About the event GeoTec It is held annually since 1987 in order to promote the best experiences in the innovation and implementation of geospatial technologies. As I showed you in the June agenda, was held in Ottawa from 2 to 5, just today that ends the winners of the award for best efforts have been announced.
The mechanics of this award is similar to what has been sustained in recent years, they are accepted until the month of April, then there is a space for you to review, vote and criticize the proposals among the subscribers of GeoWorld magazine, the newsletter GeoReport and system users GeoPlace.com.
And these are the winners:
Geospatial Innovator Award - delivered to developers who have created new software or hardware whose capabilities expand the potential of the geospatial industry.
Winner: Manifold System
Its great merit is the smoking of meterese to develop its applications so that the new forms of processing of 64 bits can take full advantage of the performance of parallel processes, which is one of the basic principles of what we now know as "multicore". It is interesting that Manifold recognizes if the team has a graphics card of type technology NVIDIA-CUDA and the generation of a rendered area of considerable length, from a map with a high density DTM of triangulation points it can take more than 6 minutes to 11 seconds !!!
There were also three honorable mentions to:
- AutoDesk, with its access technology FDO data
- ESRI Canada, with its PurVIEW proposal
- LizardTech, with the Express Suite
Public Company Award - Delivered to the government entity or institution for non-profit purposes
Winner: The American Military Engineering Agency and Transportation ... (SDDCTEA) with the adoption of IRRIS in its complex decision-making process.
Also in this category there were three honorable mentions:
- The city of Nanaimo, in British Columbia
- The Environment and Emergency Division of Canada
- The City of Quinte West, Ontario.
Prize to the Private Enterprise - This is granted to private institutions that have transcended the adoption and innovation of GIS technologies.
Winner: ESRI, with the ArcGIS Explorer
A few days ago I remember reviewing this tool, which looks like Google Earth every day.
The two honorable mentions in this category were:
- EmerGeo, With the software EmerGeoGIS Mapping
- Intermap Technologies, with its NEXTmap 3D program
We are pleased to know that Manifold is achieving this type of incursions in the geospatial environment, as we saw in the CalGIS... because after a year of talking about the benefits of this application, many believe that the world can be unfair if it fails to position itself among the big ones, maintaining itself as an independent technology and not being bought by another mega-industry.