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Selected News from GIS Community02/24/2019
Selected February 2019 News from GIS Community
Technology changes ways in which professionals and citizen collaborate in geospatial dimension. We picked several February news for you as most interesting ones.
Аutomatic vertical scanning for drones now available. Inspecting vertical surfaces previously required a lot of manual work. and so was a burden for professional drone users. Automatic Facade Scan tool from UgCS changes this.
Peering behind the mapping curtain. Mapbox, a location intelligence startup shares about “live maps” built not from traditional data surveys, but from data collected from hundreds of millions of location-enabled sensors in real time.
Planet’s breadloaf-sized satellites capture Earth surface. Planet Co. now flying 300 12-pound satellites, which transmit 1.2 million images of high-resolution daily. Computer algorithms are being trained to look at new features day to day to identify new roads, buildings, etc.
New ways to add and format text on your ArcGIS Hub sites. Esri continues to empower teams and communities having recently added new features such as text formatting, creating calls-to-action, and customizing pages in ‘code view’.
Esri Press Releases ‘Women and GIS: Mapping Their Stories’. Read about 23 prominent women profiles working in such diverse fields as oceanography, archeology, education, social justice, conservation biology, and government.
Redrawing the Map: How the World’s Climate Zones Are Shifting. This article by Nicola Jones published a while ago on E360 uses maps to tell us how climate has been visibly changing around us redrawing so many lines.
As promised, the latest Rextag GIS Data Update has been released. Here are some of the highlights and some examples of what you will find in the overhauled first update of 2019.
Drillinginfo stated on Jan. 29 it formed a new strategic collaboration with Hart Energy’s Rextag unit for the purpose of creating a combined midstream business product.
On November 2, Cardinal Midstream Partners, an independent Dallas-based midstream energy company, concluded definitive agreements with Medallion Midstream Services to purchase Medallion’s natural gas gathering and processing business in the Delaware Basin in West Texas. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in early 2023.
On October 19, Shell USA completed the almost $1.96 billion acquisition of the master limited partnership. The company paid $15.85 in cash for every common unit representing limited partner interests in SHLX not held by Shell USA or its affiliates. A subsidiary of Shell USA has 269,457,304 SHLX common units or roughly 68.5% of SHLX common units.
A $3.0 billion cash definitive agreement to purchase the Eagle Ford assets of Ensign Natural Resources has been concluded by Marathon Oil Corporation on November 2.