Geospatial World: the World <i>Is</i> Geospatial

Communication Key Challenge for Near Future
In the vibrant city of San Francisco 1,250 professionals from 56 countries joined the 2005 edition of Intergraph’s user conference Geospatial World, held from 25th to 28th April. This year’s event drew more attendees then ever and provided many opportunities to look at the future of geospatial. More attendees every year – this means that the conference and technical programmes must appeal to visitors. And indeed, enthusiastic and dynamic conversations filled the whole of the Hilton Hotel during Geospatial World, a name that is itself almost becoming a trademark. Participants were able to update their knowledge by attending more than... (read more)
2005-07-14 12:00:00

Geospatial Data Webinar

East View Cartographic is organising a webinar in which we will provide participants with tools needed to fully utilise geospatial data available. The event is to take place on Thursday 6th August, 12.00 - 1.00PM (CDT).     The data offered ranges from: paper and digital topographic maps; geological maps; Digital Elevation Models (DEM's); commercial satellite imagery.  These data sources enable professionals to solve problems from the very simple (a map for your personal or recreational use) to the very complex (a vector GIS dataset for your custom cartographic or analytical task).   During the seminar, EVC will also place... (read more)
2009-07-31 09:40:17

Government Geospatial Bundle

Autodesk, Inc. (DC, USA) made available of a new government geospatial bundle that combines Autodesk’s powerful GIS products with Google Earth Pro. The bundle is called the Autodesk Government Geospatial Solution with Google Earth Pro, and is available on the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Schedule 70. The combined package enables both professional and technical users to create, manage, share and visualise an integrated data environment that combines highly accurate and precise geospatial data with the imaging and search capabilities from Google Earth Pro. Using the Autodesk Government Geospatial Solution with Google Earth Pro, government agencies can now make rich and... (read more)
2006-08-24 12:00:00

India's Leapfrog Geospatial Industry

GIM international interviews Preetha Pulusani
An Indian geospatial magazine in April 2008 released a survey demonstrating how, although still adolescent, the Indian geospatial industry showed immense potential. The survey pegged the overall 2006-07 worth of the industry within India at Rs6830 million (USD139,50 million), with the services segment contributing 51%. Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Kapil Sibal was moved to declare that the industry would outperform the country's IT and telecoms boom. It's an enthusiasm shared by geospatial information systems expert Preetha Pulusani, who was appointed joint managing director of Indian multinational Rolta in March this year. We spoke to her about... (read more)
2009-01-12 02:20:40

Geospatial Analysis and Modelling

The development of GIS and carto-graphy can be characterised as information rich and knowledge poor. That is, the amount of geospatial information collected using geospatial technologies, including remote sensing, global positioning systems and digital mapping technology, has been growing rapidly, whereas geospatial knowledge or ‘useful information’, for decision making in terms of real-world problem solving is rather limited. Terabytes of geospatial information in the form of satellite imagery, aerial photos and maps have been integrated into Google Maps and Google Earth so that ordinary people using a decent internet-connected home computer can zoom from space right down to street level... (read more)
2006-11-20 12:00:00

Common Geospatial Tool Set

Pitney Bowes Business Insight (PBBI, UK) is participating in a demonstration of geospatial capabilities commissioned by the UK's Ministry of Defence (MOD) and managed by Lockheed Martin UK IS&S. PBBI has supported the Common Geospatial Tool Set (CGTS) research project delivery team since 2008, and recently participated in a high-level demonstration of its capabilities in front of over one hundred senior representatives from the MOD, the emergency services and the Government. The aim of the CGTS project is to establish a coherent geospatial capability for UK Defence through the provision of a set of standardised and common geospatial services and... (read more)
2010-12-09 12:14:00

Geospatial Data Distribution Partnership

Groupe Alta and Integrated Mapping Technologies have started a strategic alliance to integrate Web diffusion solutions and recurrent aerial acquisition programs to streamline distribution of high-precision geospatial data in British Columbia, Canada. The companies directly address the growing demand in the industry for up-to-date and high-precision geospatial data at lower costs through the introduction of the Lower Mainland Acquisition Program (LMAP) and geospatial Web platform, MyGeoWorld.com.     The LMAP program is to cover approximately 3000 km2 in the Greater Vancouver Metropolitan area and is based on a recurrent acquisition schedule to provide aerial imagery on a yearly basis and... (read more)
2009-02-23 04:28:48

Blockchain in Geospatial Applications

What is a blockchain and how is it relevant for geospatial applications?
A blockchain is an immutable trustless registry of entries, hosted on an open distributed network of computers (called nodes). It is potentially safer and cheaper than traditional centralised databases, is resilient to attacks, enhances transparency and accountability and puts people in control of their own data. Blockchain technology is already being used in some geospatial applications, as explained here. (By Jonas Ellehauge, awesome map tools, Norway) As an immutable registry for transactions of digital tokens, blockchain is suitable for geospatial applications involving data that is sensitive or a public good, autonomous devices and smart contracts. Use Cases Here are some geospatial... (read more)
2016-10-06 09:13:54

Autodesk Enhances Geospatial Solutions

Autodesk, Inc. (CA, USA) has released enhancements to its AutoCAD Map 3D 2008 and AutoCAD Raster Design 2008 geospatial software products, which further improve the integration of geospatial data by planning, engineering and operations personnel in utilities and municipal governments. AutoCAD Map 3D 2008 includes new FDO features to improve users' ability to access and share data more effectively, regardless of its location or file type. Key enhancements in the latest release include: -         Faster access to data using FDO data access technology -- up to 90% faster. -         Capacity for more powerful analysis and visualisation of GIS and CAD... (read more)
2007-02-13 10:43:15

GeoSpatial Experts Thales Partner

Thales’ navigation business (CA, USA) has formed another partnership in its Business Partner Program aimed at providing MobileMapper CE customers with a broad choice of software applications to suit their GPS and GIS needs. New Business Partner GeoSpatial Experts offers GPS-Photo Link software, which is now fully compatible with the Thales MobileMapper CE handheld GIS data collector. This solution delivers digital photo geo-referencing capabilities for nearly any GIS application including asset management, utilities, forestry, national parks services and many more. GPS-Photo Link provides a simple and well-organised photo geo-referencing solution with output formats including html, Google Earth and ESRI shapefile.... (read more)
2006-06-22 12:00:00
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