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3D Topology
US Army Corps – 1Spatial is currently participating in a research programme to deliver database functionality for a 3 Dimensional Topology Model. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
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MapRelate
MapRelate is a complementary component for AutoCAD that allows users to gain instant and direct access to their local or corporately held spatial data from within their native AutoCAD environment. This means a user can combine or overlay their design accurately against detailed spatial data, improving design precision and providing a simple solution for architects, engineers and data administrators to meet legal and customer obligations. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
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Land Information New
New Zealand is slightly larger than the UK in area and has a unique combination of topography and biodiversity. With many wild areas it is a natural location for many outdoor pursuits. Tourism supports nearly 10% of the GDP, Topo50 maps are designed to help tourists find their way through remote areas, and include updated information on Department of Conservation (DOC) huts and tracks. Emergency services will be using the same maps should help be needed. Navigation to remote locations can be achieved quickly and accurately using GPS and the compatible topographic map based on the global reference system WGS84 (the GPS reference frame). 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
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Radius Check Lite
The Radius Check suite is designed to enable any user of spatial data to manage their database effectively, without the need for a significant level of technical expertise. The Radius Check suite encompasses three versions of a user-friendly, Windows-based application that allows easy identification and administration of 2D, 2.5D, 3D and 4D spatial data that are held in Oracle databases. Using “multi-thread” processing, analysis on all sizes of dataset can be executed quickly and efficiently and results viewed through a colour-coded and easy to view interface. The free trial version of the product, Radius Check Lite, features the foundation-level functionality that can be found across the entire suite, and can be downloaded from the 1Spatial website. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
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MidCoast Water: Realising
MidCoast Water serves an area of 7000 square kilometres of New South Wales in Australia. The delivery of services to such a vast area brings with it many challenges, which are met with innovative and practical thinking. MidCoast Water implemented 1Spatial’s Radius Topology™ product to ensure both ongoing data quality and compliance with state government legislation, which requires utility organisations to be able to accurately pinpoint assets. With the support of 1Spatial’s Australasian partner, Open Spatial, the organisation has now met this objective on time and on budget. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
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Achieving Interoperability
Staffordshire County Council uses Radius Topology to provide a persistent, server-side solution for ensuring ongoing data quality management. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
30992
Vodafone Ireland
Vodafone Ireland is the largest mobile phone operator in Ireland and makes huge investments in technology to ensure their customers receive the best network coverage, care and the highest quality of service. Vodafone Ireland needed a solution that would enable their staff to use their time more effectively and efficiently by integrating the various databases held across the company so that they were accessible from one program. The information also needed to be presented in a clear way relating to the needs of different departments across the company. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
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MidCoast Water: Realising
MidCoast Water - 1Spatial’s Radius Topology™ product was implemented to ensure both ongoing data quality and compliance with state government legislation, which requires utility organisations to be able to accurately pinpoint assets. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
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City of Oslo
(City of) Oslo - City of Oslo has updated its planning database to be more streamlined and user-friendly. Tasks can now be completed much more quickly and accurate data is widely available both internally and externally. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
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1Spatial and Ordnance
Ordnance Survey Great Britain - We have been working with Ordnance Survey Great Britain on digital mapping for more than 20 years. Most recently 1Spatial has been helping organisations in their migration and adoption programmes to move from OS LandLine to OS MasterMap. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
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Framework Programme 7
Are you an innovative business? Does the opportunity to develop new products and relationships with business partners across mainland Europe appeal to you? If so, the East of England Development Agency’s (EEDA) Framework 7 support package could offer you a helping hand. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
24138
Improving data quality
East Sussex County Council used 1Spatial’s Network Conflation services to merge two networks. This enabled the use of functionality invested in their new Infrastructure Management System that was to be left redundant due to poor data quality. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
24154
GIS, Land, Property and
The use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) at Exeter City Council could be said to be ‘old hat’ - the council has used desktop GIS for many years within planning and technical services departments. But staff had always recognised that the value of Geographic Information (GI) would never be fully realised until it was in the hands of everyone that needed access to it, in an easily understandable format. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
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Generalisation at AdV Germany
AdV (Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Vermessungsverwaltungen der Länder der Bundesrepublik Deutschland) and 1Spatial have been working in partnership, on one of the largest generalisation projects in Europe, to improve business efficiencies at several state mapping agencies in Germany. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
24155
Metadata for Utility
Europe is building a knowledge economy. It is enshrined in the Lisbon Agenda (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisbon_Strategy). A knowledge economy can only be built by sharing information. The concept behind the knowledge economy is not only the vehicle to build a homogenous market in Europe. In the utility space significant sums have been invested in collecting data about underground assets. Despite this, it is well known that the completeness and quality of these records is deficient. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
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Laying the Foundations:
CEH has undertaken a joint feasibility study with 1Spatial and Ordnance Survey Great Britain to generalise OS MasterMap® data as a potential foundation for its Land Cover Map (LCM) 2007. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
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PAI adjustment at Dartford
Dartford Borough Council (DBC) has started to amend its GIS data due to the Positional Accuracy Improvement (PAI) programme undertaken by the Ordnance Survey (OS). The Council has over 200 digital map datasets with the largest two being the property boundaries (BLPU extents) and the Planning Application boundaries. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
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Dorset County Council:
Dorset County Council used 1Spatial's service to assist with their migration to AutoCAD® Map 3D. The Corporate Property Section are now able to fulfil their business tasks more efficiently within one application and with excellent data quality. Business decisions are now being made on completely up-to-date information. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
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East Dunbartonshire Council:
East Dunbartonshire Council chose 1Spatial to assist with the migration of their data to an external web-enabled solution. 1Spatial also developed and implemented an online, interactive local plan for them. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
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Increasing data quality
Environment Agency - 1Spatial's data re-engineering expertise has helped the EA to speed up spatial queries and image rendering by simplifying the data within its National Flood and Coastal Defence Database (NFCDD) system. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
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Digital Mapping at Ordnance
Ordnance Survey Ireland – OSi has implemented an end-to-end solution in collaboration with 1Spatial to allow centralised and version-controlled map storage for such diverse use as: photogrammetry, office editing, field editing, plotting, small-scale mapping, address database, e-commerce, and final editing of printed maps. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
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The Aeronautical Production
No. 1 Aeronautical Information Documents Unit (No. 1 AIDU) of the RAF publishes aeronautical information in graphical, textual and digital format for use by UK military and allied forces. In conjunction with 1Spatial, the Unit has developed an Aeronautical Production System (APS). This system has been designed and built to enable No. 1 AIDU to maintain a single aeronautical database and produce both paper and digital products from it. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
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Roads Generalisation
A generalisation process needed to be defi ned to draw the first version of the Top100 maps from BDCarto, and IGN needed to introduce BDCarto updates into the Top100 database with a high degree of automation. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
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No. 1 AIDU
No. 1 Aeronautical Information Documents Unit (AIDU) of the Royal Air Force publishes aeronautical information in graphical, textual and digital format for use by the UK military and Allied forces. The Unit and 1Spatial have developed an advanced Aeronautical Production System (APS), designed and built to enable No. 1 AIDU to maintain a single aeronautical database, and produce high quality paper and digital products. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
24131
Radius Topology for BPN:
BPN chose Radius Topology as a solution to both support and speed up their spatial data processing and maintenance. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
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Radius Topology™ cleans
(London Borough of) Enfield chose 1Spatial’s Data Cleaning solution, Radius Topology, to enforce data quality and save time in planning application notifications. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
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Spatial Update Request
Land and Property Services (formerly OSNI) - is the official Government agency responsible for supplying mapping and geographical information and for co-ordinating the implementation of a Geographical Information Strategy for Northern Ireland, including the on-going maintenance and 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
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Scottish Enterprise
Scottish Enterprise - 1Spatial's solution has helped Scottish Enterprise to improve the delivery of broadband services to rural and remote areas of Scotland. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
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Vodafone Ireland
Vodafone Ireland - 1Spatial developed a system for Vodafone Ireland that would allow the full potential of existing data to be exploited by the addition of the spatial dimension. The system also improved the efficiency of staff and gave them confidence in the reliability of the data they were using. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
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Tackling PAI at Colchester
Colchester Borough Council used 1Spatial services to resolve PAI issues, allowing accurate data to be delivered to the public over the web. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
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Local Authority Online
1Spatial worked with East Ayrshire Council to deliver an easy-to-use interactive online tool for searching the planning applications database. Our solution provides valuable time-savings; users are now able to pinpoint specifi c information within a few mouse-clicks instead of searching through a weekly summary. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
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Property Registration
(The) Property Registration Authority - The implementation of a new system devised by 1Spatial and its partners has helped to reduce turnaround times for property registrations. They are now completing 20,000 electronic applications per month, compared to 7000 paper applications. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
24130
Going Dutch with Small
The City of Amsterdam is bringing its maps up to date with an innovative modernisation programme. The City’s GeoInformation Department (Geo en VastgoedInformatie) is redesigning and redefi ning its Small Scale Standard Topographical map 1:10,000 (Kleinschalige Standaard Topografi e, KST). The aim of the programme is to ensure that the data is accurate, clean and aligned with national standards; in turn this will ensure the delivery of high quality data to end customers, both online and offl ine. City of Amsterdam has chosen 1Spatial’s Radius Topology™ product to achieve this goal. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
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Roads Generalisation
IGN France - IGN uses 1Spatial's automated generalisation technology to create 1:100,000 mapping from its database at 1:50,000. IGN is also currently using 1Spatial’s technology, including the latest generalisation product Radius Clarity, for research and development. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
24143
The Local Government
(The) Local Government Boundaries Commissioner (LGBC) for Northern Ireland is saving significant time on part of its data review process thanks to a new system from 1Spatial. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
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West Lothian Council
West Lothian Council chose 1Spatial to assist them with developing and implementing a strategy for migrating their data to OS MasterMap™. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
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MapRelate
MapRelate is a complementary component for AutoCAD that allows users to gain instant and direct access to their local or corporately held spatial data from within their native AutoCAD environment. This means a user can combine or overlay their design accurately against detailed spatial data, improving design precision and providing a simple solution for architects, engineers and data administrators to meet legal and customer obligations. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
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The Aeronautical Production
No. 1 Aeronautical Information Documents Unit (No. 1 AIDU) of the RAF publishes aeronautical information in graphical, textual and digital format for use by UK military and allied forces. In conjunction with 1Spatial, the Unit has developed an Aeronautical Production System (APS). This system has been designed and built to enable No. 1 AIDU to maintain a single aeronautical database and produce both paper and digital products from it. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
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Theater Geospatial Database
Featured Paper By Jack Haefner

As the U.S. Pacific Command's Executive Agent for all Pacific Theater terrain analysis and geospatial production, U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC) established a Pacific Theater Geospatial Database (TGD) in 2003-2004. Since its inception, USARPAC has steadily built on the success of this program. In concert with forces across the Pacific, units such as the Theater Topographic Company (70th Engineer Company) and Theater Dive Detachment (7th Engineer Detachment) have provided TGD value-adding with feature extraction, attribution and hydrographic survey data. This paper will discuss the challenges, shortfalls, and successes of this distributive value-adding workflow among units of differing missions, locations, and visions into this process.

29th Engineer Battalion (Topographic)
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ASTER FREE DATASETS
Free ASTER Geospatial products are available on our website. ORTHOCOVERAGE is a new15 meters package (orthoimagery + DEM + ortho-anaglyphs). Available datasets in : Algeria, Bolivia, Iran, Morocco, Syria, Egypt, Madagascar ... Thoses free samples can be used without restrictions (formats : GeoTIFF, TNTmips/TNTlite, and more coming soon). Product website : http://www.orthocoverage.com/ 3-GIS
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Full Featured GIS Solutions
GIS is becoming prevalent in all aspects of life and business. Customers and employees expect to be able to see, use and manipulate their spatial data on demand from any location. It is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain this user base. Deployment alone can be a huge undertaking with standard thick client architectures. The use of Rich Internet Applications (RIA) solves most or all of these problems. 3-GIS
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A Schematic First Workflow
The typical workflow in most current GIS systems focuses on creating networks in the geospatial view and then creating schematics as an afterthought. This flies in the face of the way many networks would naturally be built however, which is to first create a schematic of how the network should be connected, and then place it in the correct area in the geospatial environment. 3-GIS
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Applying GIS, GPS, and
Featured Paper by NIJAZ KARACIC

The first decade of the twenty-first century has led many in the surveying profession to adapt to and embrace the technological applications of GIS. The progress made with GPS and mobile LiDAR now allows surveyors to accurately collect more topographic shots than ever before.
3-Waters
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Creating a GIS-Based
Featured Paper By Brian Murphy & Charles Bailey

Management of classroom space has become gradually more difficult with enrollment increasing and classroom space remaining constant. In order to maximize the effective utility of military real estate, the need for a centralized GIS has arisen. By accessing and managing legacy spatial and non-spatial data from a single access point, planning personnel will be able to control Naval classroom space more efficiently. The Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) and 3001, Inc., have developed a hierarchical inventory of installations and their buildings to the seat level for each classroom. By combining a GIS Web service with the management of classroom data, we have made it possible to integrate maps, floor plans, property records and building photos in one centralized location. NETC maintains its spatial and non-spatial data by using a combination of Oracle SDE and ArcIMS software. Naval facility data is not distributed but is managed through the NETC Web service portal.

3001, Inc.
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3001 Extruded Contours
Video 3001, Inc.
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The sky is the limit
Video 3001, Inc.
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3001 appears on General
Video 3001, Inc.
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Area Director, Brian
video 3001, Inc.
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Stadium
Video 3001, Inc.
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StreetMapper Design (Video,
Video 3D Laser Mapping
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Austrian Tunnel Animation,
Video 3D Laser Mapping
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Point cloud and textured model
Video 3D Laser Mapping
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Clifton Bridge - Bristol
Clifton Bridge, and the surrounding area in Bristol, was scanned by StreetMapper for a study performed by the Ordnance Survey. 3D Laser Mapping
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Fly-through of Clifton Bridge
Video 3D Laser Mapping
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Accident Reconstruction - A14
The StreetMapper system was used by Reality Mapping Ltd. for a trial by Cambridgeshire Police in a project aimed to help reduce congestion on the A14 after accidents. 3D Laser Mapping
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Danish Road Directorate
survey of a stretch of dual carriageway just outside Copenhagen was undertaken to demonstrate the accuracy and coverage of the StreetMapper mobile mapping system compared to traditional surveying techniques. 3D Laser Mapping
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Intensity coloured point cloud
A survey of a stretch of dual carriageway just outside Copenhagen was undertaken to demonstrate the accuracy and coverage of the StreetMapper mobile mapping system compared to traditional surveying techniques. 3D Laser Mapping
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Footage from police helicopter
For this project StreetMapper was mounted with 4 laser scanners. To calculate the trajectory TERRAcontrol, consisting of differential GPS and an inertial measurement unit, was used. A rolling road block allowed StreetMapper to capture the road surface free of any vehicles. The video below shows police footage of the event. 3D Laser Mapping
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Intensity coloured point cloud
Video 3D Laser Mapping
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Drive through under Clifton
Video 3D Laser Mapping
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Tunnel Coloured by Intensity
Video 3D Laser Mapping
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Knockin Village Coloured
Video 3D Laser Mapping
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Cogley Lane, Bingham
Video 3D Laser Mapping
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Halstead Village Coloured
Video 3D Laser Mapping
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Knockin Village Coloured
Video 3D Laser Mapping
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GeoBase Data Steward
Featured Paper By Roger Clarke, Wendy Brockel, Laralee Doebler & Melanie Hammond

The purpose of this course is to describe successful Data Steward processes at Nellis Air Force Base. The 99th Civil Engineer GeoBase program utilizes data stewards to obtain and sustain geospatial information to improve our mission. Data Stewards (Managers, Craftsman, Operators, Contractors, etc.) contribute immeasurably to the validity and accuracy of geospatial data. Each Data Steward is trained to create, collect, and sustain mission data sets within his/her area of expertise. The Data Stewardship Workflow outlines a process that enables data stewards to incorporate GeoBase solutions into their current workflow. This provides a systematic tool to enable maintenance of the data throughout its life cycle. As stakeholders, our Data Stewards facilitate the "corporate knowledge" technology transfer, which provides unparalleled information acquisition across the 'basing space" (installations).

99 CES/CECT
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gxConvert
conversion program for many file formats A llegria Software
24177
GIS Map of the Philippines
Click on the link to download. Files are in SHP format. You may need a GIS viewer to load the files. A&A Geoinformatics Corporation
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Zip Code of the Philippines
A comprehensive list of Zip Codes for major Philippine cities. A&A Geoinformatics Corporation
21629
CrossView for ArcGIS
An intuitive, wizard-based plug-in, CrossView Earth Surfaces™ is the premier cross-sectioning tool and perfect complement to the ESRI ArcGIS® workflow.

With applications to suit anyone from environmental engineers and mining analysts to planners and construction developers, CrossView makes GIS easier, saving both time and money in a number of crucial ways.

Gain broader and more intimate visual access to geo-spatial terrains and sub-surfaces, by integrating rich data sources with simple yet demonstrative profile or cross section visualizations.

Download 7-day Trial Software.
A-Prime Software
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CrossView for ArcGIS
CrossView for ArcGIS is an intuitive, wizard-based plug-in for ESRI's ArcGIS Desktop applications. It provides a simple, fast, and cost-effective way to develop professional looking cross section and profile diagrams using ESRI GIS data within the familiar ArcGIS workflow. By allowing ArcMap users to create compelling cross section presentations in minutes, not hours, CrossView drastically hastens the workflow of today’s ArcGIS professionals, leveraging the skills and tools they already have... and eliminating the need to export data or learn outside software. With functionality to suit environmental scientists, geologists, engineers, planners, and more, CrossView is a truly invaluable ArcMap extension. A-Prime Software
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CrossView™ At Work
Jay H. is a GIS Technician/Research Assistant in the Hydrogeology Department of the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology. ArcMap® is the primary software used in his team’s research of the state’s many projects. Working in the hydrogeology field, Jay’s team is constantly looking at the lithology and the static water levels and CrossView has been a great help in visualizing what’s going on underground. A-Prime Software
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Setting CrossView Cross
These procedures instruct you how to set the output CrossView Cross Section data frame units to a specified scale. A-Prime Software
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As part of the DPRA GIS team that developed this innovative product, Steve Miller has spent years using ESRI® software to support various environmental remediation efforts, including chemical clean up projects. Undertakings of this scope require intimate knowledge of not only the area’s topography, but also its subsurface environment and its influence on groundwater contamination and potential impacts on soil remediation, utility work, and other subsurface engineering projects. A-Prime Software
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CrossView™ At Work,
Jon G. is a GIS manager and professional geologist working at the top of his field for DPRA. A typical day of work for Jon usually involves using ESRI® products for environmental forensics, litigation support, expert witness testimony, and general environmental consulting work. GIS allows Jon’s group to represent complex multi-dimensional data to non-technical audiences such as judges and juries. A-Prime Software
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As part of the DPRA GIS team that developed this innovative product, Steve Miller has spent years using ESRI® software to support various environmental remediation efforts, including chemical clean up projects. Undertakings of this scope require intimate knowledge of not only the area’s topography, but also its subsurface environment and its influence on groundwater contamination and potential impacts on soil remediation, utility work, and other subsurface engineering projects. A-Prime Software
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CrossView™ At Work:
Jon G. is a GIS manager and professional geologist working at the top of his field for DPRA. A typical day of work for Jon usually involves using ESRI® products for environmental forensics, litigation support, expert witness testimony, and general environmental consulting work. GIS allows Jon’s group to represent complex multi-dimensional data to non-technical audiences such as judges and juries. A-Prime Software
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CrossView™ At Work,
Jay’s team had problems producing accurate cross sections and had spent many man-hours trying to accomplish this in ArcScene®. Despite the fact that they were able to create some cross sections, the process was not efficient. Jay’s team wound up purchasing software that worked outside the ESRI® environment, but they were never satisfied with the program because of the lack of seamless integratio A-Prime Software
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Using GIS to Define Grades
Featured Paper By Rosario Perez

To establish priorities when planning the schedule for urban governmental interventions it is necessary to establish grades of poverty within squatter developments. Areas classified with the highest grade of poverty are assigned resources in the short term. When developing proposals for Los Claveles, a squatter development located in Venezuela, ARC GIS was the supporting tool for analyzing spatial and no spatial data. Data measured and categorized through urban and environmental indexes allowed the definition of categories of poverty and terms for improvement interventions. Environmental indexes measured the adequate insertion of buildings in the geography and urban indexes measured relations of built public open space, dwelling located within walking distances from schools and health services, square meters of built space per family, family size, etc The analysis included the topology of social relationships, since community ties are topologically based and permanence of community relationships grounds any sustainable proposal.

A.T. Sistemas C.A.-City Planning
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GIS Remote Sensing: A
Remote sensing is the stand-off collection through the use of a variety of devices for gathering information on a given object or area. Remote sensing is the science of acquiring information (spectral, spatial, temporal) about material objects, area, or phenomena, without coming into physical contact with the objects, area, or phenomenon under investigation. AABSyS IT Pvt Ltd
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GIS Mapping: An Invaluable
A GIS helps answer questions and solve problems by looking at the data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared. It therefore, helps in managing the variety of challenges in our world. AABSyS IT Pvt Ltd
26664
The Age of 3D Drafting
3D drafting of models using CAD tools brings life and clarity into the design objectives with respect to interference, clearance, tolerance aspects, aesthetics and helps communicate ideas more effectively. AABSyS IT Pvt Ltd
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Future of 2D Drafting
2D Drafting is the creation of accurate representations of objects for manufacturing and engineering needs. It is used to fully and clearly define requirements for concepts or products so as to convey all the required information that will allow a manufacturer to produce that component. AABSyS IT Pvt Ltd
26663
The Trend Towards Solid
Solid modeling is the unambiguous representation of the solid parts of an object, that is, models of solid objects suitable for computer processing. Today, 3d solid modeling is preferred over 2d modeling because of its flexibility, ease of rendering and accurate photorealism. AABSyS IT Pvt Ltd
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21 Principles for Consideration
The authors consider the nature of underlying truths that may apply to surveyors and all spatial scientists, regardless of their field of endeavor or employment circumstances. Drawing on and expanding previous work, a set of practice principles is proposed in three themes: Application (of the sciences), Behaviour (conduct) and Context (business or research environment). The authors have taken the work forward to the professions, particularly young professionals, with encouraging results. AAMHatch Pty Limited
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Use of LiDAR to assess
The Lihir gold mine, located in Papua New Guinea, produces approximately 700,000 ounces of gold per year. It is situated within a 16 km2 inactive and collapsed volcanic caldera with steep and inwardsloping topography, hydrothermally altered rocks, complicated geologic structures, and an active geothermal system. Precipitation averages 3.8 m/year. Dense tropical vegetation rules out traditional engineering geologic mapping as a tool for slope hazard assessment around the expanding pit, making it difficult to incorporate information from geotechnical borings into a caldera-scale geological framework. AAMHatch Pty Limited
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The Future of Remote
A range of recent developments have brought the items at the top of our “wish list” within reach. Inertial measurement units, digital sensors and broadband internet are satisfying the rapid delivery times sought by operational requirements. AAMHatch Pty Limited
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Airborne Laser Scanning
In 1999 AAM Surveys joined with the Dutch company Geodan Geodesie to form AAM Geodan. AAMHatch Pty Limited
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Satellite Imagery For
Satellite imagery is being used for a range of applications and agencies. The following project provides a range of interesting insights. AAMHatch Pty Limited
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Aerial Thermography -
Geo-referenced aerial Thermal Imagery provides mine planning, surveying and engineering staff with data which accurately records the temperature of the ground and objects on it. AAMHatch Pty Limited
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The Future of Remote
A range of recent developments have brought the items at the top of our “wish list” within reach. Inertial measurement units, digital sensors and broadband internet are satisfying the rapid delivery times sought by operational requirements. AAMHatch Pty Limited
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Providing the 3rd Dimension
The recent successes in the research and commercialisation of 3D applications has identified the dearth of appropriate data to feed those applications. Applications geared towards the accurate portrayal and intricate definition of built environments are being restricted by inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate datasets. This paper will present an update to guide those practitioners in 3D applications to find the most appropriate dataset from the many options now available. Emphasis will be placed on the word: appropriate. AAMHatch Pty Limited
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Airborne Laser Scanning
As Airborne Laser Scanning (ALS) enters its second decade, it can now be safely regarded as a viable and valuable tool in the surveyor’s toolbox. The sub-industry is creating an infrastructure by offering its own technical standards, conferences, discussion lists and information resources. AAMHatch Pty Limited
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Airborne Laser Scanning:
Airborne Laser Scanning: Developments in Intensity and Beam Divergence AAMHatch Pty Limited
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Considerations When Seeking
With the advent of high resolution satellites, digital aerial cameras and airborne LiDAR, a range of terrain and image data sources exist to generate the products your project requires. (LiDAR introduction later in this document.) For ‘large’ projects, aerial survey by LIDAR or camera permits data capture and mapping at a pace more rapid than possible using field surveyors – especially given the current high demand on their services. Datasets derived from aerial survey assist the project, leaving the field surveyors to work in the accessible areas undertaking the higher accuracy work. AAMHatch Pty Limited
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LiDAR’s RELEVANCE TO
Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) is a broad-acre mapping tool which has been widely adopted throughout North America and Europe, but what contribution can it make in Asia ? The Asian region offers a completely different landscape in terms of weather, vegetation, funding, aviation support, security concerns and engineering practices. AAMHatch Pty Limited
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ALS or Aerial Photogrammetry
Airborne Laser Scanning (ALS) was first introduced into Australia in 1998 and has since proved its worth as a broad-acre terrain-modelling tool. But is this technology relevant to the spatial data needs required in the Australian mining industry? This paper discusses the pros and cons of the ALS system in comparison with photogrammetry, AAMHatch Pty Limited
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Presentation on ALS Technology
Presentation on ALS Technology and Applications AAMHatch Pty Limited
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Combining ALS With Other
Airborne Laser Scanning (ALS) has proven to be a cost-effective means of capturing highly accurate spatial data over large areas; the paper opens with a general description of this technology. ALS has been found to complement, rather than replace, photogrammetry so a comparison of the two broad-acre mapping techniques is offered. The fact that ALS has matured to an efficient production level has allowed practitioners to add ancillary sensors to the ALS aircraft. While the ALS is defining the shape of the ground and everything on it, other sensors offer a qualitative aspect to the survey. AAMHatch Pty Limited
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Aerial Surveying in Mining:
The evolution of aerial surveyors, their tools and capabilities in the mining industry is discussed. A snap shot of the present day “aerial mine surveyor” is described. Speculation is made as to what issues and technologies will influence the aerial surveyor of tomorrow, and how these may impact upon spatial information services delivered to the mining industry of the future. AAMHatch Pty Limited
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Airborne Laser Scanning:
A methodology for forest inventory in south-east Queensland utilising airborne laser scanning was assessed. Trials were conducted in open dry sclerophyll forest in St Marys State Forest near Maryborough and dense wet sclerophyll and complex notophyll vine forest near Springbrook in the Gold Coast hinterland. Use of a laser scanner for the production of digital terrain models (DTM’s) of the ground and derivation of canopy height and foliage density was evaluated. AAMHatch Pty Limited
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The ABC of x,y.z: Principle
The ABC of x,y.z: Principle - Based Success for the Geospatial Professional AAMHatch Pty Limited
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Considerations When Seeking
As an engineer or GIS specialist, how should you proceed with a project requiring specific terrain data and imagery? Here are some suggestions. AAMHatch Pty Limited
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Dunwich Irrigation Area
Report on Airborne Laser Scanning (ALS) trials conducted over the Dunwich Irrigation Area on North Stradbroke Island. AAMHatch Pty Limited
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GDA Datasets - Compatibility
The Geodetic Datum of Australia (GDA) is the new homogeneous coordinate datum for Australia. It has been adopted by all States and Territories as the basis for their spatial data sets and replaces the current Australian Geodetic datum (AGD). AAMHatch Pty Limited
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GDA: the new Geodetic
The adoption of the new Geocentric Datum Of Australia (GDA) and the related Map Grid of Australia (MGA) as the standard coordinate reference frame will take place next year. It will be implemented, in stages, by government departments until all spatial data provided by government is in terms of GDA. This letter is to clarify some of the issues for our clients in private industry. AAMHatch Pty Limited
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Venture and Adventure
Venture and Adventure - The AAM Story AAMHatch Pty Limited
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Factors Influencing ALS
Factors Influencing ALS Accuracy AAMHatch Pty Limited
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Airborne Laser Scanning:
AAM GeoScan recently returned to Asia to undertake an ALS project in Seoul, Korea with a local company, The Mobile Mapper Co. Ltd. AAMHatch Pty Limited
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Spatial Data Suitable
Spatial Data Suitable for Visualisation of Built Environments David AAMHatch Pty Limited
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ABACO Viewer & Author demo
Author & Data Manager make GIS portal construction easy. With Data Manager included, DbMAP Viewer & Author ensures the DBA and WebGIS applications developers a fast productivity keeping complete control on the system and spatial Data. Data Manager, directly connected with the DB to manage, makes the geospatial charts peopling easy and fast and warrants the best flexibility and control of the data migration activities. DbMap ASJ Viewer & Author is connected with DbMAP server component via http (internet or intranet) and allows: the best control on the data; the choice of the layers (even from different data sources, driver engines and web servers); the choice of the services and the layout deployed for every application; the geometries direct editing using all the times the features of the engine chosen for the data management. ABACO Srl
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r2vdemo.exe
R2V: automated raster to vector conversion software for mapping and GIS applications. Able Software Corp.
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A Clearinghouse for the
Featured Paper By Cheng-Lien Fan, Hsiung-Ming Liao & Kun-Chi Lai

The Digital Archives Program of Taiwan has accumulated a colossal amount of spatial and temporal GIS data. It becomes critical to set up a GIS environment and a comprehensive platform through which spatial databases created by various participating organizations can be integrated and cross-referenced in a catalog with spatial indexing capability. It is essential for the comprehensive platform to be accessible to all digital archive users and be effective in retrieving data with cross tabulation and indexing. The application of GIS concepts and techniques enables the comprehensive platform to provide powerful spatial querying and referencing functions which are not feasible in traditional cataloging systems. The clearinghouse framework for the catalog of Taiwan Digital Archive Program is developed by using ArcGIS Server, which provides necessary functionality and flexible architecture for future expansion.

Academia Sinica
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GIS Applications and
The goal of this paper is to address the increased importance of GIS applications in disaster rescue and recovery issues. To do this we will be highlighting a current GIS application that is being used to aid in the damage assessment of homes and structures throughout New Orleans. The paper will discuss an overview of the GIS application, as well as the societal and information dissemination benefits the application offers. Accela, Inc.
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Accela Automation®
Accela Automation® increases productivity and efficiency by automating the managing and tracking of permits, assets, licenses, and more. Accela, Inc.
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Emergency Response System
With a new concern for homeland security, government agencies and disaster management officials are looking for ways to standardize information. With Accela's products and services, you can take the first steps to identify and develop an effective emergency preparedness and response framework for your jurisdiction. Accela, Inc.
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Macomb County, Michigan,
It is a rewarding mission – to enhance water quality by reducing polluted storm water runoff at construction sites – but an enormous task. In 2003, the last full year for which statistics are available, the department issued 3,548 permits and conducted 19,844 inspections. Accela, Inc.
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Central Contra Costa
Since its inception in 1946, CCCSD has been a leader in adopting innovative strategies to improve their services and protect the environment. Some of these strategies have been technical—for example, replacing its chlorine gas disinfection system with a non-chemical, ultraviolet light process. However, other innovations have taken place because of the District’s commitment to utilizing technology to improve operations. Accela, Inc.
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Critical Mass: How Digital
Digital communities are where you live—that's "you" as in Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2006, which recognizes and celebrates "the small contributions of millions of people and making them matter." This Digital Communities Special Report discusses how the 120 million Americans who are active online users and creators of content and services are changing the world by redefining it around their preferences and predilections, and by the technologies they use and the way they use them. Accela, Inc.
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On-line Permitting Solution
The process of applying for and receiving a permit was very cumbersome for contractors, often taking 15 or more working days. The long delay resulted from the fact that applications were mailed-in to the state and then had to be processed manually by BCCFS staff. If there were any errors in the application, it had to be mailed back, fi xed by the contractor, and then resubmitted. Accela, Inc.
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San Carlos Makes Leap
During the last recession in the early 1990s, Joint Venture: Silicon Valley was created to ensure that the area would remain active and healthy during economic downturns. The results have gone beyond expectations and are seen as a model of cooperation for local governments around the country. Accela, Inc.
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New Orleans, Louisiana
In September 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated most of New Orleans and the surrounding Gulf Coast communities. Once survivors were rescued and fl oodwaters were drained, one of the City’s most important tasks involved damage assessment of the City’s commercial and residential buildings. Accela, Inc.
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From Regulators to Facilitators
A major transformation took place in Permitting Services as Orlando worked through the ‘90s to coordinate departments and processes. A key challenge was fostering consensus from city leaders, staff, and customers. Accela, Inc.
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New One-Stop Permit Center
Like most local governments, Catawba’s different departments operated independently. Catawba’s Planning and Building departments were using separate DOS-based systems and manual, paper-based procedures. Accela, Inc.
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Kansas City Takes an
Kansas City, Missouri, known as the “Heart of America,” is centrally located within 200 miles of both the geographic and population centers of the nation. The City incorporates 316 square miles over parts of four counties and has a population of 450,000, which ranks as the State’s second largest city and 25th nationally. The metropolitan area covers 11 counties in Missouri and Kansas with a total population of 2,000,000. Accela, Inc.
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Accela Asset Management
Water districts are faced with unique challenges in maintaining their infrastructure assets because failure to take a proactive approach to regularly upgrade water lines and wells can cause catastrophic problems. Poorly maintained infrastructure can lead to contaminated water that is damaging to public health and the environment, and can incur excessive repair costs. Accela, Inc.
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New Hosted Service Provides
Like most local governments, Alameda’s different departments operated independently. The city of Alameda’s Building Department has an ongoing commitment to conduct same day inspections for citizens and businesses. Accela, Inc.
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Petaluma Improves Productivity
While the Accela Automation system streamlined many Department activities, there was still room for improvement, especially in the area of inspections. The City’s inspectors were using a paper-based system to record inspection results. Accela, Inc.
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Temecula Utilizes Wireless
While the Accela software solution automated and managed all of the permitting tasks for Temecula, there was still room for improvement. Specifi cally, the City turned its focus to the inspection process. Accela, Inc.
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Macomb County Improves
Home to four of the eight fastest-growing communities in the metropolitan Detroit area, Macomb County, Michigan’s booming increase in housing developments and new businesses over the last decade has been a challenge for the Public Works Offi ce. Accela, Inc.
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Cleveland, Ohio Transforms
When the Digital Communities Initiative was launched in 2005, Cleveland, Ohio was recognized as one of the pilot cities that was using technology to help transform the way its community lives, works, and plays. Using wireless technology and innovative applications to expand and improve services for businesses and citizens, the city of Cleveland is fulfi lling the vision of Digital Communities. Accela, Inc.
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LDAP Integration: Simplified
Agencies and departments worldwide are constantly being faced with two seemingly conflicting pressures. The first pressure is to reduce the costs of providing services, especially information services. The second is to counter the ever-present security threats that jeopardize information assets, over which they are custodians. Many organizations struggle to balance these responsibilities. Accela, Inc.
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Web-based Solution Aids
The city of Roseville, California is a lively town bursting with friendly people, outstanding community services, scenic beauty and prosperous businesses – as well as its share of barking dogs, noisy neighbors, and illegally placed signs. The City’s population has grown more than 3.5%, an average of 3,630 new residents each year since 1991. Located just 16 miles west of Sacramento, the state capital, the City is a typical example of a growing American city. Accela, Inc.
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San Carlos Makes Leap
As public and private sectors clamor for e-government, many communities face the growing demand with apprehension. Government evolution can be deliberate and tends to be cautious. Technology changes and new processes carry a perceived risk since changes in a local jurisdiction will directly affect the lives of the citizens who live and work there. Accela, Inc.
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New One-Stop Permit Center
Catawba County is an innovative jurisdiction that regards technology as a powerful tool for improving service. In the mid-90s, Catawba County Manager Tom Lundy and the County commissioners decided to completely revamp the County’s technology instead of simply upgrading existing systems for Y2K. As Mick Berry, Director of Information Technology, explained, “The County leaders recognized that we had ‘maxed out’ the investments in our old systems. It didn’t make sense to spend more money on dead systems.” Accela, Inc.
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Canvas 9 Advanced GIS
Download a fully-functioning demo of Canvas 9 Advanced GIS Mapping Edition. This version adds even more features and file options for Geographic Information System (GIS) data. ACD Systems
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Underwriting and Quantifying
Featured Paper By Kevin Huang

Underwriters in insurance and reinsurance companies have been striving to quantify the natural and man-made catastrophe risks taken by them. Even though there are a handful modeling companies that provide software and services just for the purpose of catastrophe modeling and pricing, their products are often limited in geographical coverage and lack of modeling capability for certain perils. GIS, with its unique advantage in spatial analysis and visualization, has proven to be a powerful tool for underwriters to better understand and quantify catastrophe risks. This paper demonstrates a number of examples where GIS can be used to provide assistance in underwriting non-traditional risks, such as terrorism exposure accumulation, volcano and lava flow analysis, brushfire risk quantification, and hurricane risk visualization. GIS should always be kept as one of the tools available to underwriters.

ACE Tempest Re
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ADE Remote Presentation
Acquis ADERemote is a unique data editor for Oracle 10g Topology, Oracle 8i/9i/10g Spatial & Locator that supports connected and occasionally connected editing of Oracle complex data types with full support for Oracle GeoRaster. Acquis, Inc.
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Acquis ADE & Oracle 10g
ADE editing Oracle 10g Topology and Oracle 10g Feature layers Acquis, Inc.
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Oracle Application Server
A picture, as they say, is worth a thousand words. This is particularly true when trying to capture the complexity of interactions among people, resources, products, and business processes distributed over geographic space. For many centuries people have relied on maps to capture and simplify these complex relationships, turning them into readily consumable, powerful packages of unambiguous information. Beginning with Oracle10g and Oracle Application Server 10g, the basic Oracle platform delivers this powerful, universally understood capability to every developer. Acquis, Inc.
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Developing Spatial Applications
This white paper introduces briefly the main features of Oracle Spatial 10g and Oracle Application Server MapViewer 10g. Through a case study we also show that these off-the- shelf products can serve as effective building blocks for large-scale spatiotemporal data analysis and knowledge discovery projects or applications. Acquis, Inc.
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Acquis ADE & Oracle Polygon
ADE editing Oracle Polygon Geometries with powerful split/merge polygon functionality Acquis, Inc.
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Acquis ADE Snapping Engine
ADE Snapping engine Acquis, Inc.
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Acquis ADE Segmentation Engine
ADE Segmentation (Splitting) Engine in action Acquis, Inc.
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Acquis ADE Search Engine
ADE Perform Database Searches using the ADE Search Engine Acquis, Inc.
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Acquis ADE & Ordinate
ADE (Co)Ordinate Tolerancing engine in operation Acquis, Inc.
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Acquis Presentation
Acquis ADE Demonstration Acquis, Inc.
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ADE Remote Product Brochure
ADE Remote™ is a unique web based editor which supports connected, disconnected and occasionally connected data editing of Oracle 9i/10g Locator, Spatial, Geometries, Oracle 10g topology and attribute data for field based and other disconnected users. Acquis, Inc.
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ADE Segmentation Engine
ADE Segmentation (Splitting) Engine in action. Acquis, Inc.
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ADE Search Engine
ADE Perform Database Searches using the ADE Search Engine . Acquis, Inc.
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Acquis ADE Remote
ADE Remote application in action. Acquis, Inc.
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Empowering Applications
Oracle has several products that support efficient and effective analysis of warehouse data. For exploratory analysis, using OLAP/warehousing techniques users could analyze data by rolling-up/drilling-down on specific dimension hierarchies. Unlike such OLAP processing, data mining allows automatic discovery of knowledge (or information content) from a database. Acquis, Inc.
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ActiveMap
30 day trial period.Active Map Components gives you the tools to create a wide variety of products, for the deliverance of mapping and geographic analysis capabilities to your customers. ActiveMap
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Download and register TerraServer (jpgw,tab and jpg files) photo images along the pipeline ActiveZ
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Network Geodatabase Design
Featured Paper By Keith Hangland, Nnamdi Agbakwu, Thad Tilton & Richard Bowen

This technical presentation will demonstrate the design and implementation of a geodatabase for linear referencing, dynamic segmentation, and transportation network analysis. The object model offers an approach for implementing and maintaining a transportation database that supports dynamic segmentation, routing, and addressing. It covers the object model and design concepts using SDE, customization using ArcObjects in the .NET framework, and applications for the Network Analyst extension. The project demonstrates an application for modifying feature attributes, maintaining dynamic segmentation, and associating non-network features (e.g., parcels, address points, and bus stops) with a network. It also offers schema for constructing routes based on underlying feature segmentation.

Adams County
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Capturx Forms for Excel
We did a sneak peek of Capturx Forms for Excel at DEMOfall08. Adapx
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Capturx for ArcGIS at
See an informative video showing how Capturx for ArcGIS equipped and improved the restoration of a local park in the City of Nashua, on Earth Day. Adapx
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Capturx for ArcGIS Desktop
John Calkins, ESRI, introduces Adapx' Capturx for ArcGIS Desktop product to over 16,000 attendees of the ESRI User Conference Adapx
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Young and Associates,
Young and Associates and Digital Mapping Services, provide turnkey professional services from oil and gas lease mapping to parcel mapping, well location survey, pipeline survey and engineering design. Using GIS technology combined with their growing team of “high performance” professionals, Young and Associates and Digital Mapping Services, provides unmatched service Adapx
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Public Works Agency Uses
Established in 1933, Thiess has grown to become one of the largest construction, mining and service providers in Australia, South East Asia and the near Pacific. Thiess currently has $10.3 billion of work under way across the Building, Civil, Mining, Environmental services, Utilities services, Facilities operations and Maintenance sectors. Adapx
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Public Works Agency Uses
The Surface Water Management Division of Public Works in Snohomish County, Washington, takes a comprehensive approach to managing surface water. In addition to maintaining the public infrastructure investments the agency also works to minimize flooding while protecting and restoring important natural water resources. Adapx
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Government Agency Adopts
Our agency is a technology research program for a division of the United States military. Field data collection and management are very important to the military since vast amounts of data are gathered and fuel important findings and recommendations that have impact on operations throughout the world. Adapx
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Se Duct Design & commissioning
Se-duct arrangements have been chosen for two high profile new build residential developments in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Over 70 new Se-ducts will be integrated into the building fabric to ensure that products of combustion can be safely and effectively dispersed from up to 600 individual hot water and heating appliances. Advantica
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Transco’s Mains Replacement
Advantica have provided consultancy to Thames Water regarding the quantification of condition of Thames Water’s large diameter cast iron distribution water mains. This has allowed Thames to identify higher risk water mains (in terms of leakage), and to provide auditable information to their water regulator, Ofwat, in support of the submission to Ofwat as part of the AMP4 price review process. Advantica
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PROOF PACKAGE FOR MAINS
Mains Replacement Prioritisation (MRP) has been developed by Advantica to prioritise distribution mains for replacement, and to quantify the risk of leakage and its consequences. Mains Replacement Prioritisation consists of a Condition model which predicts the level of failures from an individual pipe, and hence for a population of pipes, over time. Advantica
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Fluescan annual shared
Local authorities, as landlords of high-rise properties are required to meet their legal obligations with regard to the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) regulations 1998, to have all flues serving gas appliances maintained to a safe condition and to be inspected every 12 months Advantica
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GSD_Calculator
This is a small free tool for calculating & comparing Ground Sample Distances from Digital Aerial Cameras and Film based cameras. Aerial-Survey-Base
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EXP 2 GE
This is a small free tool which creates GoogleEarth KML files out of IGI CCNS4 Exposure Files. Aerial-Survey-Base
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Scale & Altitude Warner
Video Aerial-Survey-Base
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Super Ping
This is a small free tool for adjusting Ethernet connection for ASMS, Z/I in-flight. Aerial-Survey-Base
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Download ViewGL™
Name: ViewGL
Version: 2.0.1.28
Publisher: Aerials Express
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satTrig
GPS & PC-based aerial camera triggering software: satTrig is designed to fill the void between the older mechanical triggering systems and expensive proprietary systems. satTrig provides precise GPS-based start, stop, and overlap control of aerial camera systems. Designed to run under Windows-XP, the software requires only simple interfacing to the camera(s) and a NMEA-output-capable GPS. See the satTrig site for more details. Demos are available on request. Aerograffects
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satTrig
GPS & PC-based aerial camera triggering software: satTrig is designed to fill the void between the older mechanical triggering systems and expensive proprietary systems. satTrig provides precise GPS-based start, stop, and overlap control of aerial camera systems. Designed to run under Windows-XP, the software requires only simple interfacing to the camera(s) and a NMEA-output-capable GPS. See the satTrig site for more details. Download our video demo, or operating software demos are available on request. Aerograffects
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SF3 Photo Flight Tools
SF3 is a package of tools designed to help organize, map, and managing photo flight projects and flight lines. It’s a useful bridge between the engineering/planning process and the flight portion of photogrammetric mapping and survey flight projects. SF3 was designed with flight planners/managers, flight crews, and pilots in mind. Key Features: · Quick, versatile conversion of coordinates from emails and text sources to a common database format · Built-in photo calculators · Quick plotting of flight line coordinates on MS MapPoint maps (optional: MapPoint required, available separately) · Instant calculation of distances and times to fly to/from projects and on-project time estimates · Accurate calculation of exposures per-line and line-distances based on provided coordinates · Conversion of coordinates to a variety of formats used in digital mapping packages (ie: .GPX, .RXF, .RTE, etc) · Consistent, easy to read flight-plan sheets · Flight Plans include times and distances to/from projects and sun angle windows for time-planning. · Local weather station contact information for each project, when available · Printable street maps from MS MapPoint (optional: MapPoint required, available separately) · Printable Film/Project report sheet with key elements of the project · Printable pilot’s flight-plan that includes a list of the locations of each line endpoint in reference to VOR stations and airports (SF3 provides the radial and distance of each waypoint from the closest VOR station and airport).* · A summary is provided listing the full name of each VOR station and airport referenced. CTAF, tower, approach, and weather frequencies are listed when available — as are details about the largest available runway for each airport referenced * · The two closest weather (AWOS/ASOS) stations to the project are listed, including landline dialup numbers.* Aerograffects
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Afghanistan Information
Neal Bratschun is Project Manager for the Afghanistan Information Management Services (AIMS) winner of a Special Achievement in GIS Award. Listen to Neal discuss how AIMS continues to make remarkable progress helping local Afghanistan governments throughout the country build and sustain GIS knowledge and capacity within an exceptional and challenging environment. Afghanistan Information Management Services (AIMS)
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PRINTING OF FABRICS WITH
The applications where fabrics can be used are only limited by the imagination: indoor decoration, banners & flags, exhibition stands, etc. AGFA Materials Corp.
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Understanding JDF
Any number of white papers exists on JDF (Job Definition Format). In fact just about every technology provider who has anything to do with print has published a white paper on the subject. Why? Because JDF is the door opener to the future. It is the key enabler of the Graphic Enterprise—the new print communications paradigm where technologies converge to deliver a seamless flow of processing data. And technology providers want you to know that their systems, or software, or broadband technology is ready for the Graphic Enterprise. AGFA Materials Corp.
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UV-curable Inks
Today, digital printing is fast becoming the preferred method for short-run and variable-data applications. While toner-based systems, such as Xerox Docucolor™ currently dominate document and variable-data printing, inkjet systems such as Agfa’s :Dotrix Transcolor are gaining market share. AGFA Materials Corp.
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Understanding JDF
Any number of white papers exists on JDF (Job Definition Format). In fact just about every technology provider who has anything to do with print has published a white paper on the subject. Why? Because JDF is the door opener to the future. It is the key enabler of the Graphic Enterprise—the new print communications paradigm where technologies converge to deliver a seamless flow of processing data. And technology providers want you to know that their systems, or software, or broadband technology is ready for the Graphic Enterprise. AGFA Materials Corp.
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ThermoFuse CtP
Just as computer-to-plate eliminated the variables that come with film imaging, processing and copying to plate, ThermoFuse technology now makes it possible to do away with any remaining variables resulting from conventional computer-to-plate imaging and processing. ThermoFuse, such as it is used in Agfa’s :Azura plate, is the next level of digital platemaking. There are no chemicals in the process. The laser and the laser only forms the printing image, and nothing affects it after exposure. AGFA Materials Corp.
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Understanding JDF
Any number of white papers exists on JDF (Job Definition Format). In fact just about every technology provider who has anything to do with print has published a white paper on the subject. Why? Because JDF is the door opener to the future. It is the key enabler of the Graphic Enterprise—the new print communications paradigm where technologies converge to deliver a seamless flow of processing data. And technology providers want you to know that their systems, or software, or broadband technology is ready for the Graphic Enterprise. AGFA Materials Corp.
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Understanding JDF
Any number of white papers exists on JDF (Job Definition Format). In fact just about every technology provider who has anything to do with print has published a white paper on the subject. Why? Because JDF is the door opener to the future. It is the key enabler of the Graphic Enterprise—the new print communications paradigm where technologies converge to deliver a seamless flow of processing data. And technology providers want you to know that their systems, or software, or broadband technology is ready for the Graphic Enterprise. AGFA Materials Corp.
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Understanding JDF
Any number of white papers exists on JDF (Job Definition Format). In fact just about every technology provider who has anything to do with print has published a white paper on the subject. Why? Because JDF is the door opener to the future. It is the key enabler of the Graphic Enterprise—the new print communications paradigm where technologies converge to deliver a seamless flow of processing data. And technology providers want you to know that their systems, or software, or broadband technology is ready for the Graphic Enterprise. AGFA Materials Corp.
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AGI Viewer
This new freeware enables you to turn proposals, presentations, and web pages into dynamic deliverables by seamlessly embedding STK scenes into PowerPoint, Word, HTML, or by simply using AGI Viewer as a stand-alone demonstration tool. AGI
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STK User's Conference 2004
GeoIntelligence Applications AGI
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AGIS for Windows
AGIS for Windows is a simple mapping & GIS shareware package. AGIS
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Verizon Enterprise Geospatial
The Verizon Enterprise Geospatial Application (VEGA) vision was to create a ubiquitous, open, and pure Web-based application in support of Telecommunications OSP (Outside Plant) business needs and additionally leveraging that environment for other, non-engineering related business opportunities. R&D was carried out during 2006. Development, using eSpatial's iSMART, started in earnest in 2007 to address OSP planning functions in support of Verizon's FiOS program to provide voice, high-speed internet and video services in a pure fiber network, connected directly to consumers' residence Agnoli, Barber & Brundage, Inc.
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GIS in an Emergency Situation
Featured Paper By Frank Bishop Jr.

In the early morning hours of January 6, 2005, two trains collided and derailed in the small community of Graniteville located in Aiken County, SC. One of the trains was carrying highly toxic and corrosive chlorine gas that began to leak from the tanker into the air. In the days and weeks following the accident, the County's GIS system was an integral part of the emergency, from the evacuation to clean-up efforts. This presentation will describe how GIS was used, things we can do better and things we never thought about until the real thing happened. The best planning can never prepare you for everything that comes up during the real thing.

