Esri - GIS Software that Gives You the Geographic Advantage
Spring 2011

Welcome to Compass Points, a quarterly newsletter providing information for GIS users interested in national mapping/charting, spatial data infrastructure (SDI), and cartography. Please send newsletter feedback or comments to Elianne Lozano.

News/Resources

GIS for the Nation
Watch the video featuring Jack Dangermond, Esri president, on his vision for creating GIS for the entire country.


Topography

Access to Data via CityGML
Carsten Roensdorf, corporate data manager for UK Ordnance Survey, explains how linked data helps make public-sector data more transparent. Listen to the podcast here.


Cartography

Creating the Ultimate Road Atlas with ArcGIS
Adam Derringer, manager of GIS services at Mapping Specialists, talks about using ArcGIS to design a 224-page road atlas for tourists and travelers on America's highways. Listen to the podcast.

Big Benefits for Small Organizations
Automating map production saves time and money when using Esri Production Mapping. Read the article.


SDI

SDI in Europe
Esri is heavily invested in assisting its users in Europe comply with Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE) directives. Visit the web page to find out more.

The Updraft of GIS Cloud Computing
European agencies that deploy GIS cloud computing find that they have stepped onto an updraft that is carrying them to higher levels of community access, map service performance, and data collaboration. Read the GeoConnexion article [PDF].


Aeronautical

Is GIS for Airports More Closely Linked to 3D Digital City Models than We Realize?
Airports are like small cities, and GIS can be used across business systems and airport operations. Jeff Thurston, with Vector1 Media, reports.

The Airborne Intelligence Conundrum
ESRI (UK) Ltd. and partners show how multiple intelligence feeds can be integrated on map displays to help tactical commanders in the field. Read the AINonline article.


Nautical

Bathymetric Data and GIS
Read [PDF] how Esri's ArcGIS supports sounding selection and bathymetric data management through a partnership with IVS 3D.


Imagery

Learn How to Manage Imagery in ArcGIS 10
Continue your GIS education and training by attending imagery-related training. Visit Esri's training center to find out about online courses.


Upcoming Events

Thirty-Fourth International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE)
April 10-15, 2011
Sydney, Australia

US Hydro
April 25-28, 2011
Tampa, Florida, USA

American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Annual Conference
May 1-5, 2011
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) Working Week
May 18-22, 2011
Marrakech, Morocco

Seventh International Symposium on Mobile Mapping Technology (MMT)
June 13-16, 2011
Krakow, Poland

Cambridge Conference
June 26-July 1, 2011
Southampton, United Kingdom

Global AIM Conference
June 27-29, 2011
Lisbon, Portugal

INSPIRE Conference 2011
June 27-July 1, 2011
Edinburgh, Scotland

International Cartographic Conference (ICC)
July 3-8, 2011
Paris, France


In This Issue

News/Resources

Topography

Cartography

SDI

Aeronautical

Nautical

Imagery

Upcoming Events