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TAG: GIS

Indiana city increases citizen engagement with user-friendly GIS program

August 25, 2021By
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In 2019, the City of Hobart Sanitary and Stormwater District (HSD) in Hobart, Indiana, recognized the benefits of geospatial technology and location intelligence to transform the city. HSD reached out to Geographic Technologies Group (GTG) to write and implement a geographic information system (GIS) strategic plan. GTG is one of the world’s leading local government GIS companies, working to advance... read more

Diving into real-time geospatial threat intelligence

July 14, 2021By
Nellis Air Force Base takes part in Red Flag 15-2 at its Combined Operations Center in 2015. (Photo: Senior Airman Thomas Spangler/U.S. Air Force.)

Real-time threat intelligence systems are looking for data signals that might indicate the next huge event. read more

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

Nearmap partners with GTG to help local governments

April 23, 2021By
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Aerial imagery company Nearmap is partnering with Geographic Technologies Group (GTG), which helps local government agencies throughout the United States and Canada with geographic information systems (GIS). GTG offers local governments with GIS services including strategic planning, consulting, comprehensive data services, mapping services, software development, training and on-call support. GTG also provides ongoing GIS maintenance for villages, towns, cities, counties,... read more

Hexagon releases machine-learning GIS tool for smart cities

March 12, 2021By
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Hexagon’s Geospatial division has launched M.App Enterprise 2021, a significant update to its platform for creating geospatial and location intelligence applications. The latest release features new browser-based 3D capabilities and enhanced visual effects, plus the ability to create and configure custom applications more easily. M.App Enterprise 2021 adds complete and seamless integration with Hexagon’s LuciadRIA. Now, users can access LuciadRIA’s... read more

How public safety GIS saves us when disaster strikes

November 11, 2020By
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Tenacity of spirit is one of the great virtues. Supporters of geospatial technology have often had to endure steadfast resolve convincing others of the multi-dimensional value GIS provides. It is a battle best won by seeing and doing rather than by words. Jack Maple proved the value of GIS to public safety in the early 1990s by using it to... 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 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