Topics to include how to improve subsurface data in GIS interface
Santa Rosa, CA – September 9, 2009 – gINT Software, Inc.
gINT Software will be hosting a series of webinars in September and in October covering a wide variety of subsurface data management topics. The series, based on a successful August series, will be presented by Salvatore Caronna, president and founder of gINT Software. "The new gINT Webinar series is very popular,” according to Caronna. “Attendees find it highly informative on a broad spectrum of issues, from the benefits of implementing GIS for displaying subsurface data to reasons for moving to enterprise software.”
gINT Software builds its September series on the two most popular webinar topics, GIS and Enterprise. The first September webinar, titled “ Subsurface Data in a GIS Environment” will offer engineers concrete information on how to add the dimension of subsurface data to ArcGIS and Google Earth. In recognizing that the GIS environment offers a unique and important perspective on project information, participants will see how to use GIS to visualize and correlate subsurface data. The second September webinar, “gINT Enterprise: Managing Your Organization-Wide Subsurface Data” will show engineers how to efficiently manage varying types of data and how they can consolidate their subsurface data into a central enterprise database and create a standard set of consistent reports.
The first October webinar, “Best Practices in Subsurface Data Management”will demonstrate why “good” data is necessary in order for engineers to make sound decisions and how good data management not only streamlines the business process, but also decreases costs by enabling engineers to easily find and reuse data. The second October webinar, “Leveraging the Value of Your Legacy Subsurface Data,” will show engineers the process of turning years’ worth of legacy data into a usable resource.
“I signed up for the gINT Subsurface Data Webinars not knowing what to expect, just knowing that we’re using GIS more and more in other areas and wondering how gINT might interface with Arcview to help us use data more efficiently,” said attendee Gwen Archer of Biggs & Matthews Environmental. “ So far the course has enlightened us not only about specific immediate changes we might make to the way we use gINT to streamline data entry but also how we might effectively improve our subsurface data management as our need to use GIS data grows.”
“The feedback we have gotten from attendees has been positive and encouraging,” says Caronna. “It is definitely time for taking subsurface data management to the next level."
Since 1986, gINT Software has pioneered innovative and highly effective solutions for data management and reporting in the geotechnical and geoenvironmental industries. Today, gINT sets the standard for excellence in software for the profession. gINT’s superior engineering, customer responsiveness and acclaimed support services have made gINT the product of choice for numerous transportation authorities, government agencies, consulting firms, and educational institutions worldwide.
As readers of this site know, I’m a big fan of utilizing Google Earth as a geoengineering tool, and since I’m a big fan of gINT as a geoengineering tool as well, this news for me was like a match made in heaven! The good folks over at gINT were kind enough to give me a sneak peek at the new Google Earth functionality a couple days ago. And they also discussed a shift in their approach to updates and upgrades that will be of particular interest to all gINT users. Click through for more info. (Screenshot courtesy of gINT Software)
ESRI have a number of examples of what can be achieved using their new API. Examples and reference for the API can be found here. Using the API you can:
Display your own maps on top of a Google Maps base map.
Execute a GIS model and display the results in Google Maps.
Search for features in your GIS data and display the results on Google Maps.
Find addresses using your own address locator and display the result on Google Maps.
Display attributes from your GIS data on the map using the Google Chart API.
Allows others to add GIS functionality from your server as a Google Mapplet.
On the surface, it seems like this news would only be of interest to GIS professionals and geeks like me. But the truth as I see it is that this development for extending the popular ArcGIS platform to the internet will lead to a whole host of new online applications and mashups that will be both fun and useful. (Screenshot by way of Mapperz)