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Three-dimensional city planning using photogrammetry and GIS
Directions Magazine
In recent times urbanization has undergone tremendous development, primarily due to increasing population and an associated preference to live in cities. The ever-increasing demand for urban space presents a conflict between the environment and human population. The manifestation of this problem has been unscientific and ill-planned cities and the development of slums.
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Smart cities market growth rate forecast to speed up over next few years
Smart Grid News
As the smart cities initiative has become a global phenomenon, analyst and market research firms are focusing more attention on what the future will bring. A new forecast for the global smart cities market predicts a compound annual growth rate of 22.5 percent between 2014 and 2019.
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Second wayward Galileo FOC moving higher
GPS World
At a press conference on Jan. 16, Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain of the European Space Agency announced that the second errant full-operational capability satellite, launched in August, had started its orbital change maneuver the previous day. He anticipated that the orbital change would be completed and the final orbit — "albeit somewhat lower in height than the one into which it was supposed to go" — achieved in "a few weeks."
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200-year-old map changed how we see the world
Discovery News
Before the early 1800s, people probably didn't think that much about what was under the ground upon they walked. But in 1815, a British surveyor, canal engineer and fossil enthusiast named William Smith helped change all that. Smith published "A Geological Map of England and Wale and Part of Scotland." On a scale of 5 miles per inch, the map measured 6 feet by 8 feet 6 inches.
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Superior Quality Data and Analytics is Critical for Today's Energy Companies
CoreLogic
As a GIS professional, you strive to turn complicated tasks into fast, efficient processes throughout your business. You understand that automated data can improve the quality and output of almost every task. However, collecting data from various local government and other resources can be expensive, time-consuming and error-prone. A trusted, single source of robust data and analytics can simplify and improve the quality of many departmental functions such as land-use planning, mineral exploration, tax compliance, transportation, as well as infrastructure development and management. Learn more…
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Map design gone wrong — do people even care anymore?
GIS User
Cartographers take pride in their work, typically applying all the rules and principles of good cartographic design to their work, all in an effort to make people want to look at and appreciate their work (See Esri, Make Maps People Want to Look at). However, in this new era of social sharing, it seems that the map has been replaced by the Infographic and the data visualization, a mashup of data, graphics and maps presented in an effort to tell a story.
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Interior Department announces funding for climate change studies
U.S. Department of Interior via Sensors & Systems
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the Department of the Interior's regional Climate Science Centers and the United States Geological Survey National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center are awarding nearly $6 million to universities and other partners for 50 new research projects to better prepare communities for impacts of climate change.
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What you will see at the International LiDAR Mapping Forum
Point of Beginning
The International LiDAR Mapping Forum is a technical conference and exhibition focused on data acquisition, fusion, processing and point clouds for the aerial surveying and mapping used to support transport, urban modeling, coastal zone mapping, utility asset management and more.
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Choosing the right data capture tool for BIM
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With the rise in demand for fast and accurate 3-D construction information, laser scanning has become invaluable to many building information modeling projects. Scanning a construction project provides a myriad of benefits, such as saving time, lowering the amount of office work, and preventing change orders.
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Drone on — Motion control for UAVs
EDN
Drones are more than toys. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International estimates that commercial drones will grow to an $89 billion market by 2025. Drones can deliver value in a wide range of applications including precision agriculture, "flare stack" monitoring, geospatial mapping, power line inspection, and they can even be used for shipping and delivery of small packages.
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