ESRI Acquires indoo.rs GmbH

ESRI has announced the acquisition of indoo.rs GmbH, a provider of Indoor Positioning System (IPS) technology.  The indoo.rs software will become part of ESRI’s ArcGIS Indoors, a mapping product that enables interactive indoor mapping of corporate facilities, retail and commercial locations, airports, hospitals, event venues, universities, and more.  The acquisition will also provide users of ESRI’s ArcGIS platform with imbedded IPS location services to support indoor mapping and analysis.  The indoo.rs headquarters will also serve as an ESRI R&D centre based in Vienna, Austria, focused on cutting-edge IPS capability.

Plant Hardiness Zone Map

Some of you might be familiar with USDA’s Plant Hardiness Zone Map.  It is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location.  The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree zones.  Besides the static map, there is also an interactive GIS map.  You can also enter a zip code and find your hardiness zone.  Check it out!

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Mappy Hour at CalPoly Pomona

The Southern California Chapter of URISA is sponsoring a Mappy Hour at the CalPoly Pomona Campus (Innovation Brew Works) on March 19th at 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.  Attendees are invited to share their Geo-related projects, GIS initiatives and their plans for global or local GIS domination.

Students are encouraged to attend to learn about GIS opportunities regionally and within URISA including internships, competitions and conference scholarships.  Light snacks will be provided and beverages are available for purchase.

Parking is available without a permit after 5 P.M. in Lot “O” near Innovation Village on Campus.  Click here for more info.