Articles in the GIS News Category

Nov 2020 | No Comment

Promoting GIS in Africa
Esri has announced a joint initiative with AfroChampions, a Pan-African nonprofit that aims to promote policies that foster private-public collaboration for Africa’s economic transformation. The goal of the initiative is to engage leaders in business, governments, the African Union, and other regional economic communities through dialogue and potential partnership building in …

Oct 2020 | No Comment

Doing Business – Data Irregularities Statement
The World Bank Group has issued the following statement on August 27, 2020 on the Doing Business Report:
Over the 17 years of its existence, the Doing Business report has been a valued tool for countries seeking to measure costs of doing business. Doing Business indicators and methodology are …

Sep 2020 | No Comment

Bentley Systems’ The Cohesive Companies
Bentley Systems, Incorporated has announced that its Acceleration Fund has launched The Cohesive Companies, a wholly owned subsidiary, anchored by the acquisition of Atlanta-based Cohesive Solutions. The new business venture will include the services team from Bentley’s AssetWise business and the offerings of Bentley, Cohesive, and IBM’s Maximo to support the …

Jul 2020 | No Comment

Survey of India to use drones for mapping of villages in India
Survey of India (SoI) has now approval from DGCA for high definition aerial mapping of villages in India using drones. The mapping agency of India got permission for the purpose under the SVAMITVA scheme of Ministry of Panchayati Raj which stands for ‘Survey …

Jul 2020 | No Comment

Scotland joins the Public Sector Geospatial Agreement
The first collective geospatial agreement for Great Britain allowing the public sector from England, Wales and Scotland to access Ordnance Survey (OS) geospatial data and expertise has been achieved.
The Scottish Government and Geospatial Commission have agreed that from 19 May 2020 Scotland …

Jun 2020 | No Comment

Opens access to geospatial data for Ukrainians
The ‘Verkhovna Rada’ or the parliament of Ukraine adopted the Law of Ukraine “On National Geospatial Data Infrastructure” (bill No. 2370) which established free access to relevant information for citizens and economic entities.
The law establishes the legal foundations for the creation, operation and development of national geospatial …

May 2020 | No Comment

Esri India continues support to the users amid COVID-19 spread
Esri India is geared up to provide remote technical support. The technical support engineers are operating from their homes but will be able to take calls on the tollfree number, respond to emails or web based technical support requests within its standard response times. As part …

May 2020 | No Comment

Esri India continues support to the users amid COVID-19 spread
Esri India is geared up to provide remote technical support. The technical support engineers are operating from their homes but will be able to take calls on the tollfree number, respond to emails or web based technical support requests within its standard response times. As …

Mar 2020 | No Comment

NCAER releases India’s first Land Records and Services Index
National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), released its new Land Records and Services Index (N-LRSI 2020), on Thursday, 27th February, 2020.
The N-LRSI assesses the extent of digitisation of land records and the quality of these land records in the States and Union Territories of India. Madhya …

Feb 2020 | No Comment

Blue Marble Geographics announces partnership with COPTRZ
Blue Marble Geographics® has announced its first official partnership with a UK GIS-focused company — COPTRZ, UK Commercial Drone Experts. Providing comprehensive support to businesses interested in using drones, COPTRZ will now include Blue Marble’s GIS software and point cloud processing software Global Mapper® and the LiDAR Module® …