TerraGo Edge 4 Delivers New Mobile Features

The TerraGo Edge has undergone a complete redesign improving the user experience to help get work done faster, easier and more efficiently. The redesign marks the availability of TerraGo Edge version 4.0, which also offers field user observations and task-centred design cycles, as well as a host of new features including the addition of Google and Apple basemaps. “The new interface is so much more than just a “look and feel” change; it will allow us to more efficiently execute projects and improve data quality in less taps and less time, which is a force multiplier when you’re talking about thousands of... (read more)
2017-05-04 11:22:26

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

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

Monitoring, Mapping, and Modelling Saltmarsh

The UAV Way
Coastal and estuarine saltmarsh has long been recognised 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

Uber Acquires Microsoft Mapping Assets

As it seeks to sharpen its focus, Microsoft confirmed that it will no longer be collecting its own mapping data. As part of that transition, it is selling a number of assets to Uber, including a data centre, cameras, intellectual property, and roughly 100 engineers. News of this transaction, first reported by TechCrunch, highlights Uber's increasing efforts to build its own mapping service. The company recently poached Brian McClendon, a long-time Google executive and key figure in the creation of Google Maps. It is also reportedly bidding on Nokia's "Here" mapping service. Taken together, these data points make it clear that Uber wants to... (read more)
2017-01-11 04:45:36

Bluesky Uses Mobile Phones to Create 3D Maps

Aerial mapping company Bluesky has completed a research project backed by the UK government’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, to develop the use of mobile phones for capturing accurate 3D spatial information. The nine-month investigation focused on the use of standard smartphone technology to capture and calibrate video footage, then convert it to 3D information. Accurate measurements of essential infrastructure, such as overhead power lines and other utility facilities, could then be extracted using specially developed algorithms and workflows. Designed to provide an accurate record of the feature’s location and its environment, the Bluesky project is expected to appeal to electricity... (read more)
2018-02-14 10:12:26

Global Mapper Mobile App Now Available through NGA IGAPP Store

Blue Marble Geographics has announced that is mobile mapping application, Global Mapper Mobile, is now available to USA government agencies through the Innovative GEOINT Application Provider Program (IGAPP). Administered by the NGA (National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency), the mission of IGAPP is to streamline the deployment of commercial mobile apps to government personnel by bridging the gap between traditional government contracting procedures and non-traditional businesses. 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 gas, mining,... (read more)
2019-04-25 10:30:53

Blue Marble Releases Beta Version of Global Mapper Mobile

Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of a beta release of the Android version of its popular Global Mapper Mobile app. Mirroring the capabilities of the iOS version released in June of last year, the Android app offers powerful GIS data viewing and field data collection functionality utilizing the mobile device’s GPS capability to provide situational awareness and locational intelligence for remote mapping projects. Blue Marble's GIS software is used by hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers throughout the world who need affordable, user-friendly, yet powerful GIS solutions. Users come from a wide range of... (read more)
2017-05-12 01:00:37
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