New 1Spatial Appointments

1Spatial (United Kingdom) has appointed several new professionals across their company. Five of them join the team at the company's headquarters in Cambridge. Scott Wakeling and Robin Newton join the development team, with a wide-range of skills from both public and private sector organisations. Ellie Gittos arrives in marketing with experience of working with specialist audiences. John Sanders enlists with the sales team, bringing with him experience in the local government IT sector. Andrew Gosney, a new product manager, has a geospatial data background and has previously worked for Ordnance Survey as well as more commercial organisations.   (read more)
2007-11-28 09:46:29

Spatial Information Technology

The Urban Spatial Information Group at Sejong University carries out research and development in the creation and dissemination of urban spatial information. The group brings about revitalisation in the urban information industry of Seoul metropolitan region. A new technology is to be introduced into current urban GIS for the transition to a standardised web-service system handling urban 3D-topographic models. This standards-based interoperable GIS system with urban 3D topographic base models will be used for various purposes and applications, such as urban planning, traffic management, environmental monitoring, property, emergency-situation handling and building management. Co-operation The research group comprises a variety of... (read more)
2008-11-11 12:00:00

Spatial Energy European Subsidiary

Spatial Energy has opened an European subsidiary. Chris Carlston, co-founder and vice president of Sales for Spatial Energy in Boulder, Colorado, USA, has accepted the new position of managing director, Spatial Energy GmbH, which will be based in Vienna. Spatial Energy GmbH is the fourth global office opened since the parent company\'s founding in 2005. Spatial Energy made the announcement at the 2011 EAGE (European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers) Conference & Exhibition in Vienna, Austria. With increased interest in oil and gas exploration and production, including activity in Africa, as well as in shale gas plays in Eastern and... (read more)
2011-05-24 09:50:44

Beyond Spatial Enablement

Over 650 years of experience in spatial information management, land administration and spatial enablement were infused into 22 presentations aligned with the theme of the Forum, ‘Beyond Spatial Enablement - Land Administration to Support Spatially Enabled Government'.   The GSDI Association was delighted to be part of the 4th UN Land Administration Forum for Asia and the Pacific. The committee, led by Prof Abbas Rajabifard (GSDI President) and Mr Greg Scott (Chair, Permanent Committee on GIS Infrastructure for Asia and the Pacific-PCGIAP Working Group on Spatially Enabled Government), organised a world-class Forum attended by 110 participants from different countries.  ... (read more)
2012-01-12 03:24:49

1Spatial Inaugural Conference

1Spatial (formerly known as Laser-Scan) (United Kingdom) is organising the inaugural 1Spatial Conference which will take place on 2nd-3rd May 2007 at the Ordnance Survey Great Britain Business Centre, Southampton, UK. The 1Spatial Conference will be this year's premier event on the transformation, management and quality control of spatial data. Based around the theme of 'Fitness for Purpose', the conference will: -         Explore the efficient use and reuse of spatial data within and across organisations -         Discuss effective data sharing -         Stimulate debate for delegates involved in establishing spatial data infrastructures -         Engage delegates with presentations, demonstrations, workshops and real-world... (read more)
2007-01-19 02:40:11

Global Spatial Data Model

The Digital Revolution - Whither Now?
Traditional horizontal and vertical datum have two separate origins: respectively Earth’s centre of mass as origin for horizontal, and mean sea level (the geoid) as origin for vertical. The author suggests an alternative option for spatial-data users: a Global Spatial Data Model (GSDM) that has a single origin for geospatial data. With the advent of computers, electronic files and modern measuring systems, geospatial data is now digital and 3D. In years past, an analogue map stored in a flat file was typically both the end-product of a survey and the storage medium for geospatial information. Now spatial data is stored... (read more)
2006-09-21 12:00:00

Spatial Data Clearinghouses

Information plays a key role in support of virtually any activity, in whatever nook or cranny of today’s society. About 80% of all public-sector information have geo-spatial component, referenced either by address or coordinates. In the long ago past a large diversity of governmental departments was created, primarily for reasons of administrative efficiency. Many of these collected and used geo-data and many are still in existence today. So in many countries, a great deal of geo-data is scattered across public agencies. And whilst they may have been effective in the past, these resulting islands of information do not well match... (read more)
2006-07-24 12:00:00

1Spatial Aquires ComSine

1Spatial (UK) has announced the acquisition of ComSine, a privately owned SME specialising in IT consultancy and development for the telecommunications, navigation and geographic information industries, including satellite Earth observation. ComSine's intellectual property in the communications sector will enable 1Spatial to venture into the rapidly developing Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) marketplace. In line with the growing trend for pervasive computing, this burgeoning area of the geospatial data market sees the convergence of the telecommunications and geospatial industries, with a focus on the real-time capture and management of geospatial information into spatial data infrastructures. One of ComSine's most significant projects in... (read more)
2008-06-23 10:34:06

Spatial Database Challenges

Advances in Managing LBS and Framework Data
When providing local information, a location-based service (LBS) exploits the geographical position of the mobile device used to access it. The management of very large spatial data databases requires a focus on production and quality control of data, both framework and for LBSs. Progress has lately been made at two levels: system architecture and knowledge management. Standards are key. Mass-market LBSs have had a number of promising beginnings. However, there is a gap between concept and reality due to shortfalls in several areas. Issues concerning price of suitable handsets and availability of positioning capabilities are currently being resolved. The suitability... (read more)
2009-02-27 12:00:00

Spatial Data for Africa

GIM International Interviews Chukwodozie Ezigbalike
A love of mathematics set one of Africa's foremost geo-information specialists on a mission to drive the development of spatial-data infrastructure across the continent Partnership and communication lie at the heart of spatial-data infrastructure advancements. As civil servants, local communities, universities, NGOs and companies on the African continent adopt geographic information systems as a tool, they are increasingly able to exert pressure on governments for improved functionality, products, and services - all of which are essential for driving development and progress. Dr Chukwudozie (Dozie) Ezigbalike, head of the Geo-information Systems Section (GiSS) in the ICT Science and Technology Division (ISTD)... (read more)
2009-09-07 10:00:01
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