ArcGIS

Batch Geonews: OSGeo Annual Report, Cloud-Offloaded GPS, Contact Lenses AR, Geojobs Shortage, and much more

Quite a few interesting news in this batch mode edition.

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SCALGO introduces new software packages

SCALGO has reorganized its software packages portfolio, while also introducing significant new functionality, such that the portfolio now includes software packages SCALGO Model, SCALGO Topology, SCALGO Hydrology and SCALGO Utility. The software packages have successfully been used to process terrain data sets with more than 50 billion data elements on a normal desktop computer.

SCALGO Model is used to construct raster and TIN terrain models from massive terrain points. SCALGO Topology can be used to analyze and simplify the topology of massive raster terrain models, and SCALGO Hydrology contains tools to perform basic hydrological modeling on massive raster terrain models. SCALGO Utility can be used for efficient manipulation and conversion of massive terrain and point data sets.

All SCALGO software can be run through a standalone graphical user-interface or from within ArcGIS and also include an ArcGIS viewer that allows for easy visualization of the output of many of the SCALGO modules.

Information about SCALGO technology, products and services can be found at http://scalgo.com. Future information about SCALGO products and services can also be received directly through Twitter and Facebook.

Illustration showing a section of the result of computing the volume of depressions (including depressions inside depressions) using the SCALGO Topology Depression Mapping module on a high-resolution 13000km² raster terrain model. Each cell in a depression is marked with the volume of the depression below the cell. In this figure green cells have high volume, yellow cells medium volume and red cells very low volume. The map can be used in a rough risk assessment where the value in each cell indicates the volume of water that needs to flow to the depression before the cell is under water. The raster elevation model has been hydrological conditioned using the SCALGO Utility Burn module to add buildings and cut bridges and the SCALGO Topology Topological Simplification module was used to remove spurious depressions. The figure also shows the river network as computed by the SCALGO Hydrology Flow Accumulation module.

Scalable Algorithmics (SCALGO) was founded in 2009 with the mission to bring cutting-edge massive terrain data processing technology to market. The SCALGO technology is based on more than two decades of basic and applied research on I/O-efficient and geometric algorithms at Center for Massive Data Algorithmics (MADALGO) at Aarhus University in Denmark and at Duke University in the US, in collaboration with industry LiDAR and environmental GIS application experts. Software based on the technology can handle much larger terrain data sets on a normal desktop than most current software and thus it eliminates the need for accuracy-decreasing data thinning. The use of novel mathematical and algorithmic techniques also means that the software works provably efficient on all input data sets, delivering a completely specified output without the use of cumbersome workflows such as those introduced by data tiling. SCALGO is involved in multiple research projects and offer special pricing for academic institutions. SCALGO also offers special non-commercial pricing for national, regional and local governments.

Batch Geonews: JS.geo Conference, ArcMap2SLD, MapQuest Discover, GLONASS Corruption, and much more

Here's the latest batch-mode edition of the geonews.

From the open source front:

  • InaSAFE 1.0 launched, it's a "free software that produces realistic natural hazard impact scenarios for better planning, preparedness and response activities", it's also a QGIS plugin

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And finally, at the suggestion of a Slashgeo user which made a donation, we added a 'Paypal button' to ease the process of making donation to Slashgeo.

Batch Geonews: SotM US 2012, GIS Interview Questions, Verizon Tracks Customers, U.S. Election Map, and much more

Here's the recent geonews in batch mode.

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Geo-related Slashdot discussions:

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SCALGO Hydrology 1.2 Released

SCALGO has released version 1.2 of the software package SCALGO Hydrology, which can be used to perform basic hydrological modeling on massive raster terrain models (containing tens of billions of cells) on a normal desktop computer.

The new version contains a number of new features that make it easier to perform large-area hydrological analysis. These features include handling of massive collections of polygon data, which e.g. allows for easy and efficient "burning" of a large number of features (such as buildings, bridges and culverts) that are important for hydrological modeling into a large-area terrain model. The release also includes functionality that allows for efficient computation of various measures (height, area, volume) of all depressions (including depressions inside other depressions) in massive raster terrain models, which e.g. allows for easy and efficient identification of the depressions and terrain areas most important for hydrological modeling.

