Geo Announcements: QGIS 3.6 Released, New Map Projections Added to ArcGIS and ArcGIS Pro

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In the latest geo announcements, QGIS 3.6 has been released, the European Space Agency announces a new school award, ArcGIS and ArcGIS Pro add two new map projections.  To submit GIS/geospatial related announcements for inclusion in future editions of Geo Announcements please fill out this form.

GIS Software News

QGIS is pleased to announce the release of QGIS 3.6 ‘Noosa’! Noosa was the location of a local Australian developer meeting in autumn 2017. More: QGIS 3.6 Noosa is released

ArcGIS Online is updated: “This update introduces an improved account and administration experience, new and enhanced analysis tools, new configurable apps, and lots more.” More: What’s new in ArcGIS Online (March 2019)

ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7 is now available.  More: What’s new in ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7

The Equal Earth, an equal-area projection, and the Peirce quincuncial, a conformal projection, are now available in ArcGIS 10.7 and ArcGIS Pro 2.3. More: Two new map projections available in ArcGIS 10.7 and Pro 2.3


If you are a Climate Detectives team, you have until 15 April 2019 to apply for the LPS 2019 Climate Detectives School Award. The winning teams will present their findings to an international audience during the ESA 2019 Living Planet Symposium (LPS), like real scientists! More: LPS 2019 Climate Detectives School Award


The Monday night lecture Beyond the Pole will take place on 1 April and will be preceded by a Collections display in the Foyle Reading Room, with the opportunity for Fellows and members to meet the last surviving member of the expedition, Dr Ken Hedges. More: Beyond the Pole: celebrating 50 years since the British Trans-Arctic Expedition

Industry news

Arizona State University (ASU) is Planet’s first institutional data partner for higher education. In an effort to expand the education and research use of Planet’s daily global stream of satellite imagery, ASU students and researchers will have access to our growing catalogue of imagery from our Dove and RapidEye 3-5 meter resolution satellites. More: ASU Named as Planet’s First Higher Education Partner

Platform Creates Mobile-Friendly Digital Campus Experience; Features Campus Points of Interest Tour, Wayfinding and More. More: Concept3D Platform Launched by Louisiana State University for Immersive Campus Map

James Fee has joined the Spatial Networks leadership team. More: Welcoming James Fee, Vice President for Professional Services

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