Novara GeoSolutions a leader in geospatial software and services for pipeline assets, recently announced the launch of a new product that is intuitive and easy to use. Users in the geospatial industry that need the ability to locate specific events and locations based on stationing values can use the StationNav widget, a plug-in for Esri’s Web AppBuilder, to make the process simple and fast.
The ArcGIS Book: 10 Big Ideas about Applying Geography to Your World
ArcGIS Book – ArcGIS, a popular geospatial software from Esri is an integrated set of mapping and GIS analysis tools available on desktop, server, mobile, and online. The latest book from the Esri Press series is a comprehensive hands on guide dedicated to the popular ArcGIS software. It is a detailed compilation containing new ideas, detailed instructions, large colorful graphics, photos and plenty of diagrams.
There are two versions of the book available, a hard copy paper version and a digital PDF version that offers interaction with an accompanying website.
The book was written for a diverse range of readers, including young GIS professionals just starting out, right up to more experienced technologists, as well as programmers, web designers, and anyone who can appreciate how maps play a major role in our society.
The digital copy is compatible with tablets, desktops, laptops, and smart phones. There are several samples and various step b step lessons that allow the reader to tryout all of tools discussed (via ArcGIS Online), while learning about 10 key ideas about digital mapping, data analysis, and problem solving with GIS.
Download the free PDF digital version, a new book that helps make it easy for anyone to engage GIS, click here go to the ArcGIS Book website to engage with different lessons and interactive activities, or click here to order a traditional paper copy.
The GPS Group Focuses on Image Processing Services & Consulting to The UAS Industry
TORONTO, Ontario (August 30th, 2015) – A group of geospatial veterans have identified the need to address the global commercial UAS/drone mapping market and have formed The GPS Group to meet the needs of this rapidly expanding segment within the geospatial and mapping industry.
The GPS Group takes a unique approach to delivering custom image processing services. Many companies are supplying products derived from “black box” solutions that don’t permit operator intervention or incremental editing of the results, The GPS Group goes a step beyond and provides fully customized products and solutions using commercial-grade photogrammetry software products.
“Drones offer a timely, high resolution alternative to conventional imaging platforms and have the ability to get very high quality geospatial information in front of decision makers quickly and affordably,” said Mike Agnes, managing partner of The GPS Group “However, what must also be considered as part of a successful UAS implementation are the techniques and tools used to create those products”
Although they are a new company, its founding partners have well-established track records in the industry. Each member of the team brings complementary and extensive geospatial experience to their clients projects, including commercial UAS operations, remote sensing + GIS, consulting, and geospatial software solutions.
In addition, the company provides coaching and managed services to meet the unique needs of its target market. “UAS professionals and those thinking about embracing this technology, with all of its nuances and special needs, require the same level of sophistication, if not more, than the rest of the commercial mapping industry; we strive to provide these services from a single trusted source,” adds John Dobson, partner and technical operations manager“ By providing option of managed services, this gives our clients the ability to leverage our expertise and experience at a fraction of the cost of implementing them alone.”
The GPS Group brings a deep understanding of the photogrammetric process and are excited to apply their knowledge to the UAS community. In fact, the partners view their service capabilities and market knowledge as having significant value to anyone seeking to establish a UAS solution within their organizations.
Being a good corporate citizen is also important to the company. Hence, they plan to devote a percentage of its available resources to supporting non-profit groups who are seeking to incorporate UAS for the betterment of their organization’s goals.
About The GPS Group:
Every day, The GPS Group helps companies who are seeking to add insight and clarity to the geospatial products they develop for themselves and their clients. The GPS Group specializes in custom image processing services for UAV / drone operators who are looking for a higher standard of accuracy for their terrain and orthoimagery products.
Learn more at www.gpsgroup.ca or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Mike Agnes, Partner
Mount Royal University Unveils New-Age Geospatial Software
Calgary-based experts are charting a bold new course in geographic education by introducing geospatial software designed for the next generations of tech-savvy learners.
During an event at Mount Royal University on Thursday, TECTERRA was honoured to partake in the unveiling of a new-age mapping tool known as WorldView Studio™. This software package, developed with support from TECTERRA, creates 3D maps combining multiple data streams (such as traffic flows, wildlife migration patterns and watersheds) on one digital platform to see how they interact with each other.
The WorldView software is fuelled by geospatial data provided by Canadian Geographic, and was adapted for classroom-based settings based on extensive research from Mount Royal Associate Professor Dr. Lynn Moorman.
“This is an easy-to-use tool that empowers students to better understand the world around them,” said Dr. Moorman, who teaches Earth Science at Mount Royal. “We know that geographic education is at a crossroads right now and it’s vital for educators to find new approaches to teaching geography in Canadian classrooms.”
TECTERRA contributed to this project through its Alberta Applied Research Funding Program.
“We believe that this project offers a great deal of societal value by building interest and curiosity about science and technology in school-aged children,” said Dr. Mohamed Abousalem, Chief Executive Officer at TECTERRA. “These children will be the future contributors to the Canadian economy, and science and technology represent a key factor in the future growth of our economy.”
WorldView Studio™ is a classroom version of The PIXYS Innovation’s WorldView™ digital Earth software.
“Canadians have always been leaders in the field of geographic information sciences and mapping,” said PYXIS Chief Executive Officer, Perry Peterson. “We are defined by our geography. So it’s not surprising that a breakthrough in technology — we call Digital Earth — will allow children of a very young age to search and explore their world,”
Dr. Moorman’s efforts to make geography accessible to our video game savvy kids is important, said Gilles Gagnier, Chief Operating Officer and Publisher of Canadian Geographic Enterprises. “We look forward to the day when we can deliver Professor Moorman’s GeoLiteracy Project to our 14,000 teacher members across Canada. Our students will only benefit from her trailblazing efforts.” View children interacting with WorldView™
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