Aiken County Govt.
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eCall: Using Airbiquity’s
Airbiquity provides robust, highly-reliable and cost-effective data transport solutions to the telematics and machine-to-machine (M2M) markets. Our aqLink® in-band modem software technology leverages existing analog and digital mobile communications networks to send data over the voice channel. Already deployed in the largest commercial telematics network and in over 3.5 million vehicles in the United States, our technology has a demonstrated track record of reliability in delivering time-critical emergency and location data to call centers to summon timely emergency assistance, save lives and reduce serious injuries everyday. Airbiquity Inc.
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aqLink® Overview
By the end of 2005 there were already more than 200 million wireless subscribers in the U.S., and two billion worldwide.1 As the wireless network infrastructure continues to expand, the demand for the ability to transmit application data quickly and reliably continues to grow. Airbiquity’s aqLink technology enables a highly reliable end-to-end wireless data transport solution for a variety of applications without the need for network infrastructure upgrades. This paper provides an overview of Airbiquity’s end-to-end transport solution as well as a comparison of its cost, coverage and features relative to competitive technologies. Airbiquity Inc.
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Adaptable Real-Time Turn-By-Turn
Airbiquity’s aqNav is a real-time, turn-by-turn audio navigation platform for GPS-enabled mobile handsets. It leverages existing wireless voice networks to create enhanced 411 navigation services using a commercially available Text-to-Speech (TTS) navigation server. These services are available anywhere within the widely-deployed wireless voice coverage area. Because aqNav updates location information once every second, it is the only real-time adaptive handset navigation system that is able to re-route callers within seconds of making a wrong turn. The aqNav platform is founded on Airbiquity’s proven aqLink® technology, which has already been deployed for mainstream consumer services in over four million vehicles. Airbiquity Inc.
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Mapping at the Top of
This case study of a fascinating project Airborne 1 undertook in Greenland originally appeared in Earth Imaging Journal, January/February 2008. Airborne 1
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airportcity.zip
Database of 13,445 World airport and city locations in dBASE format. airportcity
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Street Light Inventory
Featured Paper By Darren Rozenek, A.J. Romanelli & John Schiebold

The City of Akron Ohio was faced with the need to inventory and spatially locate its street light assets in a short amount of time. Using a combination of technologies, the City was able to quickly and accurately complete a street light inventory of more than 25,000 poles. Field data capture was facilitated by GPS and digital photo/attribute capture. Short ramp up times for field workers and high data collection rates (one feature/minute) allowed the survey to be completed in three months. Office data management using ArcGIS, ArcSDE, and ASP completed the data collection loop.

Akron Public Utilities Bureau Public Utilities
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maptree_setup.exe
MapTree, for MapInfo, gives a windows explorer style "tree view" of all your tables and workspaces. Open and close your tables with a single click. Customised trees are perfect for distributing your data to casual MapInfo users. Features: Advanced Find tool, workspace previews, metadata. ALIGNED ASSETS
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easyplot_setup.exe
EasyPlot, an exciting new plotting utility for MapInfo, is the easiest and fastest way to create customised layouts and print maps to scale. Features: Batch Print, Rotate, copyright watermark, labelled map grids, cookie cutter, logos, and more. ALIGNED ASSETS
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3DVIEWER
Tool for viewing,redlining, printing 3D CAD Drawings Allegria Software
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Demo software for Review
Allegria Software evaluation download demo software for review plug in Allegria Software
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AGI Viewer 8.1.3
AGI Viewer is free application that offers anyone a full understanding of complex STK analyses and mission studies through an interactive environment in 4D. This product allows users to control animations, select preset viewpoints and camera paths, and record movies. Allegria Software
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ALLTRANS
ALLTRANS can be used for world wide professional coordinate transformations. Transformations between State-Plane-Coordinates (NAD83, NAD27, Gauss-Krueger, Transverse Mercator, Lambert, Soldner-Cassini, Mercator, EOV, Krovak, LV95, ...), UTM-, Geographical- and 3d-Coordinates. Moduls to calculate datum shift parameter and interface to geoid models (EGM96, EGG97,...). English/German program design. Allsat GmbH network+sevices
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ALOV Map. Free Java GIS
Portable Java application for publication GIS data to Internet and interactive view on web browsers. ALOV
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imagemapper31.zip
HTML Image Mapper 3.0 is the easiest and most affordable way to transform ArcView GIS maps and data into great looking interactive maps for the internet or to be cut on CD-ROM. Get your maps on the web within 5 minutes. Very intuitive - no training or pogramming required. New in 3.1: Zoom to 1600%, support of 6 languages ... alta4 Geoinformatik AG
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Orange County Transportation
Featured Paper By Tobias Wolf & Jim Sterling

This case study will review the methodology and technology that Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) used to improve their Combined Transportation Funding Programs (CTFP) Call for Projects initiative. A Call for Projects occurs biennially to all eligible local agencies within Orange County and encompasses Measure M streets and roads competitive programs. CTFP was created to provide local agencies with a common set of guidelines and project selection criteria for a variety of funding programs. To improve efficiencies in this process, OCTA decided to create a web-based version of the CTFP that would allow end-users to submit application information and delineate project boundaries from their desktop web browser. The new CTFP system involved the development and implementation of a re-engineered database, a Web-based user interface for entering and maintaining Project information, and an integrated Internet Map System to support application submittals. The new system also permits improved project review, ranking, and administration by OCTA staff.

AMEC Earth & Environmental-GIS
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Traverse Adjustment Using
Simple two-dimensional traverses can easily be adjusted using Compass Rule or Transit Rule. However, when a traverse becomes more complicated with multiple junction points yielding redundancies greater than three, Compass Rule or Transit Rule adjustments will not be able to do an effective job, particularly when observations (distances and angles) have different weights. Although several least squares adjustment packages are available, Microsoft Excel provides another option for performing a rigorous least squares traverse adjustment. This paper provides: a brief overview of Excel’s Add-in Solver; basic theory of least squares as implemented within the Solver; advantages and disadvantages of the Excel Solver in least squares, and two numerical examples outlining the steps involved in carrying out a traverse adjustment. The reasons the use of Excel for traverse adjustment can be considered a viable option are: a. Excel is readily available in any Windows platform without any additional cost. b. Excel is easy to use. c. The data transfer to and from Excel is very flexible. The paper also provides some useful Visual Basic functions used in traverse adjustment. American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
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GIS on a Budget for Small
A continual problem for small water and sewer utility districts is the lack of accurate maps and information about pipes that have been placed through the history of the district. Often a substantial portion of the knowledge is contained only in the memories of senior field personnel. American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
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A Simplified Total Station
Electronic total stations enjoy widespread use in surveying practice. From time to time these instruments need to be calibrated (testing against true values and evaluate “true values”). These calibrations usually require a large amount of effort and investigations into various influences such as temperature, air-pressure, and so on. Such a process while required, involves high cost. An alternate method of checking the total station’s performance (not calibrate) in an easy to operate measurement scenario is described in this paper. By executing some 5 to ten shots (measurement of horizontal and vertical circle readings and slope distances) to arbitrary target points a number of significant computations is executed that provide necessary and sufficient information on total stations measurement accuracy. Results from both, a three-dimensional free station position and the point accuracies from a three dimensional co-ordinate transformation using minimax technologies, reveal practical information on the total station for the surveyor. In this age of “black box” technologies, when monitoring the state of operation of one’s instruments is difficult, the authors propose this method to help surveyors track the performance and reliability of their instruments. American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
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Research on GPS Derived
This paper discusses three different methods in deriving orthometric height from GPS ellipsoidal height, that is, the conicoid fitting method (CFM) frequently used in China, the Geoid Modeling GEOID99 developed by National Geodetic Survey (NGS) in USA, and the recently developed new method – the “Hu-method”, based on neural network concept. American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
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Mapping for All Seasons
Laser technology has revolutionized the mapping industry – LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) has emerged as a proven technology for providing and complimenting mapping products. It is not only an efficient means of providing accurate data but also a flexible method of accomplishing an aerial survey without regard to season or time of day. Laser scanning provides structural and topographic detail previously unheard of. Airborne laser scanners collect accurate geo-referenced topographic data of large areas very quickly, while tripod-mounted laser scanner systems generate very dense, geometrically accurate data. Used in tandem, these scanners make it possible to generate complete solid models that are geometrically accurate on all surfaces. This presentation documents the processing and fusing of airborne and tripod-mounted data. American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
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On the Selection of an
The last ten years have witnessed great advancements in mapping technologies, which have benefited the geospatial research community. This includes the development of Light Detection And Ranging devices (LIDAR) for measuring topography changes, development of more precise Global Positioning Systems (GPS™s) and deployment of high-resolution satellites such as IKONOS. Since a number of useful parameters can be derived from Terrain Models (TM™s) besides their representation of the terrain surface; their significance is hence growing quickly. Additionally, TM™s are also being used in coastal areas to generate Instantaneous Shorelines (IS™s) by intersecting them with Water Surface Models (WSM™s). Moreover, the production of TM™s from LIDAR data is getting popular as LIDAR data are becoming more available and convenient for the interpolation method of choice. This paper explores the suitability of some interpolation methods for creating a TM from LIDAR data. The quality of TM™s created by various interpolation methods in representing the terrain surface has been tested by studying TM™s created from LIDAR data for a study area with different values of uncertainty. These values of uncertainty have been artificially introduced to the LIDAR data before creating the TM™s. These TM™s have then been compared and analyzed along representative profiles. American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
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The National Integrated
This presentation will show how the National Integrated Land System (NILS) is used to create and distribute the Public Land Survey System (PLSS). NILS’s uses a centralized GIS architecture, a geodatabase, Environmental Systems Research Institute's (ESRI) ArcGIS and Survey Analyst technology, and three custom applications; Survey Management, Measurement Management, and Parcel Management to create and manage the PLSS data. NILS’s includes tools for importing BLM’s survey data into a geodatabase, for creating the legal description fabric, and for the creation of land parcels. Additionally, the NILS custom applications include a set of workflow management tools that work with ESRI’s ArcGIS allowing the BLM to standardize and automate many of their land management activities. A demonstration of NILS’s Land Survey Information System Web site will show how the PLSS data is distributed to the public and how to integrate the data with other sources. American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
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Issues regarding geographic
The information that describes geodata set is called metadata and is used to discover suitable geodata sets for GIS applications. Metadata is also defined as ‘data about data’ (ANZLIC 1996, Kildow 1996). Metadata conforms to various many metadata standards. The GIS Community is aware of the many metadata standards that exist and in this regard, this article presents four common metadata standards: Australia New Zealand Land Information Committee (ANZLIC); Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM), Dublin Core (DC), and the international metadata standard ISO 19115. Issues regarding the use of these metadata standards are presented in this article within the context of interoperability which is understood by the GIS community and endorsed by the OGC as being the ability to share georesources. American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
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Remote Sensing and Spatial
Improving the timeliness and cost-effectiveness of delivering transportation projects is a major concern of the US DOT, State DOTs, and MPOs. The National Consortium for Remote Sensing in Transportation (NCRST) is a joint effort of NASA and the US Department of Transportation dedicated to develop innovative ways for using remote sensing and spatial information (RSSI) technologies to improve transportation planning and management. NCRST has five member consortia each headed by a university and consisting of educational, government, and industry representatives. One of these consortia, NCRST-E, focuses on areas designed to improve processes for completing transportation corridor planning and environmental assessment tasks. Over the past 3 years NCRST-E has conducted several technology application projects including the use of remote sensing for wetlands analysis and mapping, land use/land cover assessments, and for developing corridor oriented regional GIS databases for multi-modal transportation planning. American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
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Improving the Geospatial
The rapid rise in the use of digital orthophotography (digital orthophoto’s) has provided a quantum leap in the utility of aerial and satellite imagery for community geospatial applications. Production of accurate digital orthophoto’s requires an accurate digital elevation model (DEM). Although LIDAR is increasingly being used to derive DEM’s, the conventional method to produce accurate DEM’s for digital orthophoto’s is to derive them by applying photogrammetric processes to overlapping stereo image pairs. Generally speaking, once the DEM’s and digital orthophoto’s are produced, the photogrammetry firm retains the stereo pairs for use if further data products are required by the acquiring agency. American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
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Business GIS: Applicable
GIS data comes from many sources: images, survey data, digitized data, scanned data. The unique integration capabilities of GIS bring together data from many sources for visual display and analysis. Consequently, GIS must support platform-independent solutions that can be implemented for varying server hardware, operating systems, networks, databases, development tools, and desktop applications in addition to Web and mobile clients. (ESRI, 2003) American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
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Mapping for All Seasons
Laser scanning provides structural and topographic detail previously unheard of. When conducting a LIDAR survey, however, it can be difficult or even impossible to collect measurements on all surfaces of a structure. Since LIDAR works under ‚line-of-sight™ principles, laser shadowing can be a significant issue. But since LIDAR sensors are available on several different platforms, sensor fusion can provide the means to generate complete, accurate solid models. Airborne laser scanners collect accurate georeferenced topographic data of large areas very quickly, while tripod-mounted laser scanners generate very dense, geometrically accurate data. Used in tandem, these scanners make it possible to generate complete solid models that are geometrically accurate on all surfaces. This paper documents the processing and fusing of airborne and tripod-mounted scanner data. The survey used an Optech Airborne Laser Terrain Mapper (ALTM) and an Optech ILRIS-3D laser scanner to survey Toronto City Hall in Toronto, Canada. The final product was a fused data set that represented the entire structure and its surrounding grounds. American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
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Assessment of the New
The GEOID03 model was developed in the same manner as GEOID99 using an underlying gravimetric geoid, USGG2003, and updated GPS ellipsoidal heights on leveled Bench Marks (GPSBMs). USGG2003 is similar to G99SSS, however, it included an updated model for gravity anomalies in the deep ocean areas, GSFC00.1. The conversion surface for GEOID03 was developed from 14,185 GPSBMs at a 5 arc-minute grid interval, which provided a substantial increase in the spatial coverage and reduced errors due to interpolation. The fit to these same points afterwards was 4.8 cm (2“´¬–”²ª› ), which is comprised of both correlated (attributable to GEOID03) and uncorrelated (GPS observation error) signal. American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
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World, National and Federal
This paper describes what geospatial standards are and why they matter and discusses major standards activities at the international, national, and Federal government levels. American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
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Paper Maps Interface
Communication and information exchange has long been one of the cornerstones of humanity. Maps and map like forms have served as both organizational structures for the location of human events and navigational aid for travelers. Maps have used numerous mediums. Each medium has given the map the ability to be more flexible in its use and implementation (Table 1). For the map form, its first major evolution was to become portable so map users could take spatial information with them or aid them in getting from one place to another. This evolution was possible by moving maps from stone to paper medium. Placing maps on paper made them portable so map users could access the information stored on the map when and where needed. American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
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The National Map is the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) next-generation topographic mapping product. This concept aims to achieve a more effective and regenerative public mapping program through local participation, inter-agency data sharing, and integration. This ambitious endeavor faces many significant challenges to its implementation, however. American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
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Reconstructing the Past:
Reconstructing the taphonomic history of a fossil deposit can only be accomplished if the precise spatial relationships of every fossil (with each other) can be fully realized. Unfortunately, recording the spatial orientation of recovered paleontological material is crude and tedious due to outdated techniques and the lack of proper survey-grade equipment. In addition, analysis of the collected data is often too subjective. For these reasons, modern surveying techniques and GIS analysis are essential to the study of fossil deposits. The recent discovery (summer 2000) of the Gray Fossil Site (Washington Co., Tennessee) provides an outstanding opportunity to test the application of current surveying techniques and GIS analysis to a “new” site. American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
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Using ArcView to Manage
Throughout history traditional surveying work has been done on an “assumed” coordinate system. Even with the advent of GPS, there are many GPS users who do not georeference their projects. These surveyors complete their projects on an assumed local grid coordinate system, which works well for the specific project, but limits the use of the data with GIS applications, which require georeferenced data. American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
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Applications of GIS in
The Geoherbs is a conception that has special meaning and root in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It usually refers to some Chinese Crude Drug which growing in specific place. Since Geoherbs result from the special environment, the ecological factors have very important influence on their forming. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a system of computer to visualize, manipulate, analyze, and display spatial data. In recent years, GIS is used in geoscience, ecology, agriculture, pedology and phytophysiology. It is combined with Remote Sensing (RS) technique, Global Positioning System (GPS), and makes a significant development in these fields. American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
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Bureau of Land Management
The Homeland Security San Juan Basin Demonstration Project (SJBDP or “Project”), in simple terms, is a survey-based geographic information system (GIS) utilizing the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) as its base layer. However, upon closer inspection one will find more than boundary surveys and “traditional” GIS coverages referenced to the PLSS. The SJBDP is a unique combination of public, private, and corporate data sets, all referenced in one system designed to meet the business needs of the Project’s partners. This paper will describe the origins of the Project, the current status of the Project, and will describe what the partners foresee for the Project’s future. American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
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Options for a Single
The widespread implementation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) by state governments has caused several states to consider the adoption of a standard projection to facilitate statewide mapping and efficient data management. GIS require a statewide spatial database to be stored in a common projection or coordinate system to properly function. State Plane coordinates (SPCS83) are the best-known system of the standard projections in the United States and enjoy the highest level of vendor support. State plane coordinates however have the disadvantage of dividing states into separate zones with different projections making the existing state plane system impractical for use as the standard projection for statewide databases. American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
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Advanced Digital Imaging
This paper deals directly with digital images and the file sizes they create. In addition it takes a close look at Stereo Imaging, the requirements for accurate stereo pairs, Ground Resolution and Measurement Accuracy. American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
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A Comparison of Methods
The purpose of this paper is to gather and review the different methods of transforming geocentric coordinates to geodetic coordinates. The direct procedure is fairly simple and straightforward. Formulas for this transformation will be given in the next section. Problems exist for the reverse transformation since no pure inverse relationship exists. The methods presented can be broken down into two general categories: iterative and direct or non-iterative methods. American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
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Digital Contours for
The 1:24,000 DEM Contours (High Resolution DEM) are interpolated from raw DEM files from the U.S. Geological Survey. Map features larger than 90 meters will generally be represented. The contour lines are created from points arranged in columns aligned with the UTM grid. The distance between adjacent points is 30 meters. American Digital Cartography, Inc.
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Oracle Spatial - It's
Video American Digital Cartography, Inc.
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Digital Contours for
The 1:24,000 DEM Contours (High Resolution DEM) are interpolated from raw DEM files provided by the U.S. Geological Survey. Map features larger than 90 meters will generally be represented. American Digital Cartography, Inc.
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ADC WorldMap Africa Factsheet
Configured for optimum performance, ADC WorldMap Africa offers 1:250,000 scale coastlines, over 2,192,942 km of roads, 482 international boundaries, and internal administrative boundaries. You canâ™t find the depth and breadth of information found in this single source anywhere else. American Digital Cartography, Inc.
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ADC WorldMap 5.3 Manual
ADC WorldMap Version 5.3 brings together the most comprehensive, current and seamless geographic digital data for the whole earth. ADC WorldMap v5.3 has proven to be a crucial tool for leaders in a variety of industries including education, tourism, government, military, Internet-based, fleet management and transportation, communication and various business sectors. American Digital Cartography, Inc.
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ADC WorldMap South America
Configured for optimum performance, ADC WorldMap Central and South America offers 1:250,000 scale coastlines, approximately 986,997 km total for all road classifications, 398 international boundaries, and internal administrative boundaries. You canâ™t find the depth and breadth of information found in this single source anywhere else. American Digital Cartography, Inc.
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The 1:24,000 DEM Contours (High Resolution DEM) are interpolated from raw DEM files from the U.S.Geological Survey. Map features larger than 90 meters will generally be represented. American Digital Cartography, Inc.
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ADC WorldMap 5.0 Factsheet
You�ve come to rely on ADC WorldMap to bring you the most comprehensive, current and seamless geographic data for the world. Now, for the first time, ADC WorldMap Version 5.0 provides you with complete and current Country and Level 1 administrative boundaries for the entire world! In addition to other exciting updates, ADC WorldMap 5.0 is even more aesthetically appealing, and easier to manipulate than ever before! American Digital Cartography, Inc.
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NAVTEQ Data from ADCi:
Video American Digital Cartography, Inc.
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License NAVTEQ Map Data
Video American Digital Cartography, Inc.
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Location-based solution
The job of coordinating projects among various organizations building and maintaining a public infrastructure can prove to be a complex task. When gas, water, sewer and roadway construction and repair projects are scheduled for the same street, limited coordination among project owners can American Digital Cartography, Inc. (ADCi)
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MAKE AVAILABLE MAPS SHOWING
Wireless carriers will make available at point of sale and on their web sites maps depicting approximate voice service coverage applicable to each of their rate plans currently offered to consumers. To enable consumers to make comparisons among carriers, these maps will be generated using generally accepted methodologies and standards to depict the carrier’s outdoor coverage. All such maps will contain an appropriate legend concerning limitations and/or variations in wireless coverage and map usage, including any geographic limitations on the availability of any services included in the rate plan. Wireless carriers will periodically update such maps as necessary to keep them reasonably current. If necessary to show the extent of service coverage available to customers from carriers’ roaming partners, carriers will request and incorporate coverage maps from roaming partners that are generated using similar industry-accepted criteria, or if such information is not available, incorporate publicly available information regarding roaming partners’ coverage areas.” — Excerpt American Roamer
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Amiglobe_2000
Amiglobe 2000 is a world atlas and database. You can use it for 30 days free of charge. Amiglobe 2000
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MovieBroker 1.0 Beta
Desktop software that provides PocketPC and Windows CE users with media streams and on demand tools to manage Desktop, PDA and Remote media sources. AMN Corporation
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Digital Contours for
The 1:24,000 DEM Contours (High Resolution DEM) are interpolated from raw DEM files provided by the U.S. Geological Survey. Map features larger than 90 meters will generally be represented. AMN Corporation
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sdts2dem.exe
This program converts Spatial Data Transfer Standard (STDS) files into dem files (or vice versa) for use within GIS software such as MapInfo Professional. AnalyGIS
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GreatCircleRoutes
This MapBasic utility creates the shortest possible distance between two locations on a spherical surface. This allows for more accurate distance calculations for things such as flight paths or shipping routes. AnalyGIS
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VH_Translator
This MapBasic utility converts vertical and horizontal coordinate information (as used in the telecommunications industry) into latitude and longitude (NAD83 projection) coordinates. AnalyGIS
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Time Critical Targeting
A key enabler for responsive space is the capability to respond to unanticipated needs in any geographical theater in a timely fashion. The CONOPS and utility for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have become critical assets in addressing tactical military targets in a responsive manner. In current military operations, UAVs are deployed to specific theaters of ongoing operations. However, when an unexpected national security event of interest occurs, UAVs can not provide the same capability to any location on the globe within hours. Additionally, UAVs may have further restrictions for airspace overflight of certain areas of interest. However, the migration of UAV CONOPS to space could “re-locate” an asset to any geographical theater within hours. This paper will discuss the utility and technical feasibility of pre-deployed tactical satellites to achieve responsive space missions and needs. Analytical Graphics, Inc.
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AGI Viewer
The AGI Viewer family of visualization-only products (AGI Viewer, AGI Viewer Pro) offers STK users and non-users alike the ability to gather a full understanding of complex STK analyses and mission studies through an interactive, easy-to-use visual environment. These products allow users to share, modify, and interact with STK scenarios by controlling animations; selecting preset viewpoints and camera paths; setting new viewpoints; and recording digital video files or screen snaps. To enhance presentations or program deliverables, AGI Viewer files can be embedded into any Microsoft COM-compliant application such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, or Excel. In addition to the capabilities of the free AGI Viewer tool, AGI Viewer Pro allows users to control the display of imagery, terrain, and ArcGIS data; view and create multiple globe windows; and republish the results for others to view. Analytical Graphics, Inc.
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Correct Modeling of the
The indirect term in the formula for third body perturbations models the acceleration of the primary body due to the third body. This term is necessary because the integration frame, which has its origin at the center of the primary body, is not inertial. The term is normally computed analytically, assuming both bodies are point masses and only gravitational forces affect the primary body. However, these assumptions lead to inaccuracies when other forces act on the primary body. Analytical Graphics, Inc.
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Proximity Operations
Maintaining space situational awareness requires an understanding of space events and the space environment. This paper presents work towards a flexible and accurate framework for modeling rendezvous and proximity operations (RPO) within an existing simulation environment. The authors present several spacecraft close proximity maneuvering and perching techniques modeled with a high-precision numerical integrator using full force models and closed-loop control with a fuzzy logic intelligent controller to command the engines. Maneuvers, fuel use, and other parameters are documented and compared. An innovative application to design, simulate and analyze proximity and perching maneuvers, already in use for operational satellites performing other maneuvers, has been built. The system has been extended to develop closed-loop control laws to maneuver spacecraft in close proximity to another, perch and stare, conduct self-inspection, docking and other operations applicable to space situational awareness, space based surveillance and operational satellite modeling. The fully integrated end-to-end trajectory ephemerides are available from the authors in electronic ASCII text by request. Analytical Graphics, Inc.
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Communication link analysis
Analytical Graphics has partnered with the universities on ION-F by providing STK for the students use. STK has an enormous analytical and visual capability that has helped in all levels of systems engineering throughout the various phases of the program. For instance the STK-Pro Lifetime Orbit Propagator has been used to compute the lifetime of USUSat based on it mass Analytical Graphics, Inc.
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Leveraging COTS Software
As the global frequency of space vehicle launches is ever-increasing, so too is the industry’s demand to mitigate risk and decrease cost. Launch and spacecraft operators must primarily rely upon real-time telemetry data during launch and initial spacecraft deployment to aid effective, time-critical decision making. In this environment, mere seconds can mean the difference between success and failure. During anomaly resolution, consensus between management, customers and technical analysts demands clear situational awareness. This time critical issue warrants the generation of an automated, hands-free tool that empowers these operators to efficiently analyze mission landmarks in order to achieve overall mission success. Using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software enables operators to leverage existing, proven technology-still allowing for customization-which in turn reduces development time and cost. Analytical Graphics Incorporated (AGI) develops STK, a COTS software suite that provides professional presentations of real-time, vehicle-centric visualization and analysis. The software gives instant insight into many spacecraft parameters, such as trajectory analysis and attitude determination, that would otherwise take significantly longer to analyze in their pure form. As a test case, the Real-Time Visualization (RTV) system for Space Vehicles, developed by Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company will be explored. Analytical Graphics, Inc.
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MAKING A CASE FOR DATA
Featured Paper By Jason R. Scarlett

Long before the last paper map is converted, utilities are faced with a growing backlog of un-posted work orders into their GIS. The requirements needed to keep the newly developed database maintained with the latest system changes are frequently underestimated. The timely accuracy of this data is a critical requirement to the cost-justifying applications. The application of the information technology concept of outsourcing can be an alternate approach for utilities trying to reduce data maintenance costs, increase the reliability of their databases, and accelerate the speed with which changes can be made.
Analytical Surveys, Inc.
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Deriving Value from the
Virtually all electric, gas and water utilities utilize GIS technology to help manage their distribution and transmission networks. The assets that make-up these networks have specific data associated with them that is critical for operators, engineers, asset managers, technicians and craftsmen to perform their job functions. Network businesses have a dynamic aspect to them that introduces continual change to the asset data contained in their GIS systems. These systems will provide maximum value to the various users only when asset data is timely and accurate to fulfill the need of each particular user. By adopting Asset Data Management as a critical business process, utilities can align personnel and technology to deliver maximum value to the organization. The authors will share their experiences regarding what constitutes the Asset Data Management Process, how to derive value from the process, and how to assess if your organization has an effective Asset Data Management Process in place. Analytical Surveys, Inc.
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Collaborative Data Migration
A partnership between clients and vendors is key to the successful implementation of any GIT project. In the case of a data migration, this is especially true since the client and the vendor must work closely to create a solution that maximizes the client’s investment in their legacy data, and achieves the client’s goals for the GIT project within the constraints of the project schedule and budget. Analytical Surveys, Inc.
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SURVIVOR GIS – FROM
The Michigan Consolidated Gas Company implemented a GIS project called MARS (Mapping & Automated Recordkeeping System) in 1984. In the twenty years since we began, there have been numerous challenges that have influenced the survival of this project. New technologies, both internal and in the external geospatial community, have tested our ability to stay the course and survive the challenges. Analytical Surveys, Inc.
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Annotation_Suite_v1.0
Create, manage and manipulate annotation objects with Annotation Suite v1.0 for CAD annobjects
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Antarctica Digital Database
Version 3.0 is a free premier source of vector topographic data for Antarctica, provided in ArcInfo uncompressed export format, compressed & encrypted for download using zip. Antarctica Digital Database (ADD)
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AnySite Online
AnySite Online is an Internet based mapping and reporting system. Try out a free version. AnySite Online
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A3D JMapping GIS applet
A3D JMapping applet allows to integrate easily extended GIS features such as map browsing, address searching and trip calculations into your web site. Now this applet is available for free! Anything3D
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A3D Scheduler System
This is the demo version of A3D Scheduler Client (with tutorial), a complex mapping based software for effective scheduling and management of delivery and outside appointments. Anything3D
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LIDAR Survey
MD Atlantic undertakes an extensive LIDAR mapping project, incorporating POS AV technology to generate sensor-specific position and orientation information. Applanix
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Digital Camera Survey
3001 Inc., improves aerotriangulation results with the direct georeferencing capability of POS AV. Applanix
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GIS & Asset Management
PASCO Corporation is one of the world’s largest suppliers of geographic information and one of the leaders in implementing the most advanced surveying and GIS technology in the Far East. Based in Tokyo, PASCO is heavily involved with digital data capture for the airborne, marine and land survey markets for various GIS, engineering and land development programs in Japan, and around the world. Applanix
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Synthetic Aperture Radar
Orbisat da Amazônia is a leader in the application of Remote Sensing technology for use in mapping, geomatics, and geospatial information gathering. The company's expertise lies in its use of Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR), which provides fast, accurate, and cost-effective solutions for the professional and scientific communities engaged in activities such as urban and regional planning, environmental analysis, and resource exploration and mapping. Applanix
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Film Camera Survey
AeroMap utilizes POS AV direct georeferencing technology to survey challenging areas in Alaska and quickly produce georeferenced imagery for orthophoto production. Applanix
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Digital Scanner Imaging
EarthData maximizes positional accuracy with its ADS40 in generating damage analysis imagery in the wake of the California wildfires Applanix
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GIS Airborne Survey
Cornerstone Mapping utilizes the DSS for a variety of projects, from corridor mapping to environmental assessment, to location-specific image acquisition. Applanix
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Remote Sensing Airborne Survey
Space Imaging chooses the DSS to collect detailed highway and wetland imagery for analysis and information extraction. Applanix
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ASSET MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS
Stantec captures pavement data and digital videolog imagery with continuous positioning provided by POS LV. Applanix
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GIS Application Airborne
ITT identified a need to obtain direct, non-point source measurements of specific gases from an airborne platform, regardless of the time of day or season. Applanix
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Asset Management
Sanborn utilizes the LANDMark solution for asset collection and LIDAR imaging to map highways, bridges, college campuses and cities. Applanix
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Rapid Response Digital Imagery
NOAA provides detailed digital imagery to the North Carolina DOT within hours of Hurricane Isabel's landfall. Applanix
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Rail Track Geometry
Eurailscout utilizes POS TG to provide accurate, real-time distance-based output of track geometry measurements, in an effort to become more competitive and profitable. Applanix
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Geoimmersive Imagery
Immersive Media Corporation captures a high-resolution 360 degree view of the surroundings, seamlessly stitched together. Applanix
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Hydrographic Surveying
Fugro Pelagos realizes significant savings in time and operational expenses by using POS MV with TrueHeave. Applanix
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Autonomous Vehicles
Carnegie Mellon's Red Team utilizes the POS LV for precise positioning during the DARPA Grand Challenge. Applanix
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Sanborn utilizes LANDMark
Sanborn was tasked with finding a solution from which they could launch new services to the marketplace, and have product capabilities to further grow as their business needs change. Sanborn was seeking an off-the-shelf, easily tailored system, which could be used in a wide range of mapping applications. Applanix
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GIS Needs Assessment
This study provides a requirements analysis and implementation framework for enhancing geospatial technology activities beneficial to Maine County government. Maine seeks to develop geographic information system (GIS) capabilities to promote current and future County administrative and planning initiatives and integrate these more effectively with the State’s evolving geospatial services and data resources. Applied Geographics, Inc.
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oikos.pps
A customized ArcIMS application designed for The Wilderness Society to assess economic variables in an environmental context. Applied GIS Inc.
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GIS Technology Applied
Featured Paper By Christopher Galagan, Tatsu Isaji, Kelly Knee & Will Farrar

Methods used in the application of GIS technology to simulating the movement and fate of oil spills on land and in surface water features are discussed. The discussion will focus on three areas: model input data preparation; model algorithm development, and; model output analysis. The intent is to help promote an informed discussion within the GIS community of integrating spill modeling over land, stream, and open water systems.

Applied Science Associates
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TimeSlider for ArcGIS
TimeSlider Extension for ArcGIS 9.1 & 9.2 ASA’s TimeSlider is an extension for ArcGIS 9.1 & 9.2 that provides functionality to animate feature data that has date and time information. TimeSlider allows ArcMap users to specify a field that contains date and time information for geographic features. The TimeSlider can manage multiple time-varying layers, including layers that have different time steps. Applied Science Associates
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INTWIS: The Dutch Way
Featured Paper By Anita Buschgens & Jan Wit

The Netherlands is a highly populated small country with water. Water management often means a very precarious balance between fisheries, recreational activities, nature, and transportation. Water management is done by national and regional waterboards. Management of accurate, reliable, complete, and easily accessible water information was often a problem. This information was often analogous, managed by several departments, incomplete, etc. In 1997 five waterboards collaborated to make a product for management of water information. In 1998 the result was INTWIS, an Integrated Waterboard Information System. INTWIS is based on ArcGIS 8 with an Oracle database. It consists of a basic module for INTWIS management and, by now, thirteen water management supporting modules. Each of these modules has specific functionality and can be integrated with (inter)national coordinating information systems. By now, sixty-six percent of the waterboards are using INTWIS.

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DSDM: What's the Use of It?
Featured Paper By Jan de Wit & Anita Buschgens

In 1997 five waterboards collaborated to make a product for water information management. In 1998 the result was INTWIS, an Integrated Waterboard Information System. INTWIS is based on ArcGIS 8 with an Oracle database. It consists of a basic module for INTWIS management and, by now, 13 water management supporting modules. Each of these modules has specific functionality and can be integrated with (inter)national coordinating information systems. A characteristic of these modules is that they are built following the DSDM-concept. DSDM stands for Dynamic Systems Development Method. It's a framework for system engineering and consists of 9 basic principles. Besides these principles there are supporting techniques like timeboxing, prototyping and MOSCOW-rules. With this method the supported business case is central. Cooperation with the customer is central; in fact, the module is built with a constant presence of a customer in the cleanroom.

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Crime Mapping Made Easy !
Offering an unparalleled feature set, CRIMESolvTM brings the power of GIS technology to Crime Analysis. From identifying activity hotspots to generating detailed reports, CRIMESolvTM provides a complete array of tools to get the job done. ARcbridge Consulting
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Leading Incident Mapping
At ARCBridge Consulting, we have developed an application that allows many non-GIS users simple and powerful mapping capabilities without the need for constant training. We have addressed the complications inherent in many GIS software by providing the user simple, yet powerful tools to create dynamic maps. EVENTSolv allows the user to work with all formats of SHAPE files and even SDE. ARCBridge Consulting
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The National Map From the USGS
ArcNews Online Feature Article ArcNews Online
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African Elephant Cause
ArcNews Online Feature Article ArcNews Online
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Urban Planning Authority
The utilization of GIS technology has proven crucial for Libya's nationwide planning project. The National Consulting Officers (NCO) planning departments and staff have been trained and can now use GIS efficiently. GIS provides the solution for storing and managing geographic and topographic information, and research can now be carried out with improved accuracy. The planning staff has an effective and user-friendly state-of-the-art tool for spatial data accessibility, efficient information retrieval, and flexible data sharing. ArcNews Online
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Introducing ArcGIS Mobile—Build
ArcGIS Mobile lets users create centrally managed, high-performance, focused GIS applications on the server that can be accessed using mobile clients. Mobile applications powered by ArcGIS Server can contribute to increased field productivity and more informed personnel. These applications work in various states of connectivity (e.g., connected, periodically connected, not connected). ArcNews Online
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Kick-Starting Enterprise
Lavasa Corporation Limited was formed to undertake a large-scale lifestyle development in India. Based on new urbanism principles, and located near Pune, India, a township is being developed over a sprawling area of approximately 10,000 rolling acres. Lavasa is located on the backwaters of Warasgaon dam on the Western Ghats between Pune and Mumbai. The township is master planned with the objective of striking a balance between cosmopolitan architecture and environmentally friendly surroundings. With proximity of 90 minutes to Pune and 4 hours to Mumbai, Lavasa presents an attractive holiday location for urbanites. Tropical Lavasa has three main seasons: summer (March to May), monsoon (June to September), and winter (October to February). ArcNews Online
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Mapping Papilloma Virus
Genital human papilloma virus (HPV) infection is estimated to be one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the United States. HPV infection is associated with cancer of the cervix, penis, anus, and vulva. There are two common presentations of genital HPV infection: exophytic (or raised) warts (condyloma acuminatum) and subclinical (or flat) warts. Exophytic warts cause visible growths on the genitalia of both men and women. ArcNews Online
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Meeting Population Growth
As China's capital city, Beijing has been experiencing significant development parallel to the country's rapid economic growth. From 1991 to 2001, Beijing grew from a population of 10.8 million to nearly 14 million, a 22 percent increase. In the next 20 years, the population is projected to grow by as much as another 7 million. To address these changes and plan for even greater development in the future, the Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Planning (BMCUP) recently updated the Beijing Master Plan for a 2020 planning horizon. The revision sought to create new guidelines to accommodate the city's rapid urbanization expansion; reduce the land-use and infrastructure inefficiencies that have accumulated over the past 20 years; and address the social, economic, and physical development challenges the city has been facing. ArcNews Online
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Kernel Density in Nicaraguan
In 2001, the Nicaragua Ministry of Health conducted a census of the nation's health facilities in partnership with the Monitoring and Evaluation to Assess and Use Results (MEASURE) evaluation, a project from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that advances monitoring and evaluation of global health programs. Survey teams collected information about the facilities' services and staffing and used GPS receivers to collect latitude and longitude coordinates for every facility they visited. Today, this data continues to help planners in Nicaragua analyze health accessibility and availability of services in the country. ArcNews Online
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Automating Facilities
Pretend for a moment that you're an engineer at a large telecommunications company and you've been notified that there's been a break in service that affects 12 square miles of the city. You need to examine the landline network for the most likely location of the break. Unfortunately, your only recourse is to examine the hundreds of paper drawings showing the network for the area. The drawings are to scale (tied to geography), so devices are crowded together and become almost indecipherable where the density of housing is high. Furthermore, some of the drawings are out of date. This was the type of problem that confronted engineers at Qatar Telecommunications (Qtel) until February of this year. ArcNews Online
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Remote-Sensing Industry
The future of geospatial technologies is looking better than ever. In a comprehensive review of the international remote-sensing market for aerial and spaceborne sensors and associated geospatial technologies, growth of the industry over the next decade looks strong, with the Satellite sector expecting large demand internationally and the Aerial Digital sector predicting the highest revenue growth of all the sectors worldwide ArcNews Online
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Mapping Landslide Hazards
In the past few years, an increasing number of landslides have occurred in Burgenland, the most eastern province of Austria. Infrastructure and buildings in the southern part of the province are the most affected. Changes in the regional climate have brought heavy rainstorms, making the geological structure of Burgenland more susceptible to landslides. ArcNews Online
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ArcGIS 9.2 Now Available:
ArcGIS 9.2 introduces a new way of sharing and accessing the rich geographic knowledge maintained in a traditional GIS. ArcGIS has been designed as an integrated system that allows desktop users to continue authoring geographic knowledge (e.g., data, maps, models, visualizations, and metadata) and have the capability to easily publish this knowledge as Web services using one GIS server. ArcNews Online
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ESRI's 2006/2011 U.S.
Populations usually move when area conditions change, improve, or decline. This is particularly true during catastrophic events such as the mass out-migrations that occurred in the Gulf Coast region during the 2005 hurricane season. Economic and social changes tend to occur gradually, which facilitates demographic data forecasting. Most forecasts are predicated on measurable trends and preclude sudden, catastrophic change. ArcNews Online
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Aspects of ESRI-SAP Integration
The objective of integrating ESRI with SAP at the City of Phoenix, Arizona, Street Transportation Department was to make information from both systems available to department staff. A strategy was developed for building a two-way interface that enables SAP users to view the location of assets on a map and GIS users to view SAP attributes of assets on a map. ArcNews Online
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PG&E Selects ESRI for
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has selected ESRI as its enterprise GIS software provider. The company will take advantage of a corporate-wide enterprise license that includes the full suite of ArcGIS software, extensions, and services. The result will be an open, scalable, and standards-based GIS architecture that will integrate and leverage existing IT resources. The newly implemented GIS will meet diverse business and engineering needs now and into the future. ArcNews Online
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SAP and ESRI Collaborate
Since 1996, SAP and ESRI have concurrently been both customers and partners of each other. ESRI runs its business on SAP, and SAP uses ESRI components in its software. The emergence of the Web and the development of enterprise platforms of both SAP and ESRI software have created an environment where new applications can be easily created from the shared services. See our special section about the partnership of SAP and ESRI. ArcNews Online
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Quality, Time to Market
Rand McNally & Company, one of the premier cartographic publishers, creates tools to discover, map, and navigate the world. From America's number-one-selling Road Atlas, the Thomas Guide, and Goode's World Atlas to StreetFinder Wireless for wireless phones and IntelliRoute commercial trucking software, Rand McNally is a leader in the mapping, routing, geographic reference, and trip-planning tool marketplace. Rand McNally's products can be found in more than 50,000 retail outlets, and its maps, globes, and other educational products are widely considered to be the standard for classrooms nationwide. ArcNews Online
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Professional-Grade GPS
ESRI will soon release a new Mobile GIS product line that will focus on integrating powerful GPS functionality with GIS workflows. ESRI is partnering with Trimble, a leader in global positioning technology, to produce an end-to-end solution for GIS and professional-grade GPS. This series of products, called GeoCollector, will enable users to increase the accuracy of their data collection, resulting ultimately in a superior enterprise GIS. ArcNews Online
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The Role of Tribal GIS
The Agua Caliente Indian Reservation takes pride in its lands. Tahquitz Canyon, California, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Indian Canyons contain the largest naturally occurring stand of California fan palms in the United States. All the tribal land canyons contain important biological and hydrological resources, sensitive plant and animal species, and are of cultural and historic importance to the Agua Caliente Tribe. GIS is put to many uses by the tribe in managing tribal lands and supporting program. ArcNews Online
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BusinessMAP Financial
BusinessMAP Financial, an industry-specific version of ESRI's BusinessMAP database mapping software, is designed so that financial services professionals can quickly visualize and analyze tabular data geographically. In just seconds, BusinessMAP Financial automatically converts address records into pushpins on colorful maps, creating a geographic picture of business data not readily apparent from rows and columns of tabular data. BusinessMAP Financial is packaged with ESRI's demographic and Community Tapestry segmentation system data, along with industry-specific data and reports from ESRI Business Partner RPM Consulting, a leading financial services data provider. ArcNews Online
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The GIS&T Body of Knowledge:
A landmark new reference book, the Geographic Information Science & Technology Body of Knowledge, has established a systematic foundation for future educational and career development programs in the geographic information science and technology (GIS&T) fields for decades to come. Published by the Association of American Geographers (AAG) in collaboration with the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), GIS&T Body of Knowledge is the first comprehensive approach to understanding the basic skills and knowledge relevant to the rapidly growing GIScience and technology fields. ArcNews Online
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Conserving the Land of
Stretching nearly 50 miles north from San Francisco Bay, Napa County, California, is home to some of the finest wine grapes in the world. But the county and its 130,000 residents have a lot more assets than just the fruits of vines and remarkably scenic vistas. Extending into the rugged back country of the 480,000-acre county is habitat that contains almost 70 imperiled species and a number of important natural communities—one of the highest figures for any county in the United States. ArcNews Online
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Integrating GIS for Infrastructure
As the fastest growing town in the United States for the last five years, Gilbert, Arizona, has quickly become a municipal behemoth. The phrase "booming metropolis" does not quite capture the phenomenon taking place in the town. In 1980, Gilbert had a population of 5,717. By 2003, this had increased by 2,300 percent to a population of more than 138,000. With a population that has almost doubled every five years since then, the southwestern town 25 miles east of Phoenix adds about 1,000 new residents every month. ArcNews Online
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Health and Human Services
The Nebraska Health and Human Services System (NHHSS) is responsible for safeguarding public health in this midwestern state, famous for its cornfields and agricultural production. NHHSS responsibility includes preparing for and responding to catastrophic events that might affect the public's health. During such an event (e.g., a devastating tornado or flood), NHHSS personnel would work with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to receive and distribute medical supplies and medicines from CDC's Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), a national repository maintained for just that purpose. ArcNews Online
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Florida Commercial Citrus
For more than 40 years, a primary mission of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)/Florida Field Office (FFO) has been to produce a biennial census of Florida's commercial citrus trees. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services cooperate on this task sponsored by the Florida citrus industry. The number of trees in production, along with acres utilized, variety, and year planted, is tabulated. The data is aggregated and published at the county level. ArcNews Online
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A Cost-Effective Approach
Archaeological investigation often begins with systematic field surveys to inventory cultural features and artifacts visible on the ground surface of a particular site or region. These inventories are then used, in part, to gain insight into the overall spatial and temporal dimensions of a site based on artifact types found and to make decisions about which areas within a site will receive priority when conducting traditional ground excavations. ArcNews Online
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Modeling Potential Burn
Thinning and prescribed burning and combinations of both reduce fire range and intensity and improve forest health. If not properly managed, however, fire and the resulting smoke can have a negative impact that threatens public health and safety. GIS software is valuable for depicting plume smoke models and correlations drawn from forestry, meteorological, land base, and other pertinent information ArcNews Online
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Virginia Department of
There are more than 15 million acres of forest land in Virginia that require sound management to ensure long-term protection and sustainability of this resource. To this end, the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) provides private landowners with professional forest management advice and assistance in implementing practices such as aerial spraying, prescribed burning, and tree planting. It also assists landowners with cost sharing and through seedling sales. Last year alone, VDOF assisted landowners by developing management plans that covered more than 147,000 forested acres and helped renew more than 80,000 acres through tree planting. ArcNews Online
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Dynamically Process and
Geospatial imagery is the fundamental base of many geographic information and mapping systems. The quantity of available imagery is growing exponentially from sources such as scanned aerial films, digital cameras, satellite imagery, scanned maps, and digital terrain models. ArcNews Online
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GIS Data ReViewer Development
Following the release of ArcGIS 9.2, ESRI will introduce new functionality in GIS Data ReViewer, a component of the PLTS for ArcGIS suite of products. GIS Data ReViewer provides tools for and simplifies many aspects of automated and visual spatial data quality control tasks, resulting in a more efficient and consistent review process. Tasks, such as identifying where geometry and attribute corrections, missing features, and extraneous features are located, become greatly simplified and better managed using the tools and context menus of GIS Data ReViewer. ArcNews Online
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ESRI Business Partners
More than 2,000 value-added resellers, developers, consultants, data providers, and ESRI Authorized Training Program instructors partner with ESRI to deliver a variety of value-added services and solutions to the GIS user community worldwide. In each issue of ArcNews, we are proud to highlight a few of these partners and the data, software, and services they provide. For a complete list and description of partners' offerings, visit the ESRI Web site (www.esri.com/partners). ArcNews Online
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Lighting the Way to Safer
Hillsborough County, which is located on the west coast of Florida, has grown dramatically in recent decades, resulting in rapid growth of automobile and pedestrian traffic along the county's arterial and collector roads. Given the increasing urbanization of the county, it is not surprising that the public has expressed a strong desire for expanded traffic programs, such as traffic calming (i.e., reducing vehicle speeds and improving safety, crosswalks and pavement markings, signalization, traffic signage, school safety, and roadway lighting). Hillsborough County is aggressively implementing programs and countermeasures to reduce fatalities on county roadways. ArcNews Online
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GIS Hero Susan Minnemeyer
This article is part of an ongoing series honoring individuals who have made a difference in the world by applying a GIS solution to challenges or needs within conservation or their communities. Since these unique individuals have been selected for their innovations or special achievements in a particular field, the series is appropriately named GIS Heroes. ESRI recognizes Susan Minnemeyer as a GIS hero. Minnemeyer is the GIS laboratory manager for Global Forest Watch, an initiative of the World Resources Institute (WRI). Since joining WRI in 1999, Minnemeyer has coordinated and worked on GIS projects that have served to promote the protection and conservation of forests around the planet. ArcNews Online
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Optimizing PDAs for Field
The ambitious task of inventorying all the soils of the United States began more than 100 years ago. Many tools have been developed over the years that help the field soil scientist collect both tabular and spatial data. The National Soil Information System (NASIS), a centralized relational computer database, was developed using GIS to store, evaluate, interpret, and report soil information for users of soil surveys. Nevertheless, detailed soil profile descriptions (also known as pedon descriptions) had until recently been collected in the field on paper forms, and after the completion of a soil survey area, these forms were filed; stored; and, sadly, often lost or inadvertently destroyed. Even if the locations of these descriptions were known, access to this data had been limited or inconvenient to access. ArcNews Online
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Organization of American
The Organization of American States (OAS) officially signed an agreement with ESRI supporting two projects promoting sustainable development in Latin America.

