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OceanWise Marine Data Management and GIS Workshop

OceanWise, supported by the Association for Geographic Information (AGI), hosts its popular annual Data Management & GIS Workshop on Wednesday 22 November 2017, at The School of Economic Science, 11 Mandeville Place, London W1U 3AJ.

Our keynote speaker will be Ed Parsons, Chief Technology Officer at Google.

This year’s theme is ‘Modernising Our Approach to Data Management’ so if you are;

struggling to come to terms with the volume of data you collect perplexed by the processes needed to manage that data or unsure of the value and benefit GIS can bring to your operations

Then the event should be of interest to you.

We will be discussing recent developments in marine data as well as providing advice, guidance and demonstrations of how GIS technologies and OceanWise products and services can deliver savings in time, effort and money.

As always, the workshop provides a great opportunity to informally network, share experiences with government, industry and academic practitioners and stakeholders involved in managing assets or providing decision support and situational analysis across the marine and coastal space. Lunch is provided!

This free-to-attend event is popular so do book early to reserve your place!

To reserve your place please register here or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone on 01420 768262

To view the draft programme click here

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Esri Founder and President Jack Dangermond to Discuss Earth Observations in the Commercial Sector at GEO Week

Attendees Will Hear How The Science of Where Can Inform Smarter Business Decisions

Redlands, California—October 18, 2017Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics, today announced that its founder and president, Jack Dangermond, will speak at GEO Week, to be held Monday, October 23, through Friday, October 27, in Washington, DC.

The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is a partnership of more than 100 national governments and over 100 participating organizations that envisions a future where decisions and actions for the benefit of humankind are informed by coordinated, comprehensive, and sustained earth observations (EO).

One of the conference highlights will be a plenary session on October 25featuring Dangermond, who will talk about how earth observations are being used to improve decision-making across all sectors of society and how GEO can best engage with business communities to deliver EO-powered insight for a changing world.

WHO: 
Jack Dangermond, Esri Founder and President

WHAT:
GEO Week 2017
A Plenary Panel Discussing Earth Observations in the Commercial Sector

WHERE:
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004

WHEN:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

LEARN MORE: go.esri.com/GEOWeek

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Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, Esri software is used in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world’s mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us atwww.esri.com.

Copyright © 2017 Esri. All rights reserved. Esri, the Esri globe logo, The Science of Where, esri.com, and @esri.com are trademarks, service marks, or registered marks of Esri in the United States, the European Community, or certain other jurisdictions. Other companies and products or services mentioned herein may be trademarks, service marks, or registered marks of their respective mark owners.

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GEO Jobe Welcomes New Project Manager, Daniel Menikheim, to the Team

Project Manager will assist in managing various software development and ArcGIS Enterprise project

GEO Jobe Welcomes New Project Manager

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Oct. 10, 2017 – PRLog — GEO Jobe, a leading GIS software and geospatial solutions provider and developers of Admin Tools, Mapfolio, and GEOPowered Cloud, is pleased to welcome our newest hire, Daniel Menikheim, to the team in the role of Project Manager.

Menikheim, based in GEO Jobe’s Center for Research and Engineering ( C.R.E ) in Biloxi, MS, will be working closely with our remote teams as well as our teams in Nashville, TN, and Biloxi, MS to assist in managing various software development and ArcGIS Enterprise projects.  He brings a strong focus on project management best practices and industry standards that will be invaluable as part of GEO Jobe’s continued strategic growth.

” With the recent growth of GEO Jobe, I am extremely excited to announce the addition of  Danny to the team. His skills with project management will be invaluable as we continue to press forward with our goals. We are rolling out several new products and will continue with our software development services. Also, be on the look-out for a new hire in the next few weeks related to our GEOPowered Cloud GIS hosting offerings.” said David Hansen, VP GEO Jobe.

You can contact Daniel and the whole GEO Jobe team directly via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

More info about the GEO Powered Cloud – http://www.geo-jobe.com/geopowered-cloud/

About GEO Jobe
Founded in 1999, GEO Jobe is a geospatial industry leader that currently has the top three most popular apps in the ArcGIS Marketplace including Admin Tools for ArcGIS Online. While many geospatial firms focus on a specific industry, GEO Jobe, as company, has a focus on industry independent solutions and offerings such as providing software development and data hosting expertise and services. GEO Jobe was an early adopter of the ArcGIS Online platform and always strives to extend and push the limits of what is possible using the platform. GEO Jobe has been an Esri business partner for many years and has received multiple awards from Esri including the 2015 Innovative Marketplace Provider and the 2013 Organization Use of ArcGIS Online award.

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Orbit Logic Awarded Navy Autonomy Contract

GREENBELT, MD (October 3, 2017) – Orbit Logic has teamed with the University of Colorado Boulder’s Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles (RECUV) on a Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to develop a hierarchical autonomous mission planning and execution capability for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) that will address many of the challenges associated with long duration operations. 

Orbit Logic and CU Boulder have teamed on this STTR to research solutions that could significantly advance the state-of-the-art in the composition, deployment, and real-time adaptability of Autonomous Underwater Vehicle collaborative sorties. We are leveraging prior work in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Satellite Onboard Autonomy research areas to address the challenges of this maritime-related topic.

 

The research will innovate approaches to the exchange of information between collaborating vehicles that enables onboard decision-making to perform effectively despite the communication limitations imposed by the underwater marine environment. This will be accomplished through the leveraging and integration of several key technologies. The first is the employment of a novel decentralized data fusion approach to maintain the collective state awareness of a group of federated collaborating assets. This capability intelligently exchanges data (or strategically withholds data exchange) to minimize communications while maximizing distributed knowledge. Secondly, we will employ “resource ferrying” strategies to optimize collaborative operations for energy consumption. This technique, applicable to homogeneous or heterogeneous systems, has promise to significantly improve the overall effectiveness of long duration missions by intelligently distributing data, processing, and stored electrical energy. Additionally, autonomous decision logic strategies leveraged from synergistic satellite autonomy research will overlay the data architecture. Research will determine the most compact representation of asset information necessary to achieve robust, real-time adaptive mission performance. We will investigate the application of these technologies to “Pods” of cooperating heterogeneous AUV assets, assessing the mission effectiveness and resilience that might be gained.

 

An AUS “multi-Pod” mission scenario to be used in initial verification of the collaborative architecture.

 

Orbit Logic Incorporated (www.orbitlogic.com), specializes in software for mission planning, scheduling, and space situational awareness. Orbit Logic’s operationally proven software products – Collection Planning & Analysis Workstation, STK Scheduler, Order Logic Web App, Onboard Autonomous Planning System, and SpyMeSat mobile app – create better plans faster with fewer resources, more insight, and less risk. Our highly configurable desktop, web, mobile, and onboard software supports analysis and operations for domains including aerial/satellite imaging and space/ground networking.

 

The Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles (RECUV) at the University of Colorado Boulder is a university, government, and industry partnership that collaborates to design, develop, and implement new technologies that will enhance the communications, mobility, and overall performance of unmanned vehicle systems. The center addresses the technical challenges associated with unmanned vehicles by integrating the traditional aerospace disciplines of aerodynamics, structures, navigation, control, and vehicle design with telecommunications, sensors, networks, and robotics.

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FAA Restricts Drones over Statue of Liberty, Other Landmarks

At the request of U.S. national security and law enforcement agencies, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) § 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – to address concerns about unauthorized drone operations over 10 Department of the Interior (DOI) sites, including the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore.

The FAA and DOI have agreed to restrict drone flights up to 400 feet within the lateral boundaries of these sites:

Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York, NY Boston National Historical Park (U.S.S. Constitution), Boston, MA Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia, PA Folsom Dam; Folsom, CA Glen Canyon Dam; Lake Powell, AZ Grand Coulee Dam; Grand Coulee, WA Hoover Dam; Boulder City, NV Jefferson National Expansion Memorial; St. Louis, MO Mount Rushmore National Memorial; Keystone, SD Shasta Dam; Shasta Lake, CA

The restrictions will be effective October 5, 2017. There are only a few exceptions that permit drone flights within these restrictions, and they must be coordinated with the individual facility and/or the FAA.

To ensure the public is aware of these restricted locations, the FAA has created an interactive map online. The link to these restrictions is also included in the FAA’s B4UFLY mobile app. The app will be updated within 60 days to reflect these airspace restrictions. Additional information, including frequently asked questions, is available on the FAA’s UAS website.

Operators who violate the airspace restrictions may be subject to enforcement action, including potential civil penalties and criminal charges.

This is the first time the agency has placed airspace restrictions for unmanned aircraft, or “drones,” over DOI landmarks. The FAA has placed similar airspace restrictions over military bases that currently remain in place.

The FAA is considering additional requests from other federal agencies for restrictions using the FAA’s § 99.7 authority as they are received.

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