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Webinar Archive

An archive of the GeoSpatial Webinars that we have produced over the past several months. Please feel free to view any of the webinars listed.


  • September 16, 2014
    Developing an Aerial Image Workflow for UAVs

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    Just the facts
    Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) promise better, cheaper and more frequent data collection. Whether you are already using a drone or are considering one, join LizardTech to learn what to do with your collected image data. We'll provide an overview of the image processing workflow and discuss options for image storage and delivery.

    In this webinar you will learn:
    • Basics of georeferencing, mosaicking and orthorectifying imagery
    • Possible image outputs from imagery, including orthomosaics, DEMs and point clouds
    • Options for compressing and distributing imagery

    More details
    LizardTech is a leader in providing the fastest, easiest and most stable way to distribute compressed, high-resolution raster imagery via standard protocols, even in bandwidth-starved environments.

    This webinar is part of a broader ongoing webinar series on UAVs coordinated by Directions’ GeoSpatial Webinars. Episodes in this series cover legal and privacy aspects, UAV technology and applications, and more—look for additional UAV-related webinars throughout Fall 2014 and Spring 2015.

    Speakers
    Jon Skiffington, Director of Product Management, and Robert Parker, Sales Engineer, both from LizardTech

    Who should attend
    Anyone who captures imagery with a UAV  


  • September 04, 2014
    Learning Open Web Mapping from Start to Finish

    Just the facts

    Many GIS software professionals are interested in putting their maps online using free and open source software, but don’t know where to start. The array of available open source products can be overwhelming and the documentation fragmented, making it a challenge to integrate data, servers and clients into an efficient Web mapping architecture. Penn State University has created an online course called Open Web Mapping which covers the theory and architecture of Web mapping. The course guides students through the process of taking their raw spatial data and turning it into an interactive Web map.

    In this webinar you will learn about

    • free, open source software available for Web mapping
    • transforming raw data into interactive Web maps
    • free online access to Penn State’s Open Web Mapping lesson materials and open source Web mapping software

    More details

    Lessons in Penn State’s Open Web Mapping course offer detailed tutorials of popular open source GIS software such as QGIS, GDAL, GeoServer, TileMill, and OpenLayers. This course is intended as an open resource for the GIS community, therefore the lessons are freely visible online through a Creative Commons license.

    Speakers

    • Sterling Quinn, Instructor, John A. Dutton e-Education Institute, The Pennsylvania State University
    • Current students from Penn State’s Open Web Mapping course

    Who should attend

    Anyone interested in learning Open Web Mapping or advancing GIS skills through online learning


  • September 03, 2014
    Making Location Work for Smart Cities - the Case for Location Standards

    Just the facts

    With the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) population numbers are quickly being out-paced by the number of Internet-connected devices. This explosion in devices, many of them mobile, has resulted a corresponding explosion in location-based data.  And with over half the world’s population now living in cities, municipal services are strained.  More efficient use of city resources will require the use of location-based data in order to improve utilities management and emergency response, expand the capabilities of urban maps and help citizens and businesses achieve their goals.  Yet, without standards for communicating location information, apps and servers cannot exchange data about the locations of people, places and things. Join this webinar to learn how the smartest cities are facilitating interoperability.

    In this webinar you will learn:

    • What location information is vital in a Smart City, and why communicating location information is so problematic
    • What location standards are available, who implements them, and which standards have not yet been completed
    • What Smart Cities are doing to promote and benefit from open standards that make location information publishable, discoverable, assessable, accessible and usable

    More details

    Smart Cities encourage and in some cases mandate standard ways of encoding points, lines, polygons, 3D urban models, routes, LiDAR point clouds, and aerial images through indoor and outdoor location standards, web access standards, and sensor standards.

    Speakers

    Dr. Steve Liang, Assistant Professor, University of Calgary

    Carsten Roensdorf, Spatial Data Expert and Advisor, Ordnance Survey

    George Percivall, Chief Engineer, Open Geospatial Consortium

    Who should attend

    City planners and CIOs, companies that provide Smart City solutions, universities involved in Smart City activities


  • August 28, 2014
    HERE Traffic: Learn how big data, analytics and a high-precision map deliver accurate, actionable traffic solutions

    Just the facts

    Formerly known as NAVTEQ, HERE has a 30-year history in the industry resulting in the largest, most comprehensive global footprint, with real-time traffic data in 42 countries and historical traffic data in 81 countries. 

    In this webinar you will learn about:

    • the HERE DLR (dynamic location referencing) solution, which enables traffic reporting on the entire map
    • the powerful, state of the art HERE traffic engine and flexible delivery channels
    • the HERE Live Traffic Incident Monitoring service, which adds a human element to traffic reporting, helping to ensure high accuracy

    More details:

    HERE, a Nokia company, is a global leader in the mapping and location intelligence business. Rooted in almost three decades of experience in cartography, their vision is simple: offer the world's best maps and location experiences across multiple screens and operating systems. HERE maps can be found in four out of five in-car navigation systems in North America and Europe, and they also power mobile, web and enterprise solutions. Customers include BMW, Garmin, Toyota, Yahoo and many more.

    Speakers

    • Hitesh Desai, Director, Product Management

    Who should attend

    All geospatial, LI, LBS and related professionals who utilize map/navigation/traffic data.


  • August 27, 2014
    Operating UAVs in U.S. Airspace - the Legal Implications

     

     

     

    Just the facts

    The introduction of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or "drones,” into the U.S National Airspace System for commercial use raises a number of complex legal and policy issues. Understanding what is currently permitted is made more challenging by almost-daily reports of new court decisions, proposed regulations, possible executive orders and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approvals granted for certain restricted uses. This webinar will clarify the current status of UAVs in the United States and raise important future issues.

    In this webinar you will learn about:

    • The FAA's current policy directing the operation of UAVs for commercial purposes and the integration of UAVs within the National Airspace System
    • Privacy issues related to the commercial operation of UAVs
    • Proposed legislation that could impact commercial use of UAVs

    More details

    NOTE:  This is the first in a series relating to UAVs.  In the coming months look for additional webinars on the opportunities, threats and responsibilities of UAVs in Higher Education and on student learning experiences in courses employing UAVs.

    Speakers

    • Kevin Pomfret, Director, Center for Spatial Law and Policy
    • Joe Francica, Editor in Chief, Directions Magazine

    Who should attend

    C-level executives of geospatial and aerial surveying companies, manufacturers and operators of UAVs, lawyers representing UAV manufacturers and operators, anyone interested in UAV policy


  • June 26, 2014
    Transforming GIS - Change the Way You Map the World

    Just the facts

    With the increase in big datasets and advances in hardware, more demands are being placed on GIS professionals than ever before. Pitney Bowes introduces MapInfo Professional version 12.5 –a true 64-bit desktop GIS solution that can handle huge datasets, process faster and is easier to use.  Version 12.5 provides a new layout designer, multi-threading, faster object processing, and a fully redesigned user interface for an improved WYSIWYG user experience.

    In this webinar you will learn

    • How to improve the efficiency of your GIS tasks
    • How to create great looking maps quickly and easily
    • How to quickly generate great looking layouts for printing

    Speaker

    Tom Probert, MapInfo Professional Global Product Manager, Pitney Bowes

    Who should attend

    GIS managers, developers and analysts; CIOs; CTOs; IT VPs, managers and directors


  • June 24, 2014
    Mobile GIS Solutions for Crowdsourced Data and Real-time Database Editing

    Just the facts

    Mobile and field solutions for the iOS and Android platforms now function as an extension of the overall enterprise, and include the ability to access and create geospatial data and asset information in the field for real-time reviewing and updating.  With both cloud-based and on premise solutions from Hexagon Geospatial, users can now access powerful apps that tap into data and analytics to support specific business workflows. 

    In this webinar you will learn

    • How crowdsourced information can become accurate geospatial data
    • How to enabletablet-based field inspection and editing of enterprise geospatial data
    • How to improve business processes to utilize mobile devices, allowing users to work directly in databases without any data conversion, synchronization, or temporary data stores

    More details

    Mobile Alert is Hexagon Geospatial’s cloud-based solution for GPS-enabled smartphones and tablets.  Mobile Alert helps resource-thin government agencies, utilities and transportation authorities by providing them with a reliable, cost-effective source of actionable information.  Governments, utilities and transportation authorities can enlist the citizens in their communities to report incidents such as graffiti, illegal trash dumping, potholes, water leaks, and broken street lights or signs with Mobile Alert.

