Exploring the new features in GeoExpress 7 – Pt. 1: Despeckling

Most of you are probably already using GeoExpress 7. We’ve received some rave reviews from some of you about the new features we added, so we thought this might be a good time to introduce and explain how to use some of the great new tools in GeoExpress 7. If you’ve ever received imagery from the USDA NAIP program, particularly MrSID Generation 2 (MG2) images from previous years, you’ll have…

The cartographic novel – pitfalls and possibilities

A couple weeks ago Jeff Martin posted on Google Lat Long about a new Penguin Publishing website called wetellstories.co.uk that fuses fiction and maps in a series of newly published short stories, where the text of a story unfolds interactively on a map. Umberto Eco’s Six Walks in the Fictional Woods comes to mind about now. This is a little book of essays in which the novelist muses on the…

Thoughts on the ESRI Developer Summit and OGC in ArcGIS Server

Last week, some of us went south to Palm Springs to escape the rain and enjoy the company of the crew from Redlands at the ESRI Developer Summit. Much of the conference has been blogged about elsewhere, but I did want to share my observations of the talk on OGC capabilities in ArcGIS Server 9.3. Satish Sankaran, Yinqi Tang and Gary MacDougal gave a very exciting discussion and demonstration of…

A brave stand at GameWorks

Last Tuesday evening, LizardTech hosted a party at GameWorks in conjunction with our participation in the GITA conference. I couldn’t attend the party, but several of my fellow Lizards did and the report is that a good time was had by all. Thanks to all who stopped by. Here is one of our favorite photos from the evening. As editor of Geospatial Solutions Online, Cyrena Respini-Irwin is an old friend…

Infrastructure and imaging at GITA

Several of us Engineering Lizards walked up to the Convention Center on Tuesday to show support for the hardworking Sales and Marketing Lizards who were manning our booth and to have a look around. The first thing I noticed was what a blue conference it was. Every booth and banner seemed to be a cool cerulean, with the single, vibrant and very red exception of Oracle’s digs. The theme of…

In Seattle for GITA? Come play!

Just a note to let folks know that LizardTech will be hosting a party at GameWorks in conjunction with GITA‘s Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions Conference 31 taking place in Seattle March 9 – 12. It’s our way of saying “Welcome to our town”. The party is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 11. We’ve reserved space on the second floor near the bar. LizardTech will provide food, two drink…

Michael P. Gerlek dons the editor hat

If you were to look under the hood of GeoExpress 7 – and the rest of our products – you’d find that LizardTech, like a lot of other companies in our industry, relies on open source software. In our case, we’re experts in compression and wavelets and geospatial imaging, and so we spend a lot of our R&D dollars in those areas. But for the stuff we’re not experts in…