GIS

GIS Practices for Hillside Monitoring and Management

Taipei is the capital in Taiwan and nearly fifty-five percent of the urban land is occupied by hillsides. However, the increasing population and the sprawl of new houses across the hillsides have resulted in some environmental problems and damages due to uncontrolled urban development. The changing or destructive terrain and hillside condition make it difficult for surveyors to collect terrain data and the visible evidence of environmental destruction of land resources.

      

To reduce hillside denudation and improve the querying and reporting efficiency of field data collection, Geotechnical Engineering Office, Public Works Department, Taipei City Government employed GIS technology to integrate the terrain data and hillside images taken by satellites and then provide the officers with better hillside observation. With the system, the forest patrols will be well informed if there is any hillside destruction and then enabled to identify the reported location of the hillside.

 

In addition, the system helps the forest patrols access the reported information to explore terrain data using smart phones, tablet, or computers and further update the dynamic information about hillside condition through applications on devices. Therefore, inspectors could fully comprehend and monitor hillside condition in each region in real time.

 

Developed by Geotechnical Engineering Office, the Taipei Hillside Remote Sensing Management System for Reporting and Querying is consisted of Information Reporting System and Field Investigation Management System. The systems can automatically generate electronic reports and tables to help inspectors manage photos, record the hillside condition, and upload investigation results in texts through handheld system.

 

In this project, the server-based GIS software enables the office to publish map services and the forest patrols to directly load maps and report real-time status of each region. Besides, Field Investigation Management System, the custom mobile app, is also created for Android devices to collect the hillside information of case number, district number, coordinates of the reported location, hillside variation images, topographic maps, etc.

 

Serving as a geospatial data gateway, Taipei Hillside Remote Sensing Management System for Reporting and Querying shows the location of destructed hillside through satellite image analysis. Afterwards, the reported location data can be sent to investigators’ mobile devices over the Internet for further investigation data and photo updates more effectively.

 

In the next phase, the system aims to establish a map website using SuperGIS Server, the enterprise server GIS software, to ensure all the reported cases could be well integrated and displayed on maps and the environmental condition in each mountain could be effortlessly obtained for better preservation, saving the loss and reducing disaster damage.

  

More information about the application story, please visit http://www.supergeotek.com/Library_2_201307.aspx

 

More product information about SuperGIS Server, please visit http://www.supergeotek.com/LandingPage_SGS3.1a.aspx

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About Supergeo

 

Supergeo Technologies Inc. is a leading global provider of GIS software and solutions. Since the establishment, Supergeo has been dedicated to providing state-of-the-art geospatial technologies and comprehensive services for customers around the world. It is our vision to help users utilize geospatial technologies to create a better world.

 

Supergeo software and applications have been spread over the world to be the backbone of the world’s mapping and spatial analysis. Supergeo is the professional GIS vendor, providing GIS-related users with complete GIS solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms.

Avenza Releases Geographic Imager 4.3 for Adobe Photoshop

- Powerful geospatial add-on now compatible with Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud™ -

Toronto, ON, July 8, 2013 - Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher® cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator® and the popular PDF Maps mobile app, is pleased to announce the release of Geographic Imager 4.3 for Adobe Photoshop®. This latest update includes new features and is fully compatible with the recently released Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud. New to Geographic Imager is the ability to save and quick save to the USGS DEM format. In addition, this ability extends to the Tile feature to allow creation of USGS DEM image tiles. A number of enhancements have also been made to the Geographic Imager panel tabs, including extended statistics available for DEMs and the ability to copy tab information values to the clipboard. This release continues the availability of the Geographic Imager Basic license, which provides support for the geospatial framework in Adobe Photoshop as well as limited import and export abilities at an introductory price level.

“We've been working hard on this release of Geographic Imager to closely follow the major update to Adobe Creative Cloud,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza. “While the new Creative Cloud promises new productivity and features to streamline workflows, we're also happy that Geographic Imager still proves to be a viable solution for geospatial professionals that need a solid geospatial image editing platform,“ he added. “We're excited to see how we can further expand within the new Creative Cloud platform.”

