delayed during that initial period as companies were reorganizing their... read more

Comment sought on OGC API standard for geospatial web processing

September 22, 2020By
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New process simplifies task of computational geospatial processing accessible via web services The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) seeks public comment on a new draft OGC API standard: OGC API – Processes – Part 1: Core. Comments are due by Oct. 19. The draft OGC API – Processes Standard specifies a Web API that enables the execution of computing processes and... read more

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

September 22, 2020By
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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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Bluesky 3D building models aid designs for London residences

September 22, 2020By
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London building-design agency DCSK is using 3D building models from Bluesky to inform the design of high-profile urban residential developments. Derived from the most up-to-date and accurate aerial photography, the Bluesky 3D models allow DCSK to place a design within its real-world context, consider sensitive view and vantage points, and communicate ideas to clients, planning authorities and the public. DCSK... read more

MGISS accredited for UK government procurement, utility sector

September 22, 2020By

Mobile GIS Services (MGISS) has been awarded a place on the United Kingdom government’s procurement platform G-Cloud. Designed to ease the procurement of cloud services by the public sector, the G-Cloud 12 framework makes it easier for customers to find, review and contract MGISS’s advanced geospatial software services through an online digital marketplace. Managed by Crown Commercial Services, it is... read more

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Dewberry awarded USGS Earth MRI task orders

September 22, 2020By
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Firm will provide geophysical surveying services across multiple states Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has been awarded multiple task orders from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) under the Geospatial Products and Services Contract (GPSC) to perform airborne geophysical surveys in portions of Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Texas and New Mexico for the USGS Earth Mapping Resources Initiative (Earth MRI).... read more

GIS helps telecom industry meet new demands

September 22, 2020By
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By Akshita Pacholi Allied Market Research With advantages provided by geographic information systems (GIS), the demand for GIS in the telecom industry has increased in recent years. According to a report published by Allied Market Research, the global telecom market is anticipated to garner $3.27 million by 2023. GIS has fortified the telecom industry by reducing costs and augmenting capital planning.... read more

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

Enview unveils 3D AI as a web application, Enview Explore

September 16, 2020By
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Application empowers users with expert visualization and analysis of lidar Enview, a pioneer in the scalable processing of 3D geospatial data, has launched Enview Explore, a powerful web application that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing to automatically process 3D data at a high speed and scale. Also, Robert Cardillo, former director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), has... read more