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CAD, GIS, or both?

… Selling the capabilities of what free software does is more difficult than convincing an official to commit a punishable offense (piracy) so it doesn't make expensive software. Recently Bentley has launched a campaign to promote Bentley Map, using as an argument, that it is not necessary to be thinking separately if both ...

There will be no ArcGIS 9.4

In one of my crazy predictions for this year 2010, I mentioned that I doubted that ESRI would dare to make a version with the name 9.4, and indeed, it has been commented that the next version will be called ArcGIS 10, and that it will be available in the second semester of 2010. In several spaces there have been…

Geophysics: 2010 Predictions: GIS Software

A couple of days ago, in the heat of a café de palo that my mother-in-law makes, we were making some hallucinations about the trends set for 2010 in the Internet area. In the case of the geospatial environment, the situation is more static (not to say boring), much in this has already been said in the medium term ...

This is my last post

After almost three years of existence of the Geofumadas Blog, 813 entries and 2,504 comments, after a complicated month of stressful situations, it seems that everything ends up settling. This life is like that, all passions are usually temporary, and this one seems to have come to an end. Among the topics that have kept me busy after me ...

Level contours with Manifold GIS

Testing what Manifold GIS does with digital models, I find that the toy does more than what we have seen so far for simple spatial management. I am going to use as an example the model that we created in the street exercise with Civil 3D. Import a digital model In this Manifold is a powerful donkey, ...

Comparison of GIS software for surveying

Who does not want to have a table that compares different types of GIS software with functionalities for surveying in order to make a decision on the purchase. Well, such a thing exists in Point of Beginning, including manufacturers of popular use such as AutoDesk, ESRI, Mapinfo, Intergraph, as well as equipment manufacturers such as Topcom, Leica and ...

Convert images to vector

Some time ago, digitizing tables were the output to vectorize printed maps, then the scanner arrived, although the task not only applies to scanned maps but others that were converted to image or pdf and that we do not have the vector format. The procedure that I am going to show is using Microstation Descartes, but ...

List of Software I have reviewed

I was talking recently about what it means in statistics to talk about software, specifically 11 programs that represent 50% of visits by keyword. It is difficult to give recommendations of which software is better, because it depends on different context conditions (and money), the most I can hope for is to write and give my impressions;

How much software is worth in this blog?

I have been writing about crazy technology topics for over two years, usually software and its applications. Today I want to take the opportunity to do an analysis of what it means to talk about a software, with the hope of forming an opinion, highlighting virtues and how they respond to economic income and traffic generation words in ...

Topological cleaning

This is the name given to the action of GIS tools to eliminate vector inconsistencies to the commonly accepted norms in spatial topology. Each tool has implemented them in its own way, let's look at the case of Bentley Map and Manifold GIS. Microstation Geographics Microstation includes two tools for the same, one activated by ...