    Mobile MapWorks then enables field personnel to view and edit feature attributes and geometry and post all updates back to the GIS database in real time in the field as they fix the issues.

    Who should attend

    GIS, emergency management, local government/public works and utility company personnel


  • June 19, 2014
    Reduce Geospatial Imagery Storage Costs with an End-to-End Workflow

    Just the facts

    Satellite and multispectral imagery have reached an unprecedented level of accuracy in recent years, matched only by the unprecedented costs associated with image storage and maintenance. In this webinar, we will discuss the challenges of working with large image datasets and introduce LizardTech’s  seamless workflow for compressing and manipulating satellite and aerial images, including multispectral imagery, and rapidly delivering them to any device over any connection.


    In this webinar you will learn

    • How a simple, replicable image workflow reduces storage and maintenance costs
    • How to integrate this workflow with existing desktop and mobile GIS software
    • How end-users can benefit from consistent and standards-based image delivery

    More details

    LizardTech pioneered the MrSID image format and has more than 20 years of experience in geospatial image compression and manipulation.

    Speakers

    Jon Skiffington, Director of Product Management, LizardTech
    Robert Parker, Sales Engineer, LizardTech

    Who should attend

    GIS analysts, geospatial IT administrators, anyone who works with large imagery files


  • June 17, 2014
    Delivering Real-time Geospatial Analytics at Petabyte Scales

    Just the facts

    Real-time analytics on large volumes of geospatial data isn’t possible with traditional spatial databases. These databases weren’t designed to index and query terabytes or petabytes of complex geospatial data in real time. Organizations that manage rapidly growing volumes of geospatial data need SpaceCurve, a new big data platform optimized for spatial data. This webinar will arm you with questions to ensure that your geospatial applications can scale and grow to meet changing demands. 

    In this webinar you will learn

    • Why traditional geospatial databases can’t handle complex queries on large data volumes and highly dynamic data in real time
    • How the Internet of Things and other streaming data sources are changing the requirements for geospatial and intelligent location applications
    • What is unique about SpaceCurve’s architecture that allows it to concurrently index, manage and analyze continuously streaming geospatial data at petabyte scales
    • How customers are leveraging SpaceCurve’s platform to bring to market new products that weren’t possible previously

    Speakers

    Andrew Rogers, Founder and CEO, SpaceCurve

    Who should attend

    CTOs, VPs of development, big data architects, line of business managers and technology directors responsible for managing or designing geospatial applications and services

    Check out the SpaceCurve Technical Brief!


  • June 12, 2014
    Using Google Maps Inside Esri’s ArcGIS

    Just the facts

    Arc2Earth was designed for ArcGIS Desktop users in any industry who are seeking a bridge between ArcGIS, Google Maps and Google Maps Engine.  Arc2Earth provides a simple and cost-effective way to expand on ArcGIS functionality with unprecedented speed for map updates, easy collaboration and worldwide coverage for Google Maps.

    In this webinar you will learn how to

    • Integrate Google imagery and content into ArcGIS
    • Use secure cloud computing for fast, two-way communication and updates with Google Maps Engine
    • Publish and maintain up-to-date online maps for public consumption
    • Share map data to facilitate private collaboration across geographies, departments and/or organizations

    Speakers

    Jack Flood, Partner, Arc2Earth

    Brian Flood, Partner, Arc2Earth

    Justin Knight, Enterprise Geospatial Sales Manager, Google Maps and Google Earth

    Who should attend

    Any GIS specialist, IT manager or administrator of ArcGIS

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  • May 29, 2014
    The Location Imperative: Integrating Spatial Analysis with Major BI Platforms

    Just the facts

    Discover how actionable location information can improve your processes, performance and competitive advantage. Few business intelligence (BI) platforms offer advanced geospatial functionality, despite the fact that 80% of business data contains actionable location information.  Spatial analysis integration with BI platforms is essential for enabling greater market insight and steering business strategies in the right direction. This session includes a brief demonstration of mapping data visualization and spatial analytics within the BI environment.

    In this webinar you will learn about:

    • Challenges that hinder BI integration
    • How companies are successfully integrating spatial analysis with BI
    • New applications, capabilities and business benefits that will result from BI integration

    Speakers

    Eric Blasenheim, Technical Product Manager - Spectrum Spatial, Pitney Bowes

    Ossama Essa, Principal Solution Engineer, Pitney Bowes

    Who should attend

    GIS, IT, location intelligence (LI) and BI managers, developers and analysts; CIOs/CTOs/CMOs; anyone interested in integrating location data into core business processes


  • May 28, 2014
    ArcGIS in the Cloud: Stay Connected and Current

    Just the facts

    Migrating from a legacy GIS system to a fully integrated cloud environment is no easy task. Or is it? County employees in Habersham, GA migrated to a Citrix-based “virtual” ArcGIS Desktop.  This “virtual” desktop allows county employees to access the most current product enhancements, requires less dependence on IT professionals, and enables direct edits against a hosted enterprise geodatabase.

    In this webinar you will learn

    • How Habersham County migrated from a local ArcGIS 9.3x install to a Citrix-based ArcGIS 10.2 cloud solution
    • How the new cloud environment benefits IT
    • How ArcGIS in the cloud revolutionizes the way you work

    Speakers

    Jason Harris, Chief Technical Officer, ROK Technologies

    Who should attend  

    GIS managers, CIO/CTOs, IT managers, anyone interested in migrating to ArcGIS in the cloud


  • May 27, 2014
    Addressing Geospatial Big Data Management and Distribution Challenges

    Just the facts

    Organizations increasingly face the challenge of managing massive amounts of geospatial data. As both the volume and variety of geospatial data grow, the need for effective data management grows with them. Leveraging geospatial data across large, disparate organizations is a tremendous challenge, especially when data ownership is decentralized across organizations or agencies. This webinar will showcase Hexagon Geospatial solutions for comprehensive geospatial data management and delivery across desktop, mobile and Web applications.  Hexagon’s solutions help organizations solve geospatial big data challenges, improve geospatial interoperability across agencies, and best leverage their geospatial assets.

    In this webinar you will learn

    • How effective geospatial data management can reduce IT costs and improve operational efficiency
    • How to connect users to data in a heterogeneous GIS environment
    • How flexible data delivery can improve geospatial interoperability

    Speakers

    Bruce Chaplin, Product Line Director, Hexagon Geospatial

    Who should attend

    CIOs, GIOs, GID managers, anyone who deals with geospatial big data


  • May 13, 2014
    Maximize Your Current GNSS Hand-held Device with Laser Offsets—Don’t Replace It, Enhance It!

    Just the facts

    Mobile mapping technology has come a long way. The use of laser rangefinders for field measurements and GPS offsets is increasing every day. Organizations seeking to capitalize on this growing trend must consider certain key factors when determining the best solution for laser-based field measurements and mapping, especially if the user wants to integrate with existing equipment and software.  Experts from Laser Technology, Inc. (LTI) will offer guidance, weighing in on all the key factors when considering a laser offset solution.  LTI developed the first hand-held reflectorless total station and has been successfully integrating tilt and compass sensors into lasers ever since.  It’s all about 3-D measurement and offset mapping that are affordable and achievable with a high rate of consistency and repeatability. 

    In this webinar you will learn

    • Accuracy tolerances with field measurement tools
    • Total cost of ownership and training to enhance your mobile mapping system
    • Current equipment and software compatibility
    • Workflow efficiency, level of portability and overall user experience

    More details

    For 28 years, LTI has been a pioneer in the laser measurement industry, from its 1986 entry into the industry with a laser used to measure in-flight distances between planes, to a laser NASA uses in space, to recreational rangefinders used by golfers and hunters around the world.  LTI’s original hand-held reflectorless total station changed GIS mapping and its most recent pocket-sized laser with a 3-axis compass has improved field measurement gathering for professionals. LTI manufactures the TruPulse, by far the most popular hand-held laser rangefinder series used by tens of thousands of professionals all over the world.

    Speakers

    Paul Adkins, Marketing Communications Manager, Laser Technology, Inc.

