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Scaling FME Services for the Smaller User

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014

Five years ago I wrote about Wayne Kocina who was building a solution that put the power of Business Analyst Online into the hands of the smaller business. Kocina did the work with his license and delivered the required maps and reports to the client at a reasonable price through his company,...

NASA Launches OpenNEX: An Open Computing Platform, Educational Forum and Competition for Ideas on Climate Resiliency

Friday, June 27th 2014

This past week, NASA's Office of Science and Technology Policy launched OpenNEX, a program to engage both the scientific community and citizens on climate resiliency. The program consists of online lectures on climate change, labs on the basics of remote sensing and cloud computing as well as a...

GIS Education News Weekly: Precision Ag Degree, Bowdoin Awardee, NH Trains K-12s on ArcGIS

Thursday, May 15th 2014

For Students New Precision Ag Degree First in Ohio The Ohio Board of Regents has approved Clark State Community College’s Associate of Applied Science degree in precision agriculture, allowing the college to begin enrolling students to the two-year program and to start classes in August. The...

CloudMade Ends Smaller Service Plans; Offers Only Enterprise Level Services as of May 1

Tuesday, March 4th 2014

CloudMade e-mailed users today to let them know that as of May 1st, only enterprise services plans will be available. In particulare the company will stop serving Map Tile, Geocoding, Routing and Vector Stream Server requests coming from API keys. Users have the option of upgrading to an...

Interior’s Geospatial Information Officer discusses the Geospatial Platform April 14 Online

Friday, February 28th 2014

Mark your calendars for a #science chat: Live Q&A if time permits, April 14, 12:15 pm EDT. Link for the event How will energy development affect endangered species habitat? How will landscape fragmentation change if one or more conservation actions are taken? The answers to these...

HERE Lead: Mapping 1.0 is Done

Wednesday, February 26th 2014

Christof Hellmis, head of map platforms at Nokia HERE is looking into the future as the company turns its hardware over to Microsoft and finds its new path. C|net interviewed him at Mobile World Congress. "First we had paper maps with lots of colourful lines but now the world is moving to the...

ScanTask: Waze for Agriculture

Thursday, January 30th 2014

Israel Fraier, who founded ScanTask in 2008 describes the just-out-of-stealth mode company as the Waze of agriculture. Waze, the crowdsourced traffic and mapping tool from Isreal was acquired by Google last year. ScanTask uses crowdsourced data from farmers along with weather data to guide...

BIM Workflow ... The Autodesk Way

Wednesday, December 4th 2013

If you are involved in "fusing" data (aka integration) and are interested in 3D and building information models (BIM), then read on because the world of BIM and GIS are colliding. This article deals with the solutions from Autodesk. If you are interested in Bentley Systems and BIM, I've covered...

Autodesk Goes All in on Cloud

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013

Autodesk University kicked off its 2013 edition in typical Las Vegas fashion with flash and pizzazz. Rather than a stuffy CEO welcoming the audience, the crowd was treated to a cameo magic act by the comedy team of Penn and Teller. The duo got things rolling for Autodesk chief technology officer...

HERE Maps Supports New “Off the beaten Path” Phone OSs Sailfish and Tizen

Monday, November 18th 2013

Those who pick up Jolla's first smartphone won't be hurting for content. The mobile startup has just struck a deal to use Nokia's Here services for map data in Sailfish OS; early adopters will have detailed location info in 190 countries.  Sailfish OS, a Linux operating system is based...

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