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500+ Organizations Team on ‘Placekey’ Standard for Identifying Physical Places

Oct 8, 2020 |

Over 500 organizations are backing a new industry standard for identifying physical places. The new standard uses a combination of up to 15 characters to specify where a place is, along with optional additional information about that place. Read more…

All-Weather Image Data Put to the Test

Apr 23, 2020 |

Mapping data collected by multi-spectral satellites is being combined with AI and computer vision algorithms to help extract ground features and building footprints. The potential applications for those data products range from disaster response and humanitarian relief efforts. Read more…

Big Data and AI Converge in Map to Protect Biodiversity

Jul 10, 2019 |

What’s living where? Those are the basic pieces of data that biologists and conservationists are hoping to collect and load into the Map of Biodiversity Importance, a dynamic new map unveiled this week at the Esri User Conference. Read more…

Drone Data Ecosystem Growing Fast, Report Says

Jul 9, 2018 |

The ecosystem that’s emerged around the collection and analysis of data from drones is growing very quickly, according to a new report issued by DroneDeploy, one of the companies operating in the space. Read more…

Microsoft Transfers U.S. Map Data to GitHub

Jun 29, 2018 |

Microsoft, which reaffirmed its commitment to open source software development with its blockbuster acquisition of the GitHub project collaboration platform earlier this month, is releasing a huge trove of street mapping image to GitHub. Read more…

Drone Data Accelerates Mapping

Aug 23, 2017 |

Add to the mounting list of data types: aerial data captured by drones, much of it used for map making and field surveys.

A recent report on trends in the booming drone industry finds that commercial drones equipped with mapping software have thus far captured data on an estimated 10 million acres of land in 160 countries. Read more…

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