Posts Tagged ‘geospatial’
Zebra Imaging is holding a contest, conveniently wrapping up just before the Esri Federal GIS event in Washington, D.C, that gives all of you Geospatial folks a chance to win your data frames in a 2-foot square holographic print. Each entry will be reviewed by a panel of Zebra Imaging judges for the following: Creativity […]
ESRI is demonstrating an impressive little Silverlight powered widget that rendering terrain data in 3D with full interactivity. They support 2D and 3D Views, with full manipulation controls. The imagery, street and topography base maps are sourced directly from Esri’s ArcGIS Online portal for geospatial services, data, applications and communities. Elevation data is sourced from […]
Geo-data company Urban Mapping has just announced their first reference application ‘Geo Fact Finder‘, an interesting mashup with Bing Maps to overlay lots of different social and demographic indicators. The below screen shot shows off recent unemployment rates, shown in a thematic map at five percent intervals. Overlay with (say) political affiliation, educational performance, demographics, […]
Last month, I attended the annual meeting of the ESRI Petroleum User Group (PUG) in Houston, Texas. This is the conference where oil and gas companies’ GIS professionals learn the latest applications of ArcGIS and geospatial technology to the exploration and production workflow. It was my first time at ESRI PUG, having worked as a […]
Google Earth KML layer from new Geo-Eye satellite imagery of Haiti 7.0 earthquake; New York Times interactive map of before-and-after imagery.
Geoeye has published high-resolution imagery of Haiti, after the recent earthquake disaster, on their website available for download. This half-meter resolution satellite image shows Port-au-Prince, Haiti after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the area on Jan. 12, 2010. The image clearly shows extensive damage, roads covered with debris from collapsed structures, and people crowded in the […]
A new web-based geospatial data visualization platform is coming online, currently in beta, from Digital Map Products called SpatialStream. SpatialStream™, from Digital Map Products, is a SaaS Geospatial platform that offers a new and better means to develop robust spatial applications on top of common mapping platforms. SpatialStream™ was designed to offer access to sophisticated, […]
Consumers going into the second decade of the 21st century must focus on content and delivery - useful content in an accessible and understandable format on a relatively fast and ubiquitous machine - as their technology drivers. Open data, better communication and scrutinizing intent in this day and age of Twitter and other social media will make this happen.
With Google Maps tripping down the quality scale, while adding 3D cities functionality and increasing the quality of its StreetView, this seems like the logical next step for MapQuest.
I’m sure most people don’t think of Alabama being the pinnacle of geospatial research and imaging, but Google Enterprise is developing a GIS system for a “Virtual Alabama” and ESRI is building the “Virginia Interoperability Picture for Emergency Response”. GCN’s Wyatt Kash sits down with Jack Dangermond of ESRI to discuss advances in GIS. Virtual […]