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TAG: coronavirus

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

Geospatial Solutions coverage of COVID-19

May 14, 2020By
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Geospatial Solutions and GPS World are offering the latest news and updates concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as it affects the geospatial, mapping and GNSS/PNT industries. Read a message from GPS World here. NEWS • GMV leads development of ESA COVID-19 Space Hunting Platformy (7/20/20) • How is COVID-19 affecting you? Take part in our survey (4/22/20) • US small business... read more

At-home crowdsourcing and citizen science for mapping enthusiasts

May 13, 2020By
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The world so close has never seemed so far away. Locked up and adrift, somewhere between the comfort of the past and the anxiety of the future, the present slowly passes by in a procession of nameless days. The living room has become a sundial. Shadows pass from one wall in the morning to the far side by day’s end.... read more

GIS Planning data tool provides updates on open businesses amid COVID-19

April 22, 2020By
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New hyperlocal business directory ZoomBusiness designed to help Main Street businesses across North America engage with local residents GIS Planning has launched an online tool that enables local businesses across North America to communicate with customers for free in real time. ZoomBusiness, created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is an interactive, mobile-responsive mapping directory for communities that ensures customers can... read more

Esri User Conference goes virtual because of COVID-19

April 22, 2020By
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The Esri User Conference, which usually takes place in San Diego in July, will this year be held virtually. “As a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis, we are making the decision to move the 2020 Esri User Conference in San Diego to a virtual format. This is a great disappointment to me personally, as I know it... read more

AirDroid offers geofencing to enhance efficiency, device security

April 22, 2020By
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Mobile device management solution allows users set up a digital perimeter, view the current location of a device, and track where it’s been Sand Studio, a mobile device management (MDM) solution provider, is offering AirDroid Business Geofencing, a location-based solution for businesses to monitor and track device location, automate tasks and receive notification alerts in one place. With geofencing, organizations that... read more

How is COVID-19 affecting you? Take part in our survey

April 21, 2020By
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Geospatial Solutions/GPS World is conducting a short survey to shed light on the impact of COVID-19 on the GNSS/PNT industry. The short survey covers topics such as changes in daily work habits communication methods with staff, technology partners and clients how each core sector is responding to the coronavirus pandemic how we are all trying to remain productive despite social-distancing... read more

NSGIC issues joint statement on value of GIS for COVID-19 pandemic

April 17, 2020By
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The National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) has released a joint statement on the value of GIS in the pandemic, alongside its partners the MidAmerica GIS Consortium (MAGIC), Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), and American Association of Geographers (AAG). Joint Statement on the Value of GIS in the Pandemic The spread and effects of... read more

Dashboard graphs those working from home during COVID-19

April 9, 2020By
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SafeGraph has launched a Shelter in Place Dashboard that enables users to visualize stay-at-home behavior for every county in the United States. SafeGraph has also created and released two new datasets: Weekly foot-traffic patterns Social Distancing Index The data is being provided at no cost to non-commercial entities. “We currently have over 550 researchers, non-profits and government agencies in a... read more

Esri to provide US school data during COVID-19 pandemic

April 8, 2020By
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Location intelligence company Esri will be making data layers available on U.S. school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic, through a new partnership with MCH Strategic Data. To help educational organizations as well as families across the nation better understand the situation in their communities, Esri and MCH have made school closure data accessible from a public dashboard. Information on K-12... read more