An Awakening in India: Interview with Bharat Lohani

Since the July 2014 issue of GIM International is dedicated to Lidar point clouds, it should come as no surprise that it contains an interview with a leading expert on this exciting aspect of the geomatics spectrum. Dr Bharat Lohani, who is leading the Lidar teaching and research group at the renowned Indian institute of IIT Kanpur and is a member of this magazine’s editorial board, was a logical candidate. In this interview he talks about India’s role in the industry, his company Geokno, developments within Lidar technology and the geomatics programme at IIT Kanpur.

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Pelydryn Ltd. invests in Chiroptera II for cost efficient high quality shallow water data acquisition

(Heerbrugg/Switzerland, Exeter/United Kingdom, 21 July 2014) – Pelydryn Ltd, a UK based company specializing in the acquisition of airborne …

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Crowdsourcing Competition for Digitally Capturing 'Building Footprints'

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) is giving Canterbury high school students the chance to become even more actively and personally involved in the rebuild of their region – and to win prizes in the process. Run by LINZ – with Canterbury University and Environment Canterbury – ‘Building Our Footprints’ is a crowdsourcing competition aimed at digitally capturing ‘building footprints’ in Selwyn, Waimakariri and Christchurch.

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Internship Tips Straight From the Recruiter!

We’re well into summer, and most of us Esri interns are in the middle of our internships. Whether you are heading back to school in the fall or you are looking for a full time position, it is important that you give an internship everything you’ve got! In this interview with Lara McLaughlin, Esri’s Internship Program Coordinator and University Recruiter, you will hear what to do and what not to do as an intern from someone who works with students year round.

Describe your role at Esri.

This is my third year here, and since starting I have made a lot of

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">"Has Collector helped to put mobile GIS on the map?" by Matt Sheehan

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First Look Video – Cedar Tree CMP1, mini Android smartphone from @cedar_tech

TweetI’m pleased to share this one with you, shot on location at the 2014 ESRIUC in San Diego… likely your first chance to have a look at the really awesome, Cedar Tree CMP1, mini Android smartphone – My first look …

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GIS People Triumphs in State Innovation Project

Jul 25, 2014 — Award-winning location intelligence company GIS People has been chosen to develop a solution for the Queensland Department of …

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64-bit background GP install for Esri Business Analyst 10.2.1

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Esri Business Analyst 10.2.2 – 64-bit Background Geoprocessing

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64-bit Background Geoprocessing for Esri Business Analyst

At the 2014 User Conference we demonstrated Business Analyst 64-bit Background Geoprocessing in various presentations and at the Location Analytics island. The reception was overwhelmingly positive and this functionality has been a huge “want” for users to integrate into their workflows.

The benefits are bountiful, namely:

  • Productivity (run tasks in the background while continuing your work in ArcMap)
  • Stability (run as 64-bit tasks separate of your 32-bit ArcMap)
  • Performance (your large ‘memory hungry’ processes…like Drive Times or Customer Setup or Spatial Overlay won’t tap out at 2 GB, they are free to execute in 64-bit mode)
  • In turn, we are excited to release the

    Via: ArcGIS Resources

    5 Big Data Apps with Effective Use Cases

    ArcGIS makes it easy to create data-driven maps and visualizations.

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    The Sky is the Limit at Greenville with Cityworks

    City Uses GIS-centric Solution Citywide, Sees 400% Boost in Work Output
    Jul 25, 2014 — Sandy, UT — At the City of Greenville, South …

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    National Transportation Atlas Database

    The Bureau of Transportation Statistics recently released the 2014 National Transportation Atlas Database. From the BTS The DVD is a set of nationwide geographic databases of transportation facilities, transportation networks, and associated infrastructure. These datasets include spatial information for transportation modal networks and intermodal terminals, as well as the related [...]

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    Esri and SAP—A New Frontier in Decision Analytics

    At the 2014 Esri UC, SAP and Esri announced continued progress toward our goal of deeply integrating GIS solutions with SAP platforms and enterprise applications through shared innovation across the SAP HANA, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI), and SAP Mobile platforms.

    Here are a quick review of what has been done, an overview of available resources, a look at which industries are using the integration, highlights of new releases, and a glimpse of what’s next.

    What We Learned about the Way Enterprises Used SAP and Esri Technologies in 2013

    Data + Geography = Maximized Efficiency, Improved Productivity, and Streamlined Decision-making


    Via: Esri UC

    Evaluating Ecosystems from Space

    The impact of humans upon the planet’s ecosystems has long been a concern for scientists, and now the European Space Agency (ESA) is taking their assessment of natural resources to a new level with satellite technology. The emphasis of a new project from the ESA is on promoting sustainability and [...]

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    URISA 2014 Board of Directors Election Results Announced


    URISA is pleased to announce the results of its 2014 Board of Directors’ Election. Rebecca Somers will become President-Elect of the association and Valrie Grant, Kevin Mickey and Martin Roche will begin their terms as members of the Board of Directors, at the close of GIS-Pro 2014: URISA’s 52nd Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, September 8-11, 2014.

    Rebecca Somers, GISP, Somers-St. Claire GIS Management Consultants resides in Fairfax, Virginia. In her statement to the membership, she noted, “URISA has done some outstanding planning in the past couple of years and has many exciting new initiatives planned and underway.

    Via: GIS and Science

    Calculate How Many Service Credits Your Analysis Needs

    Wondering how many service credits you might use when running analysis in ArcGIS Online? Find out before you run your analysis by clicking the Show credits button in the selected spatial analysis tool.

    After inputting the data layers and analysis criteria required to run your spatial analysis, click Show credits. This will calculate the exact number of credits that your analysis will use according to your inputs.

    Also, check out the service credits estimator to estimate how many credits you might need to run various operations in ArcGIS Online.

    Be sure to share this tip with other ArcGIS Online users in

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    MapQuest’s Free Amazon Fire Phone App Features Tilt-activated Menu + Layer Bar

    Amazon Appstore’s No. 1 Free Navigation App Offers Same Great
    Accuracy With Device-specific Enhancements


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    New from Google – Maps Coordinate + Maps Engine Pro

    TweetGoogle has this week announced that Google Coordinate will now be included with every Maps Engine Pro subscription ($5/user/month). Recall, Google Maps Coordinate, is the mobile and web app that lets teams assign jobs and share their locations with each …

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    Esri Mapping Lab at National Conference on Geography Education

    Mapping Lab at NCGE conference

    Esri is pleased to offer three days of hands-on workshops as part of a Mapping Lab at the upcoming National Conference on Geography Education. Staff from the Esri education group as well as some of our dear friends in geography education will be on hand to teach a series of first-come, first-served free 45 minute workshops! These workshops will demonstrate the ease and power of spatial analysis that is possible on the web within ArcGIS Online. The workshops will be held in the Louis XVI Room of the Peabody Hotel in Memphis on

    Via: GIS Education Community