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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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Project control strategies for high accuracy drone mapping

8 Sep - 11:18 SAST
Project control is a topic near and dear to anyone doing high accuracy mapping – project control. Here are some useful guidelines to follow.
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Combining Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-5P imagery for high-resolution methane emissions mapping and source attribution

1 Sep - 10:34 SAST
Until recently, no straightforward solution has existed to detect individual methane emissions and track them back to their original sources. Now, scientists from Kayrros have developed a tool that can accurately detect individual methane...
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Quality drone data workflows that are efficient and affordable

23 Aug - 16:30 SAST
senseFly’s eBee Geo is a new lightweight, fixed-wing drone for mapping and surveying larger areas faster than quadcopters and more efficiently than terrestrial surveying equipment.
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MapTiler Desktop 11.2 features estimated rendering time and new output format

16 Aug - 11:08 SAST
MapTiler Desktop 11.2 features estimation of rendering time, new default output format, KML for Google Earth, upload to the cloud service of your choice, and other improvements.
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Mapping for a Sustainable World

23 Jul - 11:19 SAST
This book offers guidelines for mapping geographic datasets related to the SDGs by introducing basic principles of map design and use, discussing established best practices and conventions, and explaining how different mapping techniques support...
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Global mineral data portal unveiled by international partnership

28 Jun - 13:32 SAST
Access more than 10 000 mineral samples from Australia, Canada and the United States, all categorised along a deposit classification scheme and available through a new web portal.
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AI-powered Malaria elimination solution wins IBM Watson AI XPRIZE Competition

23 Jun - 12:19 SAST
Zzapp Malaria won the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE Challenge for its solution which aids malaria elimination by optimising the timing for launching larvicide operations.
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Using low-cost dual-frequency GNSS modules for cadastral mapping in Tanzania

2 Jun - 16:08 SAST
Poor people can rarely obtain land rights. By bringing communities together and using an affordable dual-frequency receivers, this could change.
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Avenza releases Geographic Imager 6.3 for Adobe Photoshop and starts video series

22 Feb - 10:14 SAST
Geographic Imager 6.3 gives users access to Adobe Photoshop functions while maintaining georeferencing and support for coordinate systems and projections.
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Resilient Communities Across Geographies

16 Feb - 22:02 SAST
This book examines the theory and application of different communities’ abilities to respond to and recover from unexpected, disruptive situations.
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Trimble and Esri collaborate to bring location-based products and services to the global forestry market

2 Feb - 17:26 SAST
In a new collaborating Esri is integrating its Geospatial Cloud platform into Trimble's Connected Forest solutions to provide visibility and traceability for the forest industry.
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Ghana launches national map of forests and land use

28 Jan - 07:09 SAST
The map uses satellite data from the Copernicus Sentinel satellites, a large number of field samples and measurements cross-referenced using machine learning techniques.
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Time in Maps: From the Age of Discovery to Our Digital Era

20 Jan - 22:02 SAST
“Time in Maps: From the Age of Discovery to Our Digital Era” includes essays from nine prominent cartography scholars who explore over 500 years of world history through maps.
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South Africa’s statistical agency maps communities vulnerable to Covid-19

14 Dec - 17:32 SAST
The South African Covid-19 Vulnerability Index aims to identify populations that face multiple risks and who are considered most vulnerable.
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Mapping competition invites entries that focus on the impact of land use on local communities

18 Nov - 16:29 SAST
The RCMRD and Esri have announced the 2020 Map Competition on the impact of land use on local communities.
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Ericsson and UNICEF partner to map school internet connectivity globally

26 Aug - 17:41 SAST
Ericsson and UNICEF have partnered to map school connectivity in 35 countries by the end of 2023 as a first step towards providing every child with access to digital learning opportunities.
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GIS Cloud adds ability to archive and restore maps

26 May - 02:28 SAST
Users of GIS Cloud’s Map Editor and Mobile Data Collection Portal (MDCP) web applications can now archive and restore their maps and projects. The “Delete Map” option is replaced with a new “Archive Map”...
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UltraCam Osprey 4.1 improves image quality and flight collection efficiency for city mapping and modelling

20 May - 16:43 SAST
Vexcel Imaging has announced its next generation UltraCam Osprey 4.1, a large-format aerial camera for the simultaneous collection of photogrammetric-grade nadir and oblique imagery.
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Aiding healthy bee populations with advanced analytics, machine learning and mapping

