The GIS Lens
Sanjay Gangal is the President of IBSystems, the parent company of AECCafe.com, MCADCafe, EDACafe.Com, GISCafe.Com, and ShareCG.Com.
February 8th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal
Article source: TEDxTalks
A pressing issue for Amy Hillier: Why does the place of our birth and child rearing influence the amount of opportunities available to us as adults? Is there something we can do about this? If we could trace our experiences using modern mapping technologies – like GIS, GPS, LiDAR and others – to better understand our surroundings, our history and our future, what would be revealed? Hillier’s talk discusses how Augmented Reality technologies can be used to bridge geographic disparities and facilitate neighborhood change, allowing residents to redefine their space. Gamifying neighborhoods can engage kids with activities that lead to personal discovery, while also providing data on what Hillier calls “opportunity-shed analysis.”
February 6th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal
Article source: intergraphcorp
City of Edmonton implemented an open, enterprise GIS system based on Intergraph technology. Edmonton officials continue to seek ways to improve their management and sharing of geospatial data, extend their investment into new areas, and integrate with other business systems. For more information on Intergraph’s government solutions, visit http://www.intergraph.com/govt/default.aspx
February 1st, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal
January 31st 2012 – Spheron-VR AG, known globally as pioneers in HDR (High Dynamic Range) camera technology and experts in visual content management software, announce its SceneWorks division is today launching the latest version of their SceneCenter Forensic and SceneCenter Framework visual content management software.
The technology offers the production for virtual onsite scene documentation. SceneWorks have tailored solutions for areas such as Crime Scene forensic documentation, Security, Critical Infrastructure and also Industrial Industries such as Plant, Construction and other Facility Asset Management applications.
This latest Version 1.4 of the SceneCenter software offers many new enhanced features including – new SceneCenter Client support for Windows 64-bit operating systems. Also when exporting interactive SceneCase projects these are now compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit OS environments. New individual Client controls for the setup of SceneCenter graphics interface – including controls for specifying thumbnail preview layout styles. Further enhanced support for exported publications directly to the Microsoft Word format.
SceneCenter documentation allows virtual access to a scene or site from anywhere at any time. This offers a complete new workflow of visual scene documentation – from a crime scene through to court or from an onsite critical location through to the desk of analyzers or decision makers.
The technology allows clients to connect spherical imagery, take 3D photogrammetric measurement and interconnect other digital asset information. The documentation produced has a rich visual interface allowing users to exchange information instantly and to synchronize knowledge with others. SceneWorks SceneCenter is available in both Standalone mode or as a Client / Server based solution, allowing for real-time updates over a secure internet connection.
SceneCenter version 1.4 is officially released and available from today. To access this upgrade or to find out more information about our Sceneworks complete solutions, do get in touch directly at info(at)sceneworks.com tel +49 (0) 63 33 27 66 0 or via your local SceneWorks distributor.
About SPHERON-VR AG
SPHERON-VR AG is one of the most innovative companies in the area of visual information technologies. Core products of the German headquartered company are digital HDRi camera systems for full spherical photography as well as workflow-integrated image processing and database applications.
Designed to fit the needs and requirements of many industry sectors, the companies major markets are Photorealistic Visualization & Computer Graphics (CGI) and database driven Visual Asset Management solutions in the areas of crime scene investigation, security, fire and tactical training. Comprehensive service offerings complete the professional portfolio. SPHERON-VR AG is based in Germany, where it develops, manufactures and delivers its technologies and solutions. Strategic partnerships and sales channels allow SPHERON-VR AG to offer their unique portfolio to a worldwide market.
January 31st, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal
Article source: TEDxYouth
This is a TEDxYouth talk by Charlie Fitzpatrick for K-12 students.
