Category Archives: GIS

Augview update

In September 2013 I added a post (here) about “real-time viewing of under-road utilities”, and the company Augview Limited. For me the concept is very interesting – and would be even better if it included “views” of utility companies’ plans … Continue reading

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China to Spain railway link

One of the world’s longest transport links was tried out a few weeks ago., the China to Spain rail link. The South China Morning Post (link) wrote that:

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3D GIS – some videos

I am becoming interested in the application of 3D / 4D GIS for development projects and started doing some research ….

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3D GIS in Switzerland

It seems that 3D GIS has a wide application in Switzerland. For example, Swisstopo – the Swiss Federal Office of Topography (link) uses the Move software from Midland Valley Exploration. One interesting software from this source is their “3D Kinematic” … Continue reading

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3D GIS and geology: GeORG

The use of GIS to produce 3D models is pretty much normal in the spatialstudies world, but very much under-appreciated by the world of engineers. Geology is a topic which very much interests engineers – most particularly in tunnel engineering. … Continue reading

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GIS in Georgia (Caucasus)

Georgia, the country in the Caucasus, has a population of some 5 million. It is a partly mountainous country. In 2013 a World Bank ICR document on Georgia  (ref. 1417) said that “The market for sophisticated information management systems  (e.g., … Continue reading

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Shortpost – Czech GIS 2014

January 2014 will see the GIS Ostrava 2014 conference on geo-informatics for intelligent transportation (the conference website is here). One of the speakers will be Professor Bin Jiang, who will present a paper on “Ht-Index for characterising street hierarchy”.  The … Continue reading

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Real-time viewing of under-road utilities

A New Zealand company, Augview Limited, has come up with a solution which allows  engineers to “see” under-road utilities in the field, using devices such as smart phones and tablets. The solution combines engineering data with a GIS.

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