SuperSurv 10.1 Supports Raster Formats and Online Maps

Supergeo’s SuperSurv 10 sets OpenStreetMap as its default online map. Due to the feedback, in SuperSurv 10.1, Google Maps will also be supported as base map, helping field surveyors complete their tasks more rapidly. SuperSurv 10.1 will be released at the end of November. In this version Google Maps and the image file format TIFF will be supported. Because TIFF is a widely-used format to store satellite images and digital elevation models, many field surveyors need to import TIFF images. There are more new features in SuperSurv 10.1. Snapping is one of the key functions newly added to this Android... (read more)
2017-09-20 02:59:14

Avenza Adds 36,000 LAND INFO Maps to Store

Avenza Systems Inc has announced the release of more than 36,000 maps by LAND INFO Worldwide Mapping, LLC on the Avenza Map Store, exclusively for use in Avenza Maps, its mobile mapping app. Avenza produces MAPublisher cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator and Geographic Imager geospatial tools for Adobe Photoshop. LAND INFO is a provider of global digital topographic map data, satellite imagery and value-added remote sensing solutions including advanced Object Based Image Analysis. “With this release of LAND INFO maps for our users, Avenza confirms its position as a global leader in supporting those who use offline maps for everything... (read more)
2018-01-24 10:37:57

Trimble Catalyst Supports GLONASS

Trimble has announced that its Trimble Catalyst software-defined global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver for Android phones and tablets has been updated to support GLONASS. The update demonstrates the advantages of a software-based GNSS solution for delivering new functionality faster and easier. Access to the GLONASS constellation increases the number of GNSS satellites visible when working in the field. As a result, it improves the ability to maintain lock-on to enough satellites to keep working when sky visibility is limited or obstructed, such as under tree canopy and in urban high-rise environments. Users also spend less time waiting for the... (read more)
2018-06-22 10:44:00

Airbus Global Elevation Data Added to ArcGIS

Airbus Defence and Space WorldDEM4Ortho elevation data is soon to be part of the growing ArcGIS Online Living Atlas of the World. Covering the entire earth's land surface, this is the most consistent and accurate elevation model for ensuring that imagery is properly calibrated to geographic standards on a global scale. This data will be available for online end-user applications and developers creating apps with a specific need for elevation information. Navigation systems, for instance, can use 3D road data to give drivers better estimates of fuel costs based on the terrain. The applications for these elevation layers include analytics... (read more)
2017-07-19 01:47:17

Bluesky and Bird.i Join Forces to Widen Access to Aerial Imagery

Aerial mapping company Bluesky has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Bird.i to provide online, instantaneous visualisation of its high resolution aerial imagery. Bluesky has created and maintains the highest resolution, most up to date and accurate nationwide archive of aerial images in the UK. Established in 2016, Bird.i has developed a unique platform for accessing satellite, airborne and UAV imagery with a plug and play API that works within mapping and location based applications. “We are delighted to partner with Bird.i because we believe that instant visualisation of our detailed and accurate aerial images offers great benefits to businesses,” commented Rachel Tidmarsh, Managing... (read more)
2017-01-23 02:59:43

NASA Pushes to Drive Commercial Data Use

NASA has launched a drive for commercial applications of its data and analysis tools with the launch of its remote sensing toolkit. Since 2013, NASA has developed and maintained an agency-wide plan, policy and framework of activities aimed at increasing public access to scientific data and publications, especially those that are outputs of NASA-funded research. These resources have been well understood and leveraged by other agencies, as well the scientific, not-for-profit and open source communities. NASA is now seeking to drive commercial use of its tools and data (petabytes per annum) with the launch of a new portal it calls... (read more)
2018-07-27 01:53:18

Investment Set to Continue in Open Earth Observation Data

A global trend towards open data, i.e. data that anyone can access, use and share without restriction, is steadily replacing a previous tendency by governments to charge for Earth observations, especially satellite imagery. The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) was established more than 10 years ago to provide access to and sharing of open Earth observation data, many years before the Open Data for a Big Data World movement gained momentum. Today GEO has more than 100 government Members representing their national governments and in excess of 100 Participating Organisations contributing data, knowledge and expertise to the Global Earth Observation... (read more)
2016-11-21 11:04:53

LocationTech Open Source Community Opens Geospatial Projects

LocationTech, an Eclipse Foundation Working Group and a community that builds software for geospatial technology, has announced the release of five open source projects that provide core technology used to build geospatial big data analytics solutions. LocationTech is an open source community that provides technology for the US $500 billion worldwide geospatial industry. For instance, the projects can be used to efficiently process satellite images, analyse maps for the agriculture industry, visualise smart city sensor data, and in many other geospatial use cases. The community is a collaboration among key geospatial organisations, including Boundless, Red Hat, Radiant Solutions, IBM, and... (read more)
2017-12-21 01:05:41

TCarta Marine Merge with Proteus Geo

TCarta Marine LLC of Denver, Colo. has merged with Proteus Geo of Oxford, UK to create a global mapping company that provides bathymetric and marine data sets from the shallow coastal zone out to the continental shelf. The new company is called TCarta Marine and will maintain offices in Denver and Oxford. “We believe the merged company provides a wider and more sophisticated range of products than any other supplier worldwide,” said TCarta Marine CEO David Critchley. “TCarta Marine is now a one-stop shop for bathymetric and marine data.” TCarta Marine will continue offering all existing product lines from the... (read more)
2017-02-03 05:09:31

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
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