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.
October 29th, 2012 by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
Before the end of the year, Intergraph Geospatial Portfolio 2013 will be released. The complete and robust offering includes new product releases that cohesively meet an organization’s geospatial needs.
As part of Intergraph Geospatial 2013, we are excited to announce that GeoMedia 2013 will feature a newly designed, modern user interface that logically organizes functionality in a ribbon control. GeoMedia is a powerful GIS management package that enables users to maximize the value of their geospatial resources.
We recently hosted a webinar that specifically laid out all of the new enhancements to GeoMedia. Providing greater visibility for frequently used GIS tools, GeoMedia 2013 aesthetically and logically organizes functionality. In the same vein of promoting key updates to GeoMedia, we are also enhancing users’ ability to open up their GeoMedia spatial resources and share them with end users throughout their organization.
October 23rd, 2012 by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
We live in a world that requires organizations to have a real sense of the world around them – from air, space and on the ground. As such, geospatial data has become the backbone for driving fundamental decisions that ensure organizational success, as well as for supporting government program missions.
Later this year, we are launching Intergraph Geospatial 2013, offering the full spectrum of geospatial technology in a united release. With a fresh approach, this technology enables organizations to discover and exploit the wealth of information contained in data from any source, share it rapidly and deliver it on demand to drive smarter decisions.
Recently, we hosted a webinar that showcased one of the products included in this release, highlighting how ERDAS IMAGINE 2013 expands on its proven technology. With a host of usability enhancements and new features, users can do more with multiple types of data.
October 2nd, 2012 by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
Utility providers are challenged with the complex process of managing all of their field assets, which are subject to weather-related damages and vegetation growth. In addition, electrical distribution networks are often very vast and serve large populations that expect reliable services at all times.
Geospatial solutions have become the backbone for enabling and automating plots and network diagrams for fast and effective decision making. Today, many GIS technologies now interface with other business and operational management systems, which extend and integrate workflows with other business critical systems.
September 24th, 2012 by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
Point clouds provide a wealth of geospatial information required for fast and effective decision-making. Though the process of extracting the data can be cumbersome and time consuming, often resulting in the data being unused or irrelevant.
With data essentially overflowing, it is becoming more difficult for end-users to manage, distribute, exploit, and visualize their point data from the desktop through to the server and over to the world.
As such, organizations require the right tools for truly unlocking the power of their point clouds. Fortunately, new point cloud analysis technology can help organizations leverage LiDAR and software-synthesized point clouds, which is ideal for forestry management, power corridor monitoring, and flood planning.
September 17th, 2012 by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
Most large organizations are comprised of multi-disciplinary environments with many departments, roles and geographic jurisdictions. As such, conventional GIS solutions often cannot fully meet the complex requirements that are needed for making geospatial data actionable.
In fact, user access is often one of the driving challenges. While all users in an organization may require access to common data, access to specific records may vary depending on department, role, or geographic jurisdiction. In addition, as project lifecycles change, user access requirements may also vary.
Recently, Aurora Energy in Australia made a decision to simplify their workflows and streamline communication. Aurora Energy, and many other diverse organizations worldwide, have discovered and implemented GeoMedia Smart Client. At GeoMedia Smart Client’s core is a highly configurable rules and workflow engine that enables organizations to implement dynamic life-cycle workflows, feature-level access control, data validation and behavior, and integration to other systems.
We recently hosted a webinar that provided an overview of this unique solution. In addition, we demonstrated how Intergraph’s software provides a powerful, web-based smart client that supports high-end functionality, including vector data capture and editing.
GeoMedia Smart Client meets a unique need in the marketplace. Between those working with a rigid and technically demanding desktop GIS and a static, lightweight browser-based GIS, there exists a large potential user base. This solutions equips this broader audience of users, providing a new means for them to access and use rich geospatial data in their business processes. In addition, organizations can create a single deployment that can be configured for an unlimited number of applications.
From municipalities and transportation and utility infrastructure operators to government emergency management agencies, there is a wide range of organizations that have effectively deployed this solution.
As today’s geospatial needs are becoming more complex, I highly recommend viewing our webinar to learn more about this unique solution for a smarter GIS.
September 10th, 2012 by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
As most geospatial organizations need to use and distribute high volumes of geospatial data, disparate legacy information systems often hinder the ability to actually do this effectively.
