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…

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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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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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…

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New CentOS Support for Express Server

You already know Express Server as a tool that allows you to reduce storage costs and access your imagery from anywhere. Furthering our commitment to lowering operating costs and providing a fast, seamless experience for our users, we’re happy to announce that Express Server now offers CentOS support! After a recent network infrastructure assessment of our demonstration environment, we implemented a CentOS cloud-based virtual server which will benefit our user community, particularly many of our international…

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See How Express Server 9.5 Serves LiDAR and Much More

Are you sitting on TBs of LiDAR data? Express Server 9.5 now serves LiDAR in addition to high-resolution imagery. You can visualize, download point clouds in a variety of formats and request valuable products like DEMs. See how in the video below: To try Express Server 9.5 for free, click here.

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Image Export and LiDAR Format Options in GeoExpress

Sure, you know GeoExpress as the software you rely on to compress raster imagery and LiDAR point clouds to make them easier to process, share and archive. But did you know GeoExpress also offers a dozen powerful tools you can use for further manipulation and enhancement of your geospatial data? We call them our Hidden Gems, and in the next several blogs, we’ll tell you how to take advantage of…