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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.

  • 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.


    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

    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.

    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
    Development Authority
    Homeland Security

  • 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.


    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


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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
    Just the facts
    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.
    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.


    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, and

    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.


    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.





    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


    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.


    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. 
    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.


    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).


    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:
    Google Maps Engine evaluation:
    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


    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.
    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.


    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
    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. 
    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. 


    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.


    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


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.
    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.


    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.


    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. 
    Is Low-cost GIS Attainable for Everyone from Directions Magazine on Vimeo.

  • 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.


    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.


    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.
    • 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.

  • August 08, 2013
    Learn How to Deploy Location Intelligence for CRM Systems to Enhance Sales Operations



    What you will Learn
    In this webinar, you will learn how to enhance customer relationship management (CRM) systems and sales operations with location intelligence. Sales and field service management teams will see improving sales and service results through better management of territories, lead or case assignment and visit planning and routing using a solution from Galigeo.

    Just the facts
    See a demo of Galigeo’s new product that empowers organizations to extend any CRM database with visual geographical dimensions. The integration of Galigeo's location intelligence solutions with CRM brings value by placing proximity and geography at the heart of sales and service processes.

    More specifically, Galigeo-for-CRM offers three main functionalities which will be featured in this webinar: 

    1. Visit Planning to help sales and service teams and individuals to organize their daily visit planning, increase the number of visits per day and optimize their visits with location, routing, and proximity search.
    2. Lead and Case Assignment & Routing to simplify lead assignment, reduce management overhead, shorten time to action on leads and help managers and sales reps to focus on getting the right leads to the right rep quickly.
    3. Territory Management delivers two primary sets of capabilities. First assistance in planning, designing and validating geographic and account-based territory alignments, with territory assignment integration to the CRM system. Second leveraging our location intelligence and spatial functionality to optimize sales performance with a robust set of business and spatial data analysis and visualization capabilities.

    Who should attend
    Sales managers and analysts involved in using CRM solutions should attend this 30-minute presentation on how to better leverage location intelligence to support sales operations.

  • July 25, 2013
    Smartphones as Field Devices - New Data Collection Tools/Techniques from Trimble


    Whether you’re collecting information on public assets, performing environmental inspections, maintaining infrastructure, or engaging in other field data collection activities, Trimble has news you need to hear. This webinar describes how to support a mixed-fleet of field devices like Trimble Junos, as well as iPhones and Androids, to act as data collection devices.

    Just the Facts
    For many organizations, the increased demand for geospatial information is presenting new challenges in managing the integrity and flow of field data. With more users capable of producing and consuming geospatial data, new systems are needed to standardize and simplify professional workflows. Trimble has developed TerraFlex to use smartphones for data collection in tandem with dedicated, professional devices.

    In this webinar you will learn:

    • How to create and arrange field GIS data collection projects
    • How to easily create field data collection templates that fit your needs
    • How to instantly update field personnel with the latest data and get completed field data back to the office 
    • How to support a mixed-fleet of field devices like Trimble Junos, as well as iPhones and Android phones

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

  • July 22, 2013
    Put a Map in It


    Are your geospatial analysts under-resourced and overwhelmed? Is the appetite for mapping and GIS applications growing by the day? Are your systems, processes and IT staff straining from too many discrete applications deployed around the organization? Could you benefit from automating time-consuming tasks?

    Just the Facts
    In today’s world, Enterprise GIS can only take you so far. What you need is a way to inject the power of location technology into an array of business processes across the enterprise in a centralized and cost-efficient way.

    Attendees of this webinar will learn how to use next generation geo-processing technology and process automation to massively scale your output. This third webinar in the “Six Traits of High Efficient GIS People” explores Enterprise Location Intelligence for automation and embedding location into core business processes with enterprise reach.

