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Jeffrey Rowe has more than 40 years of experience in all aspects of industrial design, mechanical engineering, and manufacturing. On the publishing side, he has written well over 1,000 articles for CAD, CAM, CAE, and other technical publications, as well as consulting in many capacities in the … More »
October 5th, 2017 by Jeff Rowe
A few weeks ago, I attended the 2017 ENVI Analytics Symposium (EAS) in Denver, CO.
The Symposium was put together by Harris Geospatial Solutions. Harris developed ENVI, image analysis software for image scientists, image analysts, and GIS professionals to extract accurate and meaningful information from many kinds of data.
ENVI is designed to be used by anyone who relies on imagery and data to make decisions and provides expert-level results across the board, regardless of a user’s prior experience with imagery.
ENVI is flexible and can be customized to meet specific project needs and can be deployed and accessed from the desktop, in the cloud, and on mobile devices. Fully integrated with ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcGIS for Server from ESRI, users can access ENVI tools directly within the Arc environment to add image analysis capabilities to their GIS models and applications.
July 20th, 2015 by Sanjay Gangal
Here are the plenary videos from the 2015 Esri Conference. Stay tuned for the GISCafe Video Interviews which will be published next Friday.
GIS Around the World
June 17th, 2015 by Sanjay Gangal
Article source: VLAB
The video below is a panel discussion held at Stanford GSB: Cemex Auditorium at the Knight Management Center on October 22nd, 2014. Moderator is Amaresh Kollipara, Principal, Space Angels Network, and Managing Partner, Earth2Orbit. The panelists are:
Dramatic disruptions to Earth observation are being delivered by ambitious startups that are launching large fleets of small, interconnected satellites and developing cutting-edge analytics. The number of earth-gazing satellites has nearly doubled in 2014 alone. With views into daily global activity being refreshed at a faster rate than ever before, selling raw pixels and signals is not enough to satisfy industry demands. It is these startups that are changing how we use Big Data in business here on earth.
January 12th, 2015 by Sanjay Gangal
Article source: Autodesk
This is a presentation from the 2014 Autodesk University.
The need—and the ability—to innovate is greater than ever. New ways of working are needed to create our evolving society. Every system you design, from the electrical grid that lights and heats our homes, to water system that supports life, to the railroads on which we travel, to the refineries that provide the gasoline for our cars—underwrites a US$53 trillion demand for new or replacement infrastructure. Hear about the future of how infrastructure will be made, and the trends in technology that will radically transform the way you, as industry professionals, plan, design, deliver, and operate tomorrow’s infrastructures by moving infrastructure delivery into a new era.
September 15th, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal
GISCafe.Com is exhibiting at the Intergeo 2014 conference in Germany on October 7-9. We are recording video interviews at our booth at the conference. Any conference attendee or exhibitor can book a time slot for an interview. Each interview is typically 3 – 10 minute long.
We are also doing a KindleFire Sweepstakes at the conference. The drawing will be on October 9th.
To add a little fun to the conference, we are asking the conference attendees to share a joke in front of the video camera. The best jokes will be edited together in a video montage. The jokes have to be clean and funny.
Here is one of the interviews we recorded last year which has received more than 2,000 views:
May 15th, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal
Article source: Coursera
What happens when creativity and science come together? The power to design our world is unleashed, providing tools to inform choices about how we live! Geodesign is the glue—it’s a process that deploys creativity to connect information to people, using collaboration to better inform how we design our world.
You can register for the course at https://www.coursera.org/course/geodesign.
March 24th, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal
Do you have something to share with the GIS community, such as opinions, thought-provoking topics, or commentary? GISCafe.com, the leading GIS web portal is seeking the following types of blogging contributor categories:
GISCafe has 75,000 unique visitors per month; as well as 40,000 subscribers to our daily newsletter and GIS Weekly. Translation: People like to spend time at GISCafe.
February 24th, 2014 by Skip Levens
Sensor, packet, video and signal data is not only all-digital and collected around the clock but it is also scaling up in size and resolution. The resulting massive surge in storage required to save it all is either a problem for your organization – or a major opportunity.
Plotting geophysical trends, tracking industrial changes or monitoring surveillance imagery requires both broad area spectral analysis and high resolution digital images. Ideally, you can combine multiple inputs for richer analysis to help make the most informed decision as close to real-time as you can get.
February 1st, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal
VEHICLE LOCATION SYSTEM
January 8th, 2014 by Don Talend
Mexican university’s surveying department develops national education standards, gains acceptance of scanning
By Don Talend
The state of Nuevo León in northeastern Mexico is where technological progress and the preservation of historic architecture meet, if we are to judge by the recent imaging of a historic museum building with a high-speed laser scanner.
Starting in January 2013, the Civil Engineering Institute’s Department of Surveying at the University of Nuevo León scanned the exterior of the Regional Museum of the Bishopric—previously a palace for the bishop of the state of Nuevo León. Originally built by order of the Franciscan Bishop Fray Rafael Jose Verger in 1787, it was converted into a history museum in 1956. By the end of the year, the department was expected to scan the interior of the building, according to Angel Ervey Martínez, the department chair.