Highlights from Autodesk’s Carl Bass’ address at the BSR (Business Social Responsibility) Conference 2011.
About the BSR Conference
Ranked at the top of corporate responsibility events globally, the annual BSR Conference attracts more than 1,000 senior business executives, entrepreneurs, and distinguished leaders from the public sector and civil society.
City of Edmonton implemented an open, enterprise GIS system based on Intergraph technology. Edmonton officials continue to seek ways to improve their management and sharing of geospatial data, extend their investment into new areas, and integrate with other business systems. For more information on Intergraph’s government solutions, visit http://www.intergraph.com/govt/default.aspx
January 31st 2012 – Spheron-VR AG, known globally as pioneers in HDR (High Dynamic Range) camera technology and experts in visual content management software, announce its SceneWorks division is today launching the latest version of their SceneCenter Forensic and SceneCenter Framework visual content management software.
The technology offers the production for virtual onsite scene documentation. SceneWorks have tailored solutions for areas such as Crime Scene forensic documentation, Security, Critical Infrastructure and also Industrial Industries such as Plant, Construction and other Facility Asset Management applications.
This latest Version 1.4 of the SceneCenter software offers many new enhanced features including – new SceneCenter Client support for Windows 64-bit operating systems. Also when exporting interactive SceneCase projects these are now compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit OS environments. New individual Client controls for the setup of SceneCenter graphics interface – including controls for specifying thumbnail preview layout styles. Further enhanced support for exported publications directly to the Microsoft Word format.
SceneCenter documentation allows virtual access to a scene or site from anywhere at any time. This offers a complete new workflow of visual scene documentation – from a crime scene through to court or from an onsite critical location through to the desk of analyzers or decision makers.
The technology allows clients to connect spherical imagery, take 3D photogrammetric measurement and interconnect other digital asset information. The documentation produced has a rich visual interface allowing users to exchange information instantly and to synchronize knowledge with others. SceneWorks SceneCenter is available in both Standalone mode or as a Client / Server based solution, allowing for real-time updates over a secure internet connection.
SceneCenter version 1.4 is officially released and available from today. To access this upgrade or to find out more information about our Sceneworks complete solutions, do get in touch directly at info(at)sceneworks.com tel +49 (0) 63 33 27 66 0 or via your local SceneWorks distributor.
About SPHERON-VR AG
SPHERON-VR AG is one of the most innovative companies in the area of visual information technologies. Core products of the German headquartered company are digital HDRi camera systems for full spherical photography as well as workflow-integrated image processing and database applications.
Designed to fit the needs and requirements of many industry sectors, the companies major markets are Photorealistic Visualization & Computer Graphics (CGI) and database driven Visual Asset Management solutions in the areas of crime scene investigation, security, fire and tactical training. Comprehensive service offerings complete the professional portfolio. SPHERON-VR AG is based in Germany, where it develops, manufactures and delivers its technologies and solutions. Strategic partnerships and sales channels allow SPHERON-VR AG to offer their unique portfolio to a worldwide market.
This is a TEDxYouth talk by Charlie Fitzpatrick for K-12 students.
Charlie Fitzpatrick is Manager of K12 Education for Esri, a company based in Redlands, CA, that makes geographic information system (“GIS”) software. Charlie was trained in Minnesota as a geographer and teacher. He taught social studies in grades 7-12 for 15 years, with most time in 8th grade (by choice). He spent free time helping teachers learn how to teach with computers (especially geography), and directed multi-week teacher institutes on that for IBM and the National Geographic Society. In 1992, he shifted to Esri to help administrators, teachers, and students learn about the many layers of the world, global to local, and solve problems through geographic analysis. Geospatial technology is a fast-growing arena, and Esri’s sole business is GIS, because people with geospatial skills are needed in every single industry, in governments, businesses, and agencies all over the world.
GeoCity is a new way to visualize geospatial data and information with a presentation and information platform in a use friendly way. This futuristic, interactive and customizable solution is available as mobile application or as multi-user installation.
Article Source: Charlotte, North Carolina Government
This is an interesting video preaching GIS for government functions including public safety and other examples from Charlotte, North Carolina. Here is an excerpt:
“You could call it a digital swiss army knife, handy for many tasks, or you might think of it as a high tech method of “getting your act together” across time and distance. However you see it, GIS (Geographic Information System) is a big deal growing bigger. Combining geography with data from other collaborating disciplines creates a tool for solving previously mind boggling problems….”
