This year the Esri UC 2020 will be held from Monday, July 13 to Thursday, July 16, 2020 as a virtual conference.
Bentley Systems’ Acceleration Fund Announces the Launch of Virtuosity, a Bentley Company
New Global Reseller’s Virtuoso Subscriptions Uniquely Combine Bentley’s Infrastructure Applications with Expert Services
EXTON, Pa. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 9, 2020 — Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twins services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, today announced that its Acceleration Fund has invested in launching Virtuosity, a Bentley company. Virtuosity exclusively offers Virtuoso Subscriptions that bundle — with a Bentley infrastructure modeling, simulation, or construction application — the virtually delivered services of Virtuosity’s experts to accelerate and advance the success of an infrastructure practitioner.
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Virtuoso Subscriptions are now available, at virtuosity.com, for Bentley applications including MicroStation, OpenBridge, OpenBuildings, OpenFlows, OpenRail, OpenRoads, OpenSite, OpenTower, OpenWindPower, AutoPIPE, ContextCapture, LEGION, MOSES, PLAXIS, RAM, SACS, SoilVision, STAAD, and SYNCHRO, and Bentley’s iTwin...
The 2020 Recipient of the Arthur C. Lundahl-Thomas C. Finnie Lifetime Achievement Award
USGIF’s virtual GEOConnect Series Main Stage Event
The Honorable Sue Gordon was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award
Herndon, VA ( 9 Jul 2020 ) --- The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) announced The Honorable Susan M. Gordon as the 2020 recipient of the Foundation’s Arthur C. Lundahl-Thomas C. Finnie Lifetime Achievement Award. Gordon is the 16th individual to win this prestigious award. She was recognized as part of USGIF’s virtual GEOConnect Series Main Stage event.
Gordon was sworn in as the fifth principal deputy director of National Intelligence (PDDNI) on August 7, 2017. As PDDNI, Gordon assisted the DNI in leading the Intelligence Community (IC) and managing the ODNI, particularly focused on advancing intelligence integration across the IC, expanding outreach and partnerships, and driving innovation across the IC. Gordon, with nearly three decades of experience in the IC, served in a variety of leadership roles spanning numerous intelligence organizations and disciplines. She served as the deputy director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) from 2015 to 2017. In this role, she helped the director lead the agency and manage the National System of Geospatial Intelligence. Gordon drove NGA’s transformation to meet the challenges of a 21st...
Traditional PC Shipments Continue to Grow Amid Global Economic Slowdown, According to IDC
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 9, 2020 — The second quarter of 2020 (2Q20) ended well for the Traditional PC market, comprised of desktops, notebooks, and workstations, with global shipments growing 11.2% year over year reaching a total of 72.3 million units, according to preliminary results from the International Data Corporation ( IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker. As restrictions around the world tightened in the first few weeks of the quarter, demand for notebooks continued to grow to maintain continuity of business and schooling for many communities.
Despite logistics issues early in the quarter, the cost and frequency of both air and sea freight inched closer to normal (i.e. pre-COVID levels). This, combined with PC production ramping up (and in some cases surpassing previous levels), meant that retailers and other distributors around the world had ample supply and were ready to fulfill the surge in demand.
"The strong demand driven by work-from-home as well as e-learning needs has surpassed previous expectations and has once again put the PC at the center of consumers' tech portfolio," said Jitesh Ubrani research manager for IDC's Mobile Device Trackers. "What remains...
BERLIN, Germany, 7 July 2020 – UP42 today announced that global ship tracking data from exactEarth Ltd. is now offered on the UP42 developer platform and marketplace for Earth observation data and analytics. The exactEarth partnership enables UP42 users to build powerful maritime applications incorporating near real-time and historical vessel Automatic Identification System (AIS) track and position information.
UP42 gives users direct access to extensive Earth observation data sets and advanced processing algorithms – along with cloud computing power – to create their own geospatial solutions easily and inexpensively. Users purchase just the data needed to cover their area of interest and then leverage scalable processing capabilities to analyze the data sets without investment in their own computing infrastructure.
“We created UP42 to democratize access to Earth observation data so that anyone can extract valuable insights to solve global or local challenges,” said UP42 CEO Sean Wiid. “The UP42 platform provides our users all the tools they need to develop geospatial workflows, applications and even commercial products.”
The addition of exactEarth data to the UP42 marketplace dramatically expands the ability to build sophisticated maritime applications on the open platform by combining the AIS data with other geospatial information.
Based in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, exactEarth is the leading provider of global vessel tracking and...
EuroGeographics highlights role of high value, authoritative, geospatial information in European Strategy for Data
High value, authoritative, geospatial data from official national sources has a significant role to play in the European Strategy for Data.
