Posts Tagged ‘ERDAS’
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.
Thursday, June 20th, 2013
As we headed into HxGN Live 2013 two weeks ago, I was reminded of how many people don’t really understand what we do for a living. To the layman, the geospatial sector can seem very complicated, and when you mention geospatial data processing, image compression or photogrammetry, people’s eyes tend to glaze over.
I believe there are better ways to communicate the power of geospatial solutions, and it comes down to thinking about our human senses and we use them on a day to day basis – something we all fully understand.
As humans, we continually take in information through all of our five senses. Our senses continually collect information about the change we experience. This sensory information is processed by our perception in ways that allow us to decide and act. Our perception identifies, organizes and interprets the information our senses collect. For example, if you are crossing a road and your eyes sense that a truck is bearing down on you, your brain will process the information very quickly and tell you to act (i.e., jump back on the street curb).
By having the ability to process data through our senses, we are able to make smarter decisions that will keep us safer. At Intergraph, along with the other Hexagon companies, this is precisely what we do: help organizations see, process and act upon information for smarter decision-making.
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
From June 3rd through 6th, Hexagon is hosting its HxGN LIVE 2013 — Hexagon International Conference, which will provide outstanding training, networking, visionary keynote addresses and much more.
Once again, nearly 4,000 Hexagon customers and partners will convene in Las Vegas. For Intergraph, many of these customers will be interested in learning more about the Intergraph Geospatial 2013 portfolio while also connecting with users and partners across various industry segments.
Attendees will learn how to best leverage their tools across various solution areas, with topics covering:
- Actionable Intelligence for Multi-INT Fusion
- Delivering Safer and More Efficient Rail Networks
- Providing Understanding for Sustainable Natural Resource Management
- Information Management Solutions for Roads
- Mobility: Deploying Your Enterprise GIS in the Field
- The Cloud Evolution and Revolution
- Advanced Spatial Modeling & Scripting
- Managing & Editing Point Clouds, including LiDAR Data
In addition, to give you a sense of how in-depth the hands-on trainings will be, here’s a brief descriptor of one of the sessions:
Monday, April 22nd, 2013
During major mining efforts, knowing how much earth has been removed from a quarry or mine can significantly enhance overall project management. Organizations need to be able to provide accurate measurements and reporting to ensure that the project is aligning with overall goals, as well as complies with current mining regulations.
In addition, organizations that store landscape or construction materials, such as gravel, sand or dirt, need to measure and analyze how much their surplus is being used at all times.
On April 30th, Intergraph is hosting a webinar called “Easy Volumetric Measurements Using Geospatial Technology,” which will guide users through a workflow for determining overall earth removal.
During this webinar, we will guide you through a workflow that enables you to determine how much earth has been removed from a quarry or mine. Likewise, this workflow could also be used by anyone who stores landscaping or constructions materials (such as gravel, sand, or dirt).
Monday, April 8th, 2013
Last month, Intergraph held its annual Transportation Summit, which was a key stop on our 2013 Geospatial World Tour. The event highlighted how Intergraph is advancing new geospatial solutions for this unique sector by enabling transportation agencies to better track and monitor the location, condition, and other important information about roadway assets.
At the event, we shared insights into how eight transportation agencies have recently signed on as customers to use the new GeoMedia Smart Client solution, which enables users to seamlessly integrate geographic changes into configurable workflows — along with providing field/mobile users with an intuitive GIS environment with both on- and off-line editing capabilities.
Intergraph also announced the growing number of DOT’s using its GeoMedia Transportation Manager software for managing their roadway networks. More DOT’s and transportation agencies use Intergraph’s GeoMedia Transportation Manager to manage their road networks than any other software in the world. Along with many U.S. DOT’s, the Ministry of Transportation in Ontario, who has the busiest highway in North America, uses GeoMedia Transportation Manager.
Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
Throughout the remote sensing industry, there is a growing awareness and interest for radar imagery.
From military intelligence and homeland security organizations to emergency responders, fisheries and offshore oil production providers, a wide range of organizations are rapidly expanding their use of radar imagery in new and innovative ways.
When we launched the Intergraph Geospatial 2013 earlier this year, we developed new enhancements that will allow these kinds of organizations to fully leverage radar capabilities.
For example, as a part of ERDAS IMAGINE 2013, the Radar Analyst Workstation is a fully interactive workstation specifically tailored to the day-to-day operational requirements of a radar analyst.
IMAGINE Radar Analyst Workstation provides capabilities that enable easier, more thorough use of radar data resources. The workstation is presented in the ribbon interface and includes tools to complete a variety of workflows, accurately and completely, with relatively little radar expertise. The interactive dynamic tools complete tasks such as flood mapping and oil spill detection with one button creation of vector output and reports. Users can also easily access the marine traffic website, correlating live ship tracking data with your analysis results.
We recently hosted a webinar that showcased the power of radar, demonstrating the new features in IMAGINE Radar Analyst Workstation, and illustrating the competitive advantages that Intergraph offers. To learn more, please view the on-demand webinar or explore the IMAGINE Radar Mapping Suite product page.
Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
For any police department, the ability to access, share and act upon the right data is critical for saving lives. Much of this data is geospatially enabled to allow police forces to see precisely where activity is occurring and what type of response is taking place.
The New Zealand Police are deploying smartphones and tablets featuring Intergraph’s new Mobile Responder app to more than 6,000 frontline officers.
Linked to Intergraph’s industry-leading computer-aided dispatch software (I/CAD), the Mobile Responder app will help New Zealand field officers use smartphones to access critical information required for more informed decision-making.
In announcing this effort, the Prime Minister of New Zealand said that the mobile technologies would help police “access vital information that will help them prevent crime, catch criminals and protect New Zealanders.”
And this effort will have other significant benefits. For example, the New Zealand Police estimate that officers will now spend more time in the field, reducing significant amounts of paperwork and increasing productivity by 30 minutes per shift. This amounts to 520,000 hours each year or $304.8 million (NZD ) in productivity savings over 12 years.
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.
Monday, January 28th, 2013
Let’s face it: photogrammetric systems are not known for being user-friendly. As a result, trained professionals are often required to manage the full spectrum of a photogrammetry system’s capabilities. Fostering a silo within organizations, this can limit the power of this type of data, and its ability to be leveraged easily in other geospatial genres. Recognizing the power of photogrammetry, more organizations are now analyzing airborne, satellite imagery as well as UAV and oblique imagery for smarter decision-making.
Fortunately, as part of the new Intergraph Geospatial Portfolio 2013, we have launched LPS 2013, a powerful and modern photogrammetry system. With its tight integration with ERDAS IMAGINE® 2013, LPS 2013 enables users to access photogrammetry and remote sensing tools easily. LPS 2013 is well suited for projects involving varied types of data and further processing and analysis of airborne and satellite imagery.
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.