In the uncertain times following this election, one thing is for sure. Things will change over the next few years with a Republican president bent on change and a congress likely to cooperate with him. [Read more…] about Mapping Reform: Where are Things Likely to Change?
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There’s no question that the Cloud is here to stay and indeed, this thing known as “Web GIS” is for real and when paired with the ArcGIS Online platform, the GEOPowered Cloud environment from GEO Jobe allows users to create resources (think webmaps and apps) that can reference complex data structures and services that reside in an ArcGIS for Server environment. They share several good reasons to make a move to the cloud. [Read more…] about Reasons to Move GIS to the GEOPowered Cloud
The gang at what3words have shared with us that despite the new venues, and Brazil’s notoriously poor addressing system, the 10,500 athletes,7.5 million ticket holders and 140,000 logistics workers don’t have to get lost across the 32 venues situated around the city. what3word’s unique 3 word addressing system has been integrated into numerous mapping and navigation services, from the award-winning RioGo app (which won the Rio Olympics Transport Challenge) to Navmii, the biggest offline satnav app in the world.
How it works…
what3words is an address system based on a global grid of 57 trillion 3mx3m squares, where each square has a unique pre-assigned 3-word address. This makes it easy to both pinpoint an address and communicate it – in whichever of its nine different languages travelers prefer, including Brazil’s national tongue Portuguese. The solution helps everyone who needs to find or share a location – whether they are navigation apps, emergency services, logistics firms, travel guides or NGOs.
For the serious outdoorsman, hunting and fishing gear can make all the difference in the success of a trip. While there are many accessories for firearms and fishing available, global positioning systems (GPS) have become one of the most relied upon gadgets for outdoor enthusiasts.
Presentations Spotlight Critical Role of Free Map Data in Humanitarian Work
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This week, Lenovo Unveiled World’s First Tango-Enabled Smartphone (think Google) – PHAB2 Pro. This from Lenovo… Unlike any other phone, the PHAB2 Pro, powered by Tango technology – a set of sensors and software from Google that senses and maps its surroundings – makes a host of cutting-edge smartphone augmented reality (AR) experiences possible.
An interesting read via the latest edition of LiDAR Magazine looks at FEMA and their history and affinity with LiDAR data. From the article by David Maune… In 1994, Brigadier General Gerald E. Galloway chaired the Interagency Floodplain Management Review Committee following the devastating floods of 1993.