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TAG: OpenStreetMap

Cesium adds global layer of 3D buildings

July 22, 2020By
Seattle's Space Needle. (Image: Cesium)

Cesium users now have access to Cesium OSM Buildings, a global base layer of more than 350 million 3D buildings. Cesium OSM Buildings expands the suite of Cesium Global Base Layers including worldwide terrain, aerial imagery and streetmaps already available on Cesium ion. “As digital twins and urban mapping gain momentum in 3D geospatial, we are excited to offer a... read more

Esri Living Atlas updates to shed light on global change

August 29, 2018By
The new Earth Systems Monitor app, powered by Living Atlas data, showing Sea Surface Temperature. (Image: Esri)

Esri is updating the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World, a vast collection of geographic information from around the globe. The updates include new data and capabilities for users to gain insight for helping in decision making, as well as a more complete and dynamic picture of the world. The new features were introduced at this year’s Esri User Conference,... read more helps with wrong addresses on personal devices

October 12, 2017By

Members of the public often turn to GPS World and Geospatial Solutions for help when their personal device gives them incorrect mapping information. has set up a page that points users to the correct place to report problems, by walking them through a series of steps. As our readers know, the problem isn’t with the satellites, but in the... read more

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Esri Hosts Info Map for Nepal Earthquake

April 27, 2015By

A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck 77 kilometers (48 miles) northwest of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu at 0611 GMT on April 25, toppling office blocks and towers and killing thousands of people. More than two dozen people were also reported killed in neighboring India, China and Bangladesh. As of April 27, the Government of Nepal reported 3,351 deaths and 6,833 injured people, according... read more

Connect with Bluetooth GNSS Devices Using SuperSurv

February 19, 2015By

To meet the needs of high-accuracy field data collection and better workflow with modern GNSS technology, Supergeo’s latest SuperSurv GIS mapping app allows users to connect with and operate external Bluetooth GNSS devices. The app also elevates field-work efficiency with new averaging algorithms. SuperSurv is designed for field data collection on Android and iOS-powered devices. Integrating with GIS and GPS... read more

Scout Goes Global with GPS Navigation Powered by OpenStreetMap

May 20, 2014By

Telenav’s free U.S. Scout for iPhone app will use the crowd-sourced and free OpenStreetMap (OSM) for all of its map data. OSM, the “Wikipedia of Maps,” offers users a more accurate and up-to-date map than what is available via commercial maps, the company said. The rollout of OSM starts today for some Scout users and will be fully implemented for... read more

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Blue Marble Releases Global Mapper v15.2 with New Automation

May 20, 2014By

Blue Marble Geographics has released Global Mapper version 15.2, a minor release that adds functionality to automate the New Feature Creation process, as well as the addition of new online datasources, including OpenStreetMap vector data links via Web Mapping Services (WMS). Blue Marble’s geospatial data manipulation, visualization and conversion solutions are used worldwide by GIS analysts at software, oil and... read more

OpenStreetMap Launches Enhanced Map Editor

May 7, 2013By

OpenStreetMap, the user-created map used by many of the biggest sites on the web, has today unveiled an entirely new editor that makes it easier to contribute than ever before. According to the announcement, the new editor, codenamed ‘iD’, boasts an intuitive interface and clear walk-throughs that make editing much easier for new mappers. By lowering the barrier to contributions,... read more

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