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Geo Week Round-up: GIS Analysis 2nd Ed. | UltraCam Osprey 4.1 | GNSS to Everest

Welcome to the Geo Week News weekly update! The articles below have been hand picked from recent geospatial news. A new update is posted each Monday.

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Esri Publishes Second Edition of GIS Analysis Guide

Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, has announced the publication of The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 1: Geographic Patterns and Relationships, second edition. With easier-to-read maps and text, this new edition updates a classic guide and teaches how to understand foundational spatial analysis patterns that provide geographic insights. Readers learn the basic concepts of spatial analysis and GIS and build on that understanding with essential mapmaking skills to unveil and display patterns and relationships. The second edition of this book also is a guide to online lessons that reinforce these concepts and demonstrate real-world GIS application.

Read more: Esri 

Vexcel Imaging Unveils UltraCam Osprey 4.1

Vexcel Imaging has announced the release of the next-generation UltraCam Osprey 4.1, which is described as a highly versatile large-format aerial camera for the simultaneous collection of photogrammetric-grade nadir imagery (PAN, RGB and NIR) and oblique images (RGB). Frequent updates of sharp, noise-free and highly accurate digital representations of the world are essential for modern city planning. Designed to ensure flight collection efficiency at superior radiometric and geometric quality, with the UltraCam Osprey 4.1 the Austria-based company aims to set a new standard in urban mapping and 3D city modeling.

Read more: GIM International

GNSS Receivers Reach the Everest Peak

CHC Navigation announced that its P5 geodetic GNSS receiver has been used successfully by China’s National Geodetic Survey Team and its Mountaineer’s Team to complete the 2020 Mount Everest Elevation Survey. This is the first time that a team of Chinese surveyors has climbed the summit of Mount Everest, and it is also the first time that BeiDou-based Chinese GNSS receivers have been used to measure the height of Mount Everest.

Read more: Geoiformatics

Fusing Data on Doomed Ash Trees

On the recent SPAR 3D webinar, Kevin Dowling, CEO of Kaarta made a surprise announcement: Kaarta has a new SLAM-based mobile mapping sensor – The Stencil Pro – and its unlike anything we’ve seen previously in the SLAM scanners.

Read more: SPAR 3D

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