Earth Observation and UAVs - Imaging from the Sky

It was a pleasure getting this issue together – the theme Big Data sounds abstract and perhaps has first association with cloud computing, servers and other not-so-spatial aspects. We take a look in on Australia and their history of managing geospatial data and Singapore for an interesting case about a smart city – and the management of geospatial data that is hard to get as it involves areas that are not easily accessible from the street. Digging into the huge amount of geospatial data that nowadays involves city architectures, Niall Conway reflects on the new profile of a city planner.... (read more)
2017-08-07 11:46:46

AGI Awards for Geospatial Excellence Winners Announced at Conference

The Association for Geographic Information (AGI) announced the winners of its annual Awards for Geospatial Excellence at the end of its Annual Conference, #GeoCom16 held on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016 in London. The first of the two categories was The AGI Chairperson’s Award for Outstanding Service to the AGI, which the current Chair, David Henderson awarded to Simon Wheeler, Land and Property Services. As a membership association, the hard work and dedication of the AGI’s members is central to a vibrant geo-community with purpose. This award recognises someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the work of the AGI,... (read more)
2017-01-15 03:22:08

3D Repo Adds BCF Support and GIS Integration

3D Repo has released a new version of its cloud-based BIM platform that allows users to simultaneously access, via the web, the latest 3D construction models, detect changes, collaborate on them and make informed decisions. With more than 30 enhancements and service improvements, the latest version includes support for the most recent open standard Building Collaboration Format (BCF) to improve BIM workflow communication; as well as live GIS data integration offering real-world project context. 3D Repo v2.8 also includes additional support for mobile devices in Beta, including Android and iOS through a mobile web browser, Xbox controller support and support... (read more)
2018-03-29 12:12:09

Lincolnshire County Council Implements thinkWhere Cloud GIS

Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) has implemented a new online Geographical Information System (GIS) infrastructure from thinkWhere. In a move to address issues with legacy software and disparate data silos, thinkWhere’s Location Centre platform is now helping LCC improve the accuracy, currency and availability of data and systems on which business critical service decisions are made. The fully implemented Location Centre includes a securely hosted online data store accessed by a range of Web Maps, Web Services and Web GIS, and is also integrated with an open source, desktop GIS. “Prior to the start of this project we had a number... (read more)
2018-03-22 10:33:59

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

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

UNIGIS Connect

UNIGIS Connect 2018: Data, ethics and the spatial dimension
This yearly UNIGIS event, for current students, alumni, staff and for anyone interested in UNIGIS will provide an opportunity for networking, for gaining new knowledge and for obtaining inside information about the study programme. The plenary part in the morning will focus on the ethics of (geo)data. In the afternoon there will the opportunity for UNIGIS alumni and students to give a presentation about innovations in GIS, related to their work experience and work field (10-minute presentations, with additional time allocated for discussion). If you are interested in using this opportunity to exchange with fellow professionals and people interested in... (read more)
2018-05-15 08:22:36

High-quality Aerial Imagery Helps to Unlock 5G Networks

Telecommunication operators are working at full speed to bring a 5G network to life in the early 2020s. Most operators are currently at the signal propagation planning stage and are defining optimal locations for the network nodes. Although widely used for the planning of 3G/4G networks, digital surface models generated from satellite images are insufficient for 5G antenna positioning. Another source, with required high-resolution data, is now available for the USA and large parts of Europe and Canada. 5G is the next generation of wireless network technologies. For 5G to become a reality, however, significant and fundamental changes need to... (read more)
2019-03-26 10:04:57

Hosting Massive Geodata Made Easier

Memory requirements for geodata are continually increasing. To meet this growing demand, virtualcitySYSTEMS, a Berlin-based systems house, has developed a new hosting solution which it will unveil at INTERGEO. virtualcityCLOUD is a high-performance online platform that provides combinations of 2D and 3D data as well as oblique aerial images. This solution caters to municipalities, surveying offices and urban planners. They provide raw data and virtualcitySYSTEMS generates an online model. The hosting solution incorporates different types of geodata in its online map according to the municipality design, while also offering various measurement and planning tools. The municipality receives a web address... (read more)
2017-09-20 04:29:27

LINZ Consults Market for Dataset Creation and Diagram Generation

Land Information New Zealand has asked for information about the market’s ability to provide Dataset Creation and Diagram Generation capabilities for its Advanced Survey and Title Services (ASaTS) project. While the RFI is for information-gathering purposes only, it represents an opportunity for the software development community to gain an understanding of the proposed ASaTS solution, align LINZ’ needs with their own technology implementation roadmaps, and provide a mechanism to inform LINZ throughout the next phase of ASaTS. ASaTS will replace the Landonline system for property transactions, deliver next generation technology and significantly improve the quality and range of survey and... (read more)
2017-10-20 08:48:27
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