Mapping

LizardTech optimizes Portfolio 2017 for geospatial data

July 19, 2017By

LizardTech and Extensis have launched Portfolio 2017, a digital asset management (DAM) solution now optimized for geospatial data. Portfolio 2017 enables users to organize, access and share geospatial datasets – including compressed MrSID files – along with associated graphics and documents. Divisions of Celartem Inc., LizardTech and Extensis collaborated in adding geospatial data management capabilities to the new version. The... read more

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SXblue introduces Platinum survey-grade GNSS receiver

July 18, 2017By

Geneq has introduced the SXblue Platinum, the latest model in the SXblue series. This high-accuracy GNSS receiver is compatible with iOS, Windows and Android Bluetooth, and provides real-time professional-grade positioning information. Powered by 394 channels, the SXblue Platinum uses all constellations (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou and QZSS) with triple frequency, and provides the ability to use global or local coverage... read more

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

Communication matters with spatial data

July 12, 2017By

International Cartographic Conference much more than just cartography I’ve always been a strong proponent of good cartography since my early days in geographic information systems (GIS) when I saw countless examples of very poor GIS map products. Regrettably, many early practitioners of GIS understood the software but lacked an appreciation and understanding of the good cartographic principals that are absolutely necessary... 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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GPS World reports live from the 2017 Esri User Conference

July 10, 2017By

The 2017 Esri User Conference, the mecca of geographic information systems (GIS) in the U.S., is taking place July 10-14 in San Diego, California. This year, the theme is “The Science of Where.” The conference is designed to give attendees practical advice and hands-on experience with GIS tools from Esri and other companies, as well as share ideas and best practices for improving our world... read more

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