Maxar Extends Contract with Esri for High-quality Satellite Imagery Mosaics

Maxar Technologies recently signed a three-year contract to continue providing its Vivid and Metro satellite imagery mosaics to Esri’s ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World. This new contract builds upon the long-term partnership between Esri and Maxar and demonstrates Esri’s commitment to providing ArcGIS users with the highest quality satellite imagery foundation available. Esri’s ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World is a collection of geographic information from around the world, including maps, apps and data layers. The World Imagery map of Living Atlas uses Maxar’s Vivid and Metro imagery mosaic products, which include some of the highest resolution, most accurate and visually consistent global... (read more)
2019-07-23 12:44:50

Cadcorp SIS Desktop Provides Analytical Functionality for Police

British GIS company Cadcorp has made significant updates in its latest software release, Cadcorp SIS 9. In particular, new functionality has been added to Cadcorp SIS Desktop to support the requirements of Crime Analysts. This functionality is included within SIS Desktop and without the requirement for Police Forces to license additional modules or add-ons. Police Forces have the option to purchase single concurrent licences or make use of an enterprise desktop licencing option. To support law enforcement activities, crime analysts utilize methods for identifying and analysing patterns and trends in crime data. SIS Desktop offers, as standard, the processes necessary for... (read more)
2019-07-22 10:16:34

Trimble Catalyst Usage-based Service Plans Enable Positioning On Demand

Trimble has announced its Trimble Catalyst software-defined Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver for Android phones and tablets is now available with a usage-based service plan - Trimble Catalyst On Demand. The new service plan is focused on satisfying the requirements of a growing number of industries and organizations who recognize the benefits of using high-accuracy GNSS technology in the field but need a more flexible payment model. Trimble Catalyst On Demand provides scalable access to RTK-quality GNSS positioning using an affordable pay-per-use hourly pricing model in addition to the current Catalyst monthly plans. The new service also enables automated domain-level email address access, which streamlines license allocation for organizations with a large number... (read more)
2019-07-17 10:01:58

Esri to Use Mobileye Data for Dynamic Edge Mapping

Esri, a global leader in location intelligence, has announced a collaboration with Mobileye, an Intel company and provider of advanced driver-assistance systems software, to bring the advanced data collection capabilities of Mobileye into Esri’s platform as native services. This collaboration will provide Esri customers with the ability to visualize and analyse real-time HD map and location data streaming from sensors on vehicles equipped with Mobileye technology, enabling a new type of living, dynamic map on the Esri platform. Under the agreement, vehicles equipped with Mobileye’s vision system will gather information that will serve as a basis for several new data... (read more)
2019-07-15 10:14:45

Esri Releases 'GIS and the 2020 Census'

Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, has announced the publication of GIS and the 2020 Census: Modernizing Official Statistics. In preparation for the 2020 round of censuses comes a book providing statistical organizations with the most recent methodologies and technological tools to support all stages of the census. GIS and the 2020 Census supports the transformation of countries' censuses with the use of geographic information system (GIS) software and related geospatial technologies to improve data collection, analysis, and dissemination and to enable agencies to build accurate, authoritative, actionable data. Mapping is generally recognized as one of the most crucial activities of a... (read more)
2019-07-08 10:15:12

LandViewer Now Features Change Detection that Runs in Browser

The major utilization of remote sensing data has been to compare images of an area taken at different times and identify the changes it underwent. With a wealth of long-term satellite imagery currently in open use, detecting such changes manually would be time-consuming and most likely inaccurate. EOS Data Analytics has now introduced the automated Change Detection tool to its flagship product LandViewer – a cloud-based tool for satellite imagery search and analysis. Unlike the methods involving neural networks that identify changes in the previously extracted features, the change detection algorithm implemented by EOS is using a pixel-based strategy, meaning... (read more)
2019-07-03 10:37:30

Volunteers Respond to Arkansas Disaster Using Fulcrum Technology

In response to the current Arkansas river flooding and recent tornadoes, AR-UMC volunteers in mission and disaster recovery are using the Fulcrum Community platform, a no-cost, short-term crowdsourced data collection solution created by Spatial Networks. The Fulcrum platform allows volunteer teams and organizations to transform their paper forms into mobile apps that can be used on any mobile device. Volunteer organizations can remotely capture and collect critical information and allow real-time or near real-time communication between team members – even in areas with no cellular or internet service. The state of Arkansas is recovering from heavy flooding along the Arkansas River and... (read more)
2019-07-01 10:20:36

EarthDefine Announces National Building Map for Building Footprint Data

EarthDefine, a provider of high-resolution spatial data products, has released its National Building Map product that precisely maps over 137 million building outlines across the contiguous USA. The dataset also includes accurate locations and addresses to support enhanced routing and rooftop-accurate geo-coding for millions of properties across the country. The National Building Map product is powered by state-of-the-art deep neural networks. These are a class of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that enable accurate extraction of ground features like building footprints from high-resolution aerial imagery across large scales and highly diverse geography. This AI-based approach allows EarthDefine to repeatedly extract building footprints from newer imagery... (read more)
2019-06-26 10:29:48

Esri Releases Integrated Imagery Application ArcGIS Excalibur

Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, has released ArcGIS Excalibur, a focused web application that enables search, discover, and image exploitation for timely intelligence. Traditional imagery workflows that required trained image analysts, are now easily accessible to all analysts with ArcGIS Excalibur. As a next-generation front-end web experience, ArcGIS Excalibur is integrated with ArcGIS Enterprise to improve access, discoverability, and use of imagery of all types to include national and commercial sensors. ArcGIS Excalibur adds new value to imagery specialists as an intuitive application that streamlines structured observation management (SOM) workflows and introduces users to a modernized approach for... (read more)
2019-06-07 10:42:22

San Mateo County Entrusts GIS Implementation Project to DATAMARK

In advance of the transition to Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1), San Mateo County, California, has commissioned DATAMARK, the public safety GIS business of Michael Baker International, to complete an estimated US$400,000 data implementation project to ensure the accuracy and completeness of its address databases. The project, for completion in 2019, includes creating road centerlines, performing an address comparison evaluation, and aggregating GIS data from existing sources into one database to meet the specific provisioning needs of the computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system and NG9-1-1 requirements. San Mateo County first engaged with Michael Baker International in 2017 on an enterprise technical architecture project to provide... (read more)
2019-05-31 10:05:37
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