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Preserving the World’s Forests With Geospatial Solutions

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

 

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.

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Enhancing Crop Management with Geospatial Technologies

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

As we all know, the right geospatial solutions can be used for virtually any industry sector that needs spatial data for enhanced decision making. However, many of us in the geospatial industry often focus on only a few core markets.

Recently, Intergraph hosted a webinar about the use of geospatial technologies for better crop management.  The response was overwhelming.  Clearly, there is a significant demand for spatial data in the agriculture sector.

Using remotely-sensed data in agriculture analysis enables organizations to make critical decisions to correct issues with the seasonal crop.  Crop analysis such as characteristic definition, health and stress detection, change detection and understanding the effects of environmental factors can all be used to make efficient and valuable decisions in a timely manner.

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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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City of Edmonton: Tracking All Outdoor Park Assets with Combined Intergraph and Leica Geosystems Solutions

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

 

For many cities with sprawling outdoor parks, the ability to track the condition of all park-related assets can be a tremendous challenge.  However, the City of Edmonton, Canada, met this challenge head on with a recent pilot program that uses Intergraph and Leica Geosystems combined products.

With more than 460 parks, as well as the largest expanse of urban parkland in North America with its North Saskatchewan River Valley parks, the City of Edmonton’s Park Branch required a robust solution that was flexible, easy to use and could leverage its existing park asset data.

For the pilot program, the Park Branch is utilizing the Leica CS25 ultra rugged tablet and the GG02+ GNSS Smart Antenna in conjunction with Intergraph’s GeoMedia®, a powerful GIS management and analysis product.  As we saw at Hexagon 2012, Intergraph and Leica Geosystems contribute to Hexagon’s comprehensive portfolio, addressing all aspects of the geospatial life cycle – from capture to delivery.

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Hexagon 2012: Intergraph News from the Floor

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

 

Without a doubt, the Hexagon conference is the biggest annual event for Intergraph and all of the other companies that fall under the Hexagon umbrella.  It is a truly exciting time for us to preview our latest technology and innovations, as well as share our vision for how our combined offerings help manage any global situation that requires real-time intelligence for fast and effective decision-making.

Each year, the international conference also offers the chance for our users to attend presentations by industry experts, participate in targeted tracks, break-out sessions, as well as hear inspiring keynotes from a wide range of industry thought leaders.

For Intergraph, this is the ideal platform for us to make a series of new announcements.  And, while all the news generated from the conference can often get lost in the shuffle – especially for busy attendees – I wanted to take moment to highlight our news from the show last week:

GeoMedia Smart Client Star of Show!

Intergraph’s GeoMedia Smart Client took a starring role at Hexagon 2012, with a number of new hands-on training classes being introduced, as well as break-out sessions and a variety of new vertical market workflow demonstrations.

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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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Small and Medium Sized Geospatial Enterprises Critical to the Value Chain

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

 

In the geospatial sector, small and medium sized enterprises (SME) are the backbone of innovation, creating specialized offerings that have made the industry what it is today.  Whether providing a solution that integrates into a larger organization’s offering, or creating new markets with completely unique products, it is safe to say that SMEs are one of the key reasons we have had such tremendous growth over the past decade.

I was recently asked to offer comment for an article on the value of SMEs in Geospatial World Magazine, and wanted to use this post as a platform to further elaborate on this topic.

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The Geospatial Sector Faces the Music

Monday, April 16th, 2012

When thinking about the music business thirty years ago, only a handful of musical genres could be purchased as vinyl records or 8-track cassettes at the “record store.”  The platform quickly progressed from cassette tapes to compact discs and ultimately to the digital files, and the brick and mortar store has ultimately been replaced by e-commerce.  In terms of genres, we have so many variations of music that it’s virtually impossible to truly categorize all types.

Not only have music deliverables, varieties, and accessibility rapidly progressed, but also the industry itself – transitioning from a hierarchy of those recorded and promoted to a truly DIY approach, with intuitive tools for capturing music and endless vehicles for self-promotion courtesy of social media.  While many in the music industry balked at the rapid radical changes (fearing lost revenue), demand sparked innovation, enabling the masses to embrace and utilize technology as it emerged.

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GeoMedia Smart Client in Action: Australian’s Central Goldfields Shire Council

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Mladen Stojic, Vice President, and Geospatial at Intergraph SG&I

As we recently highlighted on GIS Café, stakeholders across most organizations know the value of geographic information, but often lack the expertise to run a traditional desktop GIS.  In addition, there is a large potential user base between those working with a rigid and technically demanding desktop GIS and a static lightweight browser based GIS.

To bridge this gap, last month we launched GeoMedia Smart Client, which is an enterprise-wide solution that essentially obliterates the growing disparity between static GIS products and the needs of today’s geospatial contributors.

Now, we are excited to showcase an example of GeoMedia Smart Client coming to life.  We just announced that Australia’s Central Goldfields Shire Council (CGSC) recently migrated from an older GIS system to GeoMedia.

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GeoMedia Smart Client Obliterates Growing Disparity between Antiquated GIS Products and the Needs of Today’s Geospatial Contributors, Movers and Shakers

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Today, stakeholders across your organization know the value of geographic information, but often lack the expertise to run a traditional desktop GIS.  Online maps delivered by a web GIS are helpful, but these implementations often do not support the technical geospatial functions or flavored workflows required. Today, users need the power of GIS, not as a horizontal technology, but delivered in vertical market focused workflows.

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