Mapping Ebola

In perhaps its most frightening deployment yet, MapAction has once again demonstrated how its volunteers with standard geographic information technology can make a difference. Working with the UN or other NGOs the volunteers have worked since last September in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Mali and Ghana, reports Nigel Woof, to support the international response to Ebola. The Ebola outbreak in a village called Meliandou in Southeast Guinea in December 2013 was not, of itself, a new phenomenon in Africa. The disease had first been described 37 years earlier, deep in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. Likewise, the... (read more)
2017-01-09 11:01:07

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

Emergency Mapping Gets HOT

Paul Stewart explains how the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team applies the principles of open source and open data for economic development, disaster preparedness and emergency relief around the world. Non-for-profit humanitarian organization HOT is a global online community of volunteer digital humanitarians, who apply the principles of open source and open data to create and provide free, detailed and up-to-date maps for NGOs and local communities fostering economic development, enhancing disaster preparedness and engaged in emergency relief. The organization’s objectives are to provide remote data creation during humanitarian crises, to connect open mapping communities with humanitarian actors, to support deployments to... (read more)
2017-04-06 05:02:58

Mapping the Past

Anyone who has tried to accurately match old Ordnance Survey maps with the current Landranger series will soon realize that it is not an easy task. Brian Quinn explains the painstaking process that Cassini Publishing has been through in creating its unique range of historical maps. Amelia Earhart’s observation that “it’s easier to start something than to finish it” is certainly true, as any writer stuck at the bottom of page one will testify. But when, and how, do things finish? Often there is no definite conclusion but rather a steady progression that leads past or round the original goal... (read more)
2017-05-31 02:56:47

Monitoring, Mapping, and Modelling Saltmarsh

The UAV Way
Coastal and estuarine saltmarsh has long been recognized as having key physical, ecological, and recreational value, acting as sediment and nutrient traps and as natural coastal protection structures functioning as protective buffers between the land and sea. Additionally, they are important areas for shelter, feeding and breeding of diverse forms of wildlife (Doody, 2007). Recent work suggests that saltmarshes are particularly good for demonstrating how the coast can change in response to environmental influences, including relative sea level rise. The pace of current Scottish relative sea level rise (Rennie and Hansom, 2011) may lead to inundation of coastal saltmarsh, with... (read more)
2017-07-31 03:59:08

MyCRM Launches Mapping Integration for Microsoft Dynamics

Solution Provider and Software Development Company MyCRM has announced the next release to market of eMap for Microsoft Dynamics CRM/365, using the Bing Maps API. eMap from MyCRM is an extensive data management tool that enables Microsoft Dynamics CRM/365 users to manipulate and work directly with CRM data from an integrated Bing Map. eMap includes a range of great sales and marketing tools, from building complex advanced find queries by location through drawing areas on a map, to building marketing lists and planning routes to visit customers or prospects. eMap is one of the only solutions to also include external... (read more)
2018-03-02 05:41:24

Leica Geosystems Upgrades Pegasus Mobile Mapping Platform

Leica Geosystems has released the new Leica Pegasus:Two Ultimate, an upgrade to its current mobile mapping platform bringing higher-quality digital reality capture to the market. With the new mobile mapping platform also comes new mobile mapping software. The Leica Pegasus Webviewer is an online platform that visualises all captured data – stored completely in the cloud – from any browser. Users can service new market segments, including Smart City applications by digitising road and rail infrastructures while expanding into new markets in support of autonomous vehicles, with seamless 360 and higher resolution imagery, and increased expansion ports for additional sensors.... (read more)
2018-02-08 10:48:14

The Mystery of Russia’s Cold War Mapping

During the cold war period, the Soviet Union created highly detailed mapping of the UK, often including features omitted from contemporary large scale OS mapping. But why did they do it? This enigmatic mapping remains a useful resource in tracing the history of sites prior to redevelopment. Martyn Lufkin, data team leader at Landmark Information explains. As every GIS professional will confirm, the basis of any successful project is founded on the quality of the mapping data used. As a nation, we are fortunate to have access to a huge repository of Ordnance Survey maps that range in detail, complexity... (read more)
2017-01-04 01:20:41

Reality IMT Introduces 360 Video Mapping Software

Reality Imaging and Mapping Technologies, a market-leading 360 technology provider, has announced the release of OcuMap, a comprehensive software platform for geospatial media that brings together videos, images and maps. Organisations can take advantage of OcuMap to upload, manage and share their aerial and street level imagery in an integrated environment that will help them realise efficiency gains, as large infrastructure assets can now be visualised and accessed without leaving the office. OcuMap is a cloud-based 360 degrees viewer with geo-referencing capabilities, offering a single dashboard with maps, imagery, and videos for remote decision making. Google Street View imagery and... (read more)
2018-05-29 12:46:21
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