Web GIS Improves Lidar Collection Response Time

The LMAP Initiative
The remarkable capabilities of airborne Lidar continue to improve, with scanners now able to emit more than a million pulses every second. Although it has never been easier to acquire high-quality laser data, storing and managing the huge volume of Lidar data collected can prove to be a challenge. Combined with associated metadata such as survey information, environmental conditions and flight lines, data management has now become a critical priority and focus. This article outlines a new initiative called LMAP that provides an automated workflow for uploading and storing Lidar and metadata into GIS. Developed in a partnership between RIEGL of... (read more)
2019-05-21 10:01:13

Bluesky and Getmapping Embrace Cloud GIS for Governmental Aerial Photography Users

Bluesky and Getmapping, suppliers of aerial photography to the UK government, have signed an agreement with online mapping specialist GeoXphere to encourage the wider use of Aerial Photography for Great Britain (APGB) within the public sector. Having been awarded the APGB contract in 2018, Bluesky and Getmapping are offering the latest and most detailed aerial photography available, free at the point of use, to more than 4,500 government organizations. GeoXphere developed XMAP, a cloud-based, entry-level GIS, to provide widespread desktop access to a range of mapping resources such as APGB data. In use across local government, XMAP allows users of... (read more)
2019-05-21 08:49:57

Carlson NR3 Launches New Lightweight GNSS Receiver

At the company's 'Grow With Us' User Conference 2019, Carlson Software's president and founder Bruce Carlson introduced the Carlson NR3 network rover. Weighing in at just under two pounds, the NR3 delivers highly reliable GNSS RTK for land surveying, GIS and other data collection uses. Able to be used as a base or rover, the NR3 utilizes all four constellations – GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo – and provides triple-frequency tracking on GPS, GLONASS and Galileo. Incorporating multipath and ionospheric detection, the NR3 maintains accuracy and continued operation despite shocks, vibration or other interference. Designed to work seamlessly with Carlson... (read more)
2019-05-21 08:38:15

Getmapping and Esri Announce Partnership

Geospatial solutions company Getmapping has entered into a partnership with Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics technology. Getmapping is a leading provider of aerial photography, Lidar, digital mapping and web-based services across Europe and Africa. Working with carefully selected strategic partners, Getmapping delivers innovative solutions required to meet complex geospatial challenges. Esri provides the world's most powerful mapping and analytics software. Its commitment to helping solve some of the world’s most difficult problems aligns with Getmapping’s own core purpose of creating solutions to the challenges facing our planet, according to the company. The collaboration will integrate Getmapping’s high-resolution 2D... (read more)
2019-05-21 09:04:52

Bentley Announces Availability of OpenSite Designer

Bentley Systems, Inc., a leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin services for advancing the design, construction and operation of infrastructure, has announced the availability of OpenSite Designer. This is an integrated application for civil site and land development workflows across conceptual, preliminary and detailed design phases. OpenSite Designer advances building information modelling (BIM) through comprehensive 3D site design. It spans reality modelling of site conditions from drone imagery and scans, geotechnical analysis, terrain modelling, site layout and grading optimization, stormwater drainage modelling and analysis, underground utilities modelling, detailed drawing production and enlivened visualizations. OpenSite Designer enables rapid... (read more)
2019-05-14 10:04:03

HxGN Content Program Releases USA Aerial Imagery

Hexagon’s Geosystems has announced the HxGN Content Program, providing access to ortho imagery for professional use – releasing about 250,000 kilometres square of 15cm resolution aerial imagery of metropolitan centres and more than 4 million kilometres square of 30cm resolution coverage of the United States. The HxGN Content Program refreshed the coverage of more than half of the USA with a focus on the states of California, Texas, Virginia, New Mexico, Maine and major cities in the Southeast. The data is available for purchase or on a yearly subscription model and can be used in any third-party software or enterprise... (read more)
2019-04-29 10:20:46

Agriculture Mapping Market to Reach US$14 Billion By 2026

Increasing usage of IoT in the agriculture sector is contributing to the growth of the precision Farming/Agriculture market. Farm managers & producers are leveraging the capabilities of the IoT devices, such as sensors, GPS & GNSS systems, and automated steering systems, for soil sampling, temperature monitoring, filed mapping, irrigation management, and several other applications. According to the current analysis of reports and data, the global precision Farming/Agriculture market was valued at US$5.3 Billion in 2018 and is expected to reach US$14.1 Billion by the year 2026, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.7%. This high growth is mainly attributable to... (read more)
2019-04-26 10:17:27

Global Mapper Mobile App Now Available through NGA IGAPP Store

Blue Marble Geographics has announced that is mobile mapping application, Global Mapper Mobile, is now available to USA government agencies through the Innovative GEOINT Application Provider Program (IGAPP). Administered by the NGA (National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency), the mission of IGAPP is to streamline the deployment of commercial mobile apps to government personnel by bridging the gap between traditional government contracting procedures and non-traditional businesses. Blue Marble's GIS software is used by hundreds of thousands of customers throughout the world who need affordable, user-friendly, yet powerful GIS solutions. Users come from a wide range of industries including software, oil and gas, mining,... (read more)
2019-04-25 10:30:53

Trimble Announces High-accuracy Field Device for GIS Applications

Trimble has announced a high-performance field computer for its Mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) portfolio – the Trimble TDC150 handheld. Designed for GIS data collection, inspection and management activities, the TDC150 provides users with a rugged solution that has the flexibility of a handheld, a modern interface with open Android operating system, and scalable high-accuracy positioning for professional field workflows. The TDC150 provides advanced Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) capabilities in a durable, ergonomic and lightweight form factor. With a built-in GNSS antenna, the TDC150 is a scalable solution that allows customers to choose their desired accuracy. Easy-to-use and... (read more)
2019-04-17 10:39:10

Maptitude 2019 Released with Enhanced Data Sharing

Caliper Corporation has announced that Maptitude 2019, a major release of the GIS (Geographic Information System) and mapping software, is available now. The 2019 version provides a robust new file structure that makes it simple to save and share maps in a single document. Maptitude 2019 also includes the most up-to-date and accurate data available. Maptitude 2019 now includes one of the best features of Microsoft MapPoint, the ability to share and save your work using a single document. Maptitude 2019 can compress all of your windows, tables, and map layers into a single file for sharing. In addition, you can autosave and file lock your... (read more)
2019-04-15 10:12:28
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