Survey and GIS in San Diego

Everyone forms their own impressions of San Diego, but for surveyors and GIS folks in the Summer, it means the largest geospatial event in the world, the ESRI Survey & Engineering GIS Summit combined with the ESRI International User Conference. The 28th annual User Conference (UC) came in early August with the theme ‘Building New Opportunities’, the bulk of the Survey Summit running as prelude the previous weekend. The summit drew over four hundred attendees, a roughly 8% increase over last year. Both conferences featured a trade show. The summit also includes the Survey and Leadership Forum, actually, a Special... (read more)
2008-11-11 12:00:00

Turnkey GIS Solutions in the Cloud

African GIS to 3D GIS in the Cloud
For the past fifteen years Sivan Design, a privately held GIS solutions provider from Israel, has concentrated on developing an approach which combines GIS, CAD and 3D technologies to produce software and services. The company quickly realised that this approach, combined with the knowhow it has accumulated in the process, allowed it to offer turnkey GIS solutions encompassing the entire range of GIS needs required by any country on a national scale. Sivan Design is now releasing its newest version of a coming trend in 3D GIS software: 3D-GIS in the Cloud. In 1999 the company released its first professional... (read more)
2011-05-25 05:03:13

WebGIS Performance Tests

Distributed and Centralised Work Models
A WebGIS is usually constructed as a multi-tier architecture basically consisting of the client side, the server side and the database component. From the client side, users send queries or requests to the server via (wireless) internet. Next, the server communicates with the database, where the requested information is compiled by the database server. Finally, the result is sent to the client. With the rapid growth of WebGIS, a number of work models have been developed to increase efficiency and performance. While developing the Boston Water and Sewer WebGIS application in 2010, the authors tested the performance of two models:... (read more)
2012-01-31 02:40:32

The Future of Location Intelligence – Interview with James Brayshaw

After more than ten years as a director of Ordnance Survey, James Brayshaw recently left to join Pitney Bowes Software based in Henley. Robin Waters caught up with James, who is now nearly two months into his new position as director and general manager for location intelligence, EMEA (MapInfo), to find out more about his reasons for moving and how he perceives the future of the location business and the MapInfo brand. GIS Professional: With your background and high profile role at Ordnance Survey, why have you moved? James Brayshaw: To be honest I was not looking to leave Ordnance... (read more)
2016-12-22 01:19:17

GGP’s GIS Brings Greater Levels of Interoperability to Local Government

GGP Systems has announced the latest version of its GIS. The new version, GGP 2014, offers true open systems architecture to provide unrivalled levels of interoperability making it the ideal corporate GIS solution. Able to work with different spatial databases, GGP has designed the latest version, GGP 2014, to make it easier to share data with other mapping platforms and interchange with other map datasets. Working with multiple spatial databases including Oracle 10g/11i/12i, SQL Server 2008/2012 and PostGIS 1.x/2.0, GGP has significantly extended integration capabilities with support for the open source OSGeo Feature Data Objects (FDO). This opens up access to additional data... (read more)
2017-01-06 04:08:10

System Monitoring Now Even Simpler with service.monitor

service.monitor 3.3 simplifies monitoring services in a GIS infrastructure. This version of this web application offers full multi-client and distribution capability and, in particular, features comprehensive support for users while they are creating monitoring jobs. It should be stressed that in this context, operating procedures have been considerably simplified while the basic architecture has also been updated. Creating and configuring monitoring jobs is now simpler than ever. The user interface assists in creating jobs that are technically appropriate and service specific. It does so by employing, among other things, dynamic example queries and an option to harvest services of an... (read more)
2017-01-06 04:09:28

Dacorum Borough Council Selects Cadcorp to Supply Corporate GIS

Dacorum Borough Council has contracted with Computer Aided Development Corporation Ltd (Cadcorp) for the supply of a corporate geographic information system to replace and upgrade Dacorum’s existing GIS software. The system will make geographic information available to all council employees working locally or remotely, and will share geographic information with the public via the council’s website. Jayne Smith, GIS Officer at Dacorum, said “Dacorum has around 750 staff, serving a population of around 145,000 residents. Our existing GIS was almost entirely desktop-based, available to only a small proportion of council staff. The Intranet and Internet GIS published static layers. We... (read more)
2017-01-11 01:29:35

INTERGEO 2015 Continues to Grow

INTERGEO 2015 in Stuttgart is setting new benchmarks. After attracting a record number of visitors in Berlin last year, the industry’s leading trade fair is now set to reach a new record in terms of exhibition space. With the hall capacity expanded to meet unprecedented demand from exhibitors from all over the world, the exhibition space currently covers over 30,000 square metres for the first time. The halls that had originally been planned for the fair (Halls 4, 6 and 8) were already almost fully booked by the first quarter of this year, and Hall C2 has been added to... (read more)
2017-01-11 04:37:10

OGC Announces Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure Project

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announces a new OGC Interoperability Program project called the "Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure Standards and Communication Pilot" (Arctic SDI Pilot). The Arctic SDI Pilot is sponsored by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Natural Resources Canada. The goal is to demonstrate to Arctic stakeholders the diversity, richness and value of a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) based on Web services and standardized exchange formats in helping address critical issues impacting the Arctic. Stakeholders include national and pan-Arctic science and monitoring organizations and decision-makers engaged in Arctic research, social and economic policy, and environmental management. The... (read more)
2017-01-13 03:08:29

CartConsult Delivers Instant Smart City Models with Web Streaming

CartoConsult, provider of smart 3D building and city models, can now deliver 3D city and building models, via the web to any internet connected device, on subscription. With live web streaming, CyberCity 3D models can be instantly viewed anywhere, anytime on tablets, smartphones, interactive screens and traditional PCs. Using Cesiumjs open architecture, a cross-platform virtual globe designed for dynamic-data visualisation, CartoConsult believes the new web streaming capability will significantly boost the appeal of applying 3D capability to projects. Potential users such as urban planners, developers and engineers will no longer need special software to view the models. The data is... (read more)
2017-01-14 05:21:57
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