Articles in the His Coordinates Category

Dec 2009 | No Comment

The NSDI Annual event, NSDI-9 is around the corner. What has been the progress of NSDI in the past year?
The major achievement during the intervening period is release of NSDI metadata standard ver.2.0. The earlier version was brought out before ISO (TC.211)/OGC, released the standard on metadata ISO 19115. Now, this standard conforms to the international standards. Taking the SDI a step forward, the Karnataka Geo-portal of Karnataka Spatial Data Infrastructure is being launched during NSDI-9 and Delhi Geoportal has already been launched in November 2009. Kerala has sanctioned the requisite resources for creating Kerala State SDI. The process of building Kerala Geo-portal is on and the RFP is already issued.

Dec 2009 | No Comment

What is your vision with regard to Trimble expansion plan in India?

Our vision is to determine the challenges that our Indian customers are trying to solve in the Utilities, Construction, Infrastructure, Mobile Resource Management, GIS and Mapping, Public Safety and Surveying industries to develop localized software and hardware solutions that meet their needs for increased productivity and reduced rework. We offer solutions that have been proven worldwide and now we must determine if these solutions meet the needs of the Indian customer. Where the solutions do not meet their needs or requirements we must adapt them so they can provide our customers maximum productivity advantages. We can accomplish this by adding resources in our Delhi and Chennai offices in marketing, R&D and sales. Where we find it necessary to create or integrate new solutions to address the unique needs of the Indian market,

Oct 2009 | Comments Off on “The infrastructure community is facing the relentless pressures of a difficult economy”

Bentley has introduced the ‘Be Employable’ initiative. Can you explain what it is designed to accomplish?
Malcolm Walter: Worldwide, the infrastructure community is facing the relentless pressures of a diffi cult economy, and the downsizing of design and engineering organizations has become widespread. Bentley’s mission of ‘sustaining infrastructure’ encompasses the need to ‘sustain the professions’ that design, build, and operate our infrastructure, and the Be Employable program is dedicated to doing just that.

Sep 2009 | Comments Off on “Bhuvan is a visualisation tool for showcasing India’s imaging capabilities and societal applications using remote sensing.”

says Dr V Jayaraman, Director, National Remote

Sensing Centre, Indian Space Research Organisation,

in an exclusive interview with Coordinates magazine

on ‘Bhuvan’


How do you envisage the role of Bhuvan?
The role is very clear; it is an Indian Earth Observation visualisation portal. Over the past two decades, ISRO has spearheaded myriad unique applications …

Aug 2009 | Comments Off on “Software development is our main focus”

Is the name DAT/EM an acronym, or is there some other signifi cance behind it?
DAT/EM (pronounced dāt’-əm) is an acronym for Digital Automated Technology / Engineering Mapping. The software was developed internally between 3 production mapping fi rms located in the United States in the mid 1980’s. As such, our software was conceived in a production environment to meet the demanding technical needs of top-fl ight photogrammetric organizations. Since the fi rst data collection licenses were sold in 1987 (on analogue stereoplotters), we have never lost sight of the need for constant improvement of the software. We have always understood if the software tools can save a user one key-stroke (or more!) on a repetitive command, this will have a direct and positive infl uence on the company’s profi tability.

May 2009 | Comments Off on “Continued innovation is a primary driver for us”

Says Steve Berglund, president and CEO of Trimble in an exclusive interview with Coordinates

Can you describe some defining …

Apr 2009 | Comments Off on “Our motto: Right features, Right time, Right price”


An interview with François Erceau, Vice President and General Manager, …

Mar 2009 | Comments Off on “We have the ability to tie the IMU and GNSS measurement data together”

An interview with Mr Jason Hamilton Product Manager, SPAN group and Waypoint …

Jan 2009 | Comments Off on “With slashed products prices, coming days ill see improved web based services”

says Dr V Jayaraman, director, National Remote Sensing Centre, Indian Space Research Organisation, in …

Dec 2008 | Comments Off on “NSDI must be used by common man”


Dr R Siva Kumar CEO National Spatial Data Infrastructure on status and directions of NSDI in India


We are not hearing much about NSDI? What is the status of NSDI?
The vision behind NSDI is to make data available and accessible. Keeping this objective in mind policies and framework are formulated. Various aspects of …