Marathon Data Systems to Host European Conference for ESRI Users

Marathon Data Systems will organise the Twenty-first Annual European Conference for ESRI Users (EUC) in Athens (Greece) from 6 to 8 November 2006. The conference returns to the Greek capital after a 13-year hiatus with the theme Discover the Power of History and GIS. The Hilton Hotel will be the setting for this event, which is expected to attract more than 1,000 participants. The program will consist of an opening day presentation with speeches by Jack Dangermond, president of ESRI, who will share his vision on the status of geographic information system (GIS) technology now and in the future, and... (read more)
2006-09-18 12:00:00

Linear Optimisation Technology to Compress Spatial Data Files

Safe Software announced a joint agreement with Oregon-based TCI Software. The agreement will see TCI's Curvefitter linear optimisation technology integrated into the upcoming release of FME 2007, providing users with the capability to create smooth linework from "point to point" linework while reducing file size by up to 80 percent. File size reductions of this magnitude will result in much faster processing times for CAD and GIS data, and fewer processing problems caused by limited available memory.   Curvefitter technology also allows FME users to create more visually appealing maps. Guided by a fuzzy logic processor, Curvefitter replaces a series... (read more)
2007-06-05 11:50:26

SpatialDirect 2006 GB

SpatialDirect delivers spatial data over the web in many of the over 160 formats supported by the underlying Feature Manipulation Engine (FME) servers. SpatialDirect 2006 GB adds numerous important enhancements to SpatialDirect 2006 which was released in February. FME Workbench can now be used to configure SpatialDirect, allowing greater control of complex data transformations, and the new FME 2006 GB Server included in SpatialDirect 2006 GB provides improved raster support. Formats supported for the first time include GML Simple Feature Level and beta support for ESRI File-based Geodatabase for ArcGIS 9.2 users. Distribution of GE Smallworld data is now supported... (read more)
2006-07-07 12:00:00

3D Web-Mapping

Integrating Marine Data into NASA World Wind
While Google Earth is the best known 3D web-mapping viewer currently in the public domain, there are alternative virtual globe viewers available. In particular, this article focuses on the NASA World Wind viewer, using OGC data-dissemination standards and multi-beam sonar data from the Irish National Seabed Survey to illustrate its potential. The creation of a range of innovative GIS tools and systems is enabling the harmonisation and electronic sharing of geospatial data and services across distributed networks. 3D web mapping viewers, such as NASA World Wind, are perhaps some of the most visible of these products. OGC Standards Such developments... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

3D Web-Mapping

Integrating Marine Data into NASA World Wind
While Google Earth is the best known 3D web-mapping viewer currently in the public domain, there are alternative virtual globe viewers available. In particular, this article focuses on the NASA World Wind viewer, using OGC data-dissemination standards and multi-beam sonar data from the Irish National Seabed Survey to illustrate its potential. The creation of a range of innovative GIS tools and systems is enabling the harmonisation and electronic sharing of geospatial data and services across distributed networks. 3D web mapping viewers, such as NASA World Wind, are perhaps some of the most visible of these products. OGC Standards Such developments... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

Visual Habitat 2 Offers GIS Utilities for Aquatic Habitat Mapping

BioSonics, USA, has released Visual Habitat 2.0 (VH2), specialised software for the assessment and mapping of aquatic habitat features including seagrass, bathymetry, and various substrate types. This upgraded version includes tools to generate full-colour, interpolated maps with bathymetric contours. VH2 allows users to interpolate and form gridded data using 3 different methods; Triangulated Linear Interpolation, Inverse Distance Weighting, and Ordinary Kriging. Users can print maps directly or export their results as KML, shapefile, or image files for use in Google Earth or ArcGIS. VH2 also automatically computes grid statistics including the area, water volume, and plant and volume. Existing users... (read more)
2016-03-02 09:39:27

Rugged, Entry-level, GIS and Mapping Solution

Magellan has introduced the latest addition to its MobileMapper GIS and mapping line of products - the MobileMapper 6. A rugged, waterproof, handheld GPS/GIS receiver, the MobileMapper 6 fulfills the requirements for low-cost, professional GIS field data collection.   MobileMapper 6 fills a market gap in the data collection field between high-cost devices and consumer-grade products. It is expected to particularly appeal to natural resource organisations, oil and gas, utilities, government agencies, and businesses large and small that need a highly-rugged, robust GIS unit that can collect geographic data with 2-5 metre accuracy in real-time with SBAS corrections.   The... (read more)
2008-03-18 12:00:00

Almost a year ago (June 2005), Google Earth was launched and drew a lot of attention (‘fantastic’, ‘exciting’) both from the GI-specialists as from the general public. Google Earth was not the first virtual globe and is also not the only one. For example, see TerraExplorer (www.skylinesoft.com) or NASA’s World Wind (http://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/). Where TerraExplorer is more for the professional user and NASA’s World Wind is designed for processing and analysing scientific data, Google Earth (GE) is targeted at as many users as possible, and involves a friendly user interface and the ease to add your own data. While the views... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

Integrated sub-metre DGPS receiver

The XF101 DGPS receiver for the Archer Field PC is now available through Juniper Systems. This receiver is fully integrated with the ultra-rugged Archer Field PC delivering sub-metre DGPS to location-based applications in demanding environments.   The Hemisphere GPS XF101 DGPS receiver key advantages include: Crescent GPS technology for superior sub-meter accuracy. COAST Technology maintains accuracy during temporary loss of differential signal Optional external antenna for additional accuracy Low power consumption conserves Archer battery power Easy to use, modular just connect to the Archer and go to the field Fully integrated with Archer and fully sealed (IP67) Collect DGPS real... (read more)
2009-07-02 10:06:52

IOGP Seabed Survey Data Model (SSDM) Version 2

The IOGP Geomatics Committee’s Seabed Survey Data Model (SSDM) Task Force has completed SSDM version 2 incorporating industry feedback received since the release of SSDM version 1 in April 2011. The Seabed Survey Data Model is an industry standard for the storage and management of seabed survey data. SSDM version 2 features the following key updates: UML design of the model in Enterprise Architect for both ArcGIS implementation and GML encoding Compliance with EPSG Coordinate Reference System schema and consistency with other IOGP Standards Centralized reference for units of measure Expanded definition of seabed and subsurface features Complete Symbology stylesheet... (read more)
2017-05-18 10:36:34
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