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NavVis IVION Core

NavVis, an innovator in mobile mapping and reality capture launched of NavVis IVION Core.

Previously known as NavVis IndoorViewer, NavVis IVION Core is a reality capture platform where you can manage your 3D scans with intuitive tools for creation, collaboration, and publication. NavVis IVION Core makes mobile mapping workflows more efficient, speeds up model creation and delivery, and adds value to your data.

Bentley Systems acquires of sensemetrics and Vista Data Vision

Bentley Systems has announced its acquisitions of sensemetrics and Vista Data Vision leading providers of software for Internet of Things (IoT) applications used extensively in infrastructure. Sensemetrics and Vista Data Vision will expand the scope of the Bentley iTwin platform to add intrinsic IoT capabilities for infrastructure digital twins to incorporate real-time sensor data.

sensemetrics and Vista Data Vision are particularly complementary to Seequent, a global leader in 3D modeling software for geosciences, which Bentley recently announced its agreement to acquire, subject to regulatory approvals in New Zealand and the United States.

GeoCalc SDK version 8.1

Blue Marble Geographics announced the immediate availability of version 8.1 of the GeoCalc® Software Development Kit (SDK). It provides developers with the advanced coordinate transformation toolkit behind Blue Marble’s Geographic Calculator. The new release uses the v10.018 EPSG repository. It has added support for two newly released magnetic models, the World Magnetic Model 2020 (WMM2020) and the International Geomagnetic Reference Field 13th generation (IGRF13).

IDS GeoRadar announces IQMaps enhancement

IDS GeoRadar, part of Hexagon, has announced that it has enhanced IQMaps, its post-processing software application for advanced GPR data analysis. The updated version includes new functionalities that improve the visualisation of radar data and extend the application fields to void detection and archaeology. The software now allows for the simultaneous export of multiple radar maps with user defined lengths with detected features on these maps also exported in .csv format. This allows for more streamline reporting and statistical analysis.

Jack Dangermond honored by IGU with Planet and Humanity medal

International Geographical Union (IGU) has recently awarded Jack Dangermond the Planet and Humanity Medal. The award honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to peace, welfare, or sustainability. The IGU is an international, non-governmental, professional organization devoted to the promotion and development of the discipline of geography through initiating and coordinating research and teaching globally. This award is only given every four years and normally to leaders in the public sector or with science leadership backgrounds. Past awardees have included Al Gore, Nelson Mandela, and Mikhail Gorbachev. This year marks the first time the medal has been given to someone from the private technology sector.

Jack Dangermond founded Esri in Redlands, California in 1969, and it is now the leading GIS software company in the world.

GIS-based mapping of Microbial Diversity of river Ganga

CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIRNEERI), Nagpur has conducted the first ever GIS-based mapping of Microbial Diversity of river Ganga, as reported by a news website. The project of mapping the entire stretch of Ganga is funded by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), and is done by a selected team along with four other institutes, which includes Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT), Allahabad, Charotar University of Science and Technology, Changa, PhiXgen Pvt Ltd, Haryana and Xcelris Labs Ltd, Ahmedaba.

The main objective of the mapping of river Ganga is to create a database which will be available for everyone on GIS and CSIR-NEERI websites. The data is open for all and can be used by government, researchers, experts and students for their work or research. The team checked BOD, COD, pH, DO, Heavy Metals parameters for water quality check. introduces explorer a Leuven-based technology startup offering an innovative visual analytics SaaS platform for big location data, recently launched of explorer, a 30-day free trial that lets you discover its full performance at no cost.

Big Data analytics requires two components working seamlessly together: good quality data and the right tool to visualize and analyze billions of data points. Therefore partnered with Spire Maritime, a leader in maritime data and, a leader in mobile data, and included data samples to provide easy access to high-quality data.

GeoMax introduces new X-PAD 365 service platform

GeoMax Positioning, part of Hexagon, introduces the new X-PAD 365 webbased cloud platform that addresses data management and collaboration challenges surveyors and construction professionals meet every day. The webbased platform provides online file management, allowing users to access and store data in the cloud. Users of GeoMax X-PAD Ultimate and X-PAD Fusion can share data instantaneously with their colleagues in the office or the field.

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