Thursday, June 19th, 2008
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international industry consortium of 369 companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available interface specifications. Several of these members originate from Europe and that is where Vector1 Media editor Jeff Thurston met with Mark Reichardt, president and CEO, Martin Klopfer, European Programs
Thursday, June 12th, 2008
CityGML is emerging as a model for defining the structures for organising urban information. It aims to identify the meaning and function of objects in a city. Thomas Kolbe became initially involved in CityGML from the beginning. Vector1 Media editor Jeff Thurston met up with him at the recently held Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Interoperability
Friday, May 30th, 2008
Sometimes an interview just happens. I meet a person with an interesting point of view or topic to discuss and we sit down and chat about it. Other times I am more direct and send a note requesting time with an individual. And then there are the times when events happen, words are exchanged and
Saturday, May 24th, 2008
GreenInfo Network provides geospatial consulting for a large number of Californiaand other public interest organizations and agencies. This capacity-building initiative has been aiding conservation, environmental and other causes since 1996. Matt Ball sat down with Larry Orman, founder and executive director of GreenInfo Network (www.greeninfo.org) in their offices in San Francisco recently. The discussion ranged
Sunday, May 18th, 2008
The geographic information system software vendor ESRI is the vision and life’s work of Jack Dangermond. V1 editor Matt Ball sat down with Dangermond at the American Planning Association meeting in Las Vegas, where he gave a keynote address on, “Creating Our Future: The Geographic Perspective.” This first segment of a two-part interview deals with
Sunday, May 11th, 2008
The aggressive collection of large-scale 3D data by Intermap Technologies for its countrywide NEXTMap programs is poised to enable a broad range of applications. V1 Magazine editor Matt Ball sat down with Intermap’s CEO, Brian Bullock, to discuss the benefit of this data from a sustainability perspective.
Saturday, May 10th, 2008
GenerativeComponents (GC) is a next generation product from Bentley Systems, Incorporated. The product enables architects and engineers to explore designs and geometry together in new ways. It enables ‘what-if’ scenarios to be explored either through geometry and or the relationship of building elements and forms dynamically. Vector1 Media editor Jeff Thurston met with Huw W.
Sunday, April 27th, 2008
Kimon Onuma is president and founder of Onuma, creators of the Onuma Planning System (OPS). This software tool is a Building Information Modeling (BIM) environment with web-enabled data sharing and knowledge management for the design, construction and management of infrastructure. The process advocates integrated decision making for better design quality and sustainable environments. V1 Magazine
Tuesday, April 8th, 2008
Spatial data quality relates to and is connected to many of the processes involving spatial applications. However, some people may be unaware of the relationship and why it is important. Vector1 Media editor Jeff Thurston interviewed Steven Ramage (left) and Graham Stickler (right) of the UK-based company 1Spatial who are involved in many spatial data
Thursday, April 3rd, 2008
Beyond the obvious simplification of the mouthful that was Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging, the new ERDAS name speaks to a broader vision. V1 Magazine editor Matt Ball spoke with Mladen Stojic, senior vice president, product management and marketing, about the name change and the vision.