Additional Geographic Imager 4.3 features

  • Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud compatible (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Export to USGS DEM format
  • Tile DEM images to USGS DEM and grayscale GeoTIFF formats
  • Panel improvements, including new DEM statistics and ability to copy tab values to clipboard
  • Various bug fixes and user experience enhancements.

 

More about Geographic Imager for Adobe Photoshop

Geographic Imager is software for Adobe Photoshop that leverages the superior image editing capabilities of raster-based image editing software and transforms it into a powerful geospatial imagery editing tool. Work with satellite imagery, aerial photography, orthophotos, and DEMs in GeoTIFF and other major GIS image formats using Adobe Photoshop features such as transparencies, filters, and image adjustments while maintaining georeferencing and support for hundreds of coordinate systems and projections.

Geographic Imager 4.3 is immediately available and free of charge to all Geographic Imager Maintenance Program members and at US$319 for non-maintenance upgrades. New fixed licenses start at US$699. Geographic Imager Basic licenses start at US$199. Academic and volume license pricing are also available. Geographic Imager 4.3 is compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS5, CS5.1, CS6 and CC. Visit www.avenza.com/geographic-imager for more details.

More about Avenza Systems Inc.

Avenza Systems Inc. is an award-winning, privately held corporation that provides cartographers and GIS professionals with powerful software tools for making better maps and for working with spatial imagery. In addition to software offerings for Mac, Windows and Apple mobile device users, Avenza offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

For further information contact:
Tel: 416-487-5116
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.avenza.com

Supergeo to Release SuperSurv 3.1a for Improved Data Collection for Android Devices

Supergeo Technologies, the leading global provider of complete GIS software and solutions, announced that Android-powered SuperSurv 3.1a will be released with the enhanced connection of SuperGIS Server 3.1a services.

 

SuperSurv is the mobile GIS application for Android devices, which enables field surveyors to overlay layers in tablets or smart phones to collect spatial data, position with GPS, use waypoint guidance, etc. Moreover, the mobile GIS software supports global coordinate system settings, allowing users to save the collected data of point, line and polygon in SHP, GEO or KML formats for further application use.

 

Primarily leveraging the connection of SuperGIS Server 3.1a, SuperSurv 3.1a allows to access the server services and to edit feature service online to synchronize the updated feature and attribute data with server.

 

In addition, Online Map Tool will be offered to support OpenStreetMap and Google Maps as reference basemap for field surveys. To efficiently display the attribute data in different languages in other GIS applications, The code page settings will also be added into “Creating a New Layer.”

 

More information about SuperSurv 3.1, please visit: http://www.supergeotek.com/LandingPage_SS3.1.aspx

 

The free trial is available at http://www.supergeotek.com/download_6_mobile.aspx

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About Supergeo

 

Supergeo Technologies Inc. is a leading global provider of GIS software and solutions. Since the establishment, Supergeo has been dedicated to providing state-of-the-art geospatial technologies and comprehensive services for customers around the world. It is our vision to help users utilize geospatial technologies to create a better world.

 

Supergeo software and applications have been spread over the world to be the backbone of the world’s mapping and spatial analysis. Supergeo is the professional GIS vendor, providing GIS-related users with complete GIS solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms.

Public Works and Agriculture Dept., Fujairah Improves Sustainability of Infrastructure with SuperGIS Solutions

Supergeo Technologies announced that SuperGIS solutions including mobile GIS, desktop GIS, and server GIS were adopted by Fujairah Public Works and Agriculture Department, to establish a public works information system to enhance data accuracy, integration, and distribution for sustainable infrastructure programs in UAE.

 

Public works is the fundamental and first step towards a country's economic development. Fujairah Public Works and Agriculture department plans to extend the life and durability of the infrastructures using GIS technologies and further achieve a balance with regard to environmental protection and economic goals.

 

In this procurement, SuperGIS Desktop 3.1 helps the department develop a public works information system to visualize and manage spatial data for improved asset and work order management, planning, workflow, as well as greater organizational efficiency. In addition, SuperGIS Server 3.1 allows the department to deliver GIS capabilities and map services throughout the organization to increase the productivity when making crucial decisions.

