Mobile App Puts Power of Place in People’s Hands

By Izabela Prates | 16h12, 11 de August de 2015

New Featured Maps Deliver Insights into Mankind’s Relationship with the World

Smartphone users now have access to Field Notes—Earth, a new mobile app from Esri that employs the power of geography to answer questions about locations throughout the world. Built using Esri’s AppStudio for ArcGIS, the free app allows anyone to discover interesting facts about population, nature, and physical landscapes for any location on Earth.

“Field Notes—Earth leverages the tremendous capabilities of geographic information to describe the world in detail,” said Esri president, Jack Dangermond. “Tools like these update and transform our understanding and expectations in ways that help us be wiser citizens of the planet.”

With an intuitive design available on Android and iOS devices, the app gives users the option to discover answers to questions about their hometown, current residence, or any place of interest. It lets them compare these findings to an additional location.

After selecting an initial place via current location, search, or by dropping a pin on a map, the app reveals geographic insights for three categories—Natural, Physical, and People. Sample questions include: How crowded is it in this location? How close am I to a recent earthquake area? What is the predicted 2050 change in average temperature? And much more.

“Whether you are relocating, are an educator looking for a new teaching resource, or just curious about the world around you, the app reveals insights into the complexity of humanity’s relationship with Earth for everyone to enjoy,” said Sean Breyer, ArcGIS content program manager at Esri.

In addition to exploring 18 questions, users can click on any answer for more details and to learn how the selected locations relate to the rest of the world’s landscape and populations. The app reveals, for example, that the majority of people live in very hot climates and more than 40 percent of the Earth’s soil is poor for most crops.

Field Notes—Earth utilizes maps from Esri’s Living Atlas of the World, including the World Ecological Land Units map that shows the Earth’s complex ecosystems; the new World Seafloor Geomorphology map that reveals the complex role oceans play in Earth systems; and the World Population Estimate map that shows where people live.

Esri’s Content Team created the app using AppStudio for ArcGIS, which lets you build an app once and have it automatically ready for Android, iOS, Windows, OS X, and Linux.

The app is available for free download in the Apple App Store and Google Play.

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Available for iPhone and Android, Field Notes—Earth lets you pick a place (left), pick your profiles (center), and get results about your place.Available for iPhone and Android, Field Notes—Earth lets you pick a place (left), pick your profiles (center), and get results about your place.

Source: Esri

InterDrone Las Vegas Welcomes Leading Venture Capitalists to Program. Accel Partners to Sponsor Start-Up Zone

By Izabela Prates | 15h15, 11 de August de 2015

Offers panel sessions and The Hangar for start-ups to connect with leading funding companies

interdrone InterDrone Las Vegas Welcomes Leading Venture Capitalists to Program. Accel Partners to Sponsor Start Up ZoneBZ Media LLC announced today stellar lineups for InterDrone’s panel discussions “Leading VCs Discuss Next Wave or Drone Innovation” and “Ways to Fund Your Drone Business.” InterDrone is being held in Las Vegas, Sept. 9-10-11 at the Rio, and features more than 100 classes, panels and keynotes, including 3D Robotics CEO Chris Anderson and keynotes from AeroVironment, DJI and Parrot.

Ryan Mac, staff writer at Forbes, will lead the VC panel. Miles Clements of Accel, Anjney Midha of Kleiner Perkins, David Lam of WestSummit Capital, and Dave Famolari of Verizon Ventures, will join Mac to discuss cutting-edge drone innovations and future market-driving technologies.

“With 3,000 attendees, InterDrone™ will be the largest commercial drone conference and expo in North America,” said Ted Bahr, Chairman of InterDrone. “You will not find a better opportunity to connect with all the constituents of the commercial UAV industry, including leading VCs like those joining us,” he added.

“The Ways to Fund Your Drone” panel is lead by Frederic Lardinois, a writer at TechCrunch. The panelists include Matthew Bieschke, of UAS America Fund and NEXA Capital Partners, Clements of Accel, and Susan Mac Cormac, of Morrison & Foerster. These experts will discuss the many ways of securing funding as well as the different approaches that are available.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of InterDrone, which in its inaugural year is shaping up to be one of the most well-rounded conferences with experts participating across a range of subject areas,” said Bieschke. “Funding for early-stage companies is critically important, and offering panels, The Hangar, and inviting top-level VCs is an excellent way to foster this,” he added.

The Hangar is a ballroom adjoining the main expo hall featuring start-up drone companies and it is sponsored by Accel and Skyfund. Accel recently led an investment round of $75 million in market leader DJI Innovations. The SkyFund, backed by DJI and Accel, aims to fund entrepreneurs across a variety of application, hardware, peripheral and services categories where UAVs, robotics and intelligent machines can make a meaningful impact.

InterDrone will also feature a “Coolest Startup” contest where attendees can vote on their most favorite company in The Hangar using poker chips.

“The timing of InterDrone could not be better as 2015 is proving to be a breakout year for funding in the drone industry,” said Mac Cormac, adding, “I look forward to meeting start-ups in The Hangar and teaching attendees ways to secure venture capital.”

Registration for InterDrone is open at www.InterDrone.com. For information on exhibiting or event sponsorships, please contact Ted Bahr at ted@bzmedia.com or +1 631-421-4158 x101.

ABOUT BZ MEDIA
BZ Media LLC is a 15 year-old high-tech media company producing industry-leading technical conferences and expositions.

 

SuperField Supports Portuguese GPS Provider with GIS Application

By Izabela Prates | 12h06, 11 de August de 2015

nautel SuperField Supports Portuguese GPS Provider with GIS ApplicationNautel, Portugal, the navigation and GPS turnkey solution provider, selects SuperField, the GIS data collection application, to provide users with a complete survey task-oriented choice.

