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Laser Scanning Improves Petrochemical Plant Design

March 6, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Modeling

Laser scanning as a method of storage of spatial information is used in various economic sectors, and is increasingly being used to capture the complexity of industrial plants. The use of laser scanning for industrial design, or more precisely on the execution…

Spatial Analysis for Traffic Safety in the City of Edmonton

Brandt Denham, GIS Analysis with the City of Edmonton, Office of Traffic Safety, addressed the Intergraph Transportation Summit today in Huntsville, Ala.…

Virtual Australia and New Zealand Initiative Aims for Fully Integrated 3D Model

February 22, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Modeling, Smart Cities

A new not-for-profit called VANZI Ltd. has been set up to broker the framework for a fully integrated and secure 3D computer model for both the natural…

Citizens Are Demanding (and Mapping) Land Rights Worldwide

February 15, 2013 - in Featured, Projects

Crowd-sourced land rights maps are underway throughout the world, where citizens are taking action to identify land rights violations and corruption.  Deriban.net in Ukraine, Furushwa in Kenya and Lets Talk Land Tanzania are all citizen-started activism to…

Mapping the Future as an Intelligent 3D Image

February 12, 2013 - in Event Coverage, Featured, Modeling

Lawrie Jordan, director of imagery at Esri, gave a keynote at today’s International LiDAR Mapping Forum with a focus of going beyond the 3D imagery to the information model behind it, allowing for deep analysis to address problems. With the move toward real-time…

Mapping Local Resources Helps San Jose Battle Food Insecurity

January 29, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Smart Cities

Food security is a growing social and economic challenge that knows no political boundaries. Even in the United States, an astonishing 18 million households were labeled ‘food insecure’ in 2011 because they lacked the means at some point during the year…

Jack Dangermond on Making the World a Better Place with #Geodesign

January 25, 2013 - in Event Coverage, Featured, Modeling

Jack Dangermond provided the morning keynote for the GeoDesign Summit in Redlands, Calif. today. He started with the need to look at good developments amidst all the gloom and doom about the state of our planet. We’re in bad shape, but technology can matter…

Geodesign Empowers the 250-year Plan

January 24, 2013 - in Event Coverage, Featured, Planning

The GeoDesign Summit kicked off today in Redlands, Calif. at Esri headquarters auditorium. This fourth event continues the future-oriented conversation that relates geography to design. This is a new way of thinking as well as an emerging toolset that is focused…

Space-Time Insight Adds Predictive Analytics

January 23, 2013 - in Featured, Projects, Sensors

Space-Time Insight has announced some next-generation capabilities timed for debut at next week's Distributech Conference (Jan. 28 - 31). The company is focused on problem solving for asset-intensive industries, with many large deployments with electric utilities.…

The Geospatial Dimensions of Intelligent Infrastructure

December 18, 2012 - in Feature, Featured

The concept of intelligent infrastructure involves the combination of sensors, network connectivity and software to monitor and analyze the inputs for more efficient operations. This concept meshes nicely with advancements in geospatial technology that are…