EuroGeographics, the not-for-profit membership association for Europe’s National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registry Authorities, has highlighted that such data is ubiquitous across all the dataspaces and one of the the basic building blocks for digital transformation.
Mick Cory, Secretary General and Executive Director, EuroGeographics said: “The value of data lies in its use and re-use. Making their information available for use and re-use by others is at the core of our members’ public task and they are committed to this principle.”
“Geospatial is one of the five High Value Datasets themes expected to be available free of charge in machine-readable format via suitable APIs. With sustainable funding, our members can ensure a continued supply, indeed an increase, in the provision of high value authoritative geospatial data for use and re-use.”
“Their authoritative information can underpin and be used across all the dataspaces set out in the Strategy. For example, public administration relies on trusted authoritative sources to inform policy, transport needs authoritative geospatial datasets for cross-border requirements, and NMCA data forms an important component of the land parcel identification...
Esri Recognizes Cartegraph for Expertise in Indoor Mapping and Infrastructure Management
Cartegraph, a leading provider of building and infrastructure management software, is proud to be named an ArcGIS Indoors Specialty Partner by the Esri Partner Network. According to Esri, partners in the ArcGIS Indoors Specialty are recognized for their domain expertise with indoor mapping and location analytics, and provide specialized solutions leveraging the ArcGIS Indoors technology.
Local governments, utilities, universities, and commercial campus owners leverage Cartegraph in conjunction with Esri’s ArcGIS platform to manage operations and maintenance activities of every infrastructure asset—indoors, outdoors, above, and below ground. With this powerful combination, users optimize the performance and useful lives of their infrastructure assets, improve space utilization, maximize resource efficiency, and reduce operating costs through smarter, data-driven decisions. Additionally, Cartegraph embeds and extends ArcGIS Indoors to provide mutual customers deep space and move management capabilities. The systems work together seamlessly to drive tightly integrated workflows for indoor asset and work management.
“We are very excited about how Cartegraph has embraced and committed to the ArcGIS Indoors technology,” said Robert Laudati, director, Global Alliances and Partners, Esri. “Partners like Cartegraph are critical to providing deep, effective solutions for customers. They extend Esri’s powerful platform technology to deliver valuable and meaningful business solutions. We are pleased to play a key role in...
ProStar Joins Trimble's GIS Business Partner Program to Define the Next Generation of Utility Mapping
Trimble GNSS Integrates with PointMan Field Applications to Identify, Capture and Record the Precise Geospatial Location of Utilities
SUNNYVALE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 8, 2020 — Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that ProStar has joined Trimble's GIS Business Partner Program. As part of the program, ProStar has implemented the Trimble® Precision SDK (Software Developer Kit) to integrate high-accuracy positioning capability in its PointMan® mobile application running on smartphones and tablets using Trimble GNSS receivers. ProStar provides field crews with an easy-to-use mobile data collection solution designed to capture, record and provide real-time visualization of the precise locations of subsurface infrastructure, while utilizing a centralized database to permanently and securely store and share utility location records in the cloud. By adding the Trimble R Series and Trimble Catalyst™ receivers to the ProStar workflow, users can confidently access high-quality data and identify potential conflicts to avoid accidents, disruption of services and costly delays to infrastructure projects impacted by not knowing the precise locations of buried utilities.
"Together, Trimble and ProStar are changing the way construction companies, engineering and surveying firms as well as government transportation agencies capture, store and utilize utility infrastructure data. By leveraging the power of geospatial technology, they...
Bristol, UK, 08 July 2020 - Earth observation company 4 Earth Intelligence (4EI) is partnering with Airbus Defence and Space to release the power of Airbus very high resolution satellite imagery for applications such as climate resilience, air quality monitoring and environmental mapping. As a Diamond Reseller, 4EI has privileged access to the Airbus OneAtlas Platform, which gathers multi-source, multi-resolution data and value-added layers.
Under the partnership, 4EI will derive a series of earth observation products and services using a wide range of satellite data including the daily updated multi-resolution and premium optical satellite data (Living Library), the curated global imagery layer updated annually (Basemap) and the WorldDEM dataset, for 3D analytics and rendering.
“This agreement with Airbus gives 4 Earth Intelligence the power of big data analytics and big data processing which will support our vision of developing products and services that provide benefit for the next generation of earth observation data users,” commented David Critchley, Chief Executive Officer of 4 Earth Intelligence.
“While there are already niche users of and applications for satellite imagery and derived data there is a whole segment of industry, government and business that does not yet understand how space can inform and influence decision making,” he continued, “with the valued support of Airbus we will develop a range...