Matt Ball — "There are many critics of carbon trading, and most fault difficulties related to: assessing pollution levels, ongoing monitoring, enforcement, and the overall complexity of the system. Geospatial technologies are ideally suited to each of these four issues, providing a credible and science-based means for assessment, monitoring and enforcement, and lending some transparency to help reduce the complexity of the systems."
Matt Ball — "Organizations that don’t make use of geoinformation are certainly less informed, and many disregard the geographic perspective at their peril. Failure to understand the application of geoinformation in business practice is largely due to a lack of awareness or a feeling that the costs outweigh the benefits. It’s up to the geospatial industry as a whole to continue to inform the business community about the benefits, and to illustrate the lowered entry cost that current tools offer (primarily through a web services approach)."
Matt Ball — "At this point in time, geospatial technology, in all its different forms, drives most environmental policy decisions. The information that can be synthesized through observation, modeling and analysis of geospatial information, provides a valuable tool for informing both sides of any given environmental debate."
Matt Ball — "Overall, the geospatial marketplace will continue to hum with reasonable yearly growth. Large public geospatial companies have long operated at a profit, with some cyclical variance depending upon their focus.The opportunities in the geospatial market sector are very broad and diverse, but evolve largely around better decision making. As long as geospatial technology contributes to better decisions, meaning greater efficiency, there will be no better place to weather out economic downturns."
Matt Ball — "Livability is the component of sustainability that recognizes the pleasure we gain gain from our surroundings when the factors of economy, society and environment are all considered. Underlying this question of geospatial’s contribution to livability is the issue of design versus management, with CAD tools traditionally used on the design part of the livability question, and geospatial tools traditionally involved on the management side."
|Tue Jun 18|
Canada - CoastGIS 2013 Conference: Monitoring and Adapting to Change on the Coast
|Tue Jun 18|
Germany - Munich Satellite Navigation Summit
|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
|Wed Jun 26|
Portugal - 10th International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition