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Developing a Digital Atlas of All Natural Disasters in Greece

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Educational institutions often play a key role in developing the GIS research and insights for allowing any nation to be better prepared to handle natural disasters.

In addition, with natural disasters on the rise, many countries are looking to both enhance their overall planning efforts, as well as better leverage geospatial technologies in ways that increase overall response efforts – with the ultimate goal being more lives saved.

Intergraph recently announced that Kavala Institute of Technology’s Department of Forestry and Management of Natural Environment is doing precisely this for the country of Greece.

The educational institution is using Intergraph®’s ERDAS APOLLO 2013 for the management, analysis and delivery of geospatial data for disaster response in Greece.

Working closely with Intergraph’s channel partner in Greece, Geosystems Hellas, the Kavala Institute is collecting and cataloguing digital material in a spatial data infrastructure to support the detection, prevention and management of natural disasters. It is also leveraging the exploitation and visualization capabilities of free web services from international certified organizations.

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Leverage the Value of Your Geospatial Content with eCommerce

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Last year, we showcased a story of how the Netherlands-based, Dotka Data maintains a large and growing collection of historical aerial photography and maps, reflecting more than 200 years of history, and how it had selected ERDAS APOLLO to manage this data in conjunction with an exciting new e-commerce project.

Through this partnership, Dotka is working with the Dutch newspaper AD to offer its readers an opportunity to view current and 50-year old aerial photographs of their own homes.

As such, customers who maintain a subscription or purchase three newspapers have been granted access to a website enabling them to geocode their addresses to locate the relevant imagery, zoom in and out to view the details of their home and surrounding geography and order a free set of aerial images of their homes from 1960 and 2011.

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Cloud-Based Geospatial Data Management Solution Helps Map Entire Country of Germany

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Leveraging geospatial data for various purposes across large, disparate organizations that span an entire country is a tremendous challenge especially when geospatial data ownership is decentralized across states.   Along with understanding how to share the data effectively, different departments within different agencies need to access and process data in a variety of ways.   Organizing and keeping data up-to-date across jurisdictions, while delivering that data in a common way and timely manner are all crucial factors in enabling national agencies and departments to make smarter decisions.

Intergraph was recently awarded a project to help one of Europe’s leading electricity and gas companies to organize and manage geospatial data for the entire country of Germany.  Data covering more than 365,000 km² of land area is managed by this program and project specifications required keeping all mapping data up-to-date along with rapid delivery of the data to a variety of regional organizations.

Other important project requirements included:

  • Usage of geospatial data services in low-bandwidth and offline networks to meet local and third party needs
  • Reliability of the services to meet 24×7 demand
  • Ability to serve a heterogeneous GIS environment with multiple end-user systems

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Ecosystem Monitoring Around Wind Farm Development

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

The environmental impacts of wind farm development are always a major consideration when countries are exploring these alternative energy sources.  Wind farms tend to be ideally suited for expansive regions and coastlines where wildlife is abundant. While a good alternative source of energy, they are not without their impacts to the animal populations in those areas.

The United Kingdom is currently the world leader in offshore wind power generation.  Many UK organizations are already using geospatial solutions and imagery analysis for ecosystem monitoring.  Understanding environmental impacts on any change is a vital step in moving forward with energy solutions. For one such project, a leading environmental consultancy in the UK is monitoring bird populations living in areas developed for wind power generation. This organization specializes in freshwater and marine ecology assessment.

Using a proprietary algorithm for identifying and enumerating birds from aerial photographs, the organization has already collected tens of thousands of images in a single project survey.   Thus far, they have amassed over 87 terabytes of aerial photography.

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Next-Generation Interoperable and Scalable Spatial Data Infrastructure

Monday, March 4th, 2013

As many data providers leverage standards-based web services for managing and sharing geospatial information, these organizations often require next-generation spatial data infrastructure solutions for cataloging and delivering enterprise geospatial data over the web.

As part of the Intergraph Geospatial Portfolio 2013 launch, we recently unveiled Geospatial SDI 2013 to address this current marketplace need.

