We’ve long used sensors to track performance of networks, but the smart city that is comprised of a network of networks that inform and report on infrastructure is a relatively new concept that is taking hold. We’re seeing whole cities built around the concept of constant monitoring and feedback, with central control for increased efficiency. With this next wave of system of system integration, there may well rise a distinct “have” and “have not” dichotomy.
Spatial quality is about strategies, policies, design and effective creation and use of spaces. It applies to buildings, landscapes and infrastructure. While spatial data quality is also important, it is not spatial quality, but can be considered an important aspect of good spatial quality. Effective design will have higher spatial quality as functioning increases, use rises and a variety of needs for people and organisations are met.
This may be a perennial question, as certainly the rise and promise of universal 3D geovisualization keeps coming in waves that are similar to the promise of location-based services. With each wave, we all ride the crest, and perhaps a few move toward the ongoing capture and visualization of our geographies beyond just a project scope. It's an evolution that is plagued by fits and starts, with declarations of breakout years continuing to fall a bit short of reality.
This week the World Economic Forum is taking place in Davos, Switzerland. While much of the discussion is focused upon economic policy development, the technological and conceptual linkages that contribute to economic growth and wealth are not always clear. Geospatial and geomatics technologies not only create and contribute to the underlying infrastructure and processes that build, operate and manage the world, they are revolutionary elements, and capable to generating innovation that possibly establishes toward new forms of capitalism and business opportunities. What Could the Davos World Economic Forum Gain From Geospatial Understanding?
One of the more interesting aspects of the ongoing LightSquared drama has been the eye-opening awareness of the Global Positioning System's fragility. The potential repercussions of degraded or blocked signals has been prominent in the news, and has fostered a backlash. Hard to say if this chapter is completely over yet, but the defense of the accuracy and autonomy of the network has given great prominence to its economic and safety importance.
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Italy - INSPIRE 2013: The Green Renaissance
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Italy - International Workshop at the Crossroad of Earth Information, Technology and Social Sciences
|Tue Jun 25|
Austria - RIEGL LIDAR 2013 International User Conference
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Canada - MultiTemp 2013
|Wed Jun 26|
Portugal - 10th International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition
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Austria - GI_Forum