Enhanced ArcMap Extension for COGO Selection

Blue Marble Geographics (USA) is represented at the Esri Survey Summit in San Diego, CA from 8th to 10th July 2011. In their Booth S400 visitors can see firsthand the release of the Blue Marble Desktop version 2.3. This version includes an enhanced Esri extension allowing users to define coordinate transformations in ArcMap by area of use, through both the Esri Projection Engine and Blue Marble's GeoCalc engine.   The Blue Marble Desktop v2.3 is due to be released in mid-July featuring Calculator v7.6. During the Esri User Conference, delegates can preview the latest features and functionality enhancements to the... (read more)
2011-07-08 12:00:00

GIS Assists Recovery Efforts in Post-Tsunami Indonesia

The Spatial Information and Mapping Centre (SIM-Centre) of Badan Rehabilitasi dan Rekonstrucksi (BRR) NAD-Nias in Aceh Province, Sumatra, Indonesia, is using ESRI GIS software to support the activities of humanitarian agencies rebuilding after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. SIM-Centre is actively building sustainable GIS capacity in the government through the creation of an online data catalog, training local personnel in GIS technology, and creating a SDI. “Aceh Province will continue to develop [its GIS] well after the international aid community has left the area,” says Yakob Ishadamy, SIM-Centre manager, BRR. “GIS has a role to play by providing information to... (read more)
2007-02-07 01:32:33

New Capabilities to GPS-Photo Link

GeoSpatial Experts (CO, USA) has released Version 4.2 of its GPS-Photo Link photo mapping software. The new version includes enhanced capabilities to convert output files to a State Plane Coordinate System or a NAD83 HARN datum. GPS-Photo Link users can now also generate printable reports of their photo-mapping projects. GPS-Photo Link is a digital photo mapping software package that automatically links digital photographic images with GPS location and other data. It uses the location data to map the photographs in their correct georeferenced locations on a GIS layer or Google Earth map. The software can tap into photographic metadata of... (read more)
2008-07-30 09:53:06

New Version iSMART

eSpatial (Ireland) released the latest version of its Geospatial iSMART product suite. Version 5.1 provides new features including advanced metadata management, further Oracle integration, increased use of Web 2.0 technologies such as AJAX and the enhancement of the iSMART GeoPortal and development environment to match emerging web mapping interface standards from companies such as Google and Microsoft. A key updated feature in iSMART 5.1 is the treatment of Metadata: iSMART 5.1 can Configure, Enter, View and Search metadata. iSMART 5.1 provides extended support for Oracle functionality, including integration with Oracle 10g Mapviewer. This facility enables use of this Oracle application... (read more)
2006-07-21 12:00:00

Basic Knowledge on SDI Course

Flying the flag of Geokomm academy, a training institution of the German geo-information industry association Geokomm, 24 highly motivated participants attended the training course "Basic Knowledge on Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI)" held from the 28th of February to the 4th of March in Potsdam. The SDI basic course invited public authorities and consulting engineers challenged by the European Directive of the Spatial Data Infrastructure INSPIRE to get familiar with the opportunities and objectives of spatial data infrastructures. A waiting list of about thirty people is testament to the popularity of SDI topics and the awareness to take an immediate action.... (read more)
2011-03-11 01:22:49

Free Live Training Seminar for GPS Analyst Extension

ESRI Virtual Campus and Trimble (both CA, USA) will present a free live training seminar 23 June 2005, at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 3:00 p.m., Pacific time. The seminar explores the capabilities of the Trimble GPS Analyst extension for ESRI ArcGIS software, giving GIS technicians, managers, and those who work with GPS data a better understanding of how to use the software to its fullest potential. Improving and documenting the accuracy of GPS-collected data is an ongoing issue in the GIS community. A great deal of data arrives in the geodatabase with little or no metadata about the data... (read more)
2005-06-10 12:00:00

GeoMarc Watermarking Software to USDA Foreign Agriculture Service

GCS Research, a prime vendor on the ASRC Management Services (ASRC MS) Prime Vendor Contract for the USDA, has been awarded a contract to provide GeoMarc digital watermarking technology to the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service (USDA FAS). GeoMarc allows the USDA FAS to embed an imperceptible digital watermark into the pixels of satellite imagery. The watermark contains key pieces of metadata that is seared into the pixels of the imagery and will remain intact through the life of the image.    The USDA FAS will leverage GeoMarc technology to embed an acquisition date/time stamp, among other things, as part of... (read more)
2008-01-10 09:51:43

Hitting the INSPIRE Info Deadline

Users of the latest release of GGP Systems' desktop GIS will be some of the first to comply with the latest EU Directive designed to improve access to and knowledge of geographical data holdings. The INSPIRE directive requires that member states provide public access to location-based data related to the environment.   INSPIRE is part of a suite of European Directives that aim to standardise and ensure access to public data across Europe. The latest release of GGP GIS will allow users to submit information about their spatial-data holdings to a publicly accessible, centrally maintained data catalogue. The data catalogue,... (read more)
2011-03-03 11:07:07

Envelope Admin Tools Welcomed

During the Esri User Conference, Blue Marble Geographics (USA) is showcasing Blue Marble Desktop v2.3 due to be released later this month. So far the demo of the latest version has said to be well received by the attendees of the User Conference, previewing the features of the new version, one of them being the envelope-modelled administrative tools.   Within the Blue Marble Desktop v2.3 is Geographic Calculator v7.6. The Blue Marble Desktop's enhanced enveloping system will now provide users with the ability to define custom polygon envelopes through the import of a vector file, as well as provide the... (read more)
2011-07-14 12:01:01

Esri Geoportal Extension to Become Open Source

The Geoportal Extension is to become a Free and Open Source solution from Esri. Despite code documentation and samples as included on the Geoportal Resource Center, implementers of the Geoportal Extension have continued asking for source code access to support integration with content management systems, map viewers, desktop etc. The Geoportal Extension will be released under one of the variants of the Creative Commons open source license and will include elements like:•Geoportal Web application•OGC CSW 2.0.2 catalog service with OGCCORE and ISO Application Profile support•INSPIRE compliant discovery service•Extensible FGDC, ISO, DC metadata support•Configurable search engine including spatial ranking algorithm•Federated searches... (read more)
2010-09-08 02:49:06
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