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

On-demand Geospatial Intelligence Service

NTT GEOSPACE (Japan) has launched an online geospatial intelligence service powered by DigitalGlobe. The service, named GEOSPACE CDS, features on-demand access to imagery sourced from DigitalGlobe's suite of content services, including DigitalGlobe Global Basemap and DigitalGlobe FirstLook.     Using the web-based GEOSPACE CDS interface, users quickly find and begin using the images they need from the complete DigitalGlobe imagery archive of the region. The archive includes more than 80 million photo tiles, covering the majority of the Japanese landmass. New images of the region are being consistently captured by DigitalGlobe satellites and added to the library, so users can... (read more)
2011-10-27 11:26:19

How-to Guide Geospatial Infrastructures

World Bank personnel are hosting a workshop at GSDI12 in Singapore in October that will explore the need for a pragmatic How-to Guide. The proposed guide would explicitly address the needs of developing countries in implementing and maintaining spatial data infrastructure at the sub-national and national levels. As input to the workshop, they would like to have your responses to a short survey. The short ten-question survey should take less than ten minutes to complete for the typical respondent. Responses will remain anonymous unless you desire make your identity and contact information available to World Bank staff. (read more)
2010-08-16 09:11:50

Geospatial Framework Agreement for Stockholm

Blom, Norway, has signed a framework contract with all 26 municipalities in the Stockholm region (Stockholms län), Sweden, with an estimated value of approximately EUR2.6 million. The framework agreement comprises supply of services for airborne photography, laser scanning and corresponding mapping and modelling. The framework contract covers the years 2012, 2013 and 2014, with an optional extension of a further two years.     Blom has worked for many years to position itself within the municipality and government markets to provide geographic services. The scope of the contract is to cover the municipalities' need for updated and accurate data for... (read more)
2012-01-09 11:35:27

A Decade of Geospatial Advancements

As the 25th edition of Intergeo rapidly approaches, Wim van Wegen reflects on his own anniversary: a decade in the geospatial business and attendance at ten consecutive Intergeo events. Huge advancements in 3D mobile laser scanning, unmanned aerial vehicles and total stations are just some examples of the innovative nature of our industry. So what will the future bring? This year’s edition in Stuttgart marks the 25th anniversary of Intergeo. My own personal Intergeo debut was back in 2010, in the city of Cologne, so this is an anniversary year for me too: it will my 10th time attending the... (read more)
2019-09-05 01:53:12

Open Geospatial Consortium Elects Directors

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) recently held its biennial election of directors. Of the 18 elected members of the consortium’s 2010-2012 Board of Directors, 15 serving members were re-elected and three new members have been seated. The new OGC board members are Christopher Holmes, Walter Scott and Geoff Zeiss. Chris Holmes is the chairman and founder of OpenGeo, a social enterprise that builds web-based geospatial technology. Chris is a Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI) Board Member, an Open Internet Tools Steering Committee Member, and the chairman of the Project Steering Committee of GeoServer. He has given keynote addresses at... (read more)
2013-04-11 09:51:42

Eighth Annual Geospatial Technology Report

GITA has published the 2006 Geospatial Technology Report. The eighth in a series from GITA, the 149-page report contains detailed information on the complexity, direction, and completeness of GIS projects being implemented at 386 organisations—a 31% increase in participation from the 2005 edition. The 2006 Geospatial Technology Report addresses GIS projects in six markets: electric, gas, water, pipeline, and telecommunication utilities, as well as the public sector. Information in each industry section focuses on land base accuracy, sophistication, maintenance cycles, application usage, and interfaces, as well as the top 10 applications and technologies. This year’s report contains over 300 tables... (read more)
2007-01-23 04:17:22
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