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

Fund for the City of New York Advances OGC’s Underground Pilot Project

The Open Geospatial Consortium announces that the Fund for the City of New York (FCNY) has funded OGC to develop prototype data models for underground utility networks and for the soils that surround them. The goal is to ensure that underground utility data are collected in a manner that allows information about different utilities to be integrated and used interoperably. This will allow cities to create a coherent map of what is under the asphalt and will enable improved operations support, analysis, and modelling. The utility data models that are being developed through the OGC Innovation Program include water, sewer,... (read more)
2017-12-04 01:15:29

3D Repo to Launch Cloud BIM Platform with Integrated VR

3D Repo will be showcasing the latest version of its cloud software for collaborative Building Information Modelling (BIM) at the upcoming National Infrastructure Forum. On show will be 3D Repo’s new online rendering engine based on the Unity cross platform game engine, as well as Virtual Reality (VR) applications that are an integral part of the new platform. Experts will also show how seamless integration between BIM and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is benefitting key infrastructure projects, thanks to 3D Repo. As the UK’s premier infrastructure event, the National Infrastructure Forum takes place on Tuesday 13th June at Excel, London,... (read more)
2017-06-06 02:12:43

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

Esri CityEngine Used for Oscar Winning Effects in Blade Runner 2049

Esri, a global leader in spatial analytics, and its distributor Esri Canada, revealed that Framestore, a visual arts studio with a presence in Montréal, Québec, has won the 2018 Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. Designers at Framestore used the Esri CityEngine application to recreate portions of the city of Las Vegas, Nevada, as seen in the movie Blade Runner 2049. “We were tasked in creating a futuristic Las Vegas for the year 2049. We had to fly over the main strip of Vegas on a long sequence shot,” said Didier Muanza, lead environment TD, Framestore. “CityEngine seemed to be the... (read more)
2018-03-12 11:32:37

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

Boundless Server Enterprise Now Available as Managed Cloud Service

Boundless, a leader in open and scalable GIS, has announced that Boundless Server Enterprise is now available as a managed cloud service using the most advanced IT infrastructure available. With this release, customers are able to take full advantage of the geospatial technology of Boundless Server Enterprise to support business challenges. “Managing enterprises to meet current and future needs is challenging. Adapting to changing demands for performance means constant configuration, scaling, and maintenance of server architectures. Not every organisation can do this alone,” said Anthony Calamito, Chief Geospatial Officer at Boundless. "Leveraging Boundless Server Enterprise as a managed service means you get... (read more)
2018-06-08 02:08:26

Merrick Releases Remote Sensing Software Suite

Merrick & Company, specialised in Lidar, digital orthophotography, hyperspectral imaging and geographic information systems (GIS) data integration, has launched Version 2017 of the Merrick Advanced Remote Sensing (MARS) software suite. The MARS software suite provides comprehensive support for Lidar point cloud visualisation, data management, automated data processing, Lidar quality control and geospatial data production. The newest version of MARS provides many software enhancements and new features, which improve LAS 1.4 data throughput and application usability. This release focuses on significant improvements to the QC Module to include automated reporting for the USGS NGP Lidar Base Specification Version 1.2, including a very... (read more)
2017-04-19 04:44:48

Jefferson County Hires Woolpert to Upgrade Asset Management Systems

Woolpert has been contracted by Jefferson County, Alabama, to implement the Cityworks Enterprise Asset Management System (AMS) for its Department of Roads and Transportation, and to upgrade the AMS for the county's Department of Environmental Services. The two-part, multiyear project will improve, align and standardise the work order services and asset management groups of the nine divisions within these departments. John Cestnick, Woolpert project manager, said “Jefferson County has been a Cityworks user for many years and sought a technological refresh and augmentation. Woolpert, a Cityworks Platinum Implementation Partner, has worked with the GIS-centric asset maintenance management solution provider for more than 20 years.... (read more)
2019-01-22 02:05:26

FARO Release PointSense Update with added Features

FARO has released the PointSense 18.0 update. The software now allows Autodesk customers to utilize the point cloud processing tools with the latest Autodesk 2018 design tools, released in March and April 2017. The PointSense Plug'ins now support: AutoCAD 2018 64 bit versions (from 2015 upwards) and related products such as AutoCAD Architecture and Civil 3D 2018 Autodesk Revit 2018 64 bit version (from 2015 upwards)   To download new software setups please turn to http://setups.faro3dsoftware.com/ All-in-One Solution The PointSense Suite is a new product bundle of FARO's popular PointSense Plug'ins for AutoCAD and Revit which accelerates the evaluation of laser scan data. It provides a complete set... (read more)
2017-04-27 01:04:42
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