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Geomatics, other news

Apart from the magazine that a few days ago it was published By Geoinformatics, there are a few other topics posted this month on their portal that are worth sharing. Although some of these announcements seem to be sponsored, they contribute something to the advancement that technology is having and that sets the tone for what we can expect in the rest of the year, mainly in the integration of platforms and equipment whose gap is decreasing. . At least in theory.


Access to Virtual Worlds

  • Microsoft and ESRI agreement allows Virtual Earth data to be accessed from ArcGIS Desktop or applications built with the ESRI SDK, including JavaScript, Flex, and Silverlight. With GoogleEarth ... nothing yet.
  • For its part, Safe Software has announced that FME will be able to access OpenStreetMap data, which would imply an important step in the linking of data that nearly 50,000 users have voluntarily contributed and will continue to do. Hopefully, other tools more popular than FME will join this alternative.


New Technologies

  • GRS-1_Survey2_Topcon Topcom has announced its newest GNSS receiver, which promises to work with double frequency and centimeter precision in a portable equipment. It operates with TopSURV and ArcPad, according to its "almost all in one" design, it includes GPS + GLONASS dual frequency receiver + cellular modem + Windows.
  • SuperGeo launches its beta version of SuperGis Server, which complements the line of products that this company has for desktop and mobile. A few days ago I'm keeping an eye on This line, which by the way is quite accessible in terms of prices.



  • Athina Trakas, Geographer of the University of Bonn assumes the European Directorate of Services for the Open Gis Consortium (OGC). This was closely linked in recent years to the Consulting Center in Geographic Information Systems CCGIS Germany.
  • logo The OGC integrates web coverage processing as a supported format. It is interesting because it is not only to add a P to the WCS standard, since WCPS includes a standard for the protocol of extraction, processing and analysis of multidimensional coverage in both point clouds and images that contemplate this type of data.

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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