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Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Wearable Computing and the Internet of Things

  It is hard to go anywhere now and not see individuals or whole crowds of people staring at their “device”. I was walking past an outdoor café the other day and noticed that every single person on the patio was engaged in texting, searching and scanning. No one was talking. It is pretty obvious

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Wide Area Engineering and the Future of GIS

GIS has its roots in what a geographer or cartographer might call “small-scale” information, information primarily related to issues of land management and the environment.  In the early days, there were many competing acronyms for what is now known as GIS, such as Land Information Systems (LIS), and Facility Information or Facility Management Systems (FMS). 

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Intelligent City Models and Transportation Infrastructure

A recent Perspectives column in V1 Magazine noted the potential for using intelligent 3D city models for airports. At Galdos, we believe this is definitely true, and not only for airports, but for many other types of transportation infrastructure including rail stations, and seaport facilities. Furthermore, suitable city models can be used to provide effective

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Digital Cities, SDI and the GeoWeb

When a domain is relatively new, the terminology is often imprecise, and many different words many be coined and used by different organizations and individuals with none of them realizing that they are talking about essentially the same thing. This is substantially true for the use of Digital City and SDI as applied to urban

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

GeoWeb – Shaping Geographic Awareness

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