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Esri tracks wildfires with interactive map

October 12, 2017By

Using live data from USGS and Waze, a new Esri interactive map visualizes active wildfire locations and traffic alerts for Northern California. The map incorporates a new mapping technique to group traffic alerts at locations where there is a high density of alerts. This method enables faster and more effective visual analysis in areas where there are many alerts that would... read more

USDA aerial maps transitioning to new URLs

November 2, 2016By
Orthimagy of Glenn Canyon Dam, Arizona, taken Oct. 31, 2016. (USGS)

As part of The National Map transition to cloud hosting, several of the National Map Orthoimagery Services will be provided under new URLs by early December. One major change involves links to USDA National Aerial Imagery Program (NAIP) orthoimagery. These new URLs have been available and running in parallel for many months and most applications have already made the change... read more

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Can you dig it? Space archeology, virtual reality and GIS

April 28, 2016By

Using aerial photography and GIS technology, historians, archaeologists and environmental scientists are able to look into the past and determine what actually occurred. GIS can play a huge role in archeological projects, and with the integration of virtual reality, the possibilities are even more exciting. read more

Esri, USDA Forest Service publicize forestry data

March 30, 2016By

Esri and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service unveiled Engagement Portfolio, a gallery of maps and apps of U.S. forestry data open to the public. Engagement Portfolio opens up the Forestry Inventory and Analysis database, a trove of detailed information on the nation’s forest ecosystems, which the Forest Service has maintained for nearly a century. “The tools we’re releasing... read more

Intergraph Government Solutions Wins USDA Contract Award

September 30, 2015By

Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) U.S. Forest Service to provide image processing software across the U.S. Forest Service enterprise. IGS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intergraph Corporation, a Hexagon company serving the U.S. federal market. IGS will provide capabilities for core image processing and photogrammetry through Hexagon Geospatial’s Power Portfolio,... read more

USDA Certifies CompassData’s CompassTA Elevation Verification Software

December 3, 2014By

CompassData, a provider of geospatial data and services, announced that its CompassTA elevation accuracy software has received OCIO-ITS certification from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Certification allows 40,000 USDA users the opportunity to utilize CompassTA software for elevation accuracy verification of LiDAR point clouds, digital elevation models (DEM), and other raster data sets. “This certification provides assurance to our current... read more

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