Imagine you’re in outer space looking down. Below you are great expanses of green and blue, representing the land and sea. Zoom in and you begin so see the detail in the topography—mountains, rivers, plains. Zoom in further and cities and country sides are visible. Zoom in once more and you see livestock in the fields, cars stopped at traffic lights, and people entering and exiting buildings.
The latest releases of Spectrum Spatial Analyst and Spectrum Spatial are just around the corner - Monday, 30 April is release day and it's fast approaching.
There are a number of new features and enhancements that we're very excited about and we've no doubt they'll make your SSA experience a whole lot easier. So without further ado, let's take a look at what you can look forward to in the upcoming release...
As a part of the NZGIS4EM community, lately my attention has been on how our organisation can make a difference to emergency managers and services in New Zealand by utilising geospatial data.
It soon became clear to me that the data these teams and organisations needed was something that we already had and have been supplying to our customers for many years.
So, we did some research on what datasets were of the highest priority to emergency managers and teams throughout NZ and, using one of the NationalMap basemaps, created the EM Basemap.
At the end of October we hosted the 2017 New Zealand Location Intelligence Forum in Wellington, alongside our partner Pitney Bowes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With a whole lot of free map data apps and programmes available at the push of a button or the tap of a finger, it’s easy to turn your nose up at the offer of what seems to be the same thing but at a price. We get it. Map data that costs precious dollars is the big, contentious, lumbering elephant in a small room brimming with the latest, greatest, hippest developers throwing shiny, colourful free stuff at you.
How do you define urban, rural and remote?
Here’s a predicament you may know well: you deliver services right across New Zealand and charge for the privilege. The service delivery, that’s fine. But when it comes to the pricing of said delivery, that’s where things start getting a little murky.