Null Island, a fictional location at the confluence of the Equator and the Prime Meridian, is used for troubleshooting purposes as a way to flag geocoding failures.
Current map and GIS related competitions listed in order of the competition deadline.
Researchers are working on developing remotely sensed maps that may assist locals in assessing damage and managing the aftermath with future earthquakes.
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The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team is able to provide mapping services in large part due to its army of volunteers. Find out ways that you can get involved with HOT.
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GISCafe Attends Esri Federal User Conference in Washington, D.C.
February 19th, 2016 by Susan Smith
This coming week, February 24-25, join more than 3,500 federal professionals to explore ground-breaking ways government uses geospatial technology to solve the world’s greatest challenges. GIS provides a platform like no other to integrate data, perform dynamic analysis, and then take action.
Allowing Flexibility and Accessibility for Geospatial Professionals
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 19, 2016—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today the addition of a new scalable GNSS receiver to its geospatial portfolio—the Trimble® R9s GNSS receiver. Geospatial professionals now have another option to consider when searching for a receiver with the flexibility to scale as needed. The receiver is built on a sleek, modular GNSS platform and users can add functionality according to their workflow demands.
“The modular portfolio is a key component of our GNSS solutions,” said Jonathan Davis, GNSS marketing director of Trimble’s Geospatial Division. “This exciting, new receiver provides customers with the flexibility of a modular system in order for them to benefit from our latest GNSS technologies. An important aspect of this receiver is scalability—it can be tailored to the exact needs of a customer’s workflow. This could include being deployed as an RTK base station to an RTK rover mounted on a rod, in a backpack or even on a vehicle.”
The Trimble R9s GNSS receiver provides access to multiple GNSS constellations, wide-band 450 MHz internal radio, Ethernet connectivity and is easily configurable via the front panel. The solution also offers scalability from an entry-level receiver for post-processing, to a full-featured triple-frequency GNSS base and rover. The R9s also supports corrections...