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Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

An Interview with Juergen Dold – New CEO at Leica Geosystems

Juergen Dold was recently appointed Chief Executive Officer at Leica Geosystems. With a background in surveying and extensive experience in the company Geospatial Division, he is sure to bring new ideas and energy with a view to building on a strong product line. He speaks with V1 Magazine editor Jeff Thurston about the company, products

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

ArcGIS Advancements Offer a More Flexible, Open and Interactive GIS Experience

There was a great deal of buzz last week at the ESRI Developer Conference in Palm Springs about upcoming offerings and the more open GIS platform that is coming with ArcGIS 10. A lot of the buzz surrounded the Web-based strategies that harness the cloud and extend data access and sharing to larger communities. V1

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Earth Engine Aims to Democratize Remote Sensing for Public Benefit

Google.org unveiled the Earth Engine concept at the COP15 climate talks in Copenhagen, with a focus on monitoring tropical forests to assess their ecosystem services. V1 editor Matt Ball spoke with Rebecca Moore, the Engineering manager of Earth Engine and Google Earth Outreach, about the design and functionality of Earth Engine, and the overall aims

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Interoperability Science Requires a Cultural Dialog

The Open Geospatial Consortium has been hard at work on many fronts to realize the full promise of geospatial technology. David Schell, the organization’s founder and chairman of the board, spoke with V1 editor Matt Ball about the organizations inroads with the AECOO community and the promise of greater software interoperability.

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

The Growing Excitement of Working in 3D

Fred Limp has been on the forefront of spatial technology research and development projects as the founder and past director of the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies at the University of Arkansas. Limp has written several prescient articles about the growing importance of 3D in the geospatial sphere, and continues to work on interesting research

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

IVS 3D – Efficiency in Visual Ocean Processes

Visualizing the ocean is not an easy task – moreso when it comes to 3D. It requires accurate geodata, spatial tools like CAD and GIS and knowledge about the processes involved. The work is directly applicable to marine monitoring, pipeline construction and other engineering related projects. V1 Magazine editor Jeff Thurston spoke with Christian Relling

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

3D Visualization – A Convergence of LiDAR, Photogrammetry and Imaging

New tools and products are emerging in the LiDAR, photogrammetry and satellite imaging fields today as 3D environments and 3D city modeling gain wider acceptance. These are impacting work related to digital surfaces, object extraction – recognition and leading to additional research and applications. Sweden based Håkan Wiman has been centrally involved in this work

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Open Geospatial Tools Expand Their Niche

Paul Ramsey has been an open geospatial advocate for some time and is deeply involved in PostGIS and MapServer development and project consulting. Paul was the keynote speaker at last year’s Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial Conference (FOSS4G), and teaches many workshops to help others develop solutions with this technology. He works for

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

UK AGI – Building the GeoCommunity

The Association of Geographic Information (AGI) in the United Kingdom recently elected a new Chair. Andrew Coote brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position. AGI has been successful in promoting the use and application of geoinformation and geotechnologies across the country in recent times. The UK GI community is filled with discussion,

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Safe Software Tackles User Challenges and Adds Functionality with FME 2010 Release

Safe Software is one of the most respected businesses in the geospatial technology industry due in large part to their customer-centric attitude, their stability and longevity (going on 16 years), and their enthusiasm for tackling tough technical challenges. V1 editor Matt Ball spoke with the company founders, Don Murray and Dale Lutz, about the latest

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