Category Archives: Spatial IT/GIS

This choropleth map of the distribution of street trees by neighborhood in Porland, Oregon, was created in CartoDB in eight minutes, using public data.

Using CartoDB

This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series xyHt in print May 2016Above: This choropleth map of the distribution of street trees by neighborhood in Porland, Oregon, was created in CartoDB in eight minutes, using public data. From creating a map in eight minutes to creating market predictions based on streamlined analysis.  Among the...

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It’s Unstoppable and Headed Your Way

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series PangaeaFrom time to time I like to stop and think about the mission of Pangaea and explain that mission to you. My task is exposing you to new, emerging geospatial technologies. But why bother? Here’s a little analogy I thought of to help explain why...

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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...