Ambassador Alfonso Quiñónez, the OAS executive secretary for integral development (SEDI), and Jack Dangermond, president of ESRI, concluded the agreement at the 26th Annual ESRI International User Conference during August of this year.
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ESRI User Conference
The 26th Annual ESRI International User Conference got under way with a message about this year's theme from Jack Dangermond. "Our world needs better understanding, and GIS is the medium that helps us understand and communicate our world," he told attendees at the opening session. He described his vision for using the Web to create a shared geographic knowledge environment to the audience members who came from 112 countries to participate in the conference whose theme was Geography and GIS—Communicating Our World. In addition, Bob Kerrey, former Nebraska senator, presented the keynote address (see cover story; see also the complete keynote address). ArcNews Online
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ESRI's Business Analyst
The Business Analyst product is an extension of ArcGIS that provides a suite of business-focused solutions for ArcGIS Desktop. These applications are also available online as a GIS Web service. All three include the most current data and allow users to perform in-depth trade area analyses, site selection, and competitor analyses. The same functionality will soon be available as an extension to ArcGIS Server. ArcNews Online
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Giving Today's Youth
To combat geographic illiteracy, the National Geographic Society and leaders from the business, nonprofit, and education communities created My Wonderful World, a five-year public-engagement campaign that aims to motivate parents and educators to increase the geographic resources available to students aged 8 to 17 at home and in the classroom. "Geography exposes children and adults to diverse cultures, different ideas, and the exchange of knowledge from around the world," says Anna Marie Weselak, president of the National Parent-Teacher Association (PTA). "This campaign will help make sure our children get their geography so they can become familiar with other cultures during their school years and move comfortably and confidently in a global economy as adults." ArcNews Online
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Conservation GeoPortal
Conservationists will soon have access to local and global data by means of an Internet geospatial metadata portal. As part of a collaborative effort within the conservation community, ESRI is building the infrastructure of the Conservation GeoPortal (www.conservationmaps.org). This GIS-enabled portal allows individuals, organizations, and governments with common goals for sustainable environments to share information to support environmental decision making and scientific understanding ArcNews Online
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GreenInfo Network—Ten
Nonprofit organizations are avid users of GIS. Land trusts, general environmental groups, public health organizations, social service providers, environmental justice campaigns, and many more such organizations have a wide range of needs for GIS. Founded in 1996, the nonprofit GreenInfo Network (San Francisco, California) is marking its 10th anniversary as one of just a few organizations solely dedicated to helping public interest groups use GIS. It has served almost 300 nonprofits in that time. ArcNews Online
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GIS-Based Sustainable
In July 2006, InfoGraph, ESRI's distributor in Amman, Jordan, hosted a well-received five-day workshop on GeoInformation for Sustainable Cities for nearly 50 GIS technical experts and urban policy makers at both the municipal and national levels. The comprehensive agenda of the workshop focused on harnessing geospatial technologies—the synergy of GIS, GPS, earth observation, and Web-based mapping tools—to address enhanced decision support for managers and policy makers that work on urban infrastructure. ArcNews Online
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U.S. Census 2010 Supported
Harris Corporation of Melbourne, Florida, has been selected by the U.S. Census Bureau as the system integrator and prime contractor for a $600 million, five-year program to develop and implement an automated system for field data collection. The Field Data Collection Automation (FDCA) program will support census field enumerators who will follow up and collect survey data from households that did not return their census forms. The field enumerators will be equipped with GPS-enabled mobile devices that will include ESRI's ArcPad software. ArcPad enables field personnel to capture and display geographic information in near real time. Its characteristics for performance, productivity, enterprise GIS integration, and customization make ArcPad an ideal solution for the FDCA project. ArcNews Online
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2005 American Community
The Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS), an annual survey of three million addresses, was fully implemented on a national basis starting in January 2005. ACS collects detailed information on the characteristics of population and housing in the United States and Puerto Rico, including counties in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. ArcNews Online
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Business Partners Creating
With the release of ArcGIS 9.2, ESRI's Business Partners have been working hard to create solutions that work on the 9.2 platform. Several partners had prototypes or beta versions of their applications to showcase at the Twenty-sixth Annual ESRI International User Conference. Some of the Business Partners and their applications are featured below and in the Winter 2006/2007 issue of ArcNews ArcNews Online
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Improving Efficiency
Prince William County is a rapidly growing county in northern Virginia within commuting distance of the nation's capital. The county has grown by more than 30 percent since 2000, with a current population in excess of 370,000. Prince William County is a desirable location with a highly educated workforce, nationally recognized schools, and professional business environment. The county is also rich in history and home to Civil War historic sites, such as the Manassas National Battlefield Park. Development on the county's natural and historic land reserves has increased, putting pressure on the county to support development in a manner consistent with its management and conservation goals. ArcNews Online
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Enterprise Resource Implementation
The City of Phoenix, Arizona (like its legendary namesake), has risen from the ashes of the ancient Hohokam Indian settlement to become the fifth largest city in the United States. It is one of the nation's three fastest-growing cities with a population of nearly 1.4 million anchoring a surrounding population base of 3.5 million. ArcNews Online
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ESRI Chile Established
Earlier this year, ESRI converted its software distributor in Chile (INCOM) into ESRI Chile S.A. This step will improve local support and service, as well as help expand the growth of GIS throughout the region. The company is strengthening its presence in existing markets, including government, mining, utilities, forestry, and education, and expanding into other areas, such as business, logistics, transportation, and infrastructure. ArcNews Online
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Newmont Mining Corporation
Newmont Mining Corporation, the second largest gold producer in the world, recently selected ESRI as its GIS software provider. The global enterprise license agreement will enable Newmont Mining to deploy ESRI's ArcGIS products in a GIS architecture that is open, scalable, and standards-based and that will integrate with and leverage existing Newmont Mining IT resources at its operations on five continents.

The ESRI global enterprise license replaces Newmont Mining's previous GIS, offering greater opportunity for more integrated and robust applications. ESRI products will allow the company to create distributed data repositories, which will replicate data from central servers. The company's data will be accessed via an intranet portal by a wide variety of employees from GIS professionals to casual users.
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GIS Automates Synchronization
Across the United States, government agencies are increasingly being asked to coordinate efforts with other government organizations. Much of this demand for collaboration is due to new emergency management practices that increasingly require agencies to share data. Since geographic information is an integral part of government processes, police and fire departments, for example, which have traditionally been slow to incorporate GIS into their workflows, are now implementing GIS technology and requesting access to geographic data from neighboring jurisdictions. ArcNews Online
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Empowering Forest Landowners
FORECON, Inc., a multidisciplinary forestry and natural resources management consulting firm headquartered in Falconer, New York, understands firsthand the complexities many of its clients—forest managers across the country—face in successfully managing large tracts of land. ArcNews Online
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Second Annual ESRI Asia-Pacific
The Second Annual ESRI Asia-Pacific User Conference will be held January 18–19, 2007, at the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi, India. The theme of the conference is GIS for Economic Development. The conference will bring together ESRI users in the Asia Pacific region to learn about the latest developments in ESRI's software and technologies and to share ideas, experiences, and best practices of GIS and its various applications in the Asia Pacific region. ArcNews Online
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ESRI's Education Industry
ESRI's Education Industry team—which covers primary and secondary (K–12) education, higher education (college and university), and informal education (youth clubs, museums, libraries, etc.)—is growing. The team has just added two new members who have been playing significant roles in GIS education for a decade or more already. ArcNews Online
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Geospatial Line of Business
Organizations are increasingly realizing the importance of having top-level managers who are dedicated to the enterprise-wide management of spatial data and the applications it supports. The federal government has played an important role in this trend with agencies like the United States Geological Survey (USGS) appointing Karen Siderelis as the first officially designated geographic information officer (GIO) in November 2000. (Siderelis is currently the USGS associate director for Geospatial Information.) ArcNews Online
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Spatially Enabling Service-Oriented
Organizations are becoming increasingly spatially literate and finding a greater need for open access to geospatial information and services. GIS technology has long been valued for enhancing communication and collaboration in decision making, effectively managing resources and assets, enhancing the efficiency of workflows, improving the accessibility of information, and generally offering tangible cost savings to organizations both large and small. In an effort to deliver geospatial information and functionality throughout an enterprise, organizations are choosing to extend their desktop GIS implementations with server-based GIS solutions that provide content and capabilities via Web services. ArcNews Online
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Streamlining Server Technology
ArcGIS 9.2 delivers a comprehensive Web-based GIS server that supports geographic data management, mapping, spatial analysis, editing, and other GIS functionality across distributed systems. To achieve this, ESRI has integrated ArcSDE technology into ArcGIS Server to provide a single product encompassing Web GIS technology and comprehensive data management technology (ArcSDE). ArcNews Online
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The Role of Tribal GIS
The Agua Caliente Indian Reservation takes pride in its lands. Tahquitz Canyon, California, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Indian Canyons contain the largest naturally occurring stand of California fan palms in the United States. All the tribal land canyons contain important biological and hydrological resources, sensitive plant and animal species, and are of cultural and historic importance to the Agua Caliente Tribe. GIS is put to many uses by the tribe in managing tribal lands and supporting programs. ArcNews Online
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Senator Kerrey Sees New
Bob Kerrey, former Nebraska senator and president of New York City's The New School, delivered the 26th Annual ESRI International User Conference keynote address. "You are making it possible for us to shape our world in ways that more closely resemble our highest aspirations," he told the audience. Kerrey became interested in geography while he was serving in the U.S. Navy. He said his geographic pursuits continued as he served on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence where he discovered GIS and never lost his "enthusiasm for the capacity of geography to enable human beings to make better choices." (See Bob Kerrey's complete keynote address.) ArcNews Online
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The Fourth R? Rethinking
When Ross Newkirk and I started a course in GIS at the University of Western Ontario in Canada in 1975, we hoped to introduce some of the students in the undergraduate geography program to a new kind of computer application, one that seemed to have enormous promise. Thirty years later, that promise has been realized in spades. ArcNews Online
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PLTS for ArcGIS—Mapping
ESRI's PLTS for ArcGIS—Mapping Agency Solution 9.2 software now includes the updated EuroGlobalMap, as well as the existing EuroRegionalMap models. The EuroGlobalMap and EuroRegionalMap production environment effectively satisfies the need for a contiguous and harmonized European spatial dataset, a key requirement of the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE) initiative. The goal of the initiative is to make it easier to access geographic information for formulating, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating European community policies. The INSPIRE initiative is a critical step in the development of the European Spatial Data Infrastructure (ESDI). ArcNews Online
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Conservation GeoPortal
Conservationists will soon have access to local and global data by means of an Internet geospatial metadata portal. As part of a collaborative effort within the conservation community, ESRI is building the infrastructure of the Conservation GeoPortal (www.conservationmaps.org). This GIS-enabled portal allows individuals, organizations, and governments with common goals for sustainable environments to share information to support environmental decision making and scientific understanding. ArcNews Online
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ArcWeb Services Integrate
Data is integral to every organization's decision-making process. Companies, agencies, and organizations collect data every day in various files and databases, such as point-of-sale data. Oftentimes, these data sources are then aggregated, analyzed, and distributed in report format, either digitally or in hard copy. For example, a retail franchise business may produce a report comparing the number of new stores opened this year to last year, while also providing the location of each new store. The report provides an understandable framework to help answer questions, such as: Have we opened enough new stores in the right locations this year to meet our goals? ArcNews Online
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Posthurricane Population
The United States population is growing, diversifying, working, and aging. All of this activity is dramatically altering the U.S. demographic landscape. These striking changes were revealed during the annual completion of ESRI's demographic data updates and projections. Based on demographic data update models that were completely revised due to the catastrophic 2005 hurricane season and the addition of comprehensive data from new sources, ESRI's 2006/2011 demographic data updates have significantly increased the level of accuracy. ESRI's data development team carefully reviewed and verified all of the data contained in the update. This comprehensive process ensures that ESRI will continue to provide the best demographic data in the marketplace ArcNews Online
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Colorado State Library
The Networking and Resource Sharing Unit of the Colorado State Library has worked with public libraries in Colorado to create GIS mapping projects that show the distribution of their library users in relation to geographic features, such as branch locations and book mobiles, since 2003. In 2005, mapping projects were created for five public libraries in Colorado. These projects allow the decision makers at the libraries to take a geospatial approach to understanding their community demographics, analyze library use patterns, explain statistical trends, and assist in making management decisions ArcNews Online
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GIS Takes Olympic Gold
While spectators remained firmly focused on the aspirations and performances of the athletes at Torino 2006, the XX Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy, the Organizing Committee worked nonstop behind the scenes to ensure that sporting events and related activities were conducted with clockwork precision. ArcNews Online
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Managing Increased Demand
Most of the challenges facing the City of Bend, Oregon, are the result of a situation most other cities would characterize as "a nice problem to have."

For the past few years, Bend has shown up on just about every "Best of" listing you can imagine. It's been recognized as one of America's best cities for doing business, as one of the best places to retire, even as one of the best places on the globe to eat. Recently, the city has been mentioned in Condé Nast Traveler, Golf Digest, Inc. magazine, and Money magazine for its scenic location; great weather; moderate cost of living; strong, diverse economy; and accessibility to every imaginable outdoor pursuit.
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U.S. Census 2010 Supported
Harris Corporation of Melbourne, Florida, has been selected by the U.S. Census Bureau as the system integrator and prime contractor for a $600 million, five-year program to develop and implement an automated system for field data collection. The Field Data Collection Automation (FDCA) program will support census field enumerators who will follow up and collect survey data from households that did not return their census forms. The field enumerators will be equipped with GPS-enabled mobile devices that will include ESRI's ArcPad software. ArcPad enables field personnel to capture and display geographic information in near real time. Its characteristics for performance, productivity, enterprise GIS integration, and customization make ArcPad an ideal solution for the FDCA project. ArcNews Online
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2005 American Community
The Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS), an annual survey of three million addresses, was fully implemented on a national basis starting in January 2005. ACS collects detailed information on the characteristics of population and housing in the United States and Puerto Rico, including counties in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. ArcNews Online
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Spatially Enabling Service-Oriented
Organizations are becoming increasingly spatially literate and finding a greater need for open access to geospatial information and services. GIS technology has long been valued for enhancing communication and collaboration in decision making, effectively managing resources and assets, enhancing the efficiency of workflows, improving the accessibility of information, and generally offering tangible cost savings to organizations both large and small. In an effort to deliver geospatial information and functionality throughout an enterprise, organizations are choosing to extend their desktop GIS implementations with server-based GIS solutions that provide content and capabilities via Web services. ArcNews Online
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Streamlining Server Technology
ArcGIS 9.2 delivers a comprehensive Web-based GIS server that supports geographic data management, mapping, spatial analysis, editing, and other GIS functionality across distributed systems. To achieve this, ESRI has integrated ArcSDE technology into ArcGIS Server to provide a single product encompassing Web GIS technology and comprehensive data management technology (ArcSDE). ArcNews Online
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Remote-Sensing Industry
The future of geospatial technologies is looking better than ever. In a comprehensive review of the international remote-sensing market for aerial and spaceborne sensors and associated geospatial technologies, growth of the industry over the next decade looks strong, with the Satellite sector expecting large demand internationally and the Aerial Digital sector predicting the highest revenue growth of all the sectors worldwide. ArcNews Online
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GIS Hero Susan Minnemeyer
This article is part of an ongoing series honoring individuals who have made a difference in the world by applying a GIS solution to challenges or needs within conservation or their communities. Since these unique individuals have been selected for their innovations or special achievements in a particular field, the series is appropriately named GIS Heroes. ESRI recognizes Susan Minnemeyer as a GIS hero. Minnemeyer is the GIS laboratory manager for Global Forest Watch, an initiative of the World Resources Institute (WRI). Since joining WRI in 1999, Minnemeyer has coordinated and worked on GIS projects that have served to promote the protection and conservation of forests around the planet. ArcNews Online
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Quality, Time to Market
Rand McNally & Company, one of the premier cartographic publishers, creates tools to discover, map, and navigate the world. From America's number-one-selling Road Atlas, the Thomas Guide, and Goode's World Atlas to StreetFinder Wireless for wireless phones and IntelliRoute commercial trucking software, Rand McNally is a leader in the mapping, routing, geographic reference, and trip-planning tool marketplace. Rand McNally's products can be found in more than 50,000 retail outlets, and its maps, globes, and other educational products are widely considered to be the standard for classrooms nationwide. ArcNews Online
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OMB Requests New GIOs
Organizations are increasingly realizing the importance of having top-level managers who are dedicated to the enterprise-wide management of spatial data and the applications it supports. The federal government has played an important role in this trend with agencies like the United States Geological Survey (USGS) appointing Karen Siderelis as the first officially designated geographic information officer (GIO) in November 2000. (Siderelis is currently the USGS associate director for Geospatial Information.) ArcNews Online
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A Multidisciplinary Approach
Bishop's Stortford College was founded in 1868 in the ancient English market town of Bishop's Stortford, about 30 miles north of London. The coeducational institution has an enrollment of approximately 1,000 students that range in age from 4 to 18 years old. Geography classes are offered to students at Bishop's Stortford throughout their entire academic career at the school. In 2003, geography teacher Peter O'Connor completed a yearlong course in GIS, accredited by the United Kingdom's Qualification and Curriculum Authority. ArcNews Online
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4-H and GIS—A Combination
The image of 4-H youth showing cows, plows, and sows at the local county fair has grown to include 21st century cutting-edge technologies. A typical youth 4-H project today could very well involve youth learning life skills in GIS, GPS, remote sensors, emergency readiness, movie making, food engineering, sports science, Flash animation, robotics, and engineering. ArcNews Online
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ESRI's 2006/2011 U.S.
Populations usually move when area conditions change, improve, or decline. This is particularly true during catastrophic events such as the mass out-migrations that occurred in the Gulf Coast region during the 2005 hurricane season. Economic and social changes tend to occur gradually, which facilitates demographic data forecasting. ArcNews Online
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ArcPad_5.1
ArcPad downloads an image or map layer via wireless technology. ArcPad can act as a client to ArcIMS, ESRI's Internet Mapping and GIS software ArcPad software
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Creating Three-Dimensional
Feature Article By Patrick J. Kennelly, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology ArcUser Magazine
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Extend Crime Analysis
Featured Article By Lauren Scott and Nathan Warmerdam

Crime mapping using traditional GIS analysis techniques has been helping law enforcement agencies track crime incidents and produce density maps showing overall crime patterns. With improvements in the availability and quality of crime data in digital format and more robust GIS software, police departments have expanded the use of GIS. They are using spatial data analysis to assess crime patterns, optimize resource allocation, and improve emergency call response. The spatial statistics tools in ArcGIS enhance spatial data analysis of crime data by supplying tools that use statistical methods designed specifically for use with spatial data. This article describes how the Hot Spot Analysis, Mean Center, Linear Directional Mean, and Standard Deviational Ellipse tools, available at all license levels, can be used for more sophisticated types of crime analysis.

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Timing is Everything:
Feature Article By Mark Harley, Geographic Data Technology, Inc. ArcUser Magazine
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Virtual Campus 101: A
Featured Article By Suzanne Gross and Patrick J. Kennelly.

The C.W. Post College of Long Island University is a 307-acre campus located 25 miles east of Manhattan in the town of Brookville, New York. This article documents the cyber-groundbreaking of the C.W. Post campus. The Department of Earth and Environmental Science has begun building a three-dimensional model of the campus. The project is not a completed virtual world, but it is a work in progress that will provide a framework for encouraging the campus community to interact and learn about GIS.

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Down-to-Earth Approach
Feature Article By Monica Pratt, ArcUser Editor ArcUser Magazine
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Dealing with Data Distribution
Featured Article By Christopher Thomas, Government Solutions Industry Manager.

Sooner or later, every GIS manager gets a request to provide GIS data to a consultant or third party. On the surface this seems like a simple and straightforward request, but in reality it is fairly compplex issue. This artcile gives great practical advice in dealing with this issue.

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Water Main Shutdown Application
Feature Article By Jennifer Coate, Project Manager for Weston Solutions, Inc. ArcUser Magazine
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Spatial Analysis Optimizes
Featured Article By Allen Hightower, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

International organizations that provide aid to poor, sick, and vulnerable people in underdeveloped nations often struggle with a serious ethical question. In a world in which resources are insufficient to help everyone, will assistance given to one group negatively impact other groups?

CDC teams mapped one village per day and collected location and attribute data for features relating to malaria and other health studies.

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Understanding Dynamic
Feature Article By Cadkin, ESRI Technical Industry Marketing Specialist ArcUser Online
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Data Sharing With ArcIMS
Feature Article By Kent Anness, GIS Manager for the Kentucky Water Resource Information System ArcUser Online
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Managing Enterprise Land
Feature Article By Michael F. Tepera and Todd Buehlman ArcUser Online
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USGS National Oil and
Feature Article By Laura R.H. Biewick, Gregory L. Gunther, and Christopher C. Skinner, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, Colorado ArcUser Online
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GIS Assists Public Health
Feature Articles By Dr. Scott Anderson, Col. Kalyanee Torugsa, Col. Sorachai Nitayapan, Lt. Col. Arthur Brown, and Maj. Gen. Suebpong Sangkharomya ArcUser Online
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Empowering the Organization
ArcGIS software provides users of all GIS skill levels with access to nearly the entire range of GIS functionality. However, the ability to utilize this functionality depends equally on users having direct access to required GIS data and the means to collect or update spatial data in the field. When data access and spatial data collection are available throughout an entire organization, all GIS users can actively participate in the management, collection, and analysis of geographic information. ArcUser Online
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Automating Road System
The Department of Public Works—Transportation/Traffic Division is responsible for maintaining more than 2,600 miles of road in a county that covers more than 20,000 square miles. In addition, the Traffic Division is required to annually provide the Controller for the State of California, through the State Department of Transportation, the total road mileage for the County Maintained Road System (CMRS) per section 2121 of the California Street and Highway Code. ArcUser Online
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Adding Another Dimension
In the City of Vienna, Austria, three-dimensional geoinformation is being used for noise protection and city planning tasks and for managing the underground train system. Ideally, this information should be shared with the city's GIS users. For this reason, the City of Vienna began moving its existing geodata into a database that manages a three-dimensional city model. This data will be regularly updated and made available to ArcGIS users. The surveying department, as the central service agency for all survey-related inquiries, has taken over the task of maintaining the city model. ArcUser Online
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Sharing Data Between
Sharing data between CAD and GIS formats is a common data interoperability challenge for ArcGIS users. This tutorial demonstrates advanced techniques for moving data to and from a CAD environment using the data model transformation capabilities available with the ArcGIS Data Interoperability extension. ArcUser Online
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Spatial Madness (ArcUser
Since the participants in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament and the game results are part of historical public record, this study used a previously compiled database that can be found at the HoopsTournament.net Web site. This spreadsheet-style Microsoft Access database contains a great deal of relevant information about each game from 1939 to 2005. The database was normalized, producing additional tables, such as Locations and Teams, that are related to the primary Games table. Each table included the city and state of each school or game location. ArcUser Online
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Going Beyond the Physical
Featured Paper by Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr.

Over the last decade, GIS has made huge strides in providing spatial information for national and local governments, companies, universities, and individuals worldwide and has guided much decision making. In Jamaica, GIS has been used to map land parcels, roads, terrain, vegetation cover, and other important data used to manage the island's natural and man-made resources. Different government departments have adopted GIS, which now forms an integral part of many of their operations.
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Going Beyond the Physical
Over the last decade, GIS has made huge strides in providing spatial information for national and local governments, companies, universities, and individuals worldwide and has guided much decision making. In Jamaica, GIS has been used to map land parcels, roads, terrain, vegetation cover, and other important data used to manage the island's natural and man-made resources. Different government departments have adopted GIS, which now forms an integral part of many of their operations ArcUser Online
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A Symbiotic Relationship
More than 400 surveyors convened for the 2006 Survey and GIS Summit at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, from August 5 to 8 to discuss what is new, what is changing, and what is in store for the future of surveying and GIS.

This year's summit focused on the intrinsic relationship between surveyors and those, such as GIS professionals, who rely on spatial data. "We're going to talk about the successes that surveyors have had with GIS and the new things that GIS has to offer surveyors; but most important, we're going to talk about what surveyors have to offer GIS," said Brent Jones, ESRI surveying industry solutions manager, as he kicked off the Summit's Plenary Session. Jones' sentiments echoed throughout the summit as surveyors dove into the newest GIS technology and explored their role in the evolving GIS field.
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Spatial Thinking, Education,
Featured Paper by By Ann B. Johnson

A U.S. National Research Council report published in 2005 stressed the importance of spatial thinking in science and the workplace. The report, Learning to Think Spatially: GIS as a Support System in the K–12 Curriculum, focuses on K–12 education and recommends integrating spatial thinking into the existing K–12 curriculum

The report also mentions GIS technology's possible use in helping students develop spatial thinking skills. The use of GIS for such an outcome is not limited to K–12 education. GIS can also play an important role in undergraduate education. GIS is a teaching tool that faculty can use to help students visualize complex spatial relationships in many disciplines. GIS is a learning tool that helps students learn by a different method about subjects such as history and geology. Finally, GIS is a critical thinking tool that helps students learn methodologies to carry out and test hypotheses of research projects based on real-world problems that incorporate real-world data.
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Handling Flood Panel
Approximately five years ago, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) embarked on the Map Modernization Project to convert paper Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) to GIS-based Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRM). ArcUser Online
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Add Custom Commands and
As part of the evolution of ESRI products, users tell ESRI what additional functionality they want in the next release of the software. In the past, clients could purchase ESRI object code and develop specific functionality, but this was not an affordable option for everyone. With the adoption of object-oriented architecture, users are now able to use any COM-compliant programming language to modify ESRI software. ArcUser Online
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Divide and Conquer: ArcMap
This is the third in a series of tips and tricks articles on editing in ArcMap. ArcGIS at the ArcEditor or ArcInfo license level is required for these operations. This article will help make editing sessions more productive by supplying information on dividing features, changing XY coordinates for features, and working with more complex features. The material is presented as a series of challenges and solutions. See the accompanying table for an overview of the content. ArcUser Online
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Getting to We (ArcUser Online)
The ultimate dream of almost every GIS manager I have ever spoken with revolves around the notion of developing an organization-wide or enterprise GIS program. Throughout my career, I have always enjoyed following the progress of the GIS managers I have met. I like to see how they are doing and what steps they are taking to reach their goals. ArcUser Online
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Designing Service-Oriented
Technology has made it easier to access, manipulate, and exploit spatial data. Consequently, a more sophisticated spatial awareness has developed among users, resulting in growing dependence on people and organizations for spatial data. This translates to diverse and changing user requirements. This presents a challenge for any supplier. ArcUser Online
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Understanding Cursors
Featured Paper by By Eric Pimpler

When you hear the term cursor, what comes to mind? Is it the symbol on a screen that shows where the next input activity will take place? In ArcObjects, a cursor refers to a subset of records that is obtained by applying an attribute and/or spatial query on a feature class or table. This subset of records is held in memory rather than visually displayed. Do not confuse cursors with selection sets. Selection objects are used to display the currently selected features or rows in the ArcMap display, while cursors are not used for display purposes.
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A Fun Way to Promote
Which country is the largest consumer of oil? Can you name the world's most spoken primary language? What is the current U.S. population? These and other questions were posed by the 2006 National Geographic–Roper Survey of Geographic Literacy, designed to test the geographic knowledge of a randomly selected sample of 18- to 24-year-old students representing the target group across the Unitd States. The results highlighted the limited geographic knowledge young Americans possess. ArcUser Online
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Take Advantage of the
Many new features and enhancements in ArcGIS 9.2 focus on improving productivity. In this release, tables are easier to work with and maps now have better navigation, improved map display, and shortcuts that let users investigate map data more efficiently. Specific shortcuts have been added for frequently used ArcMap tools such as the Edit and Sketch tools. The accompanying quick reference sheet lists some of the most useful time-saving tips and shortcuts for ArcGIS 9.2, grouped by tool or software component. It was designed to be torn out. ArcUser Online
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Defining the Geospatial
From in-car navigation systems to the depictions of glitzy satellite image-driven military applications in television shows and movies, the public has become acutely aware of the power of geospatial technologies, even if its understanding is not profound ArcUser Online
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Got It Covered (ArcUser
Throughout much of the United States, the Insurance Services Office (ISO) maps fire station locations and measures response capabilities based on transportation systems, equipment, personnel, and other factors. It assesses and reports on the level of protection provided to member insurers. The following exercise uses the new ArcGIS Network Analyst 9.2 extension to map and model time- and distance-based response around existing and proposed fire stations throughout King County Fire District 37. The exercise maps 1.5 mile ISO fire hydrant deployment, five-minute distribution, eight-minute concentration, and optimal time-based response for all stations. ArcUser Online
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Developing a GIS Curriculum
Academic research has driven both the development and use of GIS and related geospatial technologies in many workforce domains. Courses and programs at universities in geographic Relationship between experience, domain knowledge, and types of GIS users information science and technology (GI S&T) have increased rapidly as the demand from industry has grown ArcUser Online
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Do the Right Thing with
Managers sometimes have a funny way of providing direction. I don't think managers mean to be vague, but I know I have presented ideas to my staff and assumed they knew what I was talking about. Afterwards, I would scratch my head and wonder why I received such strange looks from them. When I think about those looks, I reflect on how important it is for managers to remember what it was like moving through the ranks and take advantage of mentoring opportunities. ArcUser Online
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Making a Huge Difference
For the 26th year, GIS professionals from around the world met to share knowledge and experience and build relationships at the 2006 ESRI International User Conference in San Diego, California, held August 7–11. ArcUser Online
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World Spatial Metadata
World Spatial Metadata Standards, edited by Harold Moellering, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, represents years of work by the International Cartographic Association (ICA) Spatial Data Standards Commission during the 1995–2003 ICA cycles. Parts one and two describe the spatial metadata activities happening in Africa/Middle East, Asia/Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America, and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) community. Part three provides the broader context and description of the milieu in which these standards operate so that the reader can more easily understand the scientific and technical framework from which a particular standard has emerged. The third section is a complete listing of all three levels of scientific and technical characteristics and their meanings, which are included in the book's set of definitions of metadata terms. ArcUser Online
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Mapping, Modeling, Simulation
Transportation is all about geography. It is moving people and goods from one place to another. According to the United States Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Statistics, transportation goods and services were responsible for more than 10 percent of the gross domestic product in the United States in 2002. Transportation drives employment, whether it be manufacturing, driving vehicles, or maintaining the infrastructure on which these vehicles operate. One of seven jobs in the United States is transportation related. ArcUser Online
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ArcMap editing techniques
Featured Paper by Colin Childs

This is the third in a series of tips and tricks articles on editing in ArcMap. ArcGIS at the ArcEditor or ArcInfo license level is required for these operations. This article will help make editing sessions more productive by supplying information on dividing features, changing XY coordinates for features, and working with more complex features. The material is presented as a series of challenges and solutions. See the accompanying table for an overview of the content.
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Modeling GPS Data Captured
This tutorial replicates part of the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) Air Operations (Air Ops) data processing workflow. It demonstrates how to use rapidly calculated longitude and latitude values for flight path points, convert selected points into a closed polygon, and calculate perimeter and area for a selected flight polygon using ArcGIS 9.1 and a third-party ArcGIS extension, XTools Pro. ArcUser Online
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ArcMap editing techniques
This is the third in a series of tips and tricks articles on editing in ArcMap. ArcGIS at the ArcEditor or ArcInfo license level is required for these operations. This article will help make editing sessions more productive by supplying information on dividing features, changing XY coordinates for features, and working with more complex features. The material is presented as a series of challenges and solutions. See the accompanying table for an overview of the content. ArcUser Online
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Measuring the Economics
Biomass resources in the southern United States, such as urban wood waste, forest residues, forest thinnings, and others, can be used to generate renewable energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve forest health, and provide economic benefits to rural communities. ArcUser Online
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Spatial Thinking, Education,
Featured Paper by Ann B. Johnson

A U.S. National Research Council report published in 2005 stressed the importance of spatial thinking in science and the workplace. The report, Learning to Think Spatially: GIS as a Support System in the K–12 Curriculum, focuses on K–12 education and recommends integrating spatial thinking into the existing K–12 curriculum.
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New Media reach a larger
The rapidly evolving world of geospatial technologies encompasses a broad, interdisciplinary breadth of hardware, software, and data. This breadth makes providing current information on all of the directions and projects in this world difficult at best and, at worst, resigns much of this information to gray literature [i.e., publications produced by government, academia, business, and industry organizations that are not primarily in the business of publishing] and the recesses of the Internet. However, since early 2005, a new method of distributing information from many areas related to geospatial technologies has emerged to support the dissemination of current information through a group of technologies referred to as New Media. New Media encompass many technologies that have been available for some time in formats such as weblogs (blogs) and forums and newer distribution methods such as podcasts. ArcUser Online
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Fostering Geospatial
The National Center for Agriscience and Technology Education (AgrowKnowledge) helps its partners prepare students to use emerging technologies, including GIS, in careers in areas such as precision agriculture, biotechnology, alternative energy production, natural resource management, and nutritious food production. As part of this mission, AgrowKnowledge sponsors a variety of workshops, conferences, and studies that foster faculty development, capacity building, and curriculum development. ArcUser Online
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Migrating ArcView 3.x
Networks are an integral part of our daily lives. We drive cars from home to work on a street network. We cook our dinner with natural gas or electricity that is delivered through networks of utility lines. We catch up on the news and send e-mail through the Internet, the largest wide area network ArcUser Online
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Understanding Cursors
Featured Paper by Eric Pimpler

When you hear the term cursor, what comes to mind? Is it the symbol on a screen that shows where the next input activity will take place? In ArcObjects, a cursor refers to a subset of records that is obtained by applying an attribute and/or spatial query on a feature class or table. This subset of records is held in memory rather than visually displayed. Do not confuse cursors with selection sets. Selection objects are used to display the currently selected features or rows in the ArcMap display, while cursors are not used for display purposes.
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Training First Responders(ArcUser
The events surrounding the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., in 2001 and, more recently, the effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita have clearly demonstrated the need for geospatial skills in emergency response and planning communities at the national level. ArcUser Online
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MapPros! A new Web site
What do you want to do when you grow up? We've all faced that question at various points in our lives, but we didn't always have much information or experience to help us answer it. MapPros!, a new Web site (www.geospatialcareers.net) targeted at high school and college students, gives students an opportunity to explore some of the many career options available for those with skills in geospatial technologies. The site features profiles of professionals who use GIS, GPS, and/or remote sensing in their jobs and students who are developing skills in these technologies. It also includes a trivia quiz and links to career resources. ArcUser Online
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Heading Off Water Pollution
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) has launched a major program called Only Rain Down the Drain that seeks to reduce these pollutants at their sources through a series of public outreach, inspection, and monitoring initiatives. Educating residents on the importance of keeping contaminants out of the storm water system is a key aspect of the program that SFPUC coordinates and implements using mobile GIS technology. ArcUser Online
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Evaluating HIV/AIDS Programs(ArcUser
Monitoring and evaluating are key components of social development programs. Each year more than $300 billion is spent by developing countries, international agencies, and developed nations on these programs. While social development programs have clear goals, evidence documenting their progress, impact, and outcomes is lacking. Some researchers have stated that "we are facing an evaluation gap" (Savedoff, Levine, and Birdsall 2006). ArcUser Online
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Dynamically Process and
Geospatial imagery is the fundamental base of many geographic information and mapping systems. The quantity of available imagery is growing exponentially from sources such as scanned aerial films, digital cameras, satellite imagery, scanned maps, and digital terrain models. ArcUser Online
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Mapping, Modeling, Simulation
Transportation is all about geography. It is moving people and goods from one place to another. According to the United States Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Statistics, transportation goods and services were responsible for more than 10 percent of the gross domestic product in the United States in 2002. Transportation drives employment, whether it be manufacturing, driving vehicles, or maintaining the infrastructure on which these vehicles operate. One of seven jobs in the United States is transportation related. ArcUser Online
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The Next Level (ArcUser
EdUC provides resources that help educators improve students' geospatial knowledge The 2006 ESRI Education User Conference (EdUC) brought school teachers, college and university instructors, school administrators, community leaders, librarians, and museum professionals together to learn about new technologies and the latest developments in geospatial education. The event took place August 5–8, in San Diego, California, running concurrently with the ESRI International User Conference. More than 500 attendees from 46 states and 22 countries gathered to exchange ideas and learn about the politics, solutions, and developments in their field. ArcUser Online
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Version 2.0 Beta of the
This is version 2.0 Beta of the DOOGIS system connected to a spatial data server written in Smalltalk. This version demonstrates the basic capabilities needed to provide typical GIS functionality such as zooming, panning, and getting information via the World Wide Web. Object-oriented GIS GeoViewer is also available from this site. Argonne National Laboratory, Decision and Information Sciences Division
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ASCII Grid Reader for ArcGIS

The ARIS ASCII Grid Reader adds native support for ESRI ASCII Grids and some non-ESRI ASCII Grids to ArcMap and ArcCatalog. So this tool does not convert ASCII Grid files but reads them directly as an ArcGIS image.

ASCII Grid Reader makes it possible to preview ASCII Grids directly and without conversion in ArcCatalog, and to use them in ArcMap. All the usual raster operations in ArcMap (for example the Raster Calculator) can then be applied to the ASCII Grid.

No temporary files are created, whereas a conversion always produces a new file on the hard disk, which needs to be cleaned up after some time. Floating-point and integer type ASCII Grids are recognized automatically, whereas ArcToolbox creates a floating-point raster by default, unless explicitly specified by the user. An important difference between floating-point and integer type rasters is that a Unique Value Classification is available for integer rasters.

When an ArcGIS projection file (.prj) is placed next to the ASCII grid with the same name but different extension (e.g. world.grd and world.prj), the projection information is passed automatically to ArcCatalog and ArcMap.

ARIS ASCII Grid Reader calculates automatically MIN and MAX values in order to display the grid in the applicable range.

ASCII Grid Reader recognizes the following file extensions:

  • .agr
  • .aig
  • .asc
  • .grd

New features
The ARIS ASCII Grid Reader for ArcMap 10 has some exciting new features to support also some non-ESRI ASCII Grids:

  • Non-square cell size by using keywords XCELLSIZE and YCELLSIZE
  • Non-square cell size by using keywords XDIM and YDIM
  • Non-numeric Nodata value like "NULL", "NA", "mv", "!", "-"
  • Any order of the keywords in the header

Requirements
Required is one of the following ArcGIS 9.3, ArcGIS 9.3.1, ArcGIS 10.0, ArcGIS 10.1 or ArcGIS 10.2 licenses:

  • ArcView / ArcGIS for Desktop Basic
  • ArcEditor / ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced
  • ArcInfo / ArcGIS for Desktop Enterprise

The Spatial Analyst extension is not required.

Available as 5-day trial version.

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GRID Editor for ArcMap

ARIS GRID Editor for ArcMap is designed to easily edit ESRI GRID datasets in ArcMap. For instance, one can change the value of a single cell, or change the value of more cells by sketching in the map.
The extension combines image editor drawing tools with the possibilities of ArcMap. This creates some advantages above the default ArcMap functionality. In ArcMap it's possible to draw graphics but these are not saved in the underlying geodataset. The GRID Editor saves the drawings directly in the edit grid by changing the cell values. The ARIS GRID Editor works without need of any extra ArcMap extensions (no need of Spatial Analyst).

Drawing tools
ARIS GRID Editor adds a toolbar to ArcMap. This toolbar provides a set of tools to change the value of one or more cells. With these tools it is possible to:

  • draw a free line (pencil), subject to pen size
  • draw straight lines from one point to another, subject to pen size
  • draw a solid polygon
  • change the value/color of a zone of cells with identical values (paintcan)
  • recover the original value of individual cells, subject to pen size
  • replace one value with another value in the entire grid (value replacer)
  • create a selection area in the map to limit the working area for the above operations (edit area)

With the ARIS GRID Editor grid layers in an active dataframe in ArcMap can be edited. After starting an edit session the legend of the selected layer is shown in a dockable window. Here a value can be chosen to assign to the selected cells during editing.

Possible uses
One possible use of the ARIS GRID Editor is to correct errors in an existing GRID. For example, when a GRID is input for a model, NODATA cells and wrong cell values at the edges of the GRID can cause the model to create wrong output data. With the ARIS GRID Editor these cell values can simply be modified.

The ARIS GRID Editor can also be used as a sketch tool. The GRID Editor can be used to interactively design plans, which can be processed and evaluated with Spatial Analyst tools immediately.

Requirements
Required is one of the following ArcGIS 10.0, ArcGIS 10.1 or ArcGIS 10.2 licenses:

  • ArcView / ArcGIS for Desktop Basic
  • ArcEditor / ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced
  • ArcInfo / ArcGIS for Desktop Enterprise

The Spatial Analyst extension is not required.

Available as 5-day trial version.

Version for ArcGIS 9.2 / 9.3 / 9.3.1 still available.

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Multi Data View for ArcMap

With the Multi Data View for ArcMap up to three extra Data Views can be created. In each Data View a copy is made of the current map with all its layers. By default, the Data View is synchronized with the main map. This means that the mapextent in the Data View follows the extent in the main map. By setting the Data View non-synchronized, the mapextent in the Data View can be frozen. In a synchronized as well as in a non-synchronized Data View the mapextent can be changed independently of the main map. Additionally in each Data View a selection of the layers can be displayed.

New in the current version of Multi Data View is the synchronization of the symbology and support for more than one Data Frame. One can now choose to synchronize:

  • the layers with the main map
  • the layers and symbology with the main map
  • nothing

The active Data Frame will be used for a Data View at the time of creation. This way you can have more than one Data View open with one Data View showing data from one Data Frame and another Data View showing data from another Data at the same time!

New in the current version of Multi Data View is the ability to show the cursor pointer in all views.

The ARIS Multi Data View adds a command to ArcMap.

Required is one of the following ArcGIS 9.2 or 9.3 licenses:

  • ArcView
  • ArcEditor
  • ArcInfo

Available is a 5-day trial version.

ARIS B.V.
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ARIS Geodata Browser

The ARIS geodata browser is a dockable window with a geodata browser for adding data to ArcMap.

The ARIS geodata browser is a tool for ArcMap to add data from a dockable window. The ARIS geodata browser can be used as a replacement or in addition to the default ArcMap "Add Data" button.

With the ARIS geodata browser a fast explorer-like search is performed. It's possible to browse for specific datatypes like:

  • Shapefiles
  • ArcMap layer files
  • CAD datasets (dxf, dwg, dgn)
  • Coverages
  • ESRI Grids
  • Images (jpeg, bmp, tiff, gif, ...)
  • Personal Geodatabases
  • File Geodatabase
  • Data through Spatial Database Connection
  • TINs
  • PC Arc/Info coverages

This dockable window can stay visible while working in ArcMap. Adding data is easy by using the "Add to map" context-menu option or by double clicking the dataset.

The ARIS geodata browser dockable window is opened and closed by a button in ArcMap. The state of the treeview (expanding of folders) is saved when closing the dockable window within one ArcMap session.

Required is one of the following ArcGIS 9.2 or 9.3 licenses:

  • ArcView
  • ArcEditor
  • ArcInfo

Interested? You can download a fully functional, 5-day trial version

ARIS B.V.
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Considering Network Demand
Featured Paper By Konstantinos Evangelidis, Panagiotis Papaioannou & Demetrios Panayotakopoulos

This paper will attempt to contribute to GIS Transportation Data Modeling by considering transport demand related issues. A great deal of information related to UTPS models as well as any kind of submodels involved in managing transport demand (gravity models, logit models, residential models, multiple regression models etc.) could be exchanged with GIS transport-related applications. Identifying this kind of data exchange may lead to refining existing transportation data model design. In this respect, EMME/2, an interactive-graphic state-of-the-art multimodal urban transportation planning system used by numerous transportation authorities worldwide as well as by the Athens Metro Authority in Greece, has been employed as a reference example to provide valuable experience toward this direction.

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki-Civil Engineering
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A Proposed Intelligent
Featured Paper By Abdul Ahmed & Adnan Saad, PhD, P.E.

The sequential nature of the process used in floodplain map revisions including technical reviews, "regulation specific" reviews and map re-delineations is examined in the light of efficiency and quality control. The current process is in contradiction to long term objectives of map modernization and automation. The paper will identify common and relatable characteristics of the floodplain regulations to modeling data and mapping. These characteristics were then structured to formulate an automated map review protocol in the form of an extendable GIS System that ensures quality and efficiency of map revision. This is an intelligent, GIS enabled protocol that substantially improves efficiency of processing, improves requester understanding of NFIP process and thereby abridges the progression of revision process from request to approval. The System also eliminates or minimizes erroneous interpretation while maintaining sound engineering judgment through interactive tools that enable the reviewer and requester to directly work out specific revision.

Arizona State University Graduate Research Fellow
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Satellite Mallard Tracking
Featured Paper By Hanna Ford, Brian Culpepper & Robert James

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) Satellite Mallard Tracking program allows biologist to collect valuable information relating to migration routes and breeding locations of mallards in the Mississippi Flyway, while also providing a new, exciting way for the public to be involved in waterfowl management. Mallard ducks are captured in Arkansas during February and March and are fitted with a Platform Type Transmitter (PTT). These PTTs acquire and transmit locations according to pre-programmed intervals. These location transmissions are processed and reliable locations are automatically posted to an IMS site where users may track the ducks as they migrate. This paper will disseminate the paths taken to get the AGFC Satellite Mallards off the ground.

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
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Herding Cats! GIS Coordination
Featured Paper By Tracy Moy

Can you imagine trying to herd cats? Just as cats sometimes have a mindset of their own, so do most of the GIS users in our organization and probably yours! The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission is responsible for managing the fish and wildlife resources of the state. The GIS users of the agency represent professionals from many disciplines. In addition to the varied scope of work carried out at the commission, users are spread geographically across the entire state. The level of technical mastery of these users also varies greatly. These factors and others contribute toward increasing the difficulty of managing, tracking and coordinating GIS projects within the agency. This paper will serve as a discussion of the issues associated with coordination efforts and will offer suggestions on how to deal with the issues that occur in a large enterprise setting.

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
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Tracking Development
Featured paper by Justin Clarke and Russell Banks. Arlington County Virginia has worked with ArcView, ArcGIS, and MapObjects IMS to bring its periodic publication, Development in the Metro Corridors, to the Internet, creating an interactive map of all buildings built within the County's intensively developed metro rail corridors. The goal of this project is to share geographic development data, traditionally stored in the planning offices, throughout the County and with the public as an additional component of Arlington's own "geography network." Interdepartmental work teams have been organized to maintain this important source of information for site plan review, economic development, citizen input, and even three-dimensional modeling projects. Arlington County Community Housing, Planning and Development
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Men2DXF
Bidirectional translator between Mentor's Board Station and AutoCAD DXF formats Artwork Conversion Software, Inc.
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Michael Dager, Chief

Michael Dager Chief Executive Officer
Michael Dager joined Arxan as Chief Executive Officer in July 2006. He has led the company in successfully commercializing Arxan's software protection technology by hiring a new senior commercially savvy management team, expanding engineering by 121 percent, and investing in commercial sales, marketing and go-to-market people and programs. Mr. Dager's efforts have resulted in revenue growth of 146 percent from 2006, tripling the customer base, attracting $13 million in Series C funding for future growth, and creating a clear path to profitability. The CEO has more than 22 years experience in senior level positions at leading companies in the software, security and electronics fields and holds a track record of bringing innovative technologies to market that stimulate business growth and yield profitable revenues.
Arxan
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Michael Dager, Chief

Michael Dager Chief Executive Officer
Michael Dager joined Arxan as Chief Executive Officer in July 2006. He has led the company in successfully commercializing Arxan's software protection technology by hiring a new senior commercially savvy management team, expanding engineering by 121 percent, and investing in commercial sales, marketing and go-to-market people and programs. Mr. Dager's efforts have resulted in revenue growth of 146 percent from 2006, tripling the customer base, attracting $13 million in Series C funding for future growth, and creating a clear path to profitability. The CEO has more than 22 years experience in senior level positions at leading companies in the software, security and electronics fields and holds a track record of bringing innovative technologies to market that stimulate business growth and yield profitable revenues.
Arxan
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PKUNZIP
PkUnzip for DOS & UNIX ASCENT SOLUTIONS Inc.
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Leveraging the Enterprise
Featured Paper by Alison Price McGinnis, Megan Heckert, Thomas Stankiewicz

The Philadelphia Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has developed a web-based, geospatially enabled Firearms Analysis System (FAS) that has been integrated with the Philadelphia Police Department's (PPD) crime analysis and mapping tools.
ASE
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Prospects of Real Time
Featured Paper by Kamble Baburao Dashrath, Savane Archana Baburao

Precision Agriculture is the application of technologies and principles to manage spatial and temporal variability associated with all aspects of agricultural production for improving production and environmental quality. The success in precision agriculture depends on the accurate assessment of the variability, its management and evaluation in space-time continuum in crop production.. Thus Precision agriculture continues to dominate the future of farming as several research agencies bring their satellite equipment to the fields.
Asian Institute of Technology
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Asvaco Company Presentation
Asvaco Assessment and Pre-Planning Software Asvaco
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Atlapedia_Online
Atlapedia Online contains full color physical and political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world Atlapedia Online
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AtlasMobile SDK
AtlasMobile™ SDK is a rich development package designed for mobile applications developers; it is a client side J2ME™ based set of classes, which implements a variety of mapping and location capabilities. AtlasCT
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AtlasWeb SDK
The AtlasWeb SDK is a rich development package designed for web developers; it is a client side, JavaScript based, set of routines which implement a large variety of GIS and mapping capabilities. AtlasCT
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AtlasNet
AtlasNET™ is an Internet map server that provides mapping capabilities via HTTP. The product is available as a stand-alone server for website mapping applications or as a remote server optimized to supply fast and extensive API for application developers in the mobile and LBS market. AtlasCT
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How Are Title Insurance
Featured Paper By John Sayers

When you think of GIS, Title Insurance isn't the first thing that comes to mind. However, many title offices are finding GIS is just what they need to help with their mapping and document management needs. Title plants, data centers that process thousands of land records each day, have found several uses for GIS. Adding GIS is a cost effective way to increase productivity: it has a huge impact on their tedious workflow, and they are able to reduce the need for overseas outsourcing. In this presentation we'll offer insights into how title insurance companies are benefiting from GIS technology.

Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund, Inc.
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AutoCAD Map 3D and Autodesk
With open data standards, CAD integration, and a shared API, AutoCAD® Map 3D and Autodesk MapGuide® Enterprise software products streamline workflows and maximize the value of geospatial data seamlessly—from the desktop to the Web. Autodesk
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Autodesk DWF Viewer
Use the DWF™ file format to electronically share 2D and 3D designs. DWF files are small, secure, and retain rich design data. DWF is easier to use than any other format, thanks to one-click publishing from AutoCAD® software and other design applications. Autodesk
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AutoCAD Map 3D Trial
Download your FREE 30-day fully functioning trial, and as a bonus, you’ll receive the Electric, Water and Wastewater Toolkits – all for free.

AutoCAD Map 3D delivers:
  • Seamless integration of CAD design data with GIS systems
  • The ability to work with virtually any native data format
  • Improved data accuracy with automated cleanup
The Free Utilities Toolkits include:
  • AutoCAD Map 3D Drawing and Object Classification templates
  • A set of industry objects with corresponding real-world attributes
  • A set of pre-configured industry symbols
  • User documentation including user's guide, workflows, and data model schema
  • Instructional videos
Autodesk
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Business Value Analysis
Topobase is Autodesk’s platform for integrating infrastructure design and management. This study details the business benefits of using Topobase within utilities. We conducted this study using standard IDC methods for assessing business value in terms of return on investment. We also outline industry trends that drive utilities toward integrated information management platforms like Topobase. We include two case studies from established Topobase users. Autodesk
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Farmers Telecommunications
“We estimate an average savings of three hours each day by having a single view of digitized information. That’s a 38 percent reduction in workflow. Without AutoCAD Map 3D, we simply could not operate as efficiently. Actually, it would be difficult to operate at all, given the volume of data we use each day and the speed that is necessary to retrieve it.”

