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Caceres’ GIS

This is one of the projects that became a finalist for the award of the Be Inspired 2009 in the category of Cadastre and Land Development. They also made a presentation which was in charge of Luis Antonio Alvarez and Faustino Cordero, with a very good PPS presentation, videos and also a printed map. The […]
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MicroStation: Assigning commands to keyboard

There are times when we need to use a command very often, and when this command is not at a click, it can be assigned to a button on the keyboard. My technicians usually do this with macros or some orders of the keyin, Microstation that is not as easily as AutoCAD, which are text […]
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Be Inspired 2009 winners

This is the first release in the Be Inspired format, of what once were the Bentley Empowered (BE Awards). From thematic axes they have become to best practices, focusing more on the relevance of the process itself. Bentley has already issued the formal list of winners; I will put my efforts in nothing more than […]
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I-model, the new Bentley bet

For a moment I had my doubts, if Bentley was talking about a new format to replace the dgnV8, then, I thought it was a kind of compressed format like the kmz with Google Earth kml. Many months ago I did a post, wanting to assume the meaning of the “i” in the V8i, after […]
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The software value

The price is in the box, the cost in our motivation, the utility in the use we give it, the value in our appreciation. This is a rather sensitive issue depending on the point of view of the one who is giving his opinion, on what he works at, and on the one who pays […]
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How to work on the boundary of two UTM zones

We often face the problem of working within the limits of the UTM zone, having a lot of problems (Spanish Idiom: “ver a palitos” to have a problem of difficult solving) because the coordinates do not work there. The reason of the problem Some time ago I explained how the UTM, coordinates operate, here I […]
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The Be Inspired …

Wonderfully… The pair of tears Keith Bentley engulfed in the morning, telling us about his beginnings… worth the trip. Presentations of nominees are performed by now.
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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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Finalists for the 2009 Be Inspired

I’ve been invited to cover the Charlotte event, which awards prizes to the most significant innovation projects for the 2009, formerly known as Be Awards, now Be Inspired. This will take place from October 12th to 14th. From the 17 Categories, it interests me the Cadastre and Territorial Development, for which already have been appointed […]
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Downloading Google Earth’s street maps

As far as we now, there is no program (not yet) that can download Google Earth’s streets in vector format. Although this task can be done using Open Street Maps; what a pity! it doesn’t exist all the cities in this software. But if someone is interested in Google Earth’s streets; the solution would be […]
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Sinfogeo: GIS distance courses

Very few times we have seen an offer in the GIS area as the one offered by Sinfogeo. The opportunity is not only to learn but for specialists, which can track students and build online training manuals. Being online it can be taken from anywhere in the world, but are available in classroom (in Spain). […]
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Be Inspired Awards and Symposium

From October 12th to 14th, Bentley Systems will perform the Symposium and Awards for best practices in infrastructure. This event will be held in Charlotte, North Caroline, it’s the first after the format’s change of what it was once the BE Awards. During the first day, Gregg and Keith Bentley will held a presentation of […]
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Convert images to vector

Some time ago, the digitizing tables were the output for vectorizing print maps; then the scanner arrived to the office, although the task does not just apply to scanned maps, but for others that were converted to image or pdf and for the ones which we don’t have vector format. The procedure that I am […]
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PowerCivil Seminar on Latin America

Edmundo Herrera Engineer will be giving a seminar on the product features that have adapted to Latin American Bentley’s product, coined as PowerCivil Latin America, as it was done for Spain. Date: July 15, 2009 Hours: 10:00 a.m. (Mexico) 12:00 p.m. (Argentina) Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Cost: Free Instructor: Mr. Edmundo Herrera PowerCivil is […]
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MicroStation: the view has no scroll

TRANSLATION NOTES: Please read some comments at the end of this post. I just spoke to a technician, the kind that only calls when it’s a terrible situation (*) and presented me this problem: I have the view, but note that it does not have in the bottom part, the zoom controls, the mound 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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Topological cleaning

TRANSLATION NOTES: Please read some comments at the end of this post. It is called in that way GIS tools action of eliminate vectors inconsistencies to commonly accepted standards in the spatial topology. Each tool has been implemented in their own way; consider the case of Bentley Map and Manifold GIS. Microstation Geographics Microstation includes […]
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