TAG: GIS

TerraGo Edge delivers GeoPackage to mobile users

April 8, 2016By
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TerraGo has released TerraGo Edge 3.9.3, which features full support for OGC GeoPackage, a universal format for sharing maps and geographic data across mobile devices and all platforms. TerraGo Edge enables users to import and export OGC GeoPackage as a SQLite database optimized for performance on iOS and Android devices. “Because we listened to our customers, we designed TerraGo Edge from the... read more

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Water utility deploys iPad solution

March 2, 2016By
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Like thousands of water utilities across the U.S., the City of Sebring, Fla., Utilities Department is tasked with providing a safe and reliable water supply, while managing all the dispersed assets of the water distribution and wastewater systems. This means regularly locating, mapping and inspecting assets to maintain service levels and operations. When Sebring evaluated this approach, the city received... read more

Leica Ultra locator finds underground utility lines

February 16, 2016By
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Leica Geosystems has released the Leica Ultra underground service locating system for site engineers and underground utility specialists who need to trace buried utility lines accurately for safe underground excavations and utility surveys. The locating systems helps users attain the highest accuracy to avoid costly mistakes, such as cutting utility lines or delaying project schedules during excavation work. By providing a wide... read more

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Eos Positioning announces RTK NTRIP app for Android

January 21, 2016By
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Eos Positioning Systems has introduced a comprehensive RTK NTRIP app for Android that works with its Arrow line of RTK GNSS receivers. An Arrow GNSS receiver combined with the NTRIP app turns an Android smartphone or tablet into a powerful data collector capable of recording 1-centimeter accurate GIS data in real-time. “We designed Eos Tools Pro for the RTK user,” said... read more

Septentrio’s PinPoint-GIS available on ArcGIS Marketplace

January 6, 2016By
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GNSS receiver maker Septentrio has announced the availability of its geographical information systems (GIS) PinPoint-GIS on the ArcGIS Marketplace. PinPoint-GIS was developed to enable straightforward GIS data collection without the need for expensive additional software linking a GNSS receiver with the Esri ArcGIS Platform PinPoint-GIS helps ArcGIS users make informed and timely decisions, Septentrio said. It turns GNSS data collected... read more

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Taking Position: Elephants, citadels and UAVs promote social good

December 8, 2015By
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As the holiday season approaches, many of us think about ways we can help others, or promote the social good. This month, our Market Watch section features three different projects designed to do just that. read more

Storm surge maps: Saving more lives during hurricane season

November 16, 2015By
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By JoAnne Castagna U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hurricane Sandy led to one of the largest-scale U.S. evacuations in recent history, according to Edward Schneyer, director of Emergency Preparedness, Suffolk County (N.Y.) Office of Emergency Management. “During Sandy, we rescued 250 people from their flooded homes, evacuated two major hospitals and several adult care homes,” Schneyer said. Schneyer was able to... read more

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U.S. Forest Service Deploys Avenza PDF Maps App for Firefighting

October 30, 2015By
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Every year thousands of acres of forests are engulfed in fires. Recognizing the benefits of geospatial technology, the United States Forest Service (USFS) Geospatial Management Office (GMO) is using Avenza System Inc.’s award-winning PDF Maps mobile app to deliver interactive digital maps to firefighters and emergency response teams situated in forests across the United States and its territories. The USFS fights wildfires and... read more

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