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 GISCafe Voice  by Susan Smith
Susan Smith
New APIs from Exelis for Weather Forecasters and Others
I’ve often thought that weather prediction was the only profession where the professionals could be wrong 90% of the time and still get paid a good salary. Perhaps the new application program interfaces from Exelis will change all that for the …

 Mobile GIS & LBS  by Matt Sheehan
Matt Sheehan
Do those new to GIS understand the value?
Value. Now there is a slippery term. Value is very much down to individual perception. Yet providing and demonstrating value is at the heart of our mission as GIS solution providers. And I don't just mean by companies like ourselves who provide GIS …

 TatukGIS Consulting  by Brian Brown, MS, MS
Brian Brown, MS, MS
World’s Most Reliable Railroad Managed with TatukGIS Software
Swiss Federal Railways (SBB AG), the largest travel and transport company in Switzerland, has a reputation as one of word's most reliable and best managed railroads. SSB transports 336 million annual passengers and 195,000 tonnes of freight each day …

 The GIS Lens  by Sanjay Gangal
Sanjay Gangal
The Future of How Infrastructure is Made: Systems That Serve an Evolving Society
Article source: Autodesk This is a presentation from the 2014 Autodesk University.   Description The need—and the ability—to innovate is greater than ever. New ways of working are needed to create our evolving society. Every …

 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Spot  by Jakub Karas
Jakub Karas
Thermal mapping highways and bridges in Czech Republic by UAV
Czech company UPVISION (the largest unmanned aerial system company in the Czech Republic) in collaboration with The Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic (RSD), conducted in September 2014, thermal mapping and damage control decks on …

 Spatial Business  by geoffives
geoffives
Welcoming 2015 – Out with the MapPoint!
Wrapping up 2014, our busiest year yet, Map Business Online looks forward to assisting many more business mapping software customers in …

 Dynamic Panoramic  by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
Empowering You to Collect, Process, Analyze and Understand Raw Geospatial Data
How can your organization keep up with the changing world? Landscapes shift, cities develop, technology races forward. How do you identify the right geospatial solutions for making informed business decisions and ensuring mission …

 GISCafe Guest  by Sanjay Gangal
Sanjay Gangal
Maptitude Mapping Software 2014 Review
Article source: Caliper Corporation Maptitude Review The Good Large feature set; easy to use. Excellent support of Office apps; new tools create maps that display sales or service territories; best drive-time tool; updated demographic data …

 Share your GIS  by George Demmy
George Demmy
Approaching GIS Differently
People who work with GIS or with a variety of related technologies for photogrammetry and remote sensing applications often are focused on the underlying technology and what's best of breed. Rightly so! Keeping up with the latest methods, …

 GISi – Creating Insight Through Location Technology  by Tim Calkins
Tim Calkins
Putting Business Intelligence on the Map
Business Intelligence (BI) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has been fusing over the last couple of years. Why are we seeing this fusion and, perhaps more importantly, why is this something beneficial to analysts? The simple answer is that …

 Geospatial Solutions  by M. Lorraine Tighe, PhD
M. Lorraine Tighe, PhD
Precise positing
Precise positing – the ability to know your location from a latitude – longitude, or X-Y location, on the earth and how high above mean sea level your feet are firmly planted on the ground to within centimeters. Is this type of information …

 An Oblique View of Terrain Mapping  by Ryan Hamilton
Ryan Hamilton
Unfortunate Byproduct of Remote Sensing
As remote sensing technologies become both more accurate and detailed, as well as more frequently collected and posted in public view, when will the geospatial world start to experience significant push back from civil rights groups? Just last week …

 Imagery Speaks on GISCafé  by Patick Collins
Patick Collins
Local Geospatial Companies Assist Colorado Flood Responders
GIS and Image Analysis are Ideal for Natural Disaster Recovery and Response The recent floods in Colorado exceeded previous assessments of the impact that such a large amount of rain would have along the front range of the Rocky Mountains. Many …

 DigitalGlobe, Seeing a Better World™  by Jennifer Shaffer
Jennifer Shaffer
High Accuracy Terrain Models Using Advanced Elevation Series
Are you still using coarse resolution SRTM elevation data for your geospatial projects?  Are you struggling with coverage, quality problems, and data gaps? If so, it’s time to learn more about DigitalGlobe’s comprehensive elevation offering …

 GISCafe Tutorials  by Sanjay Gangal
Sanjay Gangal
New educational movies on laser scanning by Leica Geosystems
Article Source: Leica GeoSystems Leica Geosystems is excited to announce three  new educational movies about laser scanning. The movies  provide an easy-to-understand introduction to 3D laser scanning (also known as High-Definition Surveying™ …

 PB Software DIgital Insights  by Andy Moy
Andy Moy
Governments Are Taking a Page from Commercial Businesses to Improve Community Engagement
When a government prepares for a natural disaster its on-going communication strategy is put to the test. It has to notify people of an evacuation plan, where there is food and water, and communicate with its emergency teams. …

 GEOINT Shield -- Defense and Intelligence  by Marv Gordner
Marv Gordner
Have a Little Empathy: How to Provide the Best Intelligence Products to Support Customers
A veteran soldier I respect told me the story of receiving a care package, years ago, while serving in the jungle. Imagine his surprise and laughter when he noticed that the care package included bottles of bubble bath! No doubt, the giver’s heart …

 RockyMountainGeo.com  by Alex Mahrou
Alex Mahrou
Lightsquared & GPS- A Balanced View
Just last Monday, I published an article in Directions Magazine entitled "Whats' the deal with the Lightsquared/GPS clash?". Within an hour of publishing, I get an email from someone I don't know, and they tell me that I should have told a different …

 Mapping & GIS Blog  by GeoMattix
GeoMattix
A New Way to Work with ArcPad – Templates
By Michele Mattix I am a big fan of the data dictionary functionality in programs like Trimble’s TerraSync.  It allows you to grab your GPS unit and start collecting the features and attributes relevant to your project without having to …

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