Open Geospatial Consortium standards form the foundation of many large geospatial service companies, because of the many benefits. The OGC recently interviewed Mr. K.K. Singh, chairman, Rolta Group of Companies about their commitment to this strategy, and provided the interview for publication here.
Autodesk has been developing the tools to address infrastructure design, planning and mapping for quite some time. With their latest releases, they are creating closer connections between the workflows in these software products for more holistic approaches. V1 Editor Matt Ball spoke with Paul McRoberts, vice president of the infrastructure product line group at Autodesk at the recent AEC Press Days event in their Waltham, Mass. office. The conversation covered the approach of the infrastructure product line, the way products address issues at different geographic scales, and the benefits of a model-based approach.
Airports are changing around the globe. New technologies and economic pressures are causing them to evaluate their operations and to become more responsive and efficient. Geographic information systems (GIS) are helping to meet that challenge, proving to be helpful throughout airport operations both inside and outside terminals and including air operations. Vector1 Media editor Jeff Thurston interviewed Terry Bills, Transportation Industry Manager (left) and Ian Koeppel, Transportation Business Development Manager (right) of Esri about GIS for airport management.
The German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management (DVW) is a large national organisation dedicated to furthering the professional prospects of the 8800 member surveying community. It accomplishes this task through local, national and international meetings, participation and dialogue. Vector1 Media editor Jeff Thurston recently interviewed the President of the DVW, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karl-Friedrich Thöne to learn more about the organisation and some of the ongoing activities.
As in much of the developing world, the quality, currency and resolution of maps for Afghanistan have been lacking. Spatial Networks, a company with offices in Florida and Dubai, assumed ownership of the project assets and the production operation, including an agreement with the national mapping agency, and they are well on their way to providing greatly improved maps and spatial data for the country. V1 editor Matt Ball spoke with Anthony Quartararo, president and CEO of Spatial Networks about the mapping process and the goals of this effort.