Here are the instructions to add our own to the company’s maps, which are now used to locate the Apple iPhone, among other devices. I wonder how this call for input fares in comparison to geodata providers calls for additions and corrections?
by Adena Schutzberg on 01/23 at 07:10 AM |
St. Tammany Parish in Louisiana upped its budget to support $150,000 for Pictometry imagery/software. Of note in the discussions was a challenge as to how the solution was better than Google Earth.
Gary Mirabeau, district manager for Pictometry, offered three:
- Resolution is not as high on GoogleEarth as in Pictometry. Photographs are taken at 3,000 feet, not from satellite, like many images on GoogleEarth.
- GoogleEarth does not include measurements, for example how close two building are to each other and how far above sea level a structure is built.
- Pictometry software can provide 3D models of terrain, viewed from every angle.
- Slidell Sentry-News
by Adena Schutzberg on 01/23 at 06:43 AM |
The author is James Pick of the University of Redlands. He’s one of those energetic academics that are fun to sit next to at a GIS event lunch. That’s how I met him some years ago.
The book, “Geo-Business: GIS in the Digital Organization,” is from Wiley and Sons, and per the author is one of the few business-oriented GIS books to be written in the past few years. Perhaps it’ll be another stepping stone to getting GIS into more business schools, something many have been suggesting (including my colleague Joe Francica) for many years.
- Redlands Daily Facts
by Adena Schutzberg on 01/23 at 06:23 AM |