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Extensions for ArcView 3 x

Although ArcView 3x is an archaic version, remains widely used so far mainly for desktop use, the shape file despite being a 16-bit file is still used by many programs. One of the advantages that this generation found was the functionality to download extensions that put crutches to these versions weaknesses as the lack of […]

7 Magazines in the geomatics’ environment

The way things are communicated has changed a lot with the evolution of knowledge management systems. Talking about magazines today is not the same as 25 years ago; the variety of formats has given greater riches and every day is left static or printed versions by learning communities. All of this contributes to make information […]

GPS Mobile Mapper 6, Data Capture

The Mobile Mapper 6 is the generation that came to replace the CX and Pro, which produced Magellan time ago. Today we will see how to capture field data. 1. Basic configurations. To capture data, the equipment must have installed the Mobile Mapping software that comes with the discs when purchasing your computer and is […]

Bentley Map, could it be more difficult?

MicroStation Geographics step to Bentley Map suppose an improvement on features the first one tool did, and naturally try to make an effort on gaining users from other solutions such as ArcView, MapInfo and now a whole list of programs low price and open source. Just now that I am working with a regular-sized municipality […]

TatukGIS Viewer… a great viewer

For now is one of the better (if not the best) CAD / GIS data viewers I’ve seen, practical and free. Tatuk is a product line born in Poland; just a few days ago it was announced TatukGIS Viewer version 2. Other viewers If we value the free programs of other brands, provided to view […]

CAD, GIS… or both?

… Selling capabilities of what free software does is more difficult than to convince an official to commit a felony punishable (piracy) for what expensive software doesn’t do. Bentley has recently launched a campaign to promote Bentley Map, using as an argument, it is not necessary to be thinking separately if they can be handled […]

gvSIG 1.9 stable has arrived. Hooray!

This week has been released the stable version of gvSIG 1.9, from which we had the RC1 in August and the Alpha version in December 2008. This version will possibly make history, because maturity is enough to promote it for municipal use, without being belittled by smallness made by ArcView 3x and not done by […]

Comparative of topography GIS software

Wouldn’t anyone like to have a table that compares different types of GIS software with topography’s features in order to make a decision on purchase? Well, such a thing exists at Point of Beginning, and it includes not only popular use software such as Autodesk, ESRI, MapInfo or Intergraph but also equipment manufacturers like Topcon, […]

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 […]

MobileMapper 6 vrs. Juno SC

I told you that I’m testing the MobileMapper 6, on this week we will do field test, but reading online I found that earlier on this year it was written an article based on a comparison test of these two instruments, here I’ll show the most important of this comparison can full download from this […]

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 […]

More old and strange maps

Recently I spoke of the Rumsey map collection, you could see on Google Maps. Now Leszek Pawlowicz says a new site dedicated to storage and sales historical maps, founded by Kevin James Brown in 1999. This is Geographicus, which sells services of maps in printed formats, framed etc. They have a membership system and pay […]

Basic solutions, good business

TRANSLATION NOTES: Please read some comments at the end of this post. There is always something that tools of big companies don’t do very well, on this small ones take advantage to develop solutions that meet clients’ needs, generally themselves were clients. If it is a good business or not, the model is interesting, often […]

Videos for learning Manifold and ArcGIS

ScanControl is a website with much to show, but what more drew my attention is that it has presented a demo videos series first of ArcGIS, something not surprising as it’s a highly popularized tool; but what is really interesting is that it also presents a series of videos of Manifold GIS, a tool that […]

ArcGIS and Manifold GIS comparison

It’s just a titanic work which has made by a Manifold’s user called tomasfa and that has been uploaded to that tool’s forum. It reminds me that Arthur J. Lembo’s work when he did a very systematic job of how to do the same routine with ArcGIS and Manifold. More than the comparative sense I […]

Manifold GIS creating layouts for printing

In this post we will see how to create an output map or what we call layout using Manifold GIS. Basics To create a layout, Manifold allows you to keep nested in a dataframe or a map as it is known, although it may be within a folder or associated with a layer or another […]

The best of the gvSIG’s 4th Journeys…

Many people agree that the best achieved in this recent days’ journeys was the allusive event’s magazine, which represents a great job, not only for the regarding content but for its fancy graphic design.  For those who received the printed format, certainly it represents an invaluable one-piece collection, just the same as those Obelix’s comics […]

Life after ArcView 3.3 … GvSIG

TRANSLATION NOTES: Please read some comments at the end of this post I had finished teaching the first module of GvSIG, to an institution that apart than implementing a system for municipalities use, expects to also provide training on free GIS. This institution had developed an application on Avenue but when thinking about migrating it […]