Coastal Approach to Open Architecture

The Coastal and Marine Resources Centre (CMRC) at University College Cork, Ireland, carries out multidisciplinary research primarily aimed at contributing to the scientific understanding of coastal and marine environments and their management. CMRC conducts basic and applied research in local, national and international projects relating to four niche areas: Marine Geomatics, Coastal Processes and Seabed Mapping, Marine Mammal and Seabird Studies and Coastal Governance. CMRC researchers come from a range of backgrounds including geography, geology, information technology and biology. Broadening Innovative Research Knowledge and information management relating to the coastal environment has been a core activity at CMRC since it... (read more)
2007-10-16 12:00:00

EUSC Building on Open Architecture

The European Union Satellite Centre (EUSC) mission, as defined by the EU Council, is to support EU decision-making by providing information based on analysis of satellite and aerial imagery and collateral data. This involves supporting many crucial areas of activity. There is general surveillance within the field of security, support for verification of arms-control agreements and the applica-tion of treaties, control of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, support for humanitarian and peace-keeping missions, maritime surveillance, and prevention and management of environmental crises. The original operational infrastructure for EUSC was provided by its predecessor organ-isation, the former Western European Union... (read more)
2006-03-27 12:00:00

First Service-Oriented Architecture GIS for Developers

ESRI (CA, USA) has released ArcGIS 9.2 software, a developer technology designed to support Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) systems. SOA focuses on an approach that supports heterogeneous, loosely coupled services. ArcGIS supports this environment by providing a complete set of spatial tools for the desktop, server, mobile devices, and Web that is combined with robust Application Development Frameworks (ADF) for .NET and Java. ArcGIS Server 9.2 delivers extensive capabilities for integrating mapping, spatial analysis, and modeling within the enterprise. It is designed to plug in to an SOA using Web services protocol and includes administrative tools for integrating GIS services with... (read more)
2007-02-09 02:19:01

3D Models Revolutionise Architecture Projects

Hi-tech 3D modelling software from Pointools is being employed by University College of London (UCL) to create 3D computer visualisations of environmental installations. Researchers at the acclaimed Bartlett School of Architecture are using the Pointools software to process millions of laser scanned measurements into highly detailed 3D models. These are then used to complete environmental analysis of potential sites and create a digital landscape in which installation prototypes could be formed, honed and tested. The projects making the most of this high tech surveying and modelling solution included a ‘rainbow maker' and ‘55/02', a steel structure designed to maximise key... (read more)
2010-09-10 02:02:45

RIEGL Lidar Data Showcased at Venice Architecture Biennale

RIEGL, the Austria-based laser measurement systems company, is part of the 'Gotthard Landscape: The Unexpected View' exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014. Two schools of architecture, the Department of Architecture at the ETH Z├╝rich and the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio AAM, are presenting the project with support from Pro Helvetia. The Gotthard Landscape exhibition examines the impact of NEAT (Neue Eisenbahn Alpentransversale), the world’s longest Alpine tunnel, in the historic Gotthard Range in the Swiss Alps. This project documents both visible and invisible changes to the landscape, mapping them in an 'interactive digital sculpture' created with point cloud... (read more)
2014-09-12 09:36:07

OGC Calls for Participation in Architecture Implementation Pilot

The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) (MA, USA) has issued a Call for Participation (CFP) in the "Architecture Implementation Pilot," which is a coordinated interoperability initiative of GEOSS, FedEO and Tri-Lateral initiatives. Responses are due by 11 May 2007 and the "Pilot Kickoff Meeting" will be held 5-6 June 2007 in ESRIN the European Space Agency's establishment in Italy. This CFP seeks participants in a coordinated Architecture Implementation Pilot. A Pilot is a collaborative effort that applies open standards for interoperability to achieve user objectives in an environment representative of operational use. Outcomes include best-practices and interoperability arrangements suitable for... (read more)
2007-04-27 03:11:55
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