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Video: GIS to the Rescue by The National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Article source: NAPSG Foundation

Want to learn what GIS can do for local and county public safety agencies? This is the latest of NAPSG’s videos to help you understand how you can leverage geospatial technology as a key asset in mitigating risk and enhancing community resilience.


The National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation is a nonprofit organization that was formed in 2005 to overcome the challenges faced by Federal, tribal, state, and local public safety agencies.

Our mission is to support the public safety and homeland security communities in the advancement of data interoperability and connectivity, through Geographic Information Systems, in support of local and national preparedness goals.

Video: BIM & CAD to GIS Workflow by CDV Systems

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Check out this video by CDV Systems about their BIM Workflow.  It unifies building BIM & CAD data linking it to FM and GIS programs allowing Full BIM Lifecycle Management of a building from cradle to grave.



Video: Data Extraction Services in ArcGIS Server 10

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Esri Product Manager Ismael Chivite describes how to serve your maps in a way that your users can select and download map data for their own use. You can do this by using one of the sample data extraction models provided with ArcGIS Server 10. These models are written in Python, so you can customize them or use as-is. Ismael demonstrates how to create both a map service for the layers of your map, and a geoprocessing service which provides the select, extract, and download operations. If you add in the optional Data Interoperability Extension, you can provide your users over 100 different GIS and spatial data formats to choose from.

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Video: Internet Editing in Desktop by Esri

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Esri Product Manager Ismael Chivite describes how ArcGIS Desktop can be used to edit map data stored over the web in feature services. He demonstrates how the standard editing tools in ArcMap can be used, also how to enable the feature service capability for editing over the web. Learn more at


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