Adhering to OGC, INSPIRE and ISO standards for web services and metadata compliance, Geospatial SDI 2013 can extend those offered in GeoMedia WebMap and ERDAS APOLLO.  It also provides the full set of services required of SDI implementations, and offers tools for the managing, monitoring and reporting of service performance.

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Meeting “Big Data” Needs with Advanced Geospatial Data Management, Analysis and Delivery

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

The government IT and corporate enterprise world is keen to grasp the opportunities and challenges with “big data.” In the geospatial sector, this is a challenge that we have managed for years.

Whether it is for forestry management or defense and intelligence, geospatial data is almost always classified as “big.” This type of data captures areas of interest in multiple views, providing insight on change and its ramifications. Utilized as a means for detailed analysis, this data is the foundation for high-level decision making within any type of organization.

As a comprehensive data management, analysis and delivery system, ERDAS APOLLO enables any organization to easily catalog, search, discover, process, and securely disseminate massive volumes of both file-based and web-enabled data. ERDAS APOLLO 2013 is a vital component of Intergraph Geospatial 2013, the industry’s only comprehensive portfolio, integrating photogrammetry, remote sensing, and GIS into a streamlined system.

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Removing Barriers to Effective Geoportal Creation

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Over the past several years, we have seen a rising demand for spatial data infrastructure (SDI) services, which has also been fueled by legislation mandating that public bodies publish geospatial data for enhanced collaboration with partners and customers.

Web applications provide a means for making geospatial data available for public consumption. These applications act as clients for SDI services, which are also used for developing more advanced enterprise portal.   To meet this need, Intergraph Geospatial Portfolio 2013 includes Geospatial Portal 2013.

Geospatial Portal 2013 removes the barriers associated with typical geoportal creation. Its powerful browser application allows users to visualize and share accurate geospatial data to collaborate with government agencies, commercial businesses, and the public.

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Finally, a Complete Geospatial Server

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Effectively sharing geospatial data inside and outside an organization seems like an easy task given the vast number of offerings that exist today. However, truly leveraging the best of breed information technologies, integrating different genres of geospatial, while leveraging powerful desktop applications continues to be a challenge. Many of today’s offerings hone in one area of expertise, while neglecting other user requirements, thereby failing to provide a cohesive, holistic geospatial server solution. The end result may then alienate or frustrate some stakeholders, ultimately prolonging or even impeding decision-making capabilities.

With the upcoming launch of Intergraph Geospatial 2013, we will help organizations break down the walls that have prevented open and secure sharing of data and web services. Organizations will be able to optimize workflows and get information into the hands of those that need it.

Recently, we announced that Intergraph Geospatial 2013 provides a complete and powerful server portfolio for managing data, delivering web services, web mapping, on-demand geo-processing and workflow development and deployment.

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Aerial View of Dutch History Brought to Life Through ERDAS APOLLO

Friday, June 29th, 2012

 

Most nations warehouse a treasure trove of historic aerial photography and maps that provide the foundation for tracking significant changes over time.   In addition to providing a historical perspective on land and development changes, this data is also very relevant for citizens who want to see how their places of residence have changed over time.

In the Netherlands, Dotka Data maintains a large and growing collection of historical aerial photography and maps, reflecting more than 200 years of history.  The collection includes topographic maps from as far back as 1798, and aerial photographs taken for topological purposes from 1932 to current day.

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Geospatial Data Management and Exploitation for the Utilities Industry

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

 

Utility companies work with many kinds of geospatial data including LiDAR and imagery, and must efficiently manage and update asset information as well as their land base.  In addition, these companies are faced with environmental and safety mandates, which results in volumes of land use inspections, photos, field analysis and surveys that also need to be managed along with geospatial data.

Utilities companies need to be able to create value added data products, manage this information and get access to it when needed – for real-time decision-making.  Many utility providers have highly complex business models with a variety of field assets and large workforces, requiring a suite of industry specific solutions to address work design, network asset management, outage management, and integrated mobile work force management.

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