Category Archives: Enviro/Ag

MAPLand Act Gathering Support

The Modernizing Access to our Public Land (MAPLand) Act, which would direct federal land management agencies to digitize and standardize mapping records, has won the support of the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS). The legislation, H.R. 3113, will allow hunters, anglers, and millions of other federal land users to access essential information about public lands...

Digitizing America’s Coast

Legislation passed by congress and signed by the president codifies NOAA’s exemplary digital coast program Geospatial professionals and coastal communities are celebrating the passage of the Digital Coast Act (DCA) by remembering the coordinated efforts from the numerous public and private stakeholders that were necessary to help pass this important legislation. The intent of this...

senseFly Expands its Line of Fixed-Wing Mapping Drones

A mapping drone in the $10,000 price range might sound like one of those things that’s too good to be true. And up until now, maybe it was. A Swiss company called senseFly, a global leader in fixed-wing mapping drones, has expanded its flagship eBee X drone solution with the launch of eBee Geo. The...

Digital Coast Act Becomes Law This Week

The Digital Coast Act, now approved by both chambers of Congress, will become law this week, and that is a significant step toward expanding and making accessible geospatial data to support environmental and economic development activities in the coastal regions of the United States. The bill creates a program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...