Crunchy Data Strengthens Open Source Geospatial Data Management

Crunchy Data, a leading provider of open source PostgreSQL technology, support, and training, has announced its commitment to providing open source geospatial data management and analytics engineering and support by welcoming Paul Ramsey, Chair of the PostGIS Project Steering Committee and PostgreSQL Major Contributor, to its team of open source contributors. PostGIS is a geospatial database extender to PostgreSQL that provides robust geometric and geographic functionality that allows engineers to create complex, location-aware applications. PostGIS has over 15 years of active development and has been widely deployed across many enterprises and governmental organisations.  PostGIS is leveraged by a variety of geospatial... (read more)
2018-09-05 02:38:49

Autumn Marine Data Management & GIS Workshop

OceanWise, the UK’s leading independent marine data management, publishing and GIS specialist is hosting its annual, free-to-attend, Marine Data Management and GIS Workshop in London on Tuesday 22nd November 2016 at the School of Economic Science, 11 Mandeville Place, London W1U 3AJ. The event has the theme “Is poor data management putting your operations at risk?”, which is opportune given the huge volumes of geospatial and business data being collected and used on a daily basis. The event is supported by the AGI. The keynote address will be delivered by Phil Archer, from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), on... (read more)
2017-01-15 03:10:26

Using Digital Data Capture for Traffic Management – Interview with John Booth

Our editor Robin Waters talks to John Booth, team leader for traffic management at Mouchel, who explains why he switched his department to digital data capture, the challenges involved and why he chose Trimble’s Geo6000 series. For over ten years, the manufacturers and suppliers of digital mapping systems have preached a simple sales message - if you want to improve your efficiency and increase your field/office productivity, then digital data capture is the way forward. However, the realities of switching to a new way of working – which can sometimes obscure the end rewards – cannot be ignored. An initial... (read more)
2016-12-22 12:35:38
2017-02-22 11:38:21

Humanitarian Disaster Response with OpenStreetMap Management Tool

Scottish GIS company, thinkWhere, is playing a role in enabling the delivery of emergency response and aid to areas hit by natural and humanitarian crises. Working with HOT – the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, thinkWhere has developed an advanced cloud-based mapping management system. Coordinating the work of tens of thousands of people around the world, the OSM (OpenStreetMap) Tasking Manager will improve the efficiency of map production, giving first responders and aid agencies faster access to up to date and accurate maps. One of the world’s most technically effective humanitarian groups, US-based HOT specialises in collaborative mapping for disaster preparation, response... (read more)
2017-11-14 11:04:21

Digital Asset Management with BIM App

3D Repo, a multi-award-winning provider of cloud software solutions for collaborative building information modelling (BIM), has started development on a mobile platform for Crossrail designed to manage maintainable assets. The cloud-based innovation by 3D Repo brings together previously disparate databases and information sources to provide on-site, instant access to both historical and real-time information. The project is funded under the Crossrail innovation programme, Innovate 18, which is designed to lead innovation in the construction industry.  Working with Crossrail, 3D Repo has demonstrated integration between information already held within asset lifecycle information management software. Through a Crossrail Asset Information and Configuration... (read more)
2017-01-24 01:16:37

MapAction Strengthens Disaster Management in Southeast Asia

The ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre), set up to facilitate cooperation and coordination of disaster management, has entered into a formal partnership with humanitarian mapping charity MapAction. The Memorandum of Intent was signed by Adelina Kamal, Executive Director of the AHA Centre, and MapAction Chief Executive Liz Hughes, during the 8th Meeting of the Governing Board of the AHA Centre held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The two organisations are working together to build mapping and information management capacity among humanitarian actors in the ASEAN region as well as help them prepare for a disaster... (read more)
2018-06-28 11:27:06

Getmapping Announces New European Management Team Structure

Getmapping has announced the appointment of Gil Melham as European Managing Director. The role has been created in support of Getmapping’s continued expansion program, which also sees Dave Horner relinquishing direct responsibility for managing the European Region and moving to the role of Group CEO. Gil joined Getmapping as Group Operations Director in 2017 to support international growth plans. Following the successful implementation of key operational initiatives over the last eighteen months, Gil will now take direct responsibility for the entire European region as part of the restructuring program. “I am delighted that Gil has accepted this new role,” says... (read more)
2018-11-30 10:19:36
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