Posts Tagged ‘Intergraph Geospatial’
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.
Monday, December 3rd, 2012
Today, organizations are embracing geospatially-enabled web services and websites to drive smarter decisions. Web applications have become the standard for secure sharing and analysis through real-time enterprise access.
From easily creating web map applications, to providing sophisticated, web-based visualization and analysis, GeoMedia WebMap enables access and manipulation of an enterprise’s geographic information store.
Intergraph Geospatial Portfolio 2013 includes a new release of GeoMedia WebMap, providing a vital component to the portfolio’s server applications. Users can easily create web applications for better geospatial data analysis. An on-demand webinar outlines the benefits of this offering. In terms of features and functionality, this noteworthy release features:
- A harmonized administration console
- Out-of-the-box, customizable thin client
- An updated publisher application
- Increased performance for image delivery
Wednesday, November 28th, 2012
Photogrammetry is a vital component of the geospatial information lifecycle. After data capture, photogrammetric software provides enhanced production mapping, as well the ability to move large quantities of raw data to exploitable formats, for improved decision-making.
As experts in photogrammetry, Intergraph provides software for production, project and do-it-yourself photogrammetry software. In Intergraph Geospatial Portfolio 2013, we provide major improvements to users engaged in high-volume photogrammetry and production mapping. The ImageStation software suite enables digital photogrammetry workflows, including project creation, orientation and triangulation, 3D feature collection and editing, digital terrain model (DTM) collection and editing, and orthophoto production using aerial and satellite imagery.
ImageStation 2013 includes:
- Enhanced project creation, orientation and triangulation
- 3D feature collection and editing
- Digital terrain model (DTM) collection and editing
- Orthophoto production using aerial and satellite imagery
This release also includes new capabilities for dense terrain extraction from digital aerial frame imagery, new opportunities for distributable processing, and increased support for ingesting surfaces.
Monday, November 19th, 2012
Today’s organizations are more progressive in the way they tap into geospatial solutions for driving smarter decisions. And, as we have highlighted before, the key to being a forward-thinking organization is by being able to empower a large base of users that work between rigid desktop GIS and light-weight browser-based GIS systems.
Intergraph Geospatial 2013 includes a new version of GeoMedia Smart Client. Earlier this year, Joe Francica from Directions Magazine made the following statement about this significant offering:
“I found it to be more intuitive than most “lightweight” client interfaces that try to sell themselves as “robust” GIS solutions. … Organizations wishing to deploy GIS to a broader set of users should investigate Smart Client.”
GeoMedia Smart Client engages all users across an organization, enabling them to seamlessly integrate geographic changes into configurable workflows.
The new release provides noteworthy improvements, outlined in an on-demand webinar. These enhancements include the ability for users to make updates with waning or non-existent Internet connectivity, which is a challenge for organizations with a distributed workforce out in the field. Thankfully, these employees remain productive as changes are uploaded upon connectivity again through a process that is seamless to the user experience.
In addition, the new release will allow for project-based conflict handling that can be added through the workflow definitions. Other new features include ERDAS APOLLO Essentials integration, workflow manager API enhancements and support for geographic coordinates and custom coordinate systems.
The new offering will be available in three product tiers, depending on each organization’s need:
- GeoMedia Smart Client Essentials
- GeoMedia Smart Client Advantage
- GeoMedia Smart Client Professional
Overall, GeoMedia Smart Client will further allow end-users to leverage advanced geospatial functionality via simple-to-use map-based tools, streamlining their processes and honing their expertise. As a result, vibrant geospatial business workflows provide a level of sophistication not traditionally supported by legacy out-of-the-box horizontal software products.
Stay tuned for ongoing updates with regards to our new product launch. In the meantime, please feel free check out our new microsite dedicated to this major Intergraph initiative here and let us know what you think.
Monday, November 5th, 2012
Finally, users can look to one provider for a truly integrated and connected photogrammetry and remote sensing experience. With synchronized releases, users access the new products at the same time in a seamless environment, combining all the power of these two geospatial genres.
By offering users this consolidated system, they can discover and exploit the wealth of information contained in data from any source, share it rapidly (and securely), and deliver it on demand as reliable and actionable information to drive smarter decisions.
In Intergraph Geospatial Portfolio 2013, ERDAS IMAGINE includes all of the LPS tools within the ERDAS IMAGINE ribbon. Offering more simplified workflows for photogrammetry users who work with smaller quantities of raw data, this tighter integration between LPS and ERDAS IMAGINE will significantly enhance overall change detection and image classification capabilities.
Monday, October 29th, 2012
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.
Monday, September 17th, 2012
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.
Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
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.