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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 and built environment in both countries. The idea is a photo-realistic 3D model down to 20cm scale that…

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.…

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…

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…

Autodesk Harnesses Consumer Buzz to Increase Cool Quotient

December 3, 2012 - in Corporate, Event Coverage, Featured

Autodesk University 2012 took place in Las Vegas last week, with more than 8,000 Autodesk customers gathering from more than 80 countries. The event also included a live Internet broadcast to customers that were unable to attend. This year’s theme of “Learn.…

Interior Location and Mapping: Prompted by Innovations that Improve Position and Navigation

December 2, 2012 - in Feature, Featured

Imagine if the mapping of the interior of buildings would have benefitted from the explosive growth of navigation that has come from ubiquitous GPS receivers. Decades of GPS position and tracking data have greatly improved the mapping of our world, but unfortunately…