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

Eight New FARO Software Solutions for LS

FARO Technologies, Inc. (Germany) has released a set of specialised software packages that enhance the capability of its Laser Scanner LS product line. “The software packages enable us to cover at least 80% of the LS’ broad market potential,” FARO President and Co-CEO Jay Freeland said. “Each package offers a specialised solution for professionals in Architecture, Historical Preservation, Forensic Investigation, Tunnel & Mining, Product Design and Quality Assurance, as well as Process and Power Plants, Re-Engineering and Asset Management. In order to deliver the most effective solutions to our customers, we partnered with the leading software in each industry. The... (read more)
2006-08-29 12:00:00

Esri Joins Global In-Location Alliance

Esri has announced that it has joined the worldwide In-Location Alliance. Esri joins a growing number of companies that have come together to drive innovation and market adoption of high-accuracy indoor positioning and related services. Esri will help to define standards for indoor mapping and logistics across many industries including health care, higher education, finance, government, and retail. This is an exciting, new frontier for GIS and location analytics, and Esri is able to help the global community indoor logistics with standardised, high-accuracy mapping and analysis tools, said Wolfgang Hall, Esri's industry manager for logistics and supply chain management. The... (read more)
2013-07-02 08:30:00

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

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

Tourism 3D Spatial Analysis

MFB-Geoconsulting has been selected to use several ERDAS solutions in a research project to study the impact of tourism on the alpine environment. The project is entitled 'ProMeRe - Processes and Methods for Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Spatial Analysis and Development.' The project will incorporate geospatial information collected over the past 100 years to understand the changes in the landscape, as well as forecast future environmental implications.     In addition to MFB-GeoConsulting's participation, other project partners include Swisstopo, Leica Geosystems, University of Applied Science North-Eastern Switzerland (Institutes of Architecture and Geomatics) and University of Basel (Institute of Cultural Science).  ... (read more)
2009-03-17 09:51:56
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