The processes of mobilization of land for infrastructures of public and private domain are developed according to proper legal frameworks and systematically confronted with the impoverished national situation as regards the cadastral identification and regularization, which leads to big inefficiencies, sometimes with very negative impact to the overall effectiveness.
This project report describes Ferbritas Cadastre Information System (FBSIC) project and tools, which in conjunction with other applications, allow managing the entire life-cycle of Land Acquisition and Cadastre, including support to field activities with the integration of information collected in the field, the development of multi-criteria analysis information, monitoring all information in the exploration stage, and the automated generation of outputs. The benefits are evident at the level of operational efficiency, including tools that enable process integration and standardization of procedures, facilitate analysis and quality control and maximize performance in the acquisition, maintenance and management of registration information and expropriation (expropriation projects). Therefore, the implemented system achieves levels of robustness, comprehensiveness, openness, scalability and reliability suitable for a structural platform.
The resultant solution, FBSIC, is a fit-for-purpose cadastre information system rooted in the field of railway infrastructures.
FBSIC integrating nature of allows: to accomplish present needs and scale to meet future services; to collect, maintain, manage and share all information in one common platform, and transform it into knowledge; to relate with other platforms; to increase accuracy and productivity of business processes related with land property management.
Fernando Gil's insight:
Fernando Gil's master thesis: "The implementation of an Enterprise Geographical Information System to support Cadastre and Expropriation activities." published at ISEGI/NOVA digital library site (http://hdl.handle.net/10362/13786)
"Tapestry Segmentation helps Miele understand its best customer types and where to find others with similar characteristics.
"Lifestyle really starts to dictate a huge variable for us in terms of purchasing decisions," said Kueny. "The income snapshot almost becomes a secondary variable."
The company, therefore, is on the lookout for the type of customer who appreciates Miele design and quality.
"Even if you are going to spend a huge amount of money on appliances, our design and other characteristics may not necessarily be for you," said Kueny. "Tapestry data takes not only those demographic variables but incorporates those lifestyle variables [into the map layers]. By using these variables, we start to diminish or dismiss a lot of the high-income households because we don't meet their characteristics."
Listen to a podcast with Kueny to learn about other ways Miele uses Tapestry Segmentation and Esri software to find customers and decide where to open Miele showrooms."
Anyone can edit OpenStreetMap. Here you can learn how LearnOSM provides easy to understand, step-by-step guides for you to get started with contributing to OpenStreetMap and using OpenStreetMap and using OpenStreetMap data. If you are interested in running an OpenStreetMap workshop, check out the LearnOSM trainer resources.
"ArcGIS Pro is now available, and it is part of ArcGIS 10.3 for Desktop. This new desktop application includes many of the features and enhancements you’ve been asking for, including multiple layouts, 2D and 3D editing, 64-bit processing, project workflows, better performance, and so much more."
Geography is considered one of the world’s oldest disciplines. It was first defined and formally established by Eratosthenes in 250 BC and has a rich tradition of scholarship extending from 2,000 years ago to the present. As a scientific discipline, geography has always embraced new technologies, research practices, instructional methods, skills, and content.
"Earlier this month Andrew Hill created a beautiful looking map of U.S. Rivers Colored by the Direction they Flow. Europeans now have their own river flow map.
Rivers of Europe is a CartoDB map showing only European rivers. The map uses the same color scheme as Andrews' US rivers map so I assume that the European map also colors each river by its direction of flow. If you click on the 'Datasets used in this map' you see the data used in the map. The data includes a column for 'bearing' so it is likely that that the rivers are colored by their direction of flow."
"The fourth gvSIG 2.1 Release Candidate (gvSIG 2.1 RC4) is now available .
We encourage you to test it and send us any errors and suggestions in the users mailing list  or directly in the bugtracker (see interesting links for testers ).
Some of the main new features respecting the previous release candidate version are the Dyschromatopsia / colour blindness extension, derived geometries, new symbol libraries or the Excel format supporting. The list of the main new features of gvSIG 2.1 can be consulted on .
Libra is a browser for open Landsat 8 satellite imagery. Use it to browse, filter, sort, and download images. Each circle on the map represents the number of available images at that location. Filters at the top of the map can be used to select a new date range, cloud cover percentage, and sun azimuth angle.
Be part of Openness in Geoeducation"On behalf of Geo for All we are pleased to invite you to join our efforts in creating Openness in GeoEducation.
You are invited to register and participate in free course on "Introduction to Geospatial Technology Using QGIS". Over 1000 students have already registered for the next course starting Feb 23- Mar 29, 2015 being run by GeoAcademy.
