4DMapper Launches Complete Geospatial Data Solution

4DMapper, a browser-based 3D geospatial data gateway, has been launched this week, changing the way geospatial data is stored, delivered, visualised and shared. Powerful cloud processing enables the fusion of multi-source content and seamless streaming of massive data files, immediately, to unlimited users on their browsers. According to 4DMapper, this turns the geospatial world inside out, enabling access to big data without local storage, hardware and software. Geospatial datasets are massive and growing: from Lidar, satellite imagery, photogrammetry (orthophotos, digital terrain models and point clouds) to laser scanner point clouds. Current management solutions involve shipping of hard drives, blind ftp transfers... (read more)
2015-07-06 03:09:10

Digital Asset Management for Geospatial Data Launched

LizardTech and Extensis have announced the availability of Extensis Portfolio 2017, a digital asset management (DAM) solution optimised for geospatial data. Portfolio 2017 enables users to easily organise, access and share geospatial datasets - including compressed MrSID files - along with associated graphics and documents.  Divisions of Celartem, LizardTech and Extensis collaborated in adding geospatial data management capabilities to Portfolio, a DAM solution developed by Extensis. For more than 15 years, thousands of government agencies, businesses, universities, libraries, and museums have relied on Portfolio to centralise and manage digital assets. The DAM solution indexes and catalogues photographs, videos, maps, audio... (read more)
2017-07-31 08:51:16

UK Government Invests in Geospatial Data

The British government has announced a new Geospatial Commission to maximise the value of all UK government data linked to location, and to create jobs and growth in a modern economy. Its first task will be to work with government authorities and the Ordnance Survey by May 2018 to establish how to open up freely the OS MasterMap data to UK-based companies, and small businesses in particular. The announcement is a further boost to the UK’s status as a world leader in digital innovation and an example of how advances in technology can be used to foster economic growth, deliver... (read more)
2017-11-23 12:46:57

FME Feature Data Source in Autodesk's Geospatial Products

Safe Software (Canada) has developed FME Feature Data Source for Autodesk Map 3D, Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise, MapGuide Open Source, and Autodesk MapGuide Studio. FME Feature Data Source gives Autodesk's geospatial product users a seamless connection to dozens of FME-supported formats using open source Feature Data Objects (FDO) technology. In addition, these users can access value-added versions of their data on-the-fly, leveraging the powerful data transformation capabilities of FME Workbench workspaces saved as custom formats. "By directly accessing and transforming data with the FME Feature Data Source, Autodesk users now have a powerful new option for CAD/GIS integration that leverages proven... (read more)
2006-12-04 12:00:00

New Romanian Geoportal Provides Quicker Access to Geospatial Data

The Romanian government’s Topographic Military Directorate (DTM) recently implemented a portal for geospatial data based on Esri technology. The DTM Geoportal is compliant with the established standards of Romania’s spatial data infrastructure (SDI) and joins the country’s other geospatial data portals including the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE) Geoportal and the INIS Geoportal. The new geoportal provides quicker access to critical geospatial data and greater collaboration among the agencies the DTM serves, such as the Romanian Ministry of Defence (MoD). The DTM Geoportal represents a big step forward for DTM and for the geospatial community in Romania, said... (read more)
2015-02-04 08:30:00

Geospatial Data as a Core Instrument to Transform a Country

Interview with Borko Drašković, General Director of the Republic Geodetic Authority (RGA), Serbia
After several turbulent decades, the Republic of Serbia is working towards a brighter future, including by radically transforming its geospatial information infrastructure. In fact, the country has received recognition for its reforms in the process of digitalization and economic development of the state. This confirms the role of geospatial data as a fundamental 21st-century resource with considerable potential for economic and social development of state and society. In this interview with Borko Drašković, general director of the Republic Geodetic Authority (RGA), 'GIM International' takes a closer look at the achievements in Serbia, which can serve as an example for other... (read more)
2019-10-02 10:14:22

ASPRS Releases Positional Accuracy Standards for Digital Geospatial Data

The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) has announced the release of the new Positional Accuracy Standards for Digital Geospatial Data. The new ASPRS accuracy standards fulfil a critical need for map users and map makers alike. For centuries, map scale and contour interval have been used as an indication of map accuracy. Users want to know how accurately they can measure different things on a map, and map makers want to know how accurate maps need to be in order to satisfy user requirements. Those contracting for new maps depend on some form of map accuracy standard... (read more)
2015-03-03 09:09:13

Geospatial Data to Support Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals

Review of 5th Meeting of UN-GGIM Committee of Experts in New York
The 5th meeting of the UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) made firm steps towards establishing itself as a permanent UN body. It once again emphasised the crucial role of geospatial information, especially in terms of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals agreed by the Member States of the UN and also economic growth for citizens in the developing world. The 5th session of UN-GGIM concluded its deliberations on 7 August 2015 with 13 intergovernmental decisions being unanimously adopted. This followed a week that featured 27 well-attended and interactive side events, including technical workshops and information sessions... (read more)
2015-09-04 09:30:08

Geospatial Data for UK’s Smart City Demonstrator Project

Ordnance Survey (OS) is currently in Manchester, UK, collecting geospatial data to a similar level that it did across all the 2012 Olympic sites. That project contributed to the successful planning and smooth delivery of a safe and enjoyable Summer Games. The activity OS is undertaking in the Corridor Manchester area is part of CityVerve, the UK’s Smart City demonstrator project. OS is collecting this data to stimulate innovation that it and project partners believe will lead to better services for residents, visitors and business. OS, whose digital database of Great Britain contains more than 500 million unique geographic features, presenting the most... (read more)
2017-03-03 10:58:42

Dielmo Provides Geospatial Back Office for UAV Data Acquisition

Dielmo 3D is offering its geospatial back-office services to UAV, helicopter, fixed-wing and mobile data acquisition companies. For geospatial data acquisition companies that may be new to Lidar and orthophoto mapping or may have a need for increased data production capacity, Dielmo offers complete Lidar and orthophoto production services, thus negating the need to invest in additional expert personnel, software licences and employee training before being able to produce industry-leading geospatial products. With the advent of UAV, Lidar and Imaging technologies, organisations looking to provide these services face the onerous prospect of hiring additional personnel, training, and purchase of software... (read more)
2015-04-08 09:41:03
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