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Naval Academy brings back celestial navigation courses

July 18, 2016By

The Naval Academy has brought back celestial navigation courses, recognizing the importance of giving future naval officers the ability to find their position out at sea in case GPS is unavailable through jamming or hacking. read more

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SAP debuts Geographical Enablement Framework

July 6, 2016By
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SAP SE unveiled its SAP Geographical Enablement Framework, powered by SAP HANA, at the 2016 Esri User Conference, held June 27 to July 1 in San Diego, California. SAP Geographical Enablement Framework helps organizations enrich business applications with geographic data from geographic information systems (GIS), such as Esri ArcGIS. “In many asset-intensive industries such as energy, transportation and public sector,... read more

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Leica expands lidar capabilities in ALS80 airborne sensor

July 5, 2016By
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Leica Geosystems, global leader of measurement and reality capture technologies, today announced it has expanded functionality of the popular ALS80 airborne sensor that enables even more flexible data acquisition with extended range measurement capability. The new ALS80-UP takes advantage of the proven dual-output optical system pioneered in the Leica Geosystems ALS70 and enhanced in the ALS80. The system also benefits... read more

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Spectra Precision MobileMapper 50 combines smartphone design with GNSS capabilities

June 29, 2016By
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Spectra Precision has announced its new MobileMapper 50 GNSS handheld device for simple GIS data collection or for use as a data controller for Spectra Precision SP60 and SP80 GNSS receivers. Available with an Android OS, the MobileMapper 50 combines smartphone capabilities with a ruggedized design to improve positioning accuracy. The company made the announcement at the 2016 Esri User Conference,... read more

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Trimble unveils TDC100 handheld data collector at Esri UC

June 28, 2016By
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Trimble introduced its Trimble TDC100 handheld data collector at the 2016 Esri User Conference, which is being held July 27 to July 1 in San Diego, California. An entry-level GNSS device for a variety of geographic information system (GIS) applications, the Trimble TDC100 combines both smartphone and ruggedized data collection capabilities in a single, mobile device, the company says in... read more

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ArcGIS apps for the field launched at Esri UC

June 27, 2016By
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Esri has launched two new ArcGIS apps for field operating efficiency at the Esri User Conference, being held June 27–July 1 in San Diego. Attendees can see live demonstrations and experiment with Drone2Map for ArcGIS and Survey123 for ArcGIS. “These two apps are already becoming game changers,” said Esri President Jack Dangermond. “What we’ve done is make it much easier for our... read more

3DR to integrate Site Scan with Esri Drone2Map

June 27, 2016By

Today at the Esri User Conference, 3DR announced that it has teamed up with Esri to integrate 3DR’s Site Scan with Esri Drone2Map. Designed for the field professional, Site Scan is an intuitive, powerful and open aerial data capture and analytics platform that delivers an end-to-end solution ready-made for existing mapping and survey workflows, 3DR said in a news release.... read more

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GPS World reports live from the 2016 Esri User Conference

June 27, 2016By
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The 2016 Esri User Conference, the mecca of geographic information systems (GIS) in the U.S., takes place June 28 to July 1 in San Diego, California. 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 through maps. The event encompasses 16,000 GIS... read more

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