The National Trust Opts for GIS Training

The introduction of a new software platform can be discomforting even for experienced users. The solution is to turn to experienced trainers. The National Trust is a conservation charity looking after over 300 historic buildings and gardens, and more than 250,000 hectares of land of our most special landscapes and natural habitats. With a move to a new ArcGIS platform in 2013 the Trust turned to trainers GIS247 to help staff adapt to the new platform opted for unlimited access to e-learning for ArcGIS. Currently, the Trust has 29 users making the most of the training, now in its fourth... (read more)
2018-09-25 02:02:39

3D Repo Develop Health and Safety Virtual Reality App

Repo is working with Balfour Beatty, Vinci and Highways England to deploy a Virtual Reality (VR) simulation for Zero Harm Health and Safety Training. Part of the Smart Motorway programme, the fully immersive simulation is designed to prevent on-site accidents by making highways construction and maintenance projects safer through improved training. Featuring different real world scenarios the virtual experience is designed to give the user different perspectives of the same potentially dangerous situation in order to develop an understanding of safe working zones. “In order to demonstrate our understanding of our customers’ needs and facilitate the collaboration between our customers... (read more)
2017-02-10 02:18:40

Maptek to Share Insights at Two Conferences

Maptek has announced three innovation leaders will be sharing insights on new techniques for training employees, optimising planning and scheduling, or enhancing site safety at the 2017 SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 119th National Western Mining Conference. To match the various learning styles of today’s industry professionals, learning must be easily accessible, user friendly and efficient. Incorporating multidisciplinary learning and cross-functional lessons ensures companies can develop resourceful, valuable employees. Maptek Learning and Development Engineer Chris Johnson will explore the educational philosophy behind one practical training solution aimed at professionals, to accelerate training transfer and immediately apply skills to... (read more)
2017-02-23 01:00:48

2017 Awards For Excellence In Public Safety GIS Recipients Recognized

The National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) Foundation Board of Directors has presented the 2017 Award for Excellence in Public Safety GIS to Major General William N. Reddel of the New Hampshire National Guard; Richard Butgereit of Florida’s Division of Emergency Management and Chad Council of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Awards were presented at a special reception during NAPSG Foundation’s annual National Geospatial Preparedness Summit on 8 August 2017, in Tuscaloosa (Alabama, USA). According to Chief Rand Napoli, Board Chairman of the NAPSG Foundation, this year’s recipients represent a combination of visionary leadership and measurable progress in applying... (read more)
2017-08-23 11:53:48

Plymouth Prepares City for Emergencies with GGP's Mapping Technology

Plymouth is using the latest mapping technology to prepare the city for major emergencies. Plymouth City Council is using a Geographic Information System (GIS) from GGP Systems to help produce emergency planning maps. The Council’s Civil Protection Unit has created the mapping for a range of exercises relating to a major incident in the city such as flooding, terrorist attacks or even a nuclear accident. Prepared for use in the event of a real-life scenario, the maps are, however, vital for staff training and inter-agency coordination, and have supported the launch of a new warn and inform service for residents... (read more)
2017-01-09 03:17:30

Denis Shergin

Denis Shergin is an accomplished expert with a strong technical background in real-time 3D graphics, virtual reality, simulation and training, development of cross-platform desktop software, and game development. In 2005, Denis co-founded UNIGINE, bootstrapped with US$0 initial budget, without investments. He made it profitable from the very 1st year and built the world-class multidisciplinary team. The company specializes in real-time 3D visualization production on the basis of the UNIGINE engine. (read more)
2019-06-05 05:44:00

Skytec Joins Esri Startup Program

Skytec LLC, a leading Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Drone as a Service (DaaS) provider, has been selected to join the Esri Startup program as an emerging business partner. The three-year program is part of a global Esri initiative to help emerging businesses succeed by giving them access to ArcGIS software along with the services, tools, content, education and training they need to successfully integrate the ArcGIS mapping and location technology into their business platforms. A leading service provider in the rapidly-emerging UAS industry, Skytec delivers high-accuracy custom data visualisation and analytics for clients across a wide range of sectors... (read more)
2018-04-12 10:18:50

New Book: ‘GNSS Survey & Engineering’

Geomares Education introduces a new book, called ‘GNSS Survey & Engineering’, written by Huibert-Jan Lekkerkerk. 'GNSS Survey & Engineering' is aimed at providing the everyday professional GPS user with enough background information for the understanding and correct operation of satellite navigation equipment in general and particularly GPS. The new book is based on the lectures the author has written for the Skilltrade course in hydrographic surveying as well as a series of articles on satellite navigation systems. Today, GPS is almost synonymous with simple navigation and positioning in nearly all sectors. There are many brands and models to choose from... (read more)
2017-01-25 02:53:49

Glyn Arthur

Glyn Arthur is vice president of Business Development at Luciad. Previously he was  responsible for building Luciad operations in Africa, Middle East and Turkey regions. Glyn Arthur has worked in the defence and aerospace industry for over 25 years and is a subject matter expert in geospatial defence, simulation training solutions and Air Traffic Management. Luciad, founded in Belgium in 1999, is a provider of geospatial situational awareness solutions for mission critical operations, from safeguarding critical assets to creating the digital infrastructure for smart cities. The company is a world market leader in these solutions for the aviation and defence... (read more)
2017-11-01 11:48:00

Cadcorp and Bramble Hub Win GIS Contract

Cadcorp and its’ partner, Bramble Hub have won a contract to provide Bracknell Forest Borough Council with a replacement corporate Geographic Information System. In January 2016, Bracknell Forest Borough Council (BFBC) issued a tender under the Crown Commercial Service Local Authority Software Applications (LASA) framework for provision of a replacement corporate GIS. Various organisations registered on the framework responded including Cadcorp and its’ LASA partner, Bramble Hub. Following a detailed evaluation and demonstration process, Cadcorp and Bramble Hub were selected to provide the replacement system. Cadcorp will supply its’ Web Map Layers web mapping application and Map Modeller desktop GIS... (read more)
2017-01-14 05:39:53
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