News and Analysis
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...
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...
Monday, December 2nd 2013
How will maps interact with the Internet of Things? Will we cause actions with maps? Will a simple spatial query change traffic lights or lock gates?
Wednesday, November 27th 2013
A powerful Web-based system enabling people worldwide to better predict such things as damaging floods and potential effects of climate change is the goal of a $4.5 million, four-year project begun by Purdue University researchers.
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...
Thursday, November 14th 2013
Apparently, Bing Spatial Data Services (SDS) have always supported points via uploads of text or XML-files with addresses or GPS-locations In June, Microsoft added a preview of a GeoData API , which allows the retrieval of boundaries for countries, administrative regions, postcodes, cities and...
Thursday, November 7th 2013
AvidGeo + LocationTech
The 2013 AvidGeo Conference, held today, was also a stop on this fall’s LocationTech tour. AvidGeo is a Boston area meetup group organized by Guido Stein (@GuidoS).
The day was divided into three parts. The morning session, which I attended, included several keynotes,...
Tuesday, October 29th 2013
Last Monday Google announced Google Maps Engine Pro. The new member of the Maps Engine family is aimed at business users; it basically allows them to easily put dots on a map and share the map. The company also announced a partnership with Safe Software and a public data program. What are the...
Thursday, October 24th 2013
Directions Magazine hosts several webinars each month on topics ranging from technical (petabyte scale applications) to industry-specific (community health care).
Where can you find them and watch them on your schedule? At our Geospatial Webinars Vimeo Channel. There are currently 25 30-60...
Tuesday, October 22nd 2013
The team at Directions got a very short briefing on Google's Google Maps Engine Pro announcement Monday. I've been digging around to find other bits that were apparently part of the announcement. I saw on TechCrunch that there was an announcement about a new "public data program." I gues it was a...