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Spatial Manager™ Version 3 Released
A new version 3.0 of Spatial Manager™ has been released. It comes full of interesting innovations and all the users will enjoy the best Spatial Manager™ applications suite published so far.
Try it for free or update your existing software applications.
Powerful and Easy to use Background Maps
If you are an AutoCAD (v.2008 – v.2017) or BricsCAD (v.13 – v.16) user, you can now choose from among many different backgrounds maps from many providers such as OpenStreetMap, Bing, MapBox, etc. Backgrounds maps will enhance drawing quality and allow users to compare and check better data.
Data Structure Management and Direct Data Edition
Design and edit the Structure that will be used to store the data attached to the objects. Manage the Tables and the Fields according to your needs. You will also find new Tools available to Attach, Detach and Select data. The data attached to the objects (EEDs/XDATA) is no longer read-only data.
Labeling objects while importing
You can now Label the Point features or the Centroids while importing from files or spatial tables into the drawing. Text label properties taken from fields
New GML data provider. UK Ordnance Survey data compatibility
The GML data provider has been added to the extensive list of the Spatial Manager™ data providers. You can now read GML, GZ and XML files. Good news for the UK users who can now Access the great Ordnance Survey MasterMap spatial data information
- Spatial filter to import only the objects in the current view (2)
- Elevation parameter applied to all objects (Points, Blocks, etc.) (2)
- Block names can be selected according the value of a field (2)
- The Centroids are now placed in front of the Polygons fills
- New rotation units in the Block parameters (2)
- Non-numeric fields are now valid Parameters for Blocks, Elevations or Thickness (2)
- OpenStreetMap lets you now choose the fields to read
- SQL Server parameter to select the syntax for new date fields
- WFS spatial boundaries when importing
- New ‘Create shortcut from path’ allows you define Shortcuts for network addresses
- Random colors for new Layers have been enhanced
- New image formats for user symbols (PNG, JPG, GIF, BMP) (1)
Performance and compatibility news
- Drawing the objects once imported is almost instantaneous (2)
- Remarkable speed-up when reading geometries
- Centroids calculation methods improved
- Blocks properties (Name and Attribute values) are shown in the application Palette
- Exporting to KML or KMZ files performance has been significantly improved
- Application loading times reduced
- Trial version less restrictive: 75% of the objects are processed anyway
- AutoCAD 2017 compatibility (and many other Autodesk 2017 products) (3)
- BricsCAD 16 compatibility (4)
- Windows 10 compatible
(1) Desktop only
(2) AutoCAD and BricsCAD only
(3) AutoCAD only
(4) BricsCAD only
Note: some functions are available on the “Standard” and/or “Professional” editions only
Mount Royal University Unveils New-Age Geospatial Software
Calgary-based experts are charting a bold new course in geographic education by introducing geospatial software designed for the next generations of tech-savvy learners.
During an event at Mount Royal University on Thursday, TECTERRA was honoured to partake in the unveiling of a new-age mapping tool known as WorldView Studio™. This software package, developed with support from TECTERRA, creates 3D maps combining multiple data streams (such as traffic flows, wildlife migration patterns and watersheds) on one digital platform to see how they interact with each other.
The WorldView software is fuelled by geospatial data provided by Canadian Geographic, and was adapted for classroom-based settings based on extensive research from Mount Royal Associate Professor Dr. Lynn Moorman.
“This is an easy-to-use tool that empowers students to better understand the world around them,” said Dr. Moorman, who teaches Earth Science at Mount Royal. “We know that geographic education is at a crossroads right now and it’s vital for educators to find new approaches to teaching geography in Canadian classrooms.”
TECTERRA contributed to this project through its Alberta Applied Research Funding Program.
“We believe that this project offers a great deal of societal value by building interest and curiosity about science and technology in school-aged children,” said Dr. Mohamed Abousalem, Chief Executive Officer at TECTERRA. “These children will be the future contributors to the Canadian economy, and science and technology represent a key factor in the future growth of our economy.”
WorldView Studio™ is a classroom version of The PIXYS Innovation’s WorldView™ digital Earth software.
“Canadians have always been leaders in the field of geographic information sciences and mapping,” said PYXIS Chief Executive Officer, Perry Peterson. “We are defined by our geography. So it’s not surprising that a breakthrough in technology — we call Digital Earth — will allow children of a very young age to search and explore their world,”
Dr. Moorman’s efforts to make geography accessible to our video game savvy kids is important, said Gilles Gagnier, Chief Operating Officer and Publisher of Canadian Geographic Enterprises. “We look forward to the day when we can deliver Professor Moorman’s GeoLiteracy Project to our 14,000 teacher members across Canada. Our students will only benefit from her trailblazing efforts.” View children interacting with WorldView™
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Cansel achieves Autodesk Platinum Award for the highest growth for sales in Canada
Vancouver, BC, 9 May, 2013 — Cansel announced that they have received Autodesk’ coveted Platinum Award for the highest growth for new sales in Canada, during fiscal year ending on January 31st, 2013. Cansel was the only Canadian company to win Platinum Award from Autodesk for Autodesk’s fiscal year 2013. For 30 years Cansel’s in-house experts have provided tailored solutions of Autodesk technologies including training, support, customization and programming, workflow optimization and standards development. It is now the largest reseller of Autodesk solutions in Canada and ranks number 4 in North America.
