An interesting update from NOAA reveals an updated, post-Hurricane Sandy nautical chart for New York harbor. From NOAA – “This new chart edition is the first product of a multi-year post-Sandy charting plan,” said Rear Admiral Gerd Glang, director of NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey. “We have NOAA vessels and private contractors surveying coastal areas affected by Sandy through this year and next, acquiring the data we will use to update nearly two dozen East Coast nautical charts.
The latest edition of Chart 12334 – New York Harbor includes new depth measurements and shoreline depictions. See more details HERE
An impressive virtual 3D model flies you around the Curtin University campus (Australia) created with aero3Dpr. About the project… Based on advanced aerial photogrammetry techniques, aero3Dpro is a 3D modeling service from Australian mapping and survey company AEROmetrex. The unprecedented complexity, detail and accuracy contained in aero3Dpro models, combined with the ability to interact with and extract real 3D information of both natural and built environments, can be a very valuable resource for industries – see more http://www.aero3Dpro.com.au
And so the deep freeze continues… heck, even up here in the balmy NorthWest we’ve had temperatures below freezing levels, however, nothing compared to most of the continental US. From NOAA… The powerful winter storm that has been affecting much of the central and western U.S. continues to intensify as it moves into Canada. Snow is tapering off across the Upper Midwest, but heavy snow is possible on Thur. from the Ohio Valley to the mid-Miss. Valley, with heavy rain possible from the central Appalachians to the lower Miss. Valley. Freezing rain is possible from TX to the Ohio Valley. To get an idea how cold its been have a look at this temperature map (Source: Weather.com) from the morning of Dec 5… brrrrrr!
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Yep, this topic simply won’t go away…The National Security Agency is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world, according to top-secret documents and interviews with US intelligence officials, enabling the agency to track the movements of individuals — and map their relationships — in ways that would have been previously unimaginable.
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Let the fun begin… Once again the popular resource is back and featuring a cool, slick design (Java required) with loads of fun facts and trivia, games, and maps. The North American Aerospace Defense Command is prepared to track Santa’s yuletide journey! The newly redesigned NORAD Tracks Santa website, www.noradsanta.org, went live Sunday, Dec. 1 featuring a holiday countdown, daily games and activities, videos, music and more. Beyond a new look, features such as a 3D globe and new interactive games take advantage of today’s modern web.
Houston-based Visual Intelligenc eannounced today that Sanborn Map Company’s extensive evaluation of Visual Intelligence’s iOne n-Oblique Sensor System Solution for oblique and 3D imaging has resulted in a purchase. Sanborn is the first customer to deploy this new and innovative aerial digital camera system, the industry’s fastest, most stable, accurate, and economical sensor for oblique and 3D applications. Sanborn will deploy the iOne n-Oblique for 3D mapping contracts it holds with its worldwide customer base.
A recent update from the USGS shares that there are now more than 400 new topographic maps available for the state of Alaska. These new maps that update and detail the physical features of the state are part of the Alaska Mapping Initiative. The AMI is a combined Federal, state, local and tribal program to support and improve maps and digital map data for Alaska, bringing Alaska topographic map and digital map data quality in line with the conterminous United States. Prior to AMI, many of the topographic maps from the state of Alaska had not been updated in nearly 50 years and were created in different scales.
Something pretty interesting, and perhaps a little creepy from FastCompany as they disclose how to discover the “secret” location tracking that your iOS 7 device is doing for you. Nothing totally new here as the tracking data “issue” had already been discussed loads back when iOS 6 was rolled out as well – See the article titled The scoop: Apple’s iPhone is NOT storing your accurate location, and NOT storing history from Peter Batty
From the article… Both iOS 7 and Android (via Google Now) are constantly logging all your locations as a first step in offering useful contextual information about your surroundings. And while it may still seem a bit high on the creepy scale, it can also be really useful to have access to the same location information your phone does.
Well, regardless of what you think or how you feel, Amazon and UAV technology are now firmly associated with each other. I suppose the recent announcement (albeit as crazy as it may seem) is good for the industry [UAV industry] as a whole, however, I’m sure it’s a little frustrating to UAV solution providers like Trimble (think Gatewing) and others who have massive investments in the technology only to see Amazon trumping everyone in one giant marketing effort the day before cyber Monday! Personally, I’m thinking that Amazon will likely get FAA approval for “drone delivery” sometime close to when Hell freezes over… but hey, it should be fun to see them try.
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GISi Indoors has recently launched version 1 of their GeoMetri product - A product that is essentially Google Analytic for your physical space. FM the company.. Use historical data to make informed decisions about your business or manage assets in realtime on both desktop and mobile devices. A business can use GeoMetri to understand movement within their buildings at a glance or dive into the data for up-to-date information on a variety of metrics. It allows you to compare and measure activity across different time periods or building areas as well as understand real-time traffic patterns for any space, any time, in a cost-effective and highly accurate solution.
See more http://gisiindoors.com/products-services
A business can use GeoMetri to understand movement within their buildings at a glance or dive into the data for up-to-date information on a variety of metrics. It allows you to compare and measure activity across different time periods or building areas as well as understand real-time traffic patterns for any space, any time, in a cost-effective and highly accurate solution.