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

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

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

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

Altus Next-generation GNSS RTK Receiver

Altus Positioning Systems, USA, has launched its next-generation APS-NR2 GNSS RTK receiver. According to Altus CEO Neil Vancans, this device provides an unprecedented combination of performance and features that make it ideal for a wide range of applications. As it does not need a connection to the Ntrip server it can, according to Altus’ specifications, work over 30 percent faster than other systems. It works on virtually all RTK networks. It has a dual cellular antennae with automatic switchover eliminating downtime due to signal loss. The built-in Wi-Fi enables to configure and monitor the unit and stream data directly to... (read more)
2014-10-28 08:49:01

SeabedML Application Schema Released

The OGP Geomatics Committee’s Seabed Survey Data Model (SSDM) Task Force has published SeabedML, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Geography Markup Language (GML) Application Schema for SSDM version 1. The availability of SeabedML marks an important step towards open data standards in the marine survey industry. The SeabedML gives any SSDM user (e.g. oil and gas companies and their survey contractors) the choice of using an open standard for digital data exchange, in addition to the existing Esri ArcGIS File/Personal Geodatabase SSDM delivery template that is already used extensively in the oil and gas industry. OGC GML (Geography Markup Language)... (read more)
2014-10-14 08:43:27
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