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Geoespatial / GIS

Geospatial is the name used for the sciences, tools and topics about the earth management

Aulasca, many free GIS resources

The virtual classroom of the Cartographic Institute of Andalusia is a platform mounted on Moodle, with which you can take distance learning courses. Apart from the many information services available from the Department of Housing and Ordinance Landing, I have heard of teaching materials in the geospatial theme recently made available. The hosting platform is […]
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gvSIG, what is going to be in the 5ths Workshops

It has already has been announced a preliminary version of what it could be in the fifth gvSIG workshops that will develop in the Events Centre of Valencia, from December 2 to 4, 2009. Much of the work presented is from Spain, although there are some experiences from Germany, Italy and there. It also calls […]
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Portable GIS, all from a USB

It has been released the 2.0 version of portable GIS, a simply wonderful application that can run the necessary programs for spatial information management using both desktop and web interfaces; through different devices like external drives, USB memory sticks or even digital cameras. What’s its weight? The installer file weighs 467 MB, but it takes […]
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Generic web publishing tool for municipal mapping

This is a great work of Miguel Álvarez Úbeda, a final project to obtain Master of Science degree from La Coruña University. The objective of this project has been to propose a solution to the municipalities and communes, with which it can be done the storage, management and publication of cartographic information and others (not […]
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Global Mapper, working with dgn format

Reading the dgn format is a standard in most of GIS or CAD programs, but several of these software (including Manifold GIS and gvSIG) are still reading the V7 format. AutoCAD and ArcGIS have already achieved it. Let’s see how Global Mapper does it: 1. Reading dgn V7 It is interesting that files can be […]
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Where to buy a GPS

I am often asked to recommend a store for the purchase of GPS equipment. The first answer is: find a local distributor in your own country, if you’re making a special purchase and take up advice. But if you are sure on what you want to buy and the only thing you’re looking for is […]
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PostgreSQL could replace MySQL

The latest issue of PC Magazine, which now is no longer in print but can be browsed in digital via Zinio brings some interesting thoughts to chew a Thursday’s soccer gum. It has drawn my attention a theme that in Spanish is translated as what’s on with LAMP? Referring to (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP), […]
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Touche Google Maps Extractor

A few years ago Google began mapping business; in that project Google was even paying $ 10 for every business to be georeferenced. Now they have a base that can be deployed both in Google Maps and Google Earth. Now imagine that there is an application that, with only giving a location and a radio […]
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Quantum GIS, first impression

If gvSIG friends fulfilled their promise, next Monday July 27th we will have the 1.9 stable version. So far the test has been great, according to the perceived volume of distribution lists. While waiting on Monday, by which time I hope to have the satisfaction of congratulating the performance of speech, at the cost of […]
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MapInfo: Yesterday, today and perhaps tomorrow

MapInfo is software that has been popularized on a regular basis as a competitive alternative to the ESRI dominance. Much has been written about this tool, I want to dedicate this post to a review on its trend than on its capacity, which according to 2008 Daratech study appears in seventh place in terms of […]
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List of Software I reviewed

I spoke recently about what means in statistics to talk about software, specifically 11 programs which represents 50% of the visitors coming by keyword visits. It is difficult to give recommendations of which software is better, because it depends on the context (and the money) conditions, the more I can aspire is to write and […]
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Geo Web Publisher, it seems easier

Reviewing what now Geoweb Publisher V8i is, it is clear that this product has had too much evolution, but the logic remains, there is a big change from what it was a primitive tool for geo-engineers to publish their data in vector and what now is a proposal for geospatial purposes. I have received V8i […]
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GIS software – described in 1000 words

The recent month of May, it was released version 1.2 of this brief but admirable document that with that name seems to scoff at how complicated it is the software for managing spatial data. It is written by Stefan Steiniger and Robert Weibel of Calgary University in California and Zurich University respectively. At the end […]
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Why we have to thank neogeographers like Google

This is the name of Eric Van Rees interview conducted with the leading men of three outstanding companies in Geoinformatics technologies: Jack Dangermond, ESRI President Richard Zambuni, Director, Bentley Geospatial Line Ton de Vries, CEO of Bentley Cadastre line and land development Halsey Wise, Intergraph President and CEO The document is interesting, and comes at […]
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Comprehensive migration to free Software

TRANSLATION NOTES: Please read some comments at the end of this post It was published under ‘Creative Commons’ license, in English and Spanish version an experience systematization of the Department of Infrastructure and Transport of Valencia in its migration from commercial software to free software. The project was called gvPONTIS, and more than having the […]
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Tecnologia: Empresas vão, as empresas vêm

TRANSLATION NOTES: Please read some comments at the end of this post Today I had a story that has left me with nostalgia, of seeing a technology company that after not withstand the crisis that involves life sustain has been bought by another, after 5 years of effort. The difficult thing is that sooner or […]
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Model to measure the quality of Free Software

This document was published not long ago by the Department of Processes and Systems at the Simon Bolivar University and the National Telecommunications Commission of Venezuela CONATEL, I heard about this through the network of that country called free geomatics and it really is an interesting inspiration so as to move its cheese to anyone. […]
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Migrating features from Geographics to Bentley Map

TRANSLATION NOTES: Please read some comments at the end of this post. Some time ago we have being speaking of what it takes to make the leap from Microstation Geographics to Bentley Map; we talked about how both schemes work and some important benefits of Bentley Map. In a preview post I spoke how it […]
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