Tourism 3D Spatial Analysis

MFB-Geoconsulting has been selected to use several ERDAS solutions in a research project to study the impact of tourism on the alpine environment. The project is entitled 'ProMeRe - Processes and Methods for Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Spatial Analysis and Development.' The project will incorporate geospatial information collected over the past 100 years to understand the changes in the landscape, as well as forecast future environmental implications.     In addition to MFB-GeoConsulting's participation, other project partners include Swisstopo, Leica Geosystems, University of Applied Science North-Eastern Switzerland (Institutes of Architecture and Geomatics) and University of Basel (Institute of Cultural Science).  ... (read more)
2009-03-17 09:51:56

Enhancing Spatial Modelling and Precision Analysis

SuperGIS Spatial Analyst 3 is a spatial processing tool working with SuperGIS Desktop 3.1 to complete advanced spatial analyses and tasks. Designed for deriving information from geo-applications, it provides users with various analysis methods such as geographic attributes and geometry relationship.   To enhance the operating performance and the precision of data analysis, Spatial Analyst 3 adopts the new development engine and whole new algorithms, giving users more flexibility and capability to accomplish analysis tasks. This extension tool also includes innovative built-in spatial models, such as distance analysis, interpolation analysis, generalisation analysis, and local analysis.   With Spatial Analyst 3,... (read more)
2011-12-26 12:00:00

Indoor Spatial Analysis Increases Retail Sales

Esri has announced a partnership with GISinc to analyse customer behaviour to help retailers increase sales. The spatial analytics technology specialist will integrate its spatial analytics platform with GISinc's indoor mapping capabilities to analyse data collected by sensor-enabled overhead smart lighting systems and from opt-in mobile data from customers' smartphones. The solution will enable retailers to track behaviours, using information including customer locations inside the store and items selected for purchase. The store can then tap into such data to improve customer assistance and position merchandise in the places most likely to attract purchases. Analysing customer choices and mapping go... (read more)
2017-01-18 04:22:54

Watershed Analysis

SimActive‘s Correlator3D has been purchased by the Quebec Department of Agriculture (Canada). SimActive's software will be primarily used for watershed analysis from imagery. Correlator3D is providing the Department of Agriculture a solution for generating terrain profiles, taking advantage of its existing database of aerial images, providing a much larger return on investment.   The ability to quickly and easily generate digital surface models (DSM) will allow the Department of Agriculture to significantly reduce costs of watershed analysis compared to traditional survey methods or LiDAR data.   (read more)
2009-06-23 11:29:41

Spatial Objects

With the expanding use of spatial information comes a growing need to interchange this information. Parallel runs the development of spatial databases serving multiple applications. Both have highlighted the need for consistency of representation and behaviour of spatial objects across computing platforms.<P> Until recently even such a supposedly well known technique as representing area features as polygons was fraught with pitfalls; there have been countless forms of ‘standard’ representations in use. The work of ISO TC211 attempted stringently to address this problem by developing a well-defined set of specifications and nomenclature for the representation of spatial objects. This has been... (read more)
2008-06-05 12:00:00

Spatial Roundtable

ESRI has launched an interactive Web site, Spatial Roundtable, where geographic information system (GIS) industry thought leaders share their opinions about business and organisational challenges in the geospatial community. The site provides its visitors with insight into issues relevant to their work, an arena for community dialog, and a resource that adds breadth to their decision making.     Featured contributors will draw from their fields of expertise to give their points of view about a particular subject. ESRI will add new discussion topics to the Spatial Roundtable Web site monthly. Each one will have a different set of invited... (read more)
2009-07-27 09:57:53

1Spatial Launches Spatial Data Editing Solution

1Spatial, a UK-based global specialist in spatial big data management, has launched 1Edit at the Geospatial World Forum in Rotterdam, a touchscreen-compatible solution for fast and intuitive data-editing in the field or office. Trialled by Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi), 1Edit incorporates a touchscreen for capture and editing of real-world data, enabling data collection in the field via touchscreen, stylus and survey devices. It can also be used in an office environment with mouse and keyboard. 1Edit’s ‘in the field’  capabilities will be a particular benefit to spatial data providers and industries such as utilities, transport, environment and government. Lorraine McNerney,... (read more)
2013-05-15 09:51:59

Movement Simulation and Analysis

Modelling Railway Passenger Activity in Tokyo
In a world where everyone is constantly on the move, simulation and analysis of characteristics of the movement of objects is increasingly important, not only for behaviour forecast and policy/decision-making but also for monitoring and accident prevention. The authors developed key techniques for modelling large-scale moving objects and applied the system in movement simulation and pattern analysis of railway station passengers in Tokyo. Technology push and application pull are leading to increasing study of simulation and analysis of the spatial and temporal behaviour of large-scale moving objects such as pedestrians, cars, buses and trains. The technology push results mainly from... (read more)
2005-12-29 12:00:00

Deeper Than Surface Analysis

Exprodat has recently announced the design and release of a new course: Using GIS for Surface Analysis in E&P. The course looks at how raster and vector surface data management and analysis can be used in E&P workflows and what benefits these new terrain models will bring. Increasing the understanding of the terrain of both offshore and onshore scenarios will only increase the accuracy of project decision making.  Attendees will return to their offices with an excellent working knowledge of ArcGIS Spatial Analyst and ArcGIS 3D Analyst desktop extensions.    Exprodat Consulting provides software, consulting services and training courses to... (read more)
2011-02-11 12:16:00
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