Esri UK Tackles Operational Intelligence

Operational Intelligence (OI) was the topic for a breakfast meeting at a restaurant near the top or London’s iconic Gherkin tower. The hosts were Esri UK, who had invited three of their customers to join a roundtable discussion with a group of journalists. To answer the question ‘What makes OI?’ it seemed a good place to start by first answering ‘What is OI?’ It is the information which underpins the response to planned and unplanned events. As one participant put it, it is a combination of historical data (experience), which can be analysed to find patterns and trends, predictive analytics... (read more)
2017-09-05 01:03:17

Esri Maps Reveal Impacts from Nepal Earthquakes

The 2015 Nepal earthquake (also referred to as the Himalayan earthquake) occurred at 11:56 NST on 25 April with a magnitude of 7.8. Its epicentre was approximately 21 milies east-southeast of Lamjung, Nepal, and its hypocentre was at a depth of approximately 9.3 miles. It is the most powerful disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal–Bihar earthquake. In response to the disaster, Esri has added a range of maps covering different areas of the disaster which can be viewed by following the link Nepal Earthquake Maps gallery. Nepal Earthquake Swipe Map Compare pre- and post-earthquake imagery from Airbus Defence... (read more)
2017-01-11 04:32:46

senseFly Brings Drone Education to Esri User Conference

senseFly will showcase the simplicity of integrating drone imagery into current workflows at the Esri User Conference (July 10-14 in San Diego) in a series of workshops designed for surveying, mapping and GIS professionals. As the world’s leading producer of mapping drones and an Esri Silver Partner, senseFly will present the innovative ways in which its drones are being used with Esri’s Drone2Map for ArcGIS software to deliver on-demand high resolution imagery and robust GIS projects. Drone Surveying 101 – Wednesday, July 12 The first of senseFly’s two workshops will be led by Francois Gervaix, surveying project manager, and is... (read more)
2017-06-30 11:46:16

Esri UK Conference 2015 Showcases Ground-breaking GIS Applications

Esri UK has announced that its 2015 Annual Conference, the biggest ever Esri GIS conference in the UK, will take place at the QEII Conference Centre, London on Tuesday 19 May 2015. With the theme ‘GIS Creating our Future’, the event will showcase how Esri’s ground-breaking new GIS applications are being used by customers in everyday life, from the government to businesses and individuals. Customers and guest speakers will also talk about how GIS is helping them to confront today’s global challenges from pollution and climate change, to population growth and urbanisations. Keynote speakers include Marco Sala, Senior GI Technical... (read more)
2017-01-11 04:27:51

Contex to Exhibit Wide Format Scanning Solutions

Contex, the leader of wide format scanning and imaging solutions, has announced that it will be exhibiting its latest scanning solutions at the upcoming ESRI User Conference, 10-14th July 2017 in San Diego. Contex scanning experts Steve Blanken, Jerry Gauteraux, and Dan Bennett will be on hand to demonstrate the company’s recently launched SD One MF and the IQ Quattro wide format scanners. With unmatched colour and dimensional accuracy, Contex scanners are used by the GIS community to vectorize hard copy maps and technical documents for archiving or reuse. Conference attendees are encouraged to bring their documents to Contex’s booth #830 to experience the scanning results first hand.... (read more)
2017-06-28 12:56:37

RIEGL LiDAR 2015 International User Conference Registration Now Open

RIEGL LiDAR 2015 will be held Tuesday 5 May to Thursday 7 May in Hong Kong, and Thursday 7 May and Friday 8th May in Guangzhou (Canton), China. RIEGL is putting together a diverse and exciting agenda for RIEGL LiDAR 2015, proving the broad usage of RIEGL LiDAR equipment in applications such as airborne scanning, bathymetry, UAV scanning, terrestrial scanning, mining, forensics, mobile scanning, railway scanning, and more. We are inviting users to submit abstracts now. If you are interested in presenting at the Hong Kong and/or Guangzhou conferences, please visit www.riegllidar.com for more information. The deadline for abstract submission... (read more)
2017-01-06 01:26:18

One Conference, Two Exciting Locations

Attendees from over 40 different countries! More than 100 international expert speakers on the Agenda! Have you secured your seat at the most exciting LiDAR event of the year? Only two weeks until RIEGL LiDAR 2015! RIEGL is extremely excited to be working with our partner hosts, Five Star Electronic Technology and RedChina Geosystems. We have put together an exciting conference focused on terrestrial, airborne, mobile, unmanned and industrial laser scanning applications. Choose to participate in Hong Kong (May 5 - 7), Guangzhou (May 7 - 8) or both locations! The agenda for both Hong Kong and Guangzhou and the... (read more)
2017-01-11 09:36:36

Collaboration and Big Data - ISPRS Geospatial Week 2017

Ian Dowman reports on the ISPRS Geospatial Week (GSW) giving a good indication of current developments in photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information science and the way in which this is progressing in China. ISPRS has now established the GSW as a regular biennial event. This year it was held at Wuhan in China, hosted by LIESMARS, the geomatics centre at Wuhan University. The meeting inevitably had a Chinese flavour to it, but did demonstrate a number of interesting trends. The programme was divided into eleven workshops, each organised by one or more ISPRS working group, so although the themes... (read more)
2017-11-02 02:58:15

Mark Your Agendas for GIS Day on 15 November

The world celebrates GIS Day on Wednesday 15 November 2017. It provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems technology to demonstrate applications that are making a difference in the society. Various events are taking place on this day, worldwide. The dedicated GIS Day website shows a listing of known events (scroll down on the main page). The first formal GIS Day took place in 1999. Esri president and co-founder Jack Dangermond credits Ralph Nader with being the person who inspired the creation of GIS Day. He considered GIS Day a good initiative for people to learn about... (read more)
2017-11-14 08:57:11
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