May, 2011


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Geospatial Redux: Geographic Imager 3.3, RapidEye’s New Website

Geospatial Redux: Geographic Imager 3.3, RapidEye’s New Website

Industry news in the geospatial world includes announcements from Avenza, GTG, RapidEye, and the Wycombe District Council. Avenza has released Geographic Imager3.3 for Adobe Photoshop. The latest release includes support for the newer versions of Photoshop, new Pixel-as-Point preference option, and mew Create Single Layer option for Terrain Shader. GTG has announced […]

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Open Source GIS Introductory Course at FOSS4G

Open Source GIS Introductory Course at FOSS4G

The organizers of FOSS4G are offering an introductory course on open source geospatial software on Tuesday, September 13th in Denver, Colorado.  The full day offering offers insight on questions about the capabilities, support, and integrations with commercial cloud software.  The target audience is users, developers, and managers who work in […]

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Crime Mapping and the Los Angeles Police

Crime Mapping and the Los Angeles Police

The Los Angeles Police Department’s attempts at providing public mapping has not been without its issues and embarrassments. Chronicled here are the various issues and advances with mapping crime in Los Angeles. 1,380 Crimes At One Point September 20, 2008: The Los Angeles Times highlighted the distortion caused by geocoding […]

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Today in GIS: Aligned Assets Releases Gazetteer Management System,  Topcon's New Welcome Center

Today in GIS: Aligned Assets Releases Gazetteer Management System, Topcon's New Welcome Center

Today’s summary of geospatial industry press releases includes news from Aligned Assets and Topcon. Aligned Assets has released Symphony Bluelight Gazetteer, the United Kingdom’s first NAG-Compatible Gazetteer Management System.  This system will allow Fire & Rescue Services, Police Forces and Ambulance Services access to the national database of addresses (over 30 million records). […]

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Of Interest: Chinese GIS Use, Vote in the Mashathon, Mapping Connections

Of Interest: Chinese GIS Use, Vote in the Mashathon, Mapping Connections

China Economic Net has an article on the rise of Chinese-based GIS software by the public.  The focus of the article is on the increased use of Chinese developed GIS software, pointing to the 2005 as the “end to the long history of depending on foreign software in large GIS […]

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Today in GIS: Free ArcGIS Online Seminar, Eco-Cultural Website…

Today in GIS: Free ArcGIS Online Seminar, Eco-Cultural Website…

Esri is offering a free seminar on May 12 (9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 3:00 p.m. PST) entitled “Making and Sharing Maps with ArcGIS Online.” During the seminar, you will learn how to create your own map and then share it with the public or your own private group. You […]

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Today in GIS: COM.Geo, Azteca's Cityworks Server PLL

Today in GIS: COM.Geo, Azteca's Cityworks Server PLL

Organizers of the COM.Geo conference, which is scheduled to happen in Washington, D.C. from May 23-25, released information about the event’s spotlights.  “Mobile Geospatial – Digital Earth on Mobile Phones and iPads” is one of the main themes and over forty presentation and talks will be held on this topic.  Related […]

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GIS in Photos: Santa Clarita

GIS in Photos: Santa Clarita

Serving the geospatial needs of an entire city keeps the GIS group at the City of Santa Clarita busy.  From zoning maps to inventorying trees to tracking the city’s traffic signs, the entire City staff frequents the GIS shop for maps and spatial analysis.  Previously, I profiled the GIS group’s […]