Bluesky Launches Nationwide Map of Building Heights

Aerial mapping company Bluesky has launched the first UK nationwide map providing accurate height measurement for around 40 million buildings. Created from a combination of remote sensing surveys, including data from aircraft mounted lasers (LiDAR), the Heighted Building dataset covers the whole of England, Wales and Scotland, and will help to change the way we visualise and understand the built environment. By applying height values to 41,083,111 buildings gives planners, developers, local government, utility companies and the emergency services a new perspective. Including multiple values for every residential, leisure, retail, commercial and industrial structure in mainland UK, the dataset will... (read more)
2017-07-18 02:58:13

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

Earth-I Ready to Develop the Australian Earth Observation Marketplace

Earth-i, the innovative British distributor of earth observation imagery and services, is following up their successful tender award from the Government of Queensland by supporting the upcoming International Symposium on Digital Earth & Locate 17 Conference which will be held in Sydney from 3rd to 6th of April 2017. The  Queensland Department of Natural Resources chose Earth-i and their data to map their entire State because, in the words of Steve Jacoby, Executive Director of Land and Spatial Information, the company; “demonstrated a clear understanding of our needs in Queensland and the DMC3 / TripleSat Constellation provides us and other Queensland government departments with... (read more)
2017-04-05 02:12:25

Esri Teams with IBM to Offer Cutting Edge Spatial Analytics

At this year's IBM InterConnect conference in Las Vegas, global spatial analytics leader Esri announced that it now works with IBM developers to broaden the customer experience by making their developer tools, geoservices, and data available in the IBM cloud environment, called Bluemix. Users can now benefit from the integration of services with the broad range of those from Bluemix including security, predictive analytics, data store, scripting tools, Watson, and The Weather Company in the wide portfolio of IBM services. Developers will join a growing community of IBM and Esri customers that include Fortune 500 companies, governments, and large utilities... (read more)
2017-03-24 02:15:32

Teledyne Optech Showcase Tools for Collecting GIS Data

Teledyne Optech is pleased to announce that it will be showcasing some of its latest sensors at the Esri 2015 User Conference in San Diego on 20-24 July, highlighting the game-changing Optech Galaxy and innovative Optech ILRIS and UAV merging technology in particular. The Optech Galaxy is the latest configurable ultra-compact airborne lidar designed to improve collection efficiency and productivity, and will be on display in booth #2412. Stop by to learn how Galaxy’s PulseTRAK technology is cutting cost and complexity from the surveying process and maintaining an even swath width in varying mountainous terrain with its SwathTRAK mode. The... (read more)
2017-01-12 01:57:13

Combining Theory with Practice - Essentials for the Future Workplace

The University of Aberdeen has an enviable reputation for geoscience, GIS teaching and research. Dr David Green introduces the challenging MSc in GIS programme. All of the modules we teach as part of the MSc in GIS degree programme at the University of Aberdeen combine theory and practice into 11-week modules. The modules form the basis for the second half-session (SHS) of the academic year and are intended to provide students with an emphasis on practical work as preparation for their dissertation to be carried out in the summer months. Whilst all of the modules continue to provide theoretical background... (read more)
2017-04-04 05:00:38

Visibility Maps of Turin

Including Atmospheric Conditions in Viewshed Analysis of DSMs
High-rise buildings affect the skyline of a city and thus the human perception of urban spaces. From which points can a building, or parts of the building, be seen? The answer requires viewshed analysis of raster or vector 3D city models. Visibility is not just a geometric exercise in which lines of sight are calculated using standard GIS tools. Visibility and perception of space are also determined by atmospheric conditions, contrast between foregrounds and backgrounds including the sky, visual acuity and psychological aspects. Here, the authors present a simple but accurate method for generating visibility maps based on the above... (read more)
2014-04-30 11:50:47

Agriculture Mapping Market to Reach US$14 Billion By 2026

Increasing usage of IoT in the agriculture sector is contributing to the growth of the precision Farming/Agriculture market. Farm managers & producers are leveraging the capabilities of the IoT devices, such as sensors, GPS & GNSS systems, and automated steering systems, for soil sampling, temperature monitoring, filed mapping, irrigation management, and several other applications. According to the current analysis of reports and data, the global precision Farming/Agriculture market was valued at US$5.3 Billion in 2018 and is expected to reach US$14.1 Billion by the year 2026, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.7%. This high growth is mainly attributable to... (read more)
2019-04-26 10:17:27

Maxar Extends Contract with Esri for High-quality Satellite Imagery Mosaics

Maxar Technologies recently signed a three-year contract to continue providing its Vivid and Metro satellite imagery mosaics to Esri’s ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World. This new contract builds upon the long-term partnership between Esri and Maxar and demonstrates Esri’s commitment to providing ArcGIS users with the highest quality satellite imagery foundation available. Esri’s ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World is a collection of geographic information from around the world, including maps, apps and data layers. The World Imagery map of Living Atlas uses Maxar’s Vivid and Metro imagery mosaic products, which include some of the highest resolution, most accurate and visually consistent global... (read more)
2019-07-23 12:44:50

Voyager Search Launches Searchable Geospatial Catalogue of Global Content

Voyager Search, a global leader in enterprise search specializing in geospatial data and content, unveiled the VoyagerODN, a single point of search for publicly available data. VoyagerODN makes the most of Voyager Search's core software capabilities by providing public access to millions of free, geospatial pieces of content. Companies, entrepreneurs, analysts, nonprofits, government agencies, hobbyists, and more who need free location-based data can use VoyagerODN to find content by place name, keyword, or browsing content collections. With specialized content like GIS data not easily discoverable with a simple search, Voyager Search decided to address this problem when customer after customer said... (read more)
2017-07-04 11:45:39
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