This video demonstrates a fully interactive visualization system that operates within a standard desktop web browser. This system is built around the Makai Voyager visualization software, and can be used collaboratively and remotely over the internet via a web browser. A visualization server streams rendered images to a lightweight client of bringing scientific visualization to a low-powered laptop or tablet with limited graphic computing power (e.g., the Apple iPad), regardless of the size of data being visualised. This feature will allow a user to access the highest caliber 3D models and geospatial data available interactively from anywhere in the world.
In the video, the window on the right side of the screen shows a client application that is opened in a web browser (Apple’s Safari in this case). This client application is operating through the web to control the visualization server, which in this case happens to be running on the same computer, and is shown on the left side of the screen. The program can be controlled from either the server side or the client side.
The new Demo 1.1 release is available at http://voyager.makai.com, and features Makai Voyager’s advanced volumetric data visualization and analysis capabilities.
More about Makai Voyager: Makai Voyager provides an intuitive way to process, analyze, fuse, and display vast amounts of time-varying operational, scientific and GIS data in real time using basic hardware.
The software has application in LIDAR surveying, meteorology, oceanography, military, and others requiring a dynamic, immersive 3D platform for fusing and visualizing a wide range of geospatial and scientific information. It has the ability to provide real-time situational awareness for field units by synthesizing all model, sensor, and GIS data in one interactive 3D viewer. If you have an application that requires speed and flexibility, we’d love for you to download the demo and give us your feedback! We are open to customizing the software for specific applications.
The 1.1 release includes new features:
– Volume rendering of large 4D (3D + time) data models;
– Display of dynamic data on the ocean surface;
– Customizable graphs of scientific data; and,
– Faster streaming and improved WMS support.
The downloadable demo contains many of the scientific visualization capabilities of the Makai Voyager software platform. The full version of Makai Voyager will contain a wide variety of data import and fusion tools to import and process GIS and scientific data, and provide users with access to add-on modules for specific tasks (e.g., LIDAR analysis). Makai Voyager is cross-platform software, and runs on Windows (32- and 64-bit), Linux, and Mac OS X. The software is web-enabled and can be accessed from a remote device (e.g., smart phone or Apple iPad) allowing for remote, interactive access to the most comprehensive situational models. Please contact us about your application!
This is a promotional video from Topcon for GMS-2.
Topcon engineers have incorporated the industry leading integrated imaging and 50 channel dual constellation satellite tracking into a small hand-held GPS receiver, the GMS-2. This innovative system also incorporates an integrated electronic compass, replaceable/rechargeable battery, and an expandable memory card slot . This powerful combination of technology in such a small device has set a new standard for GIS field mapping. The internal GMS-2 digital camera allows users to snap digital photographs of GIS features. These photographs are automatically linked to the GIS feature so that extra time is not wasted linking images to features back in the office. The photograph itself can even be geotagged with the GPS coordinate for further detail.
Hosted by Esri Australia, the market leader in Australia’s $2.1 billion spatial industry, Ozri has carved out a reputation as the Asia Pacific’s premier GIS event.
As one of the largest GIS conferences on the Asia Pacific spatial calendar, Ozri is the place for the industry to come together, collaborate, learn and be inspired.
In 2011, Ozri drew its largest crowd in its 25 year history, with more than 550 government, commercial and not-for-profit professionals from Australia, the Asia Pacific and the U.S.A descending on the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for the event.
Jack Dangermond is an American business executive and environmental scientist. In 1969, he co-founded with his wife Laura the Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri), a privately-held Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software company. In 2009, with an estimated net worth of $2 billion, Dangermond joined the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans.
Dangermond is the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer and works out of Esri’s headquarters in Redlands, California. Dangermond founded Esri to perform land use analysis, however its focus evolved into GIS software development, highlighted by the release of Arc/INFO in the early 1980s; the development and marketing of Arc/INFO positioned Esri with the dominant market share among GIS software developers. Today Esri is the largest GIS software developer in the world and its flagship product, ArcGIS traces its heritage to Dangermond’s initial efforts in developing Arc/INFO.
Here is Jack Dangermond’s Keynot Presentation at Ozri 2011