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Boundless partners with Mapbox on mapping platform

July 12, 2017By

Boundless, an open source geographic information systems (GIS) company, has announced a new partnership with Mapbox, a real-time location and mapping platform for developers. The partnership enables developers to build applications that help people move through cities and understand their world better by giving Boundless users access to premium basemap content from Mapbox using Boundless Connect subscription service. Additionally, Boundless has... read more

ION journal Navigation grows significantly in impact

July 11, 2017By

Navigation, a journal published by The Institute of Navigation, has experienced continued growth according to the latest Journal Impact Factor (JIF) report. The JIF of an academic journal is a measurement tool used to calculate the yearly average number of citations to recent articles published in a journal and is an indication of the relative importance of the journal within its... read more

Project begins to collect precise GNSS data for autonomous vehicles

July 11, 2017By

Lighthouse Technology and Consulting Co. Ltd. (LHTC) is starting a program to collect precise GNSS data on major highways in Japan. The data is intended to serve as a tool for high-precision positioning systems used in automated driving vehicles. Automated driving on public streets has issues to overcome, and the competition to develop the technology among companies are gradually accelerating due... read more

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Esri UC: How CityEngine powered Disney’s Zootopia

July 10, 2017By

Brandon Jarratt took GIS professionals behind the scenes of animated city creation at the Esri User Conference, being held this week in San Diego. Jarratt served as general technical director for Disney’s Zootopia, which won the 2016 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. Jarrett took the stage during the plenary session to describe how the Zootopia team used Esri CityEngine software to create the... read more

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‘Maps are alive’: Highlights from the Esri UC plenary

July 10, 2017By

“Maps are alive,” declared Jack Dangermond, Esri founder and president, on the plenary stage at the world’s largest GIS event. The 38th annual Esri User Conference is taking place July 10–14 at the San Diego Convention Center. We are on the cusp of a data and information explosion, Dangermond explained while introducing the conference theme “The Science of Where.” “We... read more

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ArcGIS Pro 2.0 offers innovations, streamlined workflows

July 10, 2017By

ArcGIS Pro 2.0, Esri’s next-generation desktop geographic information system (GIS), is now available. This latest version provides more highly requested workflows and features new innovations. It is also more tightly integrated with the rest of the ArcGIS platform, so that users can complete more of their workflows solely in ArcGIS Pro. Jack Dangermond, Esri president, introduced major features of the upgrade at the... read more

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Sygic incorporates augmented reality into GPS navigation app

July 7, 2017By

Advanced GPS navigation app Sygic has released its new augmented reality (AR) feature. More than 200 million Sygic users worldwide can engage with AR for an improved navigation experience on the road. Sygic’s new AR feature uses a smartphone’s GPS and camera to implement its augmented reality-powered GPS navigation system. With the AR feature, the driver no longer needs to follow a map... read more

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Trimble Catalyst brings high-accuracy positioning to Android devices

July 6, 2017By

The Trimble Catalyst software-defined GNSS receiver for Android devices is now available through Trimble’s global distribution network. Through Catalyst and a special antenna, customers can access positioning-as-a-service to collect geolocation data with Trimble or third-party apps on smartphones, tablets and mobile handhelds. When combined with a plug-and-play digital antenna and subscription to the Catalyst service, the receiver provides on-demand GNSS... read more