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Esri Unveils ArcGIS Earth to the World

Esri has launched ArcGIS Earth, a free, desktop-based interactive globe that anyone can use to explore the world and work with a variety of 3D and 2D map data formats including KML. ArcGIS Earth allows users to quickly display data on the globe, sketch place marks, measure distances and areas, and add annotations to easily...

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OGC seeks Public Comment on Two Candidate Standards

The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) seeks public comment on the following two candidate standards: OGC Geospatial User Feedback Conceptual Model (“GUF Model”) and the OGC Geospatial User Feedback XML encoding Standard. The first candidate standard specifies the structure of a conceptual Geospatial User Feedback data model. Geospatial User Feedback is metadata that is...
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Measuring Coastal Slope Movements from the Air

Carlos Gonzales from 3D Laser Mapping will explore the capabilities of combining airborne laser scanning and photography as an approach to measure coastal slope movements, during his talk at MMT in Sydney, Australia. (9-11th December, 2015). Successful measurement of coastal areas is crucial to determine the potential impact upon local infrastructure, and to take action...
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European Data Portal launched

The European Commission has launched a quality-assured beta version of the European Data Portal, with more than 240,000 datasets, at the European Data Forum. An international consortium, which is led by Capgemini and of which con terra is a member, is responsible for the implementation. The European Data Portal ( enables fast and simple...
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