GIS in Transit Conference Program Details Published

The National Center for Transit Research, URISA and the Transportation Research Board have shared the program details for the 10th National GIS in Transit Conference, taking place 6-8th September 2017 in Washington, DC. Four preconference workshops (both full and half-day) will be featured: Asset Management: Planning, Strategy and Implementation Using GTFS Data in ArcGIS Lead or Leading: Leadership Development for GIS/Transit Professionals GTFS & GIS 101: Introduction to GTFS Data Feeds and How to Use Them   There are fifteen can’t-miss breakout sessions with nearly 60 speakers: Advanced Development: TOD Real Estate, Analysis-Visualization, and GIS-Train Control Leveraging Data: Modeling and Planning for Transit Mobility Transit’s Impact on Property: Value, Use,... (read more)
2017-05-19 11:07:26

County of Maui Selects Array Networks to Optimise GIS

Array Networks Inc, the network functions platform company, has announces that the County of Maui has selected Array’s vAPV virtual application delivery controllers (ADC) to assure high availability and guaranteed performance for its new geographic information systems (GIS) and mapping applications. The County of Maui spans nearly 2,400 square miles – encompassing the islands of Maui, Lanai, Kahoolawe, Molokini and Molokai – and provides services that would typically be provided by city governments in the continental United States. Because many services include a geographical element, the county operates GIS and mapping applications to pinpoint the location of water lines, provide accurate... (read more)
2018-05-18 10:16:06

How to Analyse and Map Surface Water Features using GIS

Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics, has published GIS for Surface Water: Using the National Hydrography Dataset, the only book of its kind detailing how to use geographic information system (GIS) technology to visualise and analyse the surface water datasets. Written by Jeff Simley, an award-winning cartographer and the former lead of the Hydrography Program at the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the book examines the complexities of surface water systems. It also shows readers how to use Esri ArcGIS software, together with the USGS's National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) and the Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) and the USGS's and Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) NHDPlus dataset... (read more)
2018-06-27 11:17:28

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

GIS Front-end for USDA Forest Service i-Tree Developed with TatukGIS SDK

The TatukGIS Developer Kernel has been used to develop the new TreeGIS desktop 3D GIS front-end to the popular i-Tree urban forestry inventory and analysis tool. i-Tree is developed by the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) Forest Service to help communities strengthen their urban forest management and advocacy efforts by quantifying the structure of community trees and environmental services the trees provide. i-Tree is used by thousands in communities located around the world to plan and manage urban forests. Beyond i-Tree, TreeGIS can be easily modified to incorporate any urban forestry inventory. While i-Tree provides wonderful tools for gathering and... (read more)
2017-01-06 04:32:43

Survey and GIS in San Diego

Everyone forms their own impressions of San Diego, but for surveyors and GIS folks in the Summer, it means the largest geospatial event in the world, the ESRI Survey & Engineering GIS Summit combined with the ESRI International User Conference. The 28th annual User Conference (UC) came in early August with the theme ‘Building New Opportunities’, the bulk of the Survey Summit running as prelude the previous weekend. The summit drew over four hundred attendees, a roughly 8% increase over last year. Both conferences featured a trade show. The summit also includes the Survey and Leadership Forum, actually, a Special... (read more)
2008-11-11 12:00:00

Exploring the Evolution of Geo Intelligence - Esri User Conference 2013

Content is king! That was the main message from the Esri UK annual conference in London – a buzzy event with four breakout streams and 17 partners exhibiting. Robin Waters reports. The Esri UK conference was held at the Novotel in Hammersmith on 21 May. Around a thousand Esri customers attended as well as nearly all of the 250 or so Esri UK staff. That is a big conference for GIS in the UK. And the customers came for free – perhaps that is the secret to a successful conference in austere times? It is the first time I have... (read more)
2016-12-22 01:13:09

New Version of map.apps Released with Routing Function

The latest 3.1 release of map.apps – the software framework creating innovative geo-apps and solutions – offers users extensive routing functions. In addition, this release introduces the new map.apps manager, which supports administrators in creating and operating multiple apps within a homogeneous operating environment. The map.apps manager allows users to perform complete editing of all basic parts including apps, templates, reports and bundles etc. within a uniform, user interface-based working environment. For example, functional components of map.apps, so-called bundles, can be uploaded and registered using drag & drop. Error-prone manual editing is now a thing of the past. Access protection... (read more)
2017-01-09 03:07:34

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

GIS for Mapping Buried Utilities - Interview with Neil Brammall

Niall Conway, editor of GIS Professional, spoke to Neil Brammall of Utility Information Services Ltd., a UK-based consultancy and services business which focuses on mapping buried utilities. In the following interview, Neil shares his thoughts on the potential of geospatial solutions and services for the purposes of keeping these valuable assets (and the people around them) safe and secure. GIS Professional: Welcome to GIS Professional, Neil. How did you get into the world of GIS? Neil Brammall: My background is in academia where I specialised in cognitive computing (Natural Language specifically), and the start of my career outside academia was... (read more)
2018-01-23 11:00:13
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