Posts Tagged ‘Intergraph’
Monday, May 20th, 2013
Following is a guest post from Rob Mott, Vice President, Geospatial Solutions for Intergraph Government Solutions.
Each year, the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) hosts its GEOINT Community Week, which brings together members of the defense, intelligence, homeland security, and geospatial communities for a week of briefings, educational sessions, workshops, and much more.
This year, Intergraph will be playing an instrumental role by hosting a unique training workshop that focuses on the effective use of geospatial intelligence workflows for disaster relief efforts.
On May 23rd at 8:30 a.m., Andrew Pursch, Technical Staff Consultant for Intergraph Government Solutions, will be highlighting how key geospatial solutions can help government agencies better respond to and mitigate natural disasters, which globally affects thousands of people and destroy billions of dollars in property every year.
This hands-on training will address these issues and introduce the users to a set of techniques and tools via ERDAS Imagine 2013 for processing data, performing analysis and improving decision making.
The workshop will show how this unique geospatial data authoring system aids analysts in easily developing powerful geospatial products, such as 3D models, maps, and reports that support a number of critical activities. These include visualizing damaged areas, understanding changes that have taken place over time, and planning delivery of relief supplies, safe evacuations, and reconstruction efforts.
Mr. Pursch will also be leading the students through a series of exercises to effectively work with complex geospatial data types, such as creating high-density point clouds from high-resolution stereo pair imagery, which will allow the user to model and visualize an area of interest.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn more about how key geospatial solutions can help the federal government better prepare for and respond to the challenges disasters create.
Monday, May 13th, 2013
While many of the sessions at HxGN Live 2013 will focus on training to help better maximize Intergraph Geospatial’s solutions, there will also be tremendous opportunities to learn about today’s most dynamic geospatial solutions and noteworthy customer implementations.
Since launching Intergraph Geospatial 2013, users have experienced how geospatial solutions can truly drive smarter decisions and support their configurable workflows. We have held world tour events worldwide to communicate and showcase this story locally since January 2013.
On Tuesday, June 4th, 2013, we will be hosting our Geospatial Vision & Strategy session at HxGN Live, inspiring our users to think creatively about how they can use our solutions to solve the most challenging situations, as well as enhance business decisions and processes.
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 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
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 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.
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, February 4th, 2013
The need to scale geospatial data production capabilities continues to increase, as technologies once segmented become integrated. Large organizations need to react to rapid global changes with smart decision-making. This requires advanced remote sensing analysis and spatial modeling to make data truly actionable.
Intergraph recently launched ERDAS IMAGINE 2013 as part of the Intergraph Geospatial Portfolio 2013. ERDAS IMAGINE equips users to create new information by visualizing results in 2D, 3D, movies, and on cartographic-quality map compositions.
This release expands sensor support and offers a wide array of new features, including a suite of tools for handing point clouds and a next-generation spatial modeler.
The new point cloud suite enables users to simultaneously view point clouds in 2D and 3D and user defined profiles as well as providing advanced editing and analysis capabilities.
Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
With a new product release, you want the world to understand and experience its significance and value. With Intergraph Geospatial 2013, we launched more than one or two products. We launched a complete portfolio of products, touching every area of the geospatial workflow. We believe that this technology is the force behind smarter decisions, with relevance to organizations around the world.
Many organizations solely rely on marketing and communications efforts to update the marketplace on new product developments. However, Intergraph is taking it one step further by actually going on the road in support of the Intergraph Geospatial 2013 launch. This month, we are launching our world tour – a global roadshow that brings Intergraph Geospatial 2013 to key cities.
The first event took place on January 11, 2013, in Calcutta, India. Next week, we have a large event planned in conjunction with India Geospatial Forum. With additional events planned throughout India, and the world tour continuing across North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia Pacific, the tour will provide a means to experience and share the excitement and significance of this release with our customers and partners directly.