    Derrick Reish, Sr. Professional Measurement Product Manager, Laser Technology, Inc.

    Who should attend

    GIS managers, specialists, field technicians and anyone who uses hand-held devices for field measurement


  • May 06, 2014
    Learn How Customers Are Experiencing 300x Performance Gains with Oracle Spatial and Graph

    Just the facts

    Nick Salem of Neustar and Steve Pierce of Think Huddle share their realized performance benchmarks using Oracle Spatial and Graph.  With the Oracle Spatial and Graph option of Database 12c, customers can address the largest geospatial workloads and experience performance increases of 50 to 300 times for common vector analysis operations.  With just a small set of configuration changes – and no changes to application code – applications can realize these significant performance improvements.  In addition, new parallel capabilities enable raster operations that are hundreds of times faster using parallel hardware architectures. 

    In this webinar you will

    • Hear performance benchmark results from Oracle Spatial and Graph customers
    • Learn about Oracle Spatial and Graph performance features for both vector and raster operations in the Database 12c release
    • Learn how engineered systems deliver parallelism and massive processing power to Oracle Spatial and Graph systems
    • Learn tips for accelerating performance and running benchmarks with your own applications on your own systems

    More details

    Experts from Oracle, Neustar and Think Huddle will share benchmark results for Oracle Spatial and Graph in the Database 12c release for functions such as:

    • Commonly used vector operations-- aggregation, distance and containment operations
    • Geocoding using parallelism
    • Raster operations using parallelism

    Neustar provides a comprehensive GIS cloud-based analytics platform for telecom, finance, media and retail organizations.   Think Huddle is a provider of Oracle Spatial and Graph, MapViewer, Database and BI consulting services to government, utilities and private sector organizations.

    Speakers

    Jim Steiner, Vice President, Oracle
    Nick Salem, Distinguished Engineer, Neustar
    Steve Pierce, CEO, Think Huddle
     

    Who should attend

    CIOs; IT directors; GIS, location and spatial analytics professionals interested in improving enterprise spatial performance 


  • April 23, 2014
    City of Toronto Enhances Public Safety Using Real-time Big Data and Map Rendering with Oracle and AGSI

     

    Just the facts

    As government budgets tighten, law enforcement organizations are looking for technologies which allow them to more quickly identify and respond to public safety threats. Using Oracle Database and Oracle MapViewer, the City of Toronto Police Services worked with Angus GeoSolutions Inc. (AGSI) to leverage Go360 Social Media Edition software to search, review and map social media traffic in real time. By mapping this streaming content, public safety officials can more quickly isolate, identify and respond to incidents, thereby enhancing public safety.

    In this webinar you will learn

    • How to collect big data, like social media, and geotag it for mapping
    • How to map geotagged data to quickly identify incidents
    • How to search geotagged data for research and analysis

    More details

    Attendees will see a demo of AGSI’s Go360 Public Safety & Security Suite used by Toronto Police Services to search all publicly posted messages from organizations such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr and others.  The Go360 platform uses the latest HTML5 capabilities of MapViewer.  The platform maps the location of messages sent and identifies the senders. Safety officials can use the data collected to help solve crimes, as evidence in court, to identify potential witnesses, or respond to natural disasters and other emergencies. This unique solution was recently used by all New York area police agencies for monitoring social media feeds to assist in responding to incidents “live” at the Super Bowl. It is also currently used throughout the Caribbean to ensure safety for tourists visiting the islands.

    Speakers

    Michael Jander, Chief Security Officer, AGSI
    Carol Palmer, Principal Product Manager, Oracle MapViewer

    Who should attend

    CIOs, IT directors, programs managers, chiefs of police, and any government officials who need to quickly identify and respond to public safety threats


  • April 22, 2014
    Cloud-based Mobile Solutions

     

    Overview
    Since the beginning almost all of state government departments wanted a mechanism to go to the field to verify/capture their assets/resources/data to confirm the authenticity, correctness and existence. In fact the field visits and/or verification are integral part of any department. Unfortunately most of the enterprise solutions thus far prevalent in market grossly ignored this part of the workflow. Or did not see it as part of their workflow. Thus the departments had to carry out this part of workflow disparately. However, with the advent of smartphones and tablet and its dependent technologies, more and more departments want the field visits/verification/capture to be integral part of their enterprise GIS workflow. They want a seamless experience, wherein, going to the field for data/information collection does not require any further import/ETL operation separately. Further governments and enterprises are looking at citizen’s inputs/feedback directly from the field with photos and videos as evidence. In some cases, departments are willing to give the employees the option to bring their own devices to capture the necessary data in the field. In this webinar we’ll look how Intergraph Mobile technologies cater to these changing needs of the market and how it helps enterprises/governments to integrate the mobile workflow seamlessly in to their existing enterprise GIS workflows.

    Speakers
    Vince Smith, Executive Consultant for Geospatial Mobile at Hexagon Geospatial
    Vishnu Boorla, Manager Technical Services – Enterprise Solutions at Intergraph SG&I


    Who should attend?
    Municipal Corporations
    Public Work Department
    GIS Companies
    Consultants
    Development Authority
    Homeland Security
    Institutions/Academia
     


  • March 26, 2014
    Learn How Quality Addresses Drive Precision Geocoding

    Just the facts

    The accuracy of the underlying data determines whether a location intelligence application sinks or swims. Addresses and geocodes are critical parts of the process, and we will show how Loqate will make the geocoding process faster, better and more accurate.

    In this webinar you will learn

    • About the Loqate Engine’s Register, Verify and Geocode modules
    • How the Loqate Engine and Global Knowledge Repository can be integrated for global address and geocode coverage
    • Examples of how the accurate use of location drives revenue, improves profit and reduces waste

    More details

    Loqate, the definitive source of everything location, can power your applications with a combination of address capture, verification and geocoding – all for 240+ countries. Loqate has become the single global source for high quality, accurate location information. The company sells its products as components that are leveraged by software vendors, service providers and systems integrators. Loqate has a network of partners and resellers around the globe.

    Speakers

    Elie Challita, Product Manager, Loqate

    Katy Hammond, Senior Channel Manager, Loqate

    Lester Pierre, Chairman, Wall Street Network

    Who should attend

    GIS managers and analysts, anyone who uses location to improve organizational processes, anyone who needs accurate global addresses and geocoding


  • March 25, 2014
    Combining Google Maps and Google Search to Empower Decision Making

    Just the facts

    Employees spend a significant amount of time looking for information from a wide variety of sources and then interpreting that information; and that information is often retrieved from different data stores, slowing down the decision-making process.  Join Google and its partner, Thermopylae, to learn how to empower your teams with fast, relevant search results returned on a map. By combining two familiar, easy-to-use tools from Google -- search and maps -- organizations can provide valuable context to support more effective decision making by your employees.

    In this webinar you will learn

    • How to combine Google Search and Google Maps to deliver a powerful decision-making tool
    • How applications can work for law enforcement, human services and transportation agencies
    • How search results delivered on a map provide the necessary geospatial context to support decision making

    Speakers

    John-Isaac Clark, Chief Innovation Officer, Thermopylae Sciences + Technology
    Eliot Danner, Search Architect, Google

    Who should attend

    CIOs, IT directors, program managers, chiefs of police, fire and transportation departments, heads of human services departments, and anyone involved in improving department decision making processes


  • March 20, 2014
    Unlocking the Power of Location in Big Data:  Three simple steps to real-time location intelligence

    Just the facts

    Progressive organizations in Canada are increasingly relying on location intelligence to unlock value and gain insights from Big Data. With over 80% of data containing a location component, knowing how to qualify, manage and make sense of location information is essential. Join DMTI Spatial in this webinar to understand how a simple methodology, “ICU” (I – Integrity, C – Connectivity, U - Understanding), can help unlock the power of location Big Data for Canadian organizations.

    In this webinar you will learn

    How location intelligence can help -

    • create a single uniform view of your customer
    • find prospects similar to your current customers
    • validate your customer address database integrity
    • predict and visualize your customer trends
    • discover new customer insights through data enrichment

    More details

    DMTI Spatial provides location intelligence software and data quality tools. For over two decades, DMTI has been helping customers unlock the power of location intelligence to connect, interpret, analyze, validate and model business data. We help organizations transform location information into “location economics,” which is used to predict customer behavior, provide decision support, evaluate risk and foster real-time decision making.

