Location Communication

A fire-fighter can pretty easily get lost and disorientated when surrounded by smoke in the middle of the night. GPS navigation is great, but not for working inside buildings because of the absence of line of sight to satellites, while cellular positioning methods generally fail to provide a satisfactory degree of accuracy. In most countries mobile users are the majority callers for emergency response. It's obvious that most people spend most of their time indoors, and the majority of location-based services are actually being initiated indoors or in environments where GPS fails to deliver acceptable end-user performance. Conventional GPS receivers... (read more)
2009-12-29 11:58:07

Ministry of Defense Asked to Review Restrictions

ScanEx addressed the Russian Federation Minister of Defense Anatoly Serdyukov with the request to lift the restrictions imposed on the linear resolution of satellite images and to explain why the Ministry of Defense representatives failed to be present at the arbitration court hearings related to this issue. For better quality of operations with satellite imagery data it is critical to have a good linear resolution, i.e. the size of smallest details on the image. Until recently the distribution of satellite data has been restricted by a resolution of two metres.In the open letter, ScanEx reminds that back in December 2006... (read more)
2010-09-07 10:55:09

Director Esri Defense and Intelligence Marketing

Whether he was leading a helicopter squadron or navigating the USS Ronald Reagan, US Navy Captain Eric Patten always relied on geospatial technology for the accurate geographic information he and his crew needed to safely reach their destinations. Now aboard as Esri's new director of defense and intelligence global solutions, Patten wants to show other defence and intelligence officers how useful geographic information system (GIS) technology can be to their organisations, whatever the mission. "My role is to be an advocate for GIS and a domain expert within defense and intelligence," said Patten, who retired in July 2010 after a... (read more)
2010-12-16 11:23:42

Lost Communication Links Hamper Japan

Surveying companies flew out immediately to take aerial photographs of Japan recording the calamity, but disruption to communication links are the main issue, according to GIM International Editorial Advisory Board member Susumu Hattori of Fukuyama University. Following the earthquake and tsunami on Friday 11th March 2011 we contacted him and fellow EAB member Sunji Murai of the University of Tokyo, to confirm that they were safe and well. According to Mr Hattori, neither mobile phone networks nor internet were active, so GIS and surveying techniques look of little use: ‘But both will be required soon, when restoration works start. Surveying... (read more)
2011-03-15 10:28:40

DigitalGlobe Names New Senior Director, U.S. Defense Business Development

DigitalGlobe (CO, USA) has announced it has named Thomas A. Hennig senior director of U.S. Defense Business Development. In this position, Hennig will interact with senior Department of Defense and intelligence community leaders to ensure that DigitalGlobe meets the needs of U.S. government organisations. Hennig’s office will be located in the Washington, D.C. area. In his new role, Hennig will also work closely with DigitalGlobe’s industry partners in the Washington, D.C. area to achieve mutually beneficial cooperative strategies. These initiatives will leverage technologies and partnerships to deliver new information products and solutions to both the government and commercial sectors. From... (read more)
2005-09-23 12:00:00

Vision Communication for Fort Drum Connector Project

HW Lochner won a 2008 BE Award of Excellence in the “Communicating Through Visualization” category for its Fort Drum Connector project. The project is featured in the new publication “The Year in Infrastructure 2008,” available online from Bentley Systems. The USD78 million Fort Drum Connector project consists of designing a four-lane connection from Interstate 81 to Fort Drum (NY, USA) for the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT).   The new highway will serve as an Interstate facility and enhance the strategic viability of the U.S. Army base. Successful completion of the project relied on Lochner’s ability to show... (read more)
2009-01-21 02:02:50

Satellite Communication for Disaster Management and Emergency Response

Global Space and Satellite Forum (GSSF) at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi, UAE, is to host United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) on 9 to 11 May 2011.   During GSSF, leading experts will discuss how satellite communications play an important role in disaster relief, particularly in areas where terrestrial lines and mobile telephone infrastructure are destroyed, as was the case for virtually the entire east coast of Japan after it was hit by the devastating Tsunami recently.   Satellite phones,BGANs and VSATs  enable... (read more)
2011-05-05 12:20:16

Serious Gaming: Improving Stakeholder Communication in Urban Development Projects

Today’s advanced computer technology enables several players to play the same game at the same time. Can the visualisation technology used in 3D multiplayer games designed for leisure and entertainment purposes also be used to improve communication between the various stakeholders in spatial development projects? A Dutch company has developed a platform, called the Tygron Engine, which supports decision-making by visualising geodata, modelling it and facilitating interaction in a virtual 3D environment. By Florian Witsenburg and Rudolf Koster, Tygron, The Netherlands Tygron is a software company with offices in The Netherlands and New York City, USA. It was founded in... (read more)
2015-11-18 10:03:55

NavVis Adds Virtual Planning and Communication Features to IndoorViewer Software

NavVis, known for its indoor spatial intelligence technology, has announced the release of NavVis IndoorViewer 2.7. With this software release, users can look forward to a number of additional features to the measurement tool including the ability to annotate measurements as well as being able to export and share them as PDF documents. NavVis IndoorViewer is an innovative web-based deliverable that turns laser scan data into basic building models displayed as 360° realistic digital buildings, point clouds and customizable floorplans. The software, which is also available as a cloud-based SaaS solution – NavVis Cloud – can be set up on-demand... (read more)
2020-08-04 03:20:09

Jack Pellicci Appointed to Geospatial Advisory Committee

Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I) division senior vice president Jack Pellicci has been appointed to serve on the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC), a Federal Advisory Committee sponsored by the US Department of the Interior. Brig Gen Pellicci, US Army (Ret.), is also general manager of the company's Federal, Security & Intelligence business unit which provides geospatial solutions and services to the federal and defense and intelligence community. Pellicci will serve a three year term on the committee, which is led by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. The committee is charged with shaping policy and setting priorities for US geospatial... (read more)
2010-03-09 09:18:41
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