Esri's Dr. Dawn Wright to Speak at the College of William & Mary Celebration 100 Years of Women
Esri Chief Scientist Will Discuss the Book Women and GIS: Mapping Their Stories
REDLANDS, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 13, 2019 — Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced that Dr. Dawn Wright, the company's chief scientist, will speak at the College of William & Mary on February 14, 2019. Her talk will be part of the school's 100 Years of Women celebration and the United Nations' International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Part of her talk will announce the new book from Esri, Women and GIS: Mapping Their Stories.
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Dawn Wright will speak at William & Mary's 100 Years of Women Celebration (Photo: Business Wire)
The College of William & Mary began the yearlong 100 Years of Women celebration in August 2018. It commemorates the college's autumn 1918 semester, when the Virginia institute accepted its first female students and became the first public coeducational university in the state. Wright will present "Discovery, Technology, Hope," a journey through past explorations of the planet, especially its...
EnerTech’s Vision and Support Recognized as ‘Fundamental’ to Outcome
PHILADELPHIA & TORONTO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 12, 2019 — EnerTech Capital (“EnerTech”) today announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which Dynamic Map Platform Co., Ltd. (“DMP”) has agreed to acquire Ushr, Inc. (“Ushr”). Upon closing, the deal will establish a single, enhanced platform for accelerated development and delivery of high-definition (HD) mapping solutions for autonomous vehicles and advanced driver-assistance systems. DMP and Ushr provide high quality HD maps in Japan and North America, respectively. EnerTech, a venture capital firm that invests in energy innovation and technology, is Ushr’s largest financial investor.
“EnerTech’s strategic vision and leadership were fundamental to the founding of Ushr and in reaching this agreement,” said Bruce Gordon, CEO of Ushr. “Their expertise, network, and resources, not to mention their willingness to roll up their sleeves and work as a partner with management and stakeholders have been invaluable.”
Ushr was created in 2017 as a spin out of the automotive mapping business unit of a separate EnerTech portfolio company, GeoDigital, a Canadian company specializing in geospatial mapping services and software. Ushr’s market leading HD map technology was integrated into General Motors’ Super CruiseTM, the industry’s first true hands-free advanced driver assistance system for the highway, and first-to-market...
New for 2019 – GeoDATA Forum co-locates at GEO Business 2019 - A leading event for data specialists focused on location intelligence
12th February 2019 -- GeoDATA Forum is a new event for data specialists focused on location intelligence and is co-locating with the long established GEO Business event taking place 21 – 22 May 2019. This sector has previously been served by a series of showcase events that were organised by Geoaware, part of The GeoInformation Group. With the recent acquisition of The GeoInformation Group by Verisk, discussions started regarding the benefit of holding a data focused event alongside GEO Business which has now resulted in the launch of a new event but with the full support of Verisk who will become an official sponsor.
Verisk’s UK Managing Director, Seppe Cassettari sees this as a positive step: “Since its inception in 1999, our Showcases have drawn together over 15,000 delegates who each share one common goal: to have access to an effective learning platform and gain more knowledge and share ideas about spatial data, technology and services. We are delighted to say that Diversified Communications share our vision and we are thrilled that they have agreed to take over the role of organising an event to meet the needs of this industry. We...
The International LiDAR Mapping Forum wrapped up Wednesday, January 30th in Denver, CO having attracted 104 exhibitors and 1,682 geospatial professionals from all 50 U.S. states and 33 countries.
PORTLAND, Maine, Feb. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The 2019 edition of the International LiDAR Mapping Forum wrapped up Wednesday, January 30th in Denver, CO having attracted 1,682 professionals from all 50 U.S. states and 33 countries. Attendees represented a wide range of industries including surveying and mapping, utilities, civil infrastructure, construction, mining and aggregates, and precision agriculture. Of those in attendance, 53% were attending the event for the first time. ILMF ran from January 28-30 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center.
The International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) 2019 took place as part of the inaugural edition of Geo Week along with the MAPPS Winter Conference and the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Annual Conference. Last year, ILMF and the ASPRS Annual Conference took place together for the first time while the MAPPS Winter Conference took place separately. The co-located events maintained their unique technical programs but shared a single combined exhibit hall. By uniting all three events for the first time, geospatial professionals gained access to more geospatial solutions, technical education, and networking opportunities than ever...