 

Supergeo co-exhibited with Evolving GeoSystems at Middle East Geospatial Forum in March to widely promote SuperGIS software in the Middle East region. The two parties will continually encourage the use of GIS through product training to overcome spatial-related problems for users and gradually increase the regional market share.

 

For more information about SuperGIS GIS software please visit: http://www.supergeotek.com/products_all_product_list.aspx

 

Download free trial here http://www.supergeotek.com/download_6.aspx

 

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About Supergeo

Supergeo Technologies Inc. is a leading global provider of GIS software and solutions. Since the establishment, Supergeo has dedicated to providing state-of-the-art geospatial technologies and comprehensive services for customers around the world. It is our vision to help users utilize geospatial technologies to create a better world.

 

Supergeo software and applications have been spread over the world to be the backbone of the world’s mapping and spatial analysis. Supergeo is the professional GIS vendor, providing GIS-related users with complete GIS solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms.

Supergeo Reaches Platinum Reseller Agreement with RASA Surveying in the Philippines

Supergeo Technologies, the leading global provider of complete GIS software and solutions, partners with RASA Surveying to cooperatively promote SuperGIS software and solutions in the Philippines, helping organizations make crucial and correct decisions using GIS technologies to achieve their operational goals.  

 

Headquartered in Quezon City, Metro Manila, RASA Surveying specializes in professional geomatic engineering and GIS consulting services such as topographic surveying, global positioning surveys, boundary relocation, route alignment, hydrographic, etc. The company has greatly assisted clients in the Philippines in overcoming spatial-related problems.

 

To meet the requirement of large-scale field measurements for RASA Surveying, SuperGIS Mobile GIS solutions improve accuracy and productivity in field data collection. Moreover, the cost-effective and flexible Server GIS software allows clients to reduce the huge costs of data storage and manpower required for data maintenance and data distribution. 

 

Working in collaboration with RASA Surveying would help Supergeo foster brand awareness and provide local clients with more convenient product and service support for improving the business operation. Supergeo will co-exhibit with RASA Surveying at the 12th South East Asian Survey Congress on 18-20 June 2013 to showcase SuperGIS innovations and offer the SuperGIS application and product training sessions. Welcome to visit us during 18-20 June 2013 in Manila, Philippines!

 

More information about SuperGIS software: http://www.supergeotek.com/products_all_product_list.aspx

 

More information about RASA Surveying: http://www.rasasurvey.com/

 

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About Supergeo

Supergeo Technologies Inc. is a leading global provider of GIS software and solutions. Since the establishment, Supergeo has dedicated to providing state-of-the-art geospatial technologies and comprehensive services for customers around the world. It is our vision to help users utilize geospatial technologies to create a better world.

 

Supergeo software and applications have been spread over the world to be the backbone of the world’s mapping and spatial analysis. Supergeo is the professional GIS vendor, providing GIS-related users with complete GIS solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms.

 

Supergeo to Release SuperGIS Server 3.1a Advanced Edition

Supergeo, the leading global provider of complete GIS software and solutions, announced that SuperGIS Server 3.1a Advanced Edition will be released in Q3 2013, to support multiple extension analysts and advanced geoprocessing services.

 

SuperGIS Server 3.1a enables organizations to create, manage, integrate and publish various types of GIS services, ensuring that the spatial data, image, as well as GIS functions can be applied as GIS services in desktop, mobile, and web applications over the Internet.

 

SuperGIS Server 3.1a Value edition and Standard edition support the basic geoprocessing service and provide Mobile SDK for helping developers customize mobile applications to access SuperGIS Server services. The Advanced edition further performs built-in Spatial Analyst, Spatial Statistical Extension, Network Extension, and 3D Analyst Extension to increase more analysis capabilities.

 

Supergeo Developer Network (SGDN) provides developers with plentiful and custom sample descriptions and sample codes for JavaScript, Flex, and Silverlight. Moreover, various demonstration videos are available on Supergeo TV to instruct SuperGIS Server users to develop custom functions

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About Supergeo

 

Supergeo Technologies Inc. is a leading global provider of GIS software and solutions. Since the establishment, Supergeo has been dedicated to providing state-of-the-art geospatial technologies and comprehensive services for customers around the world. It is our vision to help users utilize geospatial technologies to create a better world.

