‘Geospatial Big Data’ Webinar

GCS, based in the USA, has opened additional online seating for its first Geospatial Big Data webinar. The webinar will focus on “Building, Deploying and Managing Applications in the Cloud” and will feature the Montana Site Selector cloud-enabled GIS application. The free one-hour webinar will be broadcast live at 3 pm (U.S. Eastern Daylight Time) on Wednesday 12 June 2013, and will include a Q&A session with the audience. GCS Founder and CEO Alex Philp, PhD., has experienced that geospatial organisations face unique technical challenges in deploying GIS applications in the cloud. The webinar will demonstrate how to cloud enable... (read more)
2013-06-11 09:53:02

Leading Geospatial Publishers to Combine

Two leading international publishers in the geospatial field are to combine their resources. PV Publications Ltd, publisher of 'Geomatics World', 'GIS Professional' and other titles, is to join forces with Geomares, publisher of 'GIM International', 'Hydro International', the Geo-matching.com database and other media. The two companies will establish a new business in the UK to manage and publish titles addressing both UK and international English-speaking readerships in surveying, geomatics, GIS and other aspects of geospatial practice and technology. Welcoming the move, Stephen Booth, managing director of PV Publications Ltd, said, “This is an exciting move for our readers. Demand for information... (read more)
2016-05-24 08:58:20

How-to Guide Geospatial Infrastructures

World Bank personnel are hosting a workshop at GSDI12 in Singapore in October that will explore the need for a pragmatic How-to Guide. The proposed guide would explicitly address the needs of developing countries in implementing and maintaining spatial data infrastructure at the sub-national and national levels. As input to the workshop, they would like to have your responses to a short survey. The short ten-question survey should take less than ten minutes to complete for the typical respondent. Responses will remain anonymous unless you desire make your identity and contact information available to World Bank staff. (read more)
2010-08-16 09:13:51

Geospatial Excellence Award for RIEGL

The RIEGL VQ-820-G has won the Geospatial Excellence Award in the Technology Innovation category at the MAPPS/ASPRS 2012 Specialty Conference. The VQ-820-G introduced the world's first 'tightly coupled', shallow-water, land and smart echo waveform Lidar sensor. A live demonstration of the RIEGL VQ-820-G took place in South Florida from 12-16 March 2012 to showcase the capabilities of the scanner. The MAPPS awards competition recognises the professionalism, value, integrity and achievement that member firms have demonstrated in their projects and technology developments over the previous year. The Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Awards program has eight categories for projects and technologies... (read more)
2012-11-02 10:51:27

Marine Geospatial Data Industry Seminar

The Marine Geospatial Data Industry seminar held at the UKHO at beginning of July attracted representatives from government departments and agencies, academia and from the commercial sector. The purpose of the seminar was to stimulate discussion on the potential development of a Marine Geospatial Data Infrastructure (MGDI) for the UK, the role stakeholders will play and how the initiative might be moved forward. Visits to key operational areas within the UKHO and product and service demonstrations offered a chance to see the UKHO in action and provided insight into the future of the UKHO, including its wider markets programme. Dr... (read more)
2003-10-25 12:00:00

Geospatial Data Updating at Sea

The Network Centric Mapping Database (NCMD) Web Service Design
A growing problem exists with forward-deployed electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS) in obtaining and updating geospatial data(electronic nautical charts). This problem is commonly referred to as distributing geospatial data over the “last tactical mile”. As a solution to this problem, the US Navy has developed software called “Network Centric Mapping Database (NCMD)”. NCMD is a software capability that automates data distribution, with a focus on geospatial data (vector map data, raster map data or imagery). NCMD has been developed as a web service and multi-tiered software application that allows deployed C4ISR system to autonomously obtain and update geospatial... (read more)
2007-07-13 12:00:00

Making European Marine Geospatial Data Available

Hydro International Interviews Jan-Bart Calewaert
For some years now EMODnet has been creating access to marine data sources. The long-term aim of EMODnet is to unlock the wealth of marine observations and data in Europe that are partly hidden and fragmented and make these easily available free of charge. On 20 October 2015, a conference will be organised in Oostende, Belgium, to discuss subjects such as data availability and governance of the EMODnet structure. Hydro International interviews Jan-Bart Calewaert, head of the EMODnet Secretariat. How big is the EMODnet Secretariat? The EMODnet Secretariat was set up in 2013. Currently, there are three people working at... (read more)
2015-08-27 02:36:09

Hydrography is about Geospatial Data Availability

The Hydro16 event is taking place in Rostock-Warnemünde, Germany, from 8-10 November 2016. About 400 professionals have joined the conference and the trade show to update their knowledge and skills and to meet fellow professionals. Geospatial data is becoming an increasingly important issue on the agenda and there is a strong call for making the collected data available. The first keynote speaker was Peter Ehlers, reminding the audience that the venue’s location had been one of the alternatives to establish the BSH offices. In the end, it was decided that the office would be better placed in a more business-oriented... (read more)
2016-11-10 10:58:34

"Hydrography is the Leading Marine Geospatial Service"

Hydro International Interviews Peter Ehlers, World Maritime University
Looking at the programme of the Hydro16 Conference, that was held in Rostock-Warnemünde, Germany, one of the keynote speakers was particularly remarkable, namely the legal specialist Peter Ehlers, who talked about maritime governance. What do maritime law and the rather ‘practical’ discipline of hydrography have in common related to this subject? 'Hydro International' interviewed Peter Ehlers on this aspect and discovered that hydrography plays a prominent role. From law to hydrography – what brought you into the profession? I am a lawyer and I have learned to ask questions until you know what you are talking about. I started during my study... (read more)
2016-11-24 02:21:15

In Pursuit of Marine Geospatial Data Infrastructure

Hydrographic data are usually characterised by their geospatial nature, with tremendous and huge amounts of information that are usually abundant but are not adequately maintained, managed and represented for effective decision making. Such decisions are required at all hierarchies of governance — local, state, national, regional and at the international levels — particularly those relating to issues that are of interest to the maritime domain. It is therefore important to pursue the means of addressing these problems. The Marine Geospatial Data Infrastructure (MGDI), Marine Cadastre, Marine Administration or the Coastal Data Infrastructure is the new paradigm that caters for the... (read more)
2010-03-02 02:34:17
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