I recently had the pleasure of a meetup with Matt Morris, Product development director, Overwatch Systems, LTD. at geoInt 2012 in Orlando, FL. Matt discusses LiDAR Analyst 5.1 for high end visualization of LiDAR data in a 3D environment. Recall, LIDAR Analyst can ingest data in various formats including LAS, ASCII text, Digital Elevation Models (DEM) or raster, and 3D point shape files.
Archives for November 9, 2012
Our company, SpatialMedia, operates several publications and resources, all touching on some aspect of geo technology. The following are a sampling or recent articles and posts of interest from the Spatial properties… enjoy!
GIS: Just a Tool: Myth #3: Getting Current Job Data on a Map is Too Difficult – Now that one third of the GIS System has been built it is now time to implement the rest of the system, the Mapping Engine and the Linkage. Stephen Blaskey explores more in this article
Photogrammetry, LiDAR, Remote Sensing and GIS Together at Last – Here’s a hypothetical situation that happens all too often. The LiDAR data for the entire state has been captured, which is the good news, but finding the specific data for this project is another story.
Getting started with HTML5 – If you develop web apps and services or mobile apps, or perhaps are considering porting your apps to mobile / tablet devices then there’s no doubt that HTML5 is an important consideration.
Trimble’s New Site Tablet – The new Trimble Site Tablet and on-board Trimble SCS900 Site Controller Software provide real-time data to construction professionals for visualizing cut/fill levels, calculating material volumes and communicating work orders to enable better decision making.
A Glimpse At the Future of BlackBerry and the new BBX Dev Platform – At the annual BB Love-fest (aka. BlackBerry DevCon), RIM President & CEO,Mike Lazaridis, greeted the crowd and provided the State of RIM address as well as a roadmap for the future which includes the Blackberry 7 lineup of devices and a new developer platform, Blackberry BBX
Indeed a shocking stat out of research from IDC revealing huge numbers for Android mobile OS after 4 years… So get this, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, total Android smartphone shipments worldwide reached 136.0 million units, accounting for 75.0% of the 181.1 million smartphones shipped in 3Q12. The 91.5% year-over-year growth was nearly double the overall market growth rate of 46.4% – wow! Keep in mind though that iOS devices came quite late in the quarter
Some industry highlights:
- Android, having topped the 100 million unit mark last quarter, reached a new record level in a single quarter.
- OS was a distant second place to Android, but was the only other mobile operating system to amass double-digit market share for the quarter.
- BlackBerry‘s market share continued to sink, falling to just over 4% by the end of the quarter.
- Symbian posted the largest year-on-year decline of the leading operating systems
- Windows Phone marked its second anniversary with a total of just 3.6 million units shipped worldwide
- Linux volume declined for the third straight quarter