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Friday, November 18th, 2011

GeoDesign as a Teaching Concept

I recently had the good fortune to attend a GeoDesign workshop presented by Bill Miller, who is the Director of GeoDesign Services at Esri, and one of the people credited with coining the term. It was a fascinating morning, and it was a reflection of how important this topic is becoming that Alex Miller, president

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Using Supply Chain Management as a Tool to Manage GIS Projects

Supply chains include both upstream and downstream relationships involving goods, services and customers. The delivery of geographic information (GIS) will necessarily include each of these. The Supply-Chain Operation Reference (SCOR) Model can be used to interpret and understand geospatial supply chains. The mapping of the various processes will assist a GIS unit to understand the processes involved

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Bentley BeInspired Event Showcases Global Infrastructure Impacts

Bentley Systems returned to Amsterdam last week for their annual invitation-only Be Inspired thought leadership and award ceremony. There were 280 nominations from 42 countries for this year’s awards, and from these there were 57 finalists presenting at the event. Among the infrastructure categories represented were 3-D City GIS, construction simulation, energy modeling, infrastructure asset

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Esri European User Conference – Madrid, Spain

The annual Esri European User Conference was held in Madrid, Spain October 26-28, 2011. With 3000 registered for this event, it made it one of the largest that the company has held in Europe. While most of the audience was from Spain, followed by other Europeans, there were many people attending from distant locations around

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Spatial Data Infrastructures in Context – North and South

Spatial Data Infrastructures in Context – North and South discusses both technological and non-technological obstacles, policies and mechanisms with respect to the implementation of spatial data infrastructures (SDI). With an emphasis on non-technology issues such including legal, policy, copyright, liability and compatibility factors, the editors provide a wealth of information aimed at improving access, interoperability and

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Tools and Techniques Continue to Evolve at the GeoInt Symposium

The GEOINT 2011 Symposium took place in San Antonio, Texas from Oct. 16-19. The event drew a global audience of more than 4,000 participants, with a focus on the tools and tradecraft of military intelligence using a geospatial approach. With a theme of “Forging Integrated Intelligence,” the emphasis was placed on cooperation and collaboration, where

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

The Proposed LAS 1.4 Specification Crashes Software and Corrupts Data

The LAS format – introduced in 2004 by the ASPRS – has become the de-facto international standard for storing and exchanging point data acquired by airborne LIDAR scanners. It has wide acceptance and can be read and written by almost any LIDAR processing software. There now exist Exabytes of LIDAR that can easily be exchanged

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Mapping: The Dynamic Mapumental Tool

Mapumental is a start up of mySociety, the organisation that builds award-winning non-profit websites and carries out commercial work for clients such the BBC, The Guardian, Google, and national and local government. In 2007 the project started develop prototypes for real time maps that could handle huge amounts of travel data. In 2009 it won

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Climate Adaptation and Flood Risk in Coastal Cities

This book presents information about climate adaptation and flood risk scenarios for coastal cities. Jakarta, Rotterdam and New York are selected for investigation. The book considers areas that are not adjacent to coastal areas that contribute to flood risk impacts such as drought and temperature changes. The authors wonder if new infrastructure can be designed

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Autovation Successfully Bridges Sensors and Systems

Autovation, the smart utility conference run by Utilimetrics, took on new content this year with a track organized by the Geospatial Information Technology Association. The event took place from Sept. 25-28 at the Gaylort National Resort in Washington, D.C., drawing a strong crowd of electric and water utilities that are committed to the promise of

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