The GIS Lens
Sanjay Gangal is the President of IBSystems, the parent company of AECCafe.com, MCADCafe, EDACafe.Com, GISCafe.Com, and ShareCG.Com.
Geo Designing Legislation & Regulation – keynote speech by Sean McGrath at the 2011 URISA – GIS-PRO Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana
January 9th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal
Article source: Sean McGrath
Approximately 70% of all policy making by legislatures and executive branches can be related to place and yet a mere fraction of one per cent of all legal materials produced and consumed on the planet are based on maps.
GIS has advanced to the point where this can – and perhaps must – change in the interests of keeping the democratic law-making process vibrant into the 21st century.
In this talk, Sean McGrath, build director for the KLISS e-democracy system in Kansas, will outline how GIS is being integrated into the very heart of law-making in Kansas, opening up exciting new vistas for legislators and citizens alike.
Sean is co-founder and CTO of Propylon. He heads up the CTO Office out of Propylon’s Lawrence, Kansas facility. He has almost 30 years of experience in the IT industry, most of it in the legal and regulatory publishing space. He holds a first class honors degree in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin. He served as an invited expert to the W3C special interest group that created the XML standard in 1996. He is the author of three books on markup languages published by Prentice Hall.
The presentation is broken up into 4 parts due to Youtube’s video length restriction.
January 8th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal
Jack Dangermond shares information on various Esri initiatives including software development, training, Esri Press, the Esri Technical Certification Program, the Esri Partner Network, and the Esri Nonprofit Organization Program. He also talks about Esri’s goals and status. This presentation was given on August 12, 2011.
January 6th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal
Here is a 90-minute recording of a panel discussion that was held at Autodesk University 2011 uploaded on Youtube by geoExpressions. The session focused on exploring BIM and GIS from a variety of perspectives including technology; data accuracy, access, integration and analysis; collaboration and efficiency; and a look to the future.
BIM versus GIS: The Session Intro.
BIM versus GIS: Introduction to BIM
BIM versus GIS: Introduction to GIS
January 5th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal
Article source: ArcNews, Fall 2011
Christophe Charpentier discusses the latest updates to existing ArcGIS Online basemaps and reference layers as well as new and upcoming content.
Updated Basemap Services
January 4th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal
Andrew Cresci, General Manager for NVIDIA talked with AECCafe’s Sanjay Gangal about NVIDIA’s news at Autodesk University 2011.
Sanjay: What brings you to this conference?
Andrew: AEC, Media and Entertainment and Manufacturing are the meat and potatoes of our business. We offer visualization and computation which makes this the perfect show for us.
January 3rd, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal
“The Geospatial Revolution – Past, Present and Future” by Doug Abramson, P.E., Senior Vice President, RBF Consulting, A Company of Michael Baker Corporation. Recorded live at the 13th Annual GIS in Public Agencies conference at the Cypress Community Center in the City of Cypress on September 21st, 2011 – sponsored by the Southern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA)
December 29th, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal
Where you live: It impacts your health as much as diet and genes do, but it’s not part of your medical records. At TEDMED, Bill Davenhall shows how overlooked government geo-data (from local heart-attack rates to toxic dumpsite info) can mesh with mobile GPS apps to keep doctors in the loop. Call it “geo-medicine.”
December 20th, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal
I recently had an opportunity to interview Tom Salomone, MCAD & AEC Worldwide Segment Manager at HP at the Autodesk University, 2011 in Las Vegas. This is a transcript of the interview.
Sanjay: How has the show been going for you?
Tom: The show has been going awesome for us. We’ve got a lot of traffic going through out our booth. We’re showing out our workstations. So we have five desktop workstations and three mobile workstations that we are showing.
So we even have a small form factor work station that is sixty five percent smaller than our other work stations. This is for those in the auto-CAD space that are looking for something inexpensive and who are moving into the line. We have our higher end workstations for those people who are looking at 3dS Max. We have an ideal work station for Revit that we have here today as well. So we really have the full spectrum of work stations for auto-CAD.
With our mobile workstations, we have a fourteen inch, a fifteen inch, and a seventeen inch. So if you want light, you can get the fourteen inch. If you want power you can get the seventeen inch. If you want to compromise, you can get the fifteen inch. We have our tool-less chassis, not just with our desktops, but, also with our mobiles. So you can actually take apart the bottom of our mobile workstations and access the components the same as you can with our desktop workstations.
So, we really have a lot of cool products that we are showing. We also have some brand new technologies that we are showing at this year’s Autodesk. For the first time ever we are showing our new touch panels, our new touch monitor with Autodesk. So people can see that and see how they can really use the new technology. You can do ten fingers touch on the wall; you can do one hundred and fifty, one hundred and eighty finger touch. It’s very, very powerful.
The other thing that we are showing that is new since September is that we have our workstation cluster technology. You can actually cluster work stations together to maximize your power for things like analysis, things like rendering. So you can get a whole lot more power applied to those problems locally, just by leveraging unused cores that are available on your workstation.
So we have a lot of really cool things. We have our new printers. We are talking about E-print and share. It’s a free software where people can sign up for it, where you can print anywhere on the web. So you can be here in Los Vegas, and you can print back home if you wanted to. It’s really cool.
October 26th, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal
Article source: eSpatial
eSpatial, leading provider of GIS (Geographical Information Systems) and pioneer in GIS delivered via Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), has released a new video, entitled “eSpatial OnDemand GIS™: Location intelligence transformed”.
The video aims to engage both GIS experts and newcomers to location intelligence, and promotes the benefits of the company’s SaaS-based flagship GIS software, eSpatial OnDemand GIS.
“Being innovative with cloud technology is never easy, particularly in a complex industry like GIS,” says Chief Sales & Marketing Officer Colm Mulcahy.
“However, the overwhelming volume of enquiries we’ve received about eSpatial OnDemand GIS have confirmed that not only is there a market for SaaS-based GIS – but that it’s far more substantial than we’d previously imagined.”
The video is brief, and primarily focuses on the benefits of location intelligence.
After introducing the concept of location intelligence, the video outlines its business benefits, then explains the crucial difference offered by eSpatial OnDemand GIS: full-function, enterprise-grade GIS software from industry experts, now available for both experts and newcomers, with low-cost SaaS delivery.
“We’re excited to continue to bring the benefits of enterprise-grade GIS software to both the geospatial industry, and the much broader business audience that we’ve begun to engage with,” says Mulcahy.
“SaaS will clearly play a large role in the future of the geospatial industry and the business community at large, and we’re excited to be at the forefront of this evolution.”
Interested in finding out more about eSpatial OnDemand GIS?
About eSpatial OnDemand GIS
Combining the latest innovations in software delivery and usability with the full functionality of a Geographic Information System (GIS), eSpatial OnDemand GIS makes location intelligence available to any organisation.
eSpatial OnDemand GIS is an affordable, predictable, and scalable location intelligence tool, suitable for both GIS experts and newcomers to location intelligence alike. It also provides an ideal enterprise grade hosted services delivery platform for geospatial applications.
Interested in experiencing eSpatial OnDemand GIS for yourself? Request a free custom demonstration with a sample of your own data!
Our flagship product, eSpatial OnDemand GIS (formerly known as iSMART), has pioneered the availability of a full-function GIS or location intelligence tool with SaaS delivery.
As an established presence in the GIS and location intelligence space, eSpatial has developed considerable expertise and intellectual property in spatial software use and development.
We are proud to work with leading technology partners such as Oracle, NAVTEQ and Digital Globe; and to count many leading organisations amongst our global customer base.
eSpatial is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.