Esri's new releases of Collector for ArcGIS and Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS include display, configuration, and workflow enhancements that improve field data collection and enterprise oversight. Both apps are available at no cost to Portal for ArcGIS customers and ArcGIS Online subscribers.
Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) made landfall early on November 8 in Guiuan municipality, Eastern Samar province, Eastern Visayas region in the Philippines. The storm hit with 150mph winds and gusts up to 170mph. Communications and power lines are down in many areas. Roads have been impacted, limiting access to the most affected areas. The Digital Humanitarian Network was activated by the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA).
Topcon Positioning Group announces the acquisition of DynaRoad Oy, a construction software company in Helsinki, Finland. Topcon also announced the establishment of the Topcon Helsinki Technology Center in conjunction with the acquisition.
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) invites participation in the Ratings, Gaugings and Cross-Sections Interoperability Experiment (RGSIE), which will further develop and test the current OGC WaterML 2.0 Part 2 candidate encoding standard. This candidate OGC standard is currently available as an OGC public discussion paper (https://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=54423). This candidate OGC standard defines a draft information model for exchanging rating tables and the observational data used in development of these rating tables.
The Humanitarian OpenSteetMap Team (HOT) has activated to provide geographic base data in areas affected by typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan in the Philippines. Currently we are supporting the active OpenStreetMap Philippines community and we have activated in conjunction with our partners at the Digital Humanitarian Network(DHN). For more information about what other DHN partners are doing please read their blog post about the activation. We are also working closely with United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the American Red Cross (ARC) to determine if they have mapping needs which we can help fulfill.