GISCafe Weekly Review May 29th, 2014

I heard Peter Hansford, the Chief Construction Advisor to HM Government, UK speak about the Crossrail project at the Bentley Year in Infrastructure conference in London, 2013. While I’m not in attendance at the GEO Business 2014 event in London this week, Hansford is presenting a keynote at that conference.

With a career that has spanned positions at Amey, Maunsell, the Strategic Rail Authority and Gardiner and Theobald, Hansford has spent the majority of his career on highways and railways with project management largely being his focus. Peter is also an ardent advocate and supporter of the BIM initiative.

 

​The GNSS IC market continues to go from strength to strength with Cellular GNSS IC revenue alone forecast to break $2 billon by 2016, with a host of secondary markets starting to emerge, according to a report by ABI Research. This may help to explain why both Intel and Samsung have recently acquired GNSS IC design capabilities, creating competition for incumbents like Broadcom, Qualcomm and Mediatek.

Wearables, in-store advertising, ambient intelligence, IoE/IoT and connected homes have created a buzz around indoor location. Before indoor location can really happen, however, GNSS is critical to tying together the disparate networks.

At the end of May 2014 was conducted by UPVISION (the largest unmanned aerial system (UAS) company in the Czech Republic) using unmanned aerial vehicle, complete monitoring landslide at highway D8 ​​, where is now completing the geological survey.

Offline ArcGIS Editing in Web Browser
May 27, 2014  by Matt Sheehan

 

If you have wondered about offline ArcGIS editing in a browser, wonder no more. Below is an Web application which uses either ArcGIS Server or ArcGIS Online layers to allow offline editing:

It Only Takes A Spark: IGNITE Lunch Session at HxGN Live 2014
May 23, 2014  by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial

Where should you have lunch at HxGN Live 2014? This year at HxGN LIVE 2014, we are launching the IGNITE lunch session where you can spotlight one of your most innovative solutions for cash prizes!

The IGNITE luncheon gives any HxGN attendee 5 minutes and 5 slides to talk about how they are using Hexagon Geospatial technology to make a difference in the world.

Showcase your successful solution, demonstrate your ground-breaking application, expound upon your original ideas: the format is up to you! Who knows? You may just take home the grand prize!

We all have stories, and this is your chance to share your story with innovators like yourself.

Who: You!
When
: Tuesday June 3 at 12 p.m.
Where: HxGN Live Conference, MGM Grand, Room 118

If you want to share your story, you must register to reserve your spot. Space is limited. There are only have 9 slots for this, hour luncheon. You do not have to register to join us for lunch and listen to the presentations.

Share your Story – Register Today!

 

 

Let’s keep this mobile and cloud GIS theme moving forward. We’ve spoken in this blog about the realities, as we see them, of GIS in 2014. Chris Cappelli at Esri talks about muscle memory. Its a good analogy. Mobile and cloud GIS remain a tough sell. Do they provide anything new? In many ways no: if you have deep pockets anything is possible. But that is the point, few of us have deep pockets, and all of us are looking to do things better, quicker and cheaper. And that is what we get with mobile and cloud GIS.

You want proof?

Its time for demos I think. Let’s show what is now possible. From data collection, to focused customised, cloud based GIS Web apps to location analytics for business users.

Promoting Creative Genius at HxGN Live 2014
May 23, 2014  by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial

Creativity is the driving force behind everything we do. The ability to think differently and connect ideas is what allows all of us to develop next-generation solutions that revolutionize the world.

That is why we are celebrating the creative acumen of our community at HxGN Live 2014 in Last Vegas next month. We are calling on all attendees to submit their own genius ideas for ways to build on Hexagon Geospatial’s technologies.

At the INSPIRE Party, we will be demonstrating participants’ submissions, giving out CASH prizes, as well as shining a light on the collective creative genius among our community.

QGIS US User Group: The beginning of something big
May 23, 2014  by David Dubovsky

Last month, Boundless and others hosted the first ever QGIS U.S. User Group meeting with 75 attendees at OpenGovHub in Washington DC.

The event attracted a diverse group of experts and novices from organizations such as NOAA, the World Bank, USAID, the American Red Cross, Deloitte, Lockheed Martin, the CDC and many others. It’s amazing to watch this group’s energy and how the project is rapidly unfolding

Many great presentations and talks shaped the QGIS User Group meeting. Jeff Johnson and Larry Shaffer presented the highlights of the history and evolution of QGIS from a shapefile viewer to full-fledged desktop application. Jeff went into detail about specific applications of QGIS, highlighting examples from NOAA and NASA. Larry then discussed the QGIS ecosystem and open source development community, noting that plug-in development has been a long-time focus within the community and core development is expected to pick up steam in the coming year.



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