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Woolpert acquires AAM to increase global mapping and geospatial data capabilities

15 Sep - 11:56 SAST
The acquisition almost doubles Woolpert’s presence in Africa. The companies will combine their mapping and cloud-based geospatial data capabilities, as well as their technologies and best practices to serve clients globally.
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Esri offers free online course on imagery capabilities

9 Aug - 12:00 SAST
Esri is offering a free six-week online course to explore imagery and remotely sensed data using its ArcGIS software.
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Digital Twin Consortium welcomes Esri as partner, announces liaison with Global Mining Guidelines Group

1 Apr - 11:56 SAST
The Digital Twin Consortium has welcomed Esri as a partner, and entered into a liaison agreement with Global Mining Guidelines Group.
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MapTiler Desktop 11 gets a visual overhaul and new rendering capabilities

10 Mar - 18:43 SAST
MapTiler Desktop has been updated to keep it a user-friendly geodata processing tool for converting maps-data into web and mobile-ready form.
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GIS for science: Applying mapping and spatial analytics (Vol. 2)

7 Dec - 22:27 SAST
The book accompanies with the website GISforScience.com, which provides collections of ArcGIS StoryMaps, apps, digital maps, and more. Links to learning pathways and blogs relate the practical use of GIS in each of the...
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GIS mapping project sets out to provide Uganda with data for water infrastructure improvements

2 Dec - 13:03 SAST
For the Uganda water system project, high accuracy GIS solutions will support the inventory of about 120 water installations, and ultimately a master plan to address the limited water capacity in Uganda.
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Kenya’s GIS community is using geospatial solutions to reduce the digital gender divide

6 Nov - 17:58 SAST
To bridge the gender divide, Women in GIS Kenya developed a location intelligence platform to provide a complete picture of the impacts of Covid-19 on vulnerable groups.
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Free GIS course empowers unemployed youth in South Africa

1 Nov - 19:16 SAST
Esri South Africa is offering free access to Esri geospatial technology for one year through a special offering for unemployed youth (18 – 35 years old).
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Esri introduces ready-to-use geospatial deep learning models through ArcGIS Online

13 Oct - 21:18 SAST
Esri has announced the release of ready-to-use geospatial artificial intelligence (AI) models on the ArcGIS Living Atlas. The company has added three models.
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Esri and AfroChampions partner to promote GIS in Africa, drive economic transformation

24 Sep - 12:17 SAST
Information from Esri Geospatial software developer Esri announced a joint initiative with AfroChampions, a Pan-African non-profit that aims to promote policies that foster private-public collaboration for Africa’s economic transformation.  This...
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Esri and AfroChampions partner to promote GIS in Africa for economic development

24 Sep - 10:22 SAST
GIS software developer, Esri, announced a joint initiative with AfroChampions, a Pan-African non-profit that aims to promote policies that foster private-public collaboration for Africa’s economic transformation.
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Esri offers students free access to GIS software and lessons for one year starting September 2020

6 Aug - 11:19 SAST
From 1 September 2020, the Learn ArcGIS Student Program will provide free access for one year to software, lessons, and a community of learners to qualified students globally.
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Planet and Esri expand satellite partnership

13 Jul - 15:06 SAST
Planet is expanding its partnership with GIS software developer, Esri, allowing users to buy Planet imagery directly within the GIS software.
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Critical security patch for ArcGIS Enterprise portal

3 Jun - 13:02 SAST
A critical Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF) vulnerability has been discovered in ArcGIS Enterprise portal, affecting all versions prior to ArcGIS Enterprise 10.8. Esri has released the Portal for ArcGIS Security 2020 Update 1, which...
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The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis

28 May - 12:09 SAST
The guide helps new and experienced geographic information systems (GIS) users develop skills to handle a range of analysis applications and prepares them for developing more advanced GIS skills.
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Right to Care assists South Africa in limiting the spread of Covid-19 by using GIS

12 May - 04:30 SAST
Right to Care is supporting the South African Department of Health with its coronavirus response by providing training and technical assistance including coordination, dedicated disaster management, GIS mapping, enhanced surveillance, case identification and contact...
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Cadcorp takes desktop GIS to the cloud

11 May - 23:17 SAST
Cadcorp has extended its cloud services to include SIS Desktop. There are many benefits to hosting desktop GIS in the cloud, and the company is offering packages that are flexible to each organisation's IT...
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Esri joins BSI and announces support of AEC workflows

11 May - 15:55 SAST
Esri has joined BuildingSmart International (BSI) as a multinational member, and will contribute to delivering successful BSI projects which benefit the global community of AEC and GIS practitioners. By partnering with BSI and with...
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The International Geodesign Collaboration

15 Apr - 08:23 SAST
Esri Press has published “The International Geodesign Collaboration: Changing Geography by Design”. This book shows how researchers, scientists, designers, and students from around the world can use common geodesign principles to work together.
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Discussion paper considers BIM and GIS integration through data standards

9 Apr - 14:31 SAST
As part of their Integrated Digital Built Environment joint working group, the OGC and BSI have published “Built environment data standards and their integration: an analysis of IFC, CityGML and LandInfra”.
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UN to offer free access to smart mapping software during Coronavirus pandemic

7 Apr - 15:52 SAST
Esri has partnered with the United Nations to offer its mapping and analytics technology for member states to help access and visualise the data needed as they combat the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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How mine surveyors created self-service data for every user on one of Africa’s largest coal mines

18 Mar - 16:28 SAST
When Thys Smith, Exxaro’s survey manager on Grootegeluk coal mine, realised that 60% of his work day comprised serving information request about geospatial data, he tasked draughtsman Beyers du Randt to start work on...
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GIS Cloud offers free technology and support for COVID-19 projects

16 Mar - 18:12 SAST
GIS Cloud’s technology can be useful to those working with spatial data related to the Coronavirus, from gathering information in the field to making strategic decisions.
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Aerobotics analysis helps relieve vineyard water stress

11 Mar - 17:15 SAST
By Janna Rubin, Aerobotics An agricultural service provider used Aerobotics projects to help one of its table grape clients to spot two blocks of low moisture content, to help better...
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1Spatial’s new mobile data collection platform and 1Integrate v2.6 release

24 Feb - 17:12 SAST
1Spatial, a geospatial software and solutions company, has released 1Integrate v2.6. The company also announced its new Location Mobile App Platform (LMAP), which enables spatial data collection in the field.
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Blue Marble Geographics releases Global Mapper 21.1 with lidar module

19 Feb - 07:11 SAST
Blue Marble Geographics has released version 21.1 of its GIS software, Global Mapper, and advanced point cloud processing add-on, the Lidar Module.
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Oracle Graph Server and Client 20.1 is now available

4 Feb - 18:00 SAST
Information from Oracle Oracle Graph Server and Client 20.1, which includes property graph features for Oracle Database, is now available for download. The software package works with Oracle Database, and...
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Municipal boundary determination process underway

23 Jan - 17:15 SAST
The Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) will embark on nationwide public consultations on the first draft sets of electoral wards in preparation for next year’s local government elections.
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State of the Map 2020 scholarships applications now open

18 Jan - 17:39 SAST
The State of the Map conference is the annual, international conference of OpenStreetMap (OSM), organised by the OpenStreetMap Foundation. All OSM enthusiasts are invited to the gathering in Cape Town, from 3 to 5...
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Trimble extends GNSS reach of LTI laser rangefinders for GIS mobile workers

11 Dec - 15:42 SAST
Trimble’s TerraFlex field software now supports remote feature capture with Laser Technology Inc (LTI) TruPulse 200 series and 360° series laser rangefinders.
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