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Susan Smith
Susan Smith
Susan Smith has worked as an editor and writer in the technology industry for over 16 years. As an editor she has been responsible for the launch of a number of technology trade publications, both in print and online. Currently, Susan is the Editor of GISCafe and AECCafe, as well as those sites’ … More »

GIS infrastructure at EPCOR – Enterprise GIS for Water Utility

 
January 15th, 2014 by Susan Smith

Cindy Shepel, senior manager at EPCOR, a private utility company in the city of Edmonton, spoke about GIS infrastructure at the company at Be Inspired, London last October.

EPCOR Water Services is a private company wholly owned by the city of Edmonton. EPCOR won the “Innovation in Geospatial Networks” category at the Be Inspired Awards in October, 2013. The company builds and operates electrical transmission and distribution networks, for water and wastewater, treatment facilities and infrastructure.

Their scope of influence includes British Columbia, Alberta, Arizona and New Mexico. They serve a population of over 1 million and have over 240,00 water services connections.“About 25% of the water we produce is delivered to regional water communities that provide water to an additional 70 communities,” said Shepel.

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Conform for real time 3D visualization

 
January 10th, 2014 by Susan Smith

Andrew Tosh, founder of GameSim of Orlando, a 3D visualization and GIS applications used in the gaming and military simulation industries, talked about the plans to expand their product Conform into the GIS market. GameSim is looking at 30% growth (2013). Tosh started the company in 2008 and now they have 33 employess. They will do revenue at $3.7 million this year.

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Intergraph Geospatial 2014 launch

 
January 8th, 2014 by Susan Smith

Mladen Stojic, president, Hexagon Geospatial spoke about this week’s launch of Intergraph Geospatial 2014, a comprehensive portfolio of industry-leading technologies.

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Top Geospatial Predictions for 2014

 
December 19th, 2013 by Susan Smith

The following are GISCafe Voice’s Geospatial Predictions for 2014. Some of them were on last year’s list, but continue on as important predictions for change in 2014. There was big change in 2014, in the delivery of products, demand for certain types of products such as for disaster recovery, tracking and restoration and mobile apps, as well as the coming of age of indoor location mapping. See if our predictions line up with what your predictions are for 2014!

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For Santa watchers everywhere….

 
December 18th, 2013 by Susan Smith

Esri’s interactive Santas Around the World allows you to explore 29 different cultural and geographical variations of Santa Claus and learn about holiday traditions across four continents.

GeoMetri for indoor/outdoor location analytics

 
December 16th, 2013 by Susan Smith
Michael Healander, Director of the GISi Indoors business unit, a part of GISi, a 22-year-old location technology company, talked about the GISi Indoors product GeoMetri released in July 2013.

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Esri releases CityEngine 2013 3D urban design software

 
December 13th, 2013 by Susan Smith

Esri has released CityEngine 2013, the latest version of its 3D urban design software. The release includes a new software developer kit (SDK) that enables CityEngine procedural modeling technology to be used in 3D software packages such as Autodesk Maya, 3ds Max, and SketchUp.

Esri CityEngine is among the first 3D urban design software applications to include seamless export to the web via CityEngine web scenes.

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Topcon debuts BIM 3D Layout and LN-100 at Autodesk University 2013

 
December 9th, 2013 by Susan Smith

TopCon founded in 1932, is a global positioning company that today has divided its focus into positioning, smart infrastructure and eye care.

LN-100

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What’s new in geo at Autodesk University 2013

 
December 5th, 2013 by Susan Smith

Robots for the future jobsite, flying drones for delivering packages and reality capture were all part of the show at Tuesday morning’s Mainstage presentation at Autodesk University 2013. Clearly, these technology directions are dependent upon location and geospatial technology.

Iris the robot

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Safe Software announces FME Cloud Public Beta

 
November 27th, 2013 by Susan Smith

Don Murray, Co-CEO of Canadian-based Safe Software, a leader in spatial data transformation, spoke with GISWeekly yesterday regarding their announcement of FME Cloud service public beta offering. FME Cloud expands its proven data integration technology into the iPaaS (integration platform as a service) market with its new cloud-based service.

Barrett Higman, GIS Officer of Alpine Shire Council shares his experience after designing his award-winning project BAL Plan using FME Cloud during the private beta program.

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