    Speaker

    Greg Davidson, Senior Product Manager, DMTI

    Who should attend

    Canadian business professionals, such as: Managers and analysts responsible for business intelligence, predicative analytics, geocoding, location intelligence or data quality


  • March 18, 2014
    MOOCs, Maps, and the Geospatial Revolution - Sharing the digital classroom with 48,000 students

    Just the facts

    Last year saw the emergence of the first Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) focused on geospatial topics. Developed at Penn State, Maps and the Geospatial Revolution enrolled over 48,000 students from 150+ countries.  In addition to offering a new (free) way to access skills and knowledge, MOOCs also change how students engage with educators and course materials.

    In this webinar you will learn

    • how MOOCs differ from other forms of education
    • what MOOCs can offer geospatial professionals
    • how MOOCs challenge the traditional role of the geospatial educator

    More details

    Maps and the Geospatial Revolution, taught on the Coursera platform, was one of the first experiments in this new form of distance education. Class participants generated thousands of maps and nearly 100,000 forum posts in the five-week-long class session.

    In this presentation, you'll hear about the challenges of trying to teach the fundamentals of the geospatial discipline to so many people at once. You’ll discover what distinguishes MOOCs from other forms of digital education, and learn what MOOCs offer to geospatial professionals who are looking to gain new skills and knowledge.

    Speakers

    Anthony Robinson, Lead Faculty for Online Geospatial Education, Penn State University

    Adena Schutzberg, Executive Editor, Directions Magazine

    Who should attend

    Geospatial educators, prospective online geospatial students and anyone interested in MOOCs


  • March 12, 2014
    Learn How to Distribute Hi-Res Raster Imagery Fast

     

    Just the facts

    High resolution raster imagery can pose distribution problems, especially in the emerging cloud-served data environment.  Files are large and bandwidth to devices, especially in mobile settings, can vary.  However, publishing compressed imagery doesn’t have to be slow.  Learn how hi-res imagery can be distributed and viewed quickly using LizardTech’s Express Server 9 with ExpressZip.

    In this webinar you will learn

    • how LizardTech’s Express Server 9 serves out high resolution imagery quickly.
    • how to create a workflow between LizardTech’s Express Server 9 and Esri’s ArcGIS Desktop, Server, and Online
    • how to serve out compressed imagery to any device or application via the completely customizable ExpressZip Web viewer

    More details

    LizardTech is a leader in providing the fastest, easiest and most stable way to distribute compressed, high-resolution raster imagery via standard protocols, even in bandwidth-starved environments. Support for MrSID, JPEG 2000, NITF and Geospatial PDF formats ensures the highest visual quality regardless of connection speed.  Since 1992, LizardTech has delivered state-of-the-art software products for managing and distributing massive, high-resolution geospatial data such as aerial and satellite imagery and LiDAR data.

    Speakers

    Jon Skiffington, Director of Product Management, LizardTech

    Robert Parker, Sales Engineer, LizardTech

    Who should attend

    GIS managers, GIS coordinators, IT managers and directors who regularly use high-resolution imagery


  • March 05, 2014
    Learn about GeoPackage:  A New OGC Standard for Mobile App Development
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    GeoPackage is an open standard that provides mainstream application developers an easy mechanism for accessing geospatial data in a format that can be used directly by mobile devices such as smartphones.  GeoPackage is based on SQLite. This webinar will provide an overview of the applications and resources for developers who want to utilize the new standard.
     
    In this webinar you will learn
     
    • How GeoPackage lets application developers of lightweight mobile apps tap into a mix of powerful cloud-based location services  and data
    • How GeoPackage works in situations where Internet access is intermittent or disconnected entirely
    • How GeoPackage is useful for applications in mobile workforce data capture, providing information during an emergency event
    • How GeoPackage APIs increase cross-platform interoperability of apps and Web services in a mobile environment
     
    More details 
     
    Officials involved with public safety, public works, transportation and disaster management know that limited network access or network failure compromise access to mission-critical map data. And when the network is not reliable, map data must be loaded and stored on mobile devices. Often, existing GIS and mapping applications rely on unique, proprietary and expensive map data solutions that don’t support sharing across organizations.  GeoPackage helps solve these problems.  Developers who are not geospatial experts can implement this standard to provide government agencies with inexpensive and innovative location information solutions.  The OGC GeoPackage standard can also help government IT managers save money and time by providing their stakeholders with improved capabilities for sharing geospatial data.
     
    Speakers
     
    Jeff Harrison, President, CEO and Founder, The Carbon Project
    Frank Suykens, CTO, Luciad
    Marten Hogeweg, Esri
     
    Who should attend 
     
    Government officials who specify requirements for location solutions, and the providers who develop those solutions

  • February 20, 2014
    Learn the Best Practices for a Successful Webinar from the Directions’ Professionals

    Just the Facts

    Are you considering an online, “live” webinar event for your business?  Join us for this informative webinar on “how we, at Directions Magazine, do it!”

    In this webinar you will learn

    • Success factors for producing a professional webinar
    • Pain points and ‘gotchas’ of webinars
    • Where webinars fit in your marketing campaign
    • The return on investment of webinars

    More details

    Directions Magazine has successfully produced over 250 webinars. We have established a model that works time and again for our key clients like Oracle, Google, Esri, and many others.  And we are driven to serve our advertisers by bringing them broad exposure through our worldwide reach. Join us for a session on our best practices and learn the secrets of a professional webinar production.

    Additional Incentive

    All attendees received a 10% discount on a webinar produced for you by Directions Magazine.

    Speakers

    Joe Francica, Editor in Chief and Vice Publisher, Directions Magazine

    Barbaree Duke, Executive Webinar Producer, Directions Magazine

    Wes Stroh, Executive Editor and Associate Publisher, Directions Magazine

    Who should attend

    Marketing and sales managers with responsibility for new sales leads and successful campaign management.

     

     

     

     


  • January 23, 2014
    Managing and Exposing Structured and Unstructured Metadata/Content Using Open Standards

     

     

    Just the facts

    In today’s environment, it is more important that organizations make their information discoverable and accessible. Managing unstructured and structured content can pose a major challenge. Compusult will provide an overview and demonstration of the latest version of its Meta Manager software. Meta Manager is a solution that can connect your existing data to Open Data government portal environments. Using Meta Manager you can now get entire unstructured or structured collections of data online and discoverable in a matter of hours rather than weeks or months.

    In this webinar you will learn

    • How easy it can be to manage and expose your data to Open Data or other standards-based portals without having to convert or manually create your metadata, and ensure it complies with standards
    • How to take unstructured data and catalog it
    • How to utilize the right amount of metadata when exposing your digital assets
    • How to connect your information and content using Meta Manager to the CKAN open source data portal software. CKAN is the portal software used in many government-based open data portals, such as data.gov, data.gc.ca and data.gov.uk.

    More details

    Meta Manager is a cost-effective solution for metadata management for both structured and unstructured data. It supports exposing metadata contained within relational database management systems by mapping metadata attributes to a metadata standard. For unstructured data, Meta Manager will crawl directory systems, detect files, and automatically extract the metadata for search, discovery and access purposes. The tool also provides the ability to manually enter metadata. Meta Manager uses a number of international standards such OGC Catalog Services for the Web (CSW), ISO 19115, Dublin Core, etc.

    Speakers

    Larry Bouzane, Chief Technology Officer, Compusult Limited
    Ron Fresne, Vice President, Technology Innovation, Compusult Systems Inc.

    Who should attend

    Government agencies and departments required to expose their data and make it discoverable


  • January 15, 2014
    Learn How Simple Field Inspections Can Be with an iOS Application

     

     

    Just the facts

    Many problems arise when doing field inspections using paper forms or calling them in by phone. Having the right communications tool will increase efficiency, enhance value to customers and reduce the cost of wasted time. Meet the demand for mobile, user-friendly applications for field inspection with a new, native iPad application. Join us as Randolph Electric Membership Corporation in North Carolina demonstrates how it is utilizing a Simple iOS native application built by GISbiz for doing field inspection of its assets.