Founded in 1990, the Lisbon-based firm focuses on offering maritime electronic equipment for fisheries, commercial shipping and navy uses. By providing portable GPS devices, the firm extends its service ranges to car and aeronautical navigation systems.

SuperField is designed to meet lightweight data collection demands. Users can integrate vector and raster data, and perform the most common GIS tasks on their handheld devices with affordable costs.

Supergeo also offers SuperPad, the advanced GIS data collection application, for those who may need external GNSS connection, import OGC service, NTRIP, post processing and customizations.

Nautel the Lisbon-based GPS and navigation solution provider
http://www.nautel.pt/

(Webinar) Processing collected GIS data for advanced analyses
http://www.supergeotek.com/support_ComingWebinars.aspx?Type=Upcoming&ID=1535

International LiDAR Mapping Forum Announces Call for Papers for 2016 Event

By Izabela Prates | 11h44, 11 de August de 2015

LIDAR mapping forum logo International LiDAR Mapping Forum Announces Call for Papers for 2016 EventAbstract Submission Deadline is September 1 for 16th Annual Conference & Exhibition

 SPAR Point Group, organizer of International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF), has announced a Call for Papers for the 2016 event which will take place in Denver, Colorado, USA, February 22-24, 2016. The Call for Papers invites any interested parties to submit abstracts by the deadline of September 1, 2015 using the online submission form.

Papers in the following topical areas are encouraged:

  • Data acquisition – Airborne, Terrestrial and Bathymetric LIDAR
  • Applications/Integration of LiDAR, photogrammetry, survey data and dense image matching
  • UAV/UAS developments & applications with a particular focus on precision measurement collection
  • LIDAR point clouds & large data sets
  • Data fusion and processing technologies
  • Engineering collaboration systems and cloud-hosted data management
  • Developments in point data classification and GIS modeling
  • Trends and new technology development
  • Mobile mapping and survey
  • Industry issues
  • Recent project examples

The ILMF Advisory Board will review each abstract and the final program will be announced in November.

Additional information and the abstract submission form can be accessed here.

The success of ILMF 2015, which saw more than 800 professional attendees from 27 countries, has proven that LiDAR, in its increasing variety of operational formats, either alone or when complementing other technologies, is becoming a critically important technology for fast, accurate and quality geospatial data acquisition. Whether supporting highly detailed 3D urban mapping projects, forestry management, or railroad and power transmission line maintenance programs, LiDAR technology delivers the results needed by today’s demanding geospatial and mapping professionals.
About International LiDAR Mapping Forum
The International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) is a technical conference and exhibition focused on data acquisition, fusion, processing and point clouds for airborne, terrestrial and underwater LiDAR used to support transport, urban modeling, coast zone mapping, utility asset management and more. For more information, visit www.lidarmap.org/International.

About SPAR Point Group
SPAR Point Group organizes conferences and provides news and information for professionals involved in 3D imaging technologies. Content– delivered in-person and online– gives practitioners tools and information to make better business decisions. SPAR Point Group is globally recognized for providing platform-neutral 3D technology conferences. SPAR Point Group is wholly-owned by Diversified Communications.

Trimble Launches VRS Now Service in New Mexico

By Izabela Prates | 11h39, 11 de August de 2015

Accurate and Reliable Centimeter-Level GNSS Performance for Geospatial Professionals

trimble11 11 Trimble Launches VRS Now Service in New MexicoTrimble announced today the launch of Trimble® VRS Now™ correction service in New Mexico. The commercial subscription service provides surveyors, civil engineers and geospatial professionals in the region with instant access to Real-time Kinematic (RTK) Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) corrections without the need for a base station.

Using both the GPS and GLONASS constellations, the Trimble service delivers centimeter-level RTK corrections customized for each GNSS receiver’s location anywhere in the network via cellular communications. The Trimble VRS Now service supplies accurate, reliable and easy-to-use GNSS positioning for a variety of applications including surveying, urban planning, urban and rural construction, environmental monitoring, resource and territory management, disaster prevention and relief and scientific research.

“As we continue to expand our VRS Now network infrastructure throughout the U.S., users in New Mexico now have increased reliability from both GPS and GLONASS corrections to enhance their work,” said Lisa Wetherbee, business area director of Trimble’s Positioning Services Division. “Our suite of correction services offers a variety of performance options, designed to meet the different requirements and budgets of our customers. VRS Now in New Mexico delivers centimeter-level accuracy to a wide range of industry professionals.”

Service in New Mexico is a continuation of Trimble’s focus on providing solutions that enable customers to increase productivity by simplifying access to high-precision positioning around the world. Similar VRS Now services are operating in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Oregon and parts of Europe and Australia.

About Trimble VRS Now

Trimble VRS Now offers instant access to centimeter-level positioning tailored to the users’ geographic location; the service is always on wherever and whenever they need it within the network coverage area. With no base station or setup required, it is cost effective, efficient and simple to use. VRS Now provides positioning professionals with instant access to Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) and Post-Processing (PP) corrections utilizing a network of permanent (fixed) continuously operating reference stations (CORS). Trimble VRS Now can deliver an initialization time of less than 1 minute, enabling work to begin quickly. Professional management and monitoring 24/7 by a global operations team provides peak performance and high reliability.

Availability

Trimble VRS Now New Mexico subscriptions are available now through Trimble’s Authorized Business Partners or Trimble’s online store at:  tpsstore.trimble.com. To learn more, go to:  www.trimble.com/positioning-services.

About Trimble

Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.

For more information, visit:  www.trimble.com.

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