Global Forest Watch Maps available online

  Data from Global Forest Watch, an online forest monitoring and alert system is now available on Esri’s ArcGIS Online GIS cloud service. By using a portal on Esri’s platform to access  Global Forest Watch satellite data and crowd-sourced information, people can add powerful maps, datasets, and applications to their forest projects and better analyse […]

Improved geological modelling and mine planning software

  Vulcan 9 is a watershed release for Maptek customers, delivering major improvements to the geological modelling and mine planning software. Users will be able to take advantage of the performance upgrades, including the removal of the dynamic memory setting. The amount of data loaded and manipulated will only be restricted by the hardware. Graphics […]

3D CAD tools for mine planning

  Dassault Systèmes has released the latest version of Geovia Surpac, a popular geology and mine planning software application. Surpac 6.6 provides unique and powerful underground engineering tools that are especially suited for the design of stope shapes. The new stope design tools module enables underground engineers and designers to accomplish stope design tasks efficiently. […]

New capabilities for mapping platform

  Latitude Geographics has launched  Geocortex Essentials 4.0 along with Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 2.0 and for Silverlight 2.0. Highlights of the new capabilities included in Essentials 4.0 is version four architecture for the cloud, expanded ArcGIS online integration, charting, security, UI facelift, service discovery, as well as rich OGC capabilities in the core product. […]

Camera system to capture UK national dataset

  Bluesky International  has contracted with Microsoft’s UltraCam business unit and subsidiary to purchase an UltraCam Eagle digital aerial photogrammetric camera system with a 100 mm lens, an UltraNav GNSS-Inertial Direct Georeferencing and Flight Management System and a gyro-stabilised UltraMount. The UltraCam Eagle has an ultra-large footprint that results in enhanced data collection capabilities. Bluesky […]

Map of Gauteng’s backyard structures

This map  shows the spatial location and density of backyard structures, using the GeoTerralmage 2010 (2012 release) land per building dataset which maps individual structures. Backyard structures are displayed by mapping the sum of backyard structures per honeycomb grid. The highest number of the backyard structures were found in the city of Johannesburg (270 315) followed […]