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.
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GISCafe Special Report: Digital Twin Technology Offers a Mirror Image for Productivity of the FutureFriday, March 22nd, 2019
Digital Twins – are they taking the technology world by storm? IDC recently noted that by 2020, 30% of global 2000 companies will be using data from Digital Twins to improve organizational productivity by as much as 25%. While it is not quite there, Gartner predicts the Digital Twin will reach the “Plateau of Productivity” within 5 to 10 years.
Tags: ArcGIS, Bentley Systems, Cityworks, climate change, cloud, crowdsourcing, data, Digital Twin, ESRI, geospatial, GIS, imagery, intelligence, LiDAR, location, mapping, maps, mobile, NASA, navigation, remote sensing, satellite imagery, social media, Trimble, USC
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Digital twin technology has been talked about a great deal over the past few years, and is being worked on in various technology segments. At one time it was the province of manufacturing and now it is part of the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and data analytics. It is also being explored by numerous industries.
Tags: ArcGIS, Autodesk, Bentley Systems, climate change, cloud, data, ESRI, geospatial, GIS, imagery, Infrastructure, intelligence, LiDAR, location, mapping, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, remote sensing, satellite imagery, social media
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Welcome to GISCafe Industry Predictions for 2019 Part III. We have been including exciting responses from company spokesman in the GIS and Geospatial industry, all focused on the trends and predictions they see for the coming year.
Tags: ArcGIS, cloud, crowdsourcing, data, ESRI, geospatial, GIS, Google, GPS, imagery, Infrastructure, intelligence, LiDAR, location, mapping, maps, mobile, navigation, remote sensing, satellite imagery, smartphones
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Welcome to Part II of our GISCafe Industry Predictions for 2019.
As we had so many responses to our request for predictions, this series will take several parts. This installment includes writings from Pitney Bowes, VESTRA, Presagis, and Microdrones.
Tags: ArcGIS, Autodesk, climate change, cloud, crowdsourcing, data, ESRI, geospatial, GIS, GPS, imagery, Infrastructure, intelligence, LiDAR, location, mapping, maps, mobile, remote sensing, satellite imagery
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Many years ago Marshall McLuhan wrote that “the medium is the message.” Never has that been more true than today as we look at how we receive our information – via our phones, computers, TVs, blogs, podcasts, Twitter and other social media. The Immediacy of the message is now available through those avenues, and serves us well in the form new geospatial technology development – autonomous vehicle technology, data acquisition and analytics, social media mapping and imagery – all of which can be utilized to save time, money and more importantly, save lives.
Tags: ArcGIS, climate change, cloud, data, DigitalGlobe, ESRI, geospatial, GIS, imagery, intelligence, Intergraph, mapping, maps, mobile, remote sensing, satellite imagery, smartphones, social media
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Katie Nelson, Geospatial Ninja for Apollo Mapping, spoke with GISCafe Voice about their most recent product release, Map Mavin. Apollo Mapping was formed in 2011 and resells satellite imagery from firms such as DigitalGlobe, Airbus and international imagery providers.
GISCafe will focus on specific editorial for 2019, so be sure to check in with our Editorial Calendar to find out when might be a good time for your story to be shown. Throughout the year, we provide space for Current Events, as the technology industry is evolving, and we can’t know at the time of this writing just what will be new, groundbreaking and/or disruptive in the coming year.
Tags: Autodesk, Bentley, Bentley Systems, climate change, cloud, crowdsourcing, data, ESRI, geospatial, GIS, Google, Google Maps, GPS, imagery, Infrastructure, intelligence, Intergraph, LiDAR, mapping, maps, mobile, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, navigation, NOAA, satellite imagery, smartphones, social media
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As our U.S. Census nears its next collection in 2020, Hexagon Geospatial takes on the globe with its latest Census launch that takes into account the UN sustainable development goals.
Tags: ArcGIS, Census, cloud, crowdsourcing, data, GeoSpace International, geospatial, GIS, Google, Google Maps, GPS, Hexagon Geospatial, HxGN, imagery, Infrastructure, intelligence, Intergraph, iPhone, LiDAR, location, mapping, remote sensing, satellite imagery, smartphones, social media
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3DR, the creators of Site Scan, announced recently it has entered into a partnership with Esri, to develop Site Scan Esri Edition, a customized version of its full end-to-end Site Scan product. Esri product manager for Drone2Map for ArcGIS and Full Motion Video Cody Benkelman spoke with GISCafe Voice about the upcoming development and the Site Scan Esri Edition.
“Site Scan Esri Edition is an app focused exclusively on providing flight planning,” said Benkelman. “something Esri does not provide, and our customers have been requesting.”
The Esri Site Scan Edition app is designed to be used with Esri’s Drone2Map for ArcGIS software for post processing in ArcGIS, and full drone project mission planning for transferring drone captured data into the Esri ArcGIS ecosystem. There is also drone processing capability within ArcGIS Pro called “orthomapping.” Users of Site Scan Esri Edition will also be able to process data in ArcGIS Pro through the orthomapping workflow.
Site Scan Esri Edition will allow you to do the flight planning and it will connect directly to ArcGIS Online, and can work well for the enterprise user as many organizations already have a lot of their own data available on ArcGIS Online.
“They’ll have their own field boundaries, site boundaries, vectors along power lines or other linear features, and much of that data will already be accessible on ArcGIS Online,” said Benkelman. “Site Scan Esri Edition will allow those users to connect directly to ArcGIS Online via the internet. They can drop ArcGIS Online layers directly into the flight planning process.”
Benkelman said that Site Scan Esri Edition is good for both enterprise users or those who are only using a drone once or twice a year. Through ArcGIS Online you have access to a vast amount of existing data, such as the USDA NAIP imagery, Landsat and Sentinel 2 imagery, FAA flight maps, weather data, worldwide terrain data, etc. Users can also access custom data layers from the user’s FedRAMP authorized ArcGIS Online organization account as base and reference data for their drone flight planning mission.
In contrast, “Many ArcGIS users worldwide are increasing their use of the Site Scan existing product as ArcGIS is the end destination for a lot of drone data, so even if they’re using different drone hardware or different flight planning applications, a lot of that data ends up in ArcGIS Online or behind an organization’s firewall as proprietary data.”