Category: GIS News

ArcGIS Earth just releashed. Download it, IT’S FREE!!!

Last June (June 22, 2015, article link) at the ESRI International User Conference in San Diego, ESRI announced the beta version of their newest app called ArcGIS Earth, which extends their 3D offerings. ArcGIS Earth provides a lightweight, easy-to-use interface for immersive 3D that complements the capabilities of ArcGIS Pro and the 3D Scene Viewer with a focused experience for working with geospatial data on the globe. ArcGIS Earth allows users to quickly display data on the globe, sketch...

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VESTRA Awarded Esri ArcGIS For Local Government Specialty Designation

EmailVESTRA Awarded Esri ArcGIS For Local Government Specialty Designation VESTRA Resources, Inc., an Esri Gold Partner, was recently designated by Esri as an ArcGIS for Local Government Specialty Partner. This designation recognizes partners who demonstrate subject matter expertise in the local government marketplace and who work closely with Esri and its user community on the development and deployment of the ArcGIS for Local Government solution. To earn the ArcGIS for Local Government...

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SimActive and Delair-Tech Partner to Provide SNCF with a UAV Solution

EmailSimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, is pleased to announce the purchase of multiple Correlator3D™ licenses by SNCF.  The software is used in conjunction with UAVs from Delair-Tech, SimActive’s partner. The collaboration between SimActive and Delair-Tech brings an unparalleled high-end solution to the drone mapping industry.  The speed and accuracy of Correlator3D™, combined with the autonomy of Delair-Tech UAVs allow a turn-key reference solution for...

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Smart MApp competition with 100k USD first prize

Hexagon Geospatial has recently launched their Smart M.App application, which is a new way of communicating information and business intelligence through a cloud application, and with that a worldwide contest called IGNITE that will give away 260k USD to the winners! Anyone can participate in the contest, and during the first phase you have to submit your business idea for an innovative Smart M.App application that solves a specific business problem in one of the following markets: Finance...

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New Ideas and Markets Emerging Based on Big Data from Space

The Copernicus Masters competition is inviting all interested participants to submit outstanding ideas, applications, and business concepts involving innovative uses of Earth observation data by 13 July 2015. Along with cash prizes, the winners will receive access to a leading international network, corresponding data, start-up funding, and other support valued at more than EUR 300,000 in total. The tremendous amounts of data produced by the European Earth observation programme Copernicus and...

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30 cm WorldView-3 Imagery Products Available Now!

European Space Imaging is excited to announce they are now accepting orders for 30 cm WorldView-3 satellite imagery products. According to DigitalGlobe what users can expect from smaller pixel resolution is an “ability to resolve smaller features, see greater textures, extract features more accurately, have better photo interpretation, and simply enjoy a clearer picture”. Other benefits of 30 cm include: easier to see non-linear features, like circles and ground markings improved image...

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Play PAC-MAN in Google Maps

As its April Fools’ Day Google is having some fun. So do we!!! You can now play Pac-Man in Google Maps. But the unique part is that you play Pac-Man in any area you want. Zoom into your house, or into your favorite place in the whole world and play Pac-Man!!! The easiest way it to just visit Maps on the Web, click on the little Pac-Man icon on the bottom-left of the screen as it shown below. On mobile is a bit more trickier. You can only play PAC-MAN in a few places on your mobile device. Use...

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The new ArcGIS OpenData site is now live!

ESRI has announced the launch of a new site aimed to help citizens discover organizations sharing open data around the world and provide direct access to thousands of open government datasets. Citizens can search, download, filter and visualise this data through their web browsers or mobile devices. Today anyone can explore 23,189 Open Datasets from 1,491 organizations worldwide. How Does ArcGIS Open Data Work? Leave your data where it is–whether on ArcGIS for Server or in ArcGIS Online–and...

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Ordnance Survey refreshed their brand identity and website

Ordnance Survey, Britain’s mapping agency, has refreshed their brand identity and their website. This is the new logo and you can also check their new website HERE Find out what they have changed & why in a short video: Also one interesting think we found, is the logo evolution through this 224...

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QuickBird, Going…Going…GONE

European Space Imaging would like to announce that on Tuesday 27 January 2015, after 13 years of excellent performance, Quickbird approached its end of mission smoothly and re-entered the earths’ atmosphere at 01:59 UTC above the South Atlantic Ocean near southern Brazil. DigitalGlobe confirms: “QuickBird de-orbited successfully. QuickBird was on orbit for more than 13 years, far exceeding its designed mission life. The satellite made over 70,000 trips around the Earth,...

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