Esri to Release Sentinel-2 Image Services for All Users

Esri, a global leader in spatial analytics, has announced that it is releasing Sentinel-2 image services to all Esri users for no additional cost. Sentinel-2 is an Earth observation satellite that provides multi-spectral imagery for any location in the world at 10m resolution. Currently in beta, the service is updated daily with new imagery for all ground locations every five to seven days. The Sentinel-2 image services provide temporal, multi-spectral imagery of the entire globe for improved monitoring of agricultural and forest conditions, monitoring of land cover changes, and to assist with natural disaster management. Sentinel-2 is part of Copernicus, the world’s largest... (read more)
2018-06-01 10:43:01

DroneDeploy Launches Real-time Mapping for Aerial Data and Analysis

DroneDeploy, a leading drone mapping software platform, has announced the release of Live Map — a first-of-its-kind feature that allows any drone operator to create real-time maps in the field with their iOS device. Users plan a flight, take off, and see maps render on-screen during flight — without the need for internet or cell connection. They get an instant aerial view of their job site, field, or project in seconds as there are no processing times, which enables them to make real-time decisions. Since the original Live Map inception, mobile devices have doubled in computational power — allowing DroneDeploy... (read more)
2018-02-21 02:46:22

Copernicus Offers 40cm Imagery from European Space Imaging

The European Space Agency has released an updated version of the Copernicus Data Access Portfolio offering 40cm imagery from the WorldView-3, WorldView-2, and GeoEye-1 satellite missions. This is the highest resolution imagery ever offered to Copernicus users who are eligible to order rush image tasking through the service. These users include the Copernicus Emergency Management Service and the European organisations operating the Copernicus Security Service: FRONTEX, the European Union Satellite Centre, and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). “Very high resolution imagery provides the backbone of the Copernicus Security Service,” says Henning Götz, Copernicus Project Manager at European Space Imaging. “Seeing more of what... (read more)
2018-04-04 01:17:43

Online Portal with Fast Access to High-quality Water Depth Data

The Bathymetrics Data Portal allows users to search, purchase and automatically download the best available water depth information directly from the online store to their computer. It is a combined offering by DHI, experts in water environments, TCarta, a global provider of marine geospatial products, and DigitalGlobe, a provider of high-resolution satellite imagery. It is offering continuously expanding 2m bathymetry data in shallow water areas and a global database of interpolated 90m bathymetry. The Bathymetrics Data Portal allows users to search for data in their area of interest and purchase what they need. Data is priced by the square kilometer;... (read more)
2017-09-14 01:05:35

Cadcorp Moves to the Cloud

Cadcorp is offering their clients a cloud migration path. Customers can migrate their existing maintained licences into a Cadcorp cloud hosted and managed environment. Cloud hosting technology is being rapidly adopted. There a number of benefits to hosting web mapping in the cloud and Cadcorp is offering packages that are adaptable to each organisation's IT architecture and requirements. The cloud offering of Cadcorp includes hardware and software upgrades, together with map updates. Cadcorp is taking on the server administration and monitoring, backed by the Microsoft Azure SLA. Although in the cloud, the data can be interfaced with other cloud-based environments,... (read more)
2017-10-17 10:42:55

Fugro Launches Subsurface Risk Platform Gaia for Construction

Geo-data firm Fugro has launched Gaia Insight, an online platform aimed at quantifying ground risk for construction projects. The platform, the first in a suite of ‘Gaia’ branded products, offers site-specific risk visualisation, which is already being utilised by hundreds of projects, within which it is analysing 12 million measurements per day. Gaia Insight delivers geotechnical, geological and structural insights, integrating site investigation, real-time geotechnical and structural monitoring IoT and third-party data, and provides the analytics required to lower-ground risk and accelerate construction project schedules. Alexander van Noort, Global Business Line Director for Land Site Characterisation at Fugro, said “Gaia Insight delivers... (read more)
2018-11-29 10:37:48

Creating a New Normal in the Everglades

Professional grade GPS linked to an iPad is bringing significant efficiency gains in data capture to a water management organisation, reports Mary Jo Wagner. Based in West Palm Beach, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) covers 16 counties stretching from Orlando to the Florida Keys, including the unique and intricate Everglades freshwater wetland. The oldest and largest of the state’s five water management districts, the 67-year old SFWMD strives to maintain a delicate balance between safeguarding the water needs of the natural environment and the competing water-supply demands of 8.1 million residents. As part of its extensive responsibilities for... (read more)
2017-02-15 02:48:00

Digital Transformation in New Zealand

In January 2016, staff from New Zealand’s Department of Conservation (DOC) were supplied with tablets and smartphones equipped with Survey123 for ArcGIS, a form-centric mobile data collection application. The Hokitika township biodiversity monitoring field team used this mobile app as well as their current paper-based capture methods to evaluate the potential of digital data collection technologies in their workflows. This undertaking showed that not only can Survey123 improve efficiency and reduce field data capture operational costs, but it can also make captured data available easily and instantly for visualisation and analysis. Like many other government departments, the New Zealand DOC... (read more)
2017-06-02 02:53:00

Land Information New Zealand Wins Environmental Award

LINZ’s efforts to help fight Wilding Conifers – a rapidly spreading invasive pest tree – were recognised at this year’s Spatial Excellence Awards. LINZ’s web-based mapping and monitoring tool for authorities to assess and improve efforts to control the spread of this significant pest, picked up the top prize in the Environment and Sustainability Category. According to deputy chief executive Crown Property, Jerome Sheppard, the tool is being used by authorities all over the country and underpins the National Wilding Conifer Management Programme – a partnership between LINZ, the Ministry for Primary Industries, the Department of Conservation, New Zealand Defence... (read more)
2017-11-20 09:01:59

Wilding Conifer Data Nominated for Spatial Excellence Award

LINZ’s work helping authorities fight wilding conifers – an invasive pest tree that poses a threat to our ecosystems and economy – has earned Land Information New Zealand a spot in the finals of this year’s Spatial Excellence Awards in the category Environment and Sustainability. LINZhave developed a web-based a mapping and monitoring tool that makes local data about wilding conifer populations instantly accessible so authorities can assess and improve their efforts to control them. Wilding conifers have been spreading quickly in many parts of New Zealand, drastically altering the landscape, threatening to take over native forests and even farm... (read more)
2017-10-02 10:59:36
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