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Geographic Information Systems related news and articles

Published: 16 Oct 2017 09:00 CDT

Last Build Date: 16 Oct 2017 09:00 CDT


GIS News Snippets as of 16 Oct 2017

16 Oct 2017 09:00 CDT

Brief news abstracts about GIS industry

GeoSLAM and Bentley Systems Join Forces to Take Mobile Reality Modelling Indoors

16 Oct 2017 09:00 CDT

GeoSLAM and Bentley Systems announced a partnership to enable the simple and fast production of hybrid reality models in any environment.

Mark Reid, VP of Product Management, GeoSLAM said, “GeoSLAM has already disrupted the reality capture industry by changing the economics of 3D laser scanning enabling buildings, infrastructure, and other challenging environments to be mapped at unprecedented speeds. The simplicity of the ZEB-REVO handheld mobile mapping system has also truly democratized laser scanning enabling anybody to document their facility, or construction site without being a survey expert. The next stage for us is to further improve how our results can be both interpreted and consumed within typical engineering and GIS workflows – and our partnership with Bentley is the perfect vehicle for this.” ...continued ...

Radar Raises $2M in Seed Funding

16 Oct 2017 09:00 CDT

Radar, a New York City-based location platform for mobile apps, raised $2m in seed funding. The round was led by Accel Partners, with participation from Expa and Fuel Capital....continued ...

Assessing Storm Impact in Puerto Rico with Remote Sensing and Digital Volunteers

16 Oct 2017 09:00 CDT

After the winds and rains of Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico, the island was left in darkness. Electrical power generation was cut for 100 percent of households, cell phone towers went offline, and the airport and other ports closed operations, pending damage and safety reviews. In the days that followed, many municipalities, particularly in the interior, were entirely out of contact.

How severely were they affected? Had the flood waters receded? Were structures still intact?

Direct Relief regularly supports the network of non-profit Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in Puerto Rico, which often serves the role of first responder for low-income and uninsured people in times of disaster...continued ...

GPS, Self-Steering and Autonomous Tractors

16 Oct 2017 09:00 CDT

Farmers have been using GPS systems on their tractors for some time. Now they are being used with self-driving tractors and soon with autonomous tractors that drive themselves.

The shift towards precision agriculture is promising a major boon for farmers and their businesses. Now self-driving tractors are adding to this smart farm effort, allowing farmers to find even more efficiency an value for their businesses. According to Market and Markets this shift in agricultural technology is just the beginning: the research firm predicts precision farming could reach almost $8 billion in market value by 2022....continued ...

Snapchat Launches Location-Based ‘Context Cards’ With Uber, Goop, TripAdvisor and Others

16 Oct 2017 09:00 CDT

Snap is launching a new way to wring dollars from Snapchat’s fleeting posts with Context Cards: a feature to let users access more info or launch third-party services based on the location of the Snaps they’re viewing.

Content partners for Snapchat’s Context Cards include Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop, TripAdvisor, Foursquare, and Michelin. The feature also is integrated with car-hailing services Uber and Lyft and reservation-booking services OpenTable, Resy and Bookatable. Snap said it’s working to add more partners, as well. ...continued ...

PM Urges Greater Use of GIS for Economic Growth

16 Oct 2017 09:00 CDT

Prime Minister [Jamaica], the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is encouraging greater use of geographic information system (GIS) technology across all sectors in order to spur higher levels of economic growth and development.

He contends that despite Jamaica’s use of the technology over the past 25 years, its full potential remains untapped.

“It is certainly accepted by the Government… definitely at the administrative and executive levels. But we have still not yet moved to the point of utilising the technology where we leverage (its) predictive powers… which is to use it in a way to either prevent things from happening or facilitating things we want to happen,” the Prime Minister noted. ...continued ...

Industry Notes as of 16 Oct 2017

16 Oct 2017 09:00 CDT

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16 Oct 2017 09:00 CDT

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