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GISCafe Attends Esri Federal User Conference in Washington, D.C.
February 19th, 2016 by Susan Smith
This coming week, February 24-25, join more than 3,500 federal professionals to explore ground-breaking ways government uses geospatial technology to solve the world’s greatest challenges. GIS provides a platform like no other to integrate data, perform dynamic analysis, and then take action.
Allowing Flexibility and Accessibility for Geospatial Professionals
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 19, 2016—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today the addition of a new scalable GNSS receiver to its geospatial portfolio—the Trimble® R9s GNSS receiver. Geospatial professionals now have another option to consider when searching for a receiver with the flexibility to scale as needed. The receiver is built on a sleek, modular GNSS platform and users can add functionality according to their workflow demands.
“The modular portfolio is a key component of our GNSS solutions,” said Jonathan Davis, GNSS marketing director of Trimble’s Geospatial Division. “This exciting, new receiver provides customers with the flexibility of a modular system in order for them to benefit from our latest GNSS technologies. An important aspect of this receiver is scalability—it can be tailored to the exact needs of a customer’s workflow. This could include being deployed as an RTK base station to an RTK rover mounted on a rod, in a backpack or even on a vehicle.”
The Trimble R9s GNSS receiver provides access to multiple GNSS constellations, wide-band 450 MHz internal radio, Ethernet connectivity and is easily configurable via the front panel. The solution also offers scalability from an entry-level receiver for post-processing, to a full-featured triple-frequency GNSS base and rover. The R9s also supports corrections...
ST Electronics is now reseller for all satellite imagery and services from Airbus Defence and Space Intelligence’s portfolio in Singapore
Feb 19, 2016 -- Airbus Defence and Space has signed with Singapore Technologies Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) Pte Ltd (“ST Electronics”), as a channel partner for its satellite data and value-added products in Singapore.
“We are very enthusiastic about this new cooperation considering ST Electronics’ commercial strength on the Singapore market and its capacity to develop value-added services for the benefit of the end-users from this territory,” says Bernhard Brenner, Head of Intelligence Business cluster at Airbus Defence and Space, “With this agreement, ST Electronics is now part of our global geo-intelligence services Channel Partner Network, the largest in the world with over 160 resellers.”
With privileged access to a unique satellite fleet comprising the TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X radar satellites and the high and very-high optical satellite constellation SPOT and Pléiades, Airbus Defence and Space can offer daily coverage worldwide as well as weather-independent acquisitions, at a variety of resolutions. Based on this data, a substantial portfolio of geo-intelligence products and services as well as customized solutions is available to customers around the Globe.
“We are pleased to partner with Airbus Defence and Space to complement our TeLEOS-1 with their constellation of satellites, thus...
RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems (Austria) and Aeroscout (Switzerland) are excited to announce a strategic partnership between companies.
Horn, February 18, 2016 - RIEGL and Aeroscout have worked closely for many years. As a pioneer in the UAV LiDAR field, Aeroscout has integrated RIEGL scanners into many of their systems.
In 2016, RIEGL and Aeroscout strengthened their long-standing business relationship by entering into a strategic partnership, which both companies expect to benefit their technological exchange and input for future development of highly advanced UAV platforms with integrated LiDAR solutions. This partnership further strengthens both RIEGL and Aeroscout’s UAV LiDAR leadership role in the industry by reinforcing long-term cooperation between the two companies and expands the portfolio of products that RIEGL offers to meet UAV LiDAR mapping demands.
“The cooperation, now based upon RIEGL's shareholdership in Aeroscout, will further intensify the already existing bond between the two firms and benefit both our companies’ position in the international markets by offering an even broader array of highly advanced, survey-grade LiDAR sensors integrated in complementary UAV/UAS platforms: RIEGL's electrically powered multi-rotor RiCOPTER and Aeroscout's piston-engine powered helicopter-type Scout″, said Dr. Johannes Riegl, RIEGL CEO.
“We are very excited about this partnership with the worldwide known RIEGL company. This partnership motivates us to further concentrate on...
Wiener Netze / Vienna Networks: Start of Production with ArcFM UT in the Branch Electricity
Vienna, Munich, February 2016 - The Wiener Netze have started in January 2016 the production with the software ArcFM UT of AED-SICAD in the branch electricity. Thus the Wiener Netze now work on 40 multi-utility editor seats not only on electricity data but also on gas data. In the future also the branch district heating will be migrated towards ArcFM UT. Besides the as-built maps, also the extensive overview maps have been migrated to ArcFM UT. The overview maps are used among other things also for the switching operations in the electricity network. In the future, it will be updated nearly fully automatically using the software module ArcFM UT Generalization to incorporate network changes. The UT Integrator continues to play an important role for the integration of the technical asset information from the GIS with the financial and maintenance information of the SAP PM system. Here, the UT integrator is used within the front – but also within the backend. For the information dissemination the Wiener Netze rely within their company on WebOffice and on an ArcGIS mobile-based offline solution from AED-SICAD business partner SynerGIS.
About Wiener Netze
Wiener Netze GmbH is the largest distribution operator of Austria. The company is...
More than 900 professionals will gather in Denver next week for the biggest LiDAR event in North America
February 18, 2016 (Portland, Maine) – International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) kicks off Monday, February 22 at the Hyatt Regency Denver Colorado Convention Center. The conference and exhibition, which will take place February 22-24, will showcase the latest airborne, terrestrial, and underwater LiDAR as well as emerging remote-sensing and data collection tools and technologies.
Conference attendees will learn about the latest advances in technology and hear about industry changes and developments first-hand from industry experts. Chris Fisher, PhD, Archaeologist and Professor of Anthropology at Colorado State University and Dave Gallo, Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives, Center for Climate and Life, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University will deliver the keynote addresses. Dr. Fisher will deliver the keynote “ Pursuing Ancient Myths and Unveiling Lost Cultures with New Technologies,” where he will discuss his expedition to Mesoamerica, and his team’s discovery of ancient cultures using airborne LiDAR a key technology. Dr. Gallo will deliver the keynote “ Beyond Titanic: The Pursuit of Tactical Oceanography, ” in which he will discuss his expedition to create the first detailed and comprehensive map of the RMS Titanic using multi-sensor seafloor mapping....
REDLANDS, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 18, 2016 — The release of ArcGIS 10.4 marks improvements in data visualization, spatial analysis, and stronger support for on-premises implementations.
"This release of ArcGIS is pushing mapping and analytics in new, exciting directions," says Jack Dangermond, Esri founder and president. "It will help people build smarter cities, improve business insights, and engage citizens and customers alike."
Esri notes the following advancements in ArcGIS 10.4:
Vector tile maps you can create and share: Vector tiles download quickly to optimize display performance on any device. They add striking clarity and quality to maps, especially on high-resolution displays, and are easy to style and update.
3D local scenes: Take a slice of a specific geography—one that combines elevation, imagery, and 3D symbology for buildings, trees, and more. Interactive local views are ideal for small areas, such as a college campus, and for scientific visualizations.
ArcGIS Earth: Visualize 2D and 3D data on a globe with this new, evolving app. ArcGIS Earth is fully integrated with ArcGIS—on-premises and in the cloud—for securely accessing, sharing, and publishing enterprise maps and data.
Self-service analysis tools: With just a few clicks, perform sophisticated analytical functions for summarizing data, finding locations, analyzing patterns...