 

Supergeo software and applications have been spread over the world to be the backbone of the world’s mapping and spatial analysis. Supergeo is the professional GIS vendor, providing GIS-related users with complete GIS solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms.

Server GIS Mashup with Reliable Statistics to Support Scientific Research

GIS technology is frequently used to examine spatial changes in social and economic development in a geographic region over time. Focusing on social sciences and humanities, the GIS Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan is responsible for undertaking basic GIS-related research, building cross-domain integration with spatiotemporal data, and creating application environment for analysis and map metaphor.

      

Taiwan population statistics contains all the census statistics from Japanese colonial era to the present. However, the traditional digital data were only presented the information with tables or records and it is difficult for the government departments and the public to access the temporal and spatial distribution of demographic data across Taiwan’s districts.

 

To fulfill the needs of research applications, the GIS Center, Academia Sinica developed a GIS system statistical graphics which performs statistical data integration, map display, and management functions to conduct diverse scientific research such as Health Care and Environment Change, Socio-economic conditions, Historical Population, etc.

 

In addition to achieving seamless spatial data integration, the GIS platform helps update and manage the Taiwan's historically demographical data with the Socio-economic indicator data, allowing users to easily find the hidden information of spatial distribution. Furthermore, the portal website offers URL of map websites in Statistical GIS that enables users to easily utilize website functions to carry out GIS applications.

 

In the project, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 was used to build statistical data table and fill Metadata into the database. SuperGIS Server allows to publish common-used Taiwan map as map services, to integrate statistics, and to display the results on map website with layering tinting. The map website provides users with statistics querying and georeferencing functions to quickly receive needed historical data.

 

Serving as the powerful gateway, the GIS platform allows users to query Taiwan’s population research for academic research and general educational use. The GIS system also added interactive functions to enhance operational efficiency of the system and respond to the growing system demand. As a result, users are able to accurately identify relation between statistics data and spatial distribution through spatiotemporal visualization.

  

Using Web Maps in Android-powered SuperSurv 3.1

Supergeo Technologies, the leading global provider of complete GIS software and solutions, announced that SuperSurv 3.1, the latest mobile GIS software for Android devices, supports the use of Web Maps as Basemap to complete efficient data collection with OpenStreetMap.

 

Integrating with GIS and GPS technologies, SuperSurv 3.1 performs accurate data collection, real-time positioning, map display, and the waypoint tool. Through working with GPS, SuperSurv 3.1 allows field surveyors to collect data of point, polyline, and polygon, as well as recording and managing waypoint and GPS tracklog.

 

With SuperSurv 3.1, surveyors are able to display basemap in different types, collect spatial data with basemap from different sources, and apply the pre-generated map (cache map) or the map service published by SuperGIS Server as basemap to their mapping applications.

 

Besides, the customizable project file allows easy connection with OpenStreetMap to enhance the efficiency of data collection without generating cache map or accessing SuperGIS Server service. The customized project file (SuperSurv Online Map Tool) and the usage instruction are available on SGDN website.

 

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About Supergeo

 

Supergeo Technologies Inc. is a leading global provider of GIS software and solutions. Since the establishment, Supergeo has been dedicated to providing state-of-the-art geospatial technologies and comprehensive services for customers around the world. It is our vision to help users utilize geospatial technologies to create a better world.

 

Supergeo software and applications have been spread over the world to be the backbone of the world’s mapping and spatial analysis. Supergeo is the professional GIS vendor, providing GIS-related users with complete GIS solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms.

Supergeo Extends Partnership with Geoconnect to Promote SuperGIS in Oceania

SupergeoA, the leading global provider of complete GIS software and solutions, renews the business contract with Geoconnect, to collaboratively promote SuperGIS software and services in Australia and New Zealand. This new partnership agreement will encourage a closer cooperation between the two parties, and therefore make SuperGIS GIS solutions more accessible to local users with spatial application needs.     

 

Headquartered in Victoria, Australia, Geoconnect is the leading GIS software and hardware supplier who offers GPS, GNNS, rugged computers, and GIS software to help surveyors precisely carry out surveying and efficiently collect field data. Moreover, the company also provides equipment planning and asset management services for industries.

