So much is happening within the GIS industry this week. In addition to last week’s GIS news, this week we have more happening. Have a look
Mapping Giant Esri Moves Further Into Design-Construction Space
Last week, geographic information system and mapping technology provider Esri called upon attendees at its user conference in San Diego to use their geolocation and explanatory visualization skills to “map common ground.”
That theme included Esri’s expansion of its design and construction tools: ArcGIS GeoBIM, a product introduced last year, streamlines the sharing of Esri’s dense mapping data with Autodesk’s Construction Cloud and BIM 360 environments.
It’s the first major integration of 3D mapping data and BIM data between the two technology providers and has provided the missing link for much building and transportation design work.
GIS Software Market Share, Size 2022: Global Key Findings, Growth Status, Industry Demand, Regional Analysis, Key Players Profiles, Future Prospects and Forecasts to 2029
The GIS Software market has witnessed tremendous growth from 2017 to 2022. With a CAGR of 17%, this market is estimated to reach USD million in 2029. The report focuses on the GIS Software market size, segment size (mainly covering product type, application, and geography), competitor landscape, recent status, and development trends. Furthermore, the report provides a detailed cost analysis, and supply chain. Technological innovation and advancement will further optimize the performance of the product, making it more widely used in downstream applications. Moreover, Consumer behaviour analysis and market dynamics (drivers, restraints, opportunities) provide crucial information for knowing the GIS Software market.
Maxar high-resolution vivid base maps enhance ESRI ArcGIS Living Atlas of the world
Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) (TSX: MAXR), a provider of comprehensive space solutions and secure, precise, geospatial intelligence, today announced that Esri, the global leader in geographic systems (GIS) and location intelligence, will enhance the World Imagery layer with higher resolution Maxar Vivid basemaps in the Living Atlas.
With the new, multiyear agreement, Esri will use Maxar’s Vivid basemaps to upgrade nearly half of the global landmass in Living Atlas from 1.2 m resolution to 60 cm resolution. This enhancement reflects a continued investment from the Esri Living Atlas team to bring the best quality, highest resolution imagery basemaps to ArcGIS Online users for creating more accurate maps and making better decisions.
Esri’s Living Atlas is a collection of geographic information from around the globe, including maps, apps and data layers. ArcGIS users around the globe rely on the Living Atlas daily to create new derivative maps and data layers, conduct environmental studies, and build dashboards for tracking pandemics, among many other use cases.
Genesys International partners with Esri India to build digital twins of Indian cities
Genesys International, a pioneer in survey mapping and 3D content, and Esri India, the country’s leading Geographic Information System (GIS) Software & Solutions provider, today announced their strategic alliance. In December 2021, Genesys International launched its pan India program to make the Digital Twin of the entire urban India. The program, which will encompass accurate 3D data for the top 100 cities of the country, will lead to the first-time creation of this kind of highly accurate geometrical data. This will open up avenues for creating several high-end applications that could solve multiple problems facing urban India. Esri India will become an enabler in this process by providing the most suitable, stable technology platform for 3D modelling, analysis of the data, and development of solutions that will help the stakeholders solve problems and provide better services to the citizens. This collaboration will enable high-definition mapping of Indian cities for better planning and governance.
IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (IGARSS) 2022
The 42nd annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) was held for the first time in Malaysia from 17 to 22 July 2022 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). It was simultaneously conducted through an online platform. The six-day symposium saw the attendance of over 2,000 scientists and researchers with more than 500 physical and about 1,800 for virtual mode from 65 different countries.
Themed “Preserving Our Heritage, Enabling Our Future Through Remote Sensing”, this year’s IGARSS featured a wide range of activities that allowed participants to share knowledge and experience on recent developments and advancements in geoscience and remote sensing technologies. Among the activities were the IGARSS exhibition featuring leading agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Malaysia Space Agency (MYSA), technical programmes and tutorials, the TIE (Technology, Industry, and Education) Programme, and a fun run at KLCC park.