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Published: 14 Aug 2017 09:00 CDT

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GIS News Snippets as of 14 Aug 2017

14 Aug 2017 09:00 CDT

Brief news abstracts about GIS industry



New Map Apps Are Defining the Future of Retail

14 Aug 2017 09:00 CDT

Have you ever tried an artificial intelligence-powered bot that lets you shop on chat? New location-based apps are driving the retail sector to a more connected and personalized economy.

How do you save your shopping list? I guess most of you do on your smartphones. But isn’t it bothersome to wander aimlessly in the supermarkets to find that one section of brown bread? Have you ever faced that?...continued ...




You Are Here: 4-H Pitches Youth GIS Training

14 Aug 2017 09:00 CDT

It’s time for 4-H members to find their footing with geographic information systems (GIS) technology.

That’s according to an extension 4-H program based out of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

“Geospatial thinking is a necessity and, with the new equipment, the new things that are coming out, the more education and understanding that you have, the better it’s going to be,” said Kim Bearnes, an educator from Nebraska’s Stanton County....continued ...




Esri and Smart Dubai Sign Enterprise Agreement

14 Aug 2017 09:00 CDT

Esri, a global leader in spatial analytics, announced today that Smart Dubai, the government agency leading Dubai's smart city transformation, has signed an enterprise agreement (EA) providing ArcGIS technology to 44 entities across the government. The EA will be used by Smart Dubai for its smart city platform, called Dubai Pulse, to integrate and map data for better decision-making....continued ...



USGIF GEOINT Certification Gains NCCA Accreditation

14 Aug 2017 09:00 CDT

Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today Trimble® Penmap® for Android™, a cloud-connected application for field surveying and high-accuracy Geographic Information System (GIS) data collection that works on mobile handhelds, smartphones and tablets.

Trimble Penmap for Android focuses on core survey and mapping tasks such as cadastral and boundary surveys, establishing local control, stake-outs, quality checks and asset management for utilities. It provides both professional surveyors and field workers with an intuitive, easy-to-use map-based interface to manage features and attributes for high-accuracy GIS and complete survey documentation. For example, the application is ideal for use in the energy distribution industry for locating infrastructure and recording critical information on encroachments, clearways and existing monuments. The application runs on a variety of Android devices, including the rugged Trimble TDC100 handheld, and supports full-featured Trimble Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers such as the Trimble R10, R8s and R2 receivers....continued ...




Scottsdale Introduces New Web Tool to Attract, Grow Business

14 Aug 2017 09:00 CDT

The city of Scottsdale’s economic development department has announced new features on ScottsdaleSites.com, including a mapping tool that will allow users to business information for research and market analysis.

Data such as real estate, demographics and industry breakdowns for sites within the city of Scottsdale are available free and instantly, according to a press release. There is also a database of available properties incorporating planning and zoning information along with site imagery....continued ...




Bluesky Launches Nationwide Map of Building Heights

14 Aug 2017 09:00 CDT

Aerial mapping company, Bluesky, has launched the first nationwide map providing accurate height measurement for around 40 million buildings.

Created from a combination of remote sensing surveys, including data from aircraft mounted lasers (LiDAR), the Bluesky Heighted Building dataset covers the whole of England, Wales and Scotland, and will help to change the way we visualise and understand the built environment.

By applying height values to 41,083,111 buildings, Bluesky is giving planners, developers, local government, utility companies and the emergency services a brand new perspective. Including multiple values for every residential, leisure, retail, commercial and industrial structure in mainland UK, the Bluesky Heighted Building dataset will provide new intelligence to underpin decision making and service delivery. ...continued ...




Industry Notes as of 14 Aug 2017

14 Aug 2017 09:00 CDT

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14 Aug 2017 09:00 CDT

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