Fred Logan
CAD Systems Administrator
Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative
Autodesk
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Infrastructure Modeling
Within our government agencies, cities, utilities and competing global economies today, we continue to see increased demand for better accountability, risk mitigation and collaborative decision making around investment in sustainable urban design and infrastructure rehabilitation. Meanwhile, the design and project delivery marketplace is experiencing tremendous process and cultural change as an explosion of next-generation tools and information rich design models replace older 2D and paper-based methods as well as deliverables. Autodesk
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AutoCAD LT 2011 and Windows 7
Autodesk, Inc. works closely with Microsoft Corporation to help ensure that Autodesk applications provide the functionality you may require, regardless of the operating system. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of AutoCAD® 2011 software and AutoCAD® LT® 2011 software are supported on all available Microsoft operating systems, including Microsoft Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, and Windows XP. Autodesk
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North Las Vegas plays
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Identified as the nation’s fastest growing city in 2006, the City of North Las Vegas estimates it has an average growth rate of 9.3 percent annually. While the rate of new residents moving to the city has leveled over the past year, the city is projecting continued growth for the next 30 years. Autodesk
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Precision is a key feature
With the release of AutoCAD LT 2010 software, professional woodworkers have new functionality that enhances speed and accuracy in their wood design process. This latest release has more of the 2-D features customers have been asking for such as Align, xref tools, block attribute commands, as well as a high-quality PDF output, says Sylvia Knauer, product marketing manager. Autodesk
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FirstEnergy Streamlines
4.4 million customers. 13,000 square miles of service area. 8,000 service trucks. As the nation’s fourth-largest investor-owned utility, FirstEnergy strives to deliver exceptional service to customers and value to shareholders by perpetually improving its business. And enterprise technology from leading companies like Autodesk and SAP are helping it succeed. Autodesk
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“Topobase Helps
Aqua America, a leader in the water utility industry, is one of the fastest growing companies providing water supply services in the US. Over the past decade it has achieved consistent customer growth and record earnings while remaining a low-cost provider of quality drinking water. Autodesk
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MAXXing out bike design
MAXX Bicycles customers no longer have to select from among the bikes on hand at the local bike shop. When cyclists choose a bike they work with a dealer who helps them select the size and components that are right for them and their budget. Autodesk
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Homeland Security, Civil
GISCafe Special News Report Autodesk, Inc.
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CAD and GIS
Engineering design and geographic analysis are extremely important to the organizations that employ CAD and GIS. These distinctive technologies deliver mission critical answers and excel at discipline specific-tasks that the other performs poorly or not at all. However, there is increasing demand for CAD and GIS software that is well integrated. Integration helps professionals throughout a project lifecycle to exchange data and collaborate more efficiently. Autodesk, Inc.
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The Convergence Of CAD,
The World is facing serious challenges including global climate change, aging infrastructure, a shrinking workforce, and lagging productivity. To enable architects, engineers, construction firms, transportation organizations, utilities and telecommunications firms to address these challenges, new technologies are being applied including new technologies for data acquisition such as high resolution satellite and aerial photogrammetry, laser scanning, and subterranean imaging, and new software technologies including geospatial-enabling, modeldriven design such as building information modelling (BIM), Web 2.0 collaboration, and 3D visualization and simulation. The business drivers for this transformative technology advance are productivity and efficiency in the $4.6 trillion construction industry and improving the performance of facilities over their full life-cycle. Autodesk, Inc.
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Technical Comparison:
This analysis was performed and written by a third party and GIS webdeveloper, Alex Fordyce. Autodesk, Inc.
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Autodesk and Oracle
Using the rich visualization, analysis, and editing capabilities of Autodesk Map® 3D and the webbased GIS of Autodesk MapGuide®, organizations can manage, analyze, view, and share locationbased information quickly, effi ciently, and cost-eff ectively. Autodesk, Inc.
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“Topobase Helps Water
Aqua America, a leader in the water utility industry, is one of the fastest growing companies providing water supply services in the US. Over the past decade it has achieved consistent customer growth and record earnings while remaining a low-cost provider of quality drinking water. Autodesk, Inc.
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LandXML Drawing Support
LandXML interoperability is the preferred method of sharing civil engineering and survey data between users, software applications, and government agencies around the world. AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2008 provides the highest level of support for the entire LandXML-1.1 data model. AutoCAD Civil 3D 2008 supports LandXML import/export directly into project drawings and as a separate command into the Survey feature. Autodesk, Inc.
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Autodesk Geospatial
We will fi rst look at the fi ve stages of the Autodesk Geospatial value chain to show how the value of an organization’s information increases with each step up the value chain. Then, we will review the entire Autodesk Geospatial ecosystem, illustrating how the components of Autodesk Geospatial work together to break down barriers around geospatial data and enable organizations to design, manage, publish, and integrate spatial data more effi ciently. Autodesk, Inc.
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Topobase Water
Autodesk® Topobase™ software brings engineering design data and geospatial data together in a centralized database environment so that organizations can share and use spatial information more easily. By integrating previously disparate islands of CAD and GIS data into a common, centralized framework, Topobase enables organizations to improve the efficiency of business processes and reduce the redundancy of information. Organizations no longer have to “throw data over the wall” between departments and re-create data due to incompatible formats. With Topobase, data is available, accurate, and synchronized across the organization. Autodesk, Inc.
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FDO Data Access Technology
The growing need for openness and interoperability between traditional geographic information system (GIS) applications and mainstream operational information technology (IT) systems, as well as integration with public or private web mapping services, calls for seamless data access in native formats and platforms. Without it, users face the inefficiency and inaccuracies of having to translate various data sources into the format supported by their GIS application to provide a collective “single view” of the data. Autodesk, Inc.
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The Integrated Mapping
GIS-dependent organizations, such as municipalities, utilities and government agencies, need integrated access to complex geospatial information. Integrated access allows fi eld and customer service staff to carry out their work and help customers quickly and effi ciently. GIS staff can create and edit large amounts of geospatial data with precision and accuracy. Autodesk, Inc.
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Las Vegas Valley Water
The Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) is the largest water purveyor in southern Nevada serving more than 1 million people. The LVVWD manages its asset and facility information within a single organizational structure, the Asset Management/Facility Management/ Geographic Information Systems (AM/FM/GIS) Division. This Division consists of staff with geographic information system (GIS), computer-automated design (CAD), and land survey expertise, as well as information system application development. Autodesk, Inc.
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City of Budapest Business
The Budapest District Land Office uses Autodesk Topobase to help it manage and maintain cadastral data. As a result, the organization is updating cadastral maps and data 50% faster. Autodesk, Inc.
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VTR Chile
“Autodesk geospatial software gives us the tools we need to provide superior customer service. We use the system to get the required asset information 96 percent faster, enabling us to react immediately.” Autodesk, Inc.
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FDO Data Access Technology
The growing need for openness and interoperability between traditional geographic information system (GIS) applications and mainstream operational information technology (IT) systems, as well as integration with public or private web mapping services, calls for seamless data access in native formats and platforms. Without it, users face the inefficiency and inaccuracies of having to translate various data sources into the format supported by their GIS application to provide a collective “single view” of the data. Autodesk, Inc.
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Autodesk Green
The sustainability center is an online meeting place to share ideas, stories, and resources about sustainable design. It features environmentally progressive projects, thought leader profiles, case studies, and public Autodesk, Inc.
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Mobile Today becomes
Featured article by Christopher J. Andrews

Writer Chris Andrews takes a few minutes to imagine futuristic uses of geospatial technology and wonders how far off these kinds of applications really are. Mobile computing devices are rapidly becoming ubiquitous in our daily work and personal lives. Andrews looks at how technology drivers are pushing the integration of geospatial and mobile technology into the future.
Autodesk, Inc.
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Avineon Presentation 2005
Corporate Overview Avineon
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Roadmap to Implementing
To improve the efficiency of existing emergency response and facility management systems, many utility companies choose to implement the ArcFM GIS. Based on my experience designing and implementing an ArcFM GIS for the Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO), Washington D.C., this paper provides a road map through implementation of an enterprise-wide GIS using technologies built-on ArcInfo 8 platform (Geodatabase, ArcFM and ArcSDE). The paper summarizes the implementation process in four phases: Data Model Design, Building a Geodatabase into a Multi-user GIS, Migrating CAD Data to a Geodatabase, and GIS Deployment and Data Maintenance Strategies. Major roadblocks related to each phase are identified, and alternative solutions are provided. Avineon
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Enterprise GIS Projects:
- Business Process Management Approach

Enterprise GIS projects are complex. These projects involve coordination and communications between multiple parties. These parties include stakeholders, project teams, IT organizations and external vendors, etc. These projects start with stakeholder interaction and lead into complex technofunctional tasks associated with data conversion/ migration, software development, testing, acceptance and deployment. The teams are required to coordinate and integrate the deliverables from internal and external parties in a concerted sequence to achieve the overall objectives. This paper presents a unique process-based methodology, to establish the configuration management for enterprise scale technology implementation projects. In particular, this paper will cover task assignment and processes for communications, requirements management, environment utilization (dev / stage / test / prod), data loading/merge, data quality assurance and acceptance, backlog posting, software functional testing, software acceptance etc.
Avineon
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A ROAD MAP TO IMPLEMENTING
To improve the efficiency of existing emergency response and facility management systems, many utility companies choose to implement the ArcFM GIS. Based on my experience designing and implementing an ArcFM GIS for the Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO), Washington D.C., this paper provides a road map through implementation of an enterprise-wide GIS using technologies built-on ArcInfo 8 platform (Geodatabase, ArcFM and ArcSDE). The paper summarizes the implementation process in four phases: Data Model Design, Building a Geodatabase into a Multi-user GIS, Migrating CAD Data to a Geodatabase, and GIS Deployment and Data Maintenance Strategies. Major roadblocks related to each phase are identified, and alternative solutions are provided. Avineon
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City of Philadelphia
Avineon was selected as an integral part of the CH2M Hill GIS Conversion Team to develop seamless ArcGIS coverages with associated MS SQL and/or Access database records for the City's water,high pressure fire supply,and wastewater/storm water systems using the PWD raster image digital and hardcopy files.The database records collected conform to the data model developed by PWD.In addition,PWD provides a digital basemap used to geo-reference the primary source maps.Spatial placement of facilities is performed by utilizing the dimensions and angles shown on the primary source maps.Numerous logical validation checks are performed to insure proper network connectivity and conformance to engineering standards. Avineon
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Avineon Presentation
Corporate Overview Avineon
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Avineon Geospatial Solutions
Avineon is a global technology company specializing in information technology, geospatial, and engineering services for government and private industry.

We deliver total system solutions that provide outstanding value by applying our innovative approaches, skilled people, and disciplined processes.
Avineon
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Roadmap Through Implementing
July 2002, ESRI International User Conference Xiaodong Hong, Avineon, Inc. and Mike Ashurst, Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) Avineon
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Photogrammetry
Avineon provides photogrammetric mapping services for government and commercial GIS users. Our professional staff is dedicated to enhancing our photogrammetric processes and production centers to deliver the highest quality products at a competitive price. Avineon’s knowledge of advanced photogrammetric environments and geospatial applications enables us to provide support at all stages of the data collection process Avineon
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South Florida Water Management
South Florida Water Management District contracted Avineon to provide GIS services in support of their Land Cover/Land Use 1999 Mapping Project.LCLU data is needed to support many of the District's critical projects,such as land acquisition,land management,water management,surface water quality monitoring,and significant habitat mapping.The data is used as an integral component of models designed to understand existing conditions,develop and prioritize policy implementation strategies,and review the results and effectiveness of these projects and programs. Avineon
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Florida Power & Light Company
Avineon partnered with Florida Power and Light (FPL) to undertake a large-scale GE Smallworld project involving spatial repositioning and white space management for FPL's entire service territory. FPL is one of the largest, fastest growing utilities in the United States. In the year 2000, FPL added more than 92,000 accounts, 13 distribution stations and 114 feeders. FPL's assets include 34 major generating units, 436 substations, 2,580 feeders, over 68,000 miles of electric lines and over 1.1 million poles. While this project was originally intended for multiple vendors, Avineon was selected as sole vendor as a result of our exceptional quality of work and client-oriented approach. Avineon
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South Florida Water Management
Avineon,Inc.was contracted by South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD)to map the Indian River Lagoon Seagrasses from aerial photography.The study encompasses the entire Indian River Lagoon System including Mosquito Lagoon,Banana River,Newfound Harbor,Indian River,Turnbull Creek,and Saint Lucie River. Avineon
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Saint Johns River Water
Documentation of Vegetation in the Saint Johns River Management District North Shore Restoration Area and Marsh Flow-Way in the Lake Apopka Subbasin Avineon
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Avineon Geospatial Solutions
Visualize IT. See IT Through. Avineon
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Potomac Electric Power Company
Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCo)is a rapidly growing utility delivering to approximately 800,000 residents in Washington,DC and surrounding counties (Prince George and Montgomery counties).Its parent company,PEPCo Holdings,Inc.,recently purchased Conectiv.The combined company delivers about 50,000 gigawatt-hours of power annually to more than 1.8 million customers in Delaware,the District of Columbia, Maryland,New Jersey,and Virginia,making it one of the largest electricity delivery companies in the Mid- Atlantic region. Avineon
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Transition of Legacy
The Navy’s information infrastructure is largely based upon aging technologies that impair the ability to effectively and securely share information between applications. Information sharing today is largely accomplished through handshake agreements and periodic exchange of database exports. The cost of maintain obsolescent information infrastructures is significant both from a monetary and operational perspective. In many cases, the Navy maintains duplicative data collection, storage, and dissemination applications to satisfy different users rather than making use of single authoritative data store and service. The immediate financial impact is apparent as multiple infrastructures must be established and maintained. However, the secondary fiscal impact often greatly exceeds this as the duplicative data stores must be fed information which entails costly human-centric processes. Operationally, this approach leads to conflicting data stores which must usually be manually correlated and resolved to develop any semblance of an authoritative view of the environment the data stores are supposed to relate. Avineon
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City of Tucson, AZ
Water Department Facilities Conversion

Avineon was selected by the City of Tucson Water Department to convert potable and non-potable water infrastructure data located on existing paper-based maps (Valve Maps)into an ArcGIS SDE Geodatabase.
Avineon
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City of Naperville, Illinois
The City of Naperville,Illinois is a rapidly growing western suburb of Chicago in DuPage and Will counties with approximately 135,000 residents.The City's GIS is a multi-departmental implementation that was built not only to serve the application requirements of the City's Electric utility,but also the Water/Wastewater utility and the Departments of Public Works,Development Services,Transportation & Engineering,Fire and Police.The City's electric service territory,roughly equivalent to the City's municipal limits,comprises approximately 46 square miles and 52,000 customers. Avineon
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Department of Interior,
The real estate division of National Park Services has historically used Mylar segment maps to handle property transaction of federal-owned tracts.In the last few years,NPS has established mapping standards for all the national parks and intended to convert all the tract data from paper to AutoCAD drawings using detail survey data and georectified imagery (such as DOQQs and DRSs)so that the tract maps maintain higher overall positional accuracy.To accomplish this,Avineon used the survey drawing if available as the priority source to COGO the tract boundaries and used them as control framework for georeferencing scanned segment maps.When a survey drawing is unavailable,DOQQs or DRGs were used to georeference the segment maps. Avineon
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Solicitations and Contracts
Outsourcing data acquisition and maintenance is often a natural and sound business decision. However, many organizations have limited experience in soliciting such services. The techniques required to outsource data acquisition or maintenance services are in many ways as unique as the services themselves. The organizational knowledge developed in contracting construction, engineering, or other information technology services can be helpful but do not ensure a successful project. Avineon
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City of Tucson, AZ -
Avineon was selected by the City of Tucson Water Department to convert potable and non-potable water infrastructure data located on existing paper-based maps (Valve Maps) into an ArcGIS SDE Geodatabase. Tucson Water (TW) is building an enterprise GIS that will improve management of its largest asset, the water system infrastructure. A major component and the foundation for the GIS is the conversion of the hardcopy Valve Maps to a digital format to create a seamless data set. This project will compile existing mapping resources into a single continuous network database that will allow the Water Department to better manage, plan, and model its water system and resources. The completed GIS will be tightly integrated with the Maintenance Management System (MMS), another concurrent technological initiative that will contain most of the physical asset information for TW. Tucson's primary sections involve in the GIS Valve Map Conversion Project are Mapping/GIS, Information Services, and System Planning and Development. Avineon
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Sarasota County Government
Sarasota County Government

The Sarasota County Government selected Avineon to perform 3 primary tasks in support of their Base Mapping and GIS Data Conversion Project:1)conduct GPS survey of section corners and other landmark points within Sarasota County;2)realign existing lot data within the County,relative to the GPS survey coordinates;and 3)develop parcel data using the realigned lot data and hard copy property appraiser maps as a source.
Avineon
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Avineon Geospatial Solutions
Visualize IT. See IT Through. Avineon
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Central Maine Power Company
Avineon was selected to migrate Central Maine Power Company ’s (CMP)existing ArcView Shape files of radial distribution circuits and devices from a preliminary conversion state to a final connectivity,database,and cartographic state.CMP provides service to approximately 550,000 customers in 344 communities,encompassed within an 11,000 square mile service area. The work consisted of reviewing and adjusting circuit and device Shape file layers to provide circuit connectivity,feature attribute completeness,and cartographic quality in conformance with CMP's detailed specifications.The migration task also included executing numerous quality control programs to verify circuit connectivity and attribute completeness once the initial editing was performed.Additional tasks involved white space management and the placement of labels on the circuit line Shape file using existing CMP ArcView programs. Scope: Avineon
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Vugi Product Fact Sheet
A cost-effective GIS Solution that synchronizes your work processes and supports your daily operations. Avineon
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Southern Company
Southern Company is one of America’s largest electricity producers, operating four major electric utilities as well as a rapidly growing and competitive wholesale generation business. This super-regional energy company serves more than 4.2 million electric customers and has nearly 40,000 megawatts of generating capacity. In addition to providing energy to a 120,000 square mile service territory covering four states, Southern Company also provides a wide range of customized energy-related services through its Southern Company Energy Solutions subsidiary. Avineon
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TASC (A group of Northrup
TASC selected Avineon to develop and implement “New Equipment Training ” ((NET)courses for the United States Marine Corps (USMC)Topographic Platoons (part of the USMC Intelligence Battalion).The Marine Corps'three Topographic Platoons are responsible for the Topographic Production Capability (TPC)providing digital terrain analysis and mapping to support the operations of Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF). Avineon
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Financial Management
Financial Management Service (FMS) is a bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury. Acting as the U.S. government’s money manager, FMS provides centralized payment, collection and reporting services for the government. Staffed by approximately 2,100 career civil servants, FMS disburses more than $1.5 trillion in federal payments annually, including Social Security, veterans’ benefits and income tax refunds, to more than 100 million people. FMS also collects nearly $2.4 trillion each year in federal revenues, oversees a daily cash flow of more than $58 billion, provides centralized debt collection services to most federal agencies and provides government-wide accounting and reporting. Avineon
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Naval Flight Information
The Naval Flight Information Group (NAVFIG) develops, reviews and validates terminal instrument flight procedures (TERPS) at worldwide Navy and Marine Corps air stations and at certain host nation airports when operating around airfields under instrument flight rules. Additionally, NAVFIG arranges for their publication in the Department of Defense (DOD) Flight Information Publications (FLIP). Avineon
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Solicitation and Contracts
Outsourcing data acquisition and maintenance is often a natural and sound business decision. However, many organizations have limited experience in soliciting such services. The techniques required to outsource data acquisition or maintenance services are in many ways as unique as the services themselves. The organizational knowledge developed in contracting construction, engineering, or other information technology services can be helpful but do not ensure a successful project. Avineon
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AvisMap Free Viewer 5.2.1
The free AvisMap Viewer opens most GIS/CAD and raster image file types and most ArcView, ArcExplorer, and MapInfo projects. Besides just opening and viewing files, the Viewer supports an extensive list of features including visual layer properties control, legend control, thematic mapping, spatial and attribute querying, custom labeling, on-map measurements, hyper-linking, PDF export and much more. Because the GIS Viewer is compiled from the AvisMap Map Engine, it provides an easy way to evaluate the AvisMap technology and support for various data formats and common GIS functionality. The free Viewer can be used to generate AvisMap project files that are compatible with any other AvisMap product or custom applications created from the AvisMap GIS Engine. The AvisMap Desktop product extends the free Viewer by adding an extensive set of features for editing, digitizing, merging, exporting, converting (between formats), building/correcting map topology, etc. GIS shapefile map data. AvisMap Viewer feature summary: * Open/read data in the following file formats: - Raster image: TIFF/GeoTIFF, ECW/ECWP, MrSID, JPEG2000, JPEG, IMG, BMP, BIL/SPOT, PNG, CADRG, CIB, AvisMapPixelStore - Vector: SHP, E00, MIF/MID, TAB, DXF, DGN, TIGER, GML, KML, VPF, GDF, DLG, SDTS, GPX, Geomedia SQL Server & Access Warehouses, SQL DB Layers: Geomedia SQL Server & Access Warehouse, per OPENGIS Simple Features for SQL implementation, AvisMap binary - DTM formats: ESRI ASCII GRID, Surfer ASCII Grid (DSAA), FLOAT GRID, BT, DTED, and ADF - Georeferenced Images: GeoTIFF, World File, and TAB based * All formats supported natively, with no importing of data to any internal format * Open data in many different formats in the same project, with no need for format conversion AvisMap GIS Technologies
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AvisMap GIS Engine
AvisMap GIS Engine is a comprehensive SDK for the development of custom GIS applications and solutions. This SDK provides several ActiveX (OCX) controls which support Visual Basic, VB.NET, C#, Visual C++ and other ActiveX compatible programming languages, with Microsoft Visual Studio versions 6, 2003, 2005, and Express. Supports .NET via COM. While the SDK is excellent for desktop GIS application development, it is also appropriate for the development of enterprise level, multi-user user GIS solutions using SQL database map layers. The SDK supports the storage and access of vector map and image data in three SQL database formats: a) the proprietary SDB file database b) SQL Server and c) Oracle and Oracle Spatial. AvisMap GIS Engine is the basic development platform for AvisMap GIS suites, which is a new generation component GIS development platform for GIS application developers. AvisMap GIS Engine 5 provides powerful GIS functions through Active X controls based on Microsoft COM component technique. It allows users to rapidly develop professional GIS applications and increase GIS functions for classical management information system (MIS) by adding graphic visualization, spatial data processing, data analysis or other functions. AvisMap GIS Technologies
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Let GIS Help You: Technology-Driven
Featured paper by Heather Dermyer, Robert Czachorski. The value of a GIS lies in what it can do for you. As an alternative to application driven GIS, a technology-driven utility department will begin to help you from day one. Taking the plunge and integrating technology into your daily work schedule will document, communicate, and aid in decision making of the municipal government's utility operations. In this paper we will explain how to use tools (such as the geodatabase, GPS, and your staff) to make the transition to a technology-driven utility department. Several examples and case studies will be presented to illustrate this approach. Ayres, Lewis, Norris & May, Inc.
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Cost Benefits of using
Organizations most often relate cost savings to when a process or task requires less time to complete or when fewer employees are needed to complete the task, thus a tangible economic measure can be clearly denoted. Though this is indeed the case, it is important to review the less obvious benefits and understand the cost savings offered under these considerations. Azteca Systems, Inc.
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Cityworks Overview
Azteca Systems, Inc. is the recognized leader in enterprise GIS-Centric Asset Maintenance Management Systems. Azteca Systems, Inc.
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Benefits of a GIS-Centric
The Cityworks GIS-centric approach for asset maintenance management relies on a GIS to build and maintain an inventory for infrastructure assets. This approach is more accurate, more reliable, less complicated, and it less costly – leveraging an agency’s investment in GIS data. Azteca Systems, Inc.
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GEOMETRIC ANALYSIS ON
Paper Presented By : Ricardo Passini

A test field area of approximately 4.9 km² (~1200Acres) was flown with 3 different types of digital cameras, i.e., Microsoft Photogrammetry UltraCamD, UltraCamX and a Z/I Imaging DMC with ground sample distances (GSD) of 3.7 to 5.4 cm. The frame cameras were flown with 60% end and 60% lateral overlap. The test area, located in the Northern quarter of Philadelphia city, includes mainly a large parking area of the big Franklin Mills shopping mall and surrounding vicinity areas. As such the neighborhood has abundant parking stripes, pavement road signals, painted turning arrows, etc. that has been used as well defined Ground Control Points (GCPs) and Check Points (ChkPts). The control and check points were measured by RTK GPS to standard deviations of the coordinate components of 2 cm or better. Full photograph details were also taken from each point.
BAE Systems
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THE REPLACEMENT SENSOR
Paper Presented By : John Dolloff,Michelle Iiyama & Charles Taylor

RSM is a replacement sensor model that replaces with high fidelity all aspects of the original sensor model for virtually all imaging sensors. This includes the ground-to-image relationship, adjustability, and rigorous error propagation. RSM can do so for both satellite and airborne platforms as well as for different sensor modalities (optical and SAR). This paper provides a general introduction to RSM, its status relative to its initial development and subsequent documentation in the 2004 Manual of Photogrammetry, an overview of its image support data content, and a sampling of performance results. Continued adoption of RSM should provide substantial benefits to image providers as well as the general user community, including significant cost savings as well as superior performance.
BAE Systems
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A NEW AND EFFICIENT METHOD
Paper Presented By : John Dolloff,Michelle Iiyama & Reuben Settergren

This paper presents a new and efficient method for the generation of a ground control network that is both accurate and consistent (high relative accuracy) across its entire area of coverage, which can range from a few kilometers squared to the size of countries and conceivably continents. Due to its unique generation process and data content (the 3D locations of the ground control points, their multi-point error covariance, image patches, and ancillary meta-data), the network is termed the Metric Information Network (MIN). The MIN is generated and maintained using only the standard inputs and outputs from a series of individual image block adjustments (triangulations) in conjunction with a fusion algorithm. The fusion of information from a new image block adjustment with the current MIN improves the accuracy of all ground control points already in the network and allows for the addition of new points in an optimal and theoretically correct manner.
BAE Systems
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REPLACEMENT SENSOR MODEL
Paper Presented By : Charles R. Taylor,John T. Dolloff & Michelle M. Iiyama

The Replacement Sensor Model (RSM) allows the functionality of many diverse sensor models to be captured in a single generic model. The RSM concept is for the replacement support data to be generated from the original sensor models and their image support data “up-stream” of the user community. Geopositioning performance studies of RSM compare the absolute and relative geolocations and error estimates (accuracy predictions) for objects or “targets” extracted from images using original sensor models with those extracted using RSM with the same image measurements. Triangulation performance studies of RSM compare the absolute and relative geolocations and error estimates of tie points that participate in triangulations.
BAE Systems
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Improving Utility Maps,
Featured Paper By Jim VanOstenbridge & Trevor Feagin

The City of Tamarac, Florida, with a population of 59,430, has an enterprise GIS with a broad user base. Planimetric and Utility maps are in a custom geodatabase and served via ArcSDE and ArcIMS to users in the city. The city with BAE SYSTEMS ADR customized ESRI's water and wastewater data model, developed procedures and customized tools in ArcMap to standardize data entry and maintain utility networks. Using ArcSDE, the geodatabases with their domains and rules improved overall quality control and reduced the number and percentage of data entry errors, improved data validation. The data is interoperable with several CMMS packages that the City uses and may use. The result is that the maps are more accurate and interoperable, aiding in daily maintenance of the city's water, sewer stormwater, and road networks. The presentation will discuss the implementation process and illustrate the tools used and identify methods to facilitate long-term maintenance and interoperability.

BAE Systems ADR GIS
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Mosaic processing improvements
The Mosaic Manager is an optional module available in SOCET SET, which is licensed and sold as SOCET SET Ortho. The Mosaic Manager application creates large area coverage orthomosaic, orthomosaic sheets or tiles, or individual orthophotos using input georeferenced imagery and terrain data. In addition, to create a nearly seamless output product, there are processing options for automatic seamline generation, seamline feathering and image balancing. BAE Systems ADR GIS
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Representation of Socioeconomic
Featured Paper By Volkan Kepoglu & Nurünnisa Usul

Some socioeconomic indicators are more sensitive than others for the determination of the health status in the region. The aim of the study is to identify the relationship between socioeconomic indicators and health status. Finding which indicators are more representative of the health status in Turkey will help the decision makers locate and distribute health facilities in a more reasonable way. The study shows the differentiation of the areas which are underserved or overserved by the health services. The spatial part of the study is based on two different areas: one looks for the location of a hospital in the province, such as a health sector at the overall country and the other looks for the location of a health station within the neighborhood of the province.

Bakü-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Crude Oil Pipeline Project
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maps_and_statistical_database
Idrisi GIS, maps and statistical database for the Baltic sea region Baltic Sea Region GIS, Maps and Statistical Database
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B.I.T.S Polygon Tool
This extension extends the capability of Arcview's polygon heads-up digitizing. Barr Information Technology Services
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Location in Telecommunications:
Telecommunications companies handle large amounts of customer information that relate to geographic locations. Contact centers need their Customer Service Representatives (CSRs) to be able to have an accurate and efficient way of referencing customer location to the provider’s service coverage, so that callers to these centers are provided with the right information that they are looking for. Baseline Business Geographics
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Mapping Better Decisions
Communities, large and small, continuously try to enrich the resources within their region so that they may be able to successfully compete with neighboring communities, and keep much of the money spent by citizens within their own community. Communities not only want to generate revenues from local businesses, but also want to promote a sense of community with the residents. The ability to accomplish these goals is largely dependent on the ability of residents and businesses to access community-critical information. Baseline Business Geographics
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Town-Know-It-All
The Town-Know-It-All application is part of the Virtual Charlottetown project, sponsored by Industry Canada’s Smart Communities – a program that aims to make Canada the most connected nation in the world. Baseline Business Geographics
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Location in Agriculture:
The agricultural industry is experiencing rapid changes in how farmers do business and in the resources that are available to them. Governments, the public and farmers are increasing their awareness of the roles that they play in sustaining and developing the environment and ensuring that they conserve and protect the earth’s natural resources. Baseline Business Geographics
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Virtual Charlottetown
he Town-Know-It-All application is part of the Virtual Charlottetown project, sponsored by Industry Canada’s Smart Communities – a program that aims to make Canada the most connected nation in the world. Baseline Business Geographics
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Coverage Mapper : Aliant
Aliant Inc. is Canada’s third-largest full service telecommunications business with more than 2 million customers and over 800,000 enterprises. To support its mission of providing its customers with world-leading communications solutions, Aliant discovered a need for an application that would integrate with its existing system and would support its team in delivering exceptional network performance and customer service. Baseline Business Geographics
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Charlottetown Area Development
The Charlottetown Area Development Corporation (CADC) is the lead organization responsible for economic growth in the Greater Charlottetown area. Baseline Business Geographics
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Prioritizing Restoration
Featured Paper By Nathan Evans, Gregory Williams, Ronald Thom & Amy Borde

An increased focus on ecosystem restoration in the Columbia River Estuary has driven the development of a restoration prioritization framework for use by regional planning organizations. This framework uses multiple spatial scales to place sites in a landscape and geomorphic context, increasing the potential for successful restoration. A variety of geospatial datasets feed into an ecologically-based scoring matrix, which determines restoration options based on the relative quality of a suite of baseline ecosystem parameters. Examples of datasets used include historic conditions (e.g., floodplain, shoreline, habitats), current shoreline morphology and modification, aerial photography and other remotely-sensed data, and biological survey information.

Battelle Marine Sciences Laboratory
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Using GIS to Identify
Featured paper by Jim McCoy, John Andre, Mike Brod. One hundred years of fire suppression has altered the ecological processes of the Ozark Highlands resulting in unsustainable ecosystems. The Ozark-St. Francis National Forest used GIS and an Ecological Classification System (ECS) to identify, characterize, and map suitable landscapes for ecosystem restoration. The primary use of GIS and ECS was to map land type associations and land types, within a landscape, based on geology, hydrology, topography, aspect, and slope. The land types were used to identify ecosystem restoration areas on the Forest. The use of GIS and ECS is applicable to manage ecosystems on a landscape scale. Bayou Ranger District/ Ozark St. Francis NF/ U.S. Forest Service
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OpenMapTM
Open Systems Mapping Technology from BBN Technologies, a part of Verizon. A JavaBeans based toolkit for building applications and applets needing geographic information. Using OpenMap components, you can access data from legacy applications, in-place, in a distributed setting. BBN Technologies, a part of Verizon
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Application of GIS in
Featured Paper By Zoran Micovic

The Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) is a hypothetical flood that is considered to be the most severe "reasonably possible" at a particular dam location. The UBC Watershed Model (UBCWM) was used to derive the PMF estimates for several BC Hydro dams in Southwestern British Columbia. The UBCWM uses the concept of area-elevation bands and point-input precipitation data. This means that a watershed is split into several elevation bands and the precipitation measured at a point (usually at one or two meteorological stations) is distributed to the elevation bands using the orographic precipitation gradients. However, the Probable Maximum Precipitation causing the PMF was provided in a rectangular-grid format of 3.5 km2 resolution, and as such could not be used as the UBCWM input. ArcView 3.2 with the Spatial Analyst extension was utilised to enable the UBCWM to use the gridded precipitation input and derive the corresponding PMF estimates.

BC Hydro/University of British Columbia
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Radiological Survey Tool
Featured Paper By Roger Cottrell

The Radiological Control Operations (RCO) group at the Savannah River Site is tasked with conducting routine surveys for the detection of radiological contaminants in the environment. The Radiological Survey Tool Set was developed by the Environmental & Geographic Information Systems group to assist RCO personnel in this survey process. The tool set consists of two major components. The first component is a custom extension for ArcGIS 8.3 that will allow the user to interactively create a sampling plan prior to entering the field. Additionally, the extension will allow the user to upload field-collected data to the GIS with post-processing functionality. The second component is a custom ArcPad 6 applet. This applet provides the user with navigational capabilities to a selected origin point with the help of global positioning system technology, and the recording of the sample data results into a hand-held field computer via ArcPad 6 software.

Bechtel Savannah River, Inc.
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GlobalOrigin_Code
This zipped file contains all the Visual Basic 6 code used to generate the GlobalOrigin.exe program Bentley Systems
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MicroStation’s
MicroStation users: Publish DGN and DWG models from your desktop to the Google Earth™ 2D/3D environment. Zoom to any place on the planet with the touch of a button. Bentley Systems
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Bentley DATAExchange
DataExchange provides Bentley SELECT subscribers access to a wealth of shared data, including cell libraries, image files, font resource files, and more. Bentley Systems
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Realizing Your Geospatial
Styli Camateros, Bentley Geospatial vice president, presented Bentley solutions that enable governments, utilities, and communications providers to realize their vision for creating, managing, and exploiting the geospatial and related AEC information that defines our geography, infrastructure, and society today and in the future. Bentley Systems
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makeLotAreas.gsf
A Geoscript for building areas from boundaries (lot areas from boundaries) Bentley Systems
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Bentley SELECTServices
Bentley offers files and applications to general users and Bentley SELECT subscribers. Bentley Systems
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Urban sanitary and combined
Watch SewerGEMS in action within GIS, CAD, and stand-alone platforms, and learn how data management and results interpretation tools make it easy to analyze sanitary and combined sewer systems. Bentley Systems
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What's New in WaterCAD
Walk through the most important new features in WaterCAD V8 XM Edition. Watch these short video clips to learn how this new version is advancing the water modeling technology once again. Bentley Systems
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WaterCAD: Modeling fire
Watch this eSeminar and learn how utilities, municipalities, and engineering firms use WaterCAD to analyze fire flow, water quality, and Extended Period Simulation (EPS) scenarios for their water distribution infrastructure. Bentley Systems
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An overview of SewerCAD
An overview of SewerCAD, Bentley's solution for sanitary sewers modeling and design. With an easy-to-use interface, SewerCAD brings you automated design, scenario management and much more! Bentley Systems
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Comprehensive stormwater
Navigate the stand-alone interface of CivilStorm and watch how easy it is to model every aspect of your stormwater system—including rainfall, runoff, inlet capture and bypass, gravity and pressure piping, detention ponds, outlet structures, open channels, culverts, and more. Bentley Systems
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All-Main Modeling with
Rajan Ray, IDModeling Bentley Systems
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Modeling Pressure Dependent
Discover the benefits of the new Pressure Dependent Demands (PDD) feature in WaterCAD and WaterGEMS V8. Bentley Systems
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cust_style.zip
Sample script to show thematic resymbolisation using custom linestyles in GeoScripts Bentley Systems
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Bentley FlexUnits - Engineering
Download FlexUnits today and keep it in your desktop to easily perform unit conversions for virtually any dimension type including length, velocity, viscosity, power, volume, torque, temperature and more. FlexUnits lets you customize units and dimensions to create your own unit conversion library and share it with colleagues and friends. FlexUnits leverages the fundamental concept of unitized numbers also included in Bentley's engineering modeling applications such as the Haestad Methods product line. Bentley Systems
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MySelect CD
Create customized CDs via the Web. You can put the files and Bentley products you want on a CD and have it shipped to you via UPS. Bentley Systems
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Transient analyisis and
Navigate HAMMER's interface and run its rigorous hydraulic engine to watch how easy it is to identify, manage, and mitigate the risks associated with transients. Bentley Systems
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An overview of PondPack
An overview of PondPack, Bentley's solution for detention pond analysis and design. The FEMA-approved PondPack will save you hours of manual calculation time when analyzing pre- and post- development hydrology. Bentley Systems
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The Fundamentals of SCADA
A SCADA system is a widely distributed computerized system primarily used to remotely control and monitor the condition of water distribution assets include wells, pump stations, valves, treatment plants, tanks, and reservoirs. Bentley Systems
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What's new in WaterGEMS
A walk through the main new features in the award-winning WaterGEMS V8 XM Edition. Watch these video clips to learn how the new WaterGEMS is advancing the water modeling technology once again. Bentley Systems
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Bentley Haestad Product
Robert Mankowski, Bentley Systems, Incorporated Bentley Systems
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Greg Bentley 2006 BE
Chief Executive Officer, Bentley
Greg Bentley explains how technology solutions of today must address the global dispersion of project sites and technical resources.
Bentley Systems
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Enterprise Spatial Databases
For years, GIS and its associated data stores were seen as an exception to IT standards and enterprise architectures. Particularly in infrastructure industries, GIS vendors positioned their data stores as the center of the enterprise and promoted using the GIS database as the focus of operational workflows and interoperability among various systems. While this achieved in some cases a reasonable level of operational effectiveness through system integration, GIS remained in most cases “an outsider” in many large and small IT strategies and practices.

With the advent of open, enterprise spatial databases from vendors such as Oracle and MicroSoft, GIS moves into mainstream IT. Now a standard native database can truly fulfill the role that “specialized” GIS databases aspired to in the past. Spatial enterprise databases provide for a much higher degree of compliance with IT standards and procedures. They also allow more open and efficient approaches to interoperability among enterprise systems for business and operational workflows. Enterprise spatial databases open the door for the use of spatial information in new and innovative ways in non-traditional GIS or spatial applications and bring GIS into mainstream IT. This presentation will examine the implications of enterprise spatial databases for traditional GIS users, new classes of spatial information users, IT professionals, and GIS vendors.
Bentley Systems
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An overview of StormCAD
An overview of StormCAD, Bentley's solution for storm sewer design and modeling. Learn how its intuitive interface, automatic design feature, and numerous data management tools, make it easier than ever to design and analyze storm sewer systems! Bentley Systems
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Keith Bentley 2006 Conference
Chief Technology Officer, Bentley
Keith Bentley explains that closed formats are a liability and that open, stable, and extensible approaches push hardware and software vendors to adopt standards-based strategies that benefit the user.
Bentley Systems
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Multi Objective Optimization
Placement of water quality sensor has received an increasing concern for timely providing the warning of possible contamination in a water system. Due to the large dimension of water distribution network and the difficulty for predicting where a contamination event occurs, it is a great challenge for engineers to come up with good sensor locations with any confidence to effectively detect possible contamination events. Bentley Systems
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Haestad Methods Solutions
More than two decades of breakthrough development and an unparalleled level of commitment to the water resources industry make Haestad Methods solutions from Bentley the premier choice of utilities and engineering firms to plan, analyze, design, and operate water distribution, sanitary and combined sewer, and stormwater drainage systems. Bentley Systems
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Technological Requirements
Asset management is a broad term and a relatively new paradigm to water industry. This paper is intended to present an overview of the asset management approach that emerges as a managerial and technical framework for a water utility to effectively manage above and below ground assets. Bentley Systems
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SCADA/Model integration
This paper provides guidance for addressing challenges around SCADA data, different data collection techniques and formats, interpretation and correction of errors in SCADA data, verification of the validity of SCADA data, and other general procedures for the handling and managing of SCADA data for the purpose of hydraulic modeling. Bentley Systems
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The Convergence of CAD,
Wikipedia defines technological convergence is the modern presence of a vast array of different types of technology to perform very similar tasks. It says “previously separate technologies are now able to share resources and interact with each other creating new efficiencies.” Convergence may involve a variety of concepts, interoperability standards and such, however, this paper will also focus on the phenomena of technologies originally developed for one use being utilized in many different contexts. This type of convergence is very prevalent today in Geospatial Information Technology.

This paper will explore how the lines between CAD, CAE, BIM, and GIS are rapidly disappearing. We will take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of software vendors providing what have traditionally been separate, specialized applications for infrastructure and examine the strategic role being played by spatial database vendors, web services standards, and Web Search engine providers like Google.

Finally, the authors will analyze the converging technology trends and suggest what it may mean for the short and long-term future in terms of end-users, IT strategists, and the Geospatial Information Technology community as a whole.
Bentley Systems
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Skeletonization of water
Skeletonization of water distribution model allows the city to comply with two different department’s model requirements for major cost savings. Bentley Systems
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Alton B. (Buddy) Cleveland
Senior Vice President, Bentley Software
Buddy Cleveland explains that each infrastructure project is essentially a distributed enterprise and that efficient information creation and delivery is integral to realizing tangible project return on investment.
Bentley Systems
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Tony Flynn 2006 BE Conference
Chief Marketing Officer, Bentley
Tony Flynn questions who will provide the solutions to long-term infrastructure challenges. The answer, he says, is to prepare and stimulate our youth to enter the field of engineering and architecture.
Bentley Systems
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Integrated Hydraulic
A hydraulic network model was constructed for the City of Sidney, Ohio water distribution system. It consists of 104 miles of water mains, some of which are well over a hundred year old and serve the original part of the system. Bentley Systems
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Water Distribution System
This paper traces the development of analysis from Archimedes and the Roman aqueducts, through the development of principles of fluid flow by Newton, Bernoulli and Euler to the development of head loss equations by Chezy, Darcy, Weisbach, Hazen, Williams and Moody. It then looks at how principles developed for individual elements where combined to solve network problems by Cross and the subsequent development of analog computer methods. Bentley Systems
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Leveraging Geospatial
How advanced geospatial modeling technology and dynamic wave solvers are upgrading the scope and value of systems planning and operations modeling efforts. Bentley Systems
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Bhupinder Singh 2006
Senior Vice President, Platform, Bentley Software
Bhupinder Singh provides a technical presentation on Bentley’s MicroStation and ProjectWise V8 XM Editions, which, he explains, enable distributed enterprises to function as one entity instead of a disconnected enterprise.
Bentley Systems
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Water distribution model
Hydraulic modeling needs of Chatham-Kent solved with Bentley’s Technology, saving the municipality tens of thousands of dollars per year. Bentley Systems
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Hydraulic and water quality
Customized water distribution modeling software proves to save substantial time and cost Bentley Systems
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Efficient Pressure Dependent
Conventional water distribution models are formulated under the assumption that water consumption or demand defined at nodes is a known value so that nodal hydraulic head and pipe flows can be determined by solving a set of quasi-linear equations. Bentley Systems
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Copper coast water supply
Water distribution modeling software provides South Australian Water Corporation with efficiency and time savings for model building, design and analysis Bentley Systems
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Integrating CAD, GIS
This session presents the CAD/GIS/BIM interoperability project from the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), which focused on seamlessly integrating geospatial and building information obtained from different Web services (such as WMS, WFS/CityGML, WFS/IFC and so on). Bentley's contribution is presented with demonstrations. Bentley Systems
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Shaun Sewall 2006 BE
Vice President, Platform Development, Bentley Software
Shaun Sewall discusses platform technologies and how a platform provides frameworks for extensible features, interoperability at multiple levels, and leverage from different perspectives.
Bentley Systems
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Water Loss Detection
Identifying how much water is being lost from water networks and where the losses are occurring is of great importance to water utilities both for operational and planning reasons as well as for reputation. In this paper, an optimization-based approach is presented for simultaneously quantifying and locating water losses via the process of hydraulic model calibration. Bentley Systems
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Oracle Spatial and Bentley
Presentation of the Bentley/Oracle vision for the interoperability of Bentley solutions and Oracle Spatial. Bentley Systems
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Brad Workman 2006 BE
Vice President, Bentley Building
Hear from industry leaders about why building information modeling (BIM) is getting so much attention these days, and what benefits it offers. Industry leaders and editors of leading industry publications will discuss how BIM is affecting the practices of building design, construction, and operations. You will also hear from Bentley executives about our vision for BIM solutions, open standards such as the IFCs, and how BIM can improve quality in the building industry.
Bentley Systems
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Using Criticality Analysis
Identifying and quantifying the critical elements in a water distribution system has traditionally involved a great deal of judgment. In this paper, the critical segments in a real system are identified based on existing valving. Then different rules for valve installation are used to add or remove isolating valves from the system and determine the performance of the system as a function of the density of valving. Bentley Systems
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Standardization and Modeling
Early geospatial standards strived to achieve agreement on syntax and formats for spatial data. The logical next step is to reach agreement within specific domains on the potential set of features, attributes, and relationships which are meaningful within that domain. Several such standardization efforts have resulted in a new set of “application schemas” in the transportation sector. This presentation describes the domains and the lifecycle phases that each addresses. Bentley Systems
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Gabe Norona 2006 BE Conference
Senior Vice President, Bentley Civil
Gabe Norona sets the scene for two days of quality presentations from key Bentley Civil staff and our users from around the world. Outlining the progress Bentley Civil have made in the past year, bringing you up to date as far as our solutions are concerned and exploring our vision for the future of road, rail and site infrastructure.
Bentley Systems
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Oracle Spatial and Bentley
Learn about the Bentley/Oracle vision for the interoperability of Bentley solutions and Oracle Spatial. Bentley Systems
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Bentley Map, Bentley
Bentley Map is a major step forward for geospatial users. This presentation provides an overview of the robust mapping and analysis capabilities of Bentley Map and provides a technical overview of XML feature modeling (XFM), available in Bentley’s geospatial products including Bentley Map.

XFM is an open, flexible approach to modeling geospatial information that facilitates easy administration, simplifies customization, ensures design and mapping standards are met, and facilitates easy interoperability with other systems. The presentation also covers the features and benefits of Bentley Cadastre which leverages Bentley Map technology.
Bentley Systems
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Determining the Accuracy
Methods to automatically calibrate water distribution system models have been available for some time but it is very difficult to prove that any method is correct. Since at any one time the ability to know all the usage and flow conditions in a real system is impossible, obtaining all of the data needed in a real water distribution system to obtain an accurate and complete data set for model calibration is unrealistic. Bentley Systems
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SCADAConnect facilitates
Water Distribution Modeling and SCADA technology has evolved immensely in recent decades. A few years ago, integrating SCADA with WaterCAD would have been a formidable task because of technological limitations. However, now, because of advances in the software, integration for the two technologies has become a realistic target. Bentley Systems
16098
Implicit Numerical Dynamic
Learn about the hydrodynamic, four-point, finite-difference solution technique for the one-dimensional St. Venant equations, as implemented in Bentley SewerGEMS and CivilStorm. Bentley Systems
22796
Geosemantic Web Standards
Any information infrastructure which is built by more than one vendor or technology relies critically upon standards. Standard formats and protocols enable disparate components to function at some level as a connected whole. The question is, at which levels and for what purposes? Bentley Systems
16018
Malcolm Walter 2006 BE
Chief Operating Officer, Bentley
Malcolm Walter describes how interoperability between systems can pre-empt the enormous monetary waste recently documented by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Bentley Systems
16069
Copper coast water supply
SA Water needed to upgrade the Copper Coast water supply system in order to meet increases in demands. A hydraulic model was built from GIS data using time-saving automated tools from WaterGEMS. Then, the system was analyzed and designed to meet requirements for the next twenty-five years. Bentley Systems
22799
Building Public Web Sites
Through examining the benefits and rewards of communities using Geo Web Publisher to build public Web portals, this presentation provides an overview of how to implement successful public Web portals and the newest capabilities of the new Bentley Geo Web Publisher. Bentley Systems
16000
Styli Camateros 2006
Vice President, Bentley Geospatial
Styli Camateros presents on Geospatial technology and solutions for Government, Utilities and Communications.
Bentley Systems
16015
Rob Whitesell 2006 BE
Vice President, Bentley Plant
Interoperability is the basis for efficient, distributed enterprises. Rob Whitesell, vice president of Bentley Plant, talks about how embracing emerging industry standards allow Bentley's DigitalPlant solutions to enable open-ended interoperability rather than expensive turn-key solutions. User examples will provide highlights to the benefits of this approach.
Bentley Systems
22760
United Utilities: UWater
Water utilities need to identify how much water is being lost from water networks and where the losses are occurring. These losses are important both for operational and planning reasons—as well as for reputation.

Learn how an optimization-based approach can simultaneously quantify and locate water losses using hydraulic model calibration that is formulated as a nonlinear optimization problem which is solved with a genetic algorithm. The method is developed as an integrated framework of hydraulic simulation and optimization modeling. This modeling process will lead to increased operational efficiencies and lowered costs at water utilities.
Bentley Systems
22782
GIS Data Maintenance
Examines methodologies and the results of a project undertaken by EPCOR to create new data maintenance tools based on MicroStation GeoGraphics to maintain water and power utility spatial information in ORACLE. Bentley Systems
16084
Pressure Dependent Hydraulic
A water distribution system provides water services to customers under normal and abnormal conditions. It is important for water companies to be informed to what degree or level that a water system is able to supply its customers when an emergency or calamity scenario occurs. Bentley Systems
16093
Improving Project Productivity
Haestad Methods technology based on competent genetic algorithm was implemented to calibrate a water distribution model for the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador. Bentley Systems
22629
Which Platform for Water
One platform does not fit all users and all use cases. Fortunately, it doesn't have to. WaterGEMS and SewerGEMS V8 XM deliver complete water and sewer modeling capabilities across all commercial engineering platforms: MicroStation, AutoCAD, ArcGIS, and Windows.

in this session, you will discover the benefits of this level of platform interoperability as we explore the suitability of each platform for various purposes and circumstances. Learn how to leverage this interoperability to the best advantage.
Bentley Systems
22781
IDModeling: Analyzing
Aging water distribution networks throughout the US will require repair/replacement over the next 20 years. Network reliability and locating critical elements has become a major issue. Recent advancements in GIS software and hydraulic modeling allow users to better analyze their hydraulic models in a cost effective manner. This presentation will discuss current analysis methodology and how to tie in GIS technology to improve ROI. Bentley Systems
4733
Textnode2Text.gsf
Geoscript for converting textnode to text. The original (multi-line) textnode is replaced by a text. Bentley Systems
22772
Bentley Map- Bentley
Bentley Map is a major step forward for geospatial users. This eSeminar gives you an overview of the robust mapping and analysis capabilities of Bentley Map. You'll see a technical overview of XML feature modeling (XFM) available in Bentley’s geospatial products, including Bentley Map.

XFM is an open, flexible approach to modeling geospatial information that facilitates easy administration, simplifies customization, ensures design and mapping standards are met, and facilitates easy interoperability with other systems.

