The May 31, 2019 edition of Geo Announcements includes GIS industry news from Maptitude, Visual Crossing, and Mapillary.
The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Eastern Redistricting Seminar will be held June 20-23, 2019 in Providence, Rhode Island (USA). The seminar covers redistricting law, new technology, and other aspects of drawing the decennial maps. Caliper staff will be available to discuss Maptitude mapping software. Caliper invites attendees to learn more about the market-leading Maptitude for Redistricting software and how the tools within it make redistricting accessible to all stakeholders. software and how the tools within it make redistricting accessible to all stakeholders. Meet with Maptitude staff at this special redistricting meeting for demonstrations of the advances in the redistricting technology and the interoperability with Esri’s ArcGIS environment. To schedule a meeting, please email us.
More: Learn More About Maptitude for Redistricting at the NCSL Eastern Redistricting Seminar
The Maptitude mapping software team, who manage the popular business mapping application, today announced that they are a 2019 NEURISA sponsor. Stewart Berry, Vice President at Caliper Corporation, said, “We are proud to be able to make our contribution to NEURISA in support of the geospatial community in New England and we look forward to collaborating with the organization. NEURISA accepts a limited number of sponsors each year and we are very pleased that Maptitude can support the goals of NEURISA to educate, advocate for, and cultivate the New England GIS community.” Caliper develops a GIS ecosystem that is focused on transportation, operations, and logistics. Through a unique combination of technology, products, and experts, Caliper provides organizations with deeper knowledge and insight using location-based data. Maptitude generates actionable location intelligence through an intuitive and Wizard-driven interface. The Maptitude team is committed to fostering careers and growth in the GIS community. In support of the NEURISA mission to provide exceptional educational experiences, the Maptitude team has been providing scholarships and free software to educators and students across the country.
More: Maptitude Team is a 2019 NEURISA Sponsor (May 23, 2019)
Mapillary, the street-level imagery platform that uses computer vision to automate and scale mapping, has announced the world’s first demand-driven marketplace for street-level images and map data. This is set to solve a huge pain point for mapmakers and mobility services, as it will allow them to improve and update maps on demand—without activating their own fleets of mapping vans.
More: Map Data on Demand: Announcing the Mapillary Marketplace (May 22, 2019)
Maptitude 2019 dominates the space vacated by MapPoint, supporting Microsoft MapPoint-like tools & queries. With enhanced versions of the features that MapPoint users are familiar with, Maptitude retains the ease-of-use of MapPoint while providing functionality that Microsoft MapPoint users could only wish for.
More: Maptitude 2019 Adds Enhanced MapPoint and Streets & Trips Features (May 16, 2019)
Visual Crossing Corporation announces the releases of its weather data services. High quality historical and forecast weather data available for use in any mapping, spreadsheet or business intelligence system.
More: Visual Crossing Announces the release of Weather Data Services (May 15, 2019)
Caliper now offers new 2019 U.S. School Districts Data for purchase that includes three nationwide map layers of elementary, secondary, and unified school districts. The data are delivered either as a download or on a single DVD and contain 1,968 Elementary School Districts, 488 Secondary School Districts, and 10,893 Unified School Districts. The data are compatible with Maptitude mapping software. All three layers include data from the 2010 Census and the 2017 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates at no additional cost. The ACS data include fields for income, population, age, race, gender, housing, and ethnicity. Also included is the number of students by race (American Indian, Asian, Hispanic, Black, White, Hawaiian, Multiple races) from 2014-5 U.S. Department of Education Local Educational Agency Universe Survey.
More: New 2019 School District Data for Maptitude Mapping Software (May 15, 2019)
Radiant Earth has launched Radiant MLHub, a cloud-based open library for training geospatial data used by machine learning algorithms.
Researchers have compiled an enormous global dataset with over four trillion satellite-based measurements of sea surface temperature.