Esri - GIS Software that Gives You the Geographic Advantage
Winter 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

ArcGIS Mapping for Sharepoint Podcast
Find out how quickly and easily you can create, display, and share information on interactive maps using SharePoint. Listen to the podcast here.

Free Tutorial on Setting Up a Web Site for Volunteered Geographic Information
Read this tutorial to learn the basics of setting up a site that collects, manages, and serves volunteered geographic information.

Join an Esri Dev Meet Up near You
Developers are welcome to demo, present, share, and connect at these free events located throughout the United States. Events take place in the evenings 5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Find a Dev Meet Up.

License Software through the Esri Nonprofit Organization Program
Read about the Esri Nonprofit Organization Program. This program makes it easier and more affordable for qualified nonprofits to incorporate spatial analysis, mapping, and geographic data management into their projects.


Topography

European Union’s Environmental Map Services Move to Cloud
Through an innovative agreement, European countries will be able to share environmental data more easily, and agencies, scientists, and policy makers will have quick access to data for viewing and analysis in GIS. Read the story.

OneGeology Geospatial Portal Shares the World’s Geologic Survey Data
OneGeology is the first open access portal to the geologic survey data of the world. Its Web mapping service (WMS) makes the world’s geologic data available at a general scale of 1:1 million, and for some countries at a scale of 1:50,000. Read the story.


Cartography

See Who Won the IMTA (Americas) Maps Awards
Entries were judged and displayed at the International Map Trade Association (IMTA) (Americas) Conference & Trade Show, held September 12-14, 2010, in Washington, D.C.; below are some highlights:

  • IMTA (Americas) Region Best Award
    Hema Maps North America, Inc. - Ultimate U.S. Road Atlas
  • Best Products Award Gold Winner
    Hema Maps North America, Inc. - Ultimate U.S. Road Atlas
  • IMTA Honorary Life Membership Award
    Clark Swinehart, Esri
  • 2010 Best Promotion of IMTA
    Maps.com (2009 winner: Esri)

See the full list of winners.

The Renewable Energy Atlas of Vermont
Vermont's renewable energy atlas allows constituents to analyze more than 20 different renewable energy types. Read about the map and geoprocessing services.


SDI

ArcGIS for INSPIRE
ArcGIS for INSPIRE helps organizations meet INSPIRE compliance in Europe in a timely manner by extending existing ArcGIS software.


Aeronautical

Perth Airport Uses Enterprise-wide Location Intelligence
Read [PDF] how Australia’s fourth largest airport uses GIS to provide all staff with access to self-serve maps that can be used for anything from planning the location of a new vending machine to scoping the environmental impacts of building a new warehouse on the grounds.


Nautical

ArcGIS Resource Center - Esri Nautical Solution
Check out the forum and ideas that relate to the Esri Nautical Solution here.


Imagery

Lidar and GIS Fast-Track Australia’s Wimmera Mallee Pipeline Project
Read how project engineers were able to save time, resources, and money with the help of data-rich lidar and orthophotography while building an 8,800-kilometer-long water distribution pipeline.


Upcoming Events

Esri Federal User Conference
January 19-21, 2011
Washington, D.C., USA

International Lidar Mapping Forum (ILMF)
February 7-9, 2011
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Geospatial Technology Update Seminars
February 10, 15, 18, and 22, 2011
Brunei, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam

IMTA EAME
February 17-18, 2011
Novara, Italy

Esri Developer Summit
March 7-10, 2011
Palm Springs, California, USA

ATC Global
March 8-10, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

SPAR
March 21-24, 2011
Houston, Texas, USA


In This Issue

News/Resources

Topography

Cartography

SDI

Aeronautical

Nautical

Imagery

Upcoming Events