TAG: GIS

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
Storm Surge in downtown New York City in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. (Photo: USACE)

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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Have Accuracy, Will Travel

October 4, 2015By
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BYOD Sub-Meter Positioning for Mapping and GIS Professionals Employees bringing their own mobile phones and tablets to their jobs in the field enables them to complete more tasks using fewer devices. However, this practice introduces operational and security vulnerabilities. By Matt van Doorn In the mapping and GIS industries, mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets have a growing... read more

INTERGEO Product Showcase

September 28, 2015By
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GNSS Receiver for Mobile Devices The R2 GNSS receiver works with Trimble handheld devices and iOS, Android or Window mobile handhelds, smartphones and tablets using Bluetooth or USB connectivity. When paired with a mobile device, the receiver adds professional-grade GNSS capabilities for better accuracy. The rugged Trimble R2 provides GIS and survey professionals the flexibility to choose the mobile device,... read more

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Spectra Precision Introduces New and Enhanced Survey Solutions

September 15, 2015By

Spectra Precision introduced at INTERGEO this week new and enhanced products in its portfolio of survey solutions. With the new additions, survey and construction professionals have more positioning instrument choices to meet their job requirements, the company said. Spectra Precision made the announcement at INTERGEO 2015, the world’s largest conference on geodesy, geoinformatics and land management. The new and enhanced products... read more

Trimble Launches R2 GNSS Receiver at Intergeo

September 15, 2015By

Trimble debuted its new R2 GNSS receiver at Intergeo 2015, held this week in Stuttgart, Germany. The R2 GNSS receiver is a receiver that works with Trimble handheld devices and iOS, Android or Window mobile handhelds, smartphones and tablets using Bluetooth or USB connectivity. When paired with a mobile device, the receiver adds professional-grade GNSS capabilities for better accuracy. The rugged Trimble... read more

Live updates from Intergeo 2015

September 14, 2015By
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GPS World staff is reporting from Intergeo Sept. 15–17. The massive trade show, held this year in Stuttgart, Germany, is considered the world’s leading conference trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. With more than 16,000 visitors from 80 countries, it is one of the key platforms for industry dialogue. Editorial staff members attending include GPS World Survey/GIS Editor Eric Gakstatter and Senior Digital Editor Joelle Harms. Both are... read more

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