Review of Google Earth for Android Version 8

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As mentioned in my previous post, Google recently announced a new version of Google Earth for Android. This version (8.0.0.2305) is a complete re-write of the underlying Google Earth 3D model, and now has access to unified mapping data used by Google Maps and this new version of Google Earth. This means the most current available mapping data can now be viewed in this version of Google Earth (Google Earth version 7 on all the other platforms is based on less current data). Version 8 also adds some enhanced 3D rendering and improves some aspects of KML support.

Via: Google Earth Blog

Announcing AAM New Zealand

Announcing AAM New Zealand

Via: GeoConnexion

Fugro Offers High Resolution Subsea Laser Scanning

Fugro Offers High Resolution Subsea Laser Scanning

Via: GeoConnexion

Lidar Data Reveals First World War Trenches

High resolution laser scanned height models may have revealed previously unrecorded First World War practice trenches. The Lidar data, captured by aerial mapping company Bluesky, was commissioned by the Coal Authority as part of their research and development programme, which is looking at alternative ways to inspect mine entries in remote and rural areas. However on closer inspection by specialists at English Heritage, patterns in the terrain revealed trenches that are thought to have been used by soldiers preparing for the battlefields of World War One.

Via: GIM International

Sanjay Gangal interviews Anders Ekelund, General Manager - Airborne Hydrography at Leica Geosystems at 2014 InterGeo Conference.

Via: GIS Cafe

Stonex Showcases S10 GNSS Receiver at InterGeo

Mauro Colombi, vice president of operations for Stonex, discusses the new S10 GNSS Receiver while at InterGeo 2014, held October 7-9 in Berlin. The S10 features a new generation of smart and open GPS, where a user can install custom applications directly on the receiver.

Via: GPS World

Position Partners Appointed as FARO Master Distributor

3D positioning solutions company, Position Partners, has been appointed as FARO’s distributor across Australia and Papua New Guinea, with distribution rights to FARO’s 3D documentation products in both countries. The distribution rights include the FARO laser scanner Focus range of products, developed for precise measurement of large objects and environments for 3D documentation and modelling.

Via: GIM International

GIS Health News Weekly: AAG Tackles Mental Health, Mobile Ads for the Doctor’s Office, Ebola Maps

AAG Tackles Mental Health

Spearheaded by Beverley Mullings, Kate Parizeau, and Linda Peake, a group of geographers organized a series of sessions at last year’s AAG meeting on mental health issues, established a listserv (MHGEOG-L [at] lists [dot] queensu [dot] ca), and are now…

Via: All Points Blog

NGA supports Ebola relief efforts, provides data to public

Via: Directions Magazine

Oracle Security Patch Issues with ArcGIS

The deployment of Oracle’s October 2014 Critical Patch Update (CPU) for security vulnerabilities, causes all versions of ArcGIS connections to hang or crash when attempting to establish a database connection. See the affected products and versions section of Oracle’s CPU description to see if this is applicable to your particular Oracle database version.

Esri is working with Oracle to resolve the issue and recommends not deploying the CPU until the issue is resolved. If you have already deployed the CPU, you can roll it back to restore normal operations, or the database administrator can grant permissions as delineated

Via: ArcGIS Resources

Redfin Acquires Walk Score

Via: Directions Magazine

Quantifying Tea Quality with Earth Observation

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The aging tea plantations in India have seen declining crop yields, and declining tea quality. As this labor-intensive industry seeks to modernize, a scientific approach is being applied. Earth observation provides a valuable input to monitor and understand the conditions that contribute to tea quality.

Via: Asian Surveying and Mapping

The Catlin Seaview Survey Maps the Coral Reefs in South East Asia

Coral Survey

A team of scientists have begun a wide scale assessment of what could become one of the last refuges on Earth for coral reefs, if losses from climate change and human activity continue worldwide. The research, which is sponsored by international insurer Catlin Group Limited, is capturing vital data about the health, species diversity and size of iconic reefs in the Coral Triangle, the global centre of marine biodiversity found in South East Asia.

Via: Asian Surveying and Mapping

Dragon Hunters: a Mapping Project for the British Legends

The team behind Dragon Hunters explains their crowd funding campaign currently running on Indiegogo. Can we map a legend? Can we map dragons as we map the distribution of African lions or North American bald eagles? Like eagles, dragons are told to cut the sky with their wings, but they also dig [...]

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This Is What Marketers Think of You and Your Neighbors

Esri released an update to its Tapestry Segmentation system.

Via: Esri News

New World upgrades public safety software

New World Systems released an upgrade of its Aegis suite that offers enhanced integration with GIS.

Via: Esri News

Keep Your City Running with Data and GIS

GIS can help cities better manage their constantly changing infrastructure.

Via: Esri News

Charity MapAction Responds to Ebola in Sierra Leone

Charity MapAction Responds to Ebola in Sierra Leone

Via: GeoConnexion

Trimble Launches Field Service Management Connect

Trimble Launches Field Service Management Connect

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Envitia Awarded Northern Ireland Water Positional Improvement

Envitia Awarded Northern Ireland Water Positional Improvement

Via: GeoConnexion