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Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Re-thinking Basemaps (Do we need a paradigm shift?)

Have you ever considered why the politicians don’t pay the same attention to our maps as we do and as we think they should do? They know very well how to use complex spread-sheets, so why do they turn their backs to our wonderful maps? Are the politicians ‘stupid’? Are the politicians ignorant? Or, are our maps not

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

Can the GIS-Community Build a Pyramid on the Moon?

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

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

GIS is a Means of Communication

A GIS-user looks for information that makes it possible for him to solve an actual task. If the GIS-user feels that the information allows correct, safe and fast task-solving, then the producer has gained the user’s favour. Then the good question will be, what the GIS-producer needs to be capable of for the purpose of

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

INSPIRE – Where Is The End-User?

As the INSPIRE (INfrastructure for SPatial InfoRmation in Europe) Directive proceeds, Lars Brodersen wonders where the end-user fits into the process. “And THEN! Then …, yes, what then? What is INSPIRE actually? Who is gaining what by INSPIRE’s implementation?”

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

How Does Digital Technology Affect Communication of Geoinformation?

Some manufacturers tell us that format does not matter as much as symbology in relation to create efficient systems based on geoinformation. If it is so, is digital data symbology then any different from non-digital symbology? Other manufacturers tell us that it is the other way round, that format matters more than symbology. Whatever, does

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

Errors and Usability

This spring I became part of the new booming map-society: the society of the personal navigation systems owners. I bought a brand new navigation-system-device for me and my car. The navigation-system-device was used for the first time when my wife and I had to navigate from a London airport to some friends’ address in a