Spatial Humanities SIG at ESRIUC

With interest in the Spatial Humanities, GIS and the Humanities, Geography and Humanities, and other conference names continuing to grow we have put together a Special Interest Group meeting at the ESRI International User Conference to bring together those who are interested in how the humanities can take advantage of spatial concepts. We are going to turn to stage over for a few minutes to Dr. Trevor Harris of WVU, one of the editors of the new Spatial Humanities book, who will give an overview of the concept. This will be followed by a general conversation/group share about how others are approaching the idea. Details are:

  • Tuesday (7/13) at 5:30PM
  • Room 30D of the SDCC
  • Hope to see you there!

    Hexagon acquires Intergraph

    Apparently Hexagon has been happy with their geospatial acquisitions over the last few years since the have announced their acquisition of Intergraph. You may recall that it hasn’t been too long since Intergraph went private (2006). Since then there has been a quiet but consistent movement in the company’s divisions and, of course, Intergraph has a strong set of patents.

    On the other side Hexagon has been acquiring geospatial hardware and software companies for a few years including Leica Geosystems, ERDAS, GeoMax…basically anything you need to survey, map, or capture rasters. I am hopeful for what this acquisition means for Intergraph. About a decade ago I was a fan of GeoMedia Professional and many of their other GIS and CAD software offerings, but they didn’t really keep up with their competitors in terms of software evolution. With any luck, under the new structure the companies can invigorate the Intergraph brand.