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Integrating Bricsnet Enterprise IWMS with BIM and GIS for Facilities Lifecycle Management

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

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This demonstration highlights the integration of Bricsnet Enterprise software, an Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) with Building Information Models (BIM) in a Geographic Information System (GIS) environment using Onuma Systems software.

The use case for this demonstration highlights Property, Space and Asset data originating in the Onuma BIM environment imported via web-services to Bricsnet IWMS where this information is used to create a Corrective Maintenance Work Order, minimizing the time it takes for labor resources to manually enter this information from paper and electronic sources into the IWMS system.


Mapping the Past – The Surveys of George Washington

Friday, March 9th, 2012

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Mr. Edward Redmond, Senior Reference Specialist and Curator in the Library of Congress, Geography and Maps Division, gave a lecture on the maps of George Washington. Mr. Redmond is not only an internationally recognized authority on George Washington’s maps but prior to his work with the Library of Congress he taught Early American History at West Chester University and is now working on an atlas of George Washington’s maps.


A Ted Talk by Jennifer Pahlka: Coding a better government

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

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Can government be run like the Internet, permissionless and open? Coder and activist Jennifer Pahlka believes it can — and that apps, built quickly and cheaply, are a powerful new way to connect citizens to their governments — and their neighbors.


Enhancing Access to Geospatial Data for Situational Awareness

Monday, March 5th, 2012

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This presentation outlines the work completed by the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA) and their efforts to become a better scientific partner. The presentation gives an overview of the CLOCA implementation of the CUAHSI Database model, the process of creating Flood Vulnerable Mapbooks, CLOCA’s instance of Geoserver as well as a Flood Vulnerability Silverlight web mapping application.


Eric Wolf from the USGS talks about Neogeography, The National Map, VGI and Authoritative Data

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

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Maps have a colorful past with authority. They have been use to mark the edge of reality, the boundaries of kingdoms, the domain of empires and the riches of nations. Neogeography rose in discourse with this authority. Once solely the domain of government agencies and large corporations, the mapping of our ability to map the world is being liberated. This talk explores examples of neogeography relative to authority.


Using GeoSpatial Tools in Teaching Language Arts

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

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Digital maps and online mapping tools are critical to understand authors mindsets, elements of plot and character development. GISetc has created a series of lectures showing how to incorporate GeoSpatial Tools in teaching language arts. These lectures are given by Barbaree Duke. She is a teacher who is developing curriculum & professional development courses to help teachers & students improve test scores & critical thinking with geospatial technologies.

The goal of GISetc TV is to share and create content that:

1. Excites students about GIS.
2. Is a resource for GIS educators and professionals.
3. Shares technological advances in the field of GIS studies.
4. Shares the adventures of GISetc in field studies, training, educational opportunities and more!

Lecture 1



Geospatial Revolution Project by Penn State Public Broadcasting

Friday, February 10th, 2012

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We live in the Global Location Age. “Where am I?” is being replaced by, “Where am I in relation to everything else?”

The Geospatial Revolution Project is an integrated public service media and outreach initiative about the world of digital mapping and how it is changing the way we think, behave, and interact.


The mission of the Geospatial Revolution Project is to expand public knowledge about the history, applications, related privacy and legal issues, and the potential future of location-based technologies.

Geospatial information influences nearly everything. Seamless layers of satellites, surveillance, and location-based technologies create a worldwide geographic knowledge base vital to solving myriad social and environmental problems in the interconnected global community. We count on these technologies to:

  • fight climate change
  • map populations across continents, countries, and communities
  • track disease
  • strengthen bonds between cultures
  • assist first responders in protecting safety
  • enable democracy
  • navigate our personal lives

Episode 1

The first episode covers what is involved in the geospatial revolution, the origins of mapping and geospatial technology, and a look at the use of crisis mapping in Haitian earthquake relief efforts.


SpheronVR issues new version of its SceneWorks solution

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

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) tel +49 (0) 63 33 27 66 0 or via your local SceneWorks distributor.


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.

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iDelve, a web-based GIS Toolset by Amristar

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Article source: Amristar

This is an overview of iDelve by Amristar.  iDelve is implemented as a web based GIS toolset. The presentation is a walk through which covers the aspects of:

  • Layer and feature selection tools
  • Thematic styling including automatic and manual adjustment tools
  • Dynamic and real time (client side) layer opacity
  • Real time (client side) feature search tools
  • Powerful query engine with extensible composite operands, criteria, subclause and result selection.
  • Area and Distance measuring
  • Powerful (client side) markup tools with style selection on line type, colour, opacity and fill patern
  • Markup editing tools
  • Collaboration and output tools such as bookmarking, export and pdf map generation
  • Inclusion, exploration and analysis of external WMS layers.


Makai Voyager 3D / 4D Visualization Software Web Application

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Article source: Makai Ocean Engineering

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, 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!

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