Category Archives: Spatial IT/GIS

mESRIsoft

More than partners, Esri and Microsoft collaborate and combine platforms to benefit their users and the public. From their CEOs, Jack Dangermond and Satya Nadella, down to the individual developers and field sellers, Esri and Microsoft work together very closely. “We are connected at almost every level to each other’s companies,” says Lea Ann Thurman,...

My First Trip to the Esri UC

No matter what flavor of GIS you roll, there is no ignoring the annual Esri user conference in San Diego. The highlight is the opening plenary session which is always given by the (co) founder of Esri, none other than Jack Dangermond.  To discuss this fully, we have to start at the beginning, which was...

Global Mapper

Global Mapper Review

Although I’ve been using GIS for more years than I can remember, until xyHt took me out to InterGeo I had never heard of Global Mapper. I thought I’d used every GIS there was; I’ve even used some that only a select few have ever heard of (StruMap anyone?). The market is saturated with GIS, and...

Arc GISPro Orth Imagery

Using Ortho Imagery (Digital Aerial) in ArcGIS Pro

The new version of Esri’s ArcGIS Pro software offers the capability to use stereo imagery, something of great use to those looking to digitize and use 3D vector data. To this end, I thought I would try bringing in some stereo aerial data to see how the process works within ArcGIS Pro. Vague Knowledge At...

The Gamification of the Geospatial Industry

Why Is It Important? With huge, sprawling maps and realistic cities now appearing in our video games, it begs the question as to how these amazing cities render so quickly, yet we geospatial experts still sit waiting for 10 minutes for our software to open. For example, the notorious Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (pictured...

Epson wide format plotters

Epson Abides – New Wide Format Plotters for the Small Office

A New Series of Large-format Plotters for Small Businesses and Home Offices At the 2018 Esri User Conference and Exhibition, Epson announced a new line of T-Series large-format plotters that should appeal to small home/office needs for surveyors, engineers, architects, designers, and people working in schools and construction job shacks. Folks can plot out check...