‘One to Watch’ Award for 3D Repo

BIM technology innovator 3D Repo has scooped the ‘One to Watch Company of 2017’ award at the Construction Computing Awards. Master of Ceremonies Chris Cowdrey, former England cricket captain, presented the award at a black tie ceremony held on 16 November 2017 at the Radisson Blu Edwardian on Bloomsbury Street, London. The award was collected by Rob Jackson of Bond Bryan on behalf of 3D Repo. Bond Bryan Digital is famous for its LEGO Architecture meets BIM series featured in 3D Repo. Judged by a panel of peers and industry experts the award recognises the role of the tech disruptor... (read more)
2017-11-21 08:55:53

Standard to Improve the Way Information Is Referenced to the Earth

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has approved the Discrete Global Grid System (DGGS) as OGC Abstract Specification - Topic 21 [OGC 15-104r5]. The goal of DGGS is to enable rapid assembly of spatial data without the difficulties of working with projected coordinate reference systems. The OGC DGGS Abstract Specification standard defines the conceptual model and a set of rules for building highly efficient architectures for spatial data storage, integration and analytics. DGGSs represent the Earth as hierarchical sequences of equal area tessellations on the surface of the Earth, each with global coverage and with progressively finer spatial resolution. Individual observations... (read more)
2017-11-01 08:42:35

Reimagine INSPIRE by Leveraging Open Data and Web GIS

The Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE) Directive has made good progress toward implementation by all member states. On the occasion of the INSPIRE Conference 2017 and in keeping with the theme INSPIRE a Digital Europe: Thinking Out of the Box, it seems fitting to comment on the current state of the directive compared to global geospatial technology trends. INSPIRE represents the most complex spatial data infrastructure project ever attempted, with the goal of aligning the 28 member states of the European Union (EU). It may prove helpful to reflect on what works; what has changed; and what needs... (read more)
2017-08-17 01:18:17

Cadcorp Moves to the Cloud

Cadcorp is offering their clients a cloud migration path. Customers can migrate their existing maintained licences into a Cadcorp cloud hosted and managed environment. Cloud hosting technology is being rapidly adopted. There a number of benefits to hosting web mapping in the cloud and Cadcorp is offering packages that are adaptable to each organisation's IT architecture and requirements. The cloud offering of Cadcorp includes hardware and software upgrades, together with map updates. Cadcorp is taking on the server administration and monitoring, backed by the Microsoft Azure SLA. Although in the cloud, the data can be interfaced with other cloud-based environments,... (read more)
2017-10-17 10:42:55

Development of a Symbol System for Disaster Management

Spatial information plays a key role in disaster management. Upon occurrence of an emergency situation, crisis management actors need specialised maps to give them a clear idea of the emergency, localisation, distribution and characteristics. Effective representation of spatial information can be achieved by means of graphical symbols. Silvia Marinova describes how a symbol system should be associative and quickly perceived by map users even without the use of a legend, especially in an emergency. A number of agencies and organisations related to disaster protection develop databases, geo-portals and cartographic products for crisis management and their own standards for symbols. In... (read more)
2017-10-11 02:55:18

Dr Silvia Marinova

Dr. Eng. Silvia Marinova is a cartographer and serves as Chief Assist. Prof. at the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia and Secretary General of Bulgarian Cartographic Association. She is involved in cartographic projects at KartGeo Ltd. Her scientific interests are focused on thematic mapping for disaster management, cross-border mapping and mountain cartography. (read more)
2017-10-11 02:48:22

Geospatial Technology is 99% Invisible

To give credit where due, 99% Invisible is the name of one of my favourite podcasts. The title comes from a quote from Buckminster Fuller about people, but the show highlights the hidden aspects of design and architecture. The stories reveal that we see and interact with just the end-product of the design process; the rest is invisible. I’ve been collecting evidence that geospatial technology, and the design behind it, is also 99% invisible. While out running, I saw another runner looking intently at the phone of a man in a suit. I asked if I could help them find a... (read more)
2017-10-11 01:43:41

7th International Conference on Cartography & GIS

7th International Conference on Cartography & GIS & Seminar with EU cooperation on Early Warning and Disaster Management Sozopol, Bulgaria, 18-23 June 2018  Organized by International Cartographic Association, Bulgarian Cartographic Association and University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia, Bulgaria.  The event will be held during Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU, 2018.  Upon very successful events in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016, 7th edition of the International Conference on Cartography and GIS (ICC&GIS) is organized in Bulgaria.  As a part of the conference several other events will be held during 18-23 June: Special Session... (read more)
2017-09-05 01:29:28

Bentley Announces Finalists in 2017 Be Inspired Awards Programme

Bentley Systems, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, has announced the finalists in the 2017 Be Inspired Awards programme. The annual awards honour the extraordinary work of Bentley users advancing infrastructure design, construction and operations throughout the world. Ten independent jury panels comprising distinguished industry experts selected the 51 finalists from more than 400 nominations submitted by organisations in more than 50 countries. The finalists will present their innovative projects to their peers, the jurors, industry thought leaders, and more than 120 members of the media as part of related infrastructure forums at The Year... (read more)
2017-08-11 08:53:44

Esri CityEngine 2017 Makes Urban Planning More Efficient

Esri has announced the release of CityEngine 2017. This version of the 3D modelling software offers features that let planners and architects compare different scenarios and visualize them with dashboards to view how each would affect the same geographic area—all in real time. Users can also make changes to specific features—such as adjusting the size of windows or adding a balcony—in a model without affecting the entire structure. Before, planners would have to create two entirely different projects to understand the consequences of a proposed building's design variations. “With this release of CityEngine, we focused on the needs of urban... (read more)
2017-07-12 01:03:46
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