Open Source Technologies and Dabbling with Geoserver

Open Source software and solutions are making great strides these days and there’s no denying that open source technologies have found their way into Government and industry. Like many companies in the Geotech arena, we’ve started dabbling with opensource solutions, this in response to requests from clients and potential clients and the popularity of the movement towards Open Government. Our latest efforts have been on GeoServer, an opensource server, enabling the sharing of geospatial data on the web – GeoServer publishes data from any major spatial data source using open standards.

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Green Tech Tip – Community planners use nature’s processes to build resilience

Some interesting ideas from NOAA point out how Green infrastructure is showing a lot of promise. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management has developed a suite of products communities are using to better understand and implement green infrastructure approaches. In addition to hazard reduction, green infrastructure provides many benefits such as climate adaptation, heat reduction, and water quality enhancement. Incorporating green infrastructure into new and existing development can be economical while making communities safer, environmentally sound, and aesthetically pleasing.

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Northwest BC Local Government Alliance Establishes Action Plan

Interesting news comes out of Terrace, B.C. recently as the 21 Local Governments in the Northwest B.C. Resource Benefits Alliance (RBA) gathered for their first summit. The RBA is seeking a cross-government revenue sharing agreement with the BC government to address infrastructure and servicing impacts, while also providing a legacy from the multi-sector economic expansion now underway in Northwest BC.  CFTKTV Terrace described the event as “a momentous signing that involved every local government in Northwestern BC”.

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Three Reasons to Choose the INSIGHT™ Land Management Solution

INSIGHT™, Designed as a land management system, is the result of CloverPoint’s decades of experience designing and developing spatial information solutions. Insight collects, filters, processes and distributes information for organizations with assets spread across multiple locations and has gained traction beyond land management through its ability to collect information from multiple sources and share it with users based on their roles within the system.

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Tech Tips – 10 Features of Windows 10

So here we are, another major update to Windows – enter Windows 10 (we won’t talk about 9).  Late in July Microsoft finally lifted the lid off their latest iteration of Microsoft Windows with R 10.  According to Microsoft, this is the most secure Windows ever, delivered as a service and kept automatically up-to-date with innovations and security updates. Windows 10 offers one experience that will be available on a broad range of devices, including PCs, tablets, phones, Raspberry Pi, Xbox One, HoloLens and more. Early reviews are out and some are even touting Windows 10 as the best release ever (eg. PC Advisor), mainly thanks to noteworthy features like the Start menu, Edge browser, Cortana, and the “free” offering.

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Must Bookmark BC Wildfire Mapping Resources #BCfires

Sadly, and somewhat expected, the 2015 Canadian wildfire season has become somewhat epic and shows no immediate sign of easing up. For those needing to stay in the know it is paramount to have access to real-time or near real-time data, news updates, and maps. Selecting and tracking down the resource that you need can be a little tricky as a Google search will yield tons of related hits.

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