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

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

Geospatial Analysis and Modelling

The development of GIS and carto-graphy can be characterised as information rich and knowledge poor. That is, the amount of geospatial information collected using geospatial technologies, including remote sensing, global positioning systems and digital mapping technology, has been growing rapidly, whereas geospatial knowledge or ‘useful information’, for decision making in terms of real-world problem solving is rather limited. Terabytes of geospatial information in the form of satellite imagery, aerial photos and maps have been integrated into Google Maps and Google Earth so that ordinary people using a decent internet-connected home computer can zoom from space right down to street level... (read more)
2006-11-20 12:00:00

Object-based Image Analysis

Beyond the Squares
Looking at a satellite image one sees squares (i.e. pixels) representing landscape, although the actual shapes of roads, rivers, lakes, forest and nature reserve might more accurately be represented by lines, circles or irregularly shaped polygons. Over recent years earth observation has become an important data source, while image interpretation has been limited to squares the features of which are spectral variables: colours and invisible radiance determined by reflection-absorption behaviour of landscape objects as observed by satellite sensors. As we view an image our eyes register its spectral characteristics (colour) and shape, the location of an object and its relationship... (read more)
2010-01-28 02:27:00

Road Safety Analysis

Terrestrial Laser Scanning to Improve Road Safety
With the growing interest in (inter)national road safety programmes comes a need for documentation of road systems for safety analysis and traffic-accident reconstruction studies. This requires reliable, accurate and timely data, which, as the authors demonstrate, Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) can provide. While driver and vehicle factors contribute to crashes, road-risk maps can help identify areas of roads where safety might be improved. Road inventory databases enable the move from 'black-spot treatment', that is improvement of sites associated with a high incidence of crashes, to route management and eventually to network safety management ( Terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) can serve... (read more)
2007-07-07 12:00:00
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