Yesterday Hexagon formally announced the new structure of Intergraph and its divisions:
Hexagon Geospatial - Intergraph's geospatial technology portfolio remains under the leadership of Mladen Stojic but has been split out from Intergraph SG&I. Now part of Hexagon Geospatial, with Stojic as President, the newly created group also plans to be operational as of 1 January 2014 with financial reporting beginning Q1 2014 under Hexagon's Technology Division.
Intergraph - Steven Cost, Intergraph CFO, replaces John Graham as President, Intergraph SG&I following Graham's resignation to pursue a new role outside of Hexagon. Intergraph's two divisions (SG&I and PP&M) continue as part of Hexagon's Technology Division.
- press release
by Joe Francica on 12/03 at 04:40 AM |
How about a Python GDAL/OGR Cookbook? @PerryGeo says "Wish I'd had this 10 years ago!" I suspect he's not the only one. It's a GitHub project.
Videos and slides from the NYGeoCon Conference Nov 11-13 are online. Organizers request that "If you like what you see and you're not yet a member of the NYS GIS Association, please JOIN. It's only $10."
GovLoop offers a new guide to Open Source (pdf or a magazine tool).
Through GovLoop’s research initiatives to define the “agency of the future,” we have consistently found one important trend in government: open-source technology. Open source holds great potential to reimagine business processes and how services are delivered in the public sector. Government agencies have used open-source solutions in a variety of ways, including powering websites and running internal communications platforms. We’ve seen how agencies can tailor open-source solutions to fit organizational needs.
I didn't see anything on open-source GIS. The project was funded by Red Hat. I'd have liked to see that more prominently noted.
by Adena Schutzberg on 12/03 at 04:37 AM |
The Guardian reports that Apple has purchased Topsy, a firm that analyzes social media and specially Twitter.
Apple has bought the social media analysis company Topsy, in a deal reportedly worth $200m ... Led by Oxford graduate Duncan Greatwood, Topsy provides access to the "firehose" of every tweet generated on Twitter, and also indexes social networks including Facebook and Google+.
by Joe Francica on 12/02 at 05:52 PM |
by Adena Schutzberg on 12/02 at 11:01 AM |
Last Wednesday, just before Thanksgiving in the U.S., Google announced that the "new" Google Map was available to be embedded in webpages with no quotas for use. That's the good news. The bad news? In the coming weeks those embeds will include advertisements on the maps.
The embed funcationality is simple enough for "cut and pasters" to use. If you've opted in to the new Google Maps, find the "gear" and choose "embed" from the menu. Select the map size you want to embed and the custom code you'll need to paste into your page will be generated. The embedded maps will have all the customizations logged in visitors see when they visit the Google Maps home page.
As for the ads:
Finally, over the coming weeks we’ll be introducing a new ad experience we think is attractive for users of the new Google Maps embed. This new on-map design will allow relevant local businesses to connect with your users, similar to the ads you currently see in the new Google Maps and Google Maps for Mobile. As part of this release, we’ve also updated the Google Maps/Earth APIs Terms of Service to enable us to launch new APIs with advertising. Existing APIs and new APIs launched without advertising retain the requirement for Google to provide 90 days notice prior to including ads.
- Google Developers Blog via TechCrunch
by Adena Schutzberg on 12/02 at 06:01 AM |