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Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Modelling Infrastructure

New tools for modelling infrastructure design are helping to create high quality results while decreasing design and modelling costs. Mark Paraskeva was recently appointed Vice-President of Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMIA) for Autodesk. New development and re-development in these regions is contributing significantly to company revenue and several new products are contributing to

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Extending Topobase in the UK and Ireland

1Spatial has recently become the first Autodesk Topobase reseller for Ireland and the UK, a move that signals a change in the delivery of the product in those areas. The product is based on the Oracle database and 1Spatial brings considerable experience in that database and data quality together at the same time. V1 Magazine

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Tracking Ships Around the Globe

Ocean going ships are not presently required to carry tracking devices. But renewed interest in safety and security issues is generating growing interest in knowing where these vessels are located, and which is soon to be required. This poses many challenges because a system needs to be developed that integrates this information internationally, yet, remains

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

GIS Data Modeling for Buildings

A great amount of spatial information has been gathered about buildings when they are designed. But very little digital information is available for existing buildings – and other information relating to inside structures. Using geographic information systems (GIS), robotics and bridging computer-aided design (CAD) techniques, Penobscot Bay Media, LLC has developed mobile robotics for data

Monday, August 11th, 2008

30 Minutes with Josef Strobl

Josef Strobl has been directly involved  in the Applied Geographic Information Technology (AGIT) symposium and the UNIGIS International program at the Zentrum for Geoinformatik at Salzburg University, Austria for many years. He is also an active researcher and teaches GIS, spatial analysis, remote sensing, modelling and applied simulation. V1 Magazine editor Jeff Thurston recently had

Friday, August 8th, 2008

RapidEye – Five Satellites and New Services

With five new satellites about to be launched, RapidEye is poised to deliver high resolution remotely sensed imagery and services to users interested in landscape change detection. With a high re-visit frequency, these services will be particularly useful to the agriculture, forestry and landscape change detection market including the insurance industry. V1 Magazine editor Jeff

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

ERDAS – Defining the Measurement Process

Remotely sensed imagery is rapidly evolving to become a primary and important information source for business decision making.To achieve this goal requires an understanding of the process involved and the right tools. V1 Magazine editor Jeff Thurston spoke with Bob Morris, President and CEO, ERDAS Inc. on this topic and how that company is meeting

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

OGC – Building Geospatial Capacity Around the World

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 – Modeling the City for the Future

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

30 Minutes with Mike Sanderson: A Vision of Quality

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

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