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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Free Adobe Flex Training

I've been seeing a lot of chit chat lately about Adobe Flex so I figured I would point out their free online training class.  Click here to access the FreeFlexTraining website.  Also, please visit the Adobe Flex page for more information about what Flex is and what a rich internet application (RIA) could offer you.  Happy programming!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008


ERDAS announced today that the ability to export to GeoPDF is now standard in IMAGINE 9.3. Now anyone with this version of IMAGINE can export to GeoPDF from any of its 135 formats as well as from the Map Series tool.  With the Map Series tool, the author can use existing templates or create their own to publish their maps with. 
This tool is ideal for Defense customers, or any organization that needs to deliver data in a simple, free format that anyone can access. In Adobe Reader, end users can easily view, annotate, access coordinate information.
Click here for the full article...And as always, please download the FREE TerraGo Toolbar to gain access to spatial content in each GeoPDF.  

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Multiplexing USB GPS Devices

We all know that the USGS has made its Topographic maps available for free download in the GeoPDF format.   Folks out in the field use these maps for a wide variety of different applications and a lot of the time, GPS tracking is involved.  The problem that we are seeing is that there are so many flavors of GPS hardware and protocols out there that supporting all of it is tough.  We came across a piece of software that helps bridge the gap between several different protocols and your integrated COM port.  Check out the Franson GPS Gate product for more information.  Could this application help ease the pain of integrating YOUR GPS device in to your workflow? 

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mobile for the People

TerraGo announces the release of its mobile application.  Please see the blurb from the TerraGo website and then click on the link to access the white paper.
TerraGo Mobile makes it easy to power-up your remote workers with geospatial information from anywhere.

As geospatial information becomes a part of mainstream business and government decision-making, giving your field workers, partners, and constituents the power to easily view, annotate and configure maps is becoming more and more important.

With TerraGo Mobile, which delivers configurable maps in PDF format to mobile devices, you can provide anyone instant access to detailed maps and images without lengthy, expensive training programs.

And you get the added benefit of having your people capture real-time information in the field that can then be easily imported into your GIS system of record, helping you automate the process of updating maps and systems.

Using common technologies, like Windows Mobile, Adobe Acrobat and Google Earth, TerraGo Mobile powers peer-to-peer collaboration as well as enterprise collaboration with the GIS experts.
Click Here for the white paper page.

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

First GeoPDF from GeoEye-1

If you've been on Planet Geospatial lately, you have probably noticed that GeoEye-1 is now releasing data.  I found a screen shot on Frank Taylor's Google Earth blog that I figured I could work with without getting arrested so I downloaded the JPEG to my desktop.  I dragged and dropped JPEG in to Acrobat and then used the TerraGo Composer to georeference the PDF.  Note that all my registration points were collected from Google Earth!

I collected 4 points and defined my map frame and voila...GeoPDF.  See the GeoPDF file below.

If you do view this PDF, be sure to check out the bookmarks that show off the areas of interest in this image.  Cheers

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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

The New Face of TerraGo

TerraGo Technologies unleashed its new branding today in celebration of its recent additions to the executive team and release of its latest technology! Check out the updated website for more information on TerraGo's updated product line.

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Monday, October 06, 2008

The History of ERDAS

ERDAS announced today that LPS 9.3 is now available for download.  Please read Ryan's list of the new functionality therein...I also came across this pretty interesting YouTube video on the history of ERDAS.  Thanks Brad...

UPDATE: Once again, a YouTube video has caused Internet Explorer to crash and once again I have to replace it with a link to the page on their site.  Click here to see it...

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Friday, October 03, 2008

Gigapan Systems Beta Release

Gigapan Systems announced today that their beta program is officially underway. For the next 10 weeks, those of you who sign up and get on the beta list will get a discount on the system. Check out this example to see what this technology is capable of. Wow...

Note that you are able to view these panoramas in you local KML viewer (i.e. Google Earth)

This was too funny not to post...Where is Waldo?

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