Charlie Fitzpatrick is Manager of K12 Education for Esri, a company based in Redlands, CA, that makes geographic information system (“GIS”) software. Charlie was trained in Minnesota as a geographer and teacher. He taught social studies in grades 7-12 for 15 years, with most time in 8th grade (by choice). He spent free time helping teachers learn how to teach with computers (especially geography), and directed multi-week teacher institutes on that for IBM and the National Geographic Society. In 1992, he shifted to Esri to help administrators, teachers, and students learn about the many layers of the world, global to local, and solve problems through geographic analysis. Geospatial technology is a fast-growing arena, and Esri’s sole business is GIS, because people with geospatial skills are needed in every single industry, in governments, businesses, and agencies all over the world.
January 29th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal
Article source: Amristar
This is an overview of iDelve by Amristar. iDelve is implemented as a web based GIS toolset. The presentation is a walk through which covers the aspects of:
January 28th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal
January 26th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal
Article Source: Charlotte, North Carolina Government
This is an interesting video preaching GIS for government functions including public safety and other examples from Charlotte, North Carolina. Here is an excerpt:
“You could call it a digital swiss army knife, handy for many tasks, or you might think of it as a high tech method of “getting your act together” across time and distance. However you see it, GIS (Geographic Information System) is a big deal growing bigger. Combining geography with data from other collaborating disciplines creates a tool for solving previously mind boggling problems….”
January 25th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal
Article source: Makai Ocean Engineering
This video demonstrates a fully interactive visualization system that operates within a standard desktop web browser. This system is built around the Makai Voyager visualization software, and can be used collaboratively and remotely over the internet via a web browser. A visualization server streams rendered images to a lightweight client of bringing scientific visualization to a low-powered laptop or tablet with limited graphic computing power (e.g., the Apple iPad), regardless of the size of data being visualised. This feature will allow a user to access the highest caliber 3D models and geospatial data available interactively from anywhere in the world.
In the video, the window on the right side of the screen shows a client application that is opened in a web browser (Apple’s Safari in this case). This client application is operating through the web to control the visualization server, which in this case happens to be running on the same computer, and is shown on the left side of the screen. The program can be controlled from either the server side or the client side.
The new Demo 1.1 release is available at http://voyager.makai.com, and features Makai Voyager’s advanced volumetric data visualization and analysis capabilities.
More about Makai Voyager:
The software has application in LIDAR surveying, meteorology, oceanography, military, and others requiring a dynamic, immersive 3D platform for fusing and visualizing a wide range of geospatial and scientific information. It has the ability to provide real-time situational awareness for field units by synthesizing all model, sensor, and GIS data in one interactive 3D viewer. If you have an application that requires speed and flexibility, we’d love for you to download the demo and give us your feedback! We are open to customizing the software for specific applications.
The 1.1 release includes new features:
– Volume rendering of large 4D (3D + time) data models;
The downloadable demo contains many of the scientific visualization capabilities of the Makai Voyager software platform. The full version of Makai Voyager will contain a wide variety of data import and fusion tools to import and process GIS and scientific data, and provide users with access to add-on modules for specific tasks (e.g., LIDAR analysis). Makai Voyager is cross-platform software, and runs on Windows (32- and 64-bit), Linux, and Mac OS X. The software is web-enabled and can be accessed from a remote device (e.g., smart phone or Apple iPad) allowing for remote, interactive access to the most comprehensive situational models. Please contact us about your application!
January 24th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal
Article Source: Topcon Positioning Systems
This is a promotional video from Topcon for GMS-2.
Topcon engineers have incorporated the industry leading integrated imaging and 50 channel dual constellation satellite tracking into a small hand-held GPS receiver, the GMS-2. This innovative system also incorporates an integrated electronic compass, replaceable/rechargeable battery, and an expandable memory card slot . This powerful combination of technology in such a small device has set a new standard for GIS field mapping. The internal GMS-2 digital camera allows users to snap digital photographs of GIS features. These photographs are automatically linked to the GIS feature so that extra time is not wasted linking images to features back in the office. The photograph itself can even be geotagged with the GPS coordinate for further detail.