 

The main clientele of Geoconnect is from utilities, mining, natural sciences and environment, public safety, etc. “Featuring the easy-to-use user interface, powerful GIS functions, and reasonable pricing, the SuperGIS mobile and desktop GIS solutions could help local governments and enterprises greatly save the operational cost and increase the productivity”, the company announced after a comprehensive software evaluation. Geoconnect is confident of the future sales in the local GIS market.

 

As the global geospatial industry grows steadily year by year, Geoconnect plans to conduct more promotional campaigns which aim to market the latest SuperGIS innovations and successful GIS applications to the target users via its distribution channels. By working in collaboration with Geoconnect, Supergeo hopes to achieve new market penetration in the Oceanian market.

 

More information of Geoconnect, please visit http://geoconnect.com.au/

 

More information about SuperGIS software, please visit http://www.supergeotek.com/products_all_product_list.aspx

 

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About Supergeo

Supergeo Technologies Inc. is a leading global provider of GIS software and solutions. Since the establishment, Supergeo has dedicated to providing state-of-the-art geospatial technologies and comprehensive services for customers around the world. It is our vision to help users utilize geospatial technologies to create a better world.

 

Supergeo software and applications have been spread over the world to be the backbone of the world’s mapping and spatial analysis. Supergeo is the professional GIS vendor, providing GIS-related users with complete GIS solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms.

Avenza and Red Geographics Release New MAPublisher Tutorial Videos

- New high-quality MAPublisher tutorial videos available now -

Toronto, ON, May 29, 2013 - Avenza Systems Inc., producers of the PDF Maps app for iOS and geospatial plugins for Adobe Creative Suite, including Geographic Imager for Adobe Photoshop, and Red Geographics, a cartography, training, and consulting company based in The Netherlands, are pleased to announce the release of a complete set of MAPublisher tutorial videos. The tutorial videos, offered in English only, contain more than four hours of content and are divided into 11 sessions, ranging in length from 15 to 45 minutes. The sessions cover MAPublisher fundamentals and advanced features including map theme styling, geoprocessing, and exporting data to formats such as geospatial PDF.

“We have revised the MAPublisher tutorial videos to include new content and features while maintaining a high-quality level of instruction, comparable to that of an in-class session. We're excited that users will now have another training resource to use and work through at their own pace and repeat if necessary”, said Hans van der Maarel, owner of Red Geographics. “These videos will be a great asset for beginner MAPublisher users as well as experienced users who want to refresh their skills”, he added. “Red Geographics continues to be a leader in MAPublisher training and these high-quality instructional videos demonstrate their level of commitment and professionalism”, said Ted Florence, President of Avenza. “The instructional content of these videos provide the perfect self-learning environment and is bound to turn anyone into a MAPublisher expert very quickly”, he added.

The complete MAPublisher training video set is available immediately at US$129 from Avenza and Red Geographics, with a US$30 discount being offered to MAPublisher Maintenance Program members. The videos are also available from Avenza resellers. Delivery is via download only. Visit www.avenza.com/mapublisher-training-videos for more details.

More about MAPublisher for Adobe Illustrator

MAPublisher for Adobe Illustrator is powerful map production software for creating cartographic-quality maps from GIS data. MAPublisher tools leverage the superior graphics design capabilities of Adobe Illustrator to manipulate GIS data and to produce high-quality maps with accuracy and efficiency. Visit www.avenza.com/mapublisher for more details.

More about Avenza Systems Inc.

Avenza Systems Inc. is an award-winning, privately held corporation that provides cartographers and GIS professionals with powerful software tools to make better maps. In addition to software offerings for Mac and Windows users, Avenza offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services, as well as the PDF Maps app for purchasing and using maps on iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.

More about Red Geographics

Red Geographics, founded in 2004 and based in The Netherlands, operates in the fields of GIS, geographical data, Spatial ETL, 3D visualization and digital cartography, offers consultancy and training, performing data translation and transformation services as well as creating both 2D and 3D maps and visualizations. Red Geographics is also a distributor of software products aimed at the GIS/Cartography market. For more information, please visit www.redgeographics.com.

For further information contact: Tel: 416-487-5116
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.avenza.com

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