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Geographic Information Systems related news and articles

Published: 22 May 2017 09:00 CDT

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GIS News Snippets as of 22 May 2017

22 May 2017 09:00 CDT

Brief news abstracts about GIS industry

Got LiDAR? Now What?

22 May 2017 09:00 CDT

The availability of LiDAR data is expanding at a rate that is out-pacing the requisite knowledge and skills needed to effectively utilize the data. Sounds like a cart-before-the-horse analogy, to coin an idiom from a bygone era.

This conundrum first came to our attention a couple of years ago when, during a roundtable discussion at a GIS forum in one of our neighboring New England states, a local government official excitedly announced that her town had just received LiDAR (or leader, to use her exact pronunciation) from the state. She went on to confide that she wasn’t entirely sure what LiDAR was but evidently that did not dampen her excitement. Remarkably, several other forum delegates jumped on the bandwagon, to use another obsolete transportation-based analogy, and shared their enthusiasm at having received data for their town while eagerly awaiting instructions from the same state agency on what to do next. ......continued ...

Esri’s New Tools for Managing Planet Imagery In ArcGIS

22 May 2017 09:00 CDT

Planet’s high-resolution satellite constellations image the entire world every single day. If you rely on imagery from Planet, managing this wealth of available data can be a challenge. That’s why Esri has added tools for managing PlanetScope and RapidEye imagery to its array of free, open-source tools that simplify image management in ArcGIS.

With the Python toolbox for managing Planet imagery, users can create mosaic datasets to manage Planet imagery within the familiar ArcGIS environment. With these scripts, data managers can streamline or automate the creation of scalable mosaic datasets, which can then be shared as image services with internal users or users outside your organization....continued ...

Landis+Gyr Releases Command Center 7.1

22 May 2017 09:00 CDT

Landis+Gyr, a global leader in transforming the way energy is delivered and managed, has released Command Center 7.1, the latest version of its smart grid network operating software that manages connectivity and control of electric, water and gas AMI networks.

Command Center 7.1 supports a growing global portfolio of Landis+Gyr and third-party meters and intelligent devices, as well as distribution line sensors, controllers and streetlight controls. System support for new and enhanced endpoints expands Landis+Gyr’s ecosystem of connected devices and enables utilities to extend the value of their network. ...continued ...

How to geo-fence and geo-target your advertising

22 May 2017 09:00 CDT

Earning more clients isn’t easy, is it? It requires you to make sure that you’re always ahead of the competition. If you’re not adopting the latest and most effective techniques, you run the risk of being left behind. ...continued ...

VA Seeks Indoor Navigation App

22 May 2017 09:00 CDT

The Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for an app that can provide veterans, visitors and staff with turn-by-turn navigation, both indoors and out, at its medical facilities.

The goal of the MyVA Way app is to offer 24/7 navigational assistance to the different floors, buildings and outpatient clinics associated with VA Medical Centers. According to a request for information, the VA expects such an app would not only decrease confusion in areas that are difficult to locate but also reduce the load on front-desk staff. ...continued ...

GITA Scholarships

22 May 2017 09:00 CDT

GITA’s professional education activities throughout the year generate funds which are used to award scholarships to deserving students. These scholarships are available from both GITA North America and its local chapters. A separate application must be completed for each program. ...continued ...

Industry Notes as of 22 May 2017

22 May 2017 09:00 CDT

Technology and GIS abstracts affecting Government, Utility and Technology industries

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22 May 2017 09:00 CDT

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