GEO Call for Participation in GEOSSPilot

OGC has announced that a Call for Participation (CFP) in Phase 2 of the GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems) Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP) has been issued by the GEO (Group on Earth Observations). Phase 1 of the AIP demonstrated GEO Portal and Clearinghouse solutions. Phase 2 will establish "operational, research and technical exemplars," services that support the GEOSS Societal Benefit Areas (application domains).   The CFP invites GEO Members and Participating Organisations to: - Provide components and services relevant to GEOSS "Societal Benefit Areas" (application domains). - Participate in interoperability testing of the services including use of the... (read more)
2008-07-15 10:12:58

Partnering on HMA-I Project

ERDAS and Spot Image announce a partnership, increasing both organisations' involvement in the Heterogeneous Mission Accessibility - Interoperability (HMA-I) project.     The European Space Agency (ESA) issued the HMA contract in 2005, defining the architecture and interoperability standards for harmonized data access across the ground segments of the European and Canadian missions contributing to the ESA's Global Monitoring for Environment & Security (GMES). ERDAS developed the EO Proxy Framework to expose legacy catalogs through Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) HMA interfaces. Spot Image is already contributing to ESA's Global Monitoring for Environment & Security (GMES), with plans to implement the... (read more)
2009-05-05 10:07:38

OGC Seeks Public Comment on Extension to GeoPackage Standard

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is seeking public comment on the candidate "GeoPackage Extension for Tiled Gridded Coverage Data" standard. GeoPackage is an open, standards-based, platform-independent, portable, self-describing, compact format for transferring geospatial information. It is suitable for use across many domains, from defence and intelligence to outdoor recreation. ‘GeoPackage Extension for Tiled Gridded Coverage Data’ was initially documented in the GeoPackage 1.2 draft standard as Annex F.11 Tiled Gridded Elevation Data. In 2016, the GeoPackage Elevation Extension was tested and refined as part of the OGC GeoPackage Elevation Extension Interoperability Experiment. Based on the results of the Interoperability Experiment,... (read more)
2017-08-25 09:27:00

Volker Mueller Joins Bentley

Bentley Systems, Incorporated (PA, USA) has appointed Volker Mueller to the position of research director for computational design in Bentley's Applied Research group. Mueller will be responsible for identifying and pursuing innovative ways to employ computation in the infrastructure design professions. In addition, he will investigate new opportunities for providing real-time design performance feedback to architects and engineers, as well as create the vision for future strategic initiatives.   Mueller joins Bentley with more than 15 years of experience in the field of design computing using advanced software. Prior to Bentley, Mueller was design technology manager of NBBJ's design technology... (read more)
2008-03-19 01:40:37

Entergy Expands Its Implementation of Smallworld Geospatial Products

GE Energy (GA, USA) has announced that Entergy Corporation (LA, USA) has expanded its implementation of the Smallworld geospatial software product suite by selecting the Cornerstone Gas Productivity Pack for its Gas Division. Additionally, the company has upgraded its electric operations to the Smallworld Core Spatial Technology 4 application. Entergy will have the opportunity for significant cost savings by reducing custom code maintenance and creation through the Smallworld 4 Application Framework architecture (SWAF), providing fully supported, standardised spatial applications which can easily be accessed and reused in disparate business processes. Reusing existing code and selecting GE Energy’s Smallworld Cornerstone Gas... (read more)
2005-08-15 12:00:00

Romania EU Land Regulation Standards

The Romanian government is implementing a Land Parcel Information System/Integrated Administration and Control System (LPIS/IACS) based on ESRI’s ArcGIS Server software. The implementation is expected to meet stringent European Union (EU) agricultural land regulations, which is essential for the country’s admission to the EU. ESRI’s ArcGIS Server and GAF AG's LaFIS, an agricultural information and decision support system, will be installed in the country's agency of payments and interventions in agriculture (APIA), including its 210 local offices. A large percentage of Romania’s population is actively involved in agriculture. In the first phase, only authorised employees from the 210 local offices... (read more)
2006-10-25 12:00:00

CAD Provider to Join DHS Initiative

Intergraph is the first computer-aided dispatch (CAD) provider supporting the Unified Incident Command and Decision Support (UICDS) project. UICDS is sponsored by the Science and Technology Directorate of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and is being executed through a contract with prime contractor Science Applications International Corporation. The UICDS project will advance rapid incident response and situational awareness through the creation of a national architecture for emergency information sharing across jurisdictions and applications.     As part of a team led by SAIC, Intergraph has demonstrated that emergency personnel can share information independent of the specific CAD product in... (read more)
2009-06-24 03:28:46

FARO Acquires Software Developer Kubit

FARO Technologies, manufacturer of 3D measurement, imaging, and realisation technology, has announced the acquisition of Kubit, specialised in the development of software for surveying and as-built documentation. The takeover also substantially includes the assets of the US distributor, Kubit USA. Located in Dresden, Germany, Kubit has been developing field-proven software products to enable and simplify the use of real-world objects in CAD applications since 1999. Initially launched to link total stations directly to AutoCAD, today Kubit is a leading company in providing tools to integrate 3D laser scan data with CAD environments such as Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD.  Kubit’s software... (read more)
2015-03-04 03:00:42

ESRI for Global GIS Enterprise License

Newmont Mining Corporation has selected ESRI as its enterprise GIS software provider. Newmont Mining is the second largest gold producer in the world, with operations on five continents. The global enterprise license agreement will enable Newmont Mining to deploy the full suite of ArcGIS products in an open, scalable, and standards-based GIS architecture that will integrate with and leverage existing Newmont Mining IT resources. The ESRI global enterprise license replaces Newmont Mining’s previous GIS, offering greater opportunity for more integrated and robust applications. ESRI products will allow the company to create distributed data repositories, which will replicate data from central... (read more)
2006-09-22 12:00:00

Faraz Ravi New Chairman of ASTM Committee on 3D Imaging Systems

Faraz Ravi, Bentley’s director of product management for point clouds, has been appointed chairman of the ASTM International Committee E57 on 3D Imaging Systems. Formed in 2006, Committee E57 develops standards for 3D imaging systems, including optical range cameras and laser scanners that capture point cloud data. Ravi co-founded Pointools Ltd, the hardware-neutral provider of point cloud software that Bentley acquired in 2011 to help it establish point clouds as a fundamental data type across all of its platforms, applications, and information management services. Commenting on his new appointment as chairman of the ASTM International Committee E57, Ravi said that... (read more)
2012-03-29 01:41:19
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