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Use Esri’s Collector for ArcGIS and Survey123 concurrently

Eos Positioning Systems, Inc has released capability in its Eos Tools Pro apps (iOS, Android, Windows) that allows Collector for ArcGIS and Survey123 to run concurrently, allowing the user to dynamically switch between the two apps in the field. “Without this capability, users could not run two data-collection apps, such as Collector and Survey123, or ArcGIS Field Maps and ArcGIS QuickCapture, at the same time,” Eos Chief Technology Officer Jean-Yves Lauture said. “With this release, parties can run multiple apps on a single device that simultaneously consume high-accuracy positioning data from the Arrow GNSS receiver.”

This new capability allows fieldworkers to run two apps at the same time while accessing the same ArcGIS Online database. Specifically, a user can now record a high-accuracy GNSS location in Collector and then immediately switch to an open Survey 123 form to complete their workflow. The data, including precise positioning will be populated to the same ArcGIS Online database.

Bentley Systems expands alliance with Microsoft

Bentley Systems and Microsoft Corp. have announced an expansion of a strategic alliance focused on advancing infrastructure for smart city urban planning and smart construction. The alliance will combine Microsoft’s Azure IoT Digital Twins and Azure Maps with Bentley Systems’ iTwins platform, enabling engineers, architects, constructors and city planners to work within a comprehensive city-scale digital twin, empowering better decision-making, optimizing operational efficiency, reducing costs and improving collaboration.

UP42 partnership with Intermap

UP42 has announced that the NEXTMap Elevation Data Suite from Intermap Technologies is now offered on the UP42 developer platform for Earth observation data and analytics. The NEXTMap 3D elevation products are available as Digital Surface Models (DSM) and Digital Terrain Models (DTM) at one- , five-, and 10-meter resolution.

The addition of NEXTMap datasets to the UP42 marketplace enables users to build even more powerful geospatial solutions in the areas of infrastructure management, construction planning, geologic mapping, land cover classification, forestry, resource conservation, and contour generation.

GeoCalc online updated

Blue Marble Geographics® has announced the release of GeoCalc Online, a geodetic parameter repository, with a new built-in Point-to-Point Calculator.

Formerly known as the GeoCalc Geodetic Registry, it is the cloud version of the GeoCalc library. All coordinate systems, transformations, and other definitions used by Blue Marble’s software products (Geographic Calculator, the GeoCalc SDK, and Global Mapper) are found in GeoCalc Online.

Esri releases Community Health Assessment Solution

The Community Health Assessment Solution was created by Esri to help health organizations collect community information, at the household-level, required for disaster response or health action plans. The solution delivers a set of capabilities that include: planning community health survey areas, collecting survey responses from households, and monitoring key indicators as the assessment occurs.

The solution follows the Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) framework. The World Health Organization developed this framework which has been adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A CASPER survey calls for a two-stage cluster sampling methodology which is made easier with the Community Health Assessment Solution.

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