Airbus and Hisdesat successfully processed the first TerraSAR-X / PAZ Radar Interferogram. 12, Februay 2019
Friedrichshafen, Madrid, 12 February 2019 – Airbus Defence and Space and Hisdesat Servicios Estratégicos, S.A. have generated the first joint TerraSAR-X / PAZ Radar Interferogram. This milestone demonstrates the missions’ capacity for cross-sensor interferometry, whose processing is among the most challenging.
Flattened TerraSAR-X/PAZ cross-interferogram (geocoded) over Burgan Oilfield, Kuwait
Interferograms are typically used to derive the topographic elevation and deformation of the Earth’s surface, and are created using at least two different images acquired at different date. This flattened Cross-Sensor-Interferogram has been created from a mixed image pair with 4 days temporal separation acquired by TerraSAR-X and PAZ (StripMap scenes from 22 and 26 November 2018). The area covers the oil and gas production site Burgan (Kuwait) and parts of the Persian Gulf. The oil field is the world largest sandstone oil field with the total surface area of about 1,000 km².
As PAZ is positioned in the same orbit as TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X and features exactly identical ground swaths and acquisition modes, they all three form a high-resolution SAR satellite constellation, jointly exploited by Hisdesat and Airbus. With the launch of PAZ, the observation repeat cycle has been divided by half, which improves the monitoring of fast...
Trimble Launches Division Dedicated to Advancing Commercial Map-Centric Technology
"Map intelligence for positioning and movement of vehicles, workforces and assets has been fundamental in Trimble's solutions in agriculture, construction, forestry and other markets throughout the company's 40 year history. For that reason, it was a logical direction to create a division dedicated to driving the next generation of commercial map-centric technologies," said Bryn Fosburgh, Trimble senior vice president. "Traditional consumer mapping applications and solutions aren't designed for the operational and safety requirements of commercial use. With Trimble MAPS, we're committed to transforming the future of maps for work."
Trimble MAPS is formed by bringing together Trimble's former ALK Technologies and TMW Appian Final Mile businesses. The combination integrates ALK's industry standard mileage, mapping, routing and navigation with Appian's fleet routing, scheduling and optimization solutions. The result is a comprehensive platform designed to serve the entire commercial vehicle routing workflow from network modeling and strategic route planning to trip management and execution to real-time visibility and post-trip analysis....
DLT Named Master Government Aggregator by 3D Design, Engineering, and Entertainment Software Leader Autodesk
DLT to manage entire public sector business channel for Autodesk.HERNDON, Va., Feb. 12, 2019 — (PRNewswire) — DLT Solutions, the premier government solutions aggregator, announced today its new position as Autodesk's Master Government Aggregator. DLT will manage all Autodesk government business transacted through the Value-Added Reseller (VAR) and the Direct Market Reseller (DMR) partners in the United States.
"As Autodesk's Master Government Aggregator, DLT is delivering on its mission of accelerating public sector growth for technology companies," said DLT President, Brian Strosser. "By leveraging our robust public sector infrastructure and core value services, DLT will increase revenue growth for Autodesk and optimize the public sector channel. DLT will equip government agencies with the Autodesk design and engineering tools they need to address critical challenges, including aging infrastructure and the increasing demands on public services."
For more than 25 years, DLT has been providing government agencies with Autodesk solutions that help users imagine, design, and make a better world. From 3D building design to energy audits and advanced manufacturing, Autodesk software provides the capabilities government agencies need to accomplish their missions.
"When Autodesk decided to shift to a channel aggregation model for our U.S. government business,...
70% of Map Business Online Users Create Customer Visualizations for Sales Planning
In 2018 Map Business Online continued an unprecedented rate of growth for the eighth year in a row. Also, in 2018 the Map Business Online feature set was expanded to include access to business listings for market analysis and lead generation; a natural enhancement to customer visualizations.
Customer Visualizations and Market Potential
Customer visualizations in a business mapping tool are typically derived from imported address-based or latitude/longitude-based locations. These customer location spreadsheets are imported onto a business map and represented by points or symbols. Customer visualizations describe where business activity is occurring and may include textual labels and are often set against a backdrop of demographic data depicted as color-shaded ZIP code or county map layers.
Customer visualizations provide business map users with new perspectives on their current business activity, suggesting more efficient operations; future sales potential by area; and...