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

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

ArcGIS Mapping for SharePoint

ESRI's ArcGIS Mapping for SharePoint is a set of configurable mapping components that enables SharePoint administrators or contributors to embed an interactive map within Microsoft SharePoint. Users of the site can quickly discover and exploit the geographic aspect of their data using an easy-to-understand map and a coordinated geolist. ArcGIS Mapping for SharePoint is supported on Microsoft SharePoint 2010, enabling users to take advantage of the latest SharePoint technology. The ESRI and Microsoft teams have worked together closely to enable both products to launch simultaneously.ArcGIS Mapping for SharePoint applications have access to global imagery and maps from ArcGIS Online or... (read more)
2010-05-17 12:10:15

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

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

Corridor Mapping Solution

The ALTM Orion C200 isased on the Orion platform, and the first in a series of ALTMs designed specifically for the corridor market. This low-altitude mapping solution addresses the needs of a burgeoning industry demanding a turn-key solution which is fully supported, upgradeable and cost-effective.   Ideally suited for smaller aircraft with minimal payload and power capability, the ALTM Orion C200 incorporates an eye-safe, 1.5 micron high-precision laser with an effective repetition rate of 200 kHz, and a variable field of view for those requiring maximum available density in a robust and flexible package.  Standard design features include variable roll... (read more)
2009-03-13 04:27:43

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

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

Airborne Mapping Innovation

Intermap Technologies Corp. (CO, USA) has announced an engineering innovation and technological advancement to an industry-leading radar collection technology - IFSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar). The company has reached a significant breakthrough to its STAR-4 airborne mapping system with the addition of an advanced planar array antennae that improves the efficiency and accuracy of the IFSAR technology. The upgraded system was fully integrated into the company’s production stream last week and is expected to enable Intermap’s STAR-4 mapping system to collect 3D elevation data 12% to 15% more efficiently than with the previous antenna configuration. The company’s STAR-4 mapping system... (read more)
2006-10-25 12:00:00

Mapping Reaches the Heights

The ICA Commission on Mountain Cartography was established in 1999 to define the topics involved and promote methods and knowledge of mountain cartography among scientists and professionals in cartography and related fields. The challenges have become more urgent in recent years because of the increased social and economic importance of mountain regions: they are exploited for recreation and for human transport and transit, there are increasing economic pressures on mountain zones, and natural hazards are ever-present. The International Year of the Mountains (2002) showed the importance attached to such environments by the UN. The Commission holds its biannual workshops in... (read more)
2006-01-10 12:00:00
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