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Podcast: Episode 64

We skip youtube for this episode and get back to basics with some financially based Spatial News.  Plus we try and see what others can’t and review Esri’s TV commercial and consider what it means for the industry.  Plus we have a hard fort game of Export to Shapefile. Listen below: http://cast.rocks/hosting/6022/Geodorable-Episode-64.mp3 See What Others Can’t Spatial News GIS Day Pitney Bowes Announces Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results Maxar Technologies Reports Third Quarter 2019 Results Investors – DraganFly Inc. OrbitGT Acquired by Bentley Systems – GISCafe Voice Indoor Positioning...

SCP E141 Where to next for Smart Cities and Communities? (Part 5)

I’m back with another bonus episode of the podcast that brings together multiple guests answers to the question “Where to next with Smart Cities and Communities?” And this time I’m sharing with you the answers from a number of our guests from earlier this year. Listen here: Guests featured in this episode: E108 Abel Immaraj E95 Natalie Malligan E119 Aileen Gemma Smith E92 Chris Cooper E112 Flora Salim E98 Jacob Baskin E86 Joaquim Alvarez There are a few main themes that come up over...

SoundCloud: Episode 34: A maritime achievement 150 years in the making | Geointeresting

It’s not often that you get to celebrate a sesquicentennial, but that’s just what the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency did this fall at its Springfield, Virginia, campus. For 150 years, the Notice to Mariners has kept navigators and shipmasters informed with the most current navigational information. The average observer would be forgiven for not knowing the notice even exists. Vessels navigating safely rarely make headlines. Notice to Mariners have neither dramatic moments nor hair-raising adventures....

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Airbus checking ocean satellite Sentinel-6A’s operational fitness | Geospatial World

SpaceGermany: Airbus space engineers are currently testing the Copernicus Sentinel-6A satellite at the Space Test Centre of Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft mbH (IABG) in Ottobrunn – near Munich – to prove its...

NGA releases SFD Automation Dream RFI | Intelligence Community News

On November 14, the National Geospatial-Intelligence agency posted a Request for Information for SFD Automation Dream RFI—Auto Feature Extraction and Attribute Population. Responses are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on December 13. The National...

Texas A&M University to establish Trimble Technology Lab for Geosciences | Geospatial World

US: Texas A&M University has received a gift from Trimble to establish a state-of-the-art Trimble Technology Lab in the College of Geosciences. The Lab will provide an integrated field...

CalGIS 2020 Registration Opens | GISUser.com

November 14, 2019 (Des Plaines, IL)  The California URISA Chapters and the California Geographic Information Association (CGIA) are pleased to announce that registration is open for CalGIS 2020, taking place February...

NIAS launches trade and investment platform for commercialization of autonomous systems | Geospatial World

US: Following an immensely successful week at the Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas 28-30 October 2019, the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) and FAA-designated Nevada UAS Test Site announced...

Weekly xyHt News Links: 11/08/2019

CHC Navigation Introduces New GNSS RTK Tablet LiAir V – light-weighted airborne LiDAR system of GreenValley International USGIF to Host 2019 GEOINT Community Week Events CHC Navigation Introduces New GNSS RTK Table Nearmap...

AGRICULTURE

Enterprise Partnerships with Trimble and Microsoft Drive senseFly Strategy Forward | Earth Imaging Journal

CHESEAUX-SUR-LAUSANNE, Switzerland – senseFly, the global leader in fixed-wing drones, has announced new strategic partnerships. The organisations include Trimble and Microsoft and demonstrate the...

Enterprise partnerships with Trimble and Microsoft drive senseFly strategy forward | Geospatial World

US: senseFly, the global leader in fixed-wing drones, has announced new strategic partnerships. The organizations include Trimble and Microsoft and demonstrate the capability and...

2019 USGIF Scholarship Awards

In 2019, USGIF awarded $130,000 in scholarships to 25 individuals studying geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) and related topics. This is the largest annual amount USGIF...

What is GIS Day and why it matters? | Geospatial World

Today, November 13, 2019, is a red-letter day for the entire geospatial fraternity. GIS Day is an opportunity for all GIS enthusiasts, hobbyists, professionals,...

GOVERNMENT

NGA releases SFD Automation Dream RFI | Intelligence Community News

On November 14, the National Geospatial-Intelligence agency posted a Request for Information for SFD Automation Dream RFI—Auto Feature Extraction and Attribute Population. Responses are due by...

