EuroCarto 2015 – A world of Geo-knowledge

image_thumb.png This was the final Program of the 1st ICA European Symposium on Cartography which celebrated in Vienna on 10–12 November 2015.  Promoted by International Cartographic Association (ICA) and the Vienna University of Technology. Tuesday, November 10, 2015 9:00 Conference opening: Vice Rector Kurt Matyas and Georg Gartner9:15–9:45 Keynote by Menno-Jan Kraak (ITC & University of […] Continue reading →

Latin America Geospatial Forum – 2015

image_thumb.png A unique opportunity for geospatial professionals in Latin America was unveiled this week in Mexico City.  The three-day Latin America Geospatial Forum was inaugurated at Hotel Hilton Reforma.  The occasion also brought three other conferences together – Group on Earth Observation (GEO) Plenary, annual meetings of UN-GGIM Americas and Mexican Society of Engineers. This unique […] Continue reading →

Import data from OpenStreetMap to QGIS

clip_image008_thumb.png The amount of data that exist in OpenStreetMap is really wide, and although it is not completely up to date, in the majority of cases it is more accurate than data traditionally raised by cartographic sheets with scale 1: 50, 000. In QGIS is great to load this layer as a background map such as […] Continue reading →

Build a drone, my son’s science project

clip_image024_thumb.png It doesn’t seem that this is the same creature that a few years ago surprised me with its great methane gas stove. Time passes faster than it seems. At least it can be seen in my gray hair and the evolution of his questions: Instead of asking for a new mobile phone game, he asked […] Continue reading →

ContextCapture, the better showed by Bentley to capture data 3D

ContextCapture.jpg Bentley Systems announced General Access to its new ContextCapture offering. ContextCapture is Bentley’s first product release of the Acute3D software technology it acquired earlier this year. The software is ideally suited for any organization that could apply 3D models of real-world context to benefit infrastructure design, construction, or operations.  With ContextCapture, users can easily produce high resolution 3D models of existing […] Continue reading →

Web maps revive historical cartography

clip_image006_thumb.png Perhaps we never dream to see one day a historic map, mounted on Google, such that we could know how it was 300 years ago the land where today we stand. The web maps technology has allowed it. And indeed, in what way. An example of this is the London nostalgic map shown below, where […] Continue reading →

CAST – a free software for analysis of crime

clip_image004_thumb.png Spatial patterns incidence detection and trends in crime is an interest topic of any State or local government. CAST is a free software’s name, its initials are Crime Analytics for Space – Time, which was released in 2013 as an open source solution for actuarial analysis, spatial patterns and trends algorithms in the criminal statistics […] Continue reading →

Registration and Cadastre in the National Transaction System context

clip_image005_thumb.png TRANSLATION NOTES: Please read some comments at the end of this post. Every day countries focus on e-Government trends, where processes are simplified in search of a better service provision to citizens, as well as to decrease margins for corruption or unnecessary bureaucracy. We are aware that legislation, institutions and processes in property’s matter in […] Continue reading →

GIS for 3D Analyst and Better Maptile Productivity

image_thumb.png SuperGIS Desktop 3.3 is now released for GIS users around the world. With the latest SuperGIS Desktop 3.3, Cache Generator is dramatically improved, supporting multiple machine workflows and providing a consummate caching mechanism. In addition, diverse useful and flexible configurations are provided. For example, there are some settings like feature mask, spatial filter, and image […] Continue reading →

Real-Time Environment Info App – Connecting Smart Tech with GIS

image.png Environmental Protection Administration, Taiwan has offered citizens and governmental sectors a comprehensive information portal since 2000, to meet the global concerns of environments. The portal provides visitors with various real-time data like air quality, dust storm, UV index, greenhouse gas and etc., so that the different aspects of environment can be well monitored. To let […] Continue reading →