This eSeminar also covers the features and benefits of Bentley Cadastre, which leverages Bentley Map technology.
Bentley Systems
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Interoperability Using
This session is an update on Bentley's involvement with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards and what this means for Bentley users. Bentley Systems
22778
Progress Energy: Using
This session presents Progress Energy’s use of ProjectWise to manage and standardize substation design projects performed by geographically separated design teams from differing corporate cultures using disparate design tools. Bentley Systems
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assignFeature
MDL application to assign the active feature to the (closed) surrounding lines around a centroid. Bentley Systems
22774
Advanced Geometry Semantics
Geometry has always been central to spatial information because it allows complex spatial forms to be accurately represented. As requirements for spatial information become more complex, geometry is again being used to manage that complexity, but in ways that might not be recognizable to many GIS experts. Within this shifting framework, this presentation will examine the present and potential future requirements affecting the spatial paradigm. Bentley Systems
22784
City of Mississauga:
You can use VBA in MicroStation to develop an interface for creating report maps that are usable throughout the enterprise. Bentley Systems
22798
Electric and Gas Utility
This presentation is a comprehensive look at Bentley’s solutions for utility distribution design and facility management. It examines Bentley's framework for utility solutions and gives you an introduction to the Bentley Electric product.

View updates on the Bentley Expert Designer product line and highlight the capabilities of Bentley's publishing, information management and mapping products as they apply to the electric and gas distribution industries. This presentation also covers Bentley's strategic approach to the management of multi-utility networks.
Bentley Systems
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Styli Camateros 2006
Vice President, Bentley Geospatial
Styli Camateros presents on Geospatial technology and solutions for Government, Utilities and Communications.
Bentley Systems
22777
Suburban Water Systems:
Suburban Water Systems uses Bentley Water extensively for their asset management. The company also has a well-developed mapping system developed using MicroStation Geographics. Suburban water is now implementing hydraulic modeling using WaterGEMS to a network of well-maintained pump and distribution network facilities. Bentley Systems
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feaRpt.bas
Macro for creating a report from all the used features in a DGN file. It also test whether the Feature linkage is Informational. Bentley Systems
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Geospatial Technology
Styli Camateros, vice president of Bentley Geospatial, and Bentley solutions executives share the latest innovations in geospatial technology. Find out how these advances are applied to solutions for government, utilities, water and the communications industry.

You'll get an overview of all Bentley Geospatial’s initiatives, including new products and recent acquisitions. You'll also see demonstrations of new V8 XM capabilities.
Bentley Systems
22791
Overall architecture
The key objectives for the technical components of the European Spatial Data Infrastructure that will be built on the top of the National Spatial Data Infrastructures established and operated by EU Member States. The technical challenges and difficulties in building INSPIRE as a system of systems will be highlighted as well as the link between INSPIRE and international geospatial standardization initiatives. Bentley Systems
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Building Public Web Sites
This presentation provides an overview of how to implement successful public Web portals and the newest capabilities of the new Bentley Geo Web Publisher.

Loubier examines the benefits and rewards gained by communities that use Geo Web Publisher to build public Web portals.
Bentley Systems
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Population-Based Municipal
Elisa Networks’ business and asset information systems, such as the customer, agreement and equipment space databases had no interfaces between them, making space management difficult. The need for better management is more critical now that the European community’s telecommunication regulations require that network operators make their telecom infrastructure available to third parties. Bentley Systems
22764
Opportunities and Challenges
As the national mapping agency for Great Britain, Ordnance Survey has a responsibility not only to provide a topographic referencing framework but also to grow the use of geographic information (GI) within the country. Ordnance Survey’s information is generalist in nature, representing topographic features that are understandable to the general public.

This presentation describes the difficulty of integrating geographic information with other information sources and embedding it into business processes.
Bentley Systems
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attachTextNear.gsf
Geoscript for copying text into a database linkage that will be attached to a nearby symbol. Bentley Systems
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pointToCell.gsf.gsf
Geoscript for replacing a point by a cell. Bentley Systems
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linkCellAndNumber.gsf
Geoscript for connecting a cell with a database table and store the nearest text as the point number. Bentley Systems
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3D Model of EXPO Science
3D Model of EXPO Science Park, Daejeon Bentley Systems
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Bentley's Solutions for
Bentley's solutions for substation design capitalize on a wide breadth of applications to offer a comprehensive solution ranging from civil/site design to structural or control house design to intelligent electric schematics to full 3D modeling of the substation.

This presentation describes the components and business model for deploying Bentley's solutions for substation design.
Bentley Systems
22793
Oldham Metropolitan Borough
An examination of how the Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council (OMBC) has integrated AEC and geospatial data and software to serve a populace of over 200,000 people. A comprehensive approach has yielded significant savings and improvements to service delivery. In addition, an inclusive geo Web publishing function using Bentley Geo Web Publisher provides an Internet window for public query by local citizens. Bentley Systems
22769
EnerGaz: Infrastructure
An examination of the integrated approach EnerGaz used to combine its GIS and MIS software systems supporting gas distribution in nine cities in Turkey. All information modules were created from the same user interface, resulting in sharing of information for both maintenance and emergency service purposes. Bentley Systems
22771
Bentley's Federated Data
This presentation examines techniques and Bentley products that enable using Oracle Spatial as an enterprise data store working in unison with a workflow management system and MicroStation desktop applications. It will discuss the technical considerations and present example use cases and achievable benefits. The presentation also shows how data and documents of all kinds can be shared cross-departmentally and how municipal workflows can be supported by a collaboration engine and connection to enterprise applications through Bentley Geospatial Server. Bentley Systems
22775
Geospatial Technology
Styli Camateros, Vice President of Bentley’s Geospatial Vertical, along with Bentley Solutions Executives discuss the latest innovations in Bentley’s geospatial technology and their application to solutions for Government, Utilities, Water and Communications industry users. This keynote provides an overview of all Bentley Geospatial’s initiatives, including new products and recent acquisitions, and will include demonstrations of new V8 XM capabilities. Bentley Systems
22786
Geospatial Technology
Styli Camateros, vice president of Bentley Geospatial, and Bentley solutions executives share the latest innovations in geospatial technology. Find out how these advances are applied to solutions for government, utilities, water and the communications industry.

You'll get an overview of all Bentley Geospatial’s initiatives, including new products and recent acquisitions. You'll also see demonstrations of new V8 XM capabilities.
Bentley Systems
22788
Web Publishing for Communications
Sharing the information contained in your Geospatial database with everyone in your enterprise is essential for the competitive environment of today's telecommunications provider.

Bentley can provide you with the tools to get this information to the people who need to make quick decisions regarding customer service, network management and operational support. Bentley solutions include tools that allow secure, controlled Web access to your communications data for everyone in your enterprise.
Bentley Systems
22790
Sierre-Energie SA: A
See how Sierre-Energie SA, Switzerland, implemented an efficient solution for designing, planning and documenting a new fiber network. Bentley's communication products were essential to the success of the project.

This presentation provides an overview of the project, from data migration from an existing utility solution to the benefits for the local TV cable network.
Bentley Systems
22809
Guadalupe Valley Telecommunications
This presentation shows how deployment of the Bentley Communications solution has transformed the productivity of the engineering and customer service functions at GVTC. Bentley Systems
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Electric and Gas Utility
This presentation provides a comprehensive look at Bentley’s solutions for utility distribution design and facility management.

It examines Bentley’s framework for utility solutions and introduces the new Bentley Electric product. You will see updates on the Bentley Expert Designer product line and the capabilities of Bentley's publishing, information management, and mapping products as they apply to the electric and gas distribution industries.
Bentley Systems
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sameGG.gsf
Geoscript to give lines and texts around the line, the same graphic group number. Bentley Systems
22763
Oulu University of Applied
SewerGEMS, modeling software from Bentley, was used to better understand the effect of providing sanitary sewerage connections to new build areas in the city of Oulu, Finland. Bentley Systems
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Municipality of Maastricht:
Based fully on Bentley's publishing technology, the Dutch Municipality of Maastricht created a Web Service Information Centre for both the intranet and the Internet.

The projet allowed the municipality to publish its Oracle Spatial data in the Open Geospatial Consortium Web Map Service (WMS) format to third parties.

The municipality is actively involved with the Cross-Border project, which involved surrounding municipalities, the province of Limburg and German Authorities.

Training and services were essential to the complex implementation of the Web Service Centre.
Bentley Systems
22767
How Earth Science Can
Earth science is at the forefront of applying advanced computing technology to the solution of pressing environmental problems. For instance, the bi-annual publication of the world’s top 500 supercomputers is dominated by applications in weather and climate modeling, and geosciences. Many of these grid infrastructures adopt a service-oriented architectural approach, exploiting the technologies of web services, and XML-based publishing of service and information metadata to catalogues or resource repositories. There is a strong analogy in such earth science grid architectures with spatial information infrastructures. Bentley Systems
22768
Finding Energy Savings
Walking into a pumping station is like walking into a gold mine. There are always nuggets of energy lying around that you can save. Hydraulic modeling of the system can show you where to find the nuggets. Bentley Systems
22776
Geospatial Technology
Styli Camateros, Vice President of Bentley’s Geospatial Vertical, along with Bentley Solutions Executives discuss the latest innovations in Bentley’s geospatial technology and their application to solutions for Government, Utilities, Water and Communications industry users. This keynote provides an overview of all Bentley Geospatial’s initiatives, including new products and recent acquisitions, and will include demonstrations of new V8 XM capabilities. Bentley Systems
22803
Achieving Integration
Finavia administers all of the airports in Finland, a network of 25 sites. Through ProjectWise Geospatial Management, Finavia is able to provide a single environment that handles and integrates GIS and engineering information for different departments. The information is diverse, including building documentation like HVAC and architectural drawings, site plans, their landbase and aeronautical charting information. Due to the nature of the data, Finavia’s implementation sets high security and access control requirements for ProjectWise. The ProjectWise solution supports interdepartmental cooperation by organizing the output from a number of applications including MicroStation for landbase maintenance, AutoCAD for building design applications and ArcGIS for environmental planning and analysis data. Bentley Systems
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delZeroLengthText.gsf
Geoscript for deleting text with empty text string. Bentley Systems
22766
IRIDE Energia: Adapting
An examination of how IRIDE Energia has kept pace with the growth of the utilities market in Italy by integrating electric, district heating, gas and water networks using Bentley products.

The new data models created new functionality for work-collaboration methods across multiple users, and resulted in process optimization and cost savings.
Bentley Systems
22773
Balancing Drought-Proofing
Brisbane and the surrounding region is in the grip of a drought. It is important to ensure that implementation of the Pressure and Leakage Management Programme (which safeguards water usage across the system) will not adversely affect the ability of the water network to support an adequate level of fire-fighting capacity. Checking the fire-fighting capacity of reconfigured networks is regarded as perhaps one of the most time and labor intensive modeling processes that can be undertaken. Combining WaterCAD with the Brisbane WaterGEMS Modeling System produced a powerful and highly effective desktop analysis engineering system. Bentley Systems
22802
Attica S.A. - The Provision
Attica Telecom S.A. was founded by a group of major Greek construction companies in 2001 with the objective of developing a modern and secure telecom infrastructure in Greece. Initial business activities included leasing lines to telecommunications company. Bentley Systems
22805
Sewer System Capacity
Sewer systems require regular assessment to ensure that they have the capacity to handle peak flows; an example is the California State Wastewater Discharge Requirements for Sanitary Sewers, which is the state's approach to CMOM.

This presentation illustrates how modeling can provide essential information to identify capacity limitations and to help develop improvement plans.
Bentley Systems
22762
Research and Development:
The EU-financed Humboldt project is named after Alexander von Humboldt, a famous scholar of the 19th century. This project aims to use existing know-how on data harmonization in creative ways to support the harmonization processes in an SDI context. This approach can be used to put relevant INSPIRE implementation specifications into practice and bring spatial information into new application areas. Bentley Systems
22785
Bentley's Federated Data
Examine the techniques and the Bentley products that let you use Oracle Spatial as an enterprise data store that works in unison with a workflow management system and MicroStation desktop applications. This presentation gives you technical considerations, example use cases and achievable benefits. You'll also see:
  • How data and documents of all kinds can be shared cross-departmentally
  • How municipal workflows can be supported by a collaboration engine and connection to enterprise applications through the Bentley Geospatial Server.
Bentley Systems
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Interoperability Using
What does Bentley's involvement with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards means for Bentley users? Find out more in this session. Bentley Systems
22800
Bentley sisNET Multi-Utility
Bentley sisNET is a powerful multi-utility documentation solution used by utilities of all sizes. Bentley sisNET allows all types of utility networks (water, gas, electric, and district heating) to be documented and accessed within a single user interface using a single data store. This presentation provides an overview of the system and a preview of upcoming developments. Bentley Systems
22804
The Bentley Substation
Bentley Substation Design solution capitalizes on the breadth of Bentley’s applications to offer a comprehensive solution ranging from civil/site design, to structural or control house design, to intelligent electric schematics, to full 3D modeling of the substation. This presentation describes the solution components and the business model for deploying the Bentley Substation Design solution. Bentley Systems
22807
IRIDE Energia: Adapting
An examination of how IRIDE Energia has kept pace with the growth of the utilities market in Italy by integrating electric, district heating, gas, and water networks using Bentley products. The new data models created new functionality for work collaboration methods across multiple users, and resulted in process optimization and cost savings. Bentley Systems
22770
Communications Product Update
Bentley’s communication products have expanded to include enterprise solutions with multi-user version management and offerings for field personnel and Web users such as network planners. Additionally, the engineering and modeling capabilities of our desktop products have been substantially enhanced. This presentation is an overview of the complete Bentley product line for the communication industry including new capabilities for engineering and designing fiber, copper and coaxial networks and inside plant facilities. Bentley Systems
22783
Communications Product Update
Bentley’s Communication products have expanded to include enterprise solutions with multi-user version management and offerings for field personnel and web users such as network planners. Additionally, the engineering and modeling capabilities of our desktop products have been substantially enhanced.

This presentation is an overview of the complete Bentley product line for the communication industry including new capabilities for engineering and designing fiber, copper, and coaxial networks and inside plant facilities.
Bentley Systems
22794
Mobile Solutions for
Empowering field personnel with the information contained in your geospatial database increases their productivity. It also boosts total engineering department productivity as communications are opened, data handling and mistakes are minimized and work orders are processed faster.

Bentley provides unique solutions tailored for the communications industry to maximize the efforts of your field personnel.
Bentley Systems
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BAM Infratechniek - High-Speed
On January 7, 2005 the Dutch company BAM Infratechniek Zuid signed a contract for the construction of a large fiber optic system in Eindhoven.

The system was to be built in only eight months; a race against the clock that began when BAM chose Bentley Fiber for the design of the network. BAM was an early adopter of Bentley Fiber in Europe, and afterwards many companies began to adopt the technology. Although the local requirements appeared to be different to a standard American fiber optic network- Bentley has proven to be very responsive in evolving the software.

See how BAM, with help of Bentley, won its race against the clock.
Bentley Systems
22779
Oldham Metropolitan Borough
Both Bentley Geo Web Publisher and Geo Web Solutions have allowed Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council (OMBC) to provide comprehensive access to the data sets of AEC/geospatial information they have maintained in a centralized database. This presentation examines the practicality of deploying Bentley Geo Web Publisher and Geo Web Solutions data to local citizens in an easy to understand interface. Bentley Systems
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Erlanger Stadtwerke AG:
Working with an extensive portfolio of Bentley multi-utility products (Bentley sisNET, sisIMS, sisVIEW, sisHYD and sisFLOW) has helped optimize workflows at Erlanger Stadtwerke AG. Bentley Systems
13426
GIS Deployment in Bermuda--A
Featured Paper By David Atwood & Kevin Mayall

Since first establishing a GIS committee in 1990, the Bermuda Government has made considerable investment and progress in the deployment of GIS services to Government agencies, private sector and the general public. In contrast to other small countries that typically employ a central land information office, Bermuda has, from the beginning, developed GIS through the coordinated efforts of multiple government agencies. The management principles of this decentralized organizational approach have influenced the development of Bermuda's GIS infrastructure and implementations. GIS managers from jurisdictions in which central control of data and professional territoriality are major problems will find the Bermuda GIS Committee to be a refreshing change. This paper will focus on the grass roots organizational model for GIS in Bermuda and highlight some of its success stories, lessons learned and current intentions towards societal GIS in Bermuda.

Bermuda Government
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ENVI_FreeLook_3.1
provides basic image viewing capabilities. Better Solutions Consulting LLC
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Programming ArcIMS ActiveX
Featured Paper By Rohit Patil, Robert Elston, Jr. The Biological Resources Research Center is developing a Web-accessible biodiversity atlas for Nevada and the Great Basin. We want to present as rich a cartographic experience as possible for the widest number of users. This necessarily precludes the use of an out-of-the-box ArcIMS solution, since not all browsers/platforms (particularly Macintosh browsers) will reliably display pages generated by ArcIMS. We are developing a solution with ASP and JavaScript for ArcIMS that is accessible to all standard Wintel and Macintosh browsers providing much better performance and wider accessibility to standard GIS data formats through ArcSDE. We will discuss methods, problems, and solutions. Biological Resources Research Center - University of Nevada, Reno
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Water Demand Allocation
Featured Paper By Craig Scott, Jerry Edwards. This paper presents different methods of allocating existing and projected water demand to hydraulic model nodes using ArcView GIS? and MSAccess?. These methods were developed for Water Master Plans, Integrated Resource Plans, and General Plan Updates and have also been used to monitor the impact of new development on water supplies and infrastructure. Additionally, the paper presents demand allocation methods suitable for input to modern hydraulic models incorporating different water use patterns for a single node and improved calibration techniques. The methods presented incorporate procedures for optimizing the use of a variety of available, however, imperfect, data. Black and Veatch
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The Geographic Calculator
The worlds leading Coordinate Conversion tool now offers FREE conversions and full functionality in the evaluation mode. Blue Marble Geographics
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BeyondGeo
Free 30 day evaluation of the popular BeyondGeo Internet Mapping Solution Blue Marble Geographics
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Geographic Explorer
FREE! The Geographic Explorer extends the Windows 95, 98, 2000 and NT Explorer to view and find map files. The Geographic Explorer provides a number of powerful utilities. Blue Marble Geographics
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World Map Data
Free World map data for your applications! Download a free dataset that includes country, capital and population information in either ESRI shapefile or MapInfo TAB format. Blue Marble Geographics
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Download Geographic Tracker
The Geographic Tracker will run in an evaluation mode immediately after you install it. You will be able to explore the user interface, online user's guide, and run the tutorials. You won't be able to connect to a "live" GPS receiver (you will be able to play back GPS data) with the trial version until you purchase the product and obtain an authorization code that fully enables all of the powerful features of the product. You can purchase single user or floating (portable) licenses for Version 3.3. Blue Marble Geographics
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Geographic Transformer
The Geographic Transformer will run in an evaluation mode immediately after you install it. You will be able to evaluate the product with any ONE of your own images (or with any of the images included within the Getting Started Guide). You can purchase a single user, floating (portable), or network licenses for Version 5.2. Blue Marble Geographics
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Geographic Translator
This download file can be used for Single User, Floating (Portable) and Network license types. Blue Marble Geographics
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Nashville Electric Service's
Featured Paper By Ben Ferguson Bluegrass GIS, Inc., has assisted Nashville Electric Service (NES), one of the 10 largest public electric utilities in the United States, with its migration from workstation ArcInfo 7.2.1 and ArcStorm to ArcGIS and an enterprise geodatabase housed in Oracle. This paper provides an account of the ArcGIS migration process at NES with lessons learned. Topics addressed in this presentation include geodatabase design, UML modeling; custom maintenance application development using Visual Basic, feature linked annotation creation and editing, and integration of the NES geodatabase with ABB's CADOPS outage management system (OMS). Bluegrass GIS, Inc.
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GIS Explorer
GIS Explorer is a user friendly freeware Geographic Information System from BMT Cordah. It supports many spatial data formats (Oracle Spatial, DGN, ESRI Shape, GeoTIFF). Besides just opening and viewing files, the viewer supports an extensive list of features including layer properties control, spatial querying, map measurements, raster, Flash and PDF export and much more. BMT Cordah
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The Location-aware Enterprise:
The convergence of remote sensing and geospatial technologies with wireless and Web technologies has created a significant opportunity for businesses – public and private – to enable improved decision support, planning and operations. From small companies to large government agencies, organizations are experiencing enhancements in workforce mobility, business integration, decision support, and return on investment. Booz Allen Hamilton calls this new way of working the “location-aware enterprise.” Executives and staff members in decision-making roles or involved in business operations become fully informed – or aware – by using location information to integrate multiple workflows and disparate databases across the enterprise. This presentation includes the framework for establishing an organization as a location-aware enterprise and shows how solutions such as GeoMedia are critical components in this process. Booz Allen Hamilton
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Successful Interdiscipline
Featured paper by Margaret Lange, Laurene Gallo. There has been an unprecedented attempt by Federal, State, and Local Governments to achieve results in analysis and production through a synergistic approach in utilizing COTS GIS and remotely sensed data. Though, once seemingly impossible due to different operating systems, end products and desired results are becoming a routine reality. Booz Allen Hamilton proposes coordinating and moderating the panel which will consist of members from Federal Civilian, DoD/IC, State, Local and Academic Agencies and will showcase success stories of how they achieved results through the use of and in spite of divergent systems, technologies, policies, and procedures as well as final products. Booz Allen Hamilton
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Baklava
Baklava from boutell.com is a Sprite Java Toolkit that includes all the source code in the completely free download. Boutell.com
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MapEdit
a web image mapping software available for Windows and Macintosh operating systems, Linux and java-enabled Linux systems. boutell.com
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Developing Natural Hazards
Featured Paper By Yu Zhou & David Heinlen

To promote sustainability as a strategy for disaster preparedness, the President of the United States signed the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. The Act encourages and rewards those local and state governments that develop and implement their mitigation plans for natural disasters. As a similar measure, the state of Ohio requires county governments to have a mitigation plan in order to obtain disaster relief funds. To assist several counties of northwest Ohio in developing their mitigation plans, the authors used ArcGIS to assess and analyze natural hazards potentially impacting their communities. After preprocessing spatial data from different sources, queries and overlays were performed to evaluate possible damages caused by floods and tornados, two major natural disasters in the area. GIS utilization provides a vital tool in mitigation planning. To that end, the results from GIS analysis become an essential part of a county's mitigation plan.

Bowling Green State University
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Relocating Elderly Services
Featured Paper By Yu Zhou, Bruce Smith The spatial distribution of the elderly has experienced a significant change in the past decades. In Lucas County, Ohio, for example, the elderly were concentrated in the downtown area in 1950s. By 2000, the highest percentages of elderly population were mostly distributed in suburban areas. Even though the spatial distribution of older Americans has changed, the location pattern of services has not shifted substantially. In Lucas County, the senior service centers are mostly located in the same places as 30 years ago. In this presentation, the strategies of relocating such services with the use of GIS are demonstrated. Bowling Green State University
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Getting There is Half
“Sheriff 212, Engine 3, Medic 13 and EMS-1, echo response—cardiac arrest at 1334 Southwest 134th Court. CPR in progress with instructions being given. Time out, 1936.” Bradshaw Consulting
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EMS Systems Implement
EMS Systems Implement Navigation and Deployment Program Bradshaw Consulting
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Getting There is Half
“Sheriff 212, Engine 3, Medic 13 and EMS-1, echo response—cardiac arrest at 1334 Southwest 134th Court. CPR in progress with instructions being given. Time out, 1936.” Bradshaw Consulting
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Innovations: Positively
Innovations: Positively Shaping the Future of EMS Bradshaw Consulting
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Wireline Market Analysis
Featured Paper By Maria Pereira, Adriano Junqueira, George Almeida.

A solution was customized to understand the structural factors of the Brazilian cities for cross-selling purposes. The ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst extension was used for exploratory spatial data analysis and to create a statistically valid surface. The analysis was developed using a municipal Geodatabase (more than 800 variables and 5,561 cities). The final cluster (market segments) was compoused for 12 groups with different patterns for cultural, infrastructural, and urban behavior. The results were integrated to marketing users of one big Brazilian wireline operator for forecasts and cross-selling purposes.

Brasil Telecom
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GIS at the Brazilian
Featured Paper By Luiz Carmo, Luís Almeida & João Dias

This paper describes the new approach in GIS planning and implementation processes at the Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP). This agency has as its mission to regulate the oil, natural gas and biofuels industry in Brazil. The new solution adopted is based on the ArcGIS integrated family of geospatial information system productsrunning with the support of an ORACLE relational database. These geoprocessing tools link, via a 100 Mb/s fiber optical private connection, the ANP corporate database with a geospatial database (geodatabase) and the Exploration & Production Database (BDEP), providing, at a first moment, web mapping facilities through an Intranet geosciences' portal called SING (acronym of Geosciences Information System in portuguese), which is a portal to the BDEP data and a server-client schema to the ANP upstream sector.

Brazilian National Petroleum Agency
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WayPoint_+
Interfaces a Garmin GPS to a Windows 95/NT program Brent Hildebrand
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Transition_Planning
GIS Perfect World... British Columbia Gas Utility
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Using GIS to Estimate
Featured Paper By Glenn Margoles & Josephine Rudd

This session will investigate the various methods currently in use to estimate hurricane debris that would be generated by a storm. Performance of these methods will be compared from actual debris collection during the 2004 Hurricane Season in Florida.

Broward Emergency Management Agency
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3D Visualization of MODFLOW
Featured Paper By Bruce Rindahl, Monique Ammidown Brown and Caldwell
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A Decision-Support Model
Featured Paper By Allan Scott, Bruce Rindahl. This paper describes the use of a well site prioritization tool that can be used by water resource planners to identify new well sites for potable water production. The tool incorporates user-defined factors such as water quality, aquifer characteristics, and impacts on existing wells. This tool uses cell-based data layers to score and weight each of these factors for the entire region based on selected shapefiles. The results are displayed as color-coded values identifying the sites that best meet the criteria. New data can be incorporated and scoring criteria changed, providing a sustainable decision making tool for water supply planners. Brown and Caldwell
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GIS and Litigation Support:
Featured Paper By Pat Curley

GIS as a technology has proven to have many different applications in various fields of study. One tangible application of GIS is in the courtroom, as support in either the defense or prosecution of parties under the law. Two case studies examining GIS techniques applied in the courtroom demonstrate the applicability of GIS as litigation support. One study focuses on the use of three dimensional GIS tools to quantify illegal dumping on a plaintiff's property and prosecuting the responsible offending party. The second case shows an approach to integrating a soil erosion and transport model into GIS to assist in the defense of a county government from a litigation suit filed by residents impacted by excessive sedimentation. Development of GIS tools for litigation support, as examined in this study, displays how GIS technology can be successfully implemented to assist parties in the courtroom, ultimately enabling them to determine the truth.

Brown and Caldwell
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Using GIS and Innovation
Featured Paper By Katie Wingerd

Using ESRI products to develop, analyze, and prepare GIS data for use in Quantm route optimization software, Buchart-Horn, Inc., is assisting the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and the Federal Highway Administration in determining the best alignment for a new route providing improved Hurricane Evacuation and system linkage in southeast Louisiana. The route optimization program utilizes environmental, cultural, and community GIS data, combined with egineering design and costing data, to provide many alignments that meet the design criteria while considering project constraints. Scheduled for completion in the spring of 2006, the project will result in a record decision by the FHWA of the best route that meets the project purpose and need. This new route will provide a much needed, more effective and quicker option for the residents of southeast Louisiana to evacuate prior to a hurricane, while providing a link to the interstate system during non-evacuation conditions.

Buchart-Horn, Inc.
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Preparing an ICM/DICM
The Bundeswehr GeoInformation Office (BGIO) in Germany is supporting the forces of the Bundeswehr with ICM/DICM products. This session will demonstrate a production workflow for creating these products using GeoMedia Professional. Bundeswehr Geoinformation Office
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Production of Regional
The Bundeswehr GeoInformation Office (BGIO) in Germany has been part of the development of the Feature Level Database (FLDB) since 2001. Intergraph is developing this project on behalf of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. The BGIO is managing its GeoInfo Basic Data based on FLDB. GeoInfo Basic Data will be implemented in four levels of resolution. For each level, an Oracle database will be established. Objectives of the project are seamless data storage, transaction and access control, and versioning. The presenter of this session will demonstrate a workflow for the production of regional maps from the FLDB using GeoMedia Professional. Bundeswehr Geoinformation Office
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Using ArcGIS to Apply
Featured Paper By Jeffery Nighbert. Shaded or "painted" relief backdrops add tremendous visual interest and value to cartographic products. The addition of relief backdrops to maps has proven to be an effective technique for portraying realistic landscapes and geographical situations, and it is widely practiced in cartography today. Bureau of Land Management
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PLSS as a Spatial Framework:
Featured paper by Steven Hope. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) initiated the Geographic Coordinate Data Base (GCDB) project to digitally portray the Public Land Survey System (PLSS). The GCDB solution utilized the cadastral record as the spatial framework for a multipurpose cadastre. The survey measurement based strategy anticipates future surveys with the construction of templates, which catalogue the rules of survey that apply to the data set. The template construct provides an elegant method to update the spatial framework. The project has evolved through multiple generations of collection technologies starting with "in house" software development and culminating with the current NILS partnership. Bureau of Land Management
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Enterprise Data Modeling
Featured Paper By Stanley Frazier

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Oregon/Washington has extensive spatial data holdings. With the advent of ArcGIS and the geodatabase model, an opportunity presented itself to re-design our data holdings to be more efficient, eliminate redundancies, and simplify our data structure. With assistance from ESRI Professional Services we have been examining our data holdings and developing a conceptual data model. This will be followed by a logical data model (using Visio UML). The final stage will be physical implementation of SDE Geodatabases.

Bureau of Land Management
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Calculating Wildfire
Featured Paper By Julia Christiansen

Arc GIS Spatial Analyst, one tool in the ArcGIS software suite, was used to develop a raster grid predicting hazard levels in wildfires within a western Colorado fire management zone. The term hazard refers to dangers related to fire behavior rather than risk of ignition. This layer was constructed using the Reclassify and Raster Calculator utilities within Arc GIS Spatial Analyst and ESRI extension Raster Clipper. Spatial Analyst evaluated hazard factors such as slope, aspect and fuels. Reclassify assigned break and integer values to analyzed hazards. Map Algebra expressions derived output cell values based on summed integers and included the condition that a zero score in the fuel model must return a zero value to the output cell. Wildfire management agencies are using electronic versions of the project, as well as paper maps constructed from it, to anticipate fire behavior, safety concerns and resource allocations during the 2005 wildfire season. Analysis based on comparisons of the new map with historic fire perimeters is proceeding and development may include weighted calculations of reclassified fuel models within such boundaries.

Bureau of Land Management
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A Sampling Scheme for
Featured Paper By Fran Evanisko

Peirson's Milk-Vetch is an endangered plant species that occurs on the Algodones Dunes in the Imperial Valley of California. John Willoughby, a BLM botanist, devised a systematic random sampling design for monitoring the occurrence of the plant over time. The sampling is stratified by 12 sample areas within eight management areas. The design requires 135 transects with a total length of 930 km and 37,169 sample points 25 meters apart. This paper will discuss the algorithm used to generate the sampling scheme and the code required to implement the design in both AML and ArcObjects. The two methods are compared in terms of complexity and performance.

Bureau of Land Management and American River College
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BTS Data Viewer
for use with the NTAD and NORTAD ASCII format files. Bureau of Transporation Statistics
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Storm Drain System Inventory
Featured Paper By Douglas Brice, Heather Kelley. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in order to meet the requirements of the Clean Water Act and the nine state Regional Water Quality Control Boards (RWQCBs), enlisted Burns & McDonnell to field inventory all stormwater features contained within Caltrans property for Districts 4 and 12. Stormwater inlets, outfalls, discharge points, drainage areas, and facilities (i.e., maintenance stations, park and rides, etc.) were inventoried using a combination of submeter GPS units, pen-based computers, laser range finders, and digital cameras. The project serves as a tool for the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit compliance process. The project encompassed 900 highway miles in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as 310 miles in Orange County (Southern California). The accumulated data set gives Caltrans engineers a clear vision of existing storm water features and allows them to identify sites where best management practices (BMP) could be employed. Burns & McDonnell
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Giving Pilots a New Eye
Feature Article By Olga Kharif Business Week
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Plotting the War on Terror
Smart mapping systems can predict the spread of viruses, replace paper charts, and help aid teams pool life-saving data. Featured Special Report from BusinessWeek. BusinessWeek
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Commercial Real-estate
The client is one of the largest owners, developers, and managers of commercial real estate in the U.S. Recently, the firm transitioned its information support process from paper to electronic documentation. Now, all of their business documents are first scanned at their scan center, organized, and then routed electronically to the departments required to process the information and make resulting decisions. BW Document Management solutions
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Engineering Reclaims
As one of the leading geotechnical and environmental engineering firms in the U.S. the client utilizes industry best practices when working to create high quality and sustainable property assets. Coordinating with the project architects, other engineers, construction managers and the developer client, this engineering firm critically relies on both new and old information in setting its standards for engineering design. Now providing services across the country and on a global basis, this company's need for quick access to information is growing rapidly. BW Document Management solutions
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Now The Database Is the GIS
What GIS do you use? This used to be a critical question in the AM/FM/GIS (automated mapping/ facilities management/GIS) industry. The answer given could create friends or adversaries in an instant. The question is now a bit outdated, reflecting the industry’s early days, when we first began automating geographic information. Byers Engineering Company
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Parcel Based Stormwater
Featured paper by Andrew Swift. Complaints about stream and sewer flooding have been increasing. Many departments need to do accurate stormwater calculations but lack affordable and useful software tools. Quantifying stormwater in a fair, accurate, and economical way was so difficult that these calculations were seldom included in the review of subdivisions or building permits. When such calculations were made, sharing them throughout the enterprise was difficult. We've developed a runoff calculator with a twist for local government. Hydrologists and engineers usually calculate stormwater data for watersheds (drainage areas) the majority of a local government's work is based on individual parcels and addresses. C.A.G.I.S
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City of Cincinnati GIS-Based
Featured Paper By Daniel Young & Raj Chundur

This presentation will discuss the technical aspects of developing and implementing the Cincinnati Customer Service Request system. The system was created by the Cincinnati Area Geographic Information System (CAGIS) with assistance from the Telecom and CINSY sections of the Regional Computer Center. The system leverages CAGIS's extensive integration of the GIS with transactional data stored in an Accela Permits Plus database. Cincinnati is in the middle of a three-year project to implement the system. As CAGIS works with each department on its service requests, data and workflow hurdles are identified and analyzed. As a result, new projects are created to ensure that the vision of progressive improvement in customer service delivery, not just customer service tracking, becomes a reality. Supporting projects underway include the automation and enterprise tracking of city-owned property and right-of-way, inventory of poles and signage, and improvement of data to link requests to infrastructure features.

C.A.G.I.S
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Setting Up Integrated
Featured Paper By Patrick Engels, Mokadem Abdel-Ilah, Bock Laurent, Pasquasy Fabien, Baiwir Renaud & Hecq Philippe

The Ministry of the Walloon Region is responsible for many geographical data, among which datasets of physical environment (geology, pedology, hydrology, etc.) dominate. In particular, the soil map is especially interesting because of its exhaustiveness, quality and precision. This dataset had been used early on in GIS applications (Decision-making Geo-Environmental Tool, Rural Areas Observatory) to provide help in solving point source pollution, protecting aquifers and soils, managing manure and sludge, etc. Geographical Reference databases including these datasets and various others (land use planning map, orthophotos, etc.) were published on the Intranet making up a distributed GIS. This infrastructure supports the administration's missions, including environmental permits, Common Agricultural Policy, rural development, Natura 2000, management of buildings and roads, etc. Meanwhile, this infrastructure is gradually becoming available through the Internet (geological map, topographical features, etc.) to form a geoportal (meeting interoperability requirements) for decision makers, citizens, scientists, engineering and consultancy companies, associations, etc.

c/o Ministry of Walloon Region
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CitInDemo.EXE
Adds CIT raster format support to AutoCAD, AutoCAD Map and CAD Overlay. CAD Studio
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Cadcorp Mini-Apps
Mini-Apps are provided free of charge to be used as productivity tools, enhancing some of the functionality of Cadcorp SIS for specific tasks New and enhanced Cadcorp Mini-Apps include Cool Labels, New Boolean, Db Text, Spatial Wizard, Quick Print, Cadcorp SIS ITN Tools and Cadcorp SIS Gazetteer. Full documentation is provided. Cadcorp
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Cadcorp SIS Map Browser
Cadcorp SIS Map Browser is a free application to browse geographic data served by OGC W*S services on the web. It has been designed to view and query data served using OpenGIS® Web Map Service (WMS) and Web Feature Service (WFS) specifications, as well as supporting Geographic Markup Language (GML) and Web Map Context XML data sources. Cadcorp
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Active Server Component web map sampler Cadcorp
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Cadcorp SIS Map Reader
Cadcorp SIS Map Reader: provides users of Cadcorp SIS with a powerful free tool to easily view, query and print ‘published’ map data. The strength of Map Reader lies in its ability to view over 150 formats that are open to Cadcorp SIS as long as they reside within a Published Window Definition (PWD).

Generated by any of Cadcorp SIS Map Manager, Map Editor and Map Modeller, your PWD viewed by Map Reader can now open up new possibilities. Imagine viewing all your SHP files, DWG drawings, TAB files, Ordnance Survey data, ECW images and more in an integrated whole – that’s the power of Map Reader.

For more sophisticated geographic data viewing, Map Viewer provides valuable additional capabilities.
Cadcorp
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Cadcorp_SIS_FlyRound_2.1MB
software for the creation of flyround movies in Cadcorp SIS V5 Cadcorp
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Cadcorp SIS Gazetteer II
perform address searches based on Ordnance Survey Address Point data. Cadcorp
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Cadcorp SIS Dataset Plug-ins
For Cadcorp users, the current Cadcorp SIS Dataset Plug-ins. Cadcorp
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Enabling Distributed
Featured Paper By Simon Doyle and Martin Daly Cadcorp
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GIS in the fight against
Neil McLeod relates how improved data access and sharing via a web-based GIS is helping Bedfordshire tackle crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour Cadcorp
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An Introduction to OpenGIS
OpenGIS is the activity pursued by the Open GIS Consortium (OGC). OpenGIS seeks to achieve transparent access to disparate geo-data and geo-processing resources in a networked environment by providing a rich suite of open interface specifications. These interface specifications will enable GIS developers to create inter-operable components that provide this transparency. Cadcorp
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Enabling Distributed
Featured paper By Simon Doyle and Martin Daly Cadcorp
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Cadcorp SIS Format Support
150 Supported GIS, CAD, Graphic and Database Formats

Cadcorp SIS - Spatial Information System has the ability to directly read and/or write to over 150 native GIS, CAD, graphic and database formats on-the-fly, without translation.
Cadcorp
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Integrated risk management
Fire and rescue services are required to produce an Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP)as part of the Government ’s drive to reform services.Part of these modernisation programmes must identify where improvements to community safety can be made without compromising on emergency response times.The Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) is making wide-scale use of geographical information systems (GIS)to underpin detailed analyses of previous incidents and to assess potential fire risks,for more effective and ef ficient allocation of resources. Cadcorp
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Embedded GIS bring real
MIS Emergency Systems Ltd has developed its ALERT C³ system to take full advantage of the digital mapping and geographic information processing and analysis capabilities of Cadcorp SIS software suite. Cadcorp
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Relating Images to Your
Introducing Geo-Imaging by Ricoh® and Cadcorp SIS®

Automated Image Geo-coding
Ricoh’s Pro G3 high-resolution digital camera provides the definitive solution for GIS workflows that utilize ground-based images. Overcoming the burdens of traditional methods of geo-imaging, the Ricoh solution integrates GPS technology directly into the camera to geo-code images as they are captured. A CompactFlash slot on the camera allows for insertion of a GPS card for a single-unit solution. For applications that require even greater precision, the camera can receive NMEA data from external GPS units that support Bluetooth.
Cadcorp
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Cadcorp SIS Pictometry Viewer
The Cadcorp SIS Pictometry Viewer is an easy-to-use free application (GB only) for viewing Pictometry® oblique view imagery within Cadcorp SIS – Spatial Information System. The new Cadcorp SIS Pictometry Viewer, developed by Cadcorp using Pictometry’s software development kit is available for use with Cadcorp SIS desktop products, including Map Modeller, Map Editor and Map Manager. Cadcorp
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A practical approach
OS MasterMap is of keen interest to all users of Ordnance Survey large-scale mapping data. Early adopters’ workshops, industry-level marketing communications and media coverage have all raised the profile of the Digital National Framework and its rebranding as OS MasterMap. Cadcorp’s Chris Holcroft examines issues and questions that potential users need to consider and offers practical advice on how to take advantage of this new data’s many benefits. Cadcorp
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GIS at the London Fire Brigade
The London Fire Brigade (LFB) is run by the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority and is part of a group of organisations operating under the ‘umbrella’ of the Greater London Authority. It is the third largest fire fighting organisation in the world, with 111 fire stations (plus one River Thames based station) from which it protects people and property from fire and deals with other emergencies within the 1587sqkm of Greater London, with its resident population of some 7.4 million. This population is increased by another 500,000 each day during working hours. Cadcorp
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Cadcorp Storm Tracker
Digital mapping-based software to visualise the path of hurricanes and other storms Developed to satisfy the requirements of insurance and re-insurance specialists and other organisations concerned with damage caused by hurricanes and other storms, Cadcorp Storm Tracker is a light-weight digital mapping application for the visualisation of hurricane storm tracks. Using data from the Unisys Weather Web site, a respected source for global storm data, Cadcorp Storm Tracker enables users to take live storm information, automatically convert it to geographical line features and visualise it over a digital map base. It also enables the user to export the resulting storm track to commonly-used GIS data interchange formats for integration into other software, such as catastrophe modelling products. Cadcorp
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Cadcorp SIS 6.0 - the
Cadcorp, the British GIS vendor, is rapidly becoming an international GIS vendor with its flagship product Cadcorp SIS. Robert Barr examines the software and offers his explanation for the company's growing international success. Cadcorp
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Cadcorp and Oracle brochure
Digital mapping and geographical information systems (GIS) are widely recognised as key enablers in e-Government service delivery worldwide. Modern government, both in policy making and in service delivery, relies on accurate and timely information about the location of citizens, assets, incidents and policy. It has been widely reported that over 80 per cent of corporate data has a geographic or spatial component.

The management, distribution and sharing of spatial data is therefore crucial to effective and efficient service delivery and policy formulation. Increasingly, government is being measured, targeted and funded for ‘e-Enabling’ its services, ensuring that information and, more recently, online services are shared across departments, agencies and citizens. Examples include: Implementing Electronic Government (IEG), the Department for Communities and Local Government’s Priority Outcomes, and the Cabinet Office’s Transformational Government initiatives in the UK.

Cadcorp and Oracle work in partnership via the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) to facilitate the deployment of GIS applications that store business and spatial data in the same underlying Oracle database, and without the need for additional proprietary middleware. This reduces both the cost and complexity of developing, deploying and managing GIS applications.
Cadcorp
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Cadcorp in Emergency
It is widely recognised that the application of geographical information systems (GIS) increases the capability and effectiveness of the emergency services to respond in an emergency situation. Modern emergency services, both in planning and operational support, rely on accurate and timely information about the location of incidents, crimes or assets, often from dispersed sources of data. The ability to access and process spatial information quickly, from multiple sources, and to give visual feedback, is crucial to planning and operational effectiveness. Cadcorp
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Cadcorp Corporate and
Cadcorp® is a developer of world leading geographic information systems (GIS) software. The Cadcorp SIS® – Spatial Information System® suite runs on Microsoft Windows and encompasses desktop GIS modules, Web-based GIS software (GeognoSIS.NET™), software developer kits and a mobile data capture solution (mSIS®).

Established in 1991 in the UK, Cadcorp has its headquarters in Stevenage, Hertfordshire and a development office in London. Regional offices operate in Boston, USA and Sydney, Australia.
Cadcorp
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Interview with Mike O'Neil,

Interview with Mike O'Neil, Cadcorp
Cadcorp
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Storing OS MasterMap
Cadcorp SIS – Spatial Information System – version 6 offers comprehensive support for OS MasterMap, and this support extends throughout the product range at no extra cost. Because other articles have covered the characteristics of OS MasterMap at length, this one explores more deeply a key aspect of managing the data: namely, the storage methods that users of OS MasterMap will need to take into consideration, whether they are using Cadcorp SIS or any other GIS software. Simon Doyle and Chris Holcroft explain. Cadcorp
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Cadcorp in Government brochure
Digital mapping and geographical information systems (GIS) are widely recognised as key enablers in e-government service delivery worldwide. Modern government, both in policy making and in service delivery, relies on accurate and timely information about the location of citizens, assets, incidents and policy. It has been widely reported that over 80 per cent of government data has a geographic or spatial component. Cadcorp
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As easy as ASC –
Cadcorp SIS Active Server Component or ASC, is a powerful means of Web-enabling spatial data-based Microsoft Windows technology. The ASC allows Web developers to place geographical information online and offer GIS functionality to the end-user. Because the ASC accesses the power of Cadcorp SIS – Spatial Information System desktop GIS software, sites can be as simple or as complex as required. These online applications range from simple map images returned from user queries i.e. ‘show me the nearest’, to complex thematic mapping tools or online drawing facilities. Cadcorp
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WEB-BASED INTEROPERABILITY
Local authorities’ continuing efforts to improve their customer service levels and to meet e-Government objectives are being aided by GIS software that enables high levels of interoperability with existing systems and data. To those people within local authorities who are charged with the task of delivering IT systems that contribute to greater efficiency and improved levels of customer service, it might seem to be stating the obvious. But it’s worth saying it anyway. Cadcorp
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GIS OPENING UP LOCAL
Charnwood Borough Council’s iMAP system uses Cadcorp SIS desktop and web-based digital mapping/GIS software to help streamline the council’s business processes and to make information available to citizens on demand. Cadcorp
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IMPROVING PUBLIC SERVICES
GIS COMBINES WITH MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY TO ENABLE INFORMATION SHARING, INCREASE MUNICIPAL REVENUES AND TO DELIVER IMPROVED SERVICES TO THE CITIZENS OF BEYOGLU, ISTANBUL. Cadcorp
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Charting the Tidal Thames
Charting the Tidal Thames Cadcorp
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STREAMLINING SERVICES
When Surrey Heath Borough Council began to experience difficulties with its existing land and property-related GIS facilities, it turned to Cadcorp business partner Plantech Ltd. for a solution. Same way, sharing functionality and benefiting from a number of advanced and in some instances, unique capabilities. Cadcorp
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London Fire Brigade aims high
The London Fire Brigade (LFB) is run by the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority as part of a group of organisations operating under the ‘umbrella’ of the Greater London Authority. It is the third largest firefighting organisation in the world, with 111 fire stations (plus one River Thames-based station) from which it operates across the 1,587 square kilometres of Greater London, with its resident population of some 7.4 million. This increases by a further 500,000 each day during working hours. Cadcorp
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XML-BASED DATA IN GIS
With the ever increasing use of specialised Web sites as repositories of reliable, up-to-date and useful information on all manner of topics, more and more GIS users are turning to the Internet to get the information they need, whether it’s for use in their professional capacity or as a private individual. Cadcorp
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Radionics, Inc.
A global leader in the fields of neurosurgery, neurological pain treatment, and radiation therapy, Radionics, a division of Tyco Healthcre Group LP, designs and manufactures advanced neurosurgical instrumentation and sophisticated neurological imaging systems. CADD Edge, Inc.
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Barrett Technology, Inc.
Barrett Technology manufactures high-performance robots for the advanced research community and the flexible automation industry. To stay competitive, Barrett needed to accelerate its design cycle time and reduce manufacturing costs. CADD Edge, Inc.
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Nichols Aircraft
You’re in flight, listening to the reassuring hum of the jet’s engines and wonder…how long can these things run? Thanks to trusted lubrication pumps from the Nichols Aircraft Division of the Aerospace Group of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the answer is, rest assured, probably longer than you think. CADD Edge, Inc.
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progeCAD 2009 Professional
AutoCAD functionality at less than tenth the cost. DWG DXF PDF read write. Similar icons, commands and interface. Raster image embedding, raster-to-vector software included. DWF publishing, IntelliCAD AutoLISP interpreter, ACIS 3D Solids modelling, temporary point snap (like oSnap), layers, blocks. Hatch, block and xref editing. 3D shading and rendering options. approx. 10000 Symbols library. Special upgrade price from recent AutoCAD, Actrix, Microstation, TurboCAD Pro, etc. Easy to learn. progeCAD professional includes their proprietary Express-Tools pack Free technical support in Australia, Europe, Worldwide by progeSOFT and CADDIT.net (www.caddit.net). CADDIT.net
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progeEARTH Civil & Survey
progeEARTH: Complete Civil Survey: This Survey, Cogo, DTM, and Road Design software, used with progeCAD® Professional, provides a low-cost alternative to otherwise high priced Land survey, coordinate geometry, digital terrain modeling, and corridor design software including working directly with AutoCAD DWG files, without having to pay a fortune to do so. Familiarity of AutoCAD: progeEARTH allows you to use the commands and menus you are used to, the same ones you would find in AutoCAD, and supports the same fonts, hatch patterns, model space/paper space, most of the features to have relied on in the past. The software costs a fraction of the price you would pay for an AutoCAD solution. Perfect for Surveyors, Civil Engineers, Architects... : This software is ideal for Professional Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers who need an economical software solution. It also provides a low-cost way for Architects to communicate their data to the Engineer. This Survey, Cogo, DTM, and Road Design software provides a total solution for importing your point data from data collector files, manual point entry, point manipulation, lot design and annotation, contours, digital terrain models, profiles, cross sections and corridor design. CADDIT.net
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progeCAD Professional 2007
AutoCAD functionality at less than tenth the cost. DWG DXF PDF read write. Similar icons, commands and interface. Raster image embedding, raster-to-vector software included. DWF publishing, IntelliCAD AutoLISP interpreter, ACIS 3D Solids modelling, temporary point snap (like oSnap), layers, blocks. Hatch, block and xref editing. 3D shading and rendering options. approx. 10000 Symbols library. Special upgrade price from recent AutoCAD LT. Easy to learn. progeCAD professional includes their proprietary Express-Tools pack Free technical support in Australia, Europe, Worldwide by progeSOFT and CADDIT.net (www.caddit.net). CADDIT.net
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progeCAD Professional
AutoCAD design software at less than tenth the cost! DWG DXF native editing. Powerful new CAD interface - similar icons, commands and interface. Raster image editing, raster-to-vector software included. PDF, DWF, SVG, O2C & Google Earth KML support, IntelliCAD AutoLISP, VBA & DIESEL, ACIS 3D Solids modelling, temporary point snap (oSnap), layers, blocks. Hatch and xref editing. 3D shading and rendering options. approx. 11000+ CAD symbols library. CADDIT.net
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IntelliCAD 2001
Free CAD software download from CADopia CADopia
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CADopia 8 Professional
CADopia 8 Professional Edition is the latest release of this popular CAD software. It is an ideal tool for engineers, architects, and other GIS and CAD professionals who need a full-featured solution at an affordable price. Written for the Microsoft Windows environment, it is well suited for working in conjunction with other Windows applications and supports in-place editing. The features include AutoCAD 2008 support, Xref manager, DWF support, display and print lineweight, template files, plot style tables, draw order enhancements, solid modeling enhancements, performance enhancmeents, and bug fixes. You can read and write .DWG files (upto Autodesk AutoCAD 2008) using CADopia. Includes comprehensive suite of drafting, design and detailing tools. Version 8 requires users to install the product as an administrator. CADopia
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CADopia 8 Standard
CADopia Standard is a full-featured 2D and 3D CAD (Computer-Aided-Design) software based on IntelliCAD technology. Architects, engineers, interior designers, students, and educators will find CADopia useful in creating, editing, and viewing professional drawings. This downloadable version includes a comprehensive suite of drafting features including boundary hatch, dimensioning, fly over snapping, complex linetype support, polyline and spline creation, 3D view creation, and printing and plotting support. It also supports AutoLisp for customization of the product. Improvements in CADopia Standard 8 include support for 2007/2008 format drawings, multi-language character support, new esnap options, updated ACIS solid model visualization, improved stability and performance, and improved support for multi-line texts. Version 8.0 can open, modify and save 2007/2008 format Autodesk AutoCAD drawing files, supports export of drawings as PDF files, adds a new wipeout entity, a new esnap options. CADopia
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Scan2CAD
Free Demo Scan2CAD 5.1d Scanning to CAD CADVANCE
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CAD_WebViewer
CAD WebViewer CADWEB
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Calcomp
Large format plotter/printer files CalGraph Technology Services, Inc.
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AV Garmin
AV Garmin is an ArcView extension. Used with a Garmin GPS and either Waypoint+ or MapSource download software or GarTrip, AV Garmin allows you to easily create shapefiles in ArcView. Point, Line or Polygon features can be created from either waypoint or track data. Shapefiles can be projected into any ArcView supported format. California Department of Fish and Game
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QuakeView: A Quake Warning
Featured paper by Xudong Jia, Kris Leung, Katherine Sun, Lu Tiong, Shane Sibbett, Cynthia Chang. QuakeView is the core module of the SCE emergency preparedness system. It estimates wave fronts of earthquakes. It consists of two primary components: the earthquake simulation and the application environment. The earthquake simulation, a Java-based application, acquires real-time earthquake data and processes the incoming data into the application environment through a TCP/IP connection to the application environment. The application environment contains the earthquake data processing server, the real-time event tracking server, and an ArcView client application and is responsible for the display of satellite receiver status and real-time wave fronts an earthquake creates. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
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The Sacramento River
Featured Paper By Chuck Nelson

The Sacramento River Recreation and Public Access Guide (www.sacramentoriver.org) is a spatially based inventory of recreational opportunities on publicly owned lands along California's leading river. Properties are linked to the site database. Each site lists agency ownership, contacts, site opportunities and includes links to aerial photography. The search engine can query on outdoor activities or facilities available. SacRecWeb also contains articles of interest on the Sacramento River, a glossary of river terms and agency acronyms, a Sacramento River Atlas running ArcIMS, aerial photography and a river photo gallery. It would be easy to apply SacRecWeb's map and data base technology to any waterway, watershed, or stream in California.

