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Geoff
Ottawa, Canada
Geoff Zeiss has more than 20 years experience in the geospatial software industry and 15 years experience developing enterprise geospatial solutions for the utilities, communications, and public works industries.
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At the Spar 3D Expo and Conference in Houston The Woodlands, Texas, Avideh Zakhor from the University of California Berkeley was onsite with some remarkable products from her new startup Indoor Reality. I blogged previously about the technology when it... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Between the Poles
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We are seeing the convergence of engineering and architecture with 3D technology and this is enabling a full lifecycle perspective in designing and constructing infrastructure where we not only aim at better project delivery, but also better asset reliability and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Between the Poles
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Reality modeling In the future, the deliverables at the end of a construction project will not only include the completed building itself, but also a digital "reality model" of the structure. The digital model will include digital as-builts comprised of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Between the Poles
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The Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has reported that India added 6,937 MW of grid-connected renewable energy capacity during FY2015–16, that's over 2% of India's total power generation capacity on 31 March 2016 of 298 GW. 43 GW... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Between the Poles
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DigitalGlobe owns and operates a constellation of commercial earth observation satellites. The latest is Worldview-3 which is capable of about 30 cm precision. Digital Globe's satellites collect 3,000,000 square kilometers of Earth imagery every day, that's about 70 terabytes of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Between the Poles
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At the 16th Annual GITA Pacific Northwest Conference, John Himmel, Manager GIS, at FortisBC Energy gave an overview of a remarkable geospatial solution that FortisBC will be deploying this summer. It is a new online application service that will be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at Between the Poles
GeoBuiz Summit is an innovative conference that brings together key industry innovators and leaders to discuss and share knowledge and experience about the evolving technology trends, market behavior, and business models in the geospatial community including vertical markets such as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at Between the Poles
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The U.S. Department of Energy has announced $4 million for projects to launch the Orange Button℠ initiative. To understand the financial risk of solar energy project development, the solar energy community relies on fragmented datasets released by state energy offices... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at Between the Poles
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At the 16th Annual GITA Pacific Northwest Conference at the Boeing Future of Flight Museum in Mukilteo WA, David Steiger gave a fascinating presentation about one of the major problems arising from our poor knowledge about the location of underground... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at Between the Poles
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I am back from two remarkable days at the Spar 3D Expo and Conference in Houston. One thing that has stuck in my mind, because it is likely going to impact all of us, is augmented reality (AR) or virtual... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at Between the Poles
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I have just experienced two remarkable days at the Spar 3D Expo and Conference in The Woodlands, Texas, in itself a remarkable location near Houston. I will blog in more detail in the near future about the things and people... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at Between the Poles
In the culmination of a court case running for seven years, a jury in Pennsylvania found that Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation had been negligent and had contaminated the drinking water of two families near Dimock, Pennsylvania. $4.24 million was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at Between the Poles
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Keep a close watch on the Hawaiian power utilities (HECO) because Hawaii has committed to 100% renewables by 2045 and 65% by 2030. That was the recommendation of Sharon Allan, CEO of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel ( SGIP) in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at Between the Poles
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A new study that confirms drinking water contamination by fracking, something the EPA has been unable to do, signals the beginning of a process to assess the environmental cost of "wildwest" drilling and fracking. This study relates to drinking water... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at Between the Poles
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The UK Government as part of its building information modeling (BIM) initiative has said repeatedly that it expects the big payoff of a digital model, estimated at more than 40% savings, will be during operations and maintenance, typically representing 80%... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at Between the Poles
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The latest USGS earthquake risk maps for the first time show the probability of earthquakes next year in the central and eastern U.S. The new USGS hazard model estimates where, how often and how strongly earthquakes may could occur in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2016 at Between the Poles
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Some of the topics at this year's GITA Pacific Northwest conference Enterprise Mobile Architecture - Ubisense Grid 3.0: Growing Opportunities for Geospatial - Between The Poles Unleashing the Power of Geospatial Technologies - Fortis Gas GIS Cloud solutions - Spatial... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at Between the Poles
Registration is Now Open - GITA Pacific NW Chapter 2016 Conference I have been attending and speaking at GITA events for many years. One of the best events is the geospatial, utility and infrastructure event organized by The GITA Pacific... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at Between the Poles
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The Netherlands has created a new BIM Loket (BIM Gateway). It is intended to be a national portal for information about and and management of open BIM standards in the Netherlands. It is to both provide a central information centre... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2016 at Between the Poles
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The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards process is quite nimble compared to other standards development processes, but it still involves multiple steps and the overhead of the formal process discourages developers from participating. For reference the Request for Comment (RFC)... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2016 at Between the Poles
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In a recent presentation announcing Tesla Energy Elon Musk estimated that the total surface area needed to generate enough power to get the U.S. completely off fossil fuel power generation is less than 1/4 of the Texas panhandle. Solar PV... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2016 at Between the Poles
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The world is changing. Microsoft has been doing things in the open source world for some time, but this last week it has gotten wild. Microsoft has just kicked off launch activities for SQL Server 2016 with general availability later... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2016 at Between the Poles
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What is BIM Level 2 and how do I know I am compliant ? What if you are a small company with no more experience with BIM than discovering what the acronym stands for ? It turns out that one... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2016 at Between the Poles
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At this year's RICS BIM conference the elephant in the room was April 4th 2016, the deadline for all public construction projects to be BIM Level 2 compliant. This is the culmination of a five year process starting in 2011... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2016 at Between the Poles
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According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association new solar PC capacity in the United States set a new record in 2015. 7.3 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) were installed, exceeding natural-gas capacity additions for the first... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2016 at Between the Poles