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Sanjay Gangal
Sanjay Gangal
Sanjay Gangal is the President of IBSystems, the parent company of, MCADCafe, EDACafe.Com, GISCafe.Com, and ShareCG.Com.

Creating trail map with ShareMap

January 29th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

ShareMap is a online map creation GIS tool  to create maps that can be later presented in various formats – as SVG vector graphic, bitmap raster or as interactive web map. The maps are free and licensed with Creative Commons license – it can be used on commercial and non commercial sites. You can use Sharemap to create map for Wikipedia or Wikipedia Commons. It is still in beta phase.

Here are some tutorials by ShareMap.Org:

Creating trail map with ShareMap

In this video you will learn how to create trail map using ShareMap – after creation trail map will be available as both interactive map and static map that can be used in printed leaflets.

The resulting map is available at and the source map is located at .

Google Maps API Street View Service

January 27th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

In this screencast, Andres Ferrate introduces the use of the Street View service in the Google Maps API and describes how to make custom panoramas.

MEGA – Middle Eastern Geodatabase for Antiquities

January 26th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

Watch a demonstration of MEGA, an open-source, web-based geographic information system (GIS) developed by the Getty Conservation Institute and The World Monuments Fund to inventory and manage archaeological sites.

This is a brief 5-minute overview of the basic functionality of the system. Tutorial videos are available at

Read the rest of MEGA – Middle Eastern Geodatabase for Antiquities

GIS Land Records Public Access on iPhones, Androids & BlackBerrys

January 25th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Freeance

A demonstration of Freeance Mobile on iPhone and Androids. Freeance Mobile lets you create and manage custom GIS mapping apps for the public on iPhones, Androids and BlackBerrys. It lets you create custom forms, map controls and searches. It lets you build different maps and map tools to meet the needs of different user groups. It also lets you build GPS enabled forms for the varied field data collection work in your organization.

Putting Maps to Work for Nonprofits – Webcast by Azavea

January 25th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

This is a webinar by Tamara Manik-Perlman of Azavea. Azavea specializes in the creation of geographic web and mobile software, as well as geospatial analysis services to enhance decision-making. Tamara is a GIS Analyst and Project Manager for the DecisionTree and the Cartography and Analysis teams, performing spatial database development, user interface design, geospatial analysis, cartography, and technical writing and editing. Much of her work, though, boils down to asking the right questions at the right times.

Chances are, your organization possesses a wealth of spatial data and you may not even realize it. This webinar gets you started thinking spatially and will illustrate how maps can be powerful tools for planning programs, demonstrating outcomes, and communicating effectively with funders and policy-makers.

This webinar covers:

  • Best practices for collecting, managing and sharing geodata
  • An introduction to geocoding
  • An overview of key map types
  • Pointers to free and low-cost resources to get you started with mapping and GIS

Who should attend:
Nonprofit program, marketing, executive, and fundraising staff as well as IT support staff and consultants.

Pyramid Analytics: OLAP Cube Geospatial and GIS Mapping Demo

January 24th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

A demonstration of the Geospatial Mapping capabilities in the bioXL analytic application. The demonstration covers drilling, slicing and dicing of geospatial data in an OLAP cube from the highest level (country) to a lowest level (street level address).

About Pyramid Analytics Suite

The Pyramid Analytics Suite is a highly scalable, enterprise data analytics application that brings sophistication with simplicity in a synergistic web-based interface for consuming Microsoft Analysis Services OLAP cubes.

Using the Microsoft Office design paradigm, the BI Office or “BIO” suite delivers a desktop experience, designed to provide analytic solutions for all user types: from novice to advanced data user.

The suite currently includes an OLAP cube viewer (bioXL) and a dashboard tool (bioPoint) that both sport crisp graphics and data visualizations coupled with deep analytic capabilities.

Getting started with Styled Maps

January 18th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

Learn how to create stylish maps using the Google Maps API. This video shows you how to create styles, then apply them to new or existing maps.

The De-identification of Longitudinal and Geospatial Data

January 18th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

Khaled El Emam discusses the challenges to de-identify complex data sets such as those containing longitudinal and geospatial information. The seminar begins with an overview of the type of data that we are concerned with and then explained why common de-identification methods will not work on these. This is followed by a demo of PARAT (version 2.3) showing how it can handle this kind of data. Dr. El Emam is a senior scientist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute and the founder and CEO of Privacy Analytics Inc.

Georeferencing in ArcMap by UTMLibrary

January 17th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

This video will demonstrate how to georeference a data file that has no spatial information associated with it (such as a jpeg of a satellite image) to have spatial information. This enables the user to add other geospatial layers to the ArcMap project and have all the layers lined up and projected properly. This tutorial will show you how to do so in ArcMap 9.

Starting to use LiDAR Online?

January 15th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal is a web platform to promote LiDAR data as well as, improving and making easier the access to this type of high accurate data for expert and non-expert users. This website follows a social network model, allowing users and providers to publish, obtain and manage online information, as well as, to interconnect the LiDAR community.

This video tutorial explains how to get ready to obtain benefits from the use of LiDAR on the Internet. This new, cloud-based service is designed to provide organisations with a central location for managing lidar, ortho imagery and geospatial data, while allowing users to view the point cloud data without the need for specialized software and knowledge.

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