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Practical use of historic images from Google Earth

It was one of the best Google Earth changes implemented in version 5, while allowing us to see what images are published annually, enables us to use the ones which have better resolution or relevance for our purposes. In many cases, because the most recent image has clouds that hide the object of our interest

What Global Mapper 13 brings back

It was announced the Global Mapper new version, for both 32 and 64 bits. Although this is a program that is questioned for its GIS capabilities, its simplicity is which has become very popular, especially for handling three-dimensional models and the ability to import and export between different formats. There are many changes, I will

GIS Kit, finally something good for the iPad

Finally I see a really attractive application for iPad oriented to the capture of GIS data in field. The tool has potential for many things, and leaves in diapers other applications I’ve tried like GaiaGPS, GIS4Mobile, ArcGIS for iPad and GISRoam; the latter is powerful but unfriendly to work and more focused on the analysis

Import Google Earth’s image and 3D model

Microstation, from version 8.9 (XM), brings a number of features for interacting with Google Earth. In this case I mean the import of three-dimensional model and its image, something like is done by AutoCAD Civil 3D. These functions are activated by: Tools > geographic or in case Microstation is in Spanish, which in practice is

Google Earth; visual support for cartographers

Google Earth beyond being a tool for general entertainment has also become a visual support for mapping, both to show results as to review if work done is consistent; it also serves as a teaching tool for geography or geodesy classes. In this case I’m going to get assisted by Manifold GIS to build the

Geomap Beta 3 looks promising

Geomap is a new development stage of what we knew as Tcmap already under an integrated concept into Tracsa Geobide company strategy. Like gvSIG, this initiative will take my interest because it’s born on Hispanic environment with a proprietary approach, but with prices that could be easily reach and under a phased model that looks

Antique maps in Google Maps

Some time ago I had seen on the Google Earth’s official blog, but after that Opaco has reminded us, I took a few minutes to see it working. I mean the old maps from the Rumsey collection made on Google Maps or Google Earth. This example shows a map of the Iberian Peninsula in 1710,

Google ContouringGE, it can be done!

TRANSLATION NOTES: Please read some comments at the end of this post. A few days ago a friend asked me how to do to see the contour lines in Google Earth using an application called ContouringGE 1.1 that is supposed to work with any 4x version, Windows XP or Vista. And because definitely I couldn’t,

Draw on line on Google Maps

Let’s imagine that we need to send a client a sketch map so he can view it online or in his GPS Navigator. For example, if we have a parcel for sale with the path to get there and its road’s indications. Another example could be an area of the MODIS satellite view from that

GPS Babel, the best to operate data

Of the best links I’ve received as Gabriel’s feedback from Argentina who told us about it, a couple of days ago. GPS Babel is a free application tool under GPL license, which runs on Windows, Linux and Mac. Ideal for downloading data from a computer and upload it directly to another. For example, you can

uDig, first impression

We’ve already taken a look at other open source tools in the GIS area, including Qgis and gvSIG, apart from non-free programs we’ve tested before. In this case we will do the same with User-Friendly Desktop Internet GIS (uDig), one of those who come in PortableGIS. The place where did it come from uDig is

What is going to be in the Free GIS Conference of Girona

Three months after the beginning of the IV Conference, to be held in the 10 to 12 March, this is the proposal of what we might see there. IDE / OGC IDE Open Source: The way towards INSPIRE. Spatial data Infrastructure from Venezuela, an IDE made with100% free software. Integration of the WMS-C recommendation on

Interact in UTM with Google Earth

Plex.mark! is a development made on Google Earth ActiveX, that facilitates the operation directly in UTM, not just for getting coordinates but also to enter them. It’s free. Install Plex.mark! It must be downloaded from Plescape, the Greek manufacturer company of Plex.Earth tools; after it’s installed, it creates the shortcut on the desktop. To run