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

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

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

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

Risk Analysis for Gas Utilities

Geography is tied to every element of risk analysis for gas distribution. On this premise, gas utilities are able to use geographic information system (GIS) technology in their work to satisfy Distribution Integrity Management Program (DIMP) regulations, according to Rob Brook, pipeline and gas industry manager for Esri. Brook broaches the subject of GIS for DIMP at Spatial Roundtable, where others in the gas utility industry are encouraged to join the discussion. DIMP regulations, put forth by the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, aim to ensure better overall management of the risks that impact gas... (read more)
2010-09-24 11:23:49

PIA07: Photogrammetric Image Analysis

PIA07 took place in Munich, Germany, from 19th to 21st September 2007, attended by 115 participants from 22 countries. Richard Bamler and Luc van Gool gave presentations by invitation. The Institute of Photogrammetry and Carto­graphy, Technische Universität München (TUM) hosted the meeting and the range of topics reflected the interests of ISPRS working groups who co-operated: SAR and LIDAR Systems (WG I/2), Surface Reconstruction (WG III/2), Automatic Image Interpretation for City-Modelling (WG III/4), Road Extraction and Traffic Monitoring (WG III/5), and Automated Geo-Spatial Data Acquisition and Mapping (WG IV/3). Prospective authors wishing to present original, scientific work were invited to... (read more)
2007-11-14 12:00:00
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