Time-dependent datum problems | Cameron Shorter

Technical shortcuts taken in mapping systems, which ignore tectonic plate movements, are causing meter level map misalignments, most notably in web-mapping. It is caused...

AGS awards seven Ethical GEO Fellowships | GIS & You

The American Geographical Society has announced the award of the first seven Ethical GEO Fellowships. I was honored to be selected as one of...

How the face of LiDAR surveying will change with technological innovations | Geospatial World

Image Courtesy: RIEGELFor more than five decades, LiDAR is being used in land surveying. Earlier surveying used to be conducted mostly using airborne LiDARs...

CONSTRUCTION

R10 → R10-2 → R12: Explained

The announcement of a new flagship rover for Trimble was met with positive chatter, but with a lot of questions as well. So, xyHt...

Esri Joins Autodesk University 2019 Conference | Earth Imaging Journal

REDLANDS, Calif.— Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, will take part in this year's Autodesk University Las Vegas conference, which will be held...

How the face of LiDAR surveying will change with technological innovations | Geospatial World

Image Courtesy: RIEGELFor more than five decades, LiDAR is being used in land surveying. Earlier surveying used to be conducted mostly using airborne LiDARs...

DJI demonstrates direct drone-to-phone remote identification | Geospatial World

China: DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, has demonstrated a direct drone-to-phone, Wi-Fi-based solution to remotely identify airborne drones,...

UTILITIES

What’s New? MAPublisher 10.5

MAPublisher 10.5 was released today and it has lots of new and improved features to make it even easier to make beautiful maps in...

Excavation damage remains a leading cause of serious pipeline accidents | Between the Poles

Pipeline incidents (gas distribution, gas transmission, gas gathering and hazardous liquid) resulting from excavation damage 2005-2019 Gas and hazardous pipeline operators are required to report...

2019 USGIF Scholarship Awards

In 2019, USGIF awarded $130,000 in scholarships to 25 individuals studying geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) and related topics. This is the largest annual amount USGIF...

What is GIS Day and why it matters? | Geospatial World

Today, November 13, 2019, is a red-letter day for the entire geospatial fraternity. GIS Day is an opportunity for all GIS enthusiasts, hobbyists, professionals,...

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SURVEY

Forecasting fire using satellite imagery, GIS and Machine Learning | Geospatial World

Predicting and forecasting fire, its occurrence and intensity both is crucial not only for safety considerations and preserving loss of property but also in...

Airbus checking ocean satellite Sentinel-6A’s operational fitness | Geospatial World

SpaceGermany: Airbus space engineers are currently testing the Copernicus Sentinel-6A satellite at the Space Test Centre of Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft mbH (IABG) in Ottobrunn – near...

ISISpace selects Simera Sense to provide optical payload | Geospatial World

South Africa: Dutch CubeSat systems integrator ISIS – Innovative Solutions in Space (“ISISpace”) selected Simera Sense to provide them with a multispectral optical payload...

Texas A&M University to establish Trimble Technology Lab for Geosciences | Geospatial World

US: Texas A&M University has received a gift from Trimble to establish a state-of-the-art Trimble Technology Lab in the College of Geosciences. The Lab...

DRONES & UAVs

Ouster introduces new low-cost LiDAR sensor | Geospatial World

US: Ouster, Inc., a leading provider of high-resolution lidar sensors for autonomous vehicles, robotics, security, and mapping, is introducing the OS1-32, the world’s most...

NIAS launches trade and investment platform for commercialization of autonomous systems | Geospatial World

US: Following an immensely successful week at the Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas 28-30 October 2019, the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) and...

How the face of LiDAR surveying will change with technological innovations | Geospatial World

Image Courtesy: RIEGELFor more than five decades, LiDAR is being used in land surveying. Earlier surveying used to be conducted mostly using airborne LiDARs...

DJI demonstrates direct drone-to-phone remote identification | Geospatial World

China: DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, has demonstrated a direct drone-to-phone, Wi-Fi-based solution to remotely identify airborne drones,...

3D & LiDAR

NV5 SIGNS AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE NATION’S LARGEST FULL-SERVICE GEOSPATIAL PROVIDER | LiDAR News

Announces Full Year 2019 Guidance and Preliminary 2020 Guidance HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Nov. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NV5 Global, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVEE) (“NV5” or the “Company”), a provider...