    In this webinar you will learn

    • How field inspection applications can be used on- or offline
    • How customized tools can make your field work much more productive
    • How to expand and mobilize your workforce

    More details

    GISbiz is a software solutions company specializing in geospatial applications. GISbiz offers mobile, web and desktop software solutions to utilities, government agencies and commercial organizations by utilizing the latest technologies from Apple, Microsoft, Google, Oracle and Esri.

     

     

     

    Speakers

    Dennis Mabe, Vice President of Operations, Randolph Electric Membership Corporation
    Brandon Fyffe, Business Development, GISbiz
    Babu Krishnasamy, CEO/President, GISbiz

    Who should attend

    Utilities, operations, engineering, GIS and IT professionals


  • December 12, 2013
    Travel Smart with Real-time Traffic Information Built on Google Maps

     

    Just the facts

    Learn how Google Maps is a great solution to visualize transportation data and support mobile access. An average of one million vehicles cross the border of western New York State and southern Ontario, Canada every month. Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition (NITTEC) created a multilayered map to improve traffic mobility and safety. Vacationers and commuters in the Niagara Falls area can see any traffic and road issues that might stand in their way and make smart travel choices. Built with Google Maps, this application takes a complex mix of data from local, state and federal agencies and gives drivers a single view of their trip.

    In this webinar you will learn

    • How NITTEC integrates a wealth of data from over 30 agencies in two countries and publishes them via Google Maps API, helping the public make smart travel choices
    • How to make real-time traffic data easily accessible to the public
    • How you can leverage Google Maps API and Google Transit data to provide better transportation services

    Speakers

    Athena Hutchins, Executive Director, NITTEC

    Google Geospatial Team

     

    Who should attend

    Transportation industry and government transportation agencies


  • December 10, 2013
    Applications and Benefits of Mobile Geofencing in Telecommunications

     

    Just the facts

    Mobile-service telecoms have vast data on customer whereabouts via the smartphones and other devices they use. Join us for a look at the different types of data that are available, and how geofencing tactics can be used to improve the telecom customer experience. Find out how and why providers are setting up virtual perimeters for geographic areas to identify people traveling through these key areas. Geofencing + big data = insight and opportunity for telecoms.

    In this webinar you will learn

    Location-based geofencing applications for discussion include:

    • Network Optimization
    • Social Networking
    • Roaming Control
    • Usage Anomalies
    • Opt-In Marketing
    • e911

    Key takeaways

    Discover how precision reverse geocoding technology can be used to provide the immediacy, accuracy and coverage needed to optimize geofencing initiatives and improve the telecom customer experience.


    Speakers

    Vedat Kaplan, Telecom Business Solutions Architect

    Who should attend

    Telecommunications and GIS professionals


  • November 27, 2013
    Specifications and Quality Control for Airborne LiDAR Survey
    The coming years are going to witness a multifold increase in airborne LiDAR data capture in India and sub-continent, as these data are highly useful for infrastructure projects and disaster management.  However, in view of non-availability of any LiDAR data standards in India, and in this part of the world in general, any project involving LiDAR may result in confusion and uncertainty among clients and vendors collecting data.    There are a few attempts to develop these standards around the world but still the universally agreeable or applicable standards are missing. 
     
    This talk will focus on the current work being done by the presenter under the umbrella of Department of Science and Technology in India to arrive at a set of standards for LiDAR data capture and processing.  The talk will cover the need of such standards, status of standards internationally and nationally, standards for pre, during and post-flight activities including the standards for quality control and data processing.  The talk will be directly useful for the users who are planning to publish tenders for LiDAR data capture and to vendors who plan to procure data, as both parties should be on the same page for successful execution of the project.  Availability of such standards also pave the way for generation of a national DEM, where LiDAR data of a minimum acceptable quality are warranted. 
     
    Speaker
     
    Dr. Bharat Lohani, Dept of Civil Engg., Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
     
    About Dr. Bharat Lohani
     
    Dr. Lohani is an Associate Professor in the Dept of Civil Engineering at IIT Kanpur, a premier engineering institution in India. His research interest includes LiDAR data capture and processing for various applications ranging from infrastructure to archaeology. 
     

  • November 21, 2013
    Overcoming the Barriers to Productive GNSS-based Field Data Collection

     

    Just the facts

    Today, more than ever, organizations need to be as productive as possible to minimize field data collections costs, while maintaining the quality and integrity of the collected data. Whether you’re collecting information on public assets, performing environmental inspections, maintaining infrastructure, or engaging in other field data collection activities, costs are always a primary consideration. This webinar describes how Trimble’s field data solutions harness the power of remote positioning and satellite shadow reduction technologies and workflows to drive improved field productivity.

    In this webinar you will learn:

    • The hidden costs and barriers to efficient GNSS-based field data collection
    • How these pitfalls are a challenge to effective data collection and are lowering the value of your data
    • Top things to consider when evaluating new field equipment purchases
    • Trimble’s solutions to these problems

    More details

    By leveraging remote positioning and satellite shadow reduction data collection techniques, utility mapping professionals, municipal governments and natural resource managers can expect predictable improvements in field productivity by eliminating inefficiencies of field data collection every day. With the Trimble Geo 7X and Flightwave™ remote positioning technology users have the ability to eliminate the physical barriers to field success. Also, with Trimble Floodlight™ technology users can be productive in even the most challenging GNSS environments. In conjunction with Trimble field and office software support, the Geo 7X provides greater flexibility and enhanced data collection productivity in difficult physical and challenging GNSS environments.

    Speakers

    Gareth Gibson, Product Manager, Trimble

    Peter McIntosh, Software Market Manager, Trimble

    Who should attend

    Anyone directly involved in managing or using field data collection devices or applications


  • November 19, 2013
    Going Ground to Cloud: Migrating Data and Managing End-points with Google Maps Engine

     

    Just the facts

    Google has a unique perspective of the mapping world. Google will be talking about how it's enabling migration with Safe Software FME to the cloud from GIS and line-of-business applications to take advantage of cloud-scale and Google Maps Engine. We’ll be demonstrating the technologies that enable migration to Google’s cloud service, the unique scenarios once in Google Maps Engine and how teams can work with geospatial data once it’s there.

    In this webinar you will learn:

    ●        How you can integrate Google into your enterprise architecture

    ●        How Safe Software is using ground to cloud technology

    ●        How Google can integrate simply with your existing cartography teams

    More Details

    We will also be demonstrating how to integrate Google Maps Engine into your existing GIS clients (ArcGIS Desktop and QGis).

    Speakers

    Jordan Breckenridge, Senior Product Manager, Google Maps for Business

    Dale Lutz, Vice President, Safe Software.

    Chris Moore, Chief Information Officer, City of Edmonton

    Who should attend

    Anyone managing, working with or exploring a GIS solution today and investigating what the cloud can offer.

    Sign up for :
    Public Data Program: http://goo.gl/Nwy2m4
    Google Maps Engine evaluation: http://goo.gl/Z8WVau
     
    Safe FME Beta

  • November 07, 2013
    Learn Why Accurate and Consistent Parcel Data is Critical for Land Base Optimization

     

    Just the facts

    A comprehensive parcel fabric is not only critical but required for quality land base expansion planning, development, network maintenance and servicing. Through this webinar, CoreLogic will show you how parcel data plays a critical role in land base optimization, strategies for building a land base, and how organizations combat service addressability challenges with spatially accurate and consistent parcel data. Guest speaker, Chris Hannah from Cox Communications will discuss the impact of precision geo-coding and parcel based spatial data at Cox Communications. Chris will discuss this in two scenarios; using precision geo-coding as a basis for data linkage between disparate location based datasets as well as a more traditional use in assessing the viability of service delivery to commercial business locations over terrestrial / physical networks.

    In this webinar you will learn

    • Why accurate, complete and consistent parcel data is the foundation for land base optimization
    • How the parcel fabric and address points enable you to find high-revenue opportunities for network expansion and upgrades
    • What organizations are doing to combat challenges in planning, development, network maintenance and service addressability
    • The importance of data consistency and spatial accuracy for service addressability
    • What you need to consider before making parcel data buying decisions

    Speakers

    Howard Botts, VP, Chief Scientist, CoreLogic

    Steve Egge, Sr. Sales Director, CoreLogic

    Christopher Hannah, Director of Market Planning and Business Analytics, Cox Communications’ commercial services divisions, Cox Business and Cox Media.