”This award signifies that the Canadian marketplace continues to recognize Cansel’s unique value proposition and expertise in helping solve our customer’s business challenges. We have invested over the years to build the largest Canadian team of professional services experts, who come from industry with practical knowledge and experience,“ said Mr. Sasha Nikodijevic, Cansel. “When you combine our team of experts, coupled with Autodesk Suites, our structured implementation methodology and wide selection of hardware, we are able to optimize our customer’s workflow, from field to finish.”
Cansel helps organizations measure, analyze, design and build a better Canada. We are the only company of its kind, providing unique and tailored solutions for over 40 years. The markets we serve include engineering, surveying, construction, mining, architecture, utilities, forestry, and government. Partnering with the world’s leading technology manufacturer’s, (such as Canon, Trimble and Autodesk) Cansel’s national team of professionals combine software, hardware and services to improve your workflow, from field to finish. www.cansel.ca
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Fanshawe College GIS
Location: London, Ontario
Program(s): GIS Graduate Certificate Program & a GIS / Urban Planning Diploma
Prerequisites: University degree or College Diploma / High School
Info: The one year Fanshawe College GIS Graduate Certificate Program at the School of Design is actually an eight month intensive program that prepares graduates from College or University for employment opportunities in a wide range of industries that everyday utilize both spatial and tabular data sets. Their program is hands on project based and industry leading software intensive training, Students gain a solid foundation of GIS skills coupled with leading edge industry techniques to
learn the skills that can provide spatial solutions.
In Fanshawe’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program, you’ll learn a complete range of GIS skills to help you increase your marketability. This eight-month intensive program will prepare you for employment in a wide range of land-based industries that require expertise in the use of spatial and tabular data.
Career Opportunities for graduates are to become GIS Specialists, GIS Programmers, Spatial Database Specialists, or GIS Analysts in either the GIS software industry, various levels of government of any private industry that makes use of spatial geomatic technologies. Their web site states that this program is open to International Students.
Fanshawe College also offers a GIS / Urban Planning Diploma that does not require a College or University background. This program focuses on the many uses of land and resources found in both rural and urban areas. Students learn how to design ideal communities, plan and co-ordinate land development, build and maintain geographic databases, using a combination of GIS, CAD and graphic design technology. The program is considered to be hands on providing industry experience through paid co-op work terms.
Graduates of this program tend to work in all different levels of governments, different land development companies, as well as many planning and consultant agencies. Some students even qualify for further education with the Urban and Regional Planning degree program through Ryerson University.
GIS / Planning Program: Russell Schnurr (519) 452-4430 ext. 4322 E-mail: email@example.com
[sources: fanshawec.ca ]
If you are a student, facility or someone who has any more knowledge, feedback or comments to share about the GIS programs at Fanshawe College then I encourage you to share it . You can either use the contribute more info form or the comment functionality below.
GIS software packages come in many different formats and designed to handle many applications. Some are more robust then others offering a wide range of tools and applications while others are much more simple, the software you use should depend a lot on what your needs are.
There are also many other things to consider such as cost, usability, supported data formats just to mention a few. Canada has many software companies that offer GIS software related packages and many others that sell packages made abroad but available here.
Free GIS software
Geographic Resources Analysis Support System (GRASS) – GRASS software is a free GIS package with multiple functionality including image processing, both raster & vector compatibly, 2D/3D vector network analysis and much more functionality. It operates on various system platforms including shell and a graphical user interfaces.
Google Earth – new twist on traditional GIS that allows you to create 3D maps with existing aerial data sets
Licensed GIS software
PCI Geomatica – Geomatica 2012 from well known Canadian based PCI Geomatics is a powerful easy to learn GIS and Remote sensing package with a wide range of traditional remote sensing, photogrammetry, GIS, cartography, and web development tools.
MapInfo GIS desktop mapping application that now includes CAD tools and .NET program-ability.
ESRI – ArcGIS v10 is the most popular and dependable GIS desktop mapping application available, used world wide.
More software …
Other Mapping Tools
Need to quickly convert spatial coordinates from MTM, UTM or LAT/LONG?
DataAppeal – Online mapping tool that provides Highly Effective & Interactive 3D Maps
Trimble GPS Planner – handy little FREE software package for planning of GPS Missions, allows you to optimize your base destination region with multiple station locations allowing you to determine where it would be best to record observations, determine elevation masks, generate graphs showing satellite coverage, DOP coverage, and create sky plots of GPS satellites.
Canadian GIS Education Programs
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