GGP GIS Transforms Wyre Forest Council’s Operational Services

The UK's Wyre Forest District Council is using a GIS from GGP Systems to transform the delivery of frontline services. Used to support a ‘one stop shop’ phone service, the Council’s Operational Services Division is using GGP’s powerful desktop mapping software to access accurate and up to date service information. This improved access to information helps resolve requests from members of the public relating to a range of services such as bin collections, grass cutting and fly tipping. Councillor Helen Dyke, Wyre Forest District Council’s Cabinet Member for Operational Services says “We are always looking at ways of being more effective... (read more)
2017-01-11 04:22:45

Leica Geosystems Zeno 20 Redefines GIS Data Collection

Leica Geosystems has unveiled its new GIS data collection solution, the Leica Zeno 20 – an extremely accurate and intuitive solution. The Leica Zeno 20 is the first high accuracy data collector tool that can run on an Android or Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5.3 operating system. Users can now download their favourite Android apps to customise this robust and highly precise data collector into a device as simple to use as their own smartphones. The Leica Zeno 20 also offers two new flexible software solutions running on Android: the new Zeno Mobile and the new Zeno Connect. The Zeno Mobile... (read more)
2017-01-11 04:40:42

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

Leica Zeno GG04 Smart Antenna Increases Access to GIS

Leica Geosystems has announced the Leica Zeno GG04 smart antenna. The device enables a flexible solution to improve mobile devices’ GNSS accuracy with Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) and Precise Point Positioning (PPP). The GG04 uses GNSS technology to track GPS, Galileo, GNSS, Beidou and QZSS satellite systems. When paired with the Zeno GG04, any Zeno or third party mobile device with Android or Windows OS can now collect highly-precise positioning data with Leica’ GNSS technology and 555-channel tracking performance. With PPP, users can collect data even in areas without cellular coverage. The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) functionality enables any smart device to collect... (read more)
2017-09-06 04:03:56

Bringing Low-cost Airborne Sensors and Cloud GIS Together

GeoXphere, a new UK-based company, has launched this month with the support of airborne hardware manufacturer WaldoAir, USA, and aerial survey and solutions provider Getmapping, UK. The aim is to bring together the airborne survey sensor, XCAM, together with adaptable cloud-based GIS services for the benefit of partner survey companies around the world. GeoXphere was launched at Intergeo 2016 in Hamburg and was met with support from survey operators on all continents who want to expand their survey and solutions capabilities without large capital investment that comes with purchasing large format cameras and survey aircraft. XCAM, the WaldoAir survey camera,... (read more)
2016-10-25 10:59:10

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

Trimble Announces High-accuracy Field Device for GIS Applications

Trimble has announced a high-performance field computer for its Mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) portfolio – the Trimble TDC150 handheld. Designed for GIS data collection, inspection and management activities, the TDC150 provides users with a rugged solution that has the flexibility of a handheld, a modern interface with open Android operating system, and scalable high-accuracy positioning for professional field workflows. The TDC150 provides advanced Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) capabilities in a durable, ergonomic and lightweight form factor. With a built-in GNSS antenna, the TDC150 is a scalable solution that allows customers to choose their desired accuracy. Easy-to-use and... (read more)
2019-04-17 10:39:10

Trimble Launches TDC600 Smartphone and GIS Data Collector

Trimble has introduced the Trimble TDC600 handheld, an ultra-rugged, all-in-one smartphone and GNSS data collector for GIS and field inspection applications. The next-generation smartphone data collector boasts an Android 8.0 operating system, bright sunlight-readable 6-inch display, powerful 2.2GHz processor, 4GB memory and an enhanced-capacity, all-day battery. Built for geographic information system (GIS) users in organizations across a variety of industries, including environmental management, utilities and government agencies, the TDC600 handheld is a very suitable tool for communicating between the field and office. With Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 and 4G LTE cellular connectivity that supports data and voice calls, field workers are... (read more)
2019-05-22 08:58:39

World’s First Garden City Looks to the Future with GIS Software from Cadcorp

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) is migrating from a bespoke web mapping application to an off-the-shelf application from British software developer, Cadcorp. The upgrade will make interactive web mapping available to more than 300 council employees. NHDC’s GIS Manager, John Barnacle, explains the move, “The Council licensed Cadcorp’s geospatial web services engine, GeognoSIS, in 2005 and Cadcorp developers built us an associated web mapping application to our own specifications based on that engine. The application has served us well for the last ten years, both as a public-facing web site, and as a back-office application. However, we are constantly reviewing... (read more)
2017-01-11 04:21:31
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