Texas A&M University to establish Trimble Technology Lab for Geosciences | Geospatial World

US: Texas A&M University has received a gift from Trimble to establish a state-of-the-art Trimble Technology Lab in the College of Geosciences. The Lab...

UvA and TomTom to open new research lab for autonomous driving | Geospatial World

The Netherlands: Location technology specialist, TomTom (TOM2), and the University of Amsterdam (UvA), have announced the launch of a new public-private research lab. Atlas Lab will...

Ouster introduces new low-cost LiDAR sensor | Geospatial World

US: Ouster, Inc., a leading provider of high-resolution lidar sensors for autonomous vehicles, robotics, security, and mapping, is introducing the OS1-32, the world’s most...

GNSS & LOCATION SERVICES

Ouster introduces new low-cost LiDAR sensor | Geospatial World

US: Ouster, Inc., a leading provider of high-resolution lidar sensors for autonomous vehicles, robotics, security, and mapping, is introducing the OS1-32, the world’s most...

NIAS launches trade and investment platform for commercialization of autonomous systems | Geospatial World

US: Following an immensely successful week at the Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas 28-30 October 2019, the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) and...

How the face of LiDAR surveying will change with technological innovations | Geospatial World

Image Courtesy: RIEGELFor more than five decades, LiDAR is being used in land surveying. Earlier surveying used to be conducted mostly using airborne LiDARs...

DJI demonstrates direct drone-to-phone remote identification | Geospatial World

China: DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, has demonstrated a direct drone-to-phone, Wi-Fi-based solution to remotely identify airborne drones,...

GIS & CARTOGRAPHY

Forecasting fire using satellite imagery, GIS and Machine Learning | Geospatial World

Predicting and forecasting fire, its occurrence and intensity both is crucial not only for safety considerations and preserving loss of property but also in...

Airbus checking ocean satellite Sentinel-6A’s operational fitness | Geospatial World

SpaceGermany: Airbus space engineers are currently testing the Copernicus Sentinel-6A satellite at the Space Test Centre of Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft mbH (IABG) in Ottobrunn – near...

What Is PostGIS Day?

For the last 20 years, we have celebrated GIS day along with Esri. It is a great opportunity to get people who haven’t used...

Texas A&M University to establish Trimble Technology Lab for Geosciences | Geospatial World

US: Texas A&M University has received a gift from Trimble to establish a state-of-the-art Trimble Technology Lab in the College of Geosciences. The Lab...

REMOTE SENSING & PHOTOGRAMMETRY

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YouTube Video: Karnataka State Remote Sensing Application Centre Job Vacancy Nov 2019 | Career TV India

KSRSAC The Karnataka State Remote Sensing Applications Centre (KSRSAC) was established in the year 1986 and designated as the Nodal Agency for implementation of Remote...

Help map a better future with Pix4D’s Climate Contest | Earth Imaging Journal

Lausanne, Switzerland: Photogrammetry software company Pix4D has launched its first ever Climate Contest. People from around the world are invited to submit a project...

2019 USGIF Scholarship Awards

In 2019, USGIF awarded $130,000 in scholarships to 25 individuals studying geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) and related topics. This is the largest annual amount USGIF...

Managing LiDAR data using Cloud | Geospatial World

Image Courtesy: Dataset SolutionsLiDAR is a technology with diverse applications, which is being widely used in a number of projects and has a very...

ANALYSIS & GEOCODING

Forecasting fire using satellite imagery, GIS and Machine Learning | Geospatial World

Predicting and forecasting fire, its occurrence and intensity both is crucial not only for safety considerations and preserving loss of property but also in...

Texas A&M University to establish Trimble Technology Lab for Geosciences | Geospatial World

US: Texas A&M University has received a gift from Trimble to establish a state-of-the-art Trimble Technology Lab in the College of Geosciences. The Lab...

Apply for the GIS Cloud’s GIS Day Contest 2019 | Geoawesomeness

Every year, thousands of Geogeeks worldwide celebrate International GIS Day. Guys at GIS Cloud are also joining the celebration by launching another GIS Day...

California startup develops WiFi location positioning for myriad sectors | Geospatial World

Locix LPS is a full-stack solution for real-time location determination of WiFi-enabled devices such as asset trackers, mobile phones, IoT sensors Locix, founded in 2014...