    Who should attend

    Decision makers at utility and telecommunications companies


  • November 06, 2013
    Setting Indian GIS ecosystem on growth path
    Systematic mapping in India is almost 250 years old. Modern Remote Sensing and GIS forays in India is just in last 35 years. Serious GIS based applications and services concept is just about 15 years old. In all these forays, India has not lagged behind in acquiring state-of-art RS and GIS technology – in forms of best satellite images (both Indian and foreign), best GIS software (most commercial foreign), positioning variety of GIS applications and services (mostly in project-mode; some openings in private sector have started) and developing the first generation of GIS cadre in the country.
     
    In fact, compared to many nations, India was an early mover in this field. But, when we NOW look at ourselves - we seem to lagging behind. What lacks our GIS eco-system and what ails it? What are the 1st generation of GIS cadre and experts leaving behind for the next generation? Our geospatial eco-system in India is not vibrant like banking, telecom, IT etc – WHY? Look at telecom, banking and other sectors – they too modernized in past 30-40 years but they have made far-impacting progress and growth for enterprises and citizens and national capability.
     
    WHAT STEPS ARE NEEDED TO SET THE GIS ECO-SYSTEM ON A GROWTH PATH? A growth that must serve two important needs – build high-quality national capability in GIS and enable India to play a leading role in the GIS global arena. This must be a strategic effort of aligning government agencies, industries and academia INTO A COMMON PATH OF GROWTH? Is this possible, and if Yes, WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.
     
    This webinars intends to DISCUSS THIS IN A  FOCUSSED MANNER, Four renowned experts of India will lead the discussions and take queries and issues from participants – who would be from government, industry professionals and academia experts. Thus, this sharing of views will enable address the core issues and hopefully trigger a debate to identify bridging-gaps in the GIS eco-system.
     
    Speakers
     
    Dr. Mukund Rao, NIAS
     
    Maj Gen R C Padhi, Additional Surveyor General & Head NGIS 
     
    Kaushik Chakraborty, Country Manager, India - Intergraph

  • November 05, 2013
    Take Field Operations to the Next Level with Real-time Dashboard and Data Collection Apps

     

     

    Just the facts

    Join us for a close look at two productivity apps that extend the reach of the ArcGIS platform.  Esri’s power couple, Collector and Operations Dashboard, provide key insight into your enterprise data and target both the field and back-office operational needs of your organization.

    In this webinar you will learn

    • How to improve the efficiency and accuracy of your field operations
    • How to conduct rapid data collection and provide seamless data integration throughout your organization
    • How to replace your existing paper-based workflows
    • How to take advantage of real-time collaboration (in both field and office environments)

    Key takeaways

    During this webinar we will discuss Esri’s strategy for these apps, provide examples of their use, and show you how to get up and running quickly.

    More details

    Monitor activities and events, track your field workforce, and assess the status and performance of your daily operations. Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS uses responsive maps and dynamic data in the form of charts, gauges, and other performance indicators that update automatically as underlying data change. Dashboard views can be shared and used by others within your organization.

    Use your iOS or Android device to collect and update information in the field, log your current location, and put the data you capture to work so you can make more informed and timely business decisions. Plan routes, generate directions, capture photos and video, and seamlessly integrate data back into your organization's GIS. Collector for ArcGIS can also be configured to tailor workflows to your specific needs.

    Speakers

    Jeff Shaner, Senior Product Manager, Esri Software Development Team

    Soloman Nimako, Senior GIS/Fire Analyst, City of Rancho Cucamonga

    Who should attend

    GIS, location and spatial analytics professionals; IT professionals; field service staff; project managers; application developers


  • October 30, 2013
    Directions Magazine India Tenders/RFP Update
    Overview
    1st edition of monthly tenders/RFP update from Directions Magazine India. It will bring to you discussion on tenders issued by government and industry in geospatial domain. Directions Magazine India Tenders and RFP’s update covers tenders on GIS, mapping, surveying, cartography, photogrammetry, LiDAR survey etc.
     
    In this webinar you will participate in discussion on the
    Ongoing tenders in geospatial domain.
     
    Key takeaways
    Active geospatial tenders and RFP's and how to approach them. 
     
    Panelist
    Maneesh Prasad, Executive Editor, Directions Magazine India 
    Lt Col M C Verma (Retd.)
    Major General Kaliprasad Kotagal (Retd.)
     
     
     
    Who should attend
    Geospatial Professional, Students, Market Research Companies, Industry, Analysts
     
    Join us for this engaging 45-minute webinar.

  • October 29, 2013
    How to Teach with the ArcGIS Platform

     

    Just the facts 

    In this webinar, Esri's Education Team will present a framework for deploying the ArcGIS platform in higher education curricula. Leading GIS educators will discuss the framework, and will respond to audience questions and comments.

    In this webinar you will learn

    • How educators can plan to adopt ArcGIS Online for introductory GIS education
    • How ArcGIS for Desktop should be repositioned as an intermediate/advanced-level tool
    • Why programming and application development should be an essential component of GIS education

    Key Takeaway

    ArcGIS Online is a suitable tool for introductory GIS education.

    More details

    The ArcGIS system has become a platform upon which geospatial solutions are built and shared. Central to the platform is ArcGIS Online, which combines the capabilities of GIS software-as-a-service (SaaS) and a geospatial content management system. GIS educators rightly ask how the evolution of the ArcGIS platform affects the way they teach. In this webinar, Esri's Education Team will present a framework for deploying ArcGIS in higher education curricula. Leading GIS educators will discuss the framework, pose questions and discuss alternatives. 

    Speakers

    David DiBiase, Director of Education, Esri

    Diana Sinton, Executive Director and Education Committee Chairperson, UCGIS

    Vince DiNoto, Principal Investigator, GeoTech Center

    Anthony Robinson, Lead Faculty Member, Penn State Online Geospatial Education Programs

    Who should attend

    GIS educators, university IT administrators and students in higher education


  • October 23, 2013
    GIS on the Go - Bring Your Own Device

     

    Just the facts

    Embracing the broader capabilities of today’s mobile devices, Intergraph provides several pre-packaged (yet easily-tailored) mobile and field solutions that deliver applications in a thin-client setting.  With both cloud-based and on-premise solutions, users can now access powerful smart apps that tap into data and analytics to support specific business workflows. Next-generation mobile and field solutions from Intergraph now function as an extension of the overall enterprise, and include the ability to access and create geospatial data and asset information in the field for real-time reviewing and updating.

    In this webinar you will learn to:

    • Crowdsource important information from your citizenry with Intergraph Mobile Alert..  Mobile Alert is Intergraph’s new cloud-based solution that works on aGPS-enabled smartphone, and helps resource-thin public works agencies by providing them with a reliable, cost-effective source of actionable information.
    • Enabletablet-based field inspection and editing of enterprise GIS data with Intergraph Mobile MapWorks.  Mobile MapWorks enables field personnel to view and edit feature attributes and geometry and post all updates back to the GIS database in real time.

    Key takeaways

    • Local governments and public works departments can enlist the masses to report incidents such as graffiti, illegal trash dumping, potholes, water leaks and broken street lights or signs with Mobile Alert. Field crews can then use Mobile MapWorks in the field as they address the issues.
    • Improve business processes by redesigning workflows to utilize mobile devices that interface with legacy applications, which lets your users work directly in their database without any data conversion, synchronization or temporary data stores.

    Speakers

    Amy Zeller, Product Marketing Manager, Geospatial Server

    Vince Smith, Global Product Line Executive, GIS and Mobile

    Who should attend

    Local government GIS personnel that conduct field inspection workflows for asset management (Mobile MapWorks)

    Local government department heads that face budget constraints and need help maintaining their assets (Mobile Alert)


  • October 16, 2013
    Powering Real-time Petabyte-scale Geospatial Applications

     

    Just the facts

    Traditional geospatial databases weren’t designed to index and query hundreds of terabytes or petabytes of complex geospatial data in real time. Organizations that manage rapidly growing volumes of geospatial data need a new type of platform designed for continuous online operation.

