Quantum GIS - New Version with MSSQL2008 Support
Quantum GIS v1.8 Lisboa Last week marked the official release of Quantum GIS version 1.8 aka ‘Lisboa’. Quantum GIS is a full featured easy to use desktop GIS application that is now widely regarded as the best free OpenSource desktop GIS. This latest version has been in development for almost a year and has many new features and improvements. The new release builds on the foundation of QGIS v1.7.x and includes the new QGIS Browser, which is a stand-alone application and a new panel in the desktop version. In the desktop version, the Browser panel allows users to have easy navigation to their files and connections, to preview the data, then drag and drop datasets onto the map canvas. This release includes integrated native support for MS SQL 2008 Server databases has also been added. This further enables users to leverage the power of Microsoft’s SQL server and manage a centralised data store from which a range of desktop solutions can access the data. Additionally, using the DB Manager, users can execute SQL queries against the database and view the spatial output by adding the results to QGIS as a query layer. Other new and improved features include new symbol layer types, GPS tracking, new vector tools and a reorganisation of the menu, plus many more. The latest version is available for download at http://hub.qgis.org/projects/quantum-gis/wiki/Download.
Client IntraMaps Public sites get a new home
Over the past few years DMS NZ has hosted Client IntraMap Public sites on the DMS Australia public web server. With increasing requests for local hosting DMS NZ have now built a scalable state of the art Public Web Hosting server located in a Data Centre within New Zealand. The main reasons for this move were performance within New Zealand, ease of access when clients needed to upload large files such as ECW imagery or documents, and new functionality where clients can now configure and modify their own public sites. Finally DMS NZ are also in the process of providing all IntraMaps Public Clients with a portal to view their visitor statistics online. This service will be released early October.
Project Management at Western Bay of Plenty District Council
DMS have been working with Western Bay of Plenty District Council in a Project Mangement type role. Marion Down, IT Manager at Western Bay, approached DMS after hearing about the successful implementation by DMS at Whakatane District Council last year. The project involves preparing and creating data from the old GIS system, Genamap, and migrating all data to the new GIS system platform, ESRI ArcGIS. Ethan Hohneck has been Project Managing the project and working closely with Brett Steele, GIS Analyst / Developer at Western Bay.
DMS wins at the WA Spatial Excellence Awards 2012
Digital Mapping Solutions and the City of Perth were awarded the WA Spatial Excellence Award in the People and Community category at the WASEA 2012 held on the 18th of May 2012. The award recognises the work in developing the "Heritage, Culture and the Arts Portal" for the City of Perth. DMS' IntraMaps software provided an ideal platform for the project as it delivers a single portal for access to all corporate and spatial data, in this case the heritage related information.
Central Otago District Council selects IntraMaps
DMS is pleased to have been selected as the preferred service and solutions provider to Central Otago District Council. With over 15 years of development, IntraMaps is a proven and reliable web mapping solutions suite that is developed in Australia and supported locally in New Zealand. The technology is used by over 80 Local Government Agencies throughout Australia and New Zealand. We welcome Central Otago to the NZ IntraMaps User Group and look forward to working with you in the future.
Waitomo District Council selects IntraMaps
IntraMaps has been selected by Waitomo District Council as the preferred web mapping solution. Waitomo joins a large existing IntraMaps user group in the Waikato region, including Hauraki, Thames Coromandel, Otorohanga and Waikato District Councils. We look foward to working with Waitomo in the future.
GasNet select IntraMaps
IntraMaps provides an out of the box web mapping solution that is flexible in its application. DMS is pleased to have been selected by GasNet to provide solutions and supporting services. We look forward to working with GasNet in the future to identify opportunities for GasNet to continue to leverage further value from their investment.
South Taranaki District Council selects IntraMaps
DMS is pleased to have been selected as the preferred service and solutions provider to South Taranaki District Council. With over 15 years of development, IntraMaps is a proven and reliable web mapping solutions suite that is developed in Australia and supported locally in New Zealand. The technology is used by over 80 Local Government Agencies throughout Australia and New Zealand. We welcome South Taranaki to the NZ IntraMaps User Group and look forward to working with you in the future.
