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World Geospatial Industry Council – WGIC Launched at UNGGIM

In a landmark development, geospatial industry leaders from across the world came together to announce the formation of the World Geospatial Industry Council – WGIC. The announcement was made on August 1, 2018 at the 8th session of the UN-GGIM … Continue reading

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Esri 2018 User Conference Opens with Exciting Plenary and Keynotes

“The Science of Where” has been the Esri tagline for some time now. It says it all in terms of the Esri approach to GIS and mapping vs. let’s say, Google who still does a lot of GIS science, but … Continue reading

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Drone’s and Autonomous Vehicles

I am finding it a challenge to keep up with the interesting autonomous news items this week, so rather than hitting “delete” I thought I would try something a little different – a quick synopsis so you can decide what … Continue reading

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Lidar Data Processing

This practical, one hour video (produced by Esri) provides an excellent overview of how to make use of lidar data to solve geospatial problems such as creating intensity images, developing DEMs and DSMs and estimating tree height and density. Click … Continue reading

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2016 Esri Imaging and Mapping Forum

Esri opens the User Conference with the 2016 Imaging and Mapping Forum today in San Diego, CA. From the website – “Multidimensional GIS (that’s a new term) and mapping technology has a unique ability to communicate—in 3D and n-dimensional space—natural … Continue reading

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Lidar and GIS

Esri has recently published a book entitled, Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS and Lidar. The scenarios in this reference feature lidar as the primary data source and lidar-related analysis as the primary skill focus. Lidar is a powerful, and increasingly … Continue reading

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Illegal Tree Removal

The District of Columbia is using airborne lidar data to automatically identify trees that have been illegally removed by landowners. Trees are needed to process carbon gases which can improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gases. Collecting LIDAR data annually … Continue reading

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Day 2 at Riegl Lidar 2015

Dr. Riegl will provide a welcome keynote and he promises some exciting product announcements – stay tuned. Continue reading

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Esri’s zLAS I/O Library Now Available

Third party developers can use this to add support for zLAS to their applications. Continue reading

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Preserving Mount Vernon in 3D

The goal is to create a HBIM – a “Historic” BIM to house the as-built 3D data as well as the incredible amount of historic information Continue reading

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