3D Geo-database Services

Interdisciplinary solutions for early hazard warning and disaster management require easy access to large sets of geo-referenced data. Therefore, three-dimensional (3D) geo-databases, hitherto hardly noticed by the public and decision makers, will probably have a central role to play, a situation comparable to the appearance of 3D city models 15 years ago. At that time, these models seemed to be too expensive to become widely used, but now it is clear that visualisation of 3D city models is only the first step on the way to further analysis for experts and decision makers in disaster management.   Obviously, the processing... (read more)
2009-03-03 12:00:00

Darfur Orders Dynamic Land Database

A Natural Resources and Land Use Database and Map for the whole of Darfu is to be set up under a contract awarded to GAF (Germany) by the Darfur Land Commission (DLC, Sudan. The overall objective is the establishment of a multi-layered and dynamic natural-resources information system that provides basic land-management and planning information to enable decision-makers to develop and manage Darfur’s natural resources in a sustainable way. The Natural Resources and Land Use Database and Map for Darfur Project aims to increase the government's long-term institutional and technical capacity to manage Darfur’s natural resources, including agricultural land, natural areas,... (read more)
2011-03-29 09:11:43

National Street Database to Prevent SatNav Mishaps

A new national street database providing details of low bridges, narrow roads and other restrictions could help to reduce satellite navigation errors. The National Street Gazetteer (NSG) lists over one million UK streets and is already widely used to help co-ordinate roads works across England and Wales. It has been updated to a new format that enables Highways Authorities to record heights, weights and width restrictions, and directions (one way or two way) against individual roads and streets.   The new DTF 7.1 format, which is compliant with BS7666:2006, also enables closer alignment with the National Land and Property Gazetteer,... (read more)
2009-05-15 10:42:19

French Digital Maps Added to NEXTMap Database

Intermap Technologies' NEXTMap Europe program has reached a milestone in December 2008 by making elevation data for the entire country of France commercially available. For the first time, uniformly accurate 3D digital elevation models and high-resolution orthorectified radar images are available for the largest country (551,695 square kilometres) in the European Union.     France joins Germany, Great Britain, and Luxembourg as complete European countries benefitting from Intermap's elevation models and images. Intermap now has available more than 1.2 million square kilometres of European data - representing 50% of the NEXTMap Europe initiative that already includes the above mentioned full... (read more)
2009-01-09 11:53:08

Largest Database of Canadian Mobile Digital Maps

Avenza Systems from Canada has partnered with Mapmobility, Canada’s most prominent producer of printed urban mapping products, to announce the largest offering of Canadian digital maps for consumer use on the iOS platform. Avenza will host Mapmobility’s highly detailed maps in the PDF Maps app and digital map store providing a new way for mobile device users to access a rich resource of content that was previously only available in print. The PDF Maps app allows users to explore and navigate Canada without having to worry about losing reception due to cell tower proximity or high data-roaming charges. Mapmobility holds... (read more)
2012-05-23 09:24:10

Avenza Releases MAPublisher with Spatial Database Support

Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator and Geographic Imager spatial tools for Adobe Photoshop, is pleased to announce that the latest release of MAPublisher (version 8.2) supports the direct import of GIS data to Adobe Illustrator from ESRI geodatabases.   The MAPublisher 8.2 spatial database importer supports direct import of GIS data from ESRI Personal Geodatabases (.mdb), ESRI File Geodatabases (.gdb) and ESRI ArcSDE servers and supports feature types including point, line, polygon, Bezier curve and annotations (text). The MAPublisher Spatial Database importer also allows for SQL queries and spatial filters to be executed upon... (read more)
2009-11-27 11:20:31

China Finishes Updated Database in 2010

China has finished 40% of the updates of its largest national geographic information database and will complete the entire project by 2010, reported an official with the State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping to ChinaView. The database, completed in February 2006, is a 1:50000 national basic geographic information database that covers the whole country with the largest scale and highest precision up to date. Social and economic development, as well as geographic change has led to changes in the database, said the unnamed official.   The Bureau planned to finish another 14% of the project in 2008, according to the... (read more)
2008-01-14 11:14:31

Tele Atlas MultiNet Digital Map Database

Tele Atlas has announced that the new version of its MultiNet digital map database is the first global digital map database to use community-provided data to validate changes. Released in October, MultiNet version 2008.10 incorporates community input provided by TomTom users in Europe and North America that strengthened Tele Atlas' map change detection and validation process. MultiNet version 2008.10 also features an initial delivery of major specification upgrades including improved navigation, visualisation and search capabilities. To update its maps, Tele Atlas captures and verifies changes from more than 50,000 global sources, ranging from government documents and public safety officials to... (read more)
2008-10-28 09:18:21

iPad App to Create Address Database

Hamilton County, USA, is using GeoSpatial Experts’ GeoJot field data collection app on an iPad to correlate street addresses with parcel coordinates. Initiated for tax assessment and E911 purposes, this photo project is creating the rural county’s first digital map database that matches property addresses to their correct geographic locations. Hamilton County is rapidly updating its address and property database to meet E911 standards using the iPad and GeoSpatial Experts’ GeoJot application. GeoJot is an easy-to-use app that converts an iPad or iPhone into a field data collection device. Available from the Apple App Store, GeoJot is a companion application... (read more)
2012-03-23 11:58:43

Commercial Airport Mapping Database Using Satellite Imagery

GeoEye has delivered the first commercial high-resolution airport database of Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad's Technical Services Division (MAHB). This product meets the new International Civil Aviation Organization's Area-2 and Area-3 reporting requirements and uses IKONOS colour stereo imagery to create three-dimensional models of the airport, terrain and any flight safety obstacles. "GeoEye brings extensive market and application knowhow, and we will access the best commercial imagery available with the best geo-location accuracy from the GeoEye-1 and IKONOS satellites," said Dato Abdul Hamid, chief operating officer of MAHB. "Through a subscription service, Malaysia Airports will be... (read more)
2010-06-10 05:09:00
Search Filter