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Friday, October 28th, 2011

LizardTech’s Advanced Compression MrSID Technology

For more than a decade, the MrSID® technology from LizardTech® has been the GIS industry’s leading solution to the problem of storage and management of large geospatial datasets. Today, as the precision of sensors increases and as new data forms such as multispectral and LiDAR become more widely available, the need for advanced compression technology

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Accuracy in the Hands of the Workforce: Portable GPS Devices Prove Central to Accurate Solutions

The casual use of satellite-based positioning has proliferated, with GPS now readily available in mobile phones and cars. Most GPS receiver chips in such devices can achieve an accuracy of just two to three meters, which is far less accurate than professional-grade devices. Consumer- grade devices lack the ability to provide quality assurance details or

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Harnessing the Cloud for Spatial Data Management

With the increasing spatial, spectral and temporal resolution of satellite and aerial imagery, there is an accompanying increase in storage requirements and processing capacity to effectively manage that data. There are considerable challenges to managing and hosting your own spatial data, despite the reduced cost of computers and storage space. There are now cloud-based solutions

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Siemens Publishes Study on Munich’s Progress Toward a Carbon-free Future

A city like Munich can cut its CO2 emissions by up to 90 percent by mid-century without impairing the quality of life for its inhabitants. This is the main finding of a new study entitled “Sustainable Urban Infrastructure: Munich – Paths toward a Carbon-Free Future.” Commissioned by Siemens, the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Extending 3D Models Beyond Application Dead Ends

Geospatial technologies are increasingly incorporating more detailed, dynamic and real-time information. The move to 3D data and models removes a layer of abstraction, and creates immersive environments that more closely resemble and model the real world. As these systems continue to compile more realistic and holistic views of our world, three dimensional data will be

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

German Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change

On 17 December 2008 the Federal Cabinet adopted the German Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change. This creates a framework for adapting to the impacts of climate change in Germany.

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Monitoring Your Spatial Enterprise: How IT/GIS Managers are Improving System Reliability

IT/GIS managers in both the public and private sector are facing everincreasing pressure to deliver IT services to employees and the public more efficiently. Correspondingly, optimizing the up-time and maintaining access to GIS data has become a primary interest of many GIS managers. With the deployment of Internet mapping applications in the late 1990’s and

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Geospatial Whitepaper: A Changing Landscape

Local government geospatial professionals speak out about the challenges, solutions and benefits of CAD and GIS integration.

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Europe’s environment: the third assessment

This is the third pan-European state of the environment report produced by the EEA. It was prepared for the ‘Environment for Europe’ Ministerial Conference being held under the auspices of the UN Economic Commission for Europe in Kiev, Ukraine on 21-23 May 2003. This assessment is the most comprehensive up-to-date overview currently available of the

Sunday, December 16th, 2007

Sustainable Mountain Development

The present report was prepared in response to General Assembly resolution 60/198, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its sixty-second session on the status of sustainable development in mountain regions. The report describes the status of sustainable mountain development at the national, regional and international levels, including an overall

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