GeoIgnite: Leadership in Times of Disruption

Join us virtually this year for Canada’s National Geospatial Leadership: GeoIgnite conference on July 22nd to 24th, 2020!
GeoIgnite is a unique opportunity for geospatial community in Canada and abroad to learn, share and engage with one another at our virtual conference.

National Airborne LiDAR Data Acquisition Guideline

The Federal Government of Canada published the “Federal Airborne LiDAR Data Acquisition Guideline” in support of LiDAR data acquisitions. The document is meant to be a resource for the acquisition of base elevation data derived from airborne data and provide guidance to the LiDAR community in support of developing highly accurate national elevation products.

Note: This document has been updated to version 2.0 – find out how to download a copy …

LANDVIEWER – A Web Tool for Remote Sensing Analysis of Satellite Imagery

Earth Observing System rolled out numerous updates of their flagship web service LandViewer that allows users to browse, do all the GIS-related manipulations and store big data in one place.

HERE launches HERE XYZ

HERE XYZ, mapmaking and geospatial data management made easy for developers and non-coders alike with new tools to build location-aware applications …

LiDAR Extracted Building Footprints Open Data

Natural Resources Canada recently added a new data layer to the Federal Government Open Data portal to help with emergency management (particularly for flood and earthquake risk analysis).

Canadian Geodetic Survey releases new version of NAD83

The Canadian Geodetic Survey (CGS), a branch of NRCan recently announced they are releasing a new version of NAD83(CSRS)

The Beauty of Earth from Space

New Book Highlights Geography from Space through Remote Sensing Techniques (digital version available via free download)

The most realistic 3D vehicle representation on Google Earth

Civil engineering is about making the world a better place and here at Plexscape we are committed to help engineers by always giving them the most accurate real-world view of their project sites

From Geomatics to the fast approaching Autonomous World

Last week I was fortunate enough to attend the biggest technology show in the world, known by most techies as CES (Consumer Electronics Show). HERE, an international company based out of Germany known for data and location related services, included me in a group of professionals that they invited to experience their vision of an Autonomous Future and the products and services that they believe will help make it possible.

Using state of the art displays, over sized high-resolution screens and custom animation, they wowed visitors from the moment they stepped inside. Some of the highlights that I was able to take back from my time spent with the various staff of HERE are included here …

Location Technology will make an Autonomous Future a Reality

I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, better known by most as CES thanks to HERE, who included me in a small group of professionals that they invited to Las Vegas to see how Location Technology is leading the way to an Autonomous Future. The main focus of the exhibit was show casing HERE’s vision on the Autonomous Innovative Future built on location technology, including smart cities, autonomous vehicles, smart fleet tracking, advances in mobility, drones, and high speed transportation.