GISCafe Weekly Review January 17th, 2013

FME 2013 from Safe Software Released
January 17, 2013  by Susan Smith

As with every release of Safe Software’s spatial data transformation technology FME, the release of FME 2013 Desktop and Server versions offers support for more data formats, in this case over 300 of them, including across point cloud/LiDAR, 3D, raster, database, vector and XML. Notable new formats include the ASTM E57 point cloud format, X3D, Autodesk IMX, PostGIS raster, SpatiaLite, Salesforce, and many more.

Web versus Installed Mobile Apps in ArcGIS Online
January 17, 2013  by Matt Sheehan


Wanted to follow up on a recent post we wrote on hosted Web apps for ArcGIS Online.

As we pointed out in the article these new Javascript web app templates are terrific. They are integrated into ArcGIS Online, and allow for the building of targeted Web apps, for multiple use (GIS and non-GIS). Further, once built, these apps can be configured by ArcGIS Online admins without the need for a developer. Mobile templates are also in the works. Now these are web apps, so online browser based applications. What if we need an installed mobile application?

Article Source: Marketwire

DMTI Spatial Inc. (DMTI), Canada’s leading provider of Location Intelligence solutions, today announced its next Strategic Insight Session on Location Economics will take place at Jamie Kennedy at the Gardiner Museum on January 29, 2013. This exclusive roundtable event will bring together executives from Canada’s top finance and insurance companies to discuss the importance of location within their organizations. The event will be co-hosted by John Pickett, Principal and VP of The IT Media Group, Asif Khan, President of The Location Based Marketing Association (LBMA) and John Fisher, Chairman and CEO of DMTI.

Building on the success of the first event held in November, 2012, DMTI, The LBMA and The IT Media Group are expanding the event to provide more participants the opportunity to discuss the importance of Location Economics and how location-based information can help their organizations better identify risk and opportunity. The event held in November brought together executives from companies such as Canada Guaranty, Carson Dunlop, Centract and Equifax. Hare is a video of the first event showcasing discussions between some of the financial service industry’s top executives:

Images show Chinese air pollution from NASA satellite
January 15, 2013  by Susan Smith

Mid-January 2013 air quality proved to be dangerous to the health of Beijing residents and those of many other cities in China. Authorities warned people to stay indoors as the nation faced one of the worst periods of air quality in recent history. Factories were government-ordered to scale back emissions. According to news reports, hospitals experienced more than 20 to 30 percent increase in patients complaining of respiratory issues.

According to NASA Earth Observatory, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired these natural-color images of northeastern China on January 14 (top) and January 3, 2013. The top image shows extensive haze, low clouds, and fog over the region. The brightest areas tend to be clouds or fog, which have a tinge of gray or yellow from the air pollution. Other cloud-free areas have a pall of gray and brown smog that mostly blots out the cities below. In areas where the ground is visible, some of the landscape is covered with lingering snow from storms in recent weeks. (Snow is more prominent in the January 3 image.)

Intergraph Geospatial 2013 World Tour Coming to a City Near You
January 15, 2013  by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial

With a new product release, you want the world to understand and experience its significance and value. With Intergraph Geospatial 2013, we launched more than one or two products. We launched a complete portfolio of products, touching every area of the geospatial workflow. We believe that this technology is the force behind smarter decisions, with relevance to organizations around the world.

Many organizations solely rely on marketing and communications efforts to update the marketplace on new product developments.  However, Intergraph is taking it one step further by actually going on the road in support of the Intergraph Geospatial 2013 launch.  This month, we are launching our world tour – a global roadshow that brings Intergraph Geospatial 2013 to key cities.

The first event took place on January 11, 2013, in Calcutta, India. Next week, we have a large event planned in conjunction with India Geospatial Forum.  With additional events planned throughout India, and the world tour continuing across North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia Pacific, the tour will provide a means to experience and share the excitement and significance of this release with our customers and partners directly.

Mladen Stojic, vice president of Geospatial at Intergraph, presented at a virtual press event this week to announce the Intergraph 2013 Geospatial Portfolio.

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