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Direção-Geral do Território Streamlines Land Planning Workflows with Spatial Data Infrastructure

Direção-Geral do Território (DGT) is the national public agency responsible for pursuing public policy on spatial and urban planning, in deference to the aims, general principles, and objectives established by the respective framework law. DGT’s mission includes the consolidation of the territorial management system, the application and update of its legal and regulatory framework, the promotion of best pra ...

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Podcast: How Are We Sustaining Future Energy Needs?

In this podcast, I talk with Intergraph’s Jennifer Garmon about how our customers are working to manage the requirements of tomorrow’s energy market. She shares with us how one Intergraph customer is using our technology and geospatial data to make smarter decisions that will help sustain our future energy needs. http://traffic.libsyn.com/intergraph/JenniferGarmon_14_podcast.mp3 Laura Beth: Thank you for jo ...

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Podcast: How a transportation company can now inspect 8,000 assets in five weeks versus four months

In this podcast, I talk with Intergraph’s Sean Hatchett about one of the largest problems the transportation industry faces today. Hear how one Intergraph customer is redefining asset management through technology. http://traffic.libsyn.com/intergraph/SeanHatchett-MP3_for_Audio_Podcasting.mp3 After listening to the podcast, be sure to register here to attend a live webinar with 407 ETR titled: “Four Truths ...

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“Being Customer Centric.” Hear how an Intergraph leader is making that the top priority.

In this podcast, Intergraph’s Laura Beth Ezzell talks with David McDonald about his new role as the vice president and general manager of public safety in the Americas with Intergraph. Hear how his former career as a deputy chief in D.C. and now experience working for Intergraph helps make sure Intergraph customers are the central focus. http://traffic.libsyn.com/intergraph/DavidMcDonald_podcast14.mp3 Laura ...

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Geospatial Information Aids in Managing Natural Disasters

Geospatial data is imperative to effective disaster management and preventative planning. New Zealand can attest to this truth after a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the second-largest city in the country – Christchurch. During both the initial emergency responses and the aftermath recovery, Christchurch officials depended heavily on geospatial data. The city was able to rapidly author, fuse, analyze, mana ...

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Transforming into a “Smart City” in 5 Steps

Urban theorist Jane Jacobs called cities “problems in organized complexity.” Consider Jacobs’s example of a public park: a park’s use depends on its design, its design depends on potential use, and its potential use, in turn, depends on access and other factors outside the park. The relationships are complex and interconnected, and a change to one ultimately affects all. Cities are, essentially, a system of ...

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Leveraging Geospatial Data to Save Millions

The City of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, is striving to become a “Smart City,” centralizing spatial information for multi-department use and investing time in planning for the future. Edmonton’s Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) was formed in 2006 as the first municipal office of its kind in North America. On average, Edmonton experiences 25,000 traffic collisions each year, which cost more than C$500 million an ...

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Thoughts on DistribuTECH and the role of GIS in DMS

Last week, the leading annual smart grid conference was held in San Antonio, Texas, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Now in its 24th year, DistribuTECH had its largest attendance ever, topping out at more than 10,000 attendees, according to an Electric Light & Power report. This included representatives from 300 utilities spanning 66 countries worldwide. This year, I received the honor of bei ...

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Geospatial Intelligence Central to Military Operations

With a background as former director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, Lt. Gen. Michael D. Maples contributes his expertise on geospatial intelligence in military applications in the current issue of Perspectives magazine.  Maples explains that change is really what drives the growing importance of geospatial intelligence in military and counter-terrorism operations: “Our world is changing.  We see c ...

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DistribuTECH Showcases GIS Technology at 2014 Conference

GIS has been the forefront of technology and a hot topic for the past few years, this year gaining its own track at DistribuTECH, GIS and Mobile Solutions, allowing for more emphasis on each of these areas. Utility companies are looking for ways to better manage infrastructure, enhance dynamic generation for utility and communication network models for better visualization and analysis,  and improve work ma ...

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