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Pitney Bowes recognised as an ABA100 winner in Software Innovation for MapInfo Pro™ Advanced.

Posted by Caitlin McDougall on 29-Aug-2017 08:00:00

The Australian Business Awards 2017 were held recently, with Pitney Bowes taking home a win in the ABA100 Software Innovation category for MapInfo Pro Advanced.

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Topics: Spatial Analysis, Pitney Bowes Software, News, Location Intelligence, GIS, Raster GIS, MapInfo Pro Advanced, MRR

Here's What's New in the Latest NationalMap Release.

Posted by Caitlin McDougall on 27-Apr-2017 09:00:00

The latest six monthly release of NationalMap™ is being rolled out as we speak and, while it boasts a number of reviews and updates to contextual and POI data; motorway junctions; and retail and shopping areas, the biggest and most notable additions are evident in the roads.

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Topics: NZ Geospatial, NationalMap, Data, Location Intelligence, GIS

Critchlow proud to be announced as a finalist in the 2016 New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards.

Posted by Caitlin McDougall on 07-Oct-2016 11:26:41

Critchlow is proud to be a finalist for the e-Spatial Spatial Enablement Award at the 2016 New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards (NZSEA), announced at the NZSEA finalists breakfast this morning in Wellington.

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Topics: NZ Geospatial, Spatial, Critchlow, NationalMap, News, GIS

We're giving New Zealand roads a (digital) makeover.

Posted by Caitlin McDougall on 09-Aug-2016 08:53:43

Here at Critchlow, we’re always hard at work. One thing that we’ve been working particularly hard on lately in the geospatial data and solutions side of our business is route optimisation. More specifically, we’re reviewing and improving the alignment of New Zealand roads. Every single one.

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Topics: NZ Geospatial, Data, Location Intelligence, GIS, Routing, Transport

Get behind the Kiwi geospatial industry with the NZ Spatial Excellence Awards!

Posted by Caitlin McDougall on 20-Jul-2016 08:00:00

Every year, the New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards pay homage to the best of the best in the spatial industry. It's about recognising the incredible Kiwis who contribute to the sector and provide a benchmark for generations to come.

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Topics: NZ Geospatial, Spatial, News, Location Intelligence, GIS, Events

5 key benefits of the MapInfo MRR file format

Posted by Jacob Pescini on 10-Nov-2015 16:05:31

The size and number of raster datasets available to the GIS professional is growing rapidly. For example, the resolution and coverage of remote sensing platforms increases with every new generation of hardware. The physical number of satellites and other sensing platforms in operation is increasing year on year. Storing, managing, visualising and processing this data has become increasingly challenging for data providers and consumers.

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Topics: GIS, Raster GIS, MapInfo Pro Advanced, MRR

What value does the private sector add to road centreline GIS data in New Zealand?

Posted by Andrew Smith on 05-Oct-2015 14:35:47

New Zealand Local and Central Government agencies are doing a great job at providing free public access to the data they collect and create. For example, The Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) Data Service (LDS) https://data.linz.govt.nz/ has over 1800 datasets available for free download in various geospatial formats. Yet mapping companies are still producing datasets and selling them for money. Are these companies just duplicating the efforts of these agencies or, worse still are they just freeloading and re-packaging freely available government data for profit without adding any value?

This blog explores what value private sector mapping companies add to public data and why they do it. Specifically I would like to explore road centrelines and answer the question: “Why would I want to pay for road centrelines when I can download them free from the LDS?”

 

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Topics: Data, GIS

Raster GIS: the trade-off is over with MapInfo Pro Advanced and MRR

Posted by Jacob Pescini on 06-May-2015 12:38:00

Spatial analysis is about releasing insights from data and visualising it in a way that can be easily communicated. Before you get to the maps, it’s all about the data.

There are two principle forms which the data used in a Geographic Information System (GIS) can take, vector based and raster based.

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Topics: MapInfo Pro, GIS, Raster GIS

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