Posts tagged as GIS

GIS improves health care services for elderly

Taiwan developed the Elder Friendly Navigation System to help community and local hospitals respond to the challenges of providing health care delivery to its aging population and to use municipal budgets more efficiently. The system enables users to access the wide variety of health care and medical services offered by health bureau over the internet, […]

GIS for electric utilities

“Modeling Electric Distribution with GIS” from Esri Press, illustrates how an electric utility can significantly improve operations by implementing a geographic information system (GIS). The book is a conceptualisation based on author Bill Meehan’s many years of experience with the electric industry. It tells the story of the new GIS manager at AnyTown Energy, and […]

Enabling emergency management services to mitigate loss

“Enabling Comprehensive Situational Awareness”, the latest book from Esri Press, describes the benefits of integrating a geographic information system (GIS) with an emergency management common operating platform (COP). The book explains how enabling a COP with the ability to analyse location-based data gives emergency management directors the overview necessary to coordinate efforts across agencies and […]

Learning fundamental GIS procedures

GIS Tutorial 1: Basic Workbook provides an effective introduction to geographic information system (GIS) technology. As the first book in the Esri Press GIS Tutorial series, this popular workbook has been updated for compatibility with ArcGIS 10.1. The book combines ArcGIS tutorials with self-study exercises and guides students through a series of step-by-step exercises to […]

Mobile, GIS and distribution management solutions

Horizon Utilities, one of the largest municipality-owned electricity distribution companies in Canada, has chosen to implement Intergraph’s InService and G/Technology suite of products. By taking advantage of Intergraph’s complementary solutions, Horizon Utilities will be better positioned to respond to outages, maintain service levels, and manage its workforce. Intergraph’s InService solution is flexible enough to manage […]

Visualising and analysing big data

Esri has launched GIS Tools for Hadoop. The toolkit removes the obstacles of building map applications for developers to truly capitalise on geoenabling big data within Hadoop – the popular open source data management framework. Hadoop’s method of processing volumes of information directly addresses the most significant challenge facing IT today. Enabling Hadoop with spatial […]

Printers for GIS and CAD

With today’s satellite technology, GIS mapping software and a world of data information to process, HP continues to deliver with their GIS and CAD DesignJet printers. Whether you need scanning, copying or high volume printing, HP’s T-Series range can do it all. The T7100 is said to be perfect for any company that needs to […]

Key GIS reference book reissued

With support from Esri and the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), the Association of American Geographers (AAG) has reprinted 2000 copies of Geographic Information Science and Technology Body of Knowledge (BoK). The BoK is the first comprehensive attempt to inventory the knowledge and abilities that comprise the field of geospatial technology. Building on […]

GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 Conference Proceedings

ISBN 978-0-620-52913-6   Academic Papers Assessing the quality of repositories of volunteered geographical information by Antony K Cooper, Built Environment, CSIR and Department of Computer Science, University of Pretoria, Serena Coetzee, Centre for Geoinformation Science, University of Pretoria, and Derrick G Kourie, Department of Computer Science, University of Pretoria Exploring the potential suitability of an […]

District municipality wins SAG Award

Frances Baard District Municipality was selected for a prestigious Special Achievement in GIS Award (SAG) at the 2012 Esri International User Conference held in San Diego, earlier this year. The SAG awards acknowledge innovative and intelligent applications of GIS technology from around the world. Frances Baard District Municipality is very proud to have been selected […]