    In this webinar you’ll learn:

    • The benefits gained from enriching business logic and employing straight-through processing within your core business systems (CRM, ERP, BI)
    • How process standardization improves efficiency and why some aren't getting it right
    • How to achieve faster project delivery on strategic growth initiatives


    • Ahmed Abukhater, Ph.D., GISP, Global Director, Product Management, Pitney Bowes Software
    • Clarence Hempfield, MBA, CIARP, CIMP, Director, Global Product Strategy, Pitney Bowes

    Read more on the topic in Abukhater's latest blog post

    Who should attend
    Anyone who needs to understand the potential and possibilities of location-enabling an enterprise

  • July 18, 2013
    Real-time GIS with ArcGIS GeoEvent Processor for Server


    This webinar will show you how to turn live data streams into useful information and alerts.

    Key Takeaways
    ArcGIS GeoEvent Processor for Server brings live data into your organization's GIS, creating alerts when specified conditions occur—all in real-time. In this webinar, you will learn how to take live data from sources such as in-vehicle GPS systems, mobile devices, and social media and integrate these data types with your IT infrastructure and existing GIS data. You will also learn how the software continuously processes, analyzes, and generates new data streams that can be used with other products such as ArcGIS Online, Portal for ArcGIS, Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS, and ArcGIS SDKs.

    Learn how ArcGIS GeoEvent Processor:

    • Receives real-time streaming data
    • Performs continuous processing and analysis
    • Sends updates and alerts to the people who need them

    Speakers include:

    • Adam Mollenkopf, Product Lead, Esri
    • Greg Tieman, Product Engineer, Esri

    Who should attend
    Anyone interested in configuring and using real-time GIS

    General knowledge of ArcGIS for Server is recommended, but not required.

  • July 16, 2013
    Learn How Location Analytics Drives TBC Corporation (Midas, Big O Tires, Speedee) in the Retail Automotive Industry


    Understand how TBC Corporation – one of the nation's largest marketers of automotive replacement tires through a multi-channel strategy, including retail and wholesale distributors - continues to stay ahead of the curve through a combination of business smarts and spatial analytics using Alteryx.

    Just The Facts

    With over 2,700 franchise and company-operated locations operating under the brands Midas, Big O Tires, Speedee Oil Change & Auto Centers, Merchant’s Tire & Auto Centers, National Tire & Battery and Tire Kingdom, TBC uses the power of Alteryx to provide analytics insights to all levels of the organization.
    Key Takeaways
    This webinar will include a live demo of Alteryx Strategic Analytics, the platform that TBC uses to anticipate key market trends, and successfully capitalize on them at every turn. Alteryx has a rich history with spatial analytics and provides analysts with the ability to:
    • Integrate location-based and predictive analytics with demographic and firmographic data, on a single platform
    • Deploy location analytics including interactive mapping in the cloud – without IT involvement or costly licenses
    • Work with a wide variety of file formats, including SHP/MDB (ESRI), MID/MIF (MapInfo), KML (Google), and many more
    Speakers include:
    • Marcy Cautreels, Manager, Strategic Analytics, TBC Corporation
    • Dipesh Patel, Director, Product Marketing, Alteryx
    Who should attend
    This session is for both spatial experts and novices. It’s intended for anyone interested in location-based demographic analysis, franchise organizations’ use of spatial analytics, deploying spatial analytics as cloud-based applications, and/or Alteryx tools specifically.

  • June 27, 2013
    Mobile Location Based Services in India
    Join us for a presentation from Hemant Rachh on Mobile Location Based Services and the Indian market. Mobile location-based services (LBS) is slowly achieving mainstream market acceptance. The popular service categories include mapping and navigation, search and information, social networking and entertainment, recreation and fitness as well as tracking. However, mapping and navigation are the leading segment in terms of revenues and the second largest in terms of number of active users.
    The presentation will cover:
    • Market opportunity
    • State of adoption of Location Based Services in India
    • How businesses can leverage Location Based Services for competitive edge
    Hemant Rachh is Senior Manager at Vodafone India Limited. In his current role, he is responsible for managing the Machine to Machine product portfolio for Vodafone Business Services in India. His current focus includes m2m propositions, go-to-market and revenue management. Hemant specializes in product management, product marketing and go-to-market strategy.
    Prior to Vodafone, he held the position of Senior Product Manager at IMImobile where he was responsible for managing the Mobile Campaign Management and Mobile Advertising product portfolio. Earlier, he worked at Capgemini and Tata Consultancy Services where he was responsible for Enterprise Applications design and development. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics from University of Pune and MBA from NMIMS, Mumbai.

  • June 27, 2013
    Geodesign as a Methodology for Land Use Planning
    This webinar addresses how geospatial professionals can advance through Penn State course offerings that combine science with design-thinking.
    Today’s challenges in community design and natural resource conservation are far too complex for any one profession to adequately address. Problems and issues occur at multiple scales and require collaboration among diverse teams of experts and local citizens. This webinar describes the relevance of geodesign, the how and why of its application, and specifically focuses on Penn State’s program. 
    Just the facts
    Geodesign helps test the cumulative impacts of design options from the smallest locales to entire cities or regions, enabling relevant design solutions to be derived through this collaborative process. Many geospatial professionals are experienced in the extraction and creation of data, but find it harder to determine specific data usage in the messy iterative design process.  
    Penn State brings geodesign alive through courses and programs which emphasize:
    • Design-thinking - combining creativity and innovation with geospatial information through an iterative, evaluative process
    • How to apply geodesign theory to real-world, contemporary problems and have an immediate impact on professional practice
    • Critical evaluation of geodesign techniques for use in a variety of geographic scales, cultural contexts and conditions
    Peer and faculty feedback help students develop facility with the geodesign process and gain confidence to become leaders in geodesign projects.
    • Kelleann Foster, Associate Professor - Landscape Architecture, Penn State University
    • David Goldberg, Instructor - Landscape Architecture, Penn State University
    • Stephen Mainzer, Instructor - Landscape Architecture, Penn State University; Designer/Planner, Renaissance Planning Group
    • Wes Stroh, Lecturer - Online Geospatial Education, Penn State University
    • Vera Green,  MGIS student and Geomatics Analyst, ENR - FMD Fire Sciences
    Who should attend
    Anyone interested in geodesign

  • June 26, 2013
    Deep Dive: How the new MapInfo Professional v12 Helps You Work Smarter, Not Harder

    Are you constantly being bombarded with requests from your colleagues for maps and spatial analysis? Do you spend a lot of time helping other people with their mapping needs? 

    In this webinar, you will learn ways MapInfo can help you work smarter not harder by sharing your maps and data with your colleagues so they can access the information themselves, whenever they need it. We'll share a case study in which Telenor, one of the world's largest wireless telecom companies, deployed an enterprise GIS system to provide mapping to many functions in their organization without having to rely on their specialists to respond to ad-hoc mapping requests. We'll also demo many of the new features.

    Just the facts

    MapInfo Professional v12.0 includes new labeling tools for creating better-looking labels faster, improved scale bar and legend improvements, a new Quick Translator for importing and exporting data, and much more. You will also hear from the MapInfo team about the future plans for MapInfo Professional including 64-bit support, interactive layouts, and other features.


    • Rob Savage, Global Product Manager within the Location Intelligence line of business responsible for desktop products including MapInfo Professional
    • Tom Probert, EMEA Channel and SMB Marketing Manager at Pitney Bowes Software

    Who should attend

    GIS managers with responsibility for understanding how MapInfo Professional may play a role in their organizations, and business professionals who need to add location analysis to business intelligence functions. Whether you’re a GIS manager, analyst, GIS specialist or executive, this event is a great resource for what’s new with MapInfo ProfessionalV.12.

    Pitney Bowes Software is also offering a webinar series on the six traits that will help you to be a more efficient GIS professional.

  • June 20, 2013
    3D Models from Terrain to Buildings - How They’re Built and Used
    From terrain models to building models - continuing the 3D Journey.
    Building on the 3D terrain data webinar earlier this year (An Insight into 3D Terrain Data, Feb. 28), the Infotech Team resumes the “3D journey,” moving from 3D terrain data creation to 3D visualization modeling.
    Just the facts
    In this webinar, Infotech personnel will discuss the evolution of 3D modeling, presenting an overview on when 3D models came to the marketplace, and where modeling is headed. In addition, we will touch on the different data types and sources used in compilation, as well as a proven process for value-added 3D content.  
    The key takeaways will include:
    • The 3D modeling evolution 
    • Generating a 3D model and what it takes
    • Different types of models and their sources
    • Lessons learned from relevant case studies
    Speakers include Prasad Pandit, Technical Solutions Manager - Infrastructure Solutions, Autodesk, and Infotech's Drew Meren, Geospatial Engineering Specialist and Dr. Hanuman Prasad Chodagam, Geospatial SME.
    Who should attend
    CEOs, directors, managers, decision makers and technical personnel within the government, mining & exploration, oil & gas and publishing industries

  • June 19, 2013
    Location Intelligence Brazil Webcast

    In 2013, Directions Magazine and MundoGEO, the largest media and communications company in geospatial technology in Latin America, are collaborating to offer Location Intelligence Brazil to be held concurrently with the MundoGEO#Connect Conference in São Paulo.

    MundoGEO#Connect will be held June 18-20, 2013; the LI Brazil conference will be held on June 19th only as a single track event. LI Brazil will introduce the applications of geospatial technology to the business community of Brazil, one of the fastest growing markets for location-based information.

  • June 11, 2013
    Explore the Diversity of Opportunities in Geodesign Education


    Have you heard of geodesign? It is being called a collaborative, comprehensive, futures-oriented process to address critical land-based planning and design issues. Jack Dangermond, president of Esri, said, "Geodesign is a vision focusing geographic knowledge to actively and thoughtfully design." We invite you to learn more.

    • Might geodesign be in your future?
    • Are you interested in studying geodesign?
    • Perhaps your school is interested in offering geodesign education?

    This webinar should help provide answers to your questions about geodesign education.

    Join our speakers for a lively discussion of their programs and learn what kinds of options are available.

    • Northern Arizona University: Mark Manone, Assistant Professor in Department of Geography, Planning and Recreation; and Director, Geospatial Research and Information Lab – Undergraduate program
    • University of Southern California: Dr. John P. Wilson, Director, Spatial Sciences Institute, GIS Research Laboratory, and Geographic Information Science & Technology Graduate UPrograms – Undergraduate program
    • Penn State University: Kelleann Foster, Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture and Lead faculty for Geodesign Programs, The College of Arts and Architecture – Graduate certificate
    • University of Wisconsin: Doug Miskowiak, GIS Education Specialist, UW-Stevens Point, GIS Center, College of Letters & Science – Graduate certificate
    • Philadelphia University: Dr. Claudia Goetz Phillips, Director + Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture + GeoDesign, College of Architecture & the Built Environment – Graduate degree

    Who should attend
    This webinar is targeted at working professionals, recent graduates and students, as well as college educators and administrators

  • June 10, 2013
    Directions OnPoint: A Primer on TomTom’s MultiNet Enterprise

    Over the past year, TomTom has sponsored a series of webinars at Directions that have addressed a wide variety of topics and use cases. In the webinar series, we’ve heard how DOTs, other state agencies, cities, and companies like Harley-Davidson and Lender Processing Services all use TomTom data to support a wide variety of applications. Now it’s time to talk in-depth about TomTom’s flagship geocoding product, MultiNet Enterprise.

    This webinar will address:

    • Why and how MultiNet Enteprise was built
    • What is the product's optimal usage
    • The underlying data

    Just the Facts
    TomTom has returned to its roots with easy-to-use, sophisticated enterprise mapping solutions for GIS users in North America. MultiNet Enterprise offers users a compact and easily implemented set of data files perfect for those looking for optimized geocoding, fully integrated Census sources along with rich map display and basic routing attribution. This webinar will also cover the featured highlights of enhanced products specific to postal, census and address points. These products offer variations on key layers such as census and municipal boundaries as well as various postal layers.

    Selected applications:

    • Geocoding
    • Market analysis 
    • Site selection
    • Risk analysis
    • Territory management
    • Emergency response
    • Map display

    Who should attend
    Anyone needing an enterprise-focused product for geocoding and map display

    Missed the other webinars? 

    Case Study: VDOT and TomTom’s Historical Traffic Data - Wednesday, August 8, 2012

    Learn About TomTom Geospatial for Oracle: Use Cases and Experiences - Thursday, September 20, 2012

    Learn About TomTom’s Global Geocoder - Technical Overview and Business Cases - Thursday, October 18

    Learn about TomTom’s LBS Software Development Toolkit  - Tuesday, December 4, 2012

    Customizing Geodata: Case Studies from Harley-Davidson, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and more - Wednesday, December 12, 2012

    Demo: How to use TomTom’s Traffic Stats Portal to Access Historic Traffic Data - Wednesday, February 27, 2013

    San Francisco’s Presidio Parkway Redevelopment Project: Truly Integrated 3D GIS - Tuesday, April 23, 20

  • June 06, 2013
    Survey of India and Its Road Map for Spatial Data

    Join us for a conversation with Dr. Swarna Subba Rao, Surveyor General of India on Survey of India and its road map for spatial data.

    Survey of India (SoI) is the national survey and mapping organization of the country under the Department of Science & Technology. It was set up in 1767, and is the oldest scientific department of the Government of India. 
    In its assigned role as the nation's Principal Mapping Agency, SoI bears responsibility to:
    • ensure that the country's domain is explored and mapped suitably
    • provide base maps for expeditious and integrated development
    • ensure that all resources contribute with their full measure to the progress, prosperity and security of the country
    Dr. Swarna Subba Rao has served as Surveyor General of India since 2010. During his professional career at Survey of India he has handled several projects involving topographical surveys, fair mapping, photogrammetric surveys, digital cartography and GIS related activities.

  • June 06, 2013
    How Google Maps Tackles Insurance Applications - Allianz Global Assistance Case Study and Others

    Insurance companies are increasingly reliant on mapping technology to expedite claims, streamline underwriting processes, and improve customer satisfaction and retention.

    In this webinar you will learn how Google Maps can …

    1. Help to create accurate policies and quotes with minimal onsite presence
    2. Improve efficiency and productivity for a variety of insurance applications
    3. Support data modeling for insightful analyses

    Case Study
    We will feature a case study of how Allianz Global Assistance has integrated Google mapping technology to provide best-in-class service to its internal and external customers.

    Speakers include Hillary Renderman and Christopher Sierra with the Google Maps for Business group.

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

  • June 05, 2013
    OnMaps - Cloud-based Location Analytics using Oracle Spatial and Application Express

    In this webinar you will learn how OnMaps, a software-as-a-service platform for location and geo-marketing analysis, has served some of the largest companies in industry sectors such as franchising, retail, healthcare, manufacturing, food, telecommunications, financial, automotive and real estate over the past 15 years.

    Just the Facts
    • Learn about the benefits of cloud-based location analysis and geo-marketing
    • Learn how Coca-Cola, McDonalds, and Kumon use the OnMaps platform for their operations and market planning in Brazil
    • See a demo of the OnMaps platform
    • Understand the advantages of using Oracle technology (APEX, Spatial, MapViewer) in providing a secure, scalable SaaS solution
    OnMaps was re-architected in 2010 using Oracle and open-source technology. It uses Oracle Spatial and Graph for spatial data management and analysis, Application Express for reporting, Oracle FMW MapViewer for interactive map visualization, and open source technologies for modeling  and analytics. 
    Jean Ihm, Principal Product Manager, Oracle
    Valeria Duarte, Director, Geofusion
    João Daniel Palma Ramos, Planning and Research Consultant for Brazil and South America, Kumon
    Who should watch
    Anyone interested in OnMaps or Oracle technology specifically, or for anyone involved in the industries listed above

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