Zooming in on the Essentials of Geospatial Big Data

Big data is a much-discussed topic in the geospatial industry. What to do with all the petabytes of geospatial big data? 'GIM International' has selected a series of articles that zoom in on the various issues related to this topic, such as how the geospatial industry can play a key role in underpinning big data.  Start exploring the selected geospatial big data articles here. (read more)
2018-02-14 11:42:12

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 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

Intergraph Geospatial 2014 Launched

Intergraph, USA, has launched Intergraph Geospatial 2014, which builds upon the foundation introduced in 2013. This release provides enhanced analytical tools, mobile support and tremendous cost savings associated with managing big data. The portfolio includes GeoMedia, ERDAS IMAGINE, ImageStation, ERDAS APOLLO, GeoMedia Smart Client, GeoMedia WebMap, Geospatial Portal, Geospatial SDI, Intergraph Mobile MapWorks and Intergraph Mobile Alert. Key enhancements built within Intergraph Geospatial 2014 are: Create Customised Analytics: users can leverage highly intuitive spatial modelling for creating powerful data analysis once, and repeat it indefinitely. In addition, the new spatial modeller allows users to work with point clouds and other... (read more)
2014-01-07 09:14:03

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

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

3D Geospatial Challenge

Zebra Imaging, USA, is to conduct its first 3D Geospatial Challenge. Sponsorship of this 3D Geospatial Challenge is intended to encourage participants from the GIS community to use the company's software tools and print services to portray their GIS data using holographic technology. Zebra's visualisation ZScape product contributes to spatial understanding and communication.   The 3D Geospatial Challenge kicks off just prior to the Esri Federal GIS conference held 22nd to 24th February 2012 in Washington, D.C. As an Esri Business Partner, Zebra Imaging will be exhibiting 3D prints to demonstrate to the GIS community how to leverage the power and technology... (read more)
2012-02-21 09:47:00

Trimble Creates Geospatial Division

Geo-3D, RolleiMetric, TopoSys, and INPHO have merged to create Trimble's GeoSpatial Division to provide sensors, systems, solutions, and professional services to the global geospatial industry. Trimble's GeoSpatial business delivers solutions in 3 key areas: Photogrammetry and LIDAR; Roads, Highways and Rail; Utilities and Energy for Transmission & Distribution.     Trimble's GeoSpatial Division offers data collection and information processing productivity solutions for: Capturing georeferenced data Extracting features and attributes Analyzing conditions and changes Managing assets and operations Integrating geospatial data into an enterprise system     (read more)
2009-06-23 11:07:38

Geospatial Technology Update

ESRI and GIS Development will present free seminars to mapping agencies in Southeast Asia. The Geospatial Technology Update seminars will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia; Bangkok, Thailand; Hanoi, Vietnam; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Manila, Philippines; from January 2010. The seminars will outline technology trends in the geospatial community including how to take advantage of the Web 2.0 environment, the integration of topographic and remotely sensed data, and how to best offer published data via cloud computing.    Mapping agencies in Southeast Asia face many challenges including fulfilling the growing demand for geospatial services from traditional users, such as governmental agencies... (read more)
2010-01-05 09:22:00

High-Speed Geospatial Analytics

Geospatial technology and spatial data types from Esri will soon be integrated into the IBM Netezza analytics appliances. This will give federal agencies and customers in industries such as energy, retail, telecommunications, and health care the capability to query and geospatially analyse big datasets at very fast speeds. The new joint solution, scheduled for release in early 2012, will be demonstrated this week at the GEOINT 2011 Symposium in San Antonio, Texas.   The demonstration is taking place in the IBM Netezza at booth 1007 to learn more and watch a demonstration. The solution will also be shown at IBM... (read more)
2011-10-17 10:53:09
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