Free GIS Workshops

Contex Americas will host daily GIS workshops at the ESRI User Conference at Contex's Booth 513. They will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on 12th to 14th July, and at 11 a.m. on 15th July. The free workshops will teach how to digitally convert maps to SHP files and to print in large format. Seating is limited. Interested parties should register online. Contex is giving away an Apple iPad to a lucky booth visitor. The winner will be announced by 22nd July 2010. One-to-one sessions are also available upon request, after having conacted Contex at 877-226-6839. (read more)
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2018-08-30 03:09:00

GIS Professional Requirements

The GIS Certification Institute (GISCI, USA) has made public a proposal to update requirements for GIS Professional (GISP) certification. Key among the proposed updates is the addition of a required examination. The Working Group that prepared the proposal recommends that the exam be based on the US Department of Labor's new Geospatial Technology Competency Model and related resources. The "GISP Certification Update" proposal is available for public review at the GISCI website, along with instructions on how individuals can share their views about proposed changes. As part of its deliberations the GISCI Board of Directors will consider comments received between... (read more)
2011-01-31 10:04:10

GRASS GIS 6.0.0 Released

After more than two years of development the first official release of the next generation implementation of GRASS has been published. The Geographic Resources Analysis Support System, commonly referred to as GRASS GIS, is a Geographical Information System used for data management, image processing, graphics production, spatial modelling, and visualization of raster, vector and sites data. It is open source Free Software released under the GNU General Public License (GPL). What's new in GRASS 6.0.0:   Vector geometry management: GRASS 6.0.0 comes with a completely overhauled vector engine which is extended to manage 2D and 3D topological vector data. The... (read more)
2005-03-21 12:00:00

New Software Streamlines GIS

Synthicity has released a free public beta version of GeoCanvas, its 3D spatial data visualisation tool. The software provides a streamlined toolset for exploring geographic data, lowering the barrier to learning and using geographic information systems. GeoCanvas combines ease of use with fast handling of large datasets, enabling both novices and experienced data scientists to create compelling 2D and 3D visualisations quickly. Synthicity originally developed GeoCanvas as an in-house tool for use by its team of data scientists. Faced with the difficult problem of how to rapidly visualise large-scale urban datasets and discouraged with the performance of off-the-shelf GIS tools,... (read more)
2014-03-31 12:34:02

Web-based GIS

Integrating Geo-data from Multiple Sources
The next phase in GIS development on the internet should restore user freedom and give a fully comprehensive overview of geo-objects originating anywhere and containing all relevant information. It should be fully integrated and freely applicable. The author envisages data from multiple resources integrated for process support by combining (geo)graphical and other (administrative) data using Web-technology. Six years ago our firm began, like others of its kind, with application developments based on the first available map servers. User-interfaces, specific applications and administrator modules were built on an ad hoc basis, with demand-driven Internet Map Servers (IMS). Great effort had to... (read more)
2005-03-16 12:00:00

GIS for Apple OSX

ADW Software has launched two products for Apple OSX, one of them being a GIS program. The latter, Pythagoras CAD+GIS contains about 50 new features compared to the last version.   Pythagoras GIS+CAD is a GIS program that has been designed for local authorities, cadastral services, utility companies, urban planning and for scientific research. Its application is to analyse and visualise spatial information, without being limited to geographical objects only. Only one software application should be used to complete the whole process: Creating and updating geographical information, Consulting and updating of spatial information, Analysing of spatial information and Reporting and... (read more)
2009-01-21 02:15:41

GIS for Hydrological Modelling

Gagetown Hydrologic Model
Estimating rainfall discharge is difficult in large catchment areas with varying topography. This leads to widespread inadequacy in culvert design, with resultant damage to these and other drainage infrastructure during storms, when water runoff is high. The authors developed three ArcGIS-based hydrological models which accurately estimate rainfall discharge for storms that occur anywhere between once every two weeks up to once a century, enabling improvements in culvert infrastructure design. The test results prove the potential for GIS to aid in the creation of highly accurate hydrological models. Although there have been hydrological models in existence for decades, we designed our... (read more)
2011-06-28 04:05:50
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