California State University, Chico
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Promoting Enterprise
Featured Paper By David Gadish

The Bureau of Street Services (BOSS) mission is to effectively maintain and clean the streets, alleys, urban forest, and other landscaped areas within the public right-of-way and enforce street use ordinances. Most of the operational data collected at the bureau, during the normal process of business, inherently has a location component that can be managed in a GIS system. A project to identify business processes at BOSS that can take advantage of GIS was undertaken as a collaborative effort with the author and his students at California State University of Los Angeles (CSULA). This initial evaluation resulted in a proposal for an Enterprise GIS solution to be phased in at BOSS. Initial steps are now in place to implement the first phase of the proposal at the bureau. The selected project would utilize GIS for re-distribution and on-going code enforcement of newspaper racks throughout Los Angeles.

California State University, Los Angeles
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sample_maps
sample maps Caliper Corporation
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CamMap
CamMap is an interactive map guide to the city of Cambridge, England. You can navigate any direction and choose level of detail. Can be used with CamWAP (wireless application) CamMap
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Street Trees: A Model,
Featured Paper By Peter Godfrey. The efficient management of street tree resources within an urban setting can impact fiscal expenditures, economic development, and overall resident quality of life. As one of the most visible resources within an urban setting, these resources are truly part of the urban infrastructure fabric, and proper management is critical. This paper will discuss the definition of a street tree and suggested data model, review typical business and data flow processes that encompass street tree systems, describe real-world examples of inventory creation (including GPS, voice recognition data gathering, and pen-based field data collection), and make suggestions for system design and implementation. Camp Dresser & McKee
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Tools for the Source
Featured paper by N. Rao Sankarmanchi Implementing a source water assessment program for large complex systems is an extremely cumbersome and expensive task. This paper describes how the combination of Microsoft Access, ArcView, and ArcInfo was creatively used to streamline and reduce the level of effort on two such projects. The first project is at the Philadelphia Water Department for several surface water intakes and the second project is at Nassau and Suffolk counties in Long Island, New York for a complex groundwater system. The efficiencies realized by using these tools and pitfalls to avoid will be presented. Camp Dresser & McKee
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AMD Selects Camstar’s
Leading Semiconductor Manufacturer Turns to Camstar for World-Class Multi-site Final Manufacturing Operations Camstar Systems, Inc.
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Unifi: Using InSite to
Unifi, the world's leading producer of polyester yarn, must be able to take a customer order and then manage production operations in multiple plants in order to meet each customer's delivery and product specifications. To better meet their customers' requirements, Unifi chose InSite to integrate ERP data with live manufacturing information directly from the plant floor. Camstar Systems, Inc.
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Roche Diagnostics has
Camstar, the leading enterprise manufacturing execution and quality management solutions provider, today announced that Roche Diagnostics, one of the world's top manufacturers of diagnostic systems and decision-oriented health information, has chosen Camstar's InSite | Medical Device Edition™ software to manage production quality and improve overall manufacturing performance at its U.S. based manufacturing facilities. Camstar Systems, Inc.
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Agilent Technologies:
As the pressures of timely innovation intensify in the Life Sciences industry, Agilent meets the demand for sophisticated tools to keep its customers at the forefront of biotechnology research. Using Camstar's products, Agilent has built a highly automated factory to deliver sophisticated DNA Microarrays at unparalleled speeds. Camstar Systems, Inc.
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Alcan Aluminum: Deploying
In January 2000, Alcan Aluminum selected InSite as the collaborative manufacturing solution for its North American Sheet Products Division. The deployment goal was to improve profitability and facilitate the optimization of current assets. Camstar Systems, Inc.
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Corning, Inc.: Using
Corning Inc.'s Specialty Materials Division makes complex, cutting-edge products for the Photonics and Semiconductor industries. To succeed in these demanding sectors, Corning required a flexible solution that could meet customers' shifting product requirements while improving manufacturing processes to reach volume quickly. Camstar Systems, Inc.
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ALZ: Using InSite to
ALZ NV, a Belgium-based producer of coils, sheets and plates in hot- and cold-rolled stainless steel, deployed Camstar's InSite solution in an effort to improve production efficiencies and the bottom line. Camstar Systems, Inc.
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Carl Zeiss Meditec
Camstar, the leading provider of Enterprise Manufacturing Execution and Quality Systems for medical device and diagnostics, high technology semiconductor and electronics, and other global manufacturers, announced today that Carl Zeiss Meditec successfully deployed Camstar’s Manufacturing Execution System (MES), InSite | Medical Device Edition, to increase productivity, improve quality, reduce the cost of compliance, and support the plant’s Demand Flow Technology (DFT). Camstar Systems, Inc.
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EPIC Technologies implements
Camstar, the leading provider of enterprise manufacturing execution and quality management solutions, today announced that EPIC Technologies, a full service independent provider of contract electronics manufacturing services, completed a rapid deployment of Camstar’s Medical Device Suite to control production for the electronic top housing of a new transdermal drug delivery device. EPIC jointly developed the innovative new processes with a major medical device manufacturer. Camstar Systems, Inc.
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ZOLL Medical Corporation
ZOLL Medical Corporation has been making life-saving contributions to cardiac resuscitation technology for more than 20 years. Custom-built to accommodate specific environmental, power, and language requirements, ZOLL’s products are widely used in hospitals, emergency vehicles, airplanes, and many public places throughout the world. Camstar Systems, Inc.
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Kinetic Concepts to Deploy
“KCI’s customers have come to expect our products and therapies to be of the best quality, readily available, and cost-effective,” said Mike Burke, Vice President of Manufacturing for Kinetic Concepts, Inc. “As demand increases, we need electronic systems in place to continue to deliver to these high standards. We chose Camstar’s Medical Device Suite and rapid deployment methodology to bring us the most benefit in the shortest time.” Camstar Systems, Inc.
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Amkor Selects Camstar’s
Leading Provider of Semiconductor Test, Assembly and Packaging Services to Use Camstar Technology to Streamline Operations and Provide Best-in-class Customer Service Camstar Systems, Inc.
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TriGem Computer Inc.
TriGem Computer Inc. is an original design manufacturer that makes desktop PCs, notebook PCs, LCD monitors, and other peripheral devices for some of the largest names in the computer business. Challenge : Provide real-time repair information and accurately project when products will be returned Camstar Systems, Inc.
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Philips Semiconductors
Philips Semiconductors has earned its place among the world’s leading providers of semiconductor products through innovative design and manufacturing practices. At several sites across South East Asia, the company saws, assembles, tests, and packages its trademark small-footprint, low-power consumption products. “In the past we had different homegrown shop floor control applications running at the sites. Camstar Systems, Inc.
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SCHOTT Advanced Packaging
“Our wafer level packaging is a very sophisticated, high value, and complex process,” said Georg Sparschuh, Production Manager at SCHOTT Advanced Packaging. “A single problem related to routing, for example, could cost the company a significant amount of money. If you have to scrap one wafer – you just lost a lot. So it is imperative that a completely automated and highly reliable MES system controls this manufacturing process.” Camstar Systems, Inc.
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Genesis Microchip
As the world’s foremost supplier of display image processors for the LCD Monitor and Flat Panel TV markets, Genesis Microchip relies on continuous innovation in both products and processes to maintain its leadership position. Camstar Systems, Inc.
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IBM: Using Live Information
The Storage Systems Division (SSD) of IBM installed Camstar's InSite solution to leverage live manufacturing information in the management of its global network of thin-film head production facilities. Tracking and monitoring work-in-process (WIP) through IBM's multiple manufacturing sites around the world, InSite provides a single, consistent, live view of worldwide production. Camstar Systems, Inc.
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JDS Uniphase: Leveraging
JDS Uniphase is one of the largest and fastest-growing suppliers in the fiberoptic communications marketplace. Systems integrator KPMG linked InSite with JDS' Oracle ERP so that data exchanges of live production data from plant floor operations and the enterprise-wide ERP can take place instantaneously. Camstar Systems, Inc.
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Lightwave Microsystems:
One of the major cost centers in optoelectronics manufacturing results from products that never make it to market because of defects that happen during the production process. By reducing the time it takes to identify and fix production problems, Lightwave Microsystems can increase yields, bringing more products to market faster and with higher quality. Camstar Systems, Inc.
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QuickLook_Swath_Browser
QuickLook Swath Browser from Canada Centre for Remote Sensing Canada Centre for Remote Sensing
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Addressing: The Revenge
Featured Article By Timothy Grayson

Canada Post's Timothy Grayson takes a deep dive into addresses and explores their relevance in an increasingly online world. "Pondering a future for location intelligence is a speculative journey through geographic permanence and human transience that ends with proving location intelligence to be evermore crucial to businesses and governments," says Grayson.
Canada Post Corporation
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Network Alert Management
Featured Paper By Elias Manrique

Canal de Isabel II provides drinking water for 5.5 million people in Madrid (Spain) through 12,000 pipe kilometers. In order to manage more than 50,000 incidences per year, a J2EE based application has been developed. This software is full integrated with corporate GIS based on ArcIMS through Java Connector. The main functionality provides support for real-time squad control, based on GPS and GPRS technologies.

Canal de Isabel II
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Network Alert Management
Featured Paper By Elias Manrique

Canal de Isabel II provides drinking water for 5.5 million people in Madrid (Spain) through 12,000 pipe kilometers. In order to manage more than 50,000 incidences per year, a J2EE based application has been developed. This software is full integrated with corporate GIS based on ArcIMS through Java Connector. The main functionality provides support for real-time squad control, based on GPS and GPRS technologies.

Canal de Isabel II
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Target Location Using
Today’s modern image processing software that removes pointing angle and platform anomalies through the photogrammetric orthorectification process offers some utility that if migrated to hardware could provide near real-time on platform or on sensor capability. The orthorectification process, however, is so computation intensive and time consuming that real time operation is generally not available. Cardio Logic, Inc.
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Real Time Target Location
Targeting from airborne imagery based solely on GPS and IMU data is subject to potentially large errors due to the effects of uneven terrain—particularly with low flying platforms. A proposed system would substantially reduce such errors and provide additional benefits such as target tracking and instant pointing to specified lat-long. Cardio Logic, Inc.
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Using Orthorectification
Even though film is often thought to be a dinosaur in modern airborne acquisition systems it is still unsurpassed in capability to provide the most resolution and detail to the analyst who is chartered to extract the highest level of intelligence possible. The inability to quickly provide information from acquired film imagery has been one reason stated by field commanders as to their preference for "all digital" camera systems. Cardio Logic, Inc.
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Real Time Precision Location
Airborne sensors provide a valuable source of imagery by virtue of the location of the deployed platform. However, obtaining precise and rapid information from such imagery has been difficult due to the enormous amount of post processing required by existing software and hardware to extract the geo-location for targets of interest. Commercially available software packages running on high-level computer systems generally take several minutes and typically hours of human intervention to provide credible target location Cardio Logic, Inc.
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Using Orthorectification
Change detection and motion detection is theoretically possible using image fusion—imagery of a common area from multiple sensor platforms, however perspective differences represent a significant obstacle both to human and machine correlation, particularly in the case of side oblique imagery. Orthorectification provides a common perspective and thus a practical first step for follow-on correlation algorithms. Cardio Logic, Inc.
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CARIS EASY-ENC
Electronic Navigation Chart (ENC) viewer that reads in S-57 data. Displays S-57 objects according to IHO S-52 standards, Vector Product Format (VPF) and BSB files, TIFF and GeoTIFF images, and transient symbols, lines, polygons and text. CARIS
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Easy View
With Easy View, you have control over how you look at your data. You can load multiple 2D layers, change the order in which they're drawn, and adjust each layer's parameters. Easy View also allows you to make selections and query your 2D layers. You can also use the 3D visualization engine to see your data as you've never seen it before. Inspect a wide range of data types by loading your gridded data as a 3D surface and draping raster and vector data over it. Load a wide range of formats: AutoCAD Files (*.dwg, *.dxf), BASE and BAG Grids (*.hns, *.bms, *.def, *.bag), CRL Images (*.crl) , DGN Files (*.dgn), ECW Images (*.ecw), GeoTIFF Images (*.tif), HCRF Images (*.chr), HOB Files (*.hob), IGA Images (*.iga), JPEG 2000 Images (*.jp2), S-57 Files (*.000), Shapefiles (*.shp), TFW Images (*.tfw) and VPF libraries CARIS
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Importing and Working
This webinar is presented by Gary Rosen, and was originally broadcast on January 22, 2009. Please join us for this webinar, which will cover the importation of data in the ubiquitous SHP file format. After the data is imported, we will look at using the Carlson GIS program to view and query the data with the GIS Inspector and other tools. Carlson Software
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Grade Supervisor 1.1.47
Grade Supervisor 1.1.47 Carlson Software
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Grade Supervisor v1.0
Carlson’s Grade Supervisor; powerful yet easy to use 3D site management system Carlson Software
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Web Map Server (WMS)
With SpatialAce WMS it has become easy to build user-friendly, web-based mapping applications. Any type of background maps can be combined with dynamic data retrieved from databases, such as facility locations, vehicle positions or traffic information. Carmenta
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Faster ambulance transportation
Maps have always been a crucial component in successful warfare, and it was during successful warfare that ambulance logistics was born. Napoleon’s chief surgeon Dominique Jean Larrey was the father of the first system designed to treat injured soldiers in the field and transport them to medical facilities. Thus, it is safe to say that maps are an essential part of any effective emergency medical services (EMS) system. Carmenta
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Carmenta ResQMap
ResQMap is a multi-user map display system that is designed to meet the needs of demanding rescue operations. ResQMap combines sophisticated features with a highly usable interface, in order to help operators locate callers and dispatch the right resources quickly and accurately. Carmenta
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Pittsburgh's Hillsides
Featured Paper By Lena Andrews & Tim Collins

3 Rivers 2nd Nature (3R2N) is a five-year project at Carnegie Mellon University that addresses aquatic, terrestrial, and social issues of rivers and streams, conducting an analysis of the green infrastructure that provides social, aesthetic, ecological, and economic benefit to the Pittsburgh region. GIS has been an instrumental component of 3R2N's work. This presentation will focus on two specific examples. For an in-depth study of Pittsburgh's hillsides, we used GIS to map the ecological systems in terms of geology, soils, botany and forest cover on steep slopes within the City of Pittsburgh. We are now using this analysis to make rational decisions on steep slope properties at the level of zoning policy, regulation and enforcement. The second project is a countywide watershed analysis in which we used GIS to map socioeconomic and environmental data at the watershed level in Allegheny County, targeting watersheds for restoration, preservation, and conservation.

Carnegie Mellon University
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Integrating GIS and Participatory
Featured Paper By Shalini Vajjhala

Geographic information and spatial data have played increasingly important roles in development planning and environmental decision-making from top-down management to grass-roots participation. This paper will present a series of case studies that integrate traditional participatory mapping methods directly with ArcGIS and ArcPad and evaluate potential applications of new digital pen technology. This unique combination of mapping media allows community groups and project-affected people to work with familiar hand-drawn participatory maps and mapping techniques that retain the culturally appropriate symbols and use familiar media, while still taking advantage of the quantities and speed of information exchanged through GIS. These new maps have the appearance of a traditional participatory map, but each icon accesses the database of spatial information typically stored in a GIS. Overall, this paper will focus on the implications of this new tool for improving project information exchange, stakeholder communication, and participatory decision-making in a wide variety of development programs.

Carnegie Mellon University-Engineering and Public Policy
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Programming and Project
AIRPORT EXPANSION IS experiencing both a renaissance and a review of priorities in light of recent events that have greatly impacted this industry. Though some airport expansion projects around the nation have been placed on temporary hold, others continue to move forward. Carter & Burgess, Inc
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Claims management Avoidance,Mitigation
THE COMPLETION OF a major construction effort can be both the best and the worst of times for a project owner. After months or even years of planning, coordination, and hard work, few things equal the satisfaction of finally realizing the vision of a muchneeded new facility, Carter & Burgess, Inc
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Cartisan Total Map Coordinate
To download the Cartisan Total Map Coordinate Converter (3.76mb, RAR compression), This product is made available as-is, and we cannot guarantee customer support. This utility is not to be used in for-profit ventures without contacting Cartisan Maps. Cartisan Maps
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CartoMAP
CartoMAP free viewer is designed for ease-of-use, to be used with Microsoft Windows compatible software CartoWorld
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Strategic Regreening
Featured Paper By Holli Howard

Economic growth and new development are creating both opportunities and challenges to maintain, restore and create parks, trails, and urban forest lands. Casey Trees' research of the benefits of trees in urban areas as well as the mission to restore, enhance, and protect the tree canopy in Washington, D.C., is driving the concept of creating "functional open space." Using the findings of this research showing the values of trees and green space in an urban environment and applying the suitability modeling capabilities of ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension's ModelBuilder, Casey Trees is evaluating the opportunities for maintaining, restoring, and creating green space in Washington, D.C. The purpose is to enhance the ecological, economic, and health and safety values of these urban areas. A case study will be presented to illustrate the use of this tool in guiding the future of green and open space in the Anacostia River Watershed.

Casey Trees
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City of Santa Ana Integrates
Featured Paper By Jonathan Posner & Joe Parco

For a Proposition 13 grant, CDM is assisting the City of Santa Ana in developing a drainage facility inspection, GIS inventory, and source control program to enhance the permit-required drainage facility cleaning program. The project rests on the development of a GIS database with drainage facility and industrial facility information, development of a drain inspection and debris measurement component, incorporation of inspection information into the GIS database, analysis of drain cleaning and inspection data, and a targeted source reduction program. The ultimate objective is to reduce sediment loads, trash, debris, nutrients, and metals in storm water originating from nonpoint sources in the City of Santa Ana in order to protect beneficial uses of priority waters of the state. Measurements of success for this program include identification of heavy accumulation areas and corresponding Best Management Practices (BMPs) that can be implemented to reduce the volume of materials discharged.

CDM Inc.
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Using ArcReader to Share
Featured Paper By Ashley Lesh

The Center for Geographic Information Sciences (CGIS) at Towson University utilized ArcReader software as a solution to distribute critical facilities datasets for the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to emergency managers throughout the State. This presentation focuses on the processes employed by CGIS to develop the ArcReader application and the applications functionality and effectiveness as a means of distributing the critical facilities datasets. These datasets include facilities and residential areas that are at risk of shoreline erosion, flooding, dam failure, hurricane storm surge, heavy snow, radiological exposure, and wildfire. With the use of ArcReader 8.3, emergency managers can view, explore, and print published map files without GIS software. This allows the datasets to be easily shared with each of the twenty-three counties, Baltimore City, and other Maryland municipalities for purposes of viewing and querying the spatial data. Specific features and functionality included with ArcReader 9 will also be discussed.

Center for Geographic Information Sciences at Towson University (CGIS)
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Looking at Student-Collected
Featured paper by Thomas Baker, Steven Case. It was Alfred Wallace who first identified the geographic distribution of species as a lynch-pin to understanding evolutionary succession. Today, students must apply the same fundamental concepts to the collection, analysis, and interpretation of biodiversity and geological data. Using Web-based data entry forms and ArcIMS mapping software, students involved in PathFinder Science research (http://pathfinderscience.net) are able to explore their data with real-time visualizations of our changing planet to better understand global warming. Center for Research on Learning
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Inline Inspection Feature
Centerline's Inline Inspection Feature Location Tool allows a user to accurately field-locate defect indications reported by any inline inspection company during pipeline construction or operation. Use of this tool allows any feature reported by an inline inspection or pig run to be quickly and easily located in the field using above-ground chainage along the pipeline, or by using GPS coordinates, if available. The tool matches inline inspection data supplied by the inspection company to the pipeline's as-built location, supplied by the owner, and reports the location of each reported inspection indication. Centerline Construction Management Services Inc.
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How to Pick a GIS
Power Point Presentation Central Connecticut State University Geography Department
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Spatial And Temporal
Featured paper by Daniel Paez, Ian Williamson, Ian Bishop. Cost-benefit analysis (CBA) has been used in many countries as an important tool for evaluating public policies. In most cases CBA uses Kaldor-Hicks theory, which assumes that all the entities in the analysis should be considered equal when distributing benefits and costs. However, for environmental policy evaluations, and especially for cases where a policy is directly affecting a community or ecosystem with a high degree of vulnerability, the Kaldor-Hicks theory may not be in concordance with principals of equity and sustainability. Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructure and Land Administration
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The Automatic Generalization
Featured Paper By Marco Moreno, Miguel Torres, Seguei Levachkine, Ivan Fajardo. This research has been developed to solve one of the basic problems in cartography, "generalization." To modify the scale of vector layers from 1:50,000 to 1:250,000 of automatically processing requires a GIS. In a certain sense, it is possible to solve it in a universal way, but in this case, the generalization would not satisfy the topologic particularities, logic and geometry of certain objects. On the other hand the main idea of the work was to develop solution applicable to specific cases. Vector layers are hydrological networks and contours. The implementation of all algorithms as made in ArcInfo. Centro de Investigaci?n en Computaci?n, IPN - Geoprocessing Laboratory
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CH2M HILL: Establishing
Featured By: David Sonnen(ISSI), Henry D. Morris IDC believes that worldwide demand for integration of spatial information management (SIM) into enterprise systems is growing and is becoming an important component of enterprise IT strategy. Successful integration of spatial capabilities into enterprise IT requires much more than technology. Sustainable integration also requires broad expertise in areas like organization change, data infrastructures, and process engineering — the domain of systems integrators, like CH2M HILL. CH2M HILL
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Integration of GIS and
An integrated and multidisciplinary approach is essential when addressing sustainable development issues. This comes from the need to consider environmental, economic, and social factors, in addition to introducing spatial and temporal perspective to ensure the exhaustive analysis of a problem.
Geographic information systems (GIS) provide a convenient way to analyze and represent information bearing a spatial component, and their data management architectures permit an integrated view of extremely diverse types of information, such as digital cartography, remotely sensed imagery, and survey data from a variety of sources. These capabilities propose GIS technologies as a natural framework to deal with much of the complexity embedded into the research and decision-making processes related to sustainable development.
CH2M HILL
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IDC believes that worldwide
The NCAA Men's Basketball tournament is one of the most popular events in both athletics and entertainment. Each year, millions of people watch games, but not only that: they also bet on games; travel hundreds or thousands of miles to see their teams play. CH2M HILL
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CH2M HILL: Establishing
IDC believes that worldwide demand for integration of spatial information management (SIM) into enterprise systems is growing and is becoming an important component of enterprise IT strategy. Successful integration of spatial capabilities into enterprise IT requires much more than technology. Sustainable integration also requires broad expertise in areas like organization change, data infrastructures, and process engineering — the domain of systems integrators, like CH2M HILL. CH2M HILL
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A GIS Energy Model for
Featured Paper By Liane Thuvander& Jonas Tornberg

Toward sustainable management of building stocks, descriptions of the environmental performance are needed in a structured form, accessible to several actors and addressing a local context. However it is often difficult to get an overall picture or to identify hotspots of the resource use in buildings within a region in spite of the fact that buildings, and by that, environmental data are spatially referenced. A GIS implemented energy model will be presented, used for the building stock in the city of Göteborg. What energy data is accessible and how those data can be presented is discussed. The aim of the model is to support the decision making process by benchmarking and communicating of the environmental performance of buildings between property managers and municipal administrations. Energy data comprises energy source and amount of energy used for heating, hot water, and for electrical appliances. Data is collected from energy suppliers and property managers.

CHALMERS
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Topocad 12
Topocad 12 Chaos Systems
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Topocad presentation
Topocad presentation Chaos Systems
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Chaos desktop 3.2.1
Chaos desktop 3.2.1 software Chaos Systems
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Water Data Model Development
Featured paper by Rob Bailey, Patrick Noonan. Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities has recently developed its GIS data model for use in support of its GIS Foundation Project. The project involves the creation of a GIS data repository for water and sewer system data across the entire Utility service area. This paper will focus on the experience and lessons learned from using a previously developed data model as a starting point to develop the Utility's model. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities
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The Chernobyl Sarcophagus
Featured Paper By Gunter Pretzsch, Veronique Lhomme, Alexander Seleznev, Eugen Seredinin. At the Vienna Chernobyl Conference in April 1996, Germany and France declared to support the international cooperation in view of a solution of the Chernobyl-related issues. In 1998 the multinational Sarcophagus Project was launched. In the frame of this initiative, all safety relevant datasets concerning building constructions, systems and equipment, radiological situation, nuclear fuel, radioactive waste, and environmental impact were collected, analyzed and verified as well as integrated in a comprehensive database. ArcView GIS and ArcView Spatial Analyst serve as a navigation system to retrieve information from the database using different cross sections of the Sarcophagus. Chernobyl Centre
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A Methodology for Evaluating
Featured Paper By Don Downey

The advent of global positioning satellites has increased the accuracy of spatial measurements by orders of magnitude. The luxury of these extremely accurate measurements may induce us to forget some basic cartographic principles of data precision which govern older spatial datasets. A ChevronTexaco study of more than 700 well locations shows that data rounding and truncation, not geodetic datum shifts, are the most likely source of well location errors. The study shows that for this dataset of 764 well locations, 125 wells (16 percent) could be rounded by >1,000 m and 15 wells (2 percent) could be rounded by 10,000 to 56,000 m. Unfortunately, most of the wells with large rounding errors are older, wildcat wells that are critical for regional stratigraphic correlation studies. This method was applied to three independent well location datasets to identify the best-quality well location for each well at a significant cost savings compared to using satellite imagery.

ChevronTexaco ETC
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Maps in Apps: ArcIMS
Featured Paper By Alex Kavanagh

To assess the productivity of transit services at the Chicago Transit Authority, it is important that ridership and spatial data be readily available via intranet web applications. The data is used to evaluate existing service levels and to make necessary adjustments to routings, hours of operation, running times, headways, and timetables. CTA uses ArcIMS mapping services in conjunction with intranet applications for distributing Automated Fare Collection (AFC) data and Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) data to its users. The ability to create maps on-the-fly is critical to developing a Bus Location Information System, which relies on GPS "timepoints" and AVL data to determine running-time schedule adherence. Other Web-based applications, which use Active Server Pages (ASP) to report AFC data as interactive, easy-to-read tables and graphs, are also enhanced by using ArcIMS mapping services.

Chicago Transit Authority
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Modeling Efficient Work
Featured Paper By Jeff Schroeder & Beth Donahue

The Chicago Transit Authority has recently implemented a new schedule-driven Automated Voice Annunciation System (AVAS) for its bus fleet of more than 1800 buses, serving over 12,000 bus stops. AVAS requires the bus stop database to be highly accurate, necessitating frequent updates. The update procedure in place contained too many steps to be efficient. In response, CTA's GIS group built an automated work flow that captures and updates database changes, calculates x-and-y coordinate points, updates feature classes in SDE, and assigns user privileges. This process uses the personal geodatabase, ArcSDE 9, and ModelBuilder. Attendees will benefit from learning how to establish a work flow that results in less work with increased efficiency and accuracy.

Chicago Transit Authority-Data Service & Tech Dev
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Mississippi Choctaw's
Featured paper by Brenda Burroughs. This paper shows how the Mississippi Choctaws Indians are using GIS/ Remote sensing to manage, maintain and acquire tribal lands. Digital mapping is being used to evaluate the 8 Choctaw Communities and plan for growth. Leica GPS with ArcPAD is being used with vector and aerial data to collect and map the Tribe's 2002 Demographic Survey/Census. The Tribe uses GIS/Remote sensing on a daily basis to plan and develop Tribal Communities, assess Tribal Lands, and plan land acquisitions. Choctaw Geo Imaging
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Christine-GIS
Christine GIS system is free GIS software allows you viewing and spatial querying vector and raster data, creating and editing tabular data, creating light user's applications by integrated script language, and so on... Christine-GIS
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CVRD Metadata Standard
Featured Paper By Marina Ando, Marcelo Barbosa & Alessandro Frizzera

Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (CVRD) is a leading diversified mining company of the Americas and the world's largest iron ore producer and supplier. Our core business also includes logistics and electric power generation. During 2004 the GIS team has implemented the first module of its Enterprise GIS (Metadata Server) and has surveyed and organized geographic data among all its business units. This paper will present the CVRD Metadata Standard, established in the company to provide identification, spatial reference, data quality and metadata reference of common use geographic data, such as digital satellite imagery, scanmaps, aerial photography, and vector data. The standard created was based on a survey that identified alignments with FGDC and adjustments according to CVRD needs. It generates several benefits for the company's GIS community. The technology is based on ESRI products (ArcSDE, ArcIMS, ArcGIS).

Cia Vale do Rio Doce
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Methodologies to Improve
Featured paper by Francesca Pozzi, Gregory Yetman, Deborah Balk, Andy Nelson, Uwe Deichmann. This paper discusses some of the technical issues involved in the development of a georeferenced population database, including urban extents, currently being developed by CIESIN and partner organizations, using ArcGIS. The database will be available as three separate data products--human settlements database (points), urban extents (polygons) derived from satellite imagery and additional geographic data sources (such as DCW), and urban-rural surface (grid). CIESIN, Columbia University
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Identifying Global Natural
Featured Paper By Greg Yetman & Robert Chen

The World Bank and Columbia University have developed a report on, and global database of, natural disaster "hotspots" (areas where the risk of natural disasters are particularly high). The report assesses two outcomes--mortality and economic losses--based on the global distribution of six hazards: earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, floods, drought, and cyclones. The database includes the sub-national geographic distribution of the six hazards, population, and economic productivity, as well as national-level hazard-related mortality and economic impacts. This presentation will describe the layers collected in the database, methods used in the integration of these layers, and summarize the results.

CIESIN, Columbia University
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Cube Base 4.1.1
Install or update licensed copy of Cube Base including Cube Reports version 4.1.1. (38.1MB) Citilabs, Inc.
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Cube Tutorial and Demo
Install Cubetown. (88.7MB) Citilabs, Inc.
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Cube Voyager 4.1.1
Install or update licensed copy of Cube Voyager including Cube Analyst (ME), Cube Cluster, and Cube Avenue version 4.1.1. (10.7MB) Citilabs, Inc.
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Viper 4.1.1
Install or update licensed copy of Viper including GIS Tools version 4.1.1. (32.9MB) Citilabs, Inc.
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Cube Cargo 4.1.1
Install or update licensed copy of Cube Cargo version 4.1.1. (11.7MB) Citilabs, Inc.
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TP+ 4.1.1
Install or update licensed copy of TP+ including Cube Analyst (ME) version 4.1.1. (8.2MB) Citilabs, Inc.
19167
Cube Dynasim Views
Install Cube Dynasim Views. Citilabs, Inc.
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Cube FSUTMS 4.1.1
Install or update FSUTMS for Cube version 4.1.1. Must be installed after installing Cube Base and Cube Voyager. (5.4MB) Citilabs, Inc.
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TRIPS
Install or update licensed copy of TRIPS. (43.8MB) Citilabs, Inc.
25968
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The Citrix Delivery Center Extends Impact and ROI of ESRI ArcGIS

ESRI’s mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) help fight forest fires, determine new national boundaries during peace negotiations, find promising sites for fast-growing companies, rebuild cities around the world, support optimal land-use planning, route emergency vehicles, monitor rain forest depletion, contain oil spills, and perform countless other vital tasks every day...
Citrix
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Managing Your Water Utility
Featured Paper By Paul Dietrich & Jeff Ott & David Hansen

After years of providing flat rate water service, the Citrus Heights Water District (CHWD) faced a Federal mandate to install meters for all its customers. The $12M capital improvement plan to install and manage meters and all the related process changes caused CHWD to realize their current systems could not handle the change and coming demand that would be placed on District staff. CHWD embarked on a plan to replace all of it's core information systems with a set of integrated applications. The key was the implementation of new financial, customer information (CIS), and computerized maintenance management (CMMS) systems all tied together by the GIS using ESRI technology. The GIS brings all of these applications together to support office and field management requirements using realtime wireless field access and full compliance with GASB 34 requirements.

Citrus Heights Water District Engineering
13566
Simplify for Success:
Featured Paper By Brad Chappell

The City of Auburn has embraced technology made available through the ArcGIS Engine Developer Kit and VB.NET to simplify data management. The City of Auburn's GIS Division is streamlining the maintenance of a normalized enterprise database by allowing the owners and users to edit the database directly. These edits are managed via targeted custom applications developed in-house. Management is simplified by programming database permissions and data entry constraints into the applications. These applications streamline the editing process by minimizing a typical four step editing process into one simple step thus saving time, and money for the City of Auburn.

City of Auburn
37472
TOXMAP: Environmental
Featured Paper by Darren Gemoets

TOXMAP: Environmental Health Maps Now Powered by ArcGIS Server
City of Bakersfield
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Northeast Bakersfield
Featured paper by David Dow. This paper provides a description of the methodologies and processes used for the creation of a decision/support model for land acquisition decisions on a cooperative open space project between the City of Bakersfield and other local agencies. The model uses a cost/benefit approach using components of habitat ranking, developed through an independently prepared evaluation, and estimated per acre land costs based on percentage slope and proximity. The primary goal was to derive a system for quantifying the best cost/benefit for any given area of the project and use the resultant data to target specific areas for later acquisition. City of Bakersfield
13443
Characterizing Sea Turtle
Featured Paper By Kirt Rusenko, Eric Householder & Jennifer Marangos

The City of Boca Raton has monitored sea turtle nesting activity on its five miles of beach since 1976. Ten one-half mile zones locate the crawls, and this activity is reported to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The zones generally do not provide biologists enough detail to locate problem areas where lighting or predators are adversely impacting nesting sea turtles. In 2004 the Boca Raton Sea Turtle Conservation Program began recording nesting activity with handheld computers fitted with GPS receivers and ArcPad. The high resolution offered by GIS has shown that there is more nesting activity in front of condominiums and less in City Parks this season. The unexpected drop in nesting density is visualized with ArcGIS Spatial Analyst. City Glow may be responsible for this pattern, and sea turtles are seeking the shaded areas in front of condominiums. This detailed information will help resolve this problem.

City of Boca Raton
13355
Parks and Recreation
Featured Paper By Don Jensen, Terry Stonich & Terry Stonich

This paper will outline the processes, work tasks, and results obtained in creating a custom ArcIMS website application for the City of Boulder, Colorado Parks & Recreation Department. The goal of the project was to develop an ArcIMS application for staff to assist them with the management of the city's Parks System. The ArcIMS application developed integrates and centralizes access to Park's GIS data, database information, asset photos, and large format imaged documents and plans. The Web site serves internal Park's staff members with a "one-stop-shop" for information assisting them with planning, asset management, and maintenance activities. This paper will discuss how ArcSDE, ArcIMS, IBM Content Manager, and a Microsoft Access database were integrated to achieve the project goals. The presentation will also address how web programming was utilized (Flash, JavaScript, JSP, XML, and HTLM) to customize and enhance the ArcIMS application interface.

City of Boulder
13301
GIS Aids Occupational
Featured Paper By Glendon Morgan

The City of Boynton Beach is a rapidly growing local government municipal with an increasing demand for new business. Traditionally the process to grant licenses was to go to the new place of business for quality inspection such as Fire inspection, zoning permits, and building permits with a collection of field notes. After the gathering of information the data has to be verified internally, which delays the process. With a mature and comprehensive GIS department now in place and data being collected enterprise-wide, Mobile GIS with the use of GIS technology has proven to be more efficient. After the successful implementation of GIS, the City of Boynton Beach has capitalize on the powerful new advantages of the real-time enterprise--accelerating revenue growth, productivity, operational efficiency and profitability to make faster, better decisions utilizing GIS technology.

City of Boynton Beach
10422
Routes, Requests, Bids,
Featured Paper By Michelle Groce from City of Charlotte. The Solid Waste Services Department of Charlotte, North Carolina, includes three operational divisions: Collections Services, Special Services, and Community Improvement. GIS has become a critical tool in service delivery for all three divisions for developing and maintaining a wide variety of routes, managing requests for service, performing trend analysis and strategic planning, and also for parcel identification and ownership for the enforcement of the City litter code ordinance. City of Charlotte
13076
Integrating GIS and Asset
Featured Paper By Bryan May

Managing the maintenance activities of a large municipal water system with more than 235,000 accounts is a monumental challenge. The water infrastructure assets number more than 500,000 and span a service area of over 400 square miles. The legacy software of the 1990s was inadequate at tracking work on our distributed assets. In early 1999, the Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) began looking for a comprehensive Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) system. Through an exhaustive process, the GCWW selected a leading EAM solution. While the selected software was the best overall fit for our various requirements, it lacked baseline support for GIS and addresses. This represented a significant functionality gap for the GCWW. The GCWW designed and built an application to fill the gap between our existing GIS system and the new EAM software. The integrated solution satisfies the GCWW's GIS needs without compromising a baseline implementation of the EAM system.

City of Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW)
10801
Practical Uses of a Geodatabase
Featured paper by Guy Singer, Brian Wopershall. The City of Cleveland Division of Water has developed a GIS to work in combination with a hydraulic model. The City of Cleveland provides water to more than 1.5 million people in 76 communities. Although the GIS was developed with the primary purpose of storing, maintaining and serving the data used for the hydraulic model, there are many practical GIS applications used by the Cleveland Division of Water employees which save considerable time. Examples of these applications include spatial queries on a number of features, such as hydrants etcetera, outage traces in emergencies, and rapid calculation of pipe footage for planning improvements. City of Cleveland Division of Water
10050
Using ArcIMS to Facilitate
This paper documents the use of ArcIMS to implement enterprisewide access to GIS applications at the city hall of a residential community with a population of 38,000 residents. "Enterprise GIS," by definition, contemplates every department that could potentially be enhanced by the use of GIS technology using a customized application, such as ArcIMS, as the vehicle for fully functional access to such technology. This paper focuses on describing how ArcIMS can be instrumental in enabling multiple departments to maximize their interaction with GIS applications: in effect, moving GIS from single user "project- based" applications to a multiple user "enterprise application" facilitated by ArcIMS. City of Coconut Creek, Florida
13610
Arresting the Decline
Featured Paper By Toya Merritt

Code enforcement along with public improvements, rehabilitation, and services to be provided, may be expected to arrest the decline of blight within the city of Durham. To meet national objectives, all required criteria and proper documentation must be maintained. Geocoding the locations of accepted activities help meet both needs of Durham's Department of Housing and Community Development. Our most crucial task is identifying code enforcement and other pertinent activities that occur within low to moderate census tracts. Spatial analysis is conducted to select activity locations that fall within low/mod polygons. Both low/mod and non-low/mod activities are uniquely symbolized as spatial data. This entire process provides significant information to be used for recording purposes.

City of Durham
10727
The Challenges of Implementing
Featured paper by Len MacKenzie. During the past year, the City of Fort Worth, Texas has been implementing an enterprise GIS based on ESRI's suite of software products. This paper will give an overview of the technical and administrative challenges involved in coordinating enterprise GIS in all City Departments. Specific examples of the methodology will be shown to illustrate both the successes achieved and the lessons learned throughout the implementation process. City of Fort Worth
13478
Low Cost, High ROI Public
Featured Paper By Scott Bowman

The need for highly reliable and accurate mobile GIS that improved upon the City of Yuma's Fire Grid analog hardcopy map book system has grown in the past few years. However, many traditional applications and approaches include high bandwidth impacts, high software and server costs, and personnel dedicated to support these implementations. This paper will present a focused outline of common needs and examples for the development of a low cost, high return on investment mobile GIS application. The highlight is the approach to developing a highly functional system that has low maintenance and operational cost. Utilizing the ArcGIS Publisher extension to ArcGIS and distributing access to the data through ArcReader provides an avenue to avoid high costs but retain a valuable application. This presentation would be beneficial to the beginning IT, public safety, or GIS professional who is investigating public safety and mobile mapping applications and to the advanced professional.

City of Fresno
13317
City of Grapevine Makes
Featured Paper By Teri Landrum & Kevin Stewart

The City of Grapevine, TX, is a small but growing city located on the northern end of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. In 1999, John Jennery, the City IT Manager, with the backing of Assistant City Manager Bruno Rumbelow, successfully applied for an ESRI Local Government Start-Up Grant. This case study will review how Grapevine was able to leverage the grant and create the foundation for what has blossomed into a comprehensive Enterprise GIS. Taking a closer look at one of the city's departments we will examine how the Planning Department utilized ArcObjects to automate the entire Zoning and Land Use Case Management process. The City of Grapevine is an outstanding example of how a GIS can flourish in a small city when it has dedicated, capable personnel and the backing of city administrators and department directors.

City of Grapevine, TX
13089
Delivering World Class
Featured Paper By Stephen Sherman

A municipality's ability to maintain and enhance its infrastructure directly impacts a community's quality of life. Realizing this, the City of Greensboro, North Carolina (population 220,000), has implemented an integrated solution that ties together our enterprise wide asset management (EAM) system, customer service system, and ArcGIS system. Citizens call our Contact Center's one phone number, 373-CITY, to find answers to questions and initiate delivery of non-emergency municipal services. The Center's staff use a browser based application to access a "knowledge base" of services, interactive maps via ArcIMS and ArcSDE and seamlessly initiate work requests to the EAM system. This web-services based integration allows issues to be reported, dispatched, monitored, and analyzed. Employees locate assets, manage workflow, and analyze trends within a flexible, configurable environment. The departments of Water and Sewer, Transportation, and Solid Waste Collection are using the system with several others to follow.

City of Greensboro GIS
13293
Municipal Geospatial
Featured Paper By Chris Freeman

Following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, intelligence gathered from terrorist organizations showed that there was interest in obtaining geospatial information on public infrastructure. Much of these data are freely available through municipal FTP sites where the removal or restriction of information poses concerns when weighed against the public's need and right to know. This study examined 152 municipalities and evaluated the content found on their FTP sites. The observed data were classified across sixteen economic sectors and then ranked into five sensitivity classes based on data type and attribute detail. The sensitivity ranking allowed for the creation of a "sensitivity index" that can be used to determine the type and detail of geospatial information available to the public. The conclusion examines one municipal case study as a potential model where the balance of restriction and freedom of information has been found and successfully implemented.

City of Greensboro GIS
13173
Discovering the Growing
Featured Paper By Robert McLelland & Scott Kallick

What can a City accomplish in two years? Within that time the City of Hamilton, Ohio underwent a migration to the ESRI platform along with implementing the Miner & Miner ArcFM editing tools, the Govern permitting/inspection application, and the Cityworks work management application. The implementation of multiple applications during this time provided the City with many learning experiences in terms of system architecture, application integration and refining their organization's business process.

City of Hamilton-Information Technologies
13172
Easy Web-Based Data Editing
Featured Paper By Joe Watson, Jeff Albee & Matt Faulkner

From addresses and ZIP Codes to coordinates and countries, the majority of data has ties to geography. However, much of our data continues to be presented in a non-geographic format, through spreadsheets and other tabular databases. We have not harnessed the potential of geographic data because of cost, ease of use, and unfamiliarity with its applications. Changing the way we create and edit data to include Geography begins at data entry, which means it must be easy for all users. Using ArcIMS, the City of Indianapolis Department of Public Works has taken GIS data editing to the front lines. All Public Works Staff members have access to create and edit geographic data with ArcIMS and ArcSDE in an easy-to-use and familiar interface, a Web browser. This paper will discuss implementing ArcIMS as a department-wide solution to creating and distributing geographic data.

City of Indianapolis Department of Public Works
13262
From Paper to Digital:
GeoMedia Public Works Manager for the city of Lynchburg. The presenter will describe the process, beginning with the city’s previous out-of-date data and going through placing data in a digital format (portable tablets) in the hands of users. The city’s contract with Intergraph was two-fold. First, work with a contractor to assist in digitizing contractor drawings to bring the data up to date. Second, Intergraph would implement the GeoMedia Public Works Manager software to assist in the analysis and clean-up of existing digitized data. Realizing that field crews had outdated paper maps, project personnel determined that the best way to keep the data current was to create digital copies and send them to the field in the form of tablets. The tablets use GeoMedia Viewer to display the data in a simple, easy-to-use method. City of Lynchburg
10800
Predicting Future Urban
Featured paper by Peter Olson. Urban economics dictate that cities must grow to maintain their vitality. Small cities increase their population and economic base, thereby expanding their city limits. Large cities manage growth so that expansion is controlled, avoiding real estate and economic depressions. Former Albuquerque Mayor David Rusk argues in Cities Without Suburbs that cities with aggressive growth strategies prosper while land locked cities lose vitality, economic base and eventually, population. The City of Madison, Wisconsin is on the threshold of being prohibited from growing by its neighbors. Using ArcView software, an "annexation potential" formula was developed to identify and analyze growth limits, generating an Ultimate Growth Area map. City of Madison
13305
Fast-Growing City Keeps
Featured Paper By Len Grady, David Keil & Michael Gilbrook

The City of Meridian, Idaho, historically kept hard copy records of its utility assets. In recent years, City staff used AutoCAD mapping and Hansen maintenance management software for system inventory. These standalone systems, as a whole, did not support additional staff responsibilities resulting from record growth as building permit applications increased approximately 50 percent over the past year. GIS offers the opportunity to boost efficiency of records management as the City addresses future data management needs, such as Comprehensive Utility Planning and subdivision review, with aggressive growth. The City purchased and installed a Citrix Terminal Server with ArcGIS, parcel mapping has been migrated from AutoCAD, and utility system hydraulic models are migrating to ArcGIS, thus providing greater access to other GIS information. A GIS database for street lights was developed in the field through the use of new Trimble GeoXT hand-held Global Positioning System units and Pathfinder Office software.

City of Meridian
10040
Using GPS/GIS to Test
Featured Paper By Arthur Dock. GPS and ArcView can be used together to quickly test emergency vehicle traffic signal preemption equipment. This paper describes a step-by-step testing method developed by the author. Preemption provides priority treatment by interrupting the normal cycling of a traffic signal in favor of an emergency vehicle. This assists emergency personnel in safe and timely arrival at incidents. The range setting of these devices is critical, as the traffic signal must have an adequate amount of time to display the appropriate indications. Testing provides verification of range. City of Mesa - Transportation
13088
Development of City of
Featured Paper By William Rhees, Khaled Hussein & Robert Kal

The city of Norfolk is a major urban center in the Hampton Roads, southeast Virginia. Norfolk's storm water system consists of 349 miles of pipes, 137 miles of ditches, 13 storm water ponds, and 10 storm water pump stations. Performing inventory updates, assessing pipes and structures, and setting priorities for major maintenance and improvement initiatives along with reconciling and verifying current GIS mapping and database were the main project goals. The challenge was how to develop systems and protocols in which the Capital Improvement Projects (C.I.P.) process becomes a proactive tool rather than a reactive process. The project includes a study of the modeling systems available to determine which one better fits city needs. Data interchange, intermediate programs, program interfaces, and program integration were deeply discussed through out the projects.

City of Norfolk Storm Water
10698
Tracking Capital Improvement
Featured paper by Christopher Welchhans. Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) require sizable investments of time and money from municipal governments. The lifespan of projects may cover several years and costs may exceed several millions of dollars. Other important aspects of a project are the extent and location. Location relative to other projects and surrounding infrastructure elements may determine when and where to proceed. The City of Olathe, Kansas, has developed a Web-based intranet application for creating and tracking CIP budget and spatial information. This ArcIMS application runs in a Web browser and allows the user to digitize new project features directly into ArcSDE feature classes. City of Olathe
10716
The Quest for Metadata
Featured paper by Steven Johnson. This paper will describe the process behind the effort to generate metadata for the City of Orem, Utah. The paper will go from beginning to end and show how problems encountered in this process were overcome as well as the benefits seen as this process is completed. City of Orem, Utah
4423
Orlando Maps
Various maps of Orlando, Florida (including Historical, Annexation, Street, Neighborhood, Attractions, Downtown etc...) City of Orlando, Florida
13491
Quantifying Municipal
Featured Paper By Brian Frantz & Cathy Findley

This presentation will outline how the City of Painesville used GIS to quantify and value the municipal electric fixed assets for compliance with the General Accounting Standards Board Statement Number 34 (GASB34). You will learn the steps to develop a successful data management system that is compatible with the City's GIS and accounting practices. You will understand the relationship between asset management and capital planning for infrastructure maintenance. We will discuss the future electric utility mapping projects in the City, along with a short discussion related to the use of GIS utility data on the Internet.

