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Susan Smith
Susan Smith
Susan Smith has worked as an editor and writer in the technology industry for over 16 years. As an editor she has been responsible for the launch of a number of technology trade publications, both in print and online. Currently, Susan is the Editor of GISCafe and AECCafe, as well as those sites’ … More »

CoreLogic Reports Estimates Commercial Flood and Wind Loss for Hurricane Barry

 
August 16th, 2019 by Susan Smith

David Smith, Senior Director Model Development at CoreLogic, spoke with GISCafe Voice about CoreLogic’s recent announcement of residential and commercial flood and wind loss estimates for Hurricane Barry before the event occurred. According to this data analysis from the company, flood loss for residential and commercial properties in Louisiana is estimated to be between $200 million and $400 million which includes both storm surge and inland flooding. Insured flood loss from private insurers is estimated at less than $100 million. Wind losses are estimated to be an additional $300 million to $500 million. In total, insured flood and wind losses, excluding National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) losses, are between $300 million and $600 million.

CoreLogic® is a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider. This information is directly drawn from company materials:

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Counting Every Person Living in the U.S. in the Right Place with the 2020 Census Using GIS

 
August 8th, 2019 by Susan Smith

Dr. Ron S. Jarmin and other spokespeople from the U.S. Census Bureau spoke at the Esri User Conference 2019 Plenary Session about the enormous responsibility of the U.S. Census Bureau to administer the constitutionally mandated count of the U.S. population, a task that is done every ten years since 1790.

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Authentic8: A Safer Browser Solution than VPN

 
August 2nd, 2019 by Susan Smith

Thom Kaye, federal program manager, Authentic8, spoke with GISCafe Voice about the company Authentic8.

Authentic8 was funded by the owner, Scott Petry, the CEO and cofounder of Authentic8 and Founder of Postini, based on the sale of Postini that was the largest acquisition made after YouTube – and ultimately became gmail. Authentic8 was designed to create a secure browsing experience for the user.

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Epson Debuts New SureColor T5470M Multifunction Printer and Scanner Combo

 
July 26th, 2019 by Susan Smith

Epson announced at the Esri Conference in San Diego the SureColor® T5470M – a new 36-inch printer and integrated scanner offering a fast multifunction solution for printing, sharing and saving technical documents. This model is the newest member in the Epson SureColor T-Series line of wide-format printers. The print/copy/scan combo produces accurate A1/D-size prints in as fast as 22 seconds,1 rounding out the line of SureColor T-Series printers with its focus on managing blueprints, charts, posters, and more for the GIS industry.

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Pitney Bowes Announces PBLocator Geocoding for ArcGIS

 
July 19th, 2019 by Susan Smith

This week Joe Francica, Managing Director, Intelligence Solutions, Pitney Bowes talked about Pitney Bowes announcements over the past year, the primary announcement being the PBLocator premium geocoding to ArcGIS, announced at the Esri User Conference in San Diego.

PBLocator

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Esri User Conference 2019 Touts the Intelligent Nervous System

 
July 12th, 2019 by Susan Smith

The theme of Esri User Conference 2019 was “See What Others Can’t.” The idea is that with GIS, people have the power to see differently. This was the 39th Annual Users Meeting, and while the meeting attracts close to 12,000 attendees per year, Esri CEO and president Jack Dangermond said that the purpose remains the same as it was when they began meeting with users at a Montessori school many years ago.

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OmniSci Takes on Big Data with GPU Accelerated Analytics Technology

 
July 4th, 2019 by Susan Smith

How ideas turn into reality can be a fascinating story, as is the case with OmniSci CEO Todd Mostak and how his company got its start.

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Dr. Anne Kemp Received the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours

 
June 27th, 2019 by Susan Smith

Dr. Anne Kemp OBE, UK BIM Alliance Chair, Fellow and Technical Director at Atkins, has received the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for her contribution to the development of the UK’s smart digital economy.

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Mapping Infectious Disease with Esri Workflows

 
June 21st, 2019 by Susan Smith

This week, GISCafe Voice spoke with Este Geraghty, MD, MS, MPH, GISP, Chief Medical Officer & Health Solutions Director, Esri. Formerly the Deputy Director of the Center for Health Statistics and Informatics with the California Department of Public Health, Dr. Geraghty led the state vital records and public health informatics programs. There she engaged in statewide initiatives in meaningful use, health information exchange, open data and interoperability.

These maps show areas of low vaccination rates (and increased risks of measles outbreaks).  Maps of the situation in both New York and Washington show the reality of outbreaks.

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Talking Trash and Saving the Planet at HxGN LIVE in Las Vegas

 
June 13th, 2019 by Susan Smith

Ole Rollen, president and CEO of Hexagon, spoke on the topic of “Can Data Save the World?” at the ninth consecutive HxGN LIVE held in Las Vegas this week.

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