If all the world's best GIS-minds were brought together and put in a room (with plenty of CocaCola and pizza supply), what could happen? Could they construct 'a pyramid with a pumping heart on the moon'? Could they construct something that would stand for another 5000 years (as the pyramids)? Could they construct something that definitely would change the direction of man's life (in a positive sense like e.g. the alphabet)? Could they construct something mind-blowing like bringing man onto the moon?
“Business-as-usual” will no longer work if America is to continue its leadership on the world stage. The sweeping effects of the recession we’ve experienced have made this very clear. We need green innovation, state-of-the-art clean energy technologies, and a commitment to change. By pushing these priorities to the forefront we will create a stronger economy, achieve greater energy independence, ensure a healthier environment, and attain a more sustainable future.
Advances in tracking and location technologies are enabling new application development. These applications can be found in environmental, utility, transport and other industrial applications. Many new approaches are being developed for more personal and local use and these applications include in-store location, hospitals, airports and inside buildings. In this column Steven Feldman takes a look at some of these applications and provides his unique views on some of the recent developments.
America’s first-ever climate change president, Barack Obama is making substantial changes in the way we approach energy, the environment, and our economy. These changes will impact how we manage where our energy comes from (the supply side) and how we use it (the demand side). This will not only affect the future of our economy and our national security, it will also have tremendous influence on the sustainability of our country and planet.
As many of you are well aware, Google finally launched the much anticipated Google Ocean, extending the coverage of their virtual globe to the 70 percent of the earth that is covered by water. Since the ocean has an enormous impact on our climate, our ability to feed ourselves, and ultimately on our survival as a species, it is critical that we understand, both individually and collectively, the impact that we are having upon it. The arrival of Google Ocean is an important tool in shaping that awareness.
|Sun Jun 23|
Italy - INSPIRE 2013: The Green Renaissance
|Sun Jun 23|
Italy - International Workshop at the Crossroad of Earth Information, Technology and Social Sciences
|Tue Jun 25|
Austria - RIEGL LIDAR 2013 International User Conference
|Tue Jun 25|
Canada - MultiTemp 2013
|Wed Jun 26|
Portugal - 10th International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition
|Tue Jul 02|
Austria - GI_Forum