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.



Southland Royalty sold its San Juan Basin assets to MorningStar for $17.3 million. We go over the basics with an emphasis on the data needed to evaluate Southland Royalty's acreage in the San Juan Basin.


As demands for water management solutions increase, service companies are looking for new ways to optimize their ability to recycle and store this water.


As you know the US Oil Rig Count has dropped by over 20% from January to December 2019. In Texas we saw oil rigs count dropping over 30% in that same time frame.