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Mapping

eCognition goes underwater to help conserve coral reefs

November 9, 2020By
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The Caribbean Division of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has focused on monitoring, protecting and restoring the region’s marine environments for more than 40 years. As the plight of coral reefs has become more urgent, so too have TNC’s efforts to tackle coral conservation, and meet the demands for better maps. “Reef maps are an essential tool for coral resource managers,... read more

Urban surveyors adopt MGISS mapping technology

November 3, 2020By
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Mobile GIS Services (MGISS) has equipped a team of urban surveyors with new satellite positioning systems to accurately map assets and features such as signage, lighting and landscape features. The technology supplied by MGISS included Leica smart antennas coupled with data management and mapping software. For this project, MGISS worked with Occam’s Razor Consulting Limited (ORCL), a specialist in data... read more

UP42 partners with Intermap for high-resolution elevation data

November 2, 2020By
NEXTMap digital surface model (Image: Intermap Technologies)

The NEXTMap Elevation Data Suite from Intermap Technologies is now offered on the UP42 developer platform for Earth observation data and analytics. UP42 gives users direct access to extensive Earth observation datasets and advanced processing algorithms, and Intermap Technologies, based in Englewood, Colorado, is a provider of geospatial datasets, solutions and software. The NEXTMap 3D elevation products are available as... read more

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

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

New NGS study examines GIS surveys for airports

August 14, 2020By
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By Irv Leveson A new study for the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) reviews and validates airport surveys from a safety perspective. The study, “Protecting Against Airport Obstructions: Socio-Economic Study of the NGS Aeronautical Survey Program,” is by Irv Leveson and the staff of ARCBridge Consulting and Training Inc. Goals of the scoping study are to: provide a better understanding of the... read more

Multi-platform lidar enables digital twin cities

July 22, 2020By
Mapping Shanghai with the AlphaUni 900. (Image: CHC Navigation)

Digital twin technology emerged a decade ago to provide 3D virtual replicas of physical assets. Today, with Big Data and internet of things (IoT) capabilities, it is a complex and comprehensive method to support the construction of smart cities. As a virtual model, a digital city can be an indispensable tool to visualize the life of a city in real... read more

National Governors Association, Esri release updated COVID-19 map

July 15, 2020By

The National Governors Association has partnered with Esri to publish a comprehensive update to its interactive COVID-19 State and Territory Action Tracker. According to the association, the interactive mapping-based app shows how jurisdictions have taken actions to reopen certain business sectors by issuing statewide orders. It also shows how jurisdictions are undertaking regional-based approaches or implementing statewide orders with authorization... read more

NSGIC issues guidance for states to strengthen address data programs

July 9, 2020By
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Guidance issued for states to strengthen address data programs complete and accurate data necessary for emergency response, other government services A report issued by the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) targets a key dataset for state governments. “Best Practices for State Geospatial Maturity: Addresses” is available now. “Addresses are created by local address authorities in city, county, and tribal... read more

ProStar joins Trimble’s GIS Business Partner Program

July 9, 2020By
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Trimble GNSS integrates with PointMan field applications to identify, capture and record the precise geospatial location of utilities ProStar has joined Trimble’s GIS Business Partner Program. As part of the program, ProStar has implemented the Trimble Precision SDK (software developer kit) to integrate high-accuracy positioning capability in its PointMan mobile application running on smartphones and tablets using Trimble GNSS receivers.... read more