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TAG: GIS

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 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

Touch GIS app introduces digital clinometer tool for geologists

May 20, 2020By
The new digital clinometer and attitude attribute type available in Touch GIS. (Image: TouchGIS)

Touch GIS has introduced a digital clinometer tool to assist field geologists in recording strike and dip readings. Version 1.3 of the app also features a new “attitude” attribute type, which makes it easy to record and display these readings on the map. “We’ve been testing these new features with a number of field geologists, and we’re excited to finally... 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

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

Esri offers instructor-led GIS classes online

April 15, 2020By

Over the last few weeks, many organizations have transitioned their workforce to remote work environments. At the same time, the demand for geographic information systems (GIS) products and skilled GIS professionals is high. Esri announces that all of its instructor-led courses are available in its instructor-led online classroom, which is calls “an engaging learning environment that offers convenience and interactivity.”... read more

2020 US Census Data now available in Maptitude

April 7, 2020By
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The Maptitude 2020 U.S. Census Blocks Groups data is now available for the entire United States, according to software provider Caliper. The small-area Census Summary Level is packed with neighborhood information essential for making accurate geography-based decisions. Maptitude users can explore locations by income, income growth, daytime population, age, race, gender, ethnicity, buying power, occupation, employment status, housing characteristics, citizenship... read more

Coronavirus: How mapping can stop a pandemic

March 11, 2020By
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Birth of an epidemic Men wearing white bio-suits entered the market from the main entrance. A panic ensued at the sight, and a commotion quickly spread through the crowd. Shop keepers, sensing the worst, hurriedly gathered their belongings. People rushed towards the exits. More armed soldiers in white bio-suits pressed in, sealing off escape. Screams and weeping filled the market... read more

URISA seeks nominees for GIS Hall of Fame

January 31, 2020By
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URISA’s GIS Hall of Fame honors persons and organizations that have made significant and original contributions to the development and application of GIS concepts, tools or resources, or to the GIS profession. URISA is inviting nominations for 2020 inductees. Anyone may nominate a person or organization for induction to URISA’s GIS Hall of Fame. To make a nomination, submit a... read more

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MGISS and vGIS take a geospatial view of augmented reality  

January 21, 2020By
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The development of augmented reality as a tool to manage and visualize hidden infrastructure assets has taken a major step forward following the announcement of a partnership between two technology companies. MGISS, a U.K. geospatial specialist, has partnered with Canada-based vGIS to transform traditional GIS, BIM and CAD data into stunning augmented-reality visualizations. Augmented reality provides an interactive experience of... read more