Volunteers Respond to Arkansas Disaster Using Fulcrum Technology

In response to the current Arkansas river flooding and recent tornadoes, AR-UMC volunteers in mission and disaster recovery are using the Fulcrum Community platform, a no-cost, short-term crowdsourced data collection solution created by Spatial Networks. The Fulcrum platform allows volunteer teams and organizations to transform their paper forms into mobile apps that can be used on any mobile device. Volunteer organizations can remotely capture and collect critical information and allow real-time or near real-time communication between team members – even in areas with no cellular or internet service. The state of Arkansas is recovering from heavy flooding along the Arkansas River and... (read more)
2019-07-01 10:20:36

Cadcorp Selected by Wealden District for Corporate GIS

Wealden District Council (WDC) has selected Cadcorp’s Software as a Service (SaaS) as their current GIS and spatial analysis systems had become unsupported and needed replacing. WDC considered that for future proofing, a central spatial repository with a GIS was their best option. The council required GIS software that was suitable for both the casual and professional user; supplemented with configurable web pages for a public facing mapping website. WDC approached Cadcorp via the G-Cloud framework on the Digital Marketplace and contracted for supply of a corporate GIS with fully hosted web mapping and spatial database server. This option incorporates... (read more)
2017-06-29 04:33:57

Boundless Server Enterprise Now Available as Managed Cloud Service

Boundless, a leader in open and scalable GIS, has announced that Boundless Server Enterprise is now available as a managed cloud service using the most advanced IT infrastructure available. With this release, customers are able to take full advantage of the geospatial technology of Boundless Server Enterprise to support business challenges. “Managing enterprises to meet current and future needs is challenging. Adapting to changing demands for performance means constant configuration, scaling, and maintenance of server architectures. Not every organisation can do this alone,” said Anthony Calamito, Chief Geospatial Officer at Boundless. "Leveraging Boundless Server Enterprise as a managed service means you get... (read more)
2018-06-08 02:08:26

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

OGC is Seeking Data and Services for Testbed 13

As part of the Open Geospatial Consortium’s (OGC) Testbed 13, the OGC is requesting information to identify, assess, and gather the current state and available geospatial data and services about the Europe and Middle East regions that may be used to support the development, testing, and demonstration of OGC standards and technologies advanced during Testbed 13. OGC Testbed 13 participants will implement services, access data, and demonstrate capabilities using the services and data identified during this RFI. The overarching theme for Testbed 13 is mass population migration. The Testbed aims to understand and document how information sharing & safeguarding tools... (read more)
2017-02-21 03:56:09

Esri Story Map Adds Raging Fires Across United States

Esri Story Map has released a interactive map can be explored by panning and zooming of the raging fires across the United States providing context to the severity of the California fires. User can click on a fire and information about that particular fire is displayed including the start date, containment and links to the latest news and social information. Tech and Data Esri Story Maps lets you combine authoritative maps with text, images and multimedia content. It harnesses the power of maps and geography to tell a story in an easy and understandable format. The Story Map uses the... (read more)
2018-08-01 12:36:31

Blue Marble Adds Ability to Write Petrel CTL to Geographic Calculator

Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Geographic Calculator 2016 Service Pack 2 (SP2). This release includes numerous improvements to the usability of the software; updates to the geodetic datasource, which forms the core of the application; access to the new GeoCalc Geodetic Registry; and a new tool for reading and writing coordinate system definitions to a Petrel CTL database. 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... (read more)
2017-01-19 10:57:54

Today, Southampton; Tomorrow, the World

As I finished my editorial this news arrived and deserves, I think, pride of place. We all know how Vanessa Lawrence has driven Ordnance Survey through some turbulent times as the longest-serving head of OS for over 100 years and her gradual departure is certainly newsworthy: Dr Vanessa Lawrence CB, Director General and Chief Executive of Ordnance Survey, will step down on 14 April to focus, for the rest of this year, on a new role as Secretary General of Ordnance Survey International. Her current deputy, Neil Ackroyd, will act as head of the national mapping agency until a successor... (read more)
2017-04-07 11:02:50

Cityzenith to Launch Smart World in Chicago

Cityzenith has announced that its award-winning Smart World software platform will officially launch on 3rd May at the UI Labs Innovation Center in Chicago. The Smart World launch event will be held in association with the BuiltWorlds Summit, and will be attended by architecture, urban planning, and construction industry leaders, city officials, academic experts, Smart City solutions providers, real estate professionals, investors, media, civic data scientists, and tech lovers. The company is honoured to be joined by an esteemed line-up of expert speakers for the afternoon. Opening remarks commence at 3pm CST. Opening Remarks and Welcome Keynote: Mr. Gordon Feller, Founder, Meeting of the Minds Keynote Address: Mr. Michael Jansen, CEO, Cityzenith Special Guest Speakers: Mr. Tom Schenk,... (read more)
2017-04-26 11:57:37

University Uses Advanced Modelling to Predict Landslides

The University of Melbourne has developed an advanced modelling tool that can predict boundaries of landslides up to a fortnight before they occur. Researchers at the School of Mathematics and Statistics built a model that can analyse surface movement at the microstructure level, able to detect the patterns that are the telltale signs of a developing collapse. One such pattern is infinitesimal motions that change over time, becoming synchronised as the risk of ‘failure’ increases. Professor Antoinette Tordesillas said “These warnings can be subtle. Identifying them requires fundamental knowledge of failure at the microstructure level – the movement of individual grains of earth.... (read more)
2018-08-24 10:19:32
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