City of Painesville
10425
Re-Engineering: The Art
Featured Paper By C Jordan. This paper is an actual case study in action. The City of Pasadena is located in South Eastern Harris County, a 'suburb' of Houston. However, Pasadena is not a typical homeowner suburb (it is highly industrial and has a small mobile population), and like many cities of similar size (150,000 population) and with a proximity to large a metropolitan city; we are expected to deliver 'big products' on a 'little budget.' Thus is born the notion of re-engineering. The paper will elaborate how a mid-size city can successfully implement ArcGIS 8 from the ground up. It will further document how to address the needs of the users while maintaining an 'infant' GIS, and provide hard results to the city leadership (Mayor, Manager, and City Council). Re-Engineering will document the rites of passage from conceptual design, to department use-case analysis, to implementation and pilot projecting to the actual step of re-design and re-implementation. It will prove that this process can be efficient, and that mid-size cities can be self-sufficient (i.e., without the aid of consultants). City of Pasadena
13625
Using Tidemark Data and
Featured Paper By John Reimers & Brian Sims

The City of Pasadena, California, uses Accela's Tidemark to maintain its tabular parcel data, address inventory, as well as to track planning, building permitting, and activities. The City also uses ESRI's suite of GIS products to maintain the City's spatial information. The City does not want to maintain multiple sets of parcel attribute data--one for the planning and permitting system, and one for the GIS system. Therefore, the City's Landbase combines GIS parcel data with information that is stored in Tidemark database. Maintaining, updating and synchronizing these databases present several challenges. This paper and session will describe those challenges and how the City of Pasadena is working to resolve them. Topics will include dealing with parcel splits and merges, dealing with "multi-parcel" or "tax-parcel" data, and tracking assessor parcel numbers and address changes.

City of Pasadena
10804
Philadelphia Assembles
Featured paper by James Querry, Robert Cheetham. The City of Philadelphia's GIS Services Group is using the .Net Framework to develop a set of Web-based eoservices as a flexible and extensible way to provide geographic data and spatial analysis services to internal City departments including both GIS divisions and traditional application developers that have not yet been able to take advantage of the City's spatial data assets. The core Web services will include Authentication, Address Parsing and Scrubbing, Geocoding, Gazetteer, Point-in-Polygon, Nearest Facility, Map Generation, PDF Report Generation, and Logging services... City of Philadelphia
10731
Telecommunications GIS
Featured paper by Michael Maier. Since 1988 FSI (Fiber Specialists Inc.) has been building and maintaining the Telecommunications structure for the Arizona State Mall Complex, drafting this onto large paper sheets. Up until 2002 the State was still relying on those paper as-builds. In 2001 FSI made an investment in GIS technology. Bringing on a experienced GIS manager with a strong background in survey and field data collection FSI set out to develop a method to accurately and efficiently create GIS data that represents the real world telecommunications infrastructure that exists at The Arizona State Mall Complex. City of Phoenix
13084
Forecasting Future Population
Featured Paper By Steve Rossi, Michael LaBianca & Ray Quay

The future isn't always what we plan for. This presentation will focus on how GIS was used to help the City of Phoenix develop a strategic water supply and water infrastructure master plan by examining the potential impacts of alternative land use scenarios on water supply and water infrastructure needs. The alternative land use scenarios that were modeled were developed based on hypothetical future headlines, like Valley Manufacturing Moves Overseas, Climate Changes Affect Tourism and In-Migration. For each headline, changes in economic, demographic and technological trends were identified and translated into land use impacts. GIS was used to develop growth, population, and employment scenarios for each alternative future from which water demand and the locations for the alternative water infrastructure could be projected. The presentation will include a discussion of how these land uses were modeled, the findings, and methodology for integration into the water models.

City of Phoenix Water Resources City Hall
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Public Works Drawings,
Scanning services and TIF-FANY Archive Retreival Software. These services will be on-site at Red Bluff, CA. Software will be customized after a review of the specs with the City of Red Bluff. The scanning will secure paper copies of digital versions of drawings that now exist on paper and are stored. Scanning work will be performed by consultant. City will be responsible for selection of materials. See file for details. City of Red Bluff
13193
Using Mobile GIS for
Featured Paper By Jim Coats & John Jarnagin

The City of Redding, CA, faced the challenge of visiting and inspecting every Storm Water inlet and outfall in the city. No small feat considering there were more than 6,000 inlets and 1,400 outfalls, and no budget existed to support this task. The city took the challenge in stride and used Mobile GIS technology to get the job done. The city wanted out-of-the-box technology to keep costs to a minimum and prepare the way for an enventual Enterprise GIS implementation, still a few years off. The GIS staff created personal geodatabases, used ArcGIS functionality for daily check-in/check-out of data, ArcPad software in the field for inspection data collection, and checked data back in using ArcGIS at the end of each day. With help from the GIS staff, the field crews, who were barely proficient with email, were able to accomplish the tasks under budget and before the expected completion date.

City of Redding
10041
Using GIS to Help Government
Featured Paper By Edwin Gaskin and Raymond Freeland. With the advent of Web-based GIS applications, government executives are asking for GIS tools to aid in critical decisions. The objective of a GIS should be that executives use GIS without drawing inaccurate conclusions or having frustrating experiences. A well-designed GIS application will lessen the executive request workload on GIS staff. This paperl coves:
  • How executive expectations can be managed to ensure a positive experience with GIS
  • How GIS staff should interact with executives to ensure program support and system use
  • How Web-based GIS applications can be designed for government executives, citizen groups, and community organizations
  • City of Richmond, Virginia
    13319
    Capturing Historic Preservation
    Featured Paper By Bruce Thomas, Janet Hansen & Camille McFadin

    The City of Riverside Planning Department maintains and updates an extensive database of historic resources that have been surveyed over time including landmarks and historic districts. Putting this information on the city website means citizens, researchers and visitors can search and learn about the history and architecture of residences, commercial and civic buildings, and historic neighborhoods (http://olmsted.riversideca.gov/historic). Historic property information includes an interactive map and photographs.The property maps are generated dynamically by ArcIMS. The map images and controls are just one part of the ASP .NET web page. This paper will discuss how the Web application interacts with the ArcIMS map service and some of the important technical issues involved.

    City of Riverside
    13507
    Fort Bend Independent
    Featured Paper By Aimée Goins

    When representatives of the Thurgood Marshall High School GIS Academy and the City of Rosenberg met at GIS Day 2003 activities in Houston, a partnership was born. The students of the Academy are required to participate in an internship before graduating. The City of Rosenberg was in need of some assistance in creating street centerlines and digitizing subdivision land plans. The solution was to have some GIS Academy students act as non-paid interns through a virtual internship.

    City of Rosenberg
    13302
    GASB 34 Compliance: Made Easy
    Featured Paper By Krishna Veragandham

    Government Accouting Service Boards approval of Statetment No. 34 (GASB 34) is one of the significant pronouncements in the history of more than 84,000 State and Local government financial reporting requirements in the United States. GASB 34 requires that State and Local governments report the value of infrastructure assets such as roads, bridges, water and sewer facilities and dams. This paper will illustrate the reporting methodology followed by the City of Rowlett, Texas. City of Rowlett relied heavily on innovative methods utilizing GIS and GPS technologies to collect, store, analyze and report various assets and their values as required by GASB 34. GASB 34 compliance procedures from conception to completion, as presented in this paper, are comprehensive and easy to implement in State and Local Governments. This paper is geared toward Directors, Engineers, Managers, and Analysts from GIS, Public Works, and Accounting Departments who have an understanding of GASB 34 requirements.

    City of Rowlett
    10016
    A GIS Model for Predicting
    Featured Paper By Stephen Brown, Susan Stuver, Vincent Romero. As the cost of disposing trash, garbage, and construction materials continues to increase, it is likely that there will also be increasing incidences of illegal dumping across the United States. This paper will demonstrate how a GIS model was developed by the University of Texas at San Antonio to predict the susceptibility of urban areas in San Antonio, Texas, to illegal dumping. This paper will also demonstrate how the model was developed using the ModelBuilder utility of the ArcView Spatial Analyst extension and how illegal dump site data collection can be streamlined using GPS. City of San Antonio - Public Works
    13467
    Integrated Pest Management
    Featured Paper By Lyn Story

    The Santa Barbara Airport has implemented an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program which utilizes ArcView 3.3 GIS technology for tracking, management and analysis. Various methods of pest control are used including pesticide application and environmentally sensitive methods such as weed removal, mulching and trapping. Comparative analysis is performed to report and modify IPM techniques. A form and map are used to field record method, area and associated data. These data are recorded in an MS Access database, and a polygon theme is generated for each application area to evaluate the efficiency of these methods. Overlapping polygons illustrate "hotspots" to avoid excessive application of chemical treatments, and the buffers are used for wind consideration and proximity to buildings and water bodies. The SQL feature is utilized to join the Access database to ArcView 3.3. Staff training enables system management directly through ArcView, facilitating an impressive proactive and comprehensive IPM program.

    City of Santa Barbara
    10885
    Integrating High Resolution
    Featured paper by Diane Lesko, Clare Hess. Limited water supplies in the arid western United States are under increasing demands from a burgeoning population. An important conservation issue is the over-irrigation of landscaping at commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and recreational sites. Some water utilities in California are using GIS to combine high-resolution landcover maps with parcel polygons and weather data to create water budgets for their customers. These water budgets are then compared to per-customer water use data to identify customers who are significantly over watering. City of Santa Rosa
    13590
    Data Management for Transportation,
    Featured Paper By Jeff Whiting & Glen Boos

    The City of Saskatoon has separate data models for Parcel, Transportation, Water, Sanitary, and Storm in 1 ArcSDE. Transportation data is edited using NovaLIS Editor except for Asset Lines & Points. Asset Lines (for example, curbs, sidewalks, painted lines) are edited in AutoCAD and transferred to ArcSDE using SAFE FME batch program. Asset Points (stop, yield, overhead signs and traffic lights) are edited in MapGuide by field staff and transferred to ArcSDE. Water, Sanitary, and Storm are edited using AutoCAD with an editor extension soon to change to AutoCAD Oracle Locator. The data is then transferred to ArcSDE. The inventory data is completely replaced every four months while operation data (ie., hydrant pressure) persists. Operational data is supported by ArcPad from ten different field groups. Spatial inventory data is not changed by field staff but sent as event tables to data editors. MapGuide uses SAFE SDP to view ArcSDE data.

    City of Saskatoon
    13281
    Uses of Viewshed Analysis
    Featured Paper By Monique de los Rios-Urban & Robert Chasan

    In the last fifty years, numerous urban areas in western states have experienced rapid peripheral growth. This shift in development often leaves behind depressed urban cores and struggling first-tier suburbs. In some cities, original residential developments in mature neighborhoods have successfully maintained the integrity of their characteristics and, through preservation efforts, have emerged as strong trend reversal agents. These neighborhoods help renew and sustain entire areas, attracting new residential and commercial infill activity, necessary for solid urban revitalization. Among the difficulties with developing within or adjacent to historically significant neighborhoods is the impact on the existing urban fabric. Height and massing of new buildings in proximity to these areas may block views, impede access or introduce incompatible aesthetic components. This study describes the development and application of an ArcView software-based multiple viewshed model as part of a municipal effort to help neighborhoods analyze the qualitative and quantitative impacts of new structures.

    City of Scottsdale Planning and Development
    10344
    Semantic GIS, Ontologies,
    Featured Paper By Tom Van Buren. Drawing on the World Wide Web Consortium standards and semantic Web activities where "information is given well-defined meaning and better enables computers and people to work in cooperation," the City of Seattle's Cedar River Municipal Watershed is developing a "semantic GIS" that will lead the City's GIS to its full potential. Using Extensible Markup Language (XML) and Resource Descriptor Framework (RDF) technologies and tools developed by the Apache Software Foundation and ESRI, the City's providing an information service of watershed content for all users--like a good library--multivariate, multitemporal, and high resolution. City of Seattle - Watershed Management Divsion
    10868
    Long Term Ecological
    Featured paper by Mark Joselyn. Capturing, analyzing, and retrieving ecological field data presents ongoing challenges of data management for the employees of the Watershed Management Division in Seattle's Cedar River Watershed. The use of mobile computing devices, ArcSDE, and ArcGIS facilitates the entry, maintenance and analysis of these valuable data. A database design that leverages the capabilities of relational databases and integrates vegetation plots, transects, and forest plots will be presented. The primary goals of the database are to support long-term monitoring and ecological research as well as to provide an organizational framework for all field data. City of Seattle Watershed Management
    13442
    Deriving Forest Structure
    Featured Paper By Mark Joselyn & Duncan Munro

    Implementation of the Cedar River Watershed Habitat Conservation Plan, Seattle, WA, poses an ongoing challenge to land managers of what, if any, management action to take. The over-riding goal is to accelerate the development of late seral or "old growth" forest conditions. Lack of data on existing conditions has made it difficult to identify and prioritize restoration project areas and to make the decision making process transparent to stakeholders. LiDAR data were used to quantify current forest condition and gap distribution. Specific derived metrics include tree height, stand density, and gap distribution. These classifications were verified based on field sample plots. The methods used and results of these efforts will be presented. The forested 141 square mile watershed is located on the west slope of the Cascade Mountains, ranging in elevation from 500 to 5,000 feet. We believe this analysis of LiDAR data across such a broad landscape is unique.

    City of Seattle Watershed Management
    10047
    Using CommunityViz for
    Featured Paper By Donna Wendt. The City of Tacoma published the Tacoma Dome Area Plan in 2001. ArcView GIS was used with CommunityViz extension in the process of developing and evaluating the economic, infrastructure, and 3D visual impacts of planned development options for the Tacoma Dome area. The goal of this project was to redevelop what is now mainly a commercial/industrial area to a mixed-use district of retail and entertainment with urban housing. Components of this project were rezoning, environmental analysis, transportation analysis, light-rail, commuter rail, and the proposed museum and office building construction projects. City of Tacoma - Tacoma Economic Development Department
    13537
    Interfacing ArcInfo 9.1
    Featured Paper By Donna Wendt & Veronica Dykas

    In 1993 the City of Tacoma wrote an interface from the GIS street center line database to the fire dispatch system. This interface has been modernized to ArcInfo 9.1 with the new release of network software and topology. Using a GIS as the front end for address updates into a dispatch system enhances the accuracy of addresses, eliminates redundant data updates, and saves a significant amount of personnel time. Agency-wide address standards and data sharing will be discussed in this presentation.

    City of Tacoma - Tacoma Economic Development Department
    13090
    Creating a Hydraulic
    Featured Paper By Dean Trammel Jr.

    Tucson Water (TW) is a municipal water company serving potable and reclaimed water to more than 216,000 services in the greater Tucson, Arizona, area. In mid 2004, TW completed a three-year project to convert more than 1,600 paper water-system maps to an ArcSDE geodatabase. This paper will discuss the process and problems encountered while automating the process of creating an all-pipe hydraulic model using data contained in the geodatabase. Automating the process gives Engineers the ability to quickly create hydraulic models for specific geographic areas that are calibrated to specific time periods, while eliminating cumbersome manual upkeep, maintenance, and manipulation of the model data required for specific hydraulic analysis.

    City of Tucson Water Department
    13091
    Converting Water System
    Featured Paper By Bryn Enright

    Tucson Water, a municipal water company in Tucson, Arizona, has recently completed conversion of more than 1,600 paper water system maps into an ArcSDE Geodatabase. Prior to the conversion, the entire water system infrastructure was documented by hand on paper maps representing quarter sections of land. Converting from paper to digital geospatial data was a major component of and the foundation for an enterprise GIS. A GIS will allow Tucson Water to better manage, plan, and model its water system and resources. This paper will discuss the major steps involved with the conversion to an ArcSDE Geodatabase and some of the issues encountered during the conversion.

    City of Tucson Water Department
    24945
    PhD
    Jil&Gas CJSC Severgas-invest
    13529
    Assessment of Landscape
    Featured Paper By Yasser Ayad

    The study of the structure and function of landscapes has been a demanding field that reveals issues in man and environment interactions. Various landscape metrics have been adopted to assess both natural and man-made processes which helped understanding patterns and functions of the landscape. This study examines two of those metrics--fragmentation and patch shape complexity. Two methods for each metric were applied to assess the recovering abandoned strip mine areas in Toby Creek watershed located in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Contagion and Patch-Per-Unit area (PPU) represented fragmentation, and Fractal Dimension and Square Pixel (SqP) represented patch shape complexity. Similar metrics were statistically analyzed in order to reveal differences and/or similarities.

    Clarion University of Pennsylvania
    4475
    Census_2000_data_from_Claritas
    The PL94 site provides free access to the most current Census 2000 data from Claritas Claritas
    24599
    New Mass Affluent Group
    Jane Crossan and Mike Mancini provide insight into how they defined the New Mass Affluent wealth group and who comprises it. Claritas
    24601
    Jonathan Carson, Nielsen
    The PMC 2007 Keynote Speaker talks about the growing impact that consumer-generated media has on the market. Claritas
    24598
    Consumer Behaviors (Audio,
    The authors talk about how their analysis showed that the rich in some ways are just like the Average Joe, scoring high for clipping coupons and shopping at discount department store. Claritas
    24600
    Pete Blackshaw, Nielsen
    ete Blackshaw, Executive Vice President, Digital Strategic Services for Nielsen Online, and author of the new book "Satisfied Customers Tell Three Friends, Angry Customers Tell 3,000" covers such subjects as consumer control in the computer age and how it gives way to consumer-generated media. Claritas
    24602
    Michael Weiss, Segmentation
    Mr. Weiss talks about the important role of geo-demography in marketing and his collaboration with Claritas, which has included naming PRIZM segment names. Claritas
    12728
    Image Processing Methodology
    A slide presentation detailing the work involved in an image processing project from data aquisition to image classification to accuracy assessment. Clark Labs
    4336
    CartaLinx--The Spatial
    30-day Trial Version. CartaLinx vector digitizing and full topological editing software with support for over 300 tablets, on-screen digitizing and live GPS data input. Output Shape, MIF and other GIS formats. Clark Labs
    4221
    Idrisi utility
    Idrisi32 Service Update to v 132.11 Clark Labs
    24615
    GIS Helps to Improve
    The Brazilian tradition of wine cultivation is linked to the Italian colonization in South Brazil in the late 1800s. Attempts initially were made to cultivate European grapes but they proved nonresistant to diseases. American grapes were then cultivated as they were hardier, yet they were unfortunately of a lesser quality. Clark Labs
    24616
    Watershed Mapping and
    India's Western Ghats is one of 25 biodiversity hot spots in the world and is home to the Kudremukh National Park, an area characterized by rich evergreen forest and significant populations of endangered species, including the lion-tailed macaque and tiger. Clark Labs
    24608
    Development of GIS-Based
    The gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar, was accidentally introduced to North America by an amateur entomologist in either 1868 or 1869 and has spread across much of the Northeastern United States and Midwest. The defoliation caused by outbreaks of the gypsy moth leads to significant ecological and economic damage and the loss of forest resources. In addition, the large number of caterpillars associated with an outbreak is a general nuisance to people living in the area. Clark Labs
    24614
    Multi-Criteria Evaluation
    The objective of sustainable forest management (SFM) is to ensure the productivity of forest resources over time, taking into consideration the environmental, economic and social values of the forest. Precise information on the extent, condition and productivity of forestry resources is critical for SFM, and remote sensing and GIS-based modeling technologies provide important analytical tools. Clark Labs
    24607
    Native Communities Use
    The Native Communities Project (NRMNC) introduced GIS to the community members within the Western Shoshone and Southern Paiute territories as a tool for making informed decisions in their management of the health risks of nuclear hazards. This will be accomplished through the development and dissemination of nuclear contamination health hazard information as well as the development of a community-based hazards management infrastructure and plan. Collaborators include Clark Labs, the Childhood Cancer Research Institute, and the Marsh Institute at Clark University. Clark Labs
    24611
    Hyperspectral Imagery
    Clark Labs and the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are currently analyzing hyperspectral imagery for indications of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infestation in Michigan and Ohio. The emerald ash borer, an exotic wood boring beetle from East Asia, was recently found attacking ash trees in the metropolitan area of Detroit, Michigan. This buprestid species feeds under the bark of ash trees in its larval stages, girdling trees and killing them rapidly. Thousands of trees in southern Michigan and northern Ohio have already been killed by this highly invasive species. Left unchecked, it poses a very serious threat to urban and natural forests in the United States. Clark Labs
    24612
    Sustainability Research
    The southern part of the Yucatan peninsula was the scene of the Late Classic Maya culture until about the year A.D. 900. Today it is dominated by the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve and is part of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor. It has also been home to large former "chicle" (the prime material for chewing gum) collecting communities, and more recently, farming communities increasingly engaged in chili production. During the last 30 years there has been a strong increase in population. Clark Labs
    24609
    Canadian Wheat Board
    The Canadian Wheat Board (CWB), the largest single seller of wheat and barley in the world, uses IDRISI Kilimanjaro to both assess and forecast crop yields internationally. Crop surveillance is a critical activity within the CWB, enabling them to make better estimates about global production on cereals, guide their marketing efforts, and determine sales strategies based on import and export forecasts. Crop surveillance and forecasting rely on several types of data, primarily satellite imagery and weather-based models. IDRISI Kilimanjaro is used as the primary image processing and analytical tool in the satellite surveillance component. Clark Labs
    24606
    Analyzing Motion with
    Generally speaking, GIS is not well suited to the analysis of phenomena that move. Analytical operations in GIS tend to focus on vertical relationships between layers. Further, it is sometimes very difficult to detect spatial movements. Figures 1 and 2, for example, illustrate areas of Gypsy Moth defoliation in 1982 and 1983 respectively. This insect was accidentally released in the late 1860's by an amateur entomologist, and has since spread over much of northeastern North America. However, it is hard to detect any spread with this much variability on a year-to-year basis. It is possible to describe such phenomena though with the TREND module (possibly with the assistance of the MDCHOICE module). Clark Labs
    24610
    Application of Spatial
    Over the past four years, the Southern Yucatan Peninsula Region (SYPR) Project has been engaged in an effort to develop a detailed mapping of tropical forest classes in the region of the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve (see Turner et al., 2004). The Calakmul Biosphere Reserve (Figure 1) is the largest continuous forest area region in Mexico and an important component of the Meso-American Biological Corridor. It is also a significant cultural resource with an extraordinary range of Mayan sites including Calakmul, Becán and Hormiguero (Figure 2). Unfortunately, the region has been experiencing continuing pressure from development at its margins. A central goal of the SYPR Project has been to understand, model and monitor the intricate relationship between humans and the environment in the general region of this important environmental reserve, and to ultimately gauge the implications of that relationship for biodiversity. An important component of this activity has been the mapping of land cover classes - largely natural seasonally dry tropical forest classes - over time. Clark Labs
    24613
    Clark Labs Assists Local
    Current US government regulations state that cellular phone companies have the right to install towers in any town where they perceive a market exists. Towns, in most cases, are willing to comply with this regulation, but many do not have access to the required technologies to perform the site selection themselves. These towns must defer the analysis to the cell phone companies. Recently, the small town of Paxton in Central Massachusetts approached the Clark Labs to assist them in doing their own analysis for cell tower location after having been approached by a cell phone company that wished to expand their services. A viewshed analysis was deemed the best approach to the problem. A combination of tools in IDRISI, including the VIEWSHED module, was employed for the analysis. Clark Labs
    13457
    Using GIS in Occupational
    Featured Paper By Sergio Henricy & Ed Stewart

    Clayton Group Services has been providing OHS services for more than 50 years. Our 21 offices offer OHS services that require field inspections; sampling; data collection; analysis; and reporting on asbestos, lead based paint, noise levels, and air quality for numerous clients. Large amounts of data generated need to be presented in paper reports that include verbal analyses, result tables, and data distribution graphics. Strong spatial components in OHS data collection and analysis and the amount of data generated brought focus on GIS and relational databases to minimize and streamline data collection efforts, report production times, and information management and to enhance data presentation and analysis. Successful coupling of turnkey database applications with GIS map services enables virtual access and analysis of project data, increases productivity, and generates savings and more defensible data for clients. The model naturally extends into facility management services.

    Clayton Group Services
    13611
    Are Republicans Sprawlers
    Featured Paper By Stephen Sperry

    After the 2004 Presidential Election, a perception within planners was that voting pattern represented urban sprawl, even with little empirical research. The author used the 2004 Presidential Election results and 2000 Census data to examine the relationship between sprawl and the election winner by county. The study analyzed election results and compared it to the 83 metropolitan sprawling regions in the "Measuring Sprawl and Its Impact" study. The author provided a quantitative examination of how a Sprawl Index (residential density, neighborhood mix, centrality and street accessibility) relates to political ties. The study evaluated whether the voting pattern of the Republican win had sprawl and exurban ties. The author used ArcGIS and its Spatial Statistics tools to assess the association of population density and metropolitan location on a county's political tie. The study found that election results were unrelated to the location of sprawl but were significantly related to population density.

    Clemson University
    13169
    Aeronautical Information
    Featured Paper By Brett Brunk & Eduard Porosnicu

    The Aeronautical Information Exchange Model (AIXM) is an ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization)-based XML exchange format originating from Eurocontrol that is now readable using ArcGIS, PLTS for ArcGIS--Aeronautical Solution. Currently, AIXM contains a custom model for representing geographical features. To standardize the GIS elements of AIXM and improve our ability to read AIXM using ESRI tools, we have shown how to integrate Geography Markup Language (GML) into the AIXM specification (GML is an Open Geospatial Consortium [OGC] standard that is now undergoing the ISO standards process.). The resulting "AIXM profile of GML" defines a subset of GML geometry features and GML application schema constructs. We are planning to use this new capability to serve AIXM data through Web Feature Services (WFS) producible with IMS. Incorporating GML into AIXM should reduce the costs of using AIXM by allowing adopters to benefit from existing ArcGIS GML support.

    CNA Corp/FAA-ATO-R AIM
    10043
    Using GIS to Estimate
    Featured Paper By Christian Okeke. The six cities within Cobb County, Georgia, must petition the County Board of Commissioners to annex portions of the County into their corporate boundaries. Because the County and city governments are distinct and independent bodies, each approved petition translates into an overall loss of revenue for the County government. For example, revenue from building permits and property taxes are lost to the petitioning city. The annual financial loss of County revenue could potentially add up to millions of dollars. To help Cobb County government evaluate the financial and service delivery impacts of each annexation petition, Cobb County GIS developed the County's Municipal Annexation Model in ArcView GIS. Cobb County
    4070
    CADFusion
    CAD file editing in ArcView Cogiterra
    12736
    GTViewer
    GTViewer is a powerful viewing application for geospatial graphic and database information. Utilizing a data format that is specifically designed to support spatially organized information, GTViewer is capable of ultra-fast performance even when managing huge amounts of graphical data. GTViewer's familiar interface is built on and supports Window® 98, NT, 2000, XP and XP tablet and is capable of supporting conversion from all of today's most common source data formats, including: * Intergraph FRAMME®, Field View®, MGE®, and G/Technology data * Smallworld GIS data, including PNI/LNI *Bently MicroStation® data * ESRI Shapefiles and Geodatabase COGNET GIS
    13479
    Integrating GIS and Real-Time
    Featured Paper By Gretchen Baldus & Jay Kim

    The Collier County Emergency Medical Services serves the largest county in Florida with a land area of 2,030 square miles-the majority of which is covered by vast areas of rural farmland, state preserves, and Everglades National Park. Furthermore, in addition to its 276,000 year-round residents, Naples experiences a large influx of seasonal residents and tourists who are potentially unfamiliar with the area-often problematic when reporting emergencies. Response time is therefore critical to ensuring quality medical services for Collier County citizens. The new AVL system provides a tool for monitoring all deployed vehicles, including one helicopter, in real-time. The in-vehicle map viewer allows drivers to enter an incident's address, graphically display it, and simultaneously upload live location data to headquarters. Meanwhile the AVL component at headquarters visually displays each vehicle's location and destination. Furthermore, an error capturing function during the geocoding process enables GIS staff to update address data.

    Collier County
    10429
    Maverick Professional
    GIS/CAD/Database Translator and Web Publishing Software. A single package to access over 40 common formats (Coverages, CSV, DBF, DGN, DWG, DXF, E00, MDB, Oracle Spatial, SDTS, Shape, Tiger, XLS,...). Includes List and View utilities, plus a COM Automation for developers to read and write the supported formats, Translate, and add Web publishing into their applications, the Enterprise version has Royalty-Free distribution of the COM modules. Collins Software
    13416
    Effect of Altitude and
    Featured Paper By Devon Williford

    The State of Colorado is studying the effects of altitude and cigarette smoking on the occurrence of low birth weight, to identify specific communities of high risk and concern. The number of low birth weight in Colorado has been higher than the national average for each year since 1950, and this problem is recognized as a significant health issue. Using confidential information recorded through state birth certificates, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is examining the spatial distribution of more than 560,000 birth records, containing the address and cigarette smoking habits of each mother, from 1993-2002. These records were geo-referenced, given an elevation attribute, and analyzed in a GIS environment, utilizing statistical tools for detecting significant clusters of low birth weight. The results of the analysis allows medical professionals to view the occurrence of low birth weight in a more quantitative environment than has previously been available.

    Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
    13120
    Functional Linkage of
    Featured Paper By David Theobald, Erin Peterson, Silvio Ferraz & John Norman

    Landscape or watershed metrics are needed to support statistical analyses of aquatic resources, particularly to examine the possible consequences of land use change water quality. A key to a better understanding of these linkages is a stronger representation of hydrologic and ecological processes that improves spatially-explicit watershed analysis. We have built a series of ArcGIS 9 tools (written in Python) designed to process common datasets such as USGS National Hydrography and National Elevation Datasets to generate a framework of reach contributing areas, to conduct common analyses and queries based on stream networks and to export a variety of hydrological distance matrices useful for regression and geostatistical analyses.

    Colorado State University-Natural Resource Ecology Lab
    4016
    Columbia Mapping
    A ton of freebies including railroad symbols, mailing labels and a bitmap legend in View utility. Make sure to also check out the dialog examples from the 1998 NW users group Columbia Mapping
    10843
    Modeling Population Growth
    Featured paper by Shruti Tandon, Majed Khater. Las Vegas in the last decade has experienced rapid development, presenting the government with the challenging task of estimating population growth. Past studies have estimated growth based on historical census data. Unfortunately, constraints with such a model are its inability to spatially determine the number and specific locations of the dwelling units, and time line related to the expected growth. Instead, the current study proposes growth estimation based on parcel modeling. This approach has the advantage of modeling the actual location of growth factoring in the dynamic nature of land use as opposed to simply predicting population growth. Community College of Southern Nevada
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    base_station_data
    Free base station data CompassCom
    19175
    Florida Keys Mosquito
    Reducing the mosquito population in over a million acres of coastal marshland may seem like an unusual application of wireless fleet technology. However, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District utilizes a proven wireless fleet management solution from AT&TWireless and CompassCom to prevent the spread of West Nile Virus and other mosquito-borne diseases CompassCom, Inc.
    19174
    CompassCom AVL solution
    An estimated 3,500 athletes, coaches and trainers as well as 80,000 (daily) spectators are expected to converge in Utah for the upcoming 2002 Winter Olympic Games to be held Feb. 8-24, 2002, in Salt Lake City. To impro v e safety and reduce emerg e n c y - response time for the event’s participants, a coalition of Utah public-safety agencies recently invested in additional automatic vehicle location ( AVL) components to track the locations of e m e rgency vehicles and shuttle buses carrying athletes during the Winter Olympics. CompassCom, Inc.
    19173
    Airport Shuttle Service
    “The single biggest customer service issue facing airport parking facilities, whether they are on-site or off, is shuttle bus frequency,” says Steve Sundberg, President of International Parking Management Inc. (IPM), the Seattle-based owner and operator of DIAPark.com. Located more than 10 miles from the Denver International Airport, the off-airport lot represented by DIAPark.com relies on global positioning system (GPS) satellites to compete with on-airport shuttle lots closer to the terminal. DIAPark.com uses GPS to track and space its shuttle buses so customers never have to wait more than five to 10 minutes for a ride to or from the parking facility. As Sundberg sees it, “Parking operations lose customers if people have a long wait to be picked up.” CompassCom, Inc.
    19176
    Aurora Public Works uses
    The City of Aurora Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining more than 850 miles of municipal roads and streets in the third largest city in Colorado. Located 14 miles east of Denver and only five miles south of the Denver International Airport, the City of Aurora has its work cut out for it with seasonal snow removal and year-round road maintenance and street sweeping. CompassCom, Inc.
    4529
    Geodatabase Reporter
    Geodatabase Reporter is an extension to ArcCatalog. The extension will generate an HTML report describing, in detail, the structure of the currently selected Geodatabase in the ArcCatalog Table of Contents. Supports both Personal and ArcSDE Geodatabases. Compliments of Richie Carmichael
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    Geodatabase Reporter
    Geodatabase Reporter is an extension to ArcCatalog. The extension will generate an HTML report describing, in detail, the structure of the currently selected Geodatabase in the ArcCatalog Table of Contents. Supports both Personal and ArcSDE Geodatabases. Compliments of Richie Carmichael
    4523
    ArcView 3.x Script
    Update date+time information when printing layout. Attach this script to the Print menu and button to automatically update the date and time information each time a layout is printed (other document types will print as per normal). Compliments of Stephen Lead
    27579
    Meta Manager 4
    Meta Manager enables data suppliers to connect their RDBMS catalogs to clearinghouses for searching and data product discovery. Compusult
    27580
    FasseTrack
    FasseTrack is a flexible, multi-user asset management system that keeps you abreast of every item in your organization. It simplifies the process of identifying, locating, and tracking all assets, from computers to general office equipment to furniture .…. every single detail. Compusult
    4137
    Free downloadable 500m resolution DEM data in industry-standard MSI Planet format. Current coverage is of the African continent and Middle East. ComputaMaps
    10440
    Need for Reliable and
    Featured Paper By Ravichandran Mahalingam, N. Indrasenan A reliable and integrated Geographic information System database can address the various issues normally encountered in hydrology and hydrological modeling to ensure the success of Water Resources Projects (WRPs). The integrated database is a primary requisite for ensuring proper planning, managing, and monitoring of the ecological, environmental, and even nonengineering issues of WRPs. It will help reduce the social and environmental pressures; regional, national, and international disputes; and even court litigation. This paper discusses some of these issues and highlights the need for theconstruction of integrated GIS databases with hydrological orientation to address the conflicting issues of WRPs. The study further aims to identify and ascertain the benefits of using a reliable and integrated GIS database as a vital input for WRPs. An exploratory case study of South Carolina State to construct its hydrological watershed map using ESRI's ArcView software is presented. Computer Sciences Corporation
    4184
    an interpreter for the Postscript language and PDF Computer Sciences Department, University of Wisconsin - Madison
    24734
    Truckee Meadows Community
    Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) is the fastest growing college in northern Nevada. The college serves over 12,000 students with programs leading to associate degrees and certificates in more than 40 academic and occupational areas. Computhink, Inc.
    24733
    ViewWise Supports Audit
    Executives come to the realization that their companies need an Electronic Document Management solution from many different angles. Some see Document Management software as the way to resolve overflowing filing cabinets. Some think Document Management software will save them if the need should arise for disaster recovery such as a fire or flood. Others believe Document Management is necessary in cases of eDiscovery due to compliance regulations in their industry or litigation requests. Many simply see Document Management as the solution to improved customer service. All are correct. Computhink, Inc.
    24735
    ViewWise Enables Groundbreaking
    The Marin Community Foundation (MCF) was established in 1986 with the assets of a trust created by long-time Marin residents Leonard and Beryl H. Buck. From the start, MCF’s mission was to use philanthropic contributions to help improve the human condition and enhance the quality of life in Marin County, CA. Their mission was successful, and by the end of fiscal 2005, MCF was the largest community foundation in California and one of the largest in the U.S., with assets of $1.1 billion. Last year, MCF made over $55 million in grants and received over $25 million in gifts. Computhink, Inc.
    24736
    “Park West Landscape
    Successful landscape development projects require the highest level of expertise and professionalism. Park West Landscape, headquartered in scenic Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, has been surpassing that requirement since their founding in 1979. They are among the leading landscape construction and maintenance companies in the Western United States and have 10 divisions spread out across the west to meet the demand created by their reputation. Computhink, Inc.
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    Affordable Document Management:
    PRN Medical is different from most companies who install a document management system. They weren’t even looking for one. PRN Medical had accepted their lot as a paper intensive company and all they wanted to buy was a new copy machine. Then, almost by accident, they learned about the ViewWise Document Management solution from Computhink, Inc, and their company was changed forever. Computhink, Inc.
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    Mortgage Company Chooses
    Mortgage Solutions of Colorado (MS of CO) is a mortgage lending company based in Colorado Springs, CO. The company functions as the hub of a typical lending process where the need for electronic document management has never been more apparent. Computhink, Inc.
    13561
    Developing Custom 3D
    Featured Paper By Daniel Hagens, Christopher Moore & Jeremiah Montgomery

    3D Visualization is increasingly important in a wide range of defense domains such as terrain visualization, sensor and weapons modeling, mission familiarization and rehearsal, and many others. ArcGIS enables both end-users and application developers to leverage numerous 3D Visualization capabilities which are available in many ArcGIS products including ArcGlobe, ArcScene, Military Analyst, and others. This presentation demonstrates the numerous 3D Visualization capabilities that are available to the ArcGIS defense developer. It shows how to develop applications that perform common 3D Visualization tasks including the display of draped and extruded 3D graphics, 3D models, and 3D Military Symbology. For developers interested in highly complex and custom 3D graphics solutions, the presentation also discusses developing custom rendering solutions using OpenGL extensions. This presentation presents samples, tips, and lessons-learned for developing custom 3D visualization applications using ArcGIS. It should be of interest to developers and anyone interested in implementing 3D capabilities using ArcGIS.

    Concurrent Technologies Corporation
    13380
    Dynamic Segmentation
    Featured Paper By Ken Johnson & John Seifarth

    A rigorous ecological monitoring program has been implemented to evaluate potential effects of underground coal mining on the aquatic environment. The program has been designed to collect pre-mining data and to provide a means to monitor and predict ecological impacts to surface waters. A custom ArcGIS/ArcInfo application has been developed for this purpose that utilizes dynamic segmentation to map stream habitat types throughout extensive mining areas. The application utilizes a custom designed interface for data entry, GPS data, biologic data, and digital video for production of the project database. Geoprocessing is utilized to determine which features have been mined. This paper will evaluate the time and cost benefit of process automation through use of ArcGIS/ArcInfo and dynamic segmentation and illustrate the powerful data analysis tools that have been made available through the development of the custom GIS application.

    CONSOL Energy, Inc.
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    Transportation Mapping
    Continental Mapping has been providing statewide photogrammetric services to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) under several consecutive master service agreements since 2000. Continental Mapping provides full-service photogrammetric mapping services for both urban and rural transportation design. To date, Continental Mapping has completed more than 100 projects throughout the state, and last year was awarded its 5th consecutive master contract. Continental Mapping Consultants, Inc.
    29824
    Facilities Mapping
    Continental Mapping assisted Oshkosh Corporation with their facilities management program by providing orthorectified aerial photography and topographic and planimetric mapping compiled using photogrammetric methods. Aerial photography was flown in the spring of 2008 using a large format aerial film camera, and a field survey team surveyed 14 photo-identified control points. Continental Mapping Consultants, Inc.
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    Army Corps of Engineers
    Continental Mapping provided photogrammetric mapping services as a subconsultant on an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for surveying services with the US Army Corps of Engineers’ St. Paul District in the Devil’s Lake, North Dakota, area. Continental Mapping Consultants, Inc.
    13320
    Capturing Flood Control
    Featured Paper By Irma Bergeron & Kevin Dawdy

    The CCCPWD Flood Control Division had to transfer hard-copy map information to a GIS format. These maps detail the right-of-way parcels owned by the County. In addition to outlining the boundaries of these parcels, many of these maps contain hand-written notes and additional information. In most cases the information contained in the notes and maps is unique with no backups and the person maintaining the information had long since retired. The goals were to capture right-of-way boundaries and attributes to graphically show data and create an archive of the right-of-way information. Users will be able to view the information to determine who owns the land and to determine possible encroachment issues. Once in a digital format, right-of-way information can be easily maintained and changes can be tracked. Additionally, the information can be easily backed up and kept safe in the event of a catastrophe.

    Contra Costa County
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    Area of Benefit Application
    Featured Paper By Mehmet Kutsal

    This application enables the user to revise the official Oracle inventory of parcels which is in Areas of Benefit (AOB). This application is designed to be employed in two distinct sequential periods of operation--an "inventory" period and a "maintenance" period. The primary reason the AOB application was developed was to ensure that the fees for capital improvements were assessed and collected properly for transportation and flood control improvements. This application automates many procedures that would normally take a highly skilled GIS Analyst to complete. Speed in viewing, querying, and updating data is greatly enhanced. The Area of Benefit application allows experts in other fields, such as accounting, to avail themselves of the latest GIS technology and to reap the benefits of the data that GIS Departments maintain.

    Contra Costa County
    13604
    Neighborhood Revitalization:
    Featured Paper By Courtney Larsen

    This study, an extract of a Master's Thesis from the University of Utah (2002), used GIS mapping as an intricate research tool to help find any spatial patterns of social neighborhood revitalization in an older, Salt Lake West Side Neighborhood. GIS examples included performing a qualitative-visual analysis of neighborhood color gradation maps that depict social contour effects using interpolations of sampled block data on non-sampled block regions. Insightful discoveries made include pinpointing where in the neighborhood block crime, home pride, collective efficacy, and other social conditions and perceptions shifted, increased or decreased over a seven year period (1993-2000). Overall, the combination of social survey data and GIS proved to be a powerful social science research tool.

    Cook Inlet Housing Authority
    13330
    Filtering of LIDAR Data
    Featured Paper By Juliano Kersting & Ana Paula Kersting

    One of the main advantages of the airborne laser scanner systems is the high degree of detail that a portion of the land can be mapped. This overdetailed description is caused by the high number of acquired points, which makes it easier to identify objects and model the topography. However, the large amount of collected points becomes redundant in plain regions, where fewer points are needed to describe the surface. An algorithm aimed primarily at the reduction of the number of points within a TIN model produced using LIDAR data was implemented in C## language using ArcObjects and both the ArcGIS Spatial and 3D Analyst extensions. The method is based on the faces of the triangulation, in which the redundant points are eliminated by a neighborhood vertex importance analysis. The obtained results with different thresholds are presented, and map algebra calculations on raster created with two generalized subsets are used for evaluation.

    COPEL - Companhia Paranaense de Energia S.A.
    4019
    CMSBalloon
    CMSBalloon is sort of a "pop up hint" tool for features Coulter Mapping Solutions, Inc
    4010
    AVArrows
    AVArrows was developed as an alternative to the ESRI arrows line symbol in ArcView Coulter Mapping Solutions, Inc
    4018
    CMSZoom
    CMSZoom is a highly configurable yet powerful Zoom To Address Extension for ArcView 3.0a and 3.1 Coulter Mapping Solutions, Inc.
    10603
    Map Builder
    Map Builder lets the user map any feature, of any theme and include all of its information on one single Template. A built-in Template Manager lets the user store new Templates and access already existing ones. Map Builder comes complete with default Templates but users will be able to custom make new ones to best suit their needs. Coulter Mapping Solutions, Inc.
    13303
    Gaining Support for GIS
    Featured Paper By Harry Beatty

    Benefits of GIS might be readily apparent in urban areas, but what about areas with smaller populations? The County of Kauai serves a population base of approximately 60,000 people. Until very recently, many county-wide systems (not just GIS) have been primarily paper-based. Many people are reluctant to move away from familiar systems to computer-based alternatives. In addition, it has been difficult to convince decision makers that GIS is a worthwhile investment, as they typically tend to think of GIS as a tool for urban planners in very large cities. However, we have successfully implemented some small GIS applications, and as we build momentum, it's exciting to see that many people around the county are enthusiastic about this new technology. This paper will examine some of the issues that we have faced and offer suggestions to those in similar situations.

    County of Kauai
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    County of Los Angeles
    Featured Paper By Mark Greninger& Satinder Bhalla

    bd System, Inc., is assisting the County of Los Angeles Department of Health Services to develop a public health service locator. The goal of this locator is to aid LA County citizens find potential health service agency facility information. The back-end technology used is ArcIMS and ArcSDE.

    County of Los Angeles
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    Redistricting and Census
    Featured Paper By Robert Pincus, William Mumbleau, Jeff Letterman. This paper will cover the Avenue scripts written to aid in the redistricting process of Riverside County. The underlying geographic unit of the ArcView project and scripts used were the Census 2002 Block groups and their associated population data. By selecting single aggregate areas of these block groups and displaying the population, users were able to quickly get an idea of the effect the reassignment would have on the supervisor's constituency. The selected block groups could also be permanently assigned to a supervisor. The population for each supervisorial district could then be viewed and further modifications made. Scripts were also written to save various proposals for reference or further modification. County of Riverside
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    Tracking and Managing
    Featured Paper By Gulla Gisladottir

    In order to take advantage of relational database functionality and ESRI's Geodatabase model, the County of Santa Cruz, California, migrated its decade old GIS from a CAD based mainframe platform to an SDE/SQL Geodatabase. The base layer for the GIS system is the cadastral layer, and our initial challenge was to develop maintenance and tracking procedures for the Assessor's Office to replace the existing CAD based editing. We would like to share our experiences with the GIS community and address the challenges and issues that we have faced and discuss how we have resolved them. The presentation will focus on the migration strategy, Geodatabase design, data maintenance procedures, Assessor's map production, and our future goals. We will also discuss how this new system is able to meet the needs of an increased number of County departments.

    County of Santa Cruz
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    ArcPad Field Data Collection
    Featured Paper By Kevin Lacefield

    The Sonoma County Law Enforcement Consortium (SCLEC) regional emergency dispatch system for law, fire and EMS requires accurate dispatching of Public Safety resources. Traditional street centerline "geocoding" is insufficient for dispatching to areas with irregular address ranges, necessitating point addressing to resolve this shortcoming. SCLEC explored the available options and, given that the address data was already maintained in the Enterprise GIS, opted to deploy ArcPad for field collection of address locations. This inexpensive and easy-to-use solution enabled public safety personnel to leverage their personal knowledge of the landscape and to quickly and efficiently collect the required information by using GIS data as a reference. This paper will describe SCLEC support staff's role in customizing the ArcPad interface and preparing the hand-held computer for data collection, describe how public safety personnel use the data collection tools, and explain how data was transferred from the GIS to the dispatch system.

