How to do simple geofencing with PostGIS

By | 2017-06-03T11:38:31+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Databases, Geospatial, Location, Technology|

The wide use of Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) has led to a number of features, including geofencing. In this case, geofencing is the tracking of an object in and out of a geofence. A Geofence is a circle or polygon around a given area on a map. A circle can show areas that can track the entrance [...]

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How People are Applying Computer Vision to Applications

By | 2017-06-03T11:45:34+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|Agriculture, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Mobile, Technology|

How People are Applying Computer Vision to Applications Computer vision is a technology or a field that encapsulates various methods for gathering, analyzing and interpreting images. This analysis leads to producing or delivering numerical or symbolic information. The means computer vision can be applied to different applications to carry out different activities with efficiency. When you [...]

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Organizations leveraging GIS in the Agriculture Industry

By | 2016-04-26T19:48:12+00:00 April 26th, 2016|Agriculture, Geospatial|

Recently, I had to advise AECOM on picking proposals for international development project. The project consisted of developing a mobile and dashboard software solution that would help the agriculture process in Mali. One particular focus of the of the proposals was to use GIS (Geospatial Information Systems) technologies that were mentioned here as well. Some of the [...]

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How to Predict Port Locations in a Logistics Network

By | 2016-04-12T01:11:55+00:00 April 12th, 2016|Logistics, Machine Learning|

Machine learning has been present for many decades now. However, some industries such as the logistics industry seem to be dependent on human decisions and actions until recently. Recently, how GIS can help the logistics industry was discussed here. With this in mind we wanted to look into using machine learning within the logistics industry. Working with Wardell [...]

Should you use a Database as a service or build it yourself?

By | 2017-04-11T02:22:55+00:00 April 6th, 2016|Database, Technology|

(This is a guest post by Michael Washington) We enter the age of everything being made as a service from platforms, databases, APIs, etc. With these services, convenience is becoming more of an expectation but at what cost? More specifically lets talk about database as a service. I have recently been tasked with a challenging [...]

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Mapbox’s API to geocode data to get location information

By | 2017-06-03T11:34:19+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Geospatial, Location|

When starting the National Geographic project, the dataset used had missing data. The dataset was missing street, city, state or zipcode to go along with the longitude and latitude for parks. Also, when doing a general search of street, city, state or zipcode, we wanted the capability to get the longitude and latitude of the search term [...]

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PostGIS’s Simple Geospatial Features for PostgreSQL

By | 2017-06-03T11:48:49+00:00 February 23rd, 2016|Geospatial, Location Based Services|

PostGIS is a geospatial database extension of PostgreSQL. This technology can be used to find the geometry, longitude, latitude, distance and other measures. Some of its features, namely geometric types are specific to geospatial databases. These measures can be used for finding the location of an object and objects that are near to a point. Recently [...]

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PostGIS’s Simple Geospatial Features for PostgreSQL

By | 2017-06-03T17:10:05+00:00 February 23rd, 2016|Geospatial, Location|

PostGIS is a geospatial database extension of PostgreSQL. This technology can be used to find the geometry, longitude, latitude, distance and other measures. Some of its features, namely geometric types are specific to geospatial databases. These measures can be used for finding the location of an object and objects that are near to a point. Recently [...]

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How GIS can benefit the Oil and Gas Industry

By | 2017-04-11T02:24:28+00:00 February 8th, 2016|Geospatial|

Investing in research and development is essential in the Oil and Gas Industry when thinking long term. One area of interest for Oil and Gas Companies to invest in is GIS (Geospatial Information Systems). While big companies like Exxon have geomatic teams on their payroll, the small and medium sized companies are not able to afford [...]

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