2 Geofumadas al vuelo and 6 links

Long trip, for three days I've been on tour, with succulent Creole meals. Finally back, many unread emails and the new Kodak 12.2 megapixel camera is doing very well.

Here are some readings and news of interest:

Bentley extends interoperability to FME.

Safe software Very interesting, Bentley Map has integrated the possibility of interacting data via ETL de Safe Software. With what you can read More than 250 formats CAD, GIS, Raster and databases. The novelty is not so much for Bentley users, but for other platforms that until now, read the V8 dgn but pcocos (or none) had mentioned reading xml data from a Bentley Map project.

Bentley and AutoDesk have long since Signed an agreement to improve interoperability, theme that with this alternative are achieving to interact Bentley Map with AutoDesk Civil 3D. We think it's one of the best Bentley decisions, since ETL acts as an exchange adapter, both to load (load), extract (extract), and transform (transform) information with a spatial approach, which Safe Software does very well. Different companies do it through this route, including:

  • AutoDesk
  • ESRI
  • Google
  • Mapinfo
  • MapInfo
  • Intergraph
  • Oracle
  • SmallWorld

It works with versions from Bentley Map SELECT Series1, that is, V8.11.7 released in November from 2009. My big question is whether open source software can take advantage of this. Here you can see the video of how it works.

2 Property Tax Course

DSC00994 The Lincoln Institute has announced an interesting Professional Development Course on Real Estate Property Tax in Latin America.

This will be from the 23 to the 30 of April of 2010 in Costa Rica, promoted by the Technical Standardization Body (ONT) of the Regularization Program of Cadastre and Registry of Costa Rica.

The methodology, based on a case study, based on the experience that is being carried out in Costa Rica and, with the exchange at a previous virtual classroom level, with the participants from different countries is expected to obtain valuable results for strong challenges such as:

  • Synchronies between property tax and other taxes
  • Local financing models; Tax design of the property tax
  • Tax Decentralization
  • Cadastral re-structuring projects and continuous data update routines
  • Mass valuation and quality control of jobs
  • Combat evasion (collection and recovery of debts)
  • Taxpayer Assistance
  • Performance indicators to assess tax performance

And I ... I want to go.

Safe software 6 Recommended sites this week


  • IGN and CNIG Free download of cartographic data


Resources / services for engineering and construction.


The Geomarketing course seems to be the most demanded.


Tireless friends, geofuman on that subject in a big way.


The GPS stations of the world on a map


The abandoned villages of Spain

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