Flash based GIS: FlashNavigator

FlashNavigator is a rapid development framework, used for publishing geospatial (GIS and CAD) data with Adobe Flash technology in web, desktop and mobile applications. As their website states – unlike other solutions it provides tiled vector to vector conversion of GIS and CAD files and database formats to Flash. Adobe…

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Social Explorer: Online Demographic Information

Social Explorer provides easy access to demographic information about the United States, from 1790 to present. Their online tools are aimed to help you visually analyse and understand the demography of the United States through the use of interactive maps and data reports. The free collection on the website features…

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LiDAR Scan of London in LandXplorer

The movie below details a 1 meter resolution scan of London using LiDAR (an optical remote sensing technology that measures properties of scattered light to find range and/or other information of a distant target via laser pulses, Wiki). The ability to load in the entire scan of London – some…

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Flexible Foam Display: Use for Geomorphology and GIS?

Picked up via Engadget (we know we should be doing better things with our time…) the movie below details DIS.PLAY a flexible display consisting of foam and force sensors which is deformable. The system works with the parameters position and time like other touch screens as well, but in addition…

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Punch Card GIS: The Canada Geographic Information System

The Canada Geographic Information System (CGIS) was developed in the 1950s and 1960s to assist in regulatory procedures of land-use management and resource monitoring. At that time, Canada was beginning to realize problems associated with its seemingly endless boundaries, in combination with natural resource availability. The government therefore decided to…

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Data Visualisation the Easy Way: UUorld

UUorld (pronounced “world”) is a company with mission to transform information into knowledge by providing a map-making and data-visualization tool. And despite our naturally wary view of such claims they are doing a fantastic job so far. UUorld is one of the easiest and most informative data visualisation tools we…

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GIS Timelapse for Pedestrian Movement Analysis

Tomasz Gutowski has used yesterday’s timelapse tutorial to collect and analyse data on pedestrian movement. Using the timestamps from the imagery and vector based positioning to create a density grid the results are remarkably impressive. Toms YouTube movie below provides full details: The possibilities are notable and Tom should be…

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GIS in Second Life: SIMGIS

Embedded below is an intriguing demo of GIS in Second Life, termed ‘SIMGIS’ the technology demo has been prepared for International GIS Day 2008: Three levels of detail are represented in the movie: Level 1 is a 1:42-scale bare earth terrain model with an orthoimage “satellite” photo draped over it,…

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GIS vs Google Earth vs Google Maps: Google Trends

Running GIS, Google Earth and Google Maps through Google Trends throws up some interesting results. The launches of both Google Earth and Maps are instantly noticeable with Google Earth proving by far the most popular search term. Of note is the steady decline in Google Earth with Google Maps now…

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