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Weekliii Round-Up: News on Applying Virtual Reality to Geomatics and Embracing Updated GIS Patterns

While it's been a short week for some folks, we hope you all have made the most of it. Take time out of your busy Friday to read up on all things - okay, just a few things - related to Geomatics, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Natural Resources. More below...

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are two technologies that have found themselves in unexpected places. From fun, on-the-go phone apps designed for pure entertainment to more delicate uses like engineering applications, they both will likely continue to spread their wings over the coming years.

How have they been integrated into the geomatics industry so far? What is the outlook there?

Learn more about their application in this #DailyBrainCandiii post.

The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) recently held its Student Awards Celebration to honor those students who have been awarded local scholarships and awards in the Fall 2017 term. Our office in Calgary was happy to attend, recognizing the latest recipient of the Integrated Informatics Inc. Award for her final semester at the university. More information about this award and event can be found in the News and Events section.

Many industries have long used Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in one way or another. From the time of hand-drawn and paper maps to modern technology that allows the creation of a map on a mobile device within minutes, it is a technology that is constantly seeing change and improvement. Within this landscape, many organizations have found that adopting a distributed GIS pattern has been the most successful for maintaining the evolution of this technology and its application. What is this pattern, and how does it compare to web GIS? Discover more about this concept in this week's #DailyBrainCandiii post from Esri's Jack Dangermond.

Desktop view of PyCharm application Python programming language from the Integrated Python Geoprocessing - pygp - package for ArcGIS geoprocessing framework.

If you have worked with geoprocessing tools long enough, there has likely been a thing or two you have wanted to automate to lighten your workload. I mean, there are companies that are built on quick fix solutions to offer you just that. When it comes to programming for spatially-sound data though, don't you deserve a similar approach? Find out more about our comprehensive and ever-evolving Python package focused on ArcGIS geoprocessing capabilities - pygp.

Mexico's biggest oil and gas auction since opening its energy sector to foreign companies in 2013 attracted potential investment of almost US $100 billion earlier this month. 19 of 29 Deepwater Oil and Gas blocks were sold, exceeding government expectations. Find our more about this auction here.


#DailyBrainCandiii and #WeekliiiRoundUp are inspired by brain candiii, a division of Integrated Informatics that develops Geographic Information System (GIS) training for Energy and Natural Resources professionals.


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