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Interview with Jason Sims of Intergraph at ASPRS Sacramento

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

I interviewed Jason Sims, Director of Marketing at Intergraph at the ASPRS Conference last month. Jason talks about the British Transport Police using the Hexagon products to manage images from 1000’s of cameras installed in London to keep the British Railways and Olympics safe. He proudly proclaims, “Erdas Apollo is a solution helping power the Olympics”.

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ArcGIS Runtime SDKs for iOS and Android

Friday, March 30th, 2012

David Cardella gives an overview of ArcGIS Runtime SDK for iOS and ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android and how they can be used to extend the reach of your GIS to mobile devices. He gave this presentation at the 2012 Esr Federal GIS Conference in Washington DC in February, 2012.

Building Maps for the Public

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Allen Carroll, David Asbury, and Jim Herries show how to build web applications that focus on sharing information with the public. They gave this presentation at the 2012 Esri Fed GIS Conference in Washington DC in February, 2012.

Updates and Developments in the ArcGIS System by Jack Dangermond

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Esri president and founder Jack Dangermond provides an update on the latest innovations of the ArcGIS system, new patterns in cloud GIS, and the future of GIS at the 2012 Esri Fed GIS Conference in Washington DC in February.

Looking to the future: mapping the world’s oceans

Monday, March 26th, 2012

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It’s impossible to predict the future, but with the latest advancements in technology and an ever-changing world the power is in our hands. That was the focus at the first goFred X conference held in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

Dr. Mark Masry, CARIS’ Research and Development Manager, was at the conference presenting about the future of mapping the world’s oceans.

“We know more about space than we do the deep sea,” said Dr. Masry to more than 500 technology enthusiast and students.

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GeoDesigning Landscape Linkages: Coupling GIS & Corridor Design in Conservation Planning

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Ryan Perkl of the University of Arizona shares his research on how vegetation patterns affect how species move across a landscape. He gave this presentation at the 2012 GeoDesign Summit.

Ryan is a new assistant professor at the School of Landscape Architecture, University of Arizona and he works primarily in conservation planning. He is interested in understanding how species move across the landscape and he engages in modeling such movement.

 

Jack Dangermond talks about maps with the key to effective understanding

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Esri president and founder Jack Dangermond shares examples of maps that help us understand and make better decisions. He gave this presentation at the Esri Federeal GIS Conference in Washington D.C. last month.

GeoDesign Futures: Possibilities, Probabilities, Certainties, and Wildcards

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Stephen Ervin of Harvard Graduate School of Design shares his perspective on the future direction of geodesign. He gave this presentation in January at the 2012 GeoDesign Summit.

Stephen M. Ervin is the Assistant Dean for Information Technology at Harvard Design School, Director of Computer Resources, and lecturer in the Department of Landscape Architecture, at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. His MLA is from UMass/Amherst, his PhD from MIT, and he is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (FASLA). His current interests include Geodesign, innovation in digitally enabled design teaching and learning, and algorithmic design.

A pioneer in applications of computing in landscape architecture, planning and design, Ervin is the author of numerous articles, including “Digital Landscape Modeling, a Research Agenda”  and the book, co-authored with Hope Hasbrouck, ‘Landscape Modeling: Digital Techniques for Landscape Visualization’ (McGraw HIll 2001) www.landscapemodeling.org

Using ArcGIS Online to Better Understand Our Nation

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Owen Evans, Ken Gorton, Art Haddad, and Marten Hogeweg of Esri demonstrate ArcGIS Online and how it enables and empowers different people in your organization. They made this presentation at the 2012 Esri Federal GIS Conference in Washington D.C.

 

 

Turning Red Fields to Green Fields

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Article source: ArcWatch

Abby Jones of Anthro/Ecological Design Collective shares how she uses geodesign to convert distressed properties into green space in Los Angeles.  She is a recent graduate of the Master of Landscape Architecture program at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

She presented her student team’s project outlining a case study on how to revitalize the economy of Los Angeles by converting vacant, foreclosed, or underutilized urban properties (red fields) to any green space that benefits the community (green fields). Her presentation covered regional, neighborhood, and site-level design and its cumulative impact using GIS.

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