GISCafe Weekly Review December 3rd, 2012

It is heartening to hear that “everything is geospatial” from Autodesk this year and I for one wanted to hear how that could be.

Creating High-Performance Geospatial Web Applications for Real-Time Enterprise Access
December 3, 2012  by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial

Today, organizations are embracing geospatially-enabled web services and websites to drive smarter decisions.  Web applications have become the standard for secure sharing and analysis through real-time enterprise access.

From easily creating web map applications, to providing sophisticated, web-based visualization and analysis, GeoMedia WebMap enables access and manipulation of an enterprise’s geographic information store.

Intergraph Geospatial Portfolio 2013 includes a new release of GeoMedia WebMap, providing a vital component to the portfolio’s server applications. Users can easily create web applications for better geospatial data analysis. An on-demand webinar outlines the benefits of this offering. In terms of features and functionality, this noteworthy release features:

  • A harmonized administration console
  • Out-of-the-box, customizable thin client
  • An updated publisher application
  • Increased performance for image delivery

Offline Mobile Editing with ArcGIS Online
December 2, 2012  by Matt Sheehan
For your to-do list, try GeoFencing
November 29, 2012  by Susan Smith

Research and Markets  announced this week the addition of the “GeoFencing: Enabling Location-Based Reminders, Ads, Promotions, Proactive Apps, Security & More”report to their offering.

What is GeoFencing? It is an application that runs automatically on your smartphone so that when you get near a relevant location, that location or vendor can target their services to you the user and to the location.

If you use your smartphone calendar and to-do list, GeoFencing will let you know you are passing a store that sells the item on your to-do list that you need. If you’re a retailer then GeoFending will run your shop’s app while a user is passing the store in that location, signaling him/her with an appropriate product suggestion. It is also good for advertisers, parents, for social networking, for interoffice communication, always letting you know of what or who nearby might be appropriate for you to talk to.

There are a number of hurdles yet to be scaled for GeoFencing, such as the fact that running the phone GPS might drain the device’s battery. Also, timing and the range of the GPS are factors.

High-Volume Commercial Photogrammetry and Production Mapping Capabilities Come to Life
November 28, 2012  by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial

Photogrammetry is a vital component of the geospatial information lifecycle. After data capture, photogrammetric software provides enhanced production mapping, as well the ability to move large quantities of raw data to exploitable formats, for improved decision-making.

As experts in photogrammetry, Intergraph provides software for production, project and do-it-yourself photogrammetry software. In Intergraph Geospatial Portfolio 2013, we provide major improvements to users engaged in high-volume photogrammetry and production mapping.  The ImageStation software suite enables digital photogrammetry workflows, including project creation, orientation and triangulation, 3D feature collection and editing, digital terrain model (DTM) collection and editing, and orthophoto production using aerial and satellite imagery.

ImageStation 2013 includes:

  • Enhanced project creation, orientation and triangulation
  • 3D feature collection and editing
  • Digital terrain model (DTM) collection and editing
  • Orthophoto production using aerial and satellite imagery

This release also includes new capabilities for dense terrain extraction from digital aerial frame imagery, new opportunities for distributable processing, and increased support for ingesting surfaces.

Hosted Feature Layers in ArcGIS Online
November 28, 2012  by Matt Sheehan


One of the many nice things about ArcGIS Online, is the ability to host Web App templates on your own server. We thought is worth walking through he steps of how this is done.

Step 1 – Log into your ArcGIS Online account and publish a web map

Pléiades 1B will be launched November 30th
November 27, 2012  by Susan Smith

Remote sensing aficionados will be pleased to know that Astrium Services is launching their Pléiades 1B on Friday, 30 November 2012 at 11:02 pm Kourou local time (Saturday, 1 December 2:02 UTC). Pleiades 1B is the second satellite in the Pléiades constellation and will be orbited by a Soyuz launcher from Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana. Arianespace at www.arianespace.tv will be the official broadcasters of the launch.

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