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Historical Orthophotos of Alberta

Alberta Historical Orthophotos - Old Man River Dam in 1949-51 (left) and 2013 (right)

Old Man River Dam in 1949-51 (left) and 2013 (right)

Alberta Historical Orthophotos

Historical Orthophotos of Alberta contains georeferenced orthophoto maps consisting of aerial photography mainly from 1949 to 1951 with coverage for the whole province. It also contains various maps created with photos from 1961 to 1963. Each of the original maps covers a 1:50,000 NTS sheet at a scale of 1:63,360.

To download the georeferenced orthophoto maps you will need to use FTP software such as FileZilla (available free online). Metadata Download: http://www.abmi.ca/home/publications/351-400/376.html

Ftp server: ftp.public.abmi.ca
user name: web|anonymous
password: anonymous
path: /GISProduct/HistoricalOrthophotos

[Source: ABMI.ca]

 


Google now providing Google Earth Pro for Free

Download Google Earth Pro Free

Google Earth, a virtual 3D mapping and geographical information software package (originally known as EarthViewer 3D) provided free by Google has been one of the key elements over the past few years that has helped people become more aware of the geomatics industry.

These days you mention to anyone that you work with maps and most people will ask you if it is with Google?

With Google Earth, you can quickly scroll anywhere on the Earth using the virtual interactive spinning globe made up of various satellite and aerial imagery and zoom in to optimize your view with geographic information like maps, terrain data, 3D buildings and much more. Google Earth has become very popular and is used by a wide variety of end users from students to professionals. Most people are aware of the more common free downloadable version and may not even realize that Google has been selling an upgraded version with more features called Google Earth Pro.

The Google Earth Pro version contains all the features and the same imagery data sets as the regular Google Earth version does, but includes more advanced functionality such as the ability to measure 3D buildings, import GIS data, print high-resolution images, and create virtual flight simulated movies. Click here, for a complete list of added software functionality and available options in the Google Earth Pro version.

Until now users had to pay a fee to use the Pro version, but now users will be able to use Google Earth Pro for free, simply register for a Google Earth Pro licence key and download the software.

iVAULT Web GIS Mobile

iVAULT Web GIS Mobile is released!

Vancouver, BC – June 3rd, 2013 – Pacific Alliance Technologies announced today that they have released  iVAULT Mobile and that it has has exceeded clients expectations. iVAULT Mobile was first released to some of their clients and who tested and provided  feedback that was incorporated into the final version.

“I like how iVAULT Mobile feels and it is working extremely well” – Richard Bennett, Geomatics Manager – City of Lloydminster

“iVAULT Mobile has significantly increased information accessibility by connecting to millions of iOS devices. It puts a large amount of detailed information on a very portable device” – Lionel Wang, GIS Coordinator – City of Port Coquitlam

iVAULT Mobile allows access to organization’s Web GIS from anywhere. Using iVAULT Mobile in the field, users are able to:iVAULT Web GIS Mobile on iPhone

  • Zoom to current location and view nearby assets
  • Create, edit, and analyze CAD and GIS data
  • Provide easy and timely data collection
  • Maintain the corporate database from the field
  • Increase productivity of the mobile workforce
  • Improve efficiency and accuracy of field operations
  • Increase citizen engagement

Workflows

With iVAULT Mobile, your business workflows can be enhanced by connecting them to field assets.

  • Some municipal operations that iVAULT Mobile can support and enhance:
  • As-built inspection
  • Bylaw infraction
  • Fire hydrant maintenance
  • Meter reading
  • Public service requests
  • Other processes include:
  • damage assessment
  • wildlife/health reporting
  • emergency response

Features

  • Full Administrator to set up your mobile site for various roles in a point-and-click interface
  • Take advantage of Mobile-specific tools, like GPS and camera, for your GIS needs
  • Work seamlessly on smart phones and tablets
  • Overlay your data on Google maps
  • Spatial tools: Bookmarks, Generate Buffer, GPS Location, Load User Layer, Measure, Quick Maps, Global Search, Redlining, Select In View, Select Nearest, Zoom To XY, Locate And Inspect Assets, Add Events, and much more.

Built with HTML5 and currently optimized for the iOS platform.

iVAULT Web GIS Mobile on IPADAbout iVAULT:
iVAULT is PAT’s web-based mapping solution that allows organizations to easily benefit from linking their existing data to a location. iVAULT is compatible with leading technologies: ArcGIS, MapGuide and Google. iVAULT is also integrated with our StarDyne sister companies’ software: Diamond, WorkTech, Vadim, Tempest – along with other leading financial and asset management software products. With iVAULT you can find, report-on and analyze your assets in the context of the neighboring historical and as-built information along with data from any of your business systems. http://ivault.pat.ca/

About Pacific Alliance Technologies:
Pacific Alliance Technologies (PAT) is a leading provider of CAD, GIS, web-based mapping and asset management software, specializing in the customization, implementation, training and support of these solutions. The company’s mission is to develop and implement GIS and Asset Management solutions that will help sharpen your competitive edge; enhance strategic planning and decision making; and increase your organization’s productivity. We configure our solutions to meet your needs. http://pat.ca/

Contact Information:
Ronnie Wahi, General Manager
rhw@pat.ca
(604)676.6000
Toll-Free: 1.877.691.9171

GeoSask Maps and Geospatial Information

logo GeoSaskBuilt and maintained by Information Services Corporation of Saskatchewan, GeoSask is a centralized open data website by the Provincial Government providing free online access to different types of maps and geospatial information related to the province of Saskatchewan. It features free downloadable GIS data (with a few exceptions) available from participating Government of Saskatchewan departments and agencies.

“It enables you to discover, view and access local and remote geospatial information and services made available by participating provincial ministries and agencies. If your organization is a source of such information and services it enables you to make your geospatial information and services discoverable, viewable and accessible by others and to restrict access to data based on security privileges.”

GeoSask can be used to:

GEOSASK online map viewer

•Discover local and remote geospatial information resources.
•View details about resources, including how to download
•Immediately view live online Data and Map resources
•Create, upload and manage metadata that references geospatial data
•Share secured and non-secured data.
•Manage and save maps and download preferences you have created for use during subsequent sessions.

https://www.geosask.ca/arcexplorer/servlet/ISC_ArcExplorerStartup?action=baseMap&origid=&isDefault=true

http://www.geosask.ca/Portal/

GeoNB Map Viewer and free New Brunswick Digital data sets

Check out the remarkable efforts that Service New Brunswick has been able to accomplish ensuring that their residents have access to good geographic information data sets as well as access to amazing free online web mapping tools for those that are not fortunate enough to have GIS related software.

If you are looking at generating maps related to the province of New Brunswick then I recommend that you check out these data sets as they will provide a stable building block to build a decent GIS with. And if you are not interested in doing any GIS work with New Brunswick data sets, then at least check out the GeoNB online web Map Viewer.