20 May - 14:55 SAST
With the number of bee colonies drastically declining around the world, SAS is using technology such as the Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning and visual analytics to help maintain and support healthy bee...
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Mapping energy solutions in a Ugandan refugee settlement

19 May - 12:59 SAST
The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team carried out an extensive mapping exercise of all energy-saving solutions shops in Bidibidi settlement to understand the existing market and inform the improvement of access to quality energy-saving products...
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Using earth observation to head off a locust invasion

18 May - 13:48 SAST
NASA-funded scientists are partnering with the UN and relief organisations to better understand where locusts are likely to swarm. Using remote sensing observations of soil moisture and vegetation, researchers are tracking how environmental conditions...
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Maps to identify Kenya’s high risk Covid-19 populations

7 May - 07:09 SAST
Women in GIS Kenya, a non-profit organisation, has published a new interactive map at ward level to identify Kenya’s high risk Covid-19 populations. Understanding the spatial dynamics of populations at grid level is important...
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Improved task manager and integrated ID editor improves humanitarian mapping

6 May - 14:07 SAST
The new “teams” enhancement enables mappers and validators alike to team up and collaborate on projects. Like before, mapping projects are connected to one organisation or community. But now, organisations can manage their own...
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MAPublisher 10.6 adds new spatial join, line plotting and map measurement features

22 Apr - 15:13 SAST
Both Windows and Mac users can explore the new and improved features MAPublisher 10.6 offers with the latest version of Adobe Illustrator. These include a new spatial join feature, improved line plotting and map...
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OpenStreetMap Foundation opens 2020 microgrant applications

19 Apr - 07:20 SAST
The OSM Foundation has opened its new Microgrant Program, for which it invites bold, community-driven, and impactive OpenStreetMap project ideas that will benefit from a microgrant of up to €5000. The call for microgrant...
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Carto provides free visualisation software for organisations fighting COVID-19

11 Mar - 17:00 SAST
Carto is making its mapping platform available to public and private sector organisations fighting the coronavirus outbreak via its grants program.
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Parrot and Survae pair enterprise drone imagery with interactive mapping

5 Mar - 18:41 SAST
Drone company Parrot has partnered with software firm Survae to combine its Anafi and Anafi Thermal drones with Survae’s video and image processing software.
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Cadcorp ads Power BI integration and optimises user experience

13 Feb - 16:48 SAST
Cadcorp SIS 9 incorporates several bug fixes, software updates and performance enhancements to Cadcorp SIS Desktop and Cadcorp SIS WebMap.
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OGC publishes Open Routing API Pilot results

12 Feb - 17:23 SAST
The Open Routing API Pilot addresses interoperability issues and developed methods for routing services to incorporate diverse data, routing engines, and routing algorithms in a standardised way, even while operating in denied, degraded, intermittent,...
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Inpixon enhances indoor map creation and management

30 Jan - 17:45 SAST
Information from Inpixon Inpixon, a company specialising in delivering indoor intelligence, has released its latest mapping platform, Jibestream 4.12. The update offers new and enhanced features to streamline the creation,...
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Maptiler adds disputed borders and language support

30 Jan - 17:43 SAST
The new release of Maptiler’s open-source map publishing project, OpenMapTiles 3.11, introduces disputed borders, roads under construction, adds support for Kurdish and Amharic language and brings multiple other improvements and bug fixes. New tiles...
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GeoSLAM helps engineering company streamline decommissioning project

27 Jan - 11:26 SAST
Aurecon used GeoSLAM’s ZEB Revo RT, Pano and Horizon scanners for the final stage decommissioning of the Athlone Power Station in Cape Town. The entire facility was scanned in three days of site visits,...
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Ivory Coast selects IGN FI to modernise its land administration system

23 Jan - 17:20 SAST
The project is organised around nine interdependent components, which will eventually lead to the setting up of an Integrated Urban Land Administration System (IULAS). This will form a common basis for the various public...
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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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Mapping schools globally to enable internet connectivity

15 Jan - 15:36 SAST
A recent training programme in Jolly Harbour, Antigua and Barbuda, sought ways to identify and map the location of a learning institution and the level of internet connectivity available.
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