Creative Map Solutions- News and Blog

Creative Map Solutions brings you the latest news in the GIS and mapping industry.

Get the latest news from GIS User, a leading source of information for news related to the geospatial industry.

Local IoT Technology Wins TECTERRA Funding Support

Edmonton company’s environmental decision support software garners increased support for launch

EDMONTON, Alberta, Oct. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TECTERRA’s Board of Directors have announced Edmonton-based Campbell Scientific Canada’s new Internet of Things (IoT) technology will receive funding support as part of their Industry Investment Program. In a competitive process among Alberta start ups, small and medium sized companies, Campbell Scientific Canada’s environmental decision support software, WeatherBrain, was one of the technologies successfully selected to receive backing through TECTERRA’s investment program.

“We are in the business of investing in Alberta companies creating game changing technology,” said Jonathan Neufeld, CEO of TECTERRA, “Campbell Scientific’s use of IoT technology to better manage operations that are impacted by environmental factors is revolutionary and could change the landscape of many industries. We are happy to support such an innovative initiative in our province.”

This funding support will allow Campbell Scientific Canada to further optimize WeatherBrain to best meet client needs, following the product launch on October 10, 2017.

“After nearly 40 years of helping our clients obtain the best measurements possible, we couldn’t be more excited to launch our newest product, WeatherBrain, and further support our clients in making the most confident, reliable decisions,” said Vice President, Operations (COO), Glenn Bosch. “This support to commercialize our technology from a very reputable organization like TECTERRA endorses the investment that CSC has already made in developing our solution.  It also provides a stringent, independent evaluation that the innovation we are providing through WeatherBrain, will be highly sought after.  This support will allow us to accelerate our plans to extend the value we provide our clients and marketplace.”

WeatherBrain was designed specifically for people in any industry or field who are tasked with making critical operational decisions that are impacted by environmental factors. Studies show these end users often do not understand how weather or environmental data can be leveraged to optimize or positively impact their operations. WeatherBrain is designed to remove this uncertainty. The platform completes the data analysis for the end user, and via its unique indicators, visually shows the user what to expect, and more importantly, when to expect it, so they can make confident, reliable decisions. WeatherBrain users can leverage this IoT analytics platform to effectively put themselves ahead of impending weather events, saving them time, money and resources.

About Campbell Scientific (Canada) Corp.: Campbell Scientific Canada has been a provider of accurate environmental intelligence for nearly 40 years. The Edmonton based company is an industry leader in system design, data analytics, service, support, integration, calibration, and training. And with its newest product, WeatherBrain, Campbell Scientific Canada is furthering its mission to always provide the best measurement possible, by offering environmental decision support to its customers.

global mapper
Editor (19296 Posts)

Glenn is a geographer and a GIS professional with over 20 years experience in the industry. He's the co-founder of GISuser and several other technology web publications.


Original author: Editor


© GISUser

Continue reading
68 Hits

GIS Cloud exhibition at the Australian Utility Week

Zagreb, Croatia – Oct. 26, 2017 – GIS Cloud, a pioneer in the field of cloud-based GIS, announced their upcoming exhibition at the Australian Utility Week, taking place in Melbourne, Australia (29-30 November) at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

GIS Cloud’s participation and exhibition at the Australian Utility Week is a part of GIS Cloud’s Australia and New Zealand tour in November. GIS Cloud considers this a great chance to meet their growing community in Australia and New Zealand.

“The event is now in its 15th year and will attract 2000+ utility professionals from the electricity, gas and water sectors. The speakers are a mix of Australian and international utility leaders, Smart Grid technology innovators, and R&D professionals. It’s the largest event of its kind in Australasia region and the only event that focuses exclusively on digital and customer facing innovations.” (Source: Australian Utility Week)

This year, Australian Utility Week includes 3 distinct streams (Field Operations, Smart Grid & Meters, Digital Utility) that are free to attend. Also, there will be a co-located event – Energy Services Australia (ESA).

You can meet the GIS Cloud team at booth D02, and see a demo of newest solutions such as Crowdsourcing, as well as get a sneak peek into other new technologies yet to be presented to a wider community. Among other activities prepared for the event, GIS Cloud’s Business Development Manager, Igor Farkaš, will lead a focus group for GIS in Utilities, dedicated to getting feedback and addressing the needs of the professionals who will shape the future of the utilities industry.

Entrance to the exhibition part of the event is free for everyone. If you wish to visit the event as GIS Cloud’s guests, please register using the GIS Cloud customized e-ticket:

To arrange a B2B meeting with GIS Cloud team in Australia or New Zealand, please send an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Original author: GISuser


© GISUser

Continue reading
80 Hits

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

Original author: GISuser


© GISUser

Continue reading
104 Hits

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.

Jack Dangermond, Esri Founder and President

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

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

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


# # #

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

Copyright © 2017 Esri. All rights reserved. Esri, the Esri globe logo, The Science of Where,, and 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.

Original author: GISuser


© GISUser

Continue reading
88 Hits

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 –

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.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Original author: GISuser


© GISUser

Continue reading
117 Hits