As many of you know firsthand, various departments within an organization may use different geospatial software and data formats. Ultimately, this often results in data silos that form obstacles to effective collaboration within the enterprise. These challenges are amplified when an organization attempts to share all this information to stakeholders outside the organization.
We recently hosted a webinar that showcases how Intergraph’s Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) solution removes the obstacles associated with distributing and using copied data. Customers throughout the world have embraced this solution, providing a means to truly share information to all interested stakeholders. Some of these organizations with public-facing websites include Clean Air for Europe, City of Chengdu China, and Nigeria Census Project.
In addition, Bilbao City Council has launched GeoBilbao, a portal serving map-based information and services using Intergraph’s SDI solution. IGN Spain also uses Intergraph’s SDI solution to power SIGNA, the main viewer of IGN geographical data and also the entrance gate to the SDI node containing all the OGC services available.
During our webinar, we highlighted how adherence to industry standards, including INSPIRE, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®), and International Organization for Standardization (ISO), not only breaks down barriers, but also allows organizations to comply with government mandates.
With Intergraph’s Geospatial SDI and its powerful browser application, users can easily visualize and share accurate geospatial data to collaborate internally, and with government agencies, commercial businesses, and the public.
There are a number of organizations that can benefit from these solutions, which include national and regional government agencies, federal authorities – including cadaster, rail, civil police, forest, agriculture and geology organizations – local governments and infrastructure companies.
For geospatial data to be truly effective, it needs to be unlocked from the silos that are holding it back. The industry’s best SDI solutions provide a vehicle for making this vision a reality — providing a seamless, cohesive experience for end-users.
September 6th, 2012 by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
Whether a large business, an international organization or a governmental body, most organizations need clear and actionable information for effective decision making. Powerful GIS management packages are the foundation for this and allow organizations to achieve the maximum value of their geospatial resources.
The most effective solutions offer simultaneous access to geospatial data in almost any form, uniting them in a single map view for efficient processing, capture and maintenance, analysis, presentation, and sharing.
New solutions make this possible, which offer modern functionality for an improved user experience, enhanced performance and scalability for enterprise databases, and timesaving tools such as dynamic and static text placement and automated labeling.
August 29th, 2012 by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
Understanding our world requires us to model and interpret the spatial relationships between human, social and physical geography. We live in a connected world of spatial and non-spatial relationships, and it is essential that we be conscious of these relationships, as this helps us to grasp the impact of our decisions on our daily lives.
Because we live in a world where human, social and physical geography is always changing, we need a way to dynamically understand our changing world. A change requires us to assess the effect that event has had on the geography. Many times, this involves simulating, predicting, preventing and even influencing positive change.
Spatial modeling tools are a prerequisite to dynamically modeling and understanding our changing earth. Spatial modeling is the process of using spatial operators on a variety of geospatial datasets (for example, imagery, terrain and features) to create an information product. This involves using a set of procedures that simulates real-world conditions within a geospatial application, using the spatial relationships of geographic features and their attributes. From these created models, you can perform spatial analysis to derive information from data, such as distributions or patterns, using the spatial context of the problem. Actionable decisions require real information – not just data – and spatial modeling is key in driving these decisions.
August 27th, 2012 by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
More than ever before, we can sense the real world around us – from space, the air, and the ground. Organizations need the right solutions for managing this data influx to both make sense of the changing world and smarter decisions in the face of any challenge.
Often, geospatial professionals are required to work with disparate products that may not work well together. The best way to manage this change is to leverage a portfolio of systems and solutions that integrate geospatial image processing and analysis, GIS, remote sensing, and photogrammetry.
Intergraph recently hosted a webinar that illustrated how our current solutions meet this need, as well as introduced new innovations that will be included in our upcoming release.
August 3rd, 2012 by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
It is estimated that 29.6 percent of the Earth’s surface is comprised of forests. In addition, there are approximately one trillion canopy trees on the globe and nearly two-thirds of land-dwelling creatures inhabit our forests. Some researchers believe that the way we treat our forests will impact the future of our earth.
Without a doubt, preserving our forests is of paramount importance to the future of our ecosystem. Geospatial solutions play a critical role in gaining the insights we need to preserve our natural environment for future generations.