GISCafe Weekly Review March 6th, 2014

TomTom (TOM2) has announced a strategic partnership with worldwide indoor mapping leader, Micello Inc., extending the reach of its mapping products to include indoor venues.

TomTom’s business customers will now be able to use Micello’s pedestrian-friendly indoor maps and venue content with points-of-interest data worldwide.

From the press release: “The indoor mapping functionality means that step-by-step guidance can be integrated into daily life for a wide variety of venues, including shopping malls, airports and retail stores,” said Charles Cautley, Managing Director TomTom Maps. “By partnering with Micello our customers can now develop smarter apps and locations-based services helping users navigate with ease in and out of the car.”

Top 5 Reasons You Should Attend HxGN LIVE 2014
March 3, 2014  by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial

Each year, Hexagon hosts its Global Network conference to provide you with the opportunity to experience the technology across Hexagon and its supporting brands’ products and solutions.

This year, HxGN LIVE: Great Stories Start Here will be held June 2-5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV, USA.  And while June may seem far away, the reality is that HxGN LIVE 2014 will be upon us before we know it.

HxGN Live is a world-class event and the ideal venue to network with peers, learn more about the power of Hexagon’s solutions and establish your own presence in ways that will ensure long-term business success.    The Geospatial track contains content relevant to everybody who wants to utilize geospatial technologies provided by Hexagon Geospatial, Intergraph SG&I, IGS, SISGRAPH, and other channel partners.

4 Popular Uses of Mobile GIS
March 3, 2014  by Matt Sheehan


As a mobile GIS development company we have had many fascinating conversations with clients, and built some very cool apps. We thought it might be interesting to look back at our experiences and list 4 popular uses of Mobile GIS.

Disaster Management and Assessment

Time is of the essence when managing disasters. Both providing relief to affected communities quickly, then following up with assessment and help with rebuilding. Mobile GIS has become a very important tool used by NGO’s and public safety departments.

We wrote last year about work we were doing with Monroe County. They were looking into improving their pen, paper and spreadsheet based approach to disaster assessment. Providing iPad’s to non-GIS trained Red Cross volunteers, loaded with a simple to use GIS app, was the goal of the work. The mobile GIS app built by WebMapSolutions allowed these volunteers to view interactive maps, collect data, share and collaborate while on site. The data resulting from the field reporting was quickly provided to state officials as an interactive Web map which was easy to understand, showed damage information at a parcel level, and helped with discerning patterns. This Web map approach has dramatically helped the decision making process, allowing for fast turnaround of relief funds.

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