Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), or “drone technology,” is a very hot topic amongst several disciplines, most of which are held together with the linchpin, GIS. They are one of the newest and most innovative tools to be considered for commercial use. They survey data in less time, using fewer natural [...]
At the ISO/TC 59 Plenary Week in Toronto this week, a day long collaboration session was organized by ISO/TC 59, buildingSMART, and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). This is a major milestone for the development of standards as a foundation...
While they look similar and the terms are often used interchangeably, heat maps and hot spot maps are not identical processes. Both processes are used to visualize geographic data in order to show areas where a higher density or cluster of activity occurs.
Lowell Ballard, Director of Geospatial Solutions for Timmons Group, shares some of his experience on managing GIS data and growing a GIS program. In my twelve years at Timmons Group, an interesting observation in many organizations that we have worked with is how GIS is managed and governed as an asset. Often, organizations [...]
There are several initiatives underway to develop multi-disciplinary interoperability standards for the convergence of BIM, 3D and geospatial. The first BIM standard based on a common conceptual model shared between the BIM and geospatial worlds has just been released for...
Yes, you can do a Photoshop course and be a basic graphic designer, but that doesn’t kill the photography or the graphic design profession. In the same way, basic GIS course will lead to basic GIS technicians, but there’s so much more to know; to really understand the Geography, and to decipher what the user is viewing.
I was lucky enough to attend the High Performance Geoprocessing Symposium in Ottawa. It is amazing how far some very exciting geospatial projects focused on "big spatial data" under the LocationTech umbrella have come in the last few years. If...
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