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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 »

How to Integrate Data Capture, BIM, CIM, GIS and CAD

 
May 4th, 2016 by Susan Smith

At an industry session held at SPAR3D 2016 in April in The Woodlands, Texas, Steve Hutsell, Chief, Geospatial Section U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Seattle District, and Lou Bush, Director of Survey, Bowman Consulting Group, gave a talk entitled: “Integrated Data Capture, BIM, CIM, GIS and CAD – Owner and Industry Perspectives on Products, Processes and Policies for Informed Decision Making.”

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Textron Systems Addresses Today’s Over-Abundance of Imagery

 
April 29th, 2016 by Susan Smith

Daryl Madden, senior vice president and general manager, Advanced Information Solutions and Geospatial Solutions at Textron Systems Geospatial Solutions of Sterling, Va. spoke with GISCafe Voice about the $13 million corporation’s commercial off-the-shelf products.

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From the Exhibit Hall: SPAR3D 2016

 
April 20th, 2016 by Susan Smith

Those I spoke to at SPAR3D 2016 last week were amazed at the progress the 3D laser scanning/reality capture products had made over just one year. Many people attended in order to find out if the technology would be right for their organization and what it would entail in terms of a learning curve, and of course, how much it would cost.

SPAR 3D scanning mobile unit from Surphaser

SPAR 3D scanning mobile unit from Surphaser

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SPAR3D 2016 Expo and Conference Special Report

 
April 14th, 2016 by Susan Smith

The four morning keynotes kicking off SPAR3D 2016 Expo and Conference in The Woodlands, Texas, Tuesday morning included Eddie Paddock, Engineering/VR Technical Discipline lead, NASA Johnson Space Center, Greg Bentley, CEO Bentley Systems, Inc., David Smith, CTO, Wearality, and Curtis Chan, technical evangelist, Autodesk.

Google Cardboard

Google Cardboard

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Voyager Search Combines Modern Search Engine with Spatial Technology

 
April 7th, 2016 by Susan Smith

Brian Goldin, CEO and founder of Voyager Search and formerly of Esri, recognizes that geospatial systems amass a tremendous amount of data. “A lot of solutions for helping people understand data haven’t evolved very well,” said Goldin. “By taking some modern web search technology and combining it with geospatial data, we can allow someone to install some software for dealing with their data without impacting their work in their existing IT environments.”

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Utilizing Tools of the Trade for Land and Natural Resource Management

 
April 2nd, 2016 by Susan Smith

At Esri FedGIS 2016 I sat in on a session, entitled, “Land and Natural Resources Management – Effective Planning, Analysis and Communication.”

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New National Flood Insurance Program Data Released by FEMA

 
March 21st, 2016 by Susan Smith

In February, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) responded to concern about increased El Nino flood risk by releasing new data on National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policies, which showed an increase in more than 27,000 new NFIP policies written in California during the month of December 2015.

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FedGIS 2016 Summit: Earth Science as it is Today

 
March 10th, 2016 by Susan Smith

At Esri Federal GIS two weeks ago, there were a number of three-hour presentations called “Summits” that focused on particular areas of expertise and featured many federal agency experts.

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FedGIS Day 2 Plenary: From National Geospatial Intelligence Agency to Greener Infrastructure

 
March 3rd, 2016 by Susan Smith

At Esri FedGIS held in Washington D.C. last week, the second day opened with inspiring plenary speaker, Susan Gordon, deputy director, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA).
Susan Gordon

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Super Tuesday Demographics Story Map from Esri

 
March 1st, 2016 by Susan Smith

From Esri: Citizens in 13 states head to the polls and caucuses today. This story map helps you learn more about the political leanings and demographics in each state.

Click on the tabs to see the political affiliation of residents in each county. Then, click on any county for demographics, including population, median income, and unemployment rates. Powered by the Esri ArcGIS platform and Esri demographic data.

http://esrimedia.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=93e8ade7bd524e458d857450376dbd31

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