New Web-GIS Architecture
As the fast growth of Web-GIS produces more and more applications requiring data stored at remote databases, data access security and data transfer speed over the internet are at issue. The authors compare traditional client/server approaches with the open-source OPeNDAP data server.<P> Traditional client/server Web-GIS applications are usually based on accessing databases stored in one server machine or within a network of servers. Data transport goes as follows: -client requests data using web interface, web service or other interface -data requests sent to HTTP server, which sends pre-defined SQL statement to database -database retrieves data and sends resulting dataset back... (read more)
2008-04-11 12:00:00

IDENA: Spatial Data Infrastructure of Navarre

Architecture, Metadata and Interoperability
Several years ago Navarre (Spain) implemented a Land Information System (SITNA) within its corporate Information System. Notwithstanding the success of this initiative there remains a lack of metadata, an issue highlighted over the past two years by INSPIRE (Infrastructure for Spatial InfoRmation in Europe). This is the context for IDENA (Spatial Data Infrastructure of Navarre), developed by Trabajos Catastrales S.A., to give SITNA a catalogue of meta-information, distribution of metadata and interoperability with other SDIs. The 2004 Commission of the European Community publication “Proposal for a Directive of the European parliament and of the council establishing an infrastructure for spatial... (read more)
2005-08-24 12:00:00

How Historians Are Now Using Computer Technology

Investigating Spatial Effects in Architecture and Painting
Historians increasingly use the computer for analysing spatial effects and perspective spaces in ways that were hitherto impossible. The authors provide examples of their extensive work on computer modelling of Roman and Renaissance architecture and painting. The computer facilitates the analysis of ‘fictive’ spaces such as painted scenes, and the modelling of ‘anamorphism’, one of the most striking forms of perspective effect (distortion) employed in Renaissance art. Perspective scenes such as those by the Renaissance architect Sebastiano Serlio rely, for example, on vanishing points in mid-air which are impossible to model in conventional ways, and theatrical scenes such as Serlio’s... (read more)
2005-09-28 12:00:00

Free Internet Seminar from ESRI

Administrators can learn how to better manage ArcGIS Server by tuning in to an upcoming Web seminar that provides an overview of the product's architecture along with related data access and security information. ArcGIS Server Setup and Administration will air on ESRI's Training and Education Web site at on 28th February 2008, at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 3:00 p.m. (Pacific standard time).   People unfamiliar with ArcGIS Server will benefit from first watching the free training seminar, What's New in ArcGIS Server at 9.2, at ArcGIS Server provides many ways to build and deploy a true server-based geographic... (read more)
2008-02-19 10:21:02

Stephen Quick

Stephen Quick is an adjunct in the School of Architecture teaching the first-semester design studio in the Masters of Urban Design program. He returned to teach in the Urban Design program in 2010, having taught in the Bachelor and Master of Architecture programs as an Adjunct Associate Professor between 1980 and 1994. His design studio teaching has focused on the respect of design as a civic responsibility, participatory urban design community projects and mixed-use buildings in an urban context, and the role that buildings and communities contribute to creating memorable places and the public realm. (read more)
2020-10-12 10:04:31

Joe Croser Vice President of Products Pointools

Pointools Limited has named Joe Croser as vice president of Products, adding proven go-to-market experience to the Pointools board of directors. Croser will lead Pointools' product management, product marketing, and sales strategy to position the whole Pointools team, including its global channel partner network, to best serve the needs of its rapidly growing user base. Croser joins Pointools with more than 20 years of sales, marketing, and product experience in architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries. Before joining Pointools, Croser was Global Marketing Director with Bentley Systems. In this role Joe provided marketing leadership for more than 75 per cent... (read more)
2010-09-24 12:09:47

Intergraph G/Technology Selected by The Gas Company in Hawaii

Intergraph (AL, USA) has announced The Gas Company, Hawaii (USA), has selected Intergraph's G/Technology to manage its geofacilities data network, including full gas infrastructure data integration at all levels of systems, applications and views. G/Technology's gas-specific solutionware will seamlessly manage The Gas Company's planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance functions, simplifying projects and processes. The contract includes migrating existing gas network data from the company's legacy proprietary commercial GIS into a G/Technology-based geofacilities management system. G/Technology's Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) architecture mitigates implementation risk, while its open architecture will facilitate enterprise data access by facility designers, Web users and employees involved in... (read more)
2006-01-12 12:00:00

US Adopts OGC Standards for Civil Earth Observations

The Open Geospatial Consortium's (OGC) standards are cited in the Obama Administration's National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC) recently released 'National Strategy for Civil Earth Observations—a framework for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the nation’s Earth-observation enterprise'. The OGC WaterML 2.0 Encoding Standard, recently approved by the OGC membership, has been endorsed as an official component of the civil Earth observation strategy of the federal government of the United States. The National Strategy for Civil Earth Observations identifies 12 "Societal Benefit Areas" for collection of information, one of which is water. The report states, "WaterML: Water Markup Language (ML)... (read more)
2013-05-27 08:45:27

Esri President Receives Honourary Doctor of Science Degree

Jack Dangermond, founder and president of Esri, was presented with an honorary Doctor of Science degree at the commencement ceremonies of the University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA, on 31 May 2013. Dangermond is one of the world’s pioneers in the creation and practice of geographic information systems (GIS) -technology used for managing, analysing and sharing location-based information for better decision-making. Dangermond founded Esri in 1969 in Redlands, California. The company is widely recognised as the technical and market leader in GIS, developing innovative solutions for working with spatial data on the desktop, across the enterprise, in the field, on the... (read more)
2013-06-03 10:00:52

Bohdan Hutnyk

Bohdan Hutnyk graduated from Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture. He is a land surveyor and UAS operator. (read more)
2017-10-19 09:58:08
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