International Conservation Mapping Competition

The Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS) and Esri are working together to bring special recognition to those involved in conservation initiatives, the International Conservation Mapping Competition is open to all nonprofit conservation groups and the individuals who support them. A total of USD10,000 in prize money will be awarded in six different categories. The categories where submissions are sought are:•Grand Prize: Best exemplification of conservation mapping•Best Traditional Cartography: Best design and art in a static map (hard copy or online)•Best Interactive Web Map: Best design and usability in an interactive web map•Best Use of Science: Best design and impact in... (read more)
2011-02-14 09:43:04

Geneq GPS Mapping Receiver

Geneq, Inc. (Canada) has introduced the SXBlue II, a submeter Bluetooth wireless GPS mapping receiver that allows you to use off-the-shelf Bluetooth-enabled PDA/notebook computers to collect GPS map data. As the second generation in Geneq's SX Blue line, the SX Blue II offers improved tracking/accuracy under tree canopy, improved accuracy in open sky conditions, integrated battery pack, battery pack "gas gauge", 200 metre long-range Bluetooth, USB port and improved form factor.   There is no need for post-processing or other sources of differential corrections as the SX Blue II uses WAAS (North America), EGNOS (Europe), MSAS (Japan) or GAGAN (India)... (read more)
2007-08-09 01:40:12

Rugged Field Mapping Computers

Mobexx has announced the UK launch of a range of military-specification tablet and laptop PCs for rugged environments where field mapping, data collection and communication is key to boosting efficiency. The Getac manufactured devices are suitable for Zone 2 hazardous applications, for example, where there are flammable vapours in the atmosphere.   The computers are according to the supplier suited for mobile GIS and can be used in a wide range of industries including, construction, engineering, transportation, oil and gas, aviation, defence, public safety and utilities. Mobexx also provides an extensive line of rugged accessories for use with the tablets and laptops to make it... (read more)
2009-06-02 10:53:14

Mapping in Motion Workshop

Optech is to host the Mapping in Motion workshop at the ASPRS 2010 Annual Conference. The workshop will be held in San Diego, CA, USA, on 27th April 2010 from 1PM to 5PM. This year's Mapping in Motion workshop will include presentations and discussions on Optech's latest hardware and software innovations in airborne and mobile mapping products. Advances in mobile mapping are turning the traditional surveying and engineering workflows upside down. Optech will discuss strategies to manage large data sets, how to plan with Lynx software tools, and how to use surveying parameters to produce engineering-grade data. Optech has held... (read more)
2010-04-06 09:34:26

New Web Mapping Product

Cadcorp, UK, has unveiled during AGI GeoCommunity 2011 an addition to the Cadcorp Spatial Information System (SIS) product family: Web Map Layers. This is an off-the-shelf but extensible web mapping product designed for map viewing and interrogation. The product is perfect for users without direct experience of GIS, such as members of the public, and the vast majority of office workers who interact with spatial data but lay no claim to be GIS specialists. Web Map Layers  manages spatial data as  individual map layers, each of which is served as an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Map Service (WMS). The... (read more)
2011-09-21 11:14:26

New Frontier City Mapping

Discovering cities and their surroundings in the most realistic way possible is becoming the next frontier of online mapping services. Photorealistic 3D cities from C3Technologies are made available on Ovi Maps, Nokia’s free mapping and location service.     The first release includes twenty major cities around the world as well as 3D street views for some European cities, including Copenhagen and London.   C3’s Metro database of more than 100 cities in 3D is available as a platform for new social and commercial applications serving local search, real estate, travel, tourism, media, and entertainment, as well as uses in... (read more)
2011-04-27 11:11:28

Woolpert Acquires Southern Mapping

Woolpert has acquired Southern Mapping, a geospatial solutions provider and aerial survey company based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Southern Mapping has extensive high-accuracy Lidar, imagery and remote sensing experience, and produces airborne topographic, hyperspectral, and thermal surveys and mapping. Southern Mapping was among the first independently owned mapping companies to offer Lidar in Africa and is well-known throughout the industry. The firm has provided mapping services for engineering, infrastructure, mining, mapping, agriculture and environmental sectors on three continents and in more than 45 African countries.  “Woolpert’s vision is to become the premier global architecture, engineering and geospatial firm, and this acquisition is a big... (read more)
2019-12-20 03:31:58

Tsunami Disaster Mapping Portal

DM Solutions Group (Canada) and the University of Ottawa (Canada) have released a Tsunami Disaster Mapping Portal (DMapP). This interactive, internet-based infrastructure provides free access to current and historical spatial data for short-term emergency needs, as well as for post-disaster supplies distribution, rehabilitation planning and infrastructure restoration. The targeted data portal was quickly created thanks to the use of Open Source technologies. The Laboratory for Applied Geomatics and GIS Science (LAGGISS) at the University of Ottawa was instrumental in helping obtain and integrate space shuttle and satellite observations. Universities in Thailand and Japan have already contributed high-quality pre and post-tsunami... (read more)
2005-03-07 12:00:00

3D Mapping Portal

Agency9 (Sweden) has entered into a partnership with the aerial survey company Slagboom en Peeters in The Netherlands, to deliver a geoportal for which users can view its data products, currently “Geo-Oblique” and Orthophoto in one seamless integrated view. Unlike other portals in the market the user can conveniently see an object from all possible angles and use the data view that is best for the application. Additional data types will be introduced later this year. Adding Oblique Viewer extends the value of the 3DMaps platform as the leading solution for visualisation of 3D geospatial data. The combination of different... (read more)
2012-10-12 12:00:00

Intermap Malaysia Mapping Programme

Intermap Technologies (CO, USA) has entered into a new distribution programme with the Sabah Lands and Surveys Department in East Malaysia. The program, called Digital Sabah, will make available high-resolution 3D digital elevation data and imagery covering the entire State of Sabah. Sabah, located on the Island of Borneo and the Malaysia Borneon state, encompasses one of the worlds few remaining rain forests, boasting wild elephants, orangutans, and other endangered species. Available now, the high-resolution data will be used to enable the State of Sabah to manage environmentally sensitive areas using Intermap's highly accurate imagery and elevation data. Expected uses... (read more)
2008-08-22 08:38:25
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