International GIS-Forum

Integrated Geospatial Solutions – the Future of Information Technologies
Every year GIS-Forum brings together more than 400 representatives from EO satellite operators, manufacturers, software and hardware developers, data distributors, service providers and end-users all over the world.   Agenda of GIS-Forum traditionally includes: International conference “Remote Sensing – the Synergy of High Technologies” International conference “GIS –Integration Technologies of the Future” Hi-tech Equipment and Spatial Technology Exhibition Awards for Best Geospatial Projects Round-tables, master classes, workshops and many more. Previous attendees and speakers at the event represented leading Earth observation companies such as DigitalGlobe, BlackBridge, Airbus D&S Geo, Deimos Imaging, Beijing Space Eye Information Technologies, SI Imaging Services, DMCii,... (read more)
2015-11-24 02:00:12

GIS for Brownfields Toolkit

ESRI (CA, USA) and ICMA, the premier local government leadership and management organisation, have worked together to produce a virtual library with a wealth of resources for using GIS for brownfields redevelopment. The ESRI-ICMA GIS for Brownfields Toolkit contains conference presentations, reports and articles, and an extensive list of Web resources that will spark new ideas for communities wanting to use GIS in brownfields redevelopment. Original case studies produced specifically for the toolkit share the experiences of three communities using GIS for brownfields redevelopment: Hillsborough County, Florida; Spokane, Washington; and Worcester, Massachusetts. Hillsborough County uses GIS maps to help its... (read more)
2006-11-08 12:00:00

Aerial Zoning Using GIS

Application for Kleia’at Airport Lebanon
Obstacle Clearance Limits (OCLs) are defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization to warrant safety around airports. However, as operational areas are not marked in reality but have complicated 3D geometry they are difficult to visualise and their connection to neighbouring terrain is often unclear. A GIS enables visualisation of OCL 3D-geometry, facilitating identification of areas subject to height restrictions, and assessment for future constructions. The author presents a GIS application for Kleia’at airport in northern Lebanon. Safety around airports is maintained through regulations set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Standards define Obstacle Clearance Limits (OCLs) for operational... (read more)
2007-03-21 11:47:29

Pythagoras CAD+GIS

ADW Software (Belgium) has launched Pythagoras CAD+GIS, a new version of their CAD software Pythagoras. New features and possibilities are included in the basic module and the digital terrain module. The Road Design module has been redesigned and a new GIS module is added to the CAD features. The new GIS module is completely integrated in the CAD environment, which allows user to complete the whole process: (1) creating and updating geographical information, (2) consulting and updating of spatial information, (3) analysing of spatial information and (4) reporting and mapping of the analysis. The Road Design module has been extended... (read more)
2006-07-20 12:00:00

GIS for Balance

Beijing’s characteristic, narrow alleyways called hútong are vanishing at an unimaginable rate. With the 2008 Olympics on the horizon, these old walled residential neighbourhoods must make way for high-rise apartment buildings, offices and hotels. Over the past six years an estimated 1,500 to two thousand hútongs, some dating back to the Middle Ages, have been demolished. The homes of sometimes hundreds of Beijing families at a time are disappearing overnight, the inhabitants being shifted into shiny new flats. For the people themselves this is almost always a change for the better. Living in the hútong means a lot of people... (read more)
2007-01-19 12:00:00

Cloud Opens GIS World

GIS touches everybody. During the 32nd Esri Users conference, held from 23 to 27 July 2012 in San Diego, USA, users were able to experience the full integration of cloud capabilities developed by Esri over the last several years. A wide variety of new technology was highlighted at the conference, and there was a strong sense that fundamental changes are afoot - the future for GIS is looking very exciting. Thanks to the latest developments in cloud computing within Esri software products, GIS is becoming relevant for an ever-wider community within organisations. Maps, area imagery, crowdsourced data, social media and... (read more)
2012-08-07 09:47:46

Mobile GIS Systems

Technical and Business Features
Today the computer power of handheld devices is comparable to the desktop computers of a few years back. Together with rapid adoption of the internet, this progress has triggered fitting mobile GIS systems into work processes. Mobile GIS is a means of geo-data collection using GNSS positioning, GIS functionality, wireless connection and mapping, all integrated in one compact device. In tandem with this month’s product survey (page 28), the author gives a detailed outline of the technical and business features of mobile GIS systems. Many work processes start with dispatching digital geo-data from the central GIS to the plotter next... (read more)
2010-12-03 02:58:01

Historical Demography in GIS

SuperGeo Technologies is developing a WebGIS system that allows users to view the population structure at a specific time in a specific area. The platform assists scholars in population comparison between different areas or different times via the Internet. As the historical demographic data is a crucial base for understanding the population structure in the past time, the Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica, started to establish the Taiwan Colonial Household Registration Census Database in 2005, aiming to provide users with the service to view the household registration census of each administration area in the Colonial Period... (read more)
2010-11-05 12:00:00

GIS and Disasters

The last eighteen months have seen a series of disasters leading to substantial loss of life. Examples include Hurricane Katrina, the Pakistan earthquake, and bombings in cities such as London and Bali. All disasters happen somewhere. Where they happen influences the impact and our ability to respond. Scientists seeking to identify natural hazards and what can be done to mitigate them must also deal with the geography of risk. Geography is therefore central to both planning for and countering disasters. GI and GIS are increasingly at the forefront of government efforts to carry out their first duty in protecting their... (read more)
2006-04-25 12:00:00

Statement on GIS Profession

The Board of Directors of the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) has issued the GISCI position on the GIS profession in relation to other geospatial professions. It was also reviewed and approved by all five of the GISCI member organisations: the Association of American Geographers (AAG), the Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA), the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC), the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), and the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA).   The position states in part: The GIS Certification Institute contends that state regulation of the many and varied tasks performed by GIS professionals... (read more)
2011-11-25 12:00:00
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