Esri Partners with Fracta to Bring Innovation to the Water Industry

Fracta, who applying Machine Learning to assessing aging water infrastructure, has announced a partnership with Esri. They will provide municipal and investor-owned water utilities a solution that visualizes and assesses the Likelihood of Failure, Consequence of Failure, and Business Risk Exposure associated with aging water distribution water mains. The integrated software will enable these utilities to make fast, accurate and capital-efficient risk mitigation decisions about buried water main infrastructure. It will also provide an architectural framework to readily integrate with other important software applications used by water utilities for Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), and Hydraulic Modelling.... (read more)
2019-02-07 10:34:12

WGIC and buildingSMART International Sign MoU for Geospatial Information

A collaboration to enhance the usage of BIM standards in civil infrastructure and to link it to location-based technologies has taken concrete shape with the signing of a MoU between World Geospatial Industry council (WGIC) and buildingSMART International (bSI). Both organisations will together work towards developing a common initiative in respect of use of standards, best practices and geospatial information for demonstrating value and wide applicability of standards. These best practices and standards developed over the years would be used to provide value to their end users. Integrating GIS and BIM standards would be on the agenda. This will enable... (read more)
2019-01-24 10:41:50

Jefferson County Hires Woolpert to Upgrade Asset Management Systems

Woolpert has been contracted by Jefferson County, Alabama, to implement the Cityworks Enterprise Asset Management System (AMS) for its Department of Roads and Transportation, and to upgrade the AMS for the county's Department of Environmental Services. The two-part, multiyear project will improve, align and standardise the work order services and asset management groups of the nine divisions within these departments. John Cestnick, Woolpert project manager, said “Jefferson County has been a Cityworks user for many years and sought a technological refresh and augmentation. Woolpert, a Cityworks Platinum Implementation Partner, has worked with the GIS-centric asset maintenance management solution provider for more than 20 years.... (read more)
2019-01-22 02:05:26

Esri Relaunches ArcGIS for Developers

Esri has announced major changes to ArcGIS for Developers, providing an enhanced mapping experience that is more accessible and affordable. These changes include a pay-as-you-go plan for all of Esri's location-based services, a decrease in the price of routing transactions, and a commercial app deployment experience for developers. This new experience brings the power of mapping to all developers and provides greater simplicity and flexibility. Esri has introduced a new monthly payment structure for the Builder plan in its developer subscription. The Builder plan is now offered at a monthly subscription rate of US$125. They have also introduced a 10% discount... (read more)
2019-01-17 05:28:52

Hexagon Selected by Alectra Utilities for GIS Convergence Project

Alectra Utilities, the second-largest municipally owned electric utility in North America, has selected Hexagon's Safety & Infrastructure division to merge the utility's four separate geographic information systems (GIS) into a single enterprise GIS built on Hexagon's Intergraph G/Technology software. Alectra Utilities was formed from the merger of Enersource, Horizon Utilities and PowerStream in 2017, followed by the acquisition of Brampton Hydro, to become the second largest municipally owned electric utility in North America based on total number of customers served. The project includes merging the four utilities' distinct systems into a single, common data model and symbology; refactoring the numerous system interfaces and converting... (read more)
2019-01-16 10:23:06

Esri and XYO Network Bring Blockchain Location Layer to ArcGIS

XYO Network, the company bringing blockchain to the real-world, has partnered with Esri to bring new distributed, blockchain-based location verification functionality to the spatial analytics space. The XYO and Esri partnership is supported through their Start-up Program, a coveted three-year program that helps emerging business partners bring innovative solutions to Esri customers. The partnership enables users of the ArcGIS platform with access to blockchain technologies to develop applications. XYO has become the emerging leader in the world of findable technology with Bluetooth and GPS tracking devices, with over 1 million location beacon devices circulating in the world, which allow everyday consumers to... (read more)
2018-12-20 10:28:09

Esri Releases US Census Bureau Data in ArcGIS Living Atlas

Esri, a global leader in location intelligence, has announced that ArcGIS software users will now have access to the most current data on the US population, housing, and workforce. Through ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World, people can use over 1,000 annually refreshed attributes of American Community Survey (ACS) tables from the US Census Bureau's five-year estimates. After this year's massive wildfires in Santa Barbara County, California, government analysts used ACS census data to track damage boundaries and target recovery efforts. In the past, when a task like this called for current US Census Bureau data, ArcGIS users had to... (read more)
2018-12-18 01:50:22

The Expanding Field of 3D City Model Applications

The application space of 3D city models has expanded hand in hand with technical advancements. In addition to the ‘traditional’ use cases in urban planning and zoning, 3D city models are expected to facilitate energy analysis, detailed architectural visualisation, interactive and immersive applications development, and participatory GIS. All this places challenging requirements on 3D city model platforms. The discussion about 3D city models is further complicated by the amount of different platforms used for 3D city model applications. In addition to the professional GIS/CAD tools, 3D city models are used on game engines and various web-based 3D viewers, such as... (read more)
2018-12-13 11:38:36

Esri Partners with Ocean Health Index for Ocean Health Data

Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, has announced a partnership with the team behind the Ocean Health Index (OHI), the first program to comprehensively assess ocean health. The OHI is a joint project of Conservation International and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. Together, the organisations have integrated OHI scores as a data layer in Esri's ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World and will launch Ocean Health Hubs, online tools that enable ocean managers to explore data to better understand regional ocean health. Dealing with ocean health data is complex. OHI assesses ocean health by looking at... (read more)
2018-12-12 12:10:47

UK Power Networks Deploy Cartosys Location-based Service for Mapping Tool

UK Power Networks has successfully built a replacement Distributed Generation (DG) Mapping Tool using the cloud-based Cartosys location-based services toolkit from SCISYS UK Ltd. SCISYS is a supplier of specialist software systems, solutions and support services to the government, defence, energy, utilities, transport, telecoms, media & broadcast and space sectors. “Cartosys’ flexibility and open architecture enabled us to quickly and easily build a replacement DG Mapping Tool, allowing our customers to determine from our green, amber and red colour-coded areas and substations, where it would be most easy and cost effective for them to connect to our electricity network,” said... (read more)
2018-12-06 11:11:43
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