AUGMENTED & VIRTUAL REALITY

Fighting on New Frontiers

ONE WORLD TERRAIN Redefining military readiness through virtual simulation training for urban engagements Cities are living, breathing things. Like organisms, they’re constantly changing. In the 19th...

GO Tracks Construction Of World’s Largest MEG Petrochemical Plant | Orbital Insight

For those of you who missed our previous blog post, Orbital Insight GO Tracks America’s Fuel and Petrochemical Supply Chain, we outlined how anyone...

Sturfee Rolls out World’s First AR Cloud Technology for Cities that Uses Satellite Imagery to Create Magical City Experiences | Earth Imaging Journal

Sturfee’s disruptive approach makes your smartphone cameras recognize streets using AI and Satellgery; major Japanese telco KDDI is already incorporating the production-ready tech for...

South Korean VR Firm Moiin Group receives patent for digital identity | Geospatial World

South Korea: Moiin Group has announced that it has been awarded a patent for the protection of VR identities. This patent permits them to grant...

DATA & SOFTWARE NEWS

FREE & OPEN SOURCE

What Is PostGIS Day?

For the last 20 years, we have celebrated GIS day along with Esri. It is a great opportunity to get people who haven’t used...

TheGoodDocsProject Fixit workshop | Cameron Shorter

Are you coming to the Write the Docs Conference in Sydney, Australia, 14 and 15 November? If so, I hope you will feel inspired to join...

Workshop on Automatic Vectorisation of Historical Maps | International Cartographic Association

The Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital in partnership with the Department of Cartography and Geoinformatics, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University invites researchers and scholars to discuss...

GIS Day 2019: A message from educators to future GIS practitioners | Geoawesomeness

Thousands of geo-geeks around the globe celebrate GIS Day on the third Wednesday of November every year. It is an opportunity for schools, universities,...

ESRI

Time-dependent datum problems | Cameron Shorter

Technical shortcuts taken in mapping systems, which ignore tectonic plate movements, are causing meter level map misalignments, most notably in web-mapping. It is caused...

A Look at the Ohio River: Past, Present, and Future | Blue Raster

Image is courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. The satellite image captured March 2018 flooding at...

Nearmap and Cityworks partnership unites high-res aerial images | GeoInformatics

The high-resolution aerial imagery of Nearmap can now be used with the best-in-class asset management tools of Cityworks. The two companies are announcing their partnership...

Vectorworks brings ultimate GIS workflow to AEC and landscape professionals | Geospatial World

US: GIS helps designers make better decisions. This is why Vectorworks, Inc., a global design and BIM software provider and its partner Esri, the global leader...

VECTOR & RASTER DATA

Time-dependent datum problems | Cameron Shorter

Technical shortcuts taken in mapping systems, which ignore tectonic plate movements, are causing meter level map misalignments, most notably in web-mapping. It is caused...

A Look at the Ohio River: Past, Present, and Future | Blue Raster

Image is courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. The satellite image captured March 2018 flooding at...

Online GeoJSON Editors | Maps Mania

I use geojson.io nearly everyday to create and edit GeoJSON data. I find it particularly useful for tidying up and minimizing third-party data which...

GRASS GIS 7.8.1 released with PROJ 6 and GDAL 3 support | OSGeo

What’s new in a nutshell As a follow-up to the recent GRASS GIS 7.8.0 release we have pusblished the new stable release GRASS GIS 7.8.1....

QGIS

What Is PostGIS Day?

For the last 20 years, we have celebrated GIS day along with Esri. It is a great opportunity to get people who haven’t used...
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YouTube Video: 1 How to Generate Longitidunal Sections using Profile Tool in QGIS | DMoC 2019

Link to Box Hill Contours: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AptEbvuoh7m0gaESF8YKJXECQQ1NMg?e=pZbRjz Programs Used: QGIS: https://qgis.org/en/site/ Uploaded by Vincent for Dynamic Modelling of Cities (ARC80001) source

GRASS GIS 7.8.1 released with PROJ 6 and GDAL 3 support | OSGeo

What’s new in a nutshell As a follow-up to the recent GRASS GIS 7.8.0 release we have pusblished the new stable release GRASS GIS 7.8.1....