For Educators, please note that the curriculum (lecture materials, tutorials etc) is also free for you to share and share alike under the Creative Commons BY 3.0 license. Please find all the materials atGitHub repository.
For universities and educators it is an excellent opportunity to build your own Geospatial courses using Free and Open Source Geospatial Software. OSGeo software and technologies are the major contributor for the global geospatial economy and used by hundreds of thousands of users in academia, governments and business worldwide and rapidly increasing.
GeoAcademy and OSGeo Live are going to be the two key instruments that Geo for All will be using to accelerate Openness in Geoeducation worldwide and the International Map Year 2015 (lead by the International Cartographic Association and supported by the United Nations) is the opportunity we will be using to implement this action.
GeoAcademy will not only expand geospatial education opportunities to thousands of students but more importantly by making all the lectures, tutorials available in GitHub under Creative Commons licence enables other educators globally to build up their own teaching resources to suit their requirements.
Creating openness in Geo Education is important for developing creative and open minds in students which is critical for building open innovation and contributes to building up Open Knowledge for the benefit of the whole society and for our future generations.
We look forward to your participation for Openness in Geoeducation worldwide and successful International Map Year activities."
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC(R)) membership has issued a Request for Comments on the OGC LandInfra Conceptual Model.
This document, the first public draft of the OGC’s proposed UML conceptual model for land parcels and the built environment, communicates the proposed intent and content of a new candidate OGC standard to be called the OGC InfraGML Encoding Standard. The UML conceptual model establishes a single set of consistent concepts that could be implemented in GML (as InfraGML) or in other encoding mechanisms.
After reviewing the existing LandXML format, the OGC Land and Infrastructure Domain Working Group (LandInfraDWG) decided that a fresh start standard was warranted. The new standard would have a use case driven subset of LandXML functionality, but it would be consistent with the OGC standards baseline, implemented with the OGC Geography Markup Language (GML), and supported by a Unified Model Language (UML) conceptual model.
Today we are happy to announce another feature requested by our faithful Mapillary users - traffic sign recognition. We have processed over 6 million images and detected all the traffic signs in the United States and Europe. From now on every image added in these regions will go through our system and will be categorized with traffic sign data.
These signs are also exposed in our API. We will open this up with the upgrade to our API v2, if you want to have access now tweet me @gyllen.
To use the Mapillary traffic sign recognition feature, point your browser to any Mapillary image (in the US or Europe). For example this one from my home town Billeberga in Sweden.
In the lower left corner of the map you see a tab labeled “Filter”, press that one and you will see a button that will enable traffic sign filtering.
Several of the country’s most respected universities have signed a landmark agreement with leading geospatial solutions provider Esri Indonesia to provide students with broad access to advanced smart mapping technology.
Computerworld Singapore covers a wide range of technology topics, including software, security, operating systems, mobile, storage, servers and data centers, and technology companies such as Microsoft, Google and Apple.
VisionLink--a community inspired software and consulting company based in Boulder, Colorado--has developed a free, shareable, real-time, geo-tagged map depicting actual damage reports produced by Winter Storm Juno.
Unprecedented in scope and timeliness, VisionLink is partnering with local churches & community groups to poll more than 20,000 people located throughout the greater New York and New Jersey area. The goal is to provide the public, local media and participating agencies with direct, identified, and vetted information about the blizzard's impact from those living in the storm's path.
“Today’s technology allows us to gather information like never before, but coordination requires real-time sharing and public engagement. In partnership with local officials and national relief agencies, we are pleased to provide this tool to improve situational awareness, and promote whole-community recovery. This tool allows anyone in the country to track the impact of this potentially historic weather event", said Dr. Douglas Zimmerman, president and CEO of VisionLink.
VisionLink encourages local and national media to also share and embed this unique map on their websites so as to better educate their audience on the blizzard's progress and impact.
"An interesting archived webinar from VTGeospatial takes a look at using UAS for aerial mapping
About the webinar… Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne of the UVM Spatial Analysis Lab presents this webinar. Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) or drones have garnered a lot of headlines recently. The term “drone” is often associated with a human-piloted, video-enabled system that is used for recreation, movie production, surveillance, or targeting. In this webinar we will take a look at a different class of drones, those are are developed solely for the purposes of creating accurate 2D and 3D mapping products using photogrammetric workflows. UAS workflow and output data products will be presented along with an assessment of the capabilities and limitations of these “mapping grade” drones (more videos)