Batch Geonews: 89% Use Google Maps, New Google Maps UI and iPad app Available, Esri UC Round Up, and much more

Here's the recent geonews in batch mode. Several interesting bits in there that may have deserved a full entry, but it's Summer time and I'm on holidays :-)

On the open source / open data front:

On the Esri front:

On the Google front:

Geonews discussed over Slashdot:

In the miscellaneous category:

In the maps category:

Batch Geonews: Nanocubes, Python for ArcGIS 10.1, BIM Adoption at 71%, Smartphone Echolocation, and more

Here's the recent geonews in batch mode.

On the open source / open data front:

On the Google front:

On the Esri front:

In the miscellaneous category:

In the maps category:

Open Spatial Announces the General Availability Release of Enlighten Bi 3.0

USA, California, December 11, 2012 – Open Spatial announced today the official release of Enlighten Business Intelligence version 3.0. Enlighten Bi is a powerful web based GIS and decision support portal enabling seamless integration of engineering, corporate databases, imagery, mapping data, and multimedia. The ability to drill down and drill through corporate data stores from a map is a main strength of the software.

Enlighten Bi 3.0 can be deployed in the cloud or on premise and can include a managed service offering operated to measurable outcomes.

The development center of excellence for Enlighten is located in Sydney, Australia, a region globally renowned for world-class asset management practices. Enlighten is used by customers to view and manage their assets to these high standards. Enlighten Bi 3.0 provides a portal combining CAD, GIS, BIM (building information modeling) and business data from a single point of truth.

Anthony Jahshan, CEO at Open Spatial, commented “Enlighten Bi 3.0 is our most exciting release of Enlighten yet. The software takes advantage of a number of new technologies, placing it miles ahead of any competitive product in its space. A feature coveted by our competitors is printing to scale from a browser in page sizes up to Architectural E.”

Enlighten Bi 3.0 requires no browser plug-ins and zero application software on the desktop. The software provides power user capabilities such as spatial analysis and editing directly from a browser. Template driven maps and report publishing minimizes the need for costly desktop licenses. Corporate applications can embed these maps and reports into their systems through web services.

Customers interested in how they can improve the quality of information delivered to their desktop  by better utilization of existing Autodesk products should send an enquiry email to [email protected].

About Open Spatial
Open Spatial is a multi-national company delivering geospatial engineering solutions based on Oracle and Autodesk technologies. Recognized for delivering applications to government, utilities, campuses, and ports, our solutions are based on internationally accepted open standards and world-class best practices. Open Spatial offers innovative spatial asset infrastructure solutions to managing the process from survey through to design, construction and ongoing spatial data management and city modelling. Our Clients efficiently manage cadastre, roads, water, wastewater, stormwater, electric, telecoms and fiber networks.

Open Spatial, the Open Spatial logo and all brand and product names above are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Open Spatial Australia and in other countries. All other brand names, product name or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Oracle, AutoCAD, Autodesk and Civil 3D are registered trademarks of their respective owners.

© Copyright 2012, Open Spatial Corporation. All rights reserved.

2012 event – managing the complete lifecycle of a BIM- Geomatics project.

On June 6 and 7, Geomap GIS America will be hosting its free annual seminar featuring the new releases of Autodesk solutions. This year, Geomap innovates by offering this seminar online,. The goal is to facilitate participation to this event and allow more people to attend. The presenters will cover the complete lifecycle of a BIM-Geomatics project including a LEED® component. This event will offer the opportunity to optimize each of the four important steps of a project: plan, design, build, and manage, by leveraging Autodesk 2013 solutions and Geomap’s expertise. This online event will be accessible from your workstation to encourage a small carbon footprint and for greater flexibility.

All participants will have the opportunity to see the most recent solutions for 3D modeling, infrastructure network conception, land planning, collaboration of information and optimization of a project, to decrease costs, accelerate the realization and minimize the environmental impact.

Here a brief overview of  the Software to be showcased during the seminar: AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013, AutoCAD Map 3D 2013, Autodesk Revit 2013,Autodesk Infrastructure Modeller, Ecotect, Vasari, Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server, Buzzsaw, Vault AEC and much more.

Visit our “Events” section on to register for free

Visit our web site for more information

About Geomap:

Geomap GIS America specialises in solutions and services integrating the innovative concepts of Geomatics and BIM (Building Information Modelling) for the Municipal, Facilities Management (FM), Transportation and Utilities Networks industries since 2000. These solutions implemented in public and private organizations, large accounts and international projects allow spatial manipulation of an organization’s assets information and representation on maps, reports, dashboards and in databases. This data can be processed and queried to obtain results in the form of drawings, thematic maps, reports and graphics. Geomap is a certified developer and authorized Autodesk reseller. Geomap is also involved in the geospatial open source community and is a Microsoft, Oracle and Business Objects partner

Richard Perez

BIM & Architecture Solutions Manager

Phone: 450 461-1158 #226

Email: [email protected]

Announcing the New CDV Systems “BIM & CAD to GIS Workflow” Video

Since 1992, CDV Systems has been providing BIM & CAD training, implementation and technical support services to the engineering, architectural design and construction (AEC) industries. Our experience in managing full lifecycle Building Information Modeling (BIM) projects has given rise to a breakthrough workflow which extends  BIM & CAD data into the geospatial realm.

The AEC industry has found real success by planning, designing and constructing facilities using BIM technology. There is now an industry-wide awareness that when GIS data and BIM models are combined, an indoor GIS can be developed which offers dramatic improvements to the operation and maintenance of buildings.

Yet, full-scale repurposing and integration of this rich BIM data for indoor GIS use has been limited.

Design data residing in proprietary BIM software formats lingers as an underused resource. It is often bound by non-standardized file structures, bloated BIM databases and format conversion losses.

The CDV Systems “BIM & CAD and GIS Workflow” is a flexible methodology which allows legacy 2-D and 3-D CAD/ BIM data to make its way into the GIS environment in a more manageable fashion than was previously possible. The ability to smoothly absorb these disparate data sources into an enterprise GIS server paves the way for standing structures to employ exterior, interior, and subsurface GIS.

Indoor GIS raises facility return of investment to its upper limits by connecting to traditional enterprise GIS deployments and back again to the CAD/BIM environment.  The convergence of CAD, BIM and GIS brings advanced capabilities to GIS applications and in turn added value to the AEC industry.

We think that this short video entitled: ‘CDV Systems BIM & CAD to GIS Workflow’ will hold the interest of CAD, BIM, GIS and Facility Managers alike.

Experience the workflow now!   Contact us for a free GIS sample model using a portion of your own Revit project.
For inquiries of any kind, please contact [email protected].


Tuesday Geonews: Google HotPot, ArcGIS 10 SP1, 3D Globe in QGIS, GAW 2010, and much more

I've been overly busy lately, the consequence is you're getting your geonews in batch mode a little later than usual. Here they are!

On the Google front:

On the ESRI front:

On the Microsoft front:

On the open data/open source front:

In the miscellaneous category:

In the maps category:

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