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Manifold is an economical alternative to GIS

2014 - Brief predictions of the Geo context

The time has come to close this page, and as happens in the custom of those of us who close annual cycles, I drop a few lines of what we could expect in 2014. We will talk more later but just today, which is the last year: Unlike other sciences , in ours, trends are defined by the circle ...

GIS Manifold, something more with layouts

Some time ago I spoke in an article about how to create presentations for printing using Manifold GIS. At that time we made a fairly basic layout, in this case I want to show a more complex one. This is the example of an agrological productivity map; as the main map is the current use from an image ...

Deciding by MapServer

Taking advantage of a recent conversation with a Cadastral institution that was looking to publish its maps, here I summarize the most important things to return the rescue of the subject to the community. Perhaps at the time it will help someone who wants to make a decision or ask for geofumado help. Why MapServer The scenario was someone, who had ...

Profiles from my ArcGIS course

Before I told them that I was going to develop a training in the use of ArcGIS 9.3, with an enormous medium modality due to the distance, my little time and the occupations of the students. Now I leave you some conclusions: On the methodology: I wish everything was so simple. If it were to give a training, teach with an example brought ...

CAD / GIS boot comparison

This is an exercise under the same conditions, to measure the time it takes to start a program from clicking on the icon to the moment it is running. For comparison purposes, I have used the one that starts in the shortest time, and then a (rounded) indication of times in relation to it. I dont know…

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Basic solutions, good business

There is always something that the tools of large companies do not do very well, on this they take advantage of small ones to develop solutions that meet the needs of customers, generally they were. If it is a good business or not, the model is interesting, they usually go to the annual conferences to promote their products or services; memory…

Who moved my cheese?

  I really like Geoinformatics, apart from being a magazine with great taste in layout, the contents are very good in geospatial matters. Today the April version has been announced, from which I have taken some texts highlighted in red to motivate you to the succulent reading. In previous versions I made a review, today I…