GeoWrap: Azaeva invites applications for Summer of Maps; Esri publishes textbook on...

GeoWrap: Azaeva invites applications for Summer of Maps; Esri publishes textbook on how to use ArcGIS pro and more

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Azavea invites application for 2018 Summer of Maps

US: Summer of Maps, a paid summer fellowships for student GIS analysts, is being organized by Azavea, a social enterprise that applies the power of business to effect change. The 12-week program provides competitive fellowships to students and matches them with challenging spatial analysis projects with nonprofit organizations. The mission is to apply geospatial technology for positive civic, social, and environmental impact, as well as to advance the state-of-the-art through research… (Read More)

Esri publishes a textbook on how to use ArcGIS Pro

EsriUS: Esri has announced the release of GIS Tutorial 1 for ArcGIS Pro: A Platform Workbook, which teaches all the elements of creating and managing data; designing maps; performing spatial analysis; creating 3D scenes; and sharing projects using ArcGIS Pro, Esri’s premier professional desktop geographic information system (GIS) application.   Designed for use in a university classroom setting, this workbook includes step-by-step instructions, On Your Own exercises, and in-depth assignments… (Read More)

3D at Depth partners with iQ3Connect to deliver a LiDAR VR data platform

LiDARUS: 3D at Depth, a global provider of advanced subsea LiDAR systems and solutions, has partnered with iQ3Connect to deliver a new data visualization tool to help clients build, maintain, map and monitor subsea assets, environments, and resources. The partnership leverages the unique features of 3D at Depth’s subsea LiDAR data and the power of iQ3’s innovative augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) platform to transform the value of offshore survey data. “Powered by iQ3’s” cloud-based software… (Read More)

Global UAV’s survey division obtains night flight authorization from Transport Canada

US: Pioneer Aerial Surveys aka Pioneer Aerial, the survey division of Global UAV Technologies has received authorization from Transport Canada to conduct night UAV operations in every jurisdiction across Canada except Quebec, where the application is currently still being processed. The night operations are significant to Pioneer Aerial, as the geophysical survey services will not be affected by shorter daylight hours during the winter months in Canada. Pioneer Aerial is working throughout Canada… (Read More)

New Trimble Technology Lab at the NCHR expands training and research for rail design

UK: Trimble has announced that it has made a significant in-kind gift to the UK-based National College for High Speed Rail (NCHSR) to expand its training and research in railway design, construction, and maintenance. The Trimble gift enables the NCHSR to more fully integrate the technological tools across its curriculum that are rapidly transforming how construction, civil engineering, geospatial and buildings projects are designed and constructed, specifically in the railway industry… (Read More)

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Know the role of IoT sensors in public safety

 

In an exclusive interview with Geospatial World, Gopalakrishna Kuppuswamy, Vice President of Hitachi Consulting Software Services India Private Limited, explains the role of IoT sensors in public safety… (See Here)

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Lightning a major cause of wildfires, reveals NASA study

Over the past few weeks, as the horror of wildfires across Northern America disturbed all of us, we could not help thinking: why even with so much of satellite imagery and expertise in remote sensing available, we are not able to take more concrete steps towards understanding and minimizing the extent of damage. Researchers have been working in this direction and human activity has long been identified as a major cause of these fires. Taking things further, a recent study by NASA reveals lightning… (Read More)