    In this webinar you will learn:

    • Why traditional geospatial databases can’t handle complex queries on large data volumes and highly dynamic data in real time
    • What capabilities are required to concurrently index, manage and analyze continuous streams of petabyte-scale geospatial data
    • How new smart sensors, satellites, smartphones, smart cars, social media and other streaming data sources are changing the requirements for geospatial and intelligent location applications
    • What you need to consider to ensure your location applications are prepared for the future of geospatial big data

    Key takeaways

    In this session we’ll:

    • Define the data trends that are driving the requirements of future geospatial and intelligent location applications
    • Describe what you need to consider when building or expanding geospatial applications and services to ensure that your platforms can scale and grow to meet new demands
    • Arm you with the questions you need to ask when investing in geospatial platforms to meet your current and future requirements

    Speakers

    John Slitz, CEO, SpaceCurve

    Andrew Rogers, Founder and CTO, SpaceCurve

    Who should attend

    Line of business managers, technology directors and managers responsible for managing or designing geospatial applications and services


  • October 15, 2013
    Maps and Apps for Your Electric and Gas Utility

     

     

    Just the facts

    Use the power of the Esri ArcGIS platform to improve your utility. Esri GIS provides tools that find new value in your data and help you make better decisions. See how our maps and apps use the power of location to improve efficiency, safety, customer satisfaction and more. Join us to be among the first in the industry to learn how you can use these offerings to improve your utility.

     In this webinar you will learn

    • Maximizing the value of your GIS data
    • Connecting your mobile workforce
    • Managing outages more efficiently
    • Engaging with your customers

    More details

    ArcGIS for Electric and ArcGIS for Gas, two new innovative offerings for utilities, make it easier for utilities to use Esri GIS across their company. These offerings deliver ArcGIS, pre-configured for use by utilities, and include template maps and apps that solve everyday utility problems, such as damage assessment and outage reporting.
     

    Speakers

    Bill Meehan, Director of Utilities, Esri

    Pat Dolan, Technical Marketing, Esri

     

    Who should attend

    Anyone involved with electric and gas utilities management


  • October 02, 2013
    Streamlining Business Operations with ArcGIS Workflow Manager

     

    Just the facts

    GIS professionals constantly strive to track information about their projects, manage data and produce maps on time and on budget. Esri’s ArcGIS Workflow Manager helps do that by giving you the tools to organize, centralize and manage your GIS operations and integrate them into non-GIS workflows.

    In this webinar you will learn to

    • Improve user productivity by automating common activities
    • Ensure standardization and consistency across operations
    • Automate and simplify workflow management
    • Easily track workflow status
    • Seamlessly integrate your GIS and other business applications
    • Efficiently manage a dispersed workforce

    Key takeaways

    You will learn the basics of ArcGIS Workflow Manager, a solution that empowers users during all phases of your GIS project.

    Speakers

    Michael Broadbent, Product Engineer, ArcGIS Workflow Manager, Esri

    Tope Bello, Product Manager, ArcGIS Workflow Manager, Esri

    Who should attend

    GIS professionals, GIS managers, GIS supervisors, GIS analysts, CXOs, project managers


  • October 01, 2013
    Building HTML 5 Maps for the Web and Mobile Deployment for Oracle Spatial and Graph

     

    Just the facts

    Learn about Oracle Fusion Middleware MapViewer’s improved new Javascript API that allows developers to incorporate maps and spatial analysis into business applications with improved user experience and enhanced functionality.

    In this webinar you will learn

    Attendees will see a MapViewer demo and learn about the latest features, including:                

    • A Web-based spatial data editor
    • HTML 5-based API for rich client interactivity
    • Support for third-party spatial data sources via GDAL/OGRT
    • Available resources such as software downloads and sample code

    More details

    MapViewer is a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware that allows developers to incorporate maps and spatial analysis into business applications.

    Speakers

    Carol Palmer, Principal Product Manager, Oracle Spatial and Graph

    LJ Qian, Director of Software Development, Oracle

    Who should attend

    Application developers who use Oracle Database, Oracle Spatial and Graph, and Oracle Developer Tools


  • September 26, 2013
    Learn How CityEngine is Transforming Planning & Urban Design

     

    Just the facts

    Attend this webinar to see how Esri’s procedural or rule-based modeling with geospatial analysis allows design professionals to be creative and still meet sustainability goals, LEED ND and regulatory requirements for planning and urban design.

    In this webinar you will learn to

    • Transform your 2D GIS data into a smart 3D city model
    • Evaluate design scenarios for planning and urban design
    • Measure design performance with intelligent reporting
    • Share 3D models in the browser as Web scenes
    • Work with BIM data in ArcGIS and CityEngine
    • Conduct 3D analysis on city models
    • Enhance your work with upcoming features in CityEngine 2013

    Key takeaways

     Join us for a closer look at how procedural modeling can help you increase design efficiency, reduce change orders, and communicate more effectively with clients and communities.

    More details

    Today, buildings and site designs must be designed as an integral part of the urban ecosystem to be considered sustainable. Tools such as CityEngine and ArcGIS help design professionals to quantify the potential cumulative impacts of their designs--not just on neighboring sites, but on entire neighborhoods and districts. Procedural modeling techniques and spatio-temporal analytic tools enable anyone to iteratively test assumptions and view potential impacts while still in the design process. Passive and active solar potential, heat island, shadow effect, day lighting, water infiltration, wind turbidity, viewsheds and a host of other performance indicators that are crucial to assessing the quality of a design can be performed, for the first time, within a true geographic context.

    Speakers

    Geoff Taylor, 3D Solutions Engineer, Esri

    Eric Wittner, 3D Technology Evangelist, Esri

    Who should attend

    GIS professionals, city and regional planners, urban designers, landscape architects, architects, engineers, 3D enthusiasts, geodesign specialists


  • September 24, 2013
    Critical Information Management and Visual Analysis for Operational GIS

     

     

    Just the facts
     
    In this informative webinar on Trait Five: Leverage What You Have, we will explore how to put your investment in location technology to work by getting more bang for your buck. You'll see how to make your data work for you by doing the right analysis.
     
    In this webinar you will learn:
    • See examples from four different industries:
      • Insurance
      • Telecommunications
      • Banking
      • Public Safety
    • Learn:
      • Why lifestyle segmentation is a powerful, off-the-shelf approach to “knowing your customers”
      • How centralizing data access and building query tools increases operating efficiency and resource allocation
      • How augmenting your proprietary data with industry-specific information takes your analyses to the next level
    Key takeaways
     
    Getting the biggest bang for your location intelligence dollar doesn’t require a great deal of effort or expense.  We’ll show you how to capitalize on the data you already have in-house and add new dimensions to your analyses to create an overall winning solution for your organization.
     
    Speakers
     
    Diana Ketza, Solution Engineer, Pitney Bowes Software
    Jeremy Peters, Principal Consultant, Pitney Bowes
    Scott May, Assistant Vice President, US Bank
     
    Who should attend
     
    Anyone working with geospatial information to analyze a variety of data, especially lifestyle segmentation and demographic data

  • September 17, 2013
    Easy Access to Demographic Data and Geocoding Using ProDataNow

     

    Just the facts

    ProDataNow is a Web service conceived with simplicity in mind. Users select existing or custom drawn polygons on a map and receive detailed demographic data for the selected area. Attendees of this webinar will see a demonstration of TSI Mapping’s ProDataNow add-on for MapInfo Pro that provides easy access to demographic data and geocoding.

    In this webinar you will learn

    In this live demonstration of ProDataNow you will see how to:

    • Obtain secure access to the most current demographic data
    • Choose data from dozens of demographic categories containing thousands of variables
    • Choose from pre-defined reports or create and save custom reports
    • Perform spatial analysis for radius, custom polygons and “named geographies”
    • Perform cloud-based geocoding

    More details

    The ProDataNow software plug-in is $195. Pricing for the Web services follows a transactional model based on the amount of data consumed.

    Key takeaways

    Learn how the Web services are implemented from MapInfo Pro. See how quick and easy it is to access demographics and geocoding. Information on pricing options will be available.

    Speakers

    Steven Carr, President

    Carl Hugelmeyer, Director of Training and Consulting Services

    Who should attend

    MapInfo Professional users who want a better way to access data and create reports

    Join us for this engaging 30-minute webinar.


  • September 12, 2013
    Managing Data Using ArcGIS for Aviation: Airports

     

    Just the facts

    Through a live demonstration, you will learn how to leverage your investment in airport-specific GIS data to support planning and operations activities using automated analysis tools, and see how the results of your work can be shared with key airport stakeholders.

