The GIS Lens
Sanjay Gangal is the President of IBSystems, the parent company of AECCafe.com, MCADCafe, EDACafe.Com, GISCafe.Com, and ShareCG.Com.
February 29th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal
Article source: Intergraph
Dynamically Jumpstart Your GIS with Configurable Workflows
Huntsville, Ala., February 29, 2011 – Intergraph® proudly announces the launch of GeoMedia® Smart Client, providing a means for organizations to geospatially accelerate their business workflows with the power of GIS. As an enterprisewide solution, GeoMedia Smart Client obliterates the growing disparity between antiquated GIS products and the needs of today’s geospatial contributors.
Between those working with a rigid and technically demanding desktop GIS and a static, lightweight browser-based GIS, there exists a large potential user base. GeoMedia Smart Client equips this broader audience of users, providing a means for them to access and use rich geospatial data in their business processes.
This 5-minute video below demonstrates GeoMedia Smart Client basics, including simple navigation, spatial and attribute query, data editing and snapping. Workflow creation is highlighted using a sample workflow and demonstrating form validation, file upload, redlining and printing.
February 28th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal
Article source: spatialnetworks
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.
February 27th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal
Article source: AmazonWebServices
Esri is a global leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software and geo-database management applications. For decades Esri has been providing powerful mapping solutions to Governments, industry leaders, academics and NGOs. With the advent of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud, Esri saw an opportunity to better serve its GIS customers by enabling them to process jobs faster, launch applications in minutes, and lower their overall operating costs. Customers like the USDA FNS launched their SNAP Retailing application in three weeks and saved 90% versus hosting their application on-premises.
February 14th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal
This is a video by Ordnance Survey showing the benefits of using geographic information to the insurance sector for underwriting purposes.
February 13th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal
This is a cute video OGC (Open Geospatial Consorium) by ogcvideo. It sort of talks about what OGC is and what it is trying to do through its consensus standards development process.
February 10th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal
Article source: wpsu
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:
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.
February 9th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal
Article source: usgs
For nearly 40 years, Landsat and other Earth observing satellites have been silently orbiting the globe collecting high quality images that document the condition of our changing planet. Remote sensing images provide an unprecedented long-term, impartial view of the Earth’s cities and natural resources. Dr. Thomas Loveland discusses the profound impact Landsat has on many facets of our economy, safety, and environment.
February 8th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal
Article source: TEDxTalks
A pressing issue for Amy Hillier: Why does the place of our birth and child rearing influence the amount of opportunities available to us as adults? Is there something we can do about this? If we could trace our experiences using modern mapping technologies – like GIS, GPS, LiDAR and others – to better understand our surroundings, our history and our future, what would be revealed? Hillier’s talk discusses how Augmented Reality technologies can be used to bridge geographic disparities and facilitate neighborhood change, allowing residents to redefine their space. Gamifying neighborhoods can engage kids with activities that lead to personal discovery, while also providing data on what Hillier calls “opportunity-shed analysis.”