November 29th, 2012
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.
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.
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
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.
Today’s geospatial enterprise is rapidly becoming fully mobilized. From the warfighter in the battlefield to first responders, field service workers and other dispersed employees working in remote locations, mobile geospatial intelligence solutions are paramount for enhanced situational awareness, effective collaboration and improved decision making. But given the major challenges of big, complex maps and imagery, inconsistent connectivity and a user community who requires ease of use and demands the ability to share data across heterogeneous working environments, building a useful mobile geoint application can be harder than it first appears.
After nearly 18 months in development, we are particularly excited to announce the release of our TerraGo Mobile® for AndroidTM solution. This easy-to-use, affordable solution allows users of Android devices running version 3 or above to access and update intelligent, portable, interactive GeoPDF® maps and imagery with georeferenced notes, audio, photo, video and Web services. It also enables field data collection using geoforms that can be easily updated and shared with anyone, anywhere.
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