    In this webinar you will learn to

    • Manage and analyze airport data for regulatory compliance
    • Introduce efficiencies and new capabilities into the planning, maintenance and day-to-day operations of airports
    • Automate data validation using the more than 450 preconfigured checks
    • Easily create and visualize Obstruction Identification Surfaces

    Key takeaways

    This webinar will introduce an ArcGIS for Desktop solution for airport data management, quality control, visualization and analysis.

    More details

    ArcGIS for Aviation is part of the ArcGIS system to solve problems and gain efficiencies for civil, military and commercial aeronautical agencies, airports, consultants and related businesses. ArcGIS for Aviation: Airports assists airports and their consultants in managing, performing quality control and analyzing their airport data for regulatory compliance such as the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airports GIS program, EUROCONTROL's Aeronautical Data Quality (ADQ), and ICAO's Electronic Terrain and Obstacle Data (eTOD) requirements.

    The product provides a complete GIS platform including tools, templates and workflows that introduce efficiencies and new capabilities into the planning, maintenance and day-to-day operations of airports.

    Speakers

    Steve Willer, Aviation Consultant, Esri

    Who should attend

    Anyone who has an interest in the use of GIS at airports or supports airport-related industries and agencies

    Prerequisites: General knowledge of ArcGIS for Desktop and FAA Airport Advisory Circulars is recommended, but not required. 


  • September 12, 2013
    Is Low-cost GIS Attainable for Everyone?

    Low-cost GIS is attainable for everyone who uses Global Mapper. Global Mapper is a low-cost and easy-to-use desktop GIS application that offers access to an unparalleled variety of spatial datasets and provides just the right level of GIS functionality to satisfy both beginner and expert users. During this free one-hour webinar, we will explore some of the key components of Global Mapper. We will demonstrate how easy it is to create and manage your GIS data using this innovative software and show that low-cost GIS software is attainable for everyone with Global Mapper. 
     
    Specific topics include:
    - Importing data from a variety of free sources
    - Using the Digitizer Tool to create or edit features
    - Explore how the 3D Generator is used to analyze data
    - Working with analysis tools such as watershed modeling, linear profiling, and volume calculation
    - Reprojecting, converting, sharing and/or exporting data
     
    Who should attend
    Highway Professionals, Railway Professionals, Government Officials, GIS Students, GIS Educators, Utility Professionals, and anyone interested in learning more about GIS and Global Mapper.
     
    About Blue Marble Geographics
    Blue Marble Geographics of Hallowell, Maine is a leading developer and provider of software products and services for highly accurate geospatial data conversion solutions. Blue Marble is known for their coordinate conversion and file format expertise and is the developer of The Geographic Calculator, GeoCalc SDK, Global Mapper, Global Energy Mapper, and Global Mapper SDK. The company has been writing GIS software tools and solutions for over twenty years and currently serves hundreds of thousands of users worldwide. Blue Marble's geospatial data manipulation, visualization and conversion solutions are used worldwide by thousands of GIS analysts at software, oil and gas, mining, civil engineering, surveying, and technology companies, as well as governmental and university organizations. 
     
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  • September 04, 2013
    Mobile Mapping Applications with Google and Cloud Sherpas

     

     

    Just the facts

    As insurance carriers compete in an increasingly crowded marketplace, one way to differentiate the client experience is through innovation in mobile applications. Insurance organizations are moving to Google’s mapping technology to decrease loss ratio, take on appropriate risk and streamline the underwriting process.  Join us for a closer look at how Google maps can impact underwriting while keeping your customers satisfied with roadside assistance mobile applications.

    In this webinar you will learn

    Cloud Sherpas and Google will guide you through:

    • Streamlining underwriting with Google Maps
    • Increasing customer satisfaction/retention with roadside assistance mobile applications
    • Increasing customer acquisition by visualizing CRM data

    Key takeaways

    You will learn how Cloud Sherpas and Google are working together to improve visualization of CRM data and increase customer acquisition. This webinar will demonstrate how to secure a great customer experience, increase retention and improve overall client satisfaction.

    Speakers

    Kyle Williams, Geospatial Practice Lead, Cloud Sherpas

    Francisco Irao, Google Maps for Business

    Who should attend

    Anyone interested in how the insurance industry can leverage maps and geospatial technology


  • August 29, 2013
    ArcGIS Online - Transforming GIS and How You Do Your Work

     

    Just the facts

    ArcGIS Online, Esri’s open cloud platform, brings together many of the unique capabilities of desktop, server, and mobile platforms enabling you to participate in using Web GIS and all the related new capabilities. Web GIS will help your organization become more flexible and agile, and transform how your organization works – how you plan, design, evaluate and communicate.

    In this webinar you will learn

    ·         How ArcGIS Online provides the practical means to GIS and non-GIS staff to create and share rich information products (maps, apps and other geographic content)

    ·         How ArcGIS Online makes it easier to connect to desktop, server and mobile platforms

    ·         How ArcGIS Online removes departmental barriers through sharing and collaboration

    Key takeaways

    You will learn everything you need to know about the latest ArcGIS Online capabilities for mapping, visualization, mobile data collection and analysis.

    Speakers

    Paul Ross, Product Manager, ArcGIS Online

    Who should attend

    Anyone who wants to learn how ArcGIS Online improves the speed and quality of mapping, visualization and analysis


  • August 22, 2013
    Improving Community Healthcare with Google Maps

     

     

    This webinar features Georgia’s Department of Community Health and its use of GaMap2Care to better serve the community’s needs. The application, built with Google Maps, helps officials, lawmakers and the public find information about healthcare facilities, and allows state employees to monitor those facilities.
     
    GaMap2Care facilitates a variety of applications. For example, it’s extremely helpful for people with elderly relatives to easily locate the state’s 2,000 personal care homes, see how far they are from their residences, find stores, churches and other landmarks are nearby and even get a virtual tour of the neighborhood, as well as view inspection reports going back two years. Previously, facilities were listed by county in a document online, but not searchable on a map, and people had to submit an open records request to see inspection information.
     
    Just the Facts
    • GaMap2Care allows state workers to be more productive and helps the public and decision leaders make informed healthcare decisions.
    • It includes an internal application that facilitates efficiency and minimizes travel expenses by automatically scheduling dynamic, weekly teams of home-based, nursing facility surveyors based on their relative proximity to over 375 nursing facilities around the state.
    • More than 7,000 licensed healthcare facilities are on the searchable map to help people locate healthcare facilities based on specialty. This application was accepted into the National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ showcase of innovative projects.
    Speakers
    • Mary Boltwood, Senior Application Developer, Georgia Department of Community Health
    • Matt Jarrard, Deputy Division Chief/Health Planning Director, Georgia Department of Community Health
    • Scott Bridges, Consultant, Google
    Who should attend
    Anyone interested in the geospatial tools Google offers to government agencies

  • August 13, 2013
    LBS-Regulatory Framework and Business Opportunities in India
    Join us for a presentation from Rajan S. Mathews, Director General, Cellular Operators Association of India(COAI) on LBS-regulatory framework and business opportunities in India.
     
    This webinar will focus on the LBS Regulatory Framework in India and the business opportunities available. The concern of telcos in India are embedded in Equipment Security Agreement, which mandates the implementation of Location Based Infrastructure. which could cost the Indian telecom operators approximately $5 billion. According to the COAI, the new Equipment Security Agreement requires operators to maintain location information up to accuracy of 50 meters for customers specified by Security Agencies to 50 meters by 1st June 2012, and all customers by June 2014. Further, Indian Government directed all telecom operators in the country to make location of all mobile users across the country available as part of Call Data Records (CDR) by 2014. COAI feels it's a big challenge for the telecom operators to keep a record of such a massive data.
     
    In this webinar Rajan Mathews will share his views and that of the telecom operators who are an integral part of the upcoming mobile LBS market. Prior to joining COAI as DG in April 2010, Rajan served in many senior executive positions such as CEO, COO and CFO of such major companies as Telargo (a JV of NTT DoCoMo), Afghan Wireless, Call Sciences, AT&T Wireless, Birla-AT&T (now IDEA), and as a senior financial executive at Beatrice International, Columbia-Tri Star Pictures, and Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
     


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