TAG: geospatial data

OGC seeks public comment on Indexed 3D Scene Layers

November 16, 2016By

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is considering start of a new work item for a Community Standard: Indexed 3D Scene Layers (I3S), and is seeking public comment on the work item proposal. The I3S delivery format is used to stream 3D geospatial content to mobile, web and desktop clients. I3S, initially designed by Esri, was publicly released in April 2015 as... read more

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Global cloud GIS market expected to grow 11 percent through 2020

February 12, 2016By

A new report forecasts that the global cloud GIS market will grow 11.03 percent during the period 2016-2020. The Research and Markets report “Global Cloud GIS Market 2016-2020” considers market growth, drivers and challenges. The implementation of cloud computing technology has been a major milestone in the GIS industry. The advantages associated with the adoption of cloud GIS, such as optimized operations in real... read more

OGC announces Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure Project

January 5, 2016By
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The Arctic SDI Pilot is sponsored by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Natural Resources Canada. The goal is to demonstrate to Arctic stakeholders the diversity, richness and value of a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) based on web services and standardized exchange formats in helping address critical issues impacting the Arctic. Stakeholders include national and pan-Arctic science and monitoring... read more

Capturing Reality Forum Combines SPAR Europe, ELMF

June 11, 2015By

The Capturing Reality Forum has issued a call or papers. The event will incorporate the best of SPAR Europe and European LiDAR Mapping Forum (ELMF). Taking place at the Salzburg Congress, Austria, November 23-25, the Capturing Reality Forum will focus on the technologies of laser scanning, LiDAR, 3D data capture and modeling to provide an inspiring platform for professionals to... read more

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TerraGo Offers Lightweight GIS Applications from ArcMap

April 16, 2015By

Editor’s Note: Learn more about how the TerraGo Edge replaces single-use GPS handheld devices and enables mobile workers and field crews to easily collect and share field data. Attend GPS World’s May webinar, Say Goodbye Proprietary GPS Devices, Hello TerraGo Edge. TerraGo, a geospatial collaboration and enterprise mobility software company, is offering a new version of its OpenGeoPDF software, now available with... read more

U.S. Senators Introduce Bipartisan Geospatial Data Act

March 17, 2015By

United States Senators Orrin Hatch, R-UT, and John Warner, D-VA, have introduced the bipartisan Geospatial Data Act in the U.S. Congress. “The federal government wastes vast amounts of taxpayer dollars by not properly managing and coordinating our federal investments in geospatial data,” Sen. Hatch said in a press release. “This common-sense legislation will improve coordination, reduce duplication and promote data transparency.”... read more

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EuroGeographics, EuroSDR to Join on European Spatial Research

March 6, 2015By

EuroGeographics and EuroSDR have announced that they will work together to provide a framework for European spatial data research and development. The cooperation agreement will further the development of the EuroSDR Research Plan and the activities of the EuroGeographics Knowledge Exchange Networks. As a result, members of both not-for-profit organizations will benefit from greater opportunities for professional development. They will... read more

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UN, DigitalGlobe Sign Agreement on Satellite Imagery, Geospatial Solutions

February 26, 2015By
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DigitalGlobe, a global provider of high-resolution satellite imagery and geospatial solutions, has signed of a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations. Under the agreement, DigitalGlobe and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) will take stock of their combined expertise in the use of earth observation technologies for economic, social, and scientific development and improved decision-making, particularly in... read more

GIS Meets March Madness: Using Spatial Data to Analyze Basketball Team and Player Performance

March 16, 2012By
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Even if you aren’t a basketball fan, you’ve likely heard the term “March Madness” over the years. It refers to a time when the best U.S. college basketball teams compete for the championship title. Demonstrating the diversity of GIS, a Harvard University professor has introduced an interesting method of analyzing basketball team and player performance using GIS spatial analysis techniques.... read more

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TITAN: The Geospatial Babel Fish

July 9, 2008By
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About 10 years ago PBS aired a very funny science fiction comedy called The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, written by Douglas Adams. The serial radio programs, which originated in Great Britain, were about two characters who traveled the universe by bumming rides on spacecraft. One curiosity highlighted in the second episode was the Tower of Babel-inspired “Babel fish,” which... read more

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