Somewhere There is a Place for Us: IIS for Institutional Spatial Information

Convergence of spatial technologies has become the norm. In the case of many institutions, geospatial is becoming more broadly spatial, where concerns regarding the “placement” of facility assets are becoming dominant, and position and location are of less importance to institutional information consumers. It seems that position is taken for granted and location is assumed to be good enough. I thought it would be of interest to extend this notion…

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Using Express Server with AutoCAD Map 3D 2016

Greetings from LizardTech!  In response to some user questions that we’ve recently received asking about using Express Server in conjunction with Autodesk products, we put together a short video that shows how to add an Express Server Web Map Service (WMS) to AutoCAD Map 3D 2016. It’s a fast and easy way to bring your Express Server imagery catalogs right to your desktop, and all it takes is a few clicks…

Key Bugs Fixed In GeoExpress 9.5.3

  We take user feedback seriously at LizardTech. Our Customer Support department diligently documents user stories, complaints, and recommendations that in turn help to drive product development and….let’s face it…fix bugs. In fact, fixing longstanding bugs was a key goal for our GeoExpress 9.5.3 release – in addition to adding support for Geiger-Mode LiDAR BPF files, better LiDAR previewing, and enhanced color-balancing. Among the bugs addressed in 9.5.3 are: –…

Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS): The Peoples’ Technology

Varied Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS) user communities are forming at a rapid pace. Many UAS users and prospects are bound by their geographies of responsibilities, geographies of interest (see Figure 1) or geographies of observation. UAS, as a Peoples’ technology, provides user communities with an emancipating opportunity to control and apply geospatial collection technology without third party dependencies and in ways never before available. We’re now free to roam in our personal…

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Five reasons to try GeoExpress 9.5.3, including Geiger-Mode LiDAR support

The latest GeoExpress was released this week. GeoExpress is our flagship image asset handling product. It compresses, manages, distributes, integrates and deploys your geospatial images and LiDAR point clouds as high-quality MrSID files. In this latest version, we expanded format support options and fine tuned some of its core capabilities. View here for a full feature history on GeoExpress. Click here to try a fully functional 30-day trial of GeoExpress for free. Top five reasons to…

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How-to Video: Compress Camera Photos with GeoExpress

One of the cool, but lesser known capabilities of GeoExpress is its ability to compress not only geo-enabled images, but consumer camera images as well! Anyone with a GeoExpress license can take a JPEG photo from a smartphone or DSLR and compress it to a MrSID or JPEG2000 at a fraction of its original size. The benefits of this to the individual mobile device user are obvious: Compressed images take…

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SANI-ITA is Hosting Two Technology Seminars in Ontario

Good news LizardTech users in Ontario! SANI-International Technology Advisors is hosting two technology seminars spotlighting the latest from LizardTech. The first event will take place at the Les Suites Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario on October 24, 2016. The second will be on October 25, 2016 in Markham, Ontario – location to be announced. At the seminars, you’ll dive deep into: The lesser known features of GeoExpress An introduction to command line Metadata editing Batch processing LiDAR Publishing…

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How-to Video: WMS and Express Server

Web Map Services (WMS) are incredibly valuable methods to provide analysts and other users with up-to-date image and map data over the internet directly into GIS Desktop applications such as ArcGIS and QGIS. WMS are flexible, scalable and can even be encrypted using https to provide an extra level of security when transmitting sensitive data. LizardTech’s Express Server is the fastest way to serve out MrSID raster and LiDAR data in both high and…