Posts tagged as GIS

High-accuracy handheld AR takes data visualisation outdoors

Trimble introduced its SiteVision system, an outdoor augmented reality (AR) solution that enables users to visualise 2D and 3D data on virtually any project site with cellular or internet connectivity for easier and more efficient planning, collaboration and reporting. Combining hardware and software in an integrated, lightweight handheld or pole-mounted solution, users can view 3D […]

Geocoding in the cloud

The new version of Maptiler Cloud’s geocoding service has been launched out of beta. With global data blended from multiple sources, it gives users the ability to search for places right down to street level. Geocoding is the process of transforming place names into geographical coordinates and vice-versa. The typical usage is searching for a […]

Design software furthers BIM and GIS integration

Autodesk Civil 3D continues to deliver improvements to design, performance and collaboration efficiencies, enhancing building information model (BIM) design workflows for larger, more complex infrastructure projects.  The latest release – Civil 3D 2020.1 – introduces the Autodesk Connector for ArcGIS in Civil 3D, allowing users to connect directly to the GIS data they need in […]

Virtual technology to model electricity grid in 3D

Advanced 3D digital modelling of the UK’s electricity grid will be launched by electricity network operator SP Energy Networks as it plans to introduce Fugro’s virtual technology to reduce the risk of power cuts and prepare for the introduction of the technology across its network. This follows a trial since 2014. The upgrade will use […]

Sync data to local enterprise GIS without cloud

Trimble TerraFlex field software now supports the transfer of data between the field and office without the use of Trimble cloud services. The new offline data transfer workflow is possible through the integration of Trimble TerraFlex and the Trimble Positions Desktop add-in for Esri ArcGIS Desktop. TerraFlex is a field solution that enables mobile workers […]

Compact tablet for geospatial field applications

Trimble’s new T7 tablet is purpose-built for survey and geographic information system (GIS) data collection applications. This portable and ultra-rugged tablet connects to the company’s suite of survey instruments and global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers. Equipped with a tough 7-inch multi-touch screen, modular expansion capability, multiple connectivity options and featuring a Windows 10 Professional […]

Digitalised on-the-spot crime mapping and analysis

With South Africa’s murder rate almost six times the global average, South Africans are 13% more likely to be murdered than six years ago. The reduction of crime remains one of the major challenges facing South Africa’s law enforcement agencies. GIS has become a vital tool to facilitate policy and assist forensic investigations through digitalised […]

New functions turns utility GIS into complete design tool

Schneider Electric’s latest release of ArcFM Designer XI incorporates additional tooling to handle more complex work to serve as the primary design tool at any utility. It combines the company’s historical design tools into a single, purpose-built design application. The application is part of the ArcFM Solution XI Series, an ecosystem of applications that streamlines […]

Short course introduces other professions to geospatial analyses

The Centre for Geographical Analysis (CGA) at Stellenbosch University presented its Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) short course from 3 to 7 June 2019, which was attended by eight delegates. This beginners GIS course teaches the basic theoretical and practical functionality of GIS. The delegates were from a range of Stellenbosch University (SU) departments, […]

Machine learning for road width capture from aerial photography

In this proof of concept, the use of feature extraction through machine learning using convolutional neural networks to classify aerial photography pixels as either road or non-road, and produce a basis for a polygon feature representing the road surface (and therefore road width) is demonstrated. Aurecon received a brief from a client to build a […]