The GIS Lens
Sanjay Gangal is the President of IBSystems, the parent company of AECCafe.com, MCADCafe, EDACafe.Com, GISCafe.Com, and ShareCG.Com.
August 25th, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal
Here is a demonstration of an Adobe AIR application using ArcGIS 2.4 and running on a mobile Android device. The application is created by Web Map Solutions. Pretty neat!
August 24th, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal
Here is a video from the Autodesk Infrastructure team showing how to use the CAD, GIS and design data you already own and manage as part of the planning and design process.
August 23rd, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal
Ola Rollén, President and CEO, commences Hexagon 2011 with a visually stunning and informative keynote address, “Turning the Pace of Change into the World’s Advantage”, which also included Hexagon Metrology President Norbert Hanke, Hexagon Geosystems President Juergen Dold, Intergraph PP&M President Gerhard Sallinger and Intergraph SG&I President John Graham.
April 22nd, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal
Marissa Mayer talks about Google Map Maker and Dylan Lorimer gave a demo of Google Earth builder at the Where 2.0 2011 conference in San Francisco earlier this week. Here is the video:
April 7th, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal
Article source: NAPSG Foundation
Want to learn what GIS can do for local and county public safety agencies? This is the latest of NAPSG’s videos to help you understand how you can leverage geospatial technology as a key asset in mitigating risk and enhancing community resilience.
The National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation is a nonprofit organization that was formed in 2005 to overcome the challenges faced by Federal, tribal, state, and local public safety agencies.
Our mission is to support the public safety and homeland security communities in the advancement of data interoperability and connectivity, through Geographic Information Systems, in support of local and national preparedness goals.
April 6th, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal
Check out this video by CDV Systems about their BIM Workflow. It unifies building BIM & CAD data linking it to FM and GIS programs allowing Full BIM Lifecycle Management of a building from cradle to grave.
April 6th, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal
Esri Product Manager Ismael Chivite describes how to serve your maps in a way that your users can select and download map data for their own use. You can do this by using one of the sample data extraction models provided with ArcGIS Server 10. These models are written in Python, so you can customize them or use as-is. Ismael demonstrates how to create both a map service for the layers of your map, and a geoprocessing service which provides the select, extract, and download operations. If you add in the optional Data Interoperability Extension, you can provide your users over 100 different GIS and spatial data formats to choose from.
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April 5th, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal
Esri Product Manager Ismael Chivite describes how ArcGIS Desktop can be used to edit map data stored over the web in feature services. He demonstrates how the standard editing tools in ArcMap can be used, also how to enable the feature service capability for editing over the web. Learn more at
September 7th, 2010 by Sanjay Gangal
I attended the Intergraph 2010 conference last week in Las Vegas. It was held in the spanking new Casino resort called ‘Aria’ in the ‘City Center’. Aria is a beautiful hotel with great restaurants and the most high-tech rooms than I have ever stayed in before.
The conference was well-attended with over 2,000 attendees. Intergraph was very generous with free breakfast, lunch, dinner, and evening entertainment for all attendees. There were more than 50 partner booths and a number of educational sessions.
I listened to the keynotes by Halsey Wise (President & CEO) of Intergraph. He talked about how Intergraph has shown consistent financial performance with both revenue and profits growing for the last 7 years. He also mentioned that the customer satisfaction rating has gone up during the last 12 months. He also announced that he will leave Intergraph next month when merger with Hexagon is completed. He introduced Ola Rollén, President and CEO of Hexagon who will take over his role at Intergraph with the current heads of PP&M and SG&I divisions reporting to Ola. Ola then came on the stage and talked about the rationale for the merger.
Ola joined Hexagon in 2,000 and since then Hexagon has acquired more than 50 companies in last 10 years including Leica, ERDAS, and Novatel. It has 7,500 employees in 39 countries. Hexagon has traditionally been a ‘measurement’ company. With Intergraph’s acquisition it moves a little beyond that label.
I interviewed Mark Doherty, V.P. and CTO of the SG&I division. I also interviewed the following executives: