Category Archives: Spatial IT/GIS

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GISWORX 2016

For most, work is a 9 to 5 grind that slowly eats at your core until you retire, find you have nothing to do, and get bored. Not if you work in the geospatial field though; everyday is a new adventure, and this month took me to the UAE, to be specific, Dubai for the...

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Autodesk Launches AEC Excellence Awards

Competition Expands from Infrastructure to Embrace All of AEC Since 2012 Autodesk has sponsored the “Excellence in Infrastructure” competition, recognizing the world’s best examples of the application of BIM for infrastructure projects large and small.  Based on the success of that effort, they’re pleased to announce the new AEC Excellence Awards, an expanded competition embracing...

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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

This entry is part 3 of 12 in the series xyHt in print, April 2016VDI allows you to scale your computer performance based on your current needs, with each project administered and managed through central management consoles. The geospatial industry has seen an incredible jump in the use of technology over the last 20 years;...

Possibilities in 360 Video for AEC

University Student’s Virtual Reality Startup Seeks to Bring Value to 360 Video Technology – Beyond Entertainment and into AEC You have probably already seen 360 videos – all over the place. Likely you have seen these on a YouTube, or tried a virtual reality experience by inserting your smart phone into a simple VR stereo...

ArcGIS 10.4 & QGIS 2.14

QGIS 2.14 v ArcGIS 10.4

This post almost didn’t happen. For over seven years I’ve been comparing GIS software in the hope that someone would be reading and take it upon themselves to fix a few of the issues that we all run into on a daily basis. With the new releases someone told me something, and it almost stopped...

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Web Mapping Part 3

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series xyHt in print March 2016Creating a Real Online Map In part 3 of this series (parts 1 and 2 are in the December 2015 and January 2016 issues), we build a web map using Microsoft Windows and Geoserver. We’ll be building this to run on...