GIS International Forum

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2020-08-24 09:32:54

GTC (GIS Softwarde Conference) 2020

GTC (GIS Softwarde Conference) 2020 (read more)
2020-08-24 09:16:33

An App Transforms Land Administration

GIS Is Innovating How Land Data Is Collected and Managed
When Brent Jones – the man who oversees Esri's worldwide strategic planning, business development and marketing activities for land records, land surveying and land administration – started his career as a surveyor, data collection involved hauling around heavy tools such as total stations, tripods and range poles. Data had to be manually recorded in weatherproof field books using a number-four lead mechanical pencil. Then came the advent of the Global Positioning System (GPS), experimental satellites, receivers powered by car batteries and PhD students to help us process that data. However, more recent advances in the field have been exponential. Today's GIS technology... (read more)
2020-08-19 02:02:17

Geomatics on the Move Competition Open for Submissions

The European GNSS Agency (GSA), in collaboration with the Council of European Geodetic Surveyors (CLGE), has launched the Geomatics on the Move 2020 competition with the aim of fostering the use of EU satellite programmes Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus among students, young professionals, entrepreneurs and small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs), to create innovative geomatics applications and solutions across Europe. The deadline for the submission of ideas is 16 October 2020. Building and expanding on the CLGE student contest, which has been held for the past nine years, the new Geomatics on the Move competition also targets applications that integrate the use of additional technologies such... (read more)
2020-08-07 10:51:22

YellowScan Expands into Chinese Market

YellowScan, a market leader in UAV Lidar mapping solutions, has announced a new distribution partnership with Beijing MapCore Technology. MapCore is known as a company with extensive experience in survey and mapping, engineering, construction, GIS, forensics, mining, forestry, water resources and many other sectors throughout China. “I am delighted to welcome Beijing MapCore Technology to join YellowScan's distribution channel partners within the APAC region. I’m convinced that MapCore is a good fit to represent YellowScan in the Chinese market,” stated Teresa Hong, business developer manager APAC at YellowScan. “It is vital for YellowScan to have a distributor that speaks the... (read more)
2020-08-06 10:46:00

New Partnership Brings AI-based Geospatial Data across the Globe

European Space Imaging has recently signed a contract with Ecopia.AI, a global innovator in HD Vector Maps harnessing artificial intelligence and innovative cloud computing, to bring Ecopia Global Feature Extraction (GFX) powered by European Space Imaging to customers worldwide. The partnership between Ecopia.AI and European Space Imaging delivers a highly competitive advantage of scale and accuracy. Incorporating fresh very high-resolution satellite imagery collected by European Space Imaging, Ecopia leverage's artificial intelligence-based systems to rapidly extract vector maps at a continental-scale. This drastically reduces human effort and can generate and maintain millions of km2 of VHR Vector Maps for any area... (read more)
2020-08-06 09:53:25

Customary Cadastres, Land Valuation and Rural Agricultural Lands

Fitting with Local Needs
This article describes the application of an approach for valuing rural customary farmlands in Ghana with a view to supporting land consolidation for food security. Customary lands account for 80% of Ghana’s estimated 30 million land parcels. Due to local social, cultural, and spiritual bonds with land, mobility is very low. Land markets are impeded and as are land management activities including land consolidation. Compensation is sometimes unfair, and cases of compulsory land acquisition by government are needed. Here, the authors describe an approach for valuing rural customary farmlands with a view to supporting a specific land management activity, land consolidation,... (read more)
2020-08-05 09:32:27

Ghermay Araya

Ghermay Araya founded New Light Technologies in 2001, building the company into the GIS and IT powerhouse it is today with a mix of business development strategy and information technology expertise. He graduated from the University of Maryland College Park Geography Department with a focus on Geographic Information Systems in the mid-1990s and is currently back at his alma mater working his way through a Master’s degree in GIS.  (read more)
2020-07-17 02:55:16

ArcGIS Field Maps Beta Supports EOS Arrow GNSS Receivers

The beta version of ArcGIS Field Maps, which is available now, combines the functionalities of five existing Esri mobile apps: ArcGIS Collector, ArcGIS Explorer, ArcGIS Tracker, ArcGIS Workforce and ArcGIS Navigator. In the first beta version, users can perform markups, work with read-only maps and work with MMPKs in a single app, including the use of high-accuracy GPS locations and metadata from Arrow GNSS receivers from EOS Positioning. Customers who have been wanting to take advantage of high-accuracy GNSS data in apps such as Explorer and Tracker will now be able to do so thanks to this beta release. Furthermore,... (read more)
2020-07-01 11:04:21
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