    County of Sonoma
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    Monitoring Land Use Change
    Featured paper by Michael Hickey. Tulare County's program of monitoring land use changes consists of three parts. First, on a quarterly basis the county's current parcel theme is compared with the earlier parcel theme to identify land use changes. Second, the county has created a "resistance to development" model which predicts the susceptibility of each parcel to become urbanized. On a quarterly basis this model is refreshed to reflect the impacts of recent development. Third, the actual land use changes are compared to predictions and the resistance to development model is improved over time. County of Tulare-Resource Mgmt. Agency
    10798
    Preserving a Piece of
    Featured paper by Kimberly Wraight. The struggle between development and historic preservation has long been an issue for communities interested in preserving their cultural history while encouraging sustainable development. This prompted the Washtenaw County Historic District Commission to implement a planning tool that will help planners and preservationists better assess historical and cultural resources unique to their community. The HDC scanned 10,000 documents to create a baseline inventory of historic resources in Washtenaw County. The GIS program mapped these resources and developed an ArcIMS Web site that allows users to map, query, and view the original documents, and research state, local, and national registry nominations. County of Washtenaw
    10662
    Using GIS for Wastewater
    Featured paper by Andy Lee, David Guttmann. The County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County are a confederation of independent special districts that serve the wastewater treatment and solid waste management needs of approximately five million people in Los Angeles County. This paper presents a GIS parcel-based site suitability study in the Santa Clarita Valley. Parcels of potential WRP sites are identified using a suitability index based on biological, hydrological, geomorphic, geological, and socioeconomic GIS layers. The methodology proposed here addresses the complexity of integrating multiple data sets and demonstrates how GIS is used to improve decision making processes. County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
    4316
    unix2dos.com
    Converts DOS text files to UNIX text files. (removes the carriage-return character, leaving just the linefeed at the end of each line). Courtesy
    4343
    BioMapper
    BioMapper is a kit of GIS- and statistical tools designed to build habitat suitability (HS) models and maps. It is centered on the Ecological Niche Factor Analysis (ENFA) that allows to compute HS models without the need of absence data. Uses same file format as Idrisi Courtesy Alexandre Hirzel
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    Delorme_file_formats
    Delorme file formats Courtesy of John & Beth Werner
    4291
    Much of the free geographic data available on the internet comes in the form of ArcInfo export format files (*.e00). This utility will convert these files into a GeoMedia Access warehouse Courtesy of Lars Tungen
    4293
    True_Type_fonts_and_symbols
    from Luc Devroye, McGill University Courtesy of Luc Devroye
    4407
    Westside's Story - Local
    The development and implementation of municipal GIS for West Springfield, Massachusetts. West Springfield is a suburban community of about 28,000, with the historic feel of a New England town, and a strong commercial/industrial tax base. Interestingly, it was also the home of the first Morgan horse. Courtesy of Michael D. Olkin
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    LayoutSave.exe

    Save your layouts to load into other projects

    Courtesy of Petio Zafirov
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    Geodatabase_Helper
    Geodatabase Helper is an ActixeX DLL that allows you to maintain an ArcSDE Geodatabase without having to know ArcObjects! Courtesy of Richie Carmichael
    4298
    Bearing
    "Bearing" Arcscript for Avenue: Bearing//Show bearing, distance, and angle of PolyLine Courtesy of Ron Schultz
    4459
    AutoSnap
    AutoSnap for ArcView 3.x When AutoSnap is on, Draw Point, Draw Straight Line and Draw Line tools will automatically snap to active theme. Works in edit or graphics mode. Courtesy of Ron Schultz
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    ESRI ArcView_3.x
    Add direction arrows to visible PolyLines of active theme. Courtesy of Ron Schultz
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    AutoSnap_for_ArcView_3.x
    When AutoSnap is on, Draw Point, Draw Straight Line and Draw Line tools will automatically snap to active theme -- Works in edit or graphics mode ! Courtesy of Ron Schultz
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    Total
    Shows total length of selected lines, total perimeter and area of selected Polygons, total number of selected points Courtesy of Ron Schultz
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    Polypointer_by_Ron_Schultz
    shows area and perimeter of polygon, length of line, position of point for ArcView 3.x Courtesy of Ron Schultz
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    Surveyor_for_ArcView_3x
    Draw polylines using survey coordinates. Courtesy of Ron Schultz
    4388
    This extension allows the 'Draw Straight Line' tool to work in edit mode. Courtesy of Ron Schultz
    4348
    Pennant
    For ArcView 3.x --Places pennant marker symbol at angle indicated by mouse 18.791015625 KB Courtesy of Ron Schultz
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    Diamond_for_ArcView_3.x
    creates a diamond marker symbol in one of four different colors (diamond.avx) 18.158203125 KB Courtesy of Ron Schultz
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    Anchor
    Arcscript for Avenue: Draw line with anchor at end Courtesy of Ron Schultz
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    Azimuth
    Draw polylines using angle and length-- azimuth.avx, azimuth.ave Courtesy of Ron Schultz
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    ArcView_3.x_Script_Color
    Choose selection color with ArcView 3.x Script "Color" Courtesy of Ron Schultz
    4309
    Ron Schultz'_Image_On
    Toggle image themes on or off for ESRI ArcView 3.x category: ArcView Menus/Buttons/Tools Courtesy of Ron Schultz
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    Add_Theme_Without_Ext.
    'Add Theme' button modified to add a theme without the filename extension showing in the theme name. Courtesy of Ron Schultz
    4263
    ArcScript
    Use to "copy + paste" documents between projects. courtesy of Stephen Lead
    4435
    Animate.aml
    ArcInfo: Animate grids or images into a MPEG file ArcTools provides a "fly through" animation generator, which creates an MPEG movie file from a terrain surface and a flight path. Courtesy of Stephen Lead
    4464
    This ArcView 3.x extension emulates ArcInfo's NODEPOINT command, by creating a new point shapefile comprising the nodes in the input polyline or polygon theme. Courtesy of Stephen Lead
    4486
    Import & process AUSLIG Topo250K interchange files Courtesy of Stephen Lead
    4264
    coordsdmx.avx,_coordsdmx.apr
    Toggle view coordinates between DMS and DD courtesy of Stephen Lead
    4334
    This script reduces the dramas associated with trying to open an ArcView project file when the component datasets have been moved. Courtesy of Stephen Lead
    4314
    Script_Saver
    Script Saver recover's scripts from corrupt project file This extension allows you to recover scripts from a corrupt project file - or even to just share scripts between project files. Courtesy of Stephen Lead
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    Annoline.aml
    Convert an annotation subclass to a line coverage, preserving the text angle and orientation, and saving the text information as an attribute. Courtesy of Stephen Lead
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    Trivia.apr
    A series of questions is asked, and the answers evaluated and reported to the us er. This is an Avenue version of Trivia.aml, using a vastly different approach in ArcView than in ArcInfo. Courtesy of Stephen Lead
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    Remove_Duplicate_Points
    This ArcView 3.x extension removes duplicate points which fall in the exact same location. Courtesy of Stephen Lead
    24737
    A new weather forecast
    Recent studies identify weather as the primary reason for delays and disruptions in the air transport system. For instance, during the summer months flights are often delayed or even cannot be operated because of thunderstorms in the terminal manoeuvring area, while during winter operations at the airports might be substantially affected by winter storms, snowfall and icing conditions. There is a clear need for integrated systems that analyse and forecast weather hazards for air traffic as precisely as possible in order to enable the mitigation of the weather hazard's effects. CREASO GmbH
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    ENVI Helps Geologists
    Imagine watching a multistory parking garage collapse into a pile of rubble as you try to stay standing, the earth shaking below you. Or, try to envision an apartment complex falling in on itself, chance determining which of the people inside live or die. On January 17, 1994, the people of Northridge, California experienced these terrors as a result of a magnitude 6.7 earthquake. By the time it was over, 57 people had perished and property damage totaled more than $10 billion. CREASO GmbH
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    Land subsidence pattern
    Fluid storage systems, such as oil, gas, magma or water reservoirs, are often controlled by the host rock structure and faulted terrain. In sedimentary basins, where no direct information about underlying structure is available, the pattern of ground deformation may allow us to assess the buried fault arrangement. We provide an example in the semi-arid area of Iran, in the Kashmar Valley, a region subject to land subsidence due to water overexploitation. CREASO GmbH
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    Practical Aspects of
    Featured By : Mahendra Kumar, Ofelia T Castro Availability of high-resolution imagery, such as IKONOS (from Space Imaging Corp), has opened new possibilities for satellite-based mapping. This paper aims to share the practical experience of authors in using IKONOS imagery for mapping application in a production environment. Authors are involved in an IKONOS based land-cover mapping project jointly undertaken by Intergraph Philippines Corporation and the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA), of the Philippines. As IKONOS imagery applications are still in its immerging phase, it is felt that the experiences shared herewith will benefit those considering the use of IKONOS imagery as one of the data sources for mapping applications. This paper aims to present some of the features that differentiate IKONOS imagery for mapping applications from other commercially available satellite imagery. Credent Technology Asia
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    NATO Bomb Sends Shock
    Featured By : Bill Love When four laser-guided NATO bombs ex-ploded through the roof of the Chinese em-bassy in Belgrade last May, the shock waves sent the Defence Mapping commu-nity throughout the world running for cover. Left with its unenviable record of data inaccuracies exposed was the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) -the former Defence Mapping Agency (DMA) of the United States government. This otherwise prestigious and highly re-spected Mapping Agency, which has pio-neered new technologies and leads the world in digital map production, now stands accused of the error which resulted in the death of three people and twenty in-jured. According to the Los Angeles Times, the NIMA map was printed in 1997 after the embassy moved to its new location. Ac-cording to the newspaper, NIMA has a list of “at least a dozen” other errors since 1985 resulting in fatalities and loss of military aircraft. Credent Technology Asia
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    People Power vs Technology
    Featured By : Bill Love, Chief Executive Officer of Credent Technology Asia Land data integration is one of the most important information technology projects that government can undertake. As a citizen this statement may not be self-evident so I’ll explain why. Imagine there is a bungalow that you want to buy… now landed property is very expensive here and you will probably need a loan. You and the finance company will want to know all there is to know about this property, for example, you want to be sure that it has a good and clean title, that is, the person offering the property has the legal right to do so; that the physical property and its location match its legal description; that there are no encumbrances, obligations or other interests in the property; that there are no plans by government authorities to resume the land or otherwise plan to interfere with it for purposes such as road construction; that the land use zoning allows you to carry out your purposes for the property and so on. The task of answering these questions is usually given to your lawyer but if you ever tried to do it yourself you would be driven crazy visiting and queuing at a seemingly endless list of government departments and statutory authorities. Credent Technology Asia
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    DIGITAL SABAH PROGRAM
    Digital Sabah is an innovative program developed by Intermap Technologies Inc and Credent Technology. The goal of the program is to address both the needs of the Government of Sabah and the industry by cost sharing . This will make highly accurate base mapping data of an entire State more affordable to aquire. Credent Technology Asia
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    LAND INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS
    Featured By : Eduard D. Bitao The last decade of the 20th Century has seen the public sector in any part of the Asia Pacific soared in leaps and bounds towards office automation and computerization within their respective government departments. In Malaysia, particularly in Sabah, the government has responded promptly to the rapid development of Information Technology and Master Plan and committees have been put in place to ensure cohesive advancement towards greater IT development. One committee formed to play active roles in coordinating and ensuring that such goals are achieved in a specified time frame was the so-called SGDC (Sabah Geographic Data Coordination) working committee 1 . It has its roots in the State Remote Sensing Committee (SRSC) , which was organized in the 1990s and has been coordinating remote sensing projects statewide. SGDC was designated the role which encompasses all the issues related to the use of digital spatial data sets and its institutional implications. Credent Technology Asia
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    FLY BY WIRE IN HO CHI
    Featured By : P. Vijay Srinivas and Thai Van Khang The Vietnam Telecommunications Industry is undergoing significant changes and will continue to do so during the next decade. The modernization of the national telecommunications infrastructure will continue to be a top priority and the on-going upgrade will present Ho Chi Minh City Post & Telecommunications (HCMC P&T), a division of Vietnam National Post and Telecommunications (VNPT), with a number of special challenges in achieving its social, business, national defense and financial objectives. Read more on TFMS initiation and how it has benefited the client Credent Technology Asia
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    Article how easy to setup
    This is an article about GIS using OpenLayers and javascript for the front-end and Java for the back-end implementation. This article explains how easy it is to setup your own interactive map on your website including any back-end business logic you may need. Its available at http://shpuroff.com/maps CRI
    16898
    McDonalds - Choosing
    McDonald's needed to evaluate the appropriateness of its restaurant sites and assess the suitability of new sites. Critchlow Associates
    16899
    Territory Mapping at BP
    BP Oil had developed a new territory pricing structure and needed a simple and effective way to communicate this structure to resellers and end users. Critchlow Associates
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    LTSA- Land Transport
    The Land Transport Safety Authority (LTSA) wanted to identify common trouble spots on New Zealand roads so it can determine what needs to be done to reduce risks in these areas. Critchlow Associates
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    NABIS A unique web-based
    A unique web-based GIS system developed by the Ministry of Fisheries is helping managers, planners,and other decision-makers access a rich mine of information on New Zealand’s marine environment. Critchlow Associates
    16906
    A TEACHING TOOL --INTEGRATED
    Description of an INDEX smart growth exercise tool for metropolitan Chicago with three learning locations: rural, suburban, and urban Criterion Planners
    16909
    A TEACHING TOOL-- INTEGRATED
    Description of an INDEX smart growth exercise tool for metropolitan Chicago with three learning locations: rural, suburban, and urban. Criterion Planners
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    SAN ANTONIO USES GIS
    San Antonio, Texas is widely known for its successful downtown development that brings seven million visitors annually to attractions such as the Alamo and River Walk. To build on this success, community stakeholders are using ESRI’s ArcGIS 8.1, Network Analyst, and a special-purpose GIS planning tool on the Broadway Corridor that links downtown to surrounding neighborhoods. Four miles long, the Broadway Corridor is currently home to 12,000 residents and 13,000 workers. The area enjoys an extraordinary collection of community assets, including the local zoo, botanical gardens, two museums, and a university. It also has over 140 acres of vacant land and dozens of redevelopable properties, making it attractive for infill and economic growth. Criterion Planners
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    BEYOND MAPS: THE NEXT
    Eliot Allen and Randy Goers Max Dieber, research director of the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission, is trying to find space for a million new residents in the Chicago region. Alan Hirsch, an environmental advocate in Sacramento, is calculating pollution emissions from alternative development designs. And Michelle Bene, a Tampa resident, is identifying unfriendly pedestrian conditions in her neighborhood. What unites these three is their use of a powerful new generation of geographic information system (GIS) tools Criterion Planners
    16908
    INDEX Paint the Region
    Introduction to the tool as set up for Florida's Sustainable Emerald Coast Commission and its four-county region. Criterion Planners
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    INDEX Insight: A Land-Use
    Description of an INDEX smart growth exercise tool for metropolitan Chicago with three learning locations: rural, suburban, and urban. Criterion Planners
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    The Digital Charrette
    Featured By:Eliot Allen Real-time use of design and evaluation tools. Ability to accommodate larger groups and complex geography. Immediate feedback to participants for iterating to robust/consensus scenarios. Digital record readily transferable to other stakeholders and next steps. Criterion Planners
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    The People's Plan
    APA Planning magazine article on Outstanding Plan of the Year award given to the N.E. Illinois Planning Commission's Regional Plan and its INDEX-supported process. Criterion Planners
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    AMANDA assists the Northwest
    The Northwest Territories is a vast geographical region with a dispersed population, with an area larger than Ontario and equivalent to Texas and California combined. They chose to centralize licensing and application tracking and data management functions for their territorial government. In 1999, they selected and Implemented CSDC Systems' innovative AMANDA solution to service the unique demands of their entire region. AMANDA is a unique tracking and data management system that can automate all functions within departments, such as planning, building, inspections, bylaw enforcement, prosecutions, fire and others. CSDC Systems
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    Newfoundland Oversees
    The province of Newfoundland and Labrador covers 405,212 square kilometers. Nearly half of the province's 513,000 residents live in decentralized communities, interspersed with large tracts of land that the provincial government manages. CSDC Systems
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    Custom Data Access with
    Featured Paper By James Taylor & Derek Sedlmyer

    Integrating data has always been a challenge with every IT application, especially GIS. GIS applications have many different data formats that are not ubiquitous among all GIS applications. Couple this with the DoD, which also has many data formats for data messaging and storage, and accessing data in a GIS quickly turns into a daunting task. MapObjects Java Edition was designed to allow developers to integrate custom data via their Content Provider Framework. ESRI developed several Content Providers to access external data such as ArcIMS servers, ArcSDE, shapefiles, CAD files, and various raster and vector product files. This presentation will provide an in-depth tutorial on how to develop a Content Provider, show the Content Provider in action, and share lessons learned in implementation.

    CTC
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    Intern
    My name is Aaron Herman. I am a fledgling GIS professional and have done some research for an internship with a company out of Austin, TX called Cubit Planning. The research involved determining the existance, recentness, completeness, uniformity, and accuracy of land use data on a national level. I wrote a whitepaper and Kristen Carney of Cubit converted it into two blog-style documents, which are linked below. We're trying to determine the interest level in a service that would provide users land use data. Cubit Planning
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    Intern
    My name is Aaron Herman. I am a fledgling GIS professional and have done some research for an internship with a company out of Austin, TX called Cubit Planning. The research involved determining the existance, recentness, completeness, uniformity, and accuracy of land use data on a national level. I wrote a whitepaper and Kristen Carney of Cubit converted it into two blog-style documents, which are linked below. We're trying to determine the interest level in a service that would provide users land use data. Cubit Planning
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    GIS Analysis to Write
    Featured Paper By Kimberly Brown & Matthew Pisarski

    The Cumberland County Comprehensive Farmland Preservation Plan guides the county's efforts to preserve viable farmland and enhance its agricultural industry. The plan recognizes farming as a major component of the county's economy based on an irreplaceable natural resource. Using ArcGIS and the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension to create a simple map from complex data, the county can easily identify and target the most productive farm areas for preservation efforts.

    Cumberland County Department of Planning and Development
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    The Incorporation of
    Featured paper by Christopher Bauer, Tim Gallagher. Cuyahoga County is located in northeast Ohio and is part of the greater Cleveland metropolitan area. The Cuyahoga County Board of Health Mosquito Control Program has increased its operation as a result of the West Nile Virus outbreak in the summer of 2002. This paper presents the development of a GIS based data management system for the existing mosquito control program. The system will utilize ArcGIS software with support from Microsoft Access. Cartographic outputs will include operational maps, surveillance maps, and other outputs. The completed system will enhance the department's ability to protect the public from vector borne disease. Cuyahoga County Board of Health
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    Geographically Thinking
    Featured Paper By Marcelo Barbosa, Marcus Silva & Eduardo Parussolo

    Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (CVRD) is one of the most important players in the logistics sector in Brazil. It runs an extensive network of railroads, ports, and terminals. It also operates coastal shipping routes and offers the most complete intermodal service to the Brazilian market. The company provides both integrated and personalized logistics solutions. CVRD owns the biggest railway network in Brazil (9,306 km). The complexity of this operation drives the Company to a continuous search for improvements in its supporting information systems. The Railroad GIS project was conceived to provide CVRD with an integrated railroad management system supported by geospatial information. One of the goals is to provide users with better management tools, based on visual (geographic) information of the different types of events that occur along the railroad path, integrated with existing corporate systems. This paper will present the concepts and present status of this ongoing project.

    CVRD-Environmental and Territorial Management Department
    24740
    3D is the Future
    In spring 2004, as the county of Los Angeles Department of Regional Planning (DRP) contemplated the acquisition of high-resolution terrain and orthophoto imagery, it became clear that several county departments and cities within its borders were investigating doing similar, smaller projects in the near future. Previously, many Los Angeles County municipalities independently contracted for medium-quality (one-foot-resolution), usually orthogonal (straight-down-view) imagery. Cyber City LLC
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    3D MODELING APPLICATIONS
    In 2005 the City of Los Angeles decided to incorporate three dimensional (3D) modeling software into its sewer system design projects. The idea for this modeling application originated in part from the coordination activities with the Los Angeles Region Imagery Acquisition Consortium (LAR-IAC) involving high-resolution terrain and orthophoto imagery for the Los Angeles region. This paper discusses the practical application of the Terrain View 3D model to one of the City’s major sewer projects, the Central Outfall Sewer (COS). Methods used to develop the model are described as well as applications of the final model, including lessons learned, during the design phase. Cyber City LLC
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    3D City Models in the
    Featured Paper By Kilian Ulm, Xinhua Wang & Franz Steidler

    www.map2day.at is a Web-based 3D GIS service which provides user interaction between 2D city maps and 3D visualizations and query based information. As a marketing tool, it allows organizations to present their services and products via the internet and shows their physical location in both 2D and 3D formats. Queries can be run on the GIS database by selecting a category (e.g., tourism, public health) and select a group (e.g., hotels, golf courses) from the query window. Additional user requirements are met by having area/distance measurement capabilities, support for 12 languages, and individual customization of the interface appearance allowing for different color schemes. The relation between the 2D map and the free navigation 3D visualization is updated dynamically. The queried results can be approached automatically with smooth flight in the 3D environment, which consists of high resolution imagery, Digital Terrain Models, and 3D city models.

    CyberCity AG
    11991
    Ken Hirshey, CEO, Cyntergy
    Listen to this insightful interview with Ken Hirshey Chief Executive Officer of Cyntergy Technology, Developers of Thumbprint CPM

    How are companies like Wal-Mart leveraging project and process knowledge across programs using Thumbprint CPM? How can projects be generated automatically, without using templates? What is a Learning Knowledgebase and how does it Optimize Program Performance?

    In this edition of "View from the Top" Ken Hirshey, CEO of Cyntergy Technology, tackles these questions and others with host David Heller.

    Ken Hirshey has over 24 years of experience in project/program management and technology expertise. He has held executive positions in large engineering firms such as Carter & Burgess and architectural firms such as BSW. In 1997, Hirshey founded Cyntergy AEC, a full service firm in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has helped dozens of Fortune 500 customers plan, setup, implement and manage their real estate development programs.
    Cyntergy Technology
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    Geospatial Explorer
    Geospatial Explorer has been written to enable geologists, environmental scientists, and engineers to apply innovative science and technology to enhance and expedite the reduction of risk to human health and the environment. Geospatial Explorer permits the user to identify, understand, and solve complex environmental problems better, faster, and cheaper. Cyze & Associates, Ltd.
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    E00compr
    A Library to Read/Write Compressed E00 Files danmo@videotron.ca
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    2001 GIS Market Overview
    This 2001 industry forecast provides detailed projections of GIS revenue growth, market share, market segmentation, and market share within segments for 2001. Key trends in the GIS market revealed by the statistics in this forecast are highlighted below. Daratech
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    Building a Future for
    Featured Paper By Jim Mossman

    There are many pre-numbered/lettered highway symbol sets available for free download from ArcScripts. More sets could be created, but maintaining the existing ones is already a large burden. What will happen when these sets are no longer maintained? Application Coyote was developed to address this issue. Each application is a package of fonts, tables and executables. It moves part of the marker creation process into the end user domain, giving the user some control over the route numbers to be produced. This paper will discuss the pluses and minuses associated with that approach and how the application interfaces with ArcGIS. Coyote is a bit of a trickster and incorporates several features new to highway marker sets. The paper also discusses how to use marker symbols for labeling line features (some assembly required, batteries not included). As with the existing marker sets, Application Coyote packages are distributed free of charge.

    Data Deja View
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    Image Georeferencing Tools
    Image Georeferencing Tools extension contains useful tools for image layer processing. Rotating, shifting and resizing of images can be accomplished more precisely and more efficiently than with the new version of ArcView 8.1. Data East, LLC
    12710
    Avenue Dialog Converter
    Avenue dialog converter helps to automate the process of user interface migration by converting Avenue dialog extensions to Visual Basic. Data East, LLC
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    Enhanced Shapefile Creator 2.0
    Data East FREE Software Downloads

    Enhanced Shapefile Creator 2.0
    Data East, LLC
    19181
    North Arrow Tool for
    Data East FREE Software Downloads

    North Arrow Tool for ArcMap 8.1
    Data East, LLC
    24744
    TAB Reader 3.0
    Data East TAB Reader is an ArcGIS Plug-in Data Source allowing direct reading of MapInfo TAB and MIF/MID files in ArcGIS. Data East, LLC
    19180
    Geography network connector
    Data East FREE Software Downloads

    Geography network connector
    Data East, LLC
    24741
    Smart Search for ArcGIS
    Data East Smart Search is an extension for ArcGIS Desktop providing advanced searching capabilities in ArcMap. Smart Search allows finding features and records in spatial data and tables in ArcGIS supported formats. Data East, LLC
    24742
    Personal IMS 1.1
    Personal IMS (Personal Internet Map Server) is a standalone application allowing publishing in Internet/Intranet maps created in ArcGIS. With Personal IMS you may easily publish your maps in *.mxd, *.mxt, or *.pmf formats and make them available for viewing in Intranet or worldwide via Internet. Data East, LLC
    16913
    TIGER to “Snapbase”
    The US Census Bureau has improved the accuracy of TIGER files for over four hundred of the nation’s three thousand counties, and is in process of completing the job at the rate of six hundred counties per year. States and counties are eager to make maximum use of the new datasets, and to work them into a maintenance cycle. Four hundred twelve counties in 22 states now meet the national 7.6 m positional accuracy standard and are available to be downloaded from the US Census Bureau website. Data Enhancement Services, LLC
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    Conflation of aquatic
    Featured By:M.Sheer and A. Allen The complexity of combining multi-scale linear spatial data can be challenging, especially where data are offset, and spatial proximity is the only identifiable connection between features. GIS techniques such as “spatial joins” combine linear spatial data, but allow minimal control over accuracy of the links. This analysis uses a method known as “conflation” to combine stream characteristics from multiple sources, assesses the suitability of this method for watershed applications, and describes habitat statistics. Future analysis will use correlations between these linked stream characteristics to develop a model for predicting stream habitat. Data Enhancement Services, LLC
    24745
    Census DES Boresight
    This step is to combine the GPS data, IMU data with lidar ranging data during the lidar data processing to develop three-dimensional coordinates of points on the ground. DES has POSPac software from Applanix corp., which consists of a suite of individual software tools used to process and optimize the various aspects of GPS and POS data. Data Enhancement Services, LLC
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    DC OCTO TIGER to “Snapbase”
    Data Enhancement Services, LLC, is a GIS data services and mapping company established to serve as the premier provider of GIS data conflation services to maintainers of GIS vector datasets. Our primary vertical markets are state and local government, federal agencies, and utilities. Data Enhancement Services, LLC
    31784
    Conflation of Aquatic
    The complexity of combining multi-scale linear spatial data can be challenging, especially where data are offset, and spatial proximity is the only identifiable connection between features. GIS techniques such as “spatial joins” combine linear spatial data, but allow minimal control over accuracy of the links. Data Enhancement Services, LLC
    31786
    Census DES Boresight
    This step is to combine the GPS data, IMU data with lidar ranging data during the lidar data processing to develop three-dimensional coordinates of points on the ground. DES has POSPac software from Applanix corp., which consists of a suite of individual software tools used to process and optimize the various aspects of GPS and POS data. Data Enhancement Services, LLC
    23044
    Agile Adoption in the
    Featured Article By Chris Spagnuolo

    The software development world has taken a keen interest in agile development practices and agile project management. The practices have crossed the chasm, becoming part of mainstream application development, according to Chris Spagnuolo. But has the geospatial development worldpicked up on agile? Spagnuolo explores the results of a recent survey on that topic.
    Data Transfer Solutions
    24757
    IRRIS: Indian Reservation
    At the inception of this project, the Navajo Department of Transportation (NDOT) was losing funding for road maintenance at an alarming rate. This was due to the fact that they did not have data for a large percentage of their roads, the data they did have was incomplete, and the process and tools required for generating maps and reports required for submission to the Bureau of Indian Affairs were lacking. Data Transfer Solutions
    4069
    StreetMetrix_Plus
    StreetMetrix Plus for Fargo, North Dakota, and GIS Viewer, both in Arc View and Mapinfo formats Datametrix
    27676
    Disaster Recovery in GIS
    Today enterprise geographic information systems (GIS) are mission-critical for the data center. As more and more organizations implement spatially enabled applications it is increasingly important that these applications remain up, running and available under all circumstances. Spatially enabled applications are often the applications most needed in an emergency. Consequently, GIS being down for any reason is not an option. Davenport Group
    24763
    The 7 Deadly Sins of
    "This paper guides IT executives and system administrators in designing and implementing backup and disaster recovery systems that enable every organization to rapidly recover entire business systems including business data, server OS, applications, and user data in case of a system failure or disaster, without experiencing undue planning and management pains." Davenport Group
    24761
    Seven Ways to Lower Storage
    "Organization of all types and sizes are under pressure to boost efficiency, radically cut costs and reduce power consumption. When measured by total cost of ownership (TCO), traditional data storage solutions are inefficient and expensive to maintain, manage, and expand. That makes these traditional storage paradigms increasingly harder to justify. Compellent Storage Center - a highly integrated, feature-rich data storage solution - was designed to lower data storage TCO. Compellent's innovative storage platform helps organizations dramatically reduce both capital and operating expenses, while improving data availability and recovery. In fact, for every 10TB of storage capacity, Compellent Storage Center can save as much as $1.2 million in costs." Davenport Group
    27677
    Virtual Disaster Recovery
    Today’s data center has evolved into a complex, inflexible IT environment that can be costly to manage and difficult to recover in the event of a disaster. “Disaster” is a relative term and can mean anything from loss of an important file to loss of an entire site. A disaster can come in many forms, including but not limited to, operator error, malicious virus, hardware failure, or act of nature; and can result from system maintenance and planned downtime. The fact is, for one reason or another systems will go down, and for many organizations this can mean lost revenue and the inability to serve customers. Davenport Group
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    Compellent Source Book:
    Remote Instant Replay replicates continuous snapshots, called “Replays: between local and remote sites, offering easy to implement disaster recovery at a very affordable price. With Remote Instant Replay, companies can establish business continuity with the granularity required to recover to any point in time. Remote Instant Replay supports traditional Fibre Channel replication or cost-effective IPbased replication, bringing disaster recovery within reach for every business. Davenport Group
    24762
    Data 393 Builds Bottom
    As a leading provider of managed IT infrastructure and hosting services for local and national organizations, Data393 relies on its storage systems as a revenue generation point, not simply a cost center. With more than 30,000 square feet of state-of-the-art raised floor space, 2 million watts of power, and 23 gigabits of Internet bandwidth, the Englewood, Colorado-based Data393 facility is designed to serve customers ranging from retailers to social networking companies. Supporting the performance needs of such a wide range of customers demanded a scalable, easy-to-manage infrastructure, but the storage floor contained highly underutilized, shared, dedicated, and colocated servers with no centralized management or visibility across storage. Davenport Group
    24764
    Gaston County Leads the
    The residents of Gaston County, N.C., may enjoy magnificent magnolias and a slower pace of life, but they expect performance from social services like emergency medical services, Medicare, Medicaid, child protective services and public safety. Davenport Group
    24765
    Scott County Takes its
    As the 15th fastest growing county in the country, Scott County in Minnesota prides itself on providing state of the art services to its expanding community. To keep pace with rapid growth and continue to support world class services, however, Scott County has had to build a scalable and extremely adaptable IT infrastructure. A VMware customer for more than 3 years, Scott County realized it was time to enhance its flexibility with virtualized storage. Davenport Group
    24760
    Virtual Disaster Recovery
    Todayʼs data center has evolved into a complex, inflexible IT environment that can be costly to manage and difficult to recover in the event of a disaster. “Disaster” is a relative term and can mean anything from loss of an important file to loss of an entire site. A disaster can come in many forms, including but not limited to, operator error, malicious virus, hardware failure, or act of nature; and can result from system maintenance and planned downtime. The fact is, for one reason or another systems will go down, and for many organizations this can mean lost revenue and the inability to serve customers. Davenport Group
    24766
    OfficeWare Replaces ISCSI-Only
    OfficeWare is a Kentucky-based regional full-service business equipment dealership, providing businesses with equipment to enhance its document productivity. With over 120 employees, OfficeWare serves thousands of customers and has annual revenues exceeding $22 million. Davenport Group
    13083
    From Mylars to Enterprise
    Featured Paper By Haritha Vendra, Bill Roseberry, Roman Arellano, David Schickling & Joe Gautsch

    The City of Fullerton recently migrated to ArcGIS for the tracking and managing of their Water and Wastewater systems. The City will also be using Mapplet.Net, based on ArcIMS and ArcSDE, and MapLibrary, a repository for large quantities of georeferenced data. DCSE has been assisting the City in the migration process from the hand drawn mylars and CAD as-builts to GIS. This paper will outline the City's strategy in leveraging the GIS System as per their requirements and also the internal transformation to Enterprise GIS at the City.

    DCSE
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    DecisionViewer
    DecisionViewer is a FREE GIS viewer, allowing you to view and perform thematic queries on SHP files. DecisionGroup
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    Detecting buildings and
    Using high resolution remote sensing data such as IKONOS data makes it possible in principle to detect man-made features such as buildings and roads. However, due to the high spatial resolution of the IKONOS data, an automatic or semi-automatic detection of such features based only on their spectral entities can be difficult, especially in heterogeneous situations such as dense urban areas. DEFINIENS AG
    16920
    Mapping urban areas in
    Definiens eCognition has proven its excellent concepts for improved mapping of urban areas from VHR remote sensing data. Object-oriented classification provides a superior approach in deriving detailed land cover information. DEFINIENS AG
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    Operational burned area
    A classification model has been developed to reliably access the ecological impact of fires that affect the Mediterranean region. Whereas previous techniques based on pixel-based multispectral classification were unable to distinguish between burned areas and other types of land cover Definiens eCognition has facilitated the development of a highly accurate classification system that can be applied to any areas similarly affected by wildfire. DEFINIENS AG
    16922
    Airport Mapping and Change
    High-resolution satellite imagery has been a boon for airport mapping applications, allowing analysts to identify runways, taxiways, buildings, roads, rivers and other relevant features. Such applications are made even more effective with imagecontent analysis software. DEFINIENS AG
    16917
    Definiens Cellenger--High-Content
    Definiens Cellenger® high-content analysis software is a complete system for analysing automated cell-based experiments. This unique image analysis approach enables much deeper scrutiny and understanding of the data, while the new user interface provides a simple yet flexible environment where analysis can be tailored to the assay. It works seamlessly within any Definiens Enterprise Image Intelligence product and provides tools to complement your workflow whether assay development, screening or informatics. independent high-content analysis software DEFINIENS AG
    16918
    Definiens Enterprise
    Definiens Platform Deeper insights Faster results Better decisions Image courtesy of Dr. K. Patel, GlaxoSmithKline Ltd, Harlow, UK Image courtesy of Dr. E. Ainscow, AstraZeneca Ltd. Charnwood, UK Definiens Ente DEFINIENS AG
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    Unmanned Ground Vehicle
    Featured By: Mr. E. Alex Baylot,Mr. Derek Ward,Ms. Ursula Benz,MAJ John Willis, Mr. Harold Yamauchi The ability to navigate an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) is highly dependent on the perception of the underlying terrain. Obviously, the proverbial “billiard table” is the easiest to navigate rather than the true complexity and dynamics of real terrain. The logic of current autonomous onboard navigation systems for UGVs is fairly simplistic due to the overwhelming flow of raw sensor data and the need to better match the speed of manned vehicles. Thus, borrow from the unintended simplification of the M&S world...simple logic on simplified terrain data. Better still, use M&S to pre-plan the best routes and estimate the operating speed. Better still, use real-time or near-real-time remote sensing to build/enhance the M&S terrain data set. Thus, was born the concept of the Remote Imaging for Unmanned Ground Vehicles (RIUGV) project. DEFINIENS AG
    13328
    Landsat Atmospheric Correction:
    Featured Paper By Lillian Wang & Tracy DeLiberty

    Atmospheric correction of satellite images is a critical image processing step in which the influence of the atmosphere is removed or greatly reduced. The top of the atmosphere radiant temperature is usually lower than the surface temperature, but it may be reversed when the atmosphere is warmer than the surface. For many applications, this is not acceptable and requires an atmospheric correction model to account for the atmospheric absorption and emission (primarily from water vapor). Surface water temperatures for four Landsat images are calculated. ERDAS IMAGINE image processing software has an add-on module called ATCOR (ATmospheric CORrection) in which atmospheric correction is applied to Landsat images to ensure thermal contrasts within images are due to actual differences in water temperature and not caused by atmospheric effects. The results are compared with in-situ buoy temperatures, and differences range from less than 1 to 5 degrees Celsius. The methodology and results of atmospheric correction will be discussed.

    Delaware Geological Survey-University of Delaware
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    Implementation of Automatic
    Featured Paper by M.K. Aggarwal, Vijita S. Aggarwal

    DTC has implemented a pilot project ‘Automatic Vehicle Tracking System’ initially in 200 buses based on GPS & GIS technologies. The online AVTS System implemented by DTC is first of its kind in India for tracking and monitoring of buses in real time. The system minimizes human intervention in monitoring the operation of buses in actual field conditions. The system provides an important regulatory mechanism for actual field operation as it generates a number of exception reports like Violation of Speed Limit, Skipping of Bus Stops, Deviation of Prescribed Routes & timings, unauthorized stopping, etc. The system uses DGPS for enhanced accuracy of vehicle tracking integrated with GIS technology.
    Delhi Transport Corporation
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    Solus_Basic
    Solus Basic is a free application that gives users the ability to upload single maps and Route Directions to a Palm OS handheld from several sources. Delorme
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    Diagnostic Installation
    The most common errors associated with any DeLorme® program are the result of other programs running in the background during installation. The procedure below uses the Microsoft System Configuration Utility (MSCONFIG) to temporarily disable most programs upon startup. Once the system is restarted in Normal Mode, the settings will revert to their default settings. While these steps are not always necessary, they are the first step in troubleshooting errors that may occur with DeLorme software. Delorme
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    "Error 1720" While Installing
    The following error message may display: "Error 1720. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A script required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact your support personnel or package vendor." If this message displays, it may be because you are trying to register online without an Internet connection or there is a problem the Windows Script application. To fix the problem, try Scenario one below. If the problem still exists, try Scenario two. Delorme
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    "Error 1402" or "Error
    You may receive one of the errors below during installation if the SYSTEM account does not have Full Control in the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE" and "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes" registry keys. "Error 1402. Could not open key: UNKNOWN\DeLorme.FeatureCrypto.1\CLSID. Verify that you have sufficient access to that key, or contact your support personnel." "Error 1406. Could not write value {"String of Alpha Numerical Characters"} to key \Software\DeLorme\SA2007\Delorme Components." Delorme
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    Diagnostic Installation
    The most common errors associated with any DeLorme® program are the result of other programs running in the background during installation. The procedure below uses the Microsoft System Configuration Utility (MSCONFIG) to temporarily disable most programs upon startup. Once the system is restarted in Normal Mode, the settings will revert to their default settings. While these steps are not always necessary, they are the first step in troubleshooting errors that may occur with DeLorme software. Delorme
    13364
    Denver Water Uses ArcGIS
    Featured Paper By Brenda Reum

    Denver Water has developed an ArcGIS Engine interface using customer information from our data warehouse and linking it to a map interface showing parcels, water facilities, and orthophotography. A ruggedized Tablet PC is used with a Blue Tooth-enabled GPS unit in a backpack. The interface has been developed using .NET tools. In the field, the collector is able to choose a customer from the data warehouse record, view and zoom to the parcel for the customer or choose a parcel from the map view and zoom to the customer record. The meter pit and stop boxes will be captured using data warehouse information on where the meter pits and stop boxes are located on the customer's property. This project will benefit Denver Water immensely because we will be able to use our customer locations to analyze main shutoffs, planned shutoffs, critical customers, and balancing of meter reading routes.

    Denver Water Information Technology
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    National Enterprise GIS
    Featured paper by Stuart Waring. The New Zealand Department of Conservation is currently implementing a National Enterprise GIS that is integrated with all aspects of Conservation Management in New Zealand. As part of the New Zealand Government's Biodiversity Strategy (NZBS) and Terrestrial and Freshwater Biodiversity Information System (TFBIS) Programme, valuable GIS and web-based tools are also being provided. Information captured, stored and maintained in the Department's National Biodiversity and Asset Databases is integrated and available for viewing in a spatial context with this system, along with the DOC National GeoSpatial Information. The system is primarily based on ESRI software. Department of Conservation
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    Integration of Garrison
    Featured paper by Jeth Fogg. An examination of the operational integration of garrison and expeditionary GeoBase through the use of Ch2MHill developed GeoProtect software. GeoProtect operationalizes GeoBase by providing tools used for daily and crisis management operations in garrison and expeditionary environments. By integrating the garrison and expeditionary environments, decreased training is required and enhanced operational capability is achieved. This examination demonstrates the garrison operational capability of GeoProtect and shows the ease of developing an expeditionary GeoBase dataset from basic imagery and the utility of GeoProtect as an expeditionary force protection and crisis management tool. Department of the Air Force
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    C--SURVEYING SERVICES
    C--SURVEYING SERVICES FOR VARIOUS PROJECTS FOR WILMINGTON DISTRICT CORPS OF ENGINEERS (NC, VA, SC & GA AND MAY INCLUDE WORK ANYWHERE WITHIN SOUTH ATLANTIC DIVISION BOUNDARIES) UNDER IDIQ TYPE CONTRACT Department of the Army
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    Sole source procurement
    Transportation Agency (TEA) This synopsis is published for informational purposes only.

    Department of the Army
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    R--SPATIAL DATA FILE
    The Bureau of Reclamation intends to award on a sole source basis with MaxDepth Aquatics Inc., of Bend, Oregon, to acquire the work that involves Upper Klamath Lake nearshore substrate data analysis and GIS development Geospatial Data Requirements: GIS mapping shall be performed using Environmental Systems Research Institute's (ESRI) GIS systems. Electronic files of GIS mapping layers shall be provided to Reclamation on CDROM at the conclusion of the study. Format of GIS mapping data shall be either ArcInfo geodatabases, ArcInfo export coverages (e00 files), or ArcView shapefiles with prior approval by Reclamation. GIS images shall be in a non-glossy format using either GeoTIF or ERDAS Imagine. All data shall be delivered in Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) projection, Zone 10, datum NAD83, and in meter units. All data will be in compliance with applicable FGDC content and accuracy standards (downloadable from http://www.fgdc.gov/standards/documents/standards/accuracy/chapter3.wpd). Accuracy statements reported by MaxDepth, Inc. shall be completely and thoroughly substantiated by providing full disclosure in the form of metadata. Metadata, or information describing the geospatial data, shall be delivered for all data layers at the same time as the data itself. Reclamation will review and approve the metadata provided by the Contractor prior to acceptance. All metadata will be compliant with the Federal Geographic Data Committee Standard Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata, FGDC-STD-001-1998. This document can be downloaded from: http://www.fgdc.gov/metadata The proposed action is for services for which the Government intends to award sole source with only one souce under the authority of FAR 13.106-1(b). The government believes that only one responsible source can readily provide the product listed above that will satifsy the agency needs. Any firm or individual that believes it can furnish the items described are encouraged to give written notification to the Contracting Officer. Supporting evidence must be furnished, in sufficient detail to demonstrate the ability to comply with the above requirements, to include positive past performance. All responses recieved by close of business August 30, 2005 will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed action based on responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. Inquiries will be accepted by FAX at (541) 884-9053 ATTN: Jeanie Sawyer or by electronic mail at jsawyer@mp.usbr.gov. Department of the Interior
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    Agriculture in California:
    Featured Paper By Pat Parsons

    The task is to translate data collected 'in the field' to produce a viable, queryable spatially oriented dataset that could be displayed accurately with various base maps. The system needs to be able to incorporate historical data and changes in technology that result in savings of both time and money. Basic development has been done using AutoCad, GeoSql, ArcView, ER Mapper, aerial photography, DRG's, and DEM's. ArcGIS with Mobile GPS on Tablet PC's with DOQQ referenced satellite imagery for field data entry will be the future of this program. The result is an ever changing "Big Picture" of Agriculture in California.

    Department of Water Resources
    16560
    Extending the spatio-temporal
    Featured Paper by Somayeh Dodge, Ali A. Alesheikh

    Miniaturization of computing devices, and advances in wireless communication and positioning systems will create a wide and increasing range of database applications such as location-based services, tracking and transportation systems that has to deal with Moving Objects. Various types of queries could be posted to moving objects, including past, present and future queries. The key problem is how to model the location of moving objects and enable Database Management System (DBMS) to predict the future location of a moving object. It is obvious that there is a need for an innovative, generic, conceptually clean and application-independent approach for spatio-temporal handling data.
    Dept. of GIS Eng.
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    GIS Collaboration leads
    This landmark study illustrates how the use of GIS can help identify significant environmental health issues in the City of Detroit. Detroit Public Schools
    12713
    TimeSeries Manager for
    The TimeSeries Manager now adds the capability to ArcGIS™ for viewing, plotting and analyzing time series data. DHI Software
    12712
    MIKE View
    MIKE View is a stand-alone visualization tool for numerical model results from a wide selection of water, stormwater, sewer and river modeling packages:
    • Any Model, which provides standard SWMM 4.4 result files
    • Any Model, which provides standard EPANET 2.0 result files
    • DHI products: MOUSE, MIKE SWMM, MIKE STORM, MIKE NET and MIKE 11
    DHI Software
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    GIS for a Homeland Security
    Featured Paper By Lauren McLane & Johanna Meyer

    A group of more than 20 Federal, State and local government agencies and the private sector convened the Democratic National Convention GIS Working Group to plan GIS operations for the DNC held in Boston, MA, in July 2004. Through this close collaboration, a standard set of data was collected, verified and distributed along with more than thirty maps including a set of five standard base maps and a symbology standard. Agreed upon operating and sharing procedures were also developed and distributed in the concept of operations document. During this event, a Unified Modeling Group was also established. This type of working group was clearly necessary to ensure that all GIS professionals were working with the same data, to eliminate duplication of effort, and to ensure that a single air dispersion model was distributed to all emergency responders. This collaboration was highly successful because of the close cooperation of all agency participants involved.

    DHS/FEMA Region 1
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    DiabSoft_DriveX_Software
    30 day Free Trial Period. DriveX DK Street Routing Software is for Developers/Programmers and End User who want to find the shortest or the quickest route between two or several points, or to define a Drive Time or Distance around a point, based on Street Networks and speeds. Download Drive X and GeoCodeX Development Kit. DiabSoft
    4290
    registers waypoints for Garmin GPS DigiBuy
    16582
    Using Soil Electrical
    Featured Paper by Warren Woodgyer

    On-the-move mapping of soil electrical conductivity using a Geonics EM38 sensor, RTKGPS and a Trimble AG170 field computer to produce Electrical conductivity maps that show soil variability which can then be used in the management of agricultural and horticultural practices.
    Digimap Ltd.
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    Mapfinder T Online
    MapFinder? is a PDF (Portable Document Format) based searchable catalog of USGS (United States Geological Survey) paper maps and USGS digital data availability on CD-ROM. Digital Data Services
    10860
    AccuGlobe 2004
    A FREE but powerful desktop GIS software program for viewing, editing, and plotting vector and raster data. Supports the most common GIS data formats. Digital Data Technologies, Inc. (DDTI)
    4007
    Autobound
    Autobound is a GIS-based system for redistricting, reapportionment, and resource allocation . Digital Engineering Corp.
    4408
    GeoTrack
    GeoTrack is a freely distributed standalone redistricting solution for use with autoBound redistricting and reapportionment system. The goal of the software is to provide users unfamiliar with the operation of a Geographic Information System with the ability to perform redistricting tasks and more importantly review plans under consideration. Digital Engineering Corporation
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    Maptician 2 Redistricting
    Maptician 2 is designed to work with ArcView shapefiles Digital Engineering Corporation
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    Digital Visions
    Free tools from the US Forest Service, Departmentof Agriculture ?Digital Visions Digital Visions
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    Digital Visions
    Data conversion tools from Digital Visions Digital Visions
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    QuickBird Imagery
    QuickBird Imagery Products offer customers a variety of options for accurate and timely imagery. DigitalGlobeTM offers QuickBird Imagery Products at three processing levels: (1) Basic Imagery with the least amount of processing (geometrically raw), designed for customers desiring to process imagery into a useable form themselves, (2) Standard Imagery with radiometric and geometric correction, and delivered in a map projection, and (3) rthorectified Imagery with radiometric, geometric, and topographic correction, and delivered in a map projection. Please refer to Section 5 for more details about QuickBird Imagery Products. DigitalGlobe
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    Radiance Conversion of
    Featured By: Keith Krause This tech note discusses the conversion from a corrected counts QuickBird product to top-of-atmosphere spectral radiance. QuickBird products are delivered to the customer as radiometrically corrected image pixels (qPixel,Band). Radiometric correction includes a dark offset subtraction and a non-uniformity correction (detector-to-detector relative gain). Corrected counts are specific to the QuickBird instrument and therefore QuickBird imagery MUST be converted to spectral radiance before radiometric/spectral analysis or comparison with imagery from other sensors in a radiometric/spectral manner. DigitalGlobe
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    Imagery Solutions for
    Featured By: Matt Wood DigitalGlobe is a global, commercial, company specializing in the distribution of innovative Earth information solutions • QuickBird is one of many components used to build customer solutions: – SPOT – Landsat – Aerial DigitalGlobe
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    Accessing Geospatial
    The increased availability of satellite and aerial imagery has introduced a new wave of productivity and improved decision making for Engineering and Construction, Telecom and Utility Infrastructure, Government/Public Works (infrastructure-oriented) and Oil and Gas professionals. Now you can better leverage this information to allow your entire organization to save time and money. DigitalGlobe
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    QUICKBIRD AERIAL PRODUCT
    Featured By: David K. Nale, President DigitalGlobe with their QuickBird satellite, capable of 60 cm resolution, is at the forefront of commercial satellite imagery acquisition. As such, they are uniquely positioned to exploit the local government imagery market. The purpose of this imagery comparison report and analysis is to provide DigitalGlobe Staff , Senior Management and Resellers with an unbiased analysis of digital ortho imagery obtained from their QuickBird sensors. DigitalGlobe
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    Keyhole
    Keyhole technology accelerates and enhances decisions for business and government by enabling fast, fluid interaction with multi-terabyte network-resident databases of earth imagery and geospatial information. Users can "fly" from space to street level seamlessly while interactively exploring layers of information including roads, schools, businesses, and demographics. DigitalGlobe
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    Fountains Plc (UK) works
    Fountains Plc is a provider of integrated environmental services for a broad network of customers in the UK and US. The company has specialized knowledge in GIS which is the basis for GPSbased vegetation survey and management services offered to local authorities, parks, energy supply companies. DigiTerra Information Services Ltd.
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    How HP Is Putting A Lock
    Feature Article By Joe Francica Directions Magazine
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    Product Overview: Safe
    Feature Article by Joe Francica Directions Magazine
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    Dr. Duane Marble Explains
    Featured Article by Nora Parker

    The Association of American Geographers and Dr. Duane Marble recently announced the third annual William L. Garrison Award. The purpose of this award is to encourage doctoral-level students to "increase their knowledge of computer science and to apply this knowledge to their research in geographic science." Nora Parker asked Marble to provide further background and information about the award.
    Directions Magazine
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    Neogeography is not GIS,
    Featured Article by Joe Francica

    Last week, we had many comments on a statement that Mike Hickey, president of Pitney Bowes Software, made at Korem's Geodiffusion event in Montreal. Hickey's key point was that "the explosion of neogeography is driving awareness [and] collaborative data consolidation. Hickey explained that while neogeography is focused on "where," there is no data creation and no spatial analysis. Hickey explained that neogeography is a visualization tool that has helped "cross the chasm from early adopters to an early majority." Read all of the comments associated with this discussion.
    Directions Magazine
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    GIS Technology: An International
    Featured Article by Joe Francica

    If you want to take a glimpse into the future market potential of geospatial technology growth, look toward Asia. In the 25 years since I was last in India - back when the Survey of India was still doing everything with paper maps and satellite image processing computers were locked behind government doors - the mindset of its leaders has changed. What I saw this time was a market of enormous potential for geospatial software, data and services, provided government policy continues to evolve.
    Directions Magazine
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    ESRI Emphasizes New Workflows
    Featured Article by Joe Francica

    In greeting the attendees to ESRI's Federal User Conference (FedUC), ESRI President Jack Dangermond implored the audience to take a "new geographic approach," a theme he has emphasized over the past year. "Our world needs a new approach. We need to look at new ways to make the world work," he said.
    Directions Magazine
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    The FBI's GIS Initiative
    Featured Article By Joe Francica

    Until 2005 the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) depended on a "thick client" approach to GIS that included ArcGIS deployed at 12 field offices with limited means for sharing information. Despite recognition by the FBIâ™s director of intelligence that GIS was a key technology for its work, no coordinated efforts to manage the GIS initiatives were forthcoming. That changed in 2005 with the Domain Management Initiative, iDomain. iDomain is a Web-based mapping application based on the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's (NGA) Palanterra (pdf), which is a secure, common operational picture Web portal held behind the FBIâ™s firewall.
    Directions Magazine
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    Does a Big Week for Google
    Featured Article By Adena Schutzberg

    If you kept one eye on your work this week and another on tech news, no doubt you read that Google now includes a terrain button alongside map and satellite (replacing hybrid, which is now part of satellite) in Google Maps; offers collaboration and KML file support in Google Maps; and offers non-GPS locating called My Location in Google Maps Mobile. What does it all mean?
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    Leica Geosystems Geospatial
    Featured Article By Joe Francica

    Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging announced yesterday that it is rebranding the company as ERDAS. The new tagline, "The Earth to Business Company," is a clear signal ERDAS wants to be a more aggressive player in the enterprise geospatial market. Unshackling itself from the Leica name allows the company to develop a stronger, more focused software brand. Read more in this report from Editor-in-chief Joe Francica.
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    Facet Builds New Street
    Featured Article by Joe Francica

    Facet Technology Corporation could be the next NAVTEQ or Tele Atlas, at least for U.S. The company's new offering "includes the public roadways in the U.S. at high accuracy and includes full routing and connectivity." How do the data compare? Joe Francica questioned Andy Munyon, vice president of Business Development to find out.
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    Is a Geographic Appliance
    Featured Article By Adena Schutzberg

    In recent weeks the term "appliance," as it relates to geospatial solutions, has popped up quite a bit. Now is a good time to look at the phenomenon. Before looking at specific geographic appliances, let's start with the term "appliance" as applied to information technology in general. If your mind wanders to a classic toaster, you are not far off. What's the great thing about a toaster? You plug it in and it makes toast. It performs a specific task, and you have just a few options to configure. Computer appliances, per Wikipedia, are "software devices that provide a narrow range of functions that are generally run on a hardware platform of their own."
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    West of Ireland Town
    Featured Article by Joe Francica

    It's no secret that Ireland is in the process of transforming itself from Europe's sleepy backwater into a vibrant economic powerhouse many have taken to calling the Celtic Tiger. Technology is playing a major role in this transformation, and here is an interesting geospatial example. The quiet hamlet of Westport in the West of Ireland recently received support from Google to create an interactive 3D digital town on Google Earth. With its advanced visualization capabilities, the model will drive both economic development and tourism.
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    GPS Pioneer Addresses
    Featured Article by Joe Francica

    Kanwar Chadha, founder and chief marketing officer of SiRF Technologies speaks to editor-in-chief Joe Francica about the ongoing hyperbole in the location-based services marketplace, the potential disruption of the Open Handset Alliance and the new paradigm facing device manufacturer for LBS. Chadha says, "The fact that location is native into all of these emerging platforms is a very strong indicator that people are serious about enabling multiple applications with location…there are some things that are fundamental to the nature of your business or your life in a mobile world…and location is one of those core elements."
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    Sea Changes and Ripple
    These are the full comments of the contributors to the Sea Changes and Ripple Effects of 2007 article. Directions Magazine