Home News GeoWrap: Autodesk launches Services Marketplace; First France-China satellite to study oceans and...

GeoWrap: Autodesk launches Services Marketplace; First France-China satellite to study oceans and more

IAFC partners with Intermedix and Esri to build NMAS

US: The International Association of Fire Chiefs, the international fire service leader, Intermedix, the global leader of health and safety solutions, and Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics, today announced the agreement to build the National Mutual Aid System or NMAS. The NMAS will be the next generation version of the IAFC’s Mutual Aid Net tool built in 2008. The NMAS will use Esri’s ArcGIS, a powerful location intelligence platform, and Intermedix’s WebEOC, a crisis information management…(Read more)

Autodesk launches Services Marketplace to enable clients to adapt to industry requirements

US: Exploring new opportunities to expand its business, Autodesk has come up with its Services Marketplace that can help clients train their team in architecture, engineering and construction industry. The service will enable Autodesk customers prepare their team to adapt to the industry requirements, which include customized training, hands-on implementation, workflow optimization assistance, or general IT services, and more. The service will play a key role in connecting Autodesk…(Read more)

First joint France-China satellite to study oceans

China: France and China’s space agencies recently unveiled their first joint satellite in Beijing, which will be used to improve forecasting of ocean storms and cyclones. The satellite, named CFOSAT (China-France Oceanography Satellite), is due to be launched next year by China and will primarily be used to study wind and ocean wave patterns. “In practical terms, it will be used to improve forecasts of strong storms, cyclones or waves for all coastal activities”, Daniele Hauser, a French scientist working…(Read more)

Pedernales Electric Cooperative goes live with Trimble’s Network Information System

US: Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC), the largest electric distribution cooperative in the US with more than 290,000 meters in central Texas, has gone live with Trimble’s Network Information System (NIS). PEC is using Trimble NIS as its core system of record for optimized staking and design processes to improve operational workflows. The implementation of Trimble NIS follows PEC’s recent deployment of Trimble’s Distribution Management System (DMS). PEC now benefits from the full power…(Read more)

4DMapper incorporates Global Mapper SDK enabling Cloud based Geospatial analytics

US: Blue Marble Geographics has announced that 4DMapper, a geospatial technology company based in Australia, has chosen Global Mapper Software Development Kit (SDK) as the engine behind its online data analytics services. The company’s innovative cloud-based approach to geospatial data creation and distribution reduces the need for their customers to maintain high-end processing hardware and software and it simplifies and streamlines access to the processed data…(Read more)


International Solar Alliance (ISA) and Global energy: The prospects and challenges before solar energy

India: The world we inhabit is in a precarious position and on the brink of an impending energy crisis, with depleting reserves of conventional energy resources and the escalating risks to eco-sphere. Renewable energy – a clean and environmentally friendly energy that neither endangers the environment nor humans – has to emerge as an alternative. Solar energy has tremendously progressed over the years, owing to the recent innovations. Solar has the potential to provide cheap energy…(Read more)

Server to Cloud: Don’t let security myths stop you from taking the favorable leap

At the core of every business lies team-work; staying connected and sharing data and resources are as essential as having coffee breaks in between a hectic day of work! No one can now afford to work in silos and sharing data through slow moving servers, which often give up under the pressure of large volumes of data exchanged, make living by deadlines a tedious task. Server technology has long been enabling businesses store, access and share data, however, with time work styles…(Read more)

Assessing the damage of California’s wildfires

Over the past week, we’ve watched in horror as wildfires tore across Northern California. With a deep data archive of satellite imagery and expertise in remote sensing, we also wondered what we could do to better understand the extent of the damage. Digging through news stories and coverage of the fires, it’s difficult to find information on the full extent of the burn scar. Additionally, there is little information on the types of land cover that have been most affected…(Read more)