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…

Project Snowshoe

To celebrate the release of GeoExpress 7 – the strongest and best received version ever of our flagship product – the Engineering team took a snow day. A few weeks ago, we had been all set to execute our original plan – an overnight at Scottish Lakes in the North Cascades – but the passes had closed the morning of the Big Day. Disappointed (and better educated about avalanches) but…

Geocaching in Hawaii

I recently got back from a short vacation with friends and family in Hawaii. Although I’ve been part of the LizardTech Engineering team for many years, I’m relatively new to the geospatial industry, so you’ll forgive me if wax a little misty here. One of the things that made this trip particularly memorable for me was geocaching all over the Big Island. My wife and I found one cache that…

Just a ‘temporal anomaly’? Well, why didn’t you say so?

GeoExpress 7 was released this past January, and despite the fact that it has met with enthusiastic approval by users and reviewers, it is a product made by humans, and humans on a tight schedule at that. One of the things we were dissatisfied with even as ‘Geo 7’ went out the door was that in one of the new features – publishing images directly to Express Server from GeoExpress…