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Bentley ContextCapture

Bentley Systems has announced general access to the latest release of ContextCapture and ContextCapture Center. This release enhances the accessibility, scale, and quality of reality models that can be produced for use in BIM and geospatial workflows. The expansion of multi-resolution format support enables ContextCapture to provide improved quality and performance of reality modeling data within geospatial workflows, particularly valuable for the large community of ArcGIS and other geospatial users.

SuperGIS Mobile Series

Two core products of SuperGIS Mobile Series: SuperSurv for Android and SuperPad are all capable of receiving the signal from external GNSS devices. After connecting and matching the smart devices and external GNSS receivers, users can acquire high accuracy data with ease. SuperPad and SuperSurv for Android can fully support and display the location and other detailed information collected by mainstream external GNSS devices, which can meet demands of most fieldworkers.

14 ‘core’ INSPIRE themes for global sustainable development goals

The scope of geospatial data extends far beyond environmental, social and economic analysis, a study by UNGIMM: Europe has found. Research by the regional committee of experts shows that information about location also plays a key role in implementing policy to help address a wide range of concerns at regional, national and global level.

The report, which is the first deliverable of the Working Group on core data, has identified 14 INSPIRE themes which can support the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs) and meet user needs for authoritative, harmonized and homogeneous framework core data.

“We know that many of the SDGs require dependable geographic information to measure, monitor and manage sustainable development,” says Chair of the UNGGIM: Europe Executive Committee, Bengt Kjellson from Sweden.

“Core data may be used as a framework on which other richer, more detailed, thematic geospatial and statistical data rely. UNGGIM: Europe believes that it should be produced once for national and regional uses with maximum resolution, and then provided to international users if necessary through generalising and aggregating processes.”

The INSPIRE themes identified as ‘core’ for the SDGs are:

• Administrative themes that provide a hook for integration with other data; namely administrative units, statistical units, geographical names, addresses, cadastral parcels, area management/ restriction/regulation and reporting units, and governmental services.

• Themes that provide a topographic description of a territory: elevation, land cover, land use, orthoimagery, buildings, transport networks and hydrography.

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