Recent GIS Industry News

Big Water Consulting Launches New Initiative to Introduce Power of GIS to Nonprofits

By on April 17, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEATTLE, April 2, 2014 – Big Water Consulting is launching its Spatial Data Initiative with a kickoff event, Charting a Course and Telling your Story: Maps and Data Workshop for Nonprofits on Thursday, May 8 at 10:00am. Program managers, marketing staff and development officers will explore the data and mapping tools that […]

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Superior Public Bike System with SuperGIS Desktop 3.2

By on April 16, 2014

Supergeo Technologies, a leading global provider of GIS software and solutions, assists KaohsiungCity in analyzing superior network, like locations and routes, of the public bike system. The usage efficiency is increased with SuperGIS Desktop 3.2, helping the administrators and citizens conveniently use the public transportation system for better life quality.   As environment and wellness […]

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Yotta Horizons Software Helps Municipal Authority Enhance Asset Management

By on April 16, 2014

Horizons software is helping English local authority Telford and Wrekin Council reengineer their approach to highway asset management. The visualised asset management solution from Yotta will be used to provide organisation wide access to essential highway data informing decision making and forward planning. Aspirations for the newly implemented solution also include the addition of asset […]

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ZEB1 Hand Held Laser Scanner on US Tour

By on April 15, 2014

The world’s first truly mobile, hand held, rapid laser mapping system is taking to the road with a tour of East Coast of America.  Commencing on the 27th May 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts with further dates in Virginia and Florida, the ZEB1 roadshow gives the opportunity for anyone with an interest in laser mapping to […]

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Bluesky’s National Tree Map Helps UK Authority Map Trees

By on April 15, 2014

A detailed digital map of tree canopy cover is helping the UK’s Central Bedfordshire Council gain an understanding of how many trees are on land under control of the Council’s Housing Department. A study, undertaken by specialist consultancy company Landscape Planning Ltd, compared the Bluesky National Tree Map data with layers from the Council’s Geographical […]

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Real-time mapping can tighten Australia’s ports, says US expert

By on April 14, 2014

Real-time mapping technology used at a United States’ super-port could help Australia’s national security agencies crack down on crime in the nation’s major docks – according to a leading international specialist. Terry Bills – transportation expert with global Geographic Information System (GIS) giant Esri – is in Australia to reveal how the technology has already […]

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Esri Press Receives Prestigious Publishing Award from the AAG

By on April 14, 2014

Esri Press was honored with the prestigious AAG Publication Award at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting on April 12. Past recipients include the University of Chicago Press and Rand McNally and Company. The AAG newsletter states, “This AAG Publication Award is conferred on Esri in recognition of exceptional and outstanding contributions to geography through […]

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Satellite mission could save 30 trillion dollars in climate change mitigation

By on April 14, 2014

Satellite mission to create certainty in climate change data receives next stage of funding and attracts international interest  A proposed satellite mission – that will improve our understanding of the consequences of climate change and could save the global economy up to $30 trillion – has received funding to develop a more detailed design of […]

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CompassData Certified by FAA to Collect and Verify Data for Aviation Mapping

By on April 14, 2014

IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CompassData Certified by FAA to Collect and Verify Data for Aviation Mapping   CENTENNIAL, Colorado, 14 April 2014 – CompassData, a worldwide provider of geospatial data and services, has received DO-200A certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for collection and processing of survey and ground control data used in the creation […]

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ORBIT introduces Gaia-100 Reception Ground Station Solution for Real Time Data Capturing from Earth Observation Satellites

By on April 13, 2014

ORBIT Communication Systems, a leading provider of elite mission-critical connectivity solutions for Satellite Communication, Earth Observation, Communication Management systems and Tracking Telemetry systems; introduce its newest innovative reception ground station solution – the Gaia™-100 series. The Gaia-100 series is a compact, high-performance ground station solution for tracking Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites in earth observation […]

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