Goce Gravity Map Traces Ocean Circulation

Scientists have produced what they say is the most accurate space view yet of global ocean currents and the speed at which they move. The information has been drawn from a range of satellites, but in particular from the European Space Agency's Goce mission. This platform, which operated from 2009 to 2013, made ultra-precise measurements of Earth's gravity. It has detailed the role this force plays in driving ocean circulation. The new model - presented at a Goce conference at the Unesco HQ in Paris, France - will be of fundamental importance to climate modellers, because it is the mass... (read more)
2017-01-09 03:45:20

NavVis Launches Autodesk Revit Add-in

NavVis, a global leader in mobile indoor mapping, visualisation, and navigation, has announced a new add-in for Autodesk Revit. The add-in lets Revit users connect their BIM models to 360 degree immersive imagery and point clouds captured by the NavVis mobile mapping system. This add-in simplifies the process of creating and updating outdated BIM models to reflect the current state of the building. NavVis technology is an all-in-one reality capture solution that has made it possible to quickly scan the current state of large industrial and commercial properties and stream the data on any device. The data is captured by... (read more)
2018-04-27 10:54:07

DigitalGlobe Awarded Imagery Contract Extension with USA Government

DigitalGlobe has announced it has signed a three-year extension of its EnhancedView Service Level Agreement (SLA) with the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), reinforcing the U.S. Government's continuing demand for commercial imagery. The agreement, now known as EnhancedView Follow-On (EVFO), adds three option years to the current contract under the same terms and value of US$300 million per year, providing continuity of service and revenue visibility potentially through August 2023 and adding US$900 million of cumulative backlog. “The EnhancedView contract extension demonstrates our ongoing role in providing commercial imagery across the U.S. Government user community,” said Howard Lance, Maxar President and CEO. “The U.S. Government's confidence in our... (read more)
2018-11-07 11:45:57

Topcon Announces Cloud-connected Logistics Application for Paving

Topcon Positioning Group has announced the introduction of Pavelink, a cloud-based logistics application designed to connect every stakeholder in real-time throughout the paving process. The mobile application is designed to complete a connected ecosystem workflow between the asphalt plants, delivery trucks, company office, and paving site. The software as a service (SaaS) application has been developed by the Topcon Technology Eindhoven paving application centre in the Netherlands, which expands the portfolio of Topcon paving solutions. It is designed to seamlessly integrate with existing planning and management tools to improve and advance efficiency, minimizing issues such as overages or potential paver... (read more)
2019-04-18 10:50:39

Tim Sutton

Tim Sutton is a former QGIS project chair and current director at Kartoza Pty Ltd. His articles represent his personal views and opinions and not those of his employer (Kartoza Pty Ltd) or the QGIS Project (http://qgis.org). (read more)
2018-02-06 03:38:18

Chintana Herrin

Chintana Herrin is a reality modelling product marketing manager with Bentley Systems primarily focused on applications pertaining to 3D photogrammetry and point clouds. She is responsible for Bentley’s ContextCapture, Descartes, and Pointools applications. Herrin has nearly 20 years’ experience marketing engineering software. She provides current and prospective Bentley users valuable insights into the advantages the company’s technologies provide to their organizations. (read more)
2018-11-09 12:12:12

GeoPlace Working with the Department of Transport to Keep Britain Moving

The Department for Transport supported by GeoPlace, the British Parking Association and Ordnance Survey are conducting a discovery into the process by which Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO) are made, and how TRO data is made available and used across the country. Councils use TROs to implement changes on the road network. They are used for a range of diverse activities such as changing features on the road like signs and speed limits, implementing parking restrictions and limiting the movements of HGVs in residential areas, allowing temporary closures for street parties, roadworks, and experimental changes. Abbas Lokat, Senior Consultant at GeoPlace,... (read more)
2018-12-17 10:18:02

International LiDAR Mapping Forum

GIS Professional From January 25-31, 2019, the industry will descend on Denver for a geospatial gathering like no other. For mapping professionals, there’s no better place for technical education, networking and sourcing geospatial solutions than at ILMF, taking place as part of Geo Week 2019! With the new addition of MAPPS Winter Meeting, you’ll get to connect with more high-level geospatial professionals than ever before. This will give geospatial professionals a one-stop shop for the most current commercial and technical education.  As a valued reader of GIS Professional, register here to take 25% off an All Access Pass. (read more)
2018-10-10 07:30:04

My Adventures in the Agtech Start-up Space

A GIS Perspective on Career Opportunities in the US Agtech Industry.
In the following article, which is an adaptation of an earlier blog post, Todd Barr, an experienced geospatialist who is based in Fort Collins, Colorado shares his thoughts on the emerging Agtech industry; one which is embracing modern technology and skills in order to increase both efficiencies and bottom lines. The following is what geospatialists should, according to Todd, know about Agtech before deciding to pursue a career in the industry. Agtech and AgData start-ups seem to be all the rage right now. While searching on the job market recently (having finished an earlier contract), I decided to engage with... (read more)
2018-02-05 11:24:35

Assistance for Hurricane Harvey Responders

Esri is working with responders to prepare them in their work with hurricane Harvey that is striking the south coast of Texas, USA. Support provided consists of software, data, imagery, project services and technical support. Examples are constantly updated hurricane information showing the projected paths, storm surges, weather warnings and precipitation, as well as real-time posts with imagery and videos on social media. It’s thus possible to consult the Tropical Storm Harvey map and track the current situation, warnings, traffic situation and road closures, rain forecasts and more. Also crowdsourced imagery is available – the images provided will be located... (read more)
2017-08-29 09:15:45
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