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Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Pitney Bowes Expands Collaboration with GfK

Pitney Bowes is expanding its long-standing collaboration with GfK: GfK’s geodata consisting of worldwide digital maps of administrative and postal boundaries is directly integrated into Pitney Bowes’ solution “Spectrum Spatial for BI”.

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

OGC Seeks Comment on New Working Group Focused on Representing Time Series Spatial Observation Data

WAYLAND, Mass., Oct. 21, 2014—The OGC seeks comment on the charter for a new OGC Standards Working Group (SWG) being formed to develop an OGC standard – TimeSeriesML 1.0 – for the representation of time series observations data. This work is motivated by requirements in hydrology and meteorology, but the standard will be designed to

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Is it time for another spatial analysis revolution?

Earlier this month, noted geospatial author and spatial analysis pioneer Joe Berry gave a series of talks marking his retirement. His 40-year perspective on the evolution of GIS technology takes in a remarkable progression from punch cards to digitizers and on to personal and portable computers. Much of the changes to GIS were driven by

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Exprodat GIS Software Increases Exploration Success

GUILDFORD, UK, Sept. 24, 2014—Exprodat, the oil and gas GIS services, software and training supplier, has released a new version of Exploration Analyst, its popular and widely used petroleum exploration and new ventures software.

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

GIS Researchers Receive Grant to Explore Spatial Data Error

DALLAS, Tex., Sept. 22, 2014, —Two researchers in UT Dallas’ School of Economics, Political and Policy Sciences will explore uncertainty in spatial data with a grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health. The project focuses on documenting, visualizing and utilizing data error and uncertainty information in spatial analysis, said Dr. Daniel A. Griffith, Ashbel

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Mobile Phone Data Analysis Proves Susceptible to Hidden Bias

Mobile phones have become one of the most important tools for anthropologists hoping to uncover the secrets of modern human behaviour. Every mobile phone call or text triggers the creation of a log that records the time and day, duration and type of communication of the message as well as the cellular tower that handled

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

What does real-time computing add to geospatial analysis and system performance?

One of the more amazing things to come out recently in the geospatial sphere is the coupling of GIS functionality with SAP HANA, the platform as a service that returns real-time analytics with its in-memory processing. The speed at which this predictive analytical engine operates, coupled with Esri’s GeoEvent Processor for real-time data feeds in

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Crash Site Analysis for MH17

AllSource Analysis (ASA), an imagery analysis company founded in October 2013, released a presentation analyzing the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17), which was shot down above Grabove, Ukraine, July 17.

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Transforming Big Data into Big Understanding

Last year, Richard Saul Wurman, @RadicalMedia, and Esri unveiled the Urban Observatory, which began the process of encouraging cities to use the common language of maps to understand patterns in diverse data sets. The next generation of Urban Observatory will make its global debut at the 2014 Esri User Conference in San Diego, July 14-18.

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Enable Mapping and Geospatial Analytics on IBM SmartCloud Enterprise

A geographic information system (GIS) allows anyone to store, manipulate and visualize data displayed on a map for the purpose of intelligent spatial analysis. A GIS can reveal patterns in data, identify relationships and trends, and allow for predictive modeling to understand and plan today for what may impact a business or community tomorrow. The first section

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