Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
Dynamic Panoramic is a column by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial. Mr. Stojic is a renowned geospatial industry expert who shares his insights into how geospatial information is increasingly being used to drive critical decisions in organizations of all sizes.
March 11th, 2014 by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
As GIS professionals, you are constantly striving for more. Visualize more clearly. Analyze more effectively. Report more concisely. Do more.
This is only compounded as organizations begin to realize the importance of considering the geospatial dimension of their decision-making. Because all data has a geospatial component, your role is becoming more and more valuable within your organization.
So how can you continue to provide more value to your organization? By investing in your knowledge and learning to efficiently operate your geospatial tools.
One of the key benefits of Hexagon’s Global Network conference, HxGN Live 2014, is the over 40 hours of instructor-led, hands-on training within the Geospatial track. Led by our thought leaders and dedicated professionals, you are guaranteed to further enhance your effectiveness within your organization.
March 3rd, 2014 by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
Each year, Hexagon hosts its Global Network conference to provide you with the opportunity to experience the technology across Hexagon and its supporting brands’ products and solutions.
This year, HxGN LIVE: Great Stories Start Here will be held June 2-5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV, USA. And while June may seem far away, the reality is that HxGN LIVE 2014 will be upon us before we know it.
HxGN Live is a world-class event and the ideal venue to network with peers, learn more about the power of Hexagon’s solutions and establish your own presence in ways that will ensure long-term business success. The Geospatial track contains content relevant to everybody who wants to utilize geospatial technologies provided by Hexagon Geospatial, Intergraph SG&I, IGS, SISGRAPH, and other channel partners. Read the rest of Top 5 Reasons You Should Attend HxGN LIVE 2014
February 17th, 2014 by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
Each day, organizations are dealing with more and more geospatial data. Similarly, the variety and size of the data available is also increasing. Geospatial data within an organization commonly includes massive stores of imagery, basemaps, 3D point clouds (LIDAR), feature data, as well as volumes of other unstructured business data. This data is big – and needs to be made available inside and outside the organization, often across multiple departments, and delivered to different client applications on a variety of platforms and devices.
Hexagon Geospatial offers a strategy for cataloging, managing and delivering geospatial data and processes via Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards and protocols. Throughout the market, there has been a gap when it comes to real Vector Data Management – until now.
January 16th, 2014 by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
Geospatial questions abound in urban areas. Property Assessors need to know who built an extension to their home to apply the appropriate tax and keep the city coffers full. Urban Planners are interested in green space, changes in green space and whether it provides the necessary continuity for birds and other urban wildlife. Utility companies often look for new construction, and indicators of affluence such as swimming pools to determine the future energy demands of a particular neighborhood.
They may also use LiDAR to manage vegetation encroachment on utility lines. The Water Department needs to understand runoff from impervious surfaces and how this impacts the underground infrastructure of pipes and drains. The health of water bodies is important for health and safety reasons. In some countries, sunlight is highly valued and any construction that casts a shadow on the neighbors is illegal. Transport departments are interested in the road conditions, closures and alternate routes. Emergency services need to understand various flood or storm surge scenarios, in some neighborhoods the fire potential, or simply an understanding of where the crimes or accidents are prevalent. Read the rest of Better Urban Change Detection
January 7th, 2014 by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
We are excited to announce the official launch of Intergraph Geospatial 2014, your comprehensive portfolio of industry leading technologies.
Building upon the foundation introduced in 2013, this release provides the most advanced analytical tools, mobile support, and tremendous cost savings associated with managing big data.
While each organization is unique, we believe there are shared needs for strong analytical, mobile, and data management tools. Intergraph Geospatial 2014’s configurable offerings work together as a complete dynamic geospatial solution, addressing each of these needs. With the 2014 release, we are synchronizing all of our technologies across product lines – broadening your reach and availability for fully integrated solutions for all of our customers.
In Intergraph Geospatial 2014, you will see creative and intuitive interfaces, smarter workflows and automated technologies that support the entire geospatial information lifecycle, transforming multi-source content into dynamic and actionable information.
Expanded Role for Activity-Based Intelligence to Enhance National Security and Humanitarian Response
November 25th, 2013 by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
We need the right tools to help us sense the world around us, which includes intelligence from space, the air and the ground. Delivering the actionable information can help drive both humanitarian and national security efforts worldwide.
October 31st, 2013 by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
Major advances involving the use of geographic solutions to enhance environmental management are occurring. More than ever, modern technologies and applications in remote sensing enable even deeper levels of information to be extracted and exploited. Intergraph provides modern and effective tools to reveal information that is crucial to managing the environment, and also robust systems for the management and dissemination of that information.
Earlier this year, Intergraph, along with Greek channel partner Geosystems Hellas S.A., participated in the First International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment. This conference brought together scientists, researchers, industry members and students to discuss emerging issues in remote sensing and geo-information of the environment.
Accelerate Your Geospatial Workflow with Enhanced Data Compression for ArcGIS and other Third Party Solutions
October 18th, 2013 by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
Today’s organizations are dealing with a tidal wave of geospatial imagery data presenting an ongoing and significant challenge to store, access and manage efficiently. As a result, many organizations have image archives that are growing exponentially in not only size, but also its impact to IT budgets with increasing storage costs. Coupled with increasing user demand for high performance imagery, historical and current, how can organizations using almost all third-party GIS package leverage one format while shrinking their data storage costs?
Intergraph provides an on-demand webcast, ECW – The Universal Solution for Imagery Big Data, demonstrating how you can utilize ECW within your existing Desktop or Server solution extending from open source QGIS through to Esri’s ArcGIS for Server platform. The Intergraph compression technology allows users to compress big data imagery by 95 percent, while retaining full image quality and at lightning fast display speed. For a quick preview, check out this short video.
September 13th, 2013 by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
As an industry buzzword, ‘Big Data’ has reached near ubiquity in nearly every sector, which is completely justified because large amounts of data have become a driving force for any large enterprise.
But just how big is ‘Big Data’? If we look at the numbers, it can be quite astounding – reinforcing both the challenge and value of leveraging data.
For example, there are 2.7 Zetabytes of data exist in the digital universe today. In one month, the Library of Congress collected 35 Terabytes of data. Consumer technology giants like Facebook store, accesses, and analyze 30+ Petabytes of user-generated data. In addition, IDC estimates that by 2020, business transactions on the Internet will reach 450 billion per day.