As the previous version, all SCALGO Hydrology 1.2 modules can be run through a standalone graphical user-interface or from within ArcGIS. In SCALGO Hydrology 1.2 the newly released ArcGIS version 10.1 is supported and an ArcGIS viewer has been added that allows for easy visualization of the output of many of the package modules.

The new release also contains updates to the standalone user-interface and to some of the core algorithms, including the utilization of multiple CPU cores. Overall, the most significant updates in SCALGO Hydrology 1.2 include:

  • Extension to the Bluespot module so that each bluespot cell contains the measure (height, area or volume) of the depression below the cell.
  • New Clip module that clips a raster or a point cloud according to a set of polygons.
  • New Burn module that burns elevation values from a set of polygons into a raster or a point cloud.
  • New Calculate module that evaluates a function for each cell in a raster.
  • New Masks module that generates binary masks from a raster (e.g. useful for post-processing Sea-Levels module output).
  • Merge of TIN Conversion, Raster Conversion and Point Conversion into new Convert module.
  • Addition of multi-core support in many core algorithms.
  • Updated standalone user-interface, including options to monitor CPU, disk and memory use.
  • Addition of ArcGIS viewer for visualizing the output from many of the package modules.
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.1.

 

Information about SCALGO technology, products and services can be found at http://scalgo.com. Future information about SCALGO products and services can also be received directly through Twitter and Facebook.

Scalable Algorithmics (SCALGO) was founded in 2009 with the mission to bring cutting-edge massive terrain data processing technology to market. The SCALGO technology is based on more than two decades of basic and applied research on I/O-efficient and geometric algorithms at Center for Massive Data Algorithmics (MADALGO) at Aarhus University in Denmark and at Duke University in the US, in collaboration with industry LiDAR and environmental GIS application experts. Software based on the technology can handle much larger terrain data sets on a normal desktop than most current software and thus it eliminates the need for accuracy-decreasing data thinning. The use of novel mathematical and algorithmic techniques also means that the software works provably efficient on all input data sets, delivering a completely specified output without the use of cumbersome workflows such as those introduced by data tiling. SCALGO is involved in multiple research projects and offer special pricing for academic institutions.

 

llustration showing the result of computing bluespots using SCALGO Hydrology 1.2, visualized using the SCALGO ArcGIS Viewer.

Illustration showing the result of computing bluespots using SCALGO Hydrology 1.2, visualized using the SCALGO ArcGIS Viewer. A cell is colored blue if the volume of the depression in the terrain below the cell is at most 3236m³ (as set by the viewer threshold value). Prior to the bluespot computation, the SCALGO Hydrology 1.2 Burn module was used to add buildings and cut bridges in the terrain model covering more than 13000km².

Batch Geonews: Shapefiles in Bing Maps, 80% of Data is Not Spatial?, In-Location Alliance, ArcGIS for AutoCAD 300, and much more

This is my tentative to catch up the geonews since my mid-August holidays. Here they are!

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Esri News: Yearly Q&A, Summaries for the 2012 Esri International User Conference, Productivity Improvements, and more

Here's the recent Esri-related geonews. Last week was the 2012 Esri International User Conference, we already mentioned the launch of Esri Maps for Microsoft Office.

  • Prior to the conference, Esri shared a very long list of Q&A: "We do this every year to keep you informed on our efforts in software development, products, education, and support; future plans in these areas; and thoughts on GIS and the industry as a whole." Since the document is very long, APB graciously shared a useful entry named Digging into the Esri UC 2012 Q & A. James took the challenge of providing funny answers.

Advanced Utility Network Analyst

Advanced Utility Network Analyst (AUNA) is an extension for ESRI Utility Network Analyst tracing toolbar, Create, save and publish trace tasks with no code at all.

http://musashisoft.com/

You can watch a full video about the tool here

I subscribed to the private beta but I still didn't recieve the download.

 

Batch Geonews: iD OpenStreetMap Editor, GeoIQ Acquired by Esri, Predicting People's Location, and more

Here's the recent geonews in batch mode.

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In the drones category:

In the car navigation category:

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