AmexCorp selects IntraMaps as preferred solution
IntraMaps was recently selected as the preferred web mapping solution for Australian based development company AmexCorp. DMS NZ consultants are working closely with AmexCorp having specific experience to support AmexCorp in implementing IntraMaps to best fit their business requirements. We welcome AmexCorp to the IntraMaps User Group and look forward to working with them in the future.
IntraMaps 2012 released
The wait is over, IntraMaps 2012 is now implemented at most of our IntraMaps sites throughout New Zealand. DMS will be rolling DMS-hosted public sites to 2012 in the near future. The DMS Development Team in Australia has worked hard for over two years to incorporate new functionality, improved use-ability and to future-proof the technology with this latest version of IntraMaps.
Contact DMS to find out more.
DMS User Group 2011
DMS will be holding a User Group Meeting on the 8th of December 2011 in Taupo, New Zealand. This promises to be exciting and informative event where DMS will be showcasing the new release of IntraMaps 2012.
As well as being a great place to network with others in the GIS community, the meetings are designed to provide a relaxed, informal environment where IntraMaps users can discuss the latest spatial developments and provide valuable feedback that will help shape future DMS developments.
If you wish to attend the event in Taupo please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
31st Annual ALGIM Conference
During November 2011 DMS attended the ALGIM Conference as a vendor. The conference is a good opportunity to showcase new and innovative technology to Local Government.
Our focus this year was on the existing IntraMaps platform as well as the soon to be released IntraMaps 2012. Existing clients at the conference were keen to learn more about the upcoming version and when they could get it installed and configured at their council. For new and interested parties it was about understanding what DMS offered in the line of an "out of the box" solution, IntraMaps, and the services that we offer to compliment our industry leading web mapping GIS software.
A decision was made to send all DMS staff to the ALGIM Conference. This ensured that all aspects of the team were well represented. Thanks to Simon, Sarah, and Ethan for managing a great exhibitor stand and entertaining clients and prosprective clients in the evenings. Also happy birthday to Ethan who had the entire conference and the band sing him happy birthday thanks to Dave Camper of NCS.
BOPLASS Project Management
DMS have been working in the Bay of Plenty with Whakatane District Council in conjunction with the Bay of Plenty Local Authority Shared Services (BOPLASS). We are migrating Whakatane District Council from MapInfo to ESRI.
The project has been an ongoing year long relationship between DMS and Whakatane. We have analysed their existing spatial data infrastructure, installed ESRI technology, created a Spatial Data Schema for BOPLASS and Whakatane, and are now in the data migration phase. A requirement of the project was to follow the Prince2 Project Management platform in order to manage the project efficiently and create a document audit trail.
ALGIM 2011 GIS Symposium
2011 is proving to be a great year for DMS. Attending the ALGIM GIS Symposium was a key feature of promoting DMS in the industry. We are now well into our second year and have picked up a number of partnerships around the country.
DMS partner with Central Hawkes Bay
DMS have implemented IntraMaps at Central Hawkes Bay District Council in the last month. Feedback after the installation has been extremely positive sighting improved speed and functionality as key advantages in assisting daily business processes for all staff. CHB joins a rapidly growing IntraMaps community in NZ including Kapiti Coast, Franklin, Hauraki, Napier, Wairoa and Wanganui District Councils.
Layouts123 - Maps
Layouts123 is a MapInfo Professional plugin which enables you to setup Layout Templates and create professional looking maps in minutes.
To read more about Layouts123 click here.
DMS offers two new MapInfo Plugins: Metadata123 and Layouts123. Both applications have been in development for over 4 years now and automate mundane processes that you do in MapInfo Professional. For more information click the links above or use the SOFTWARE menu and chose Metadata123 or Layouts123.
DMS offer leading solutions to NZ market
DMS offer industry leading web mapping technology and related services to the New Zealand market.
Already deployed at over 50 government agencies throughout Australia and New Zealand, the flagship product IntraMaps is now able to be implemented on an open source mapping platform, effectively widening the potential market and allowing the solution to be very competitively priced.