Envitia has released MapLink Pro 8.0, an SDK designed to deliver a wide range of mapping capabilities including visualization, terrain analysis, geometry editing, 3D and web services. Directions Magazine asked Envitia’s Matthew Wood to provide specific details on the new product.
MapInfo was an unbeatable company and product name because it delivered exactly what users expected – maps and information, until its parent company, Pitney Bowes, attempted to push its brand forward. Now, with a change in management and vision, the name and maybe the company mojo are back. Editor in Chief Joe Francica spoke with customers and partners about the coming changes at the “rejuvenated” MapInfo User Conference, which was held in Memphis June 11-13.
In a joint venture with Elecnor Deimos, Dauria Aerospace is looking to “bring to commercial markets the capability of providing imagery of the entire arable surface of the Earth, utilizing cloud-based technologies, for the most efficient use of an unprecedented daily revisit time,” according to Mikhail Kokorich, founder and president of Dauria Aerospace. In this conversation with Editor in Chief Joe Francica, Kokorich provides more details on the technical specifications of the satellite constellation the venture will launch and the market strategy for delivering daily coverage to consumers.
Now that people have become comfortable with geospatial technology through consumer applications, it is putting pressure on many parts of the business to intelligently utilize geo-location data. Pitney Bowes senior executives flesh out the details of how and why all businesses will need to think spatially.
Most organizations want to be innovative. They want to explore new ideas toward fulfilling their mission. They also want their employees or members to expand their expertise and feel challenged and stimulated by their work. Robert Cheetham, founder and president of Azavea, discusses that company’s less than conventional approach to cultivating innovation and how the commitment has paid off.
When you think of Boeing, geospatial technology may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But Boeing has over 600 employees in its intelligence systems division and geospatial is a core competency. Don Vance, director of Boeing’s Geospatial Programs, and Per Beith, director of Boeing’s Information Security Solutions, talked about Boeing’s expertise in providing solutions to the NGA and the rest of the intelligence community with Directions Magazine’s editor in chief, Joe Francica.
Organizations are generating powerful insights by analyzing change in spatio-temporal networks in many applications, such as weather risk analysis. Jeremy Peters, a Principal Consultant with the Pitney Bowes Digital Commerce Professional Services team describes a proof-of-concept application for historical tornado event risk analysis that is implemented using Pitney Bowes' Spectrum Technology Platform software for configuring and running batch job and real-time web services integrated with R Density based Spatial Clustering and SQL Server Spatial.
Many voices chime in to answer the question “How does one find existing services that implement OGC Web Map Service (WMS), Web Feature Service (WFS), and Web Coverage Service (WCS) interface standards these days?”