Did you have someone in the industry review your resume before you attached it to a job application? No? More than likely you missed out on some valuable input! Our editors offer some suggested enhancements to real-life resumes to encourage you to seek out a few reviewers.
As Geospatial professionals/graduates/students, some of us overlook the importance of programming in our careers. Some of us believe that our spatial skill sets are niche enough to compensate for the lack of our programming expertise. Well that might not be totally wrong. However, knowledge of programming is most certainly going to open up a whole new array of possibilities! It might be a good idea to have a look at recent job postings in the Geospatial industry to get an overview of the requirements :)
The Honourable Kevin Sorenson, Minister of State (Finance), and Member of Parliament Michael Chong (Wellington–Halton Hills), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry, today announced that Canada, through the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), is investing in Canadian innovation that will play a key role in the first-ever global survey of surface water.
FIT ESIC is helping France’s national railway company SNCF improve safety and inform track upgrade works with a mobile laser scanning system from 3D Laser Mapping. Owned and operated by FIT ESIC, the rail mounted StreetMapper was used to survey several hundreds of kilometres of track, generating engineering grade survey data on behalf of SNCF. The laser generated computer model was used to build a detailed 3D topographic map of the tracks and its surroundings. This provided length data and cross profiles as well as detecting potentially dangerous objects near the track.
Very few senior managers understand the benefits of SDI, feels Derek Clarke, Chief Director, Surveys & Mapping and National Geospatial Information Department of Rural Development & Land Reforms, South Africa. This hampers the progress, particularly with respect to prioritising programmes and budgetary provisions, he argues
One of many fields to undergo phases of disruptive technology and innovation is utility locating technology. In this article, Michelle Goldsmith, a freelance technology journalist,discusses the use of augmented reality with mobile devices to visualize underground assets.
GIS Implementation: 7 Reasons For Failure And 7 Remedies For Success By Curt Hinton And David Holdstock (President And CEO Of GTG)
Stories and presentations about GIS success are common. after attending a local GIS conference, users typically walk away feeling that GIS is a “can’t miss” technology; it offers all the “bells and whistles” needed to wow an organization.
But a large majority of GIS implementations are less than successful. a sizable amount of them often are utter failures—they don’t live up to the promise of enabling an organization with easy-to-use geospatial tools that allow end users a positive and productive experience. Why is that?
The technology has been purported as being “must have” and mission critical for the last 25 years. Shouldn’t we have learned from our collective mistakes and not continue to suffer the fate of an underutilized, under appreciated and misunderstood technology? continued…
New York: On August 7, 2014, the European Regional Committee of the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM: Europe) was created. This significant action is the third and final stage in a formation process that began in November 2012.
This endorsement confirms the UN-GGIM: Europe’s mandate to have increased and close cooperation and coordination with UN-GGIM at a global level and also with other existing institutional structures in Europe. Stefan Schweinfest, Director, United Nations Statistics Division said, “The new regional committee will be aligned to the global architecture, which will better address regional and global challenges especially in the context of sustainable development and humanitarian assistance.”
UN-GGIM: Europe will enable the transition towards an integrated agenda within the region and between the regional and the global levels. There are two main focus points that build on the issues already identified by the Committee of Experts: data definition and access conditions; and interoperability and data infrastructures for geospatial information supporting the goals of UN-GGIM.
UN-GGIM: Europe will hold its first meeting in Chisinau, Moldova on October 1, 2014 to elect its executive committee and create a draft work programme.
As was shown at this year’s Esri User Conference, ArcMap now incorporates multidimensional data into GIS workflows to further the advancement of science (see Philip Mielke’s excellent plenary presentation). This is a very important concept that we at Esri would like re-emphasize. With all the attention and focus on ArcGIS Pro, it is imperative that we do not forget that ArcGIS Pro will not do everything that Desktop can do, and that we continue to improve and enhance Desktop as well. ArcGIS for Desktop is still being enhanced and remains one of our most powerful GIS products (i.e., bigger than an app), providing much of the capability to fuel the ArcGIS platform. Our goal is to ensure a long term commitment to Desktop. ArcGIS Pro is just a complementary application to what our users already know about Desktop. While there are a number of enhancements to Desktop at 10.3, the multidimensional improvements are very important as we seek to advance science, and to position ArcGIS to always focus on advancing geographic information science in particular.
Teachers or facilitators create a project with a question that has a tie to location, using the link below. The project is shared with students through email or social media, who use their smartphones (iPhone or Android), location-aware tablets or laptops to collect data and map it. Projects can be set as public - allowing the whole world to participate. Get started today!
Depuis quelques années, la libéralisation des données publiques connaît un essor notable en France. De nombreuses organisations ont pris la décision de diffuser auprès d'un large public une partie de leurs données en Open Data, c'est-à-dire sans contrainte économique, juridique ou politique, dans le but de promouvoir la mise en valeur de ces contenus. Aujourd’hui, près de la moitié des contenus diffusés en Open Data par les collectivités territoriales sont de nature géographique (images, vecteurs ou tables contenant des informations de localisation). Cependant, la diversité des plateformes et leur hétérogénéité fonctionnelle rend souvent difficile l'exploitation immédiate de cette dimension géographique (peu ou pas de métadonnées structurées, pas de prévisualisation des contenus, des formats de données complexes, pas d'outils de cartographie en ligne, …). L'objectif du portail OpenGeodata.fr est donc de vous proposer une sélection des meilleurs contenus Open Data géographiques disponibles en France dans une forme prête à l'emploi et intégrable avec les outils et technologies SIG (bureautiques, web ou mobiles) du marché et notamment la plateforme ArcGIS.