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Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Public Issue Participation Can Prevail

  Throughout two contentious California lawsuits to uphold Public Records Act (PRA) access to county GIS parcel basemaps, many GIS professionals got involved with this issue.  They informed themselves, they spoke out, they monitored online discussion groups and contributed opinions.  Some GIS professionals used their expertise to analyze the content and structure of contested basemaps;

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Geospatial Data Integration Challenges and Considerations

In recent years there has been acceleration in the collection and publishing of digital data about people, places, and phenomena of all kinds. Much of this big data explosion is due to the advancing diffusion of public data offered by government agencies at all levels. This increased availability of data presents great opportunities for answering

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Sensor Sensibility: Project Planning and Deployment Considerations

  The wireless sensor network is fundamentally a distributed network of constrained devices. There are a host of considerations that must be taken into account when planning and implementing a wireless sensor network – considerations that are often overlooked in the lavish space in which traditional IT operates with nearly extravagant disk space, CPU and

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Technology Intersection: In the News—Controlling the Explanation of Geographical Context

The objective of this column is to observe world events surfacing on the daily news, focusing the attention on geotechnology and on the way it affects the functioning of world systems. The area of analysis is the intersection between technology, news, business and the digital world, where geospatial issues are more current and better measurable

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Bringing Small Mapping Collection Operators into the Digital Age

To borrow a phrase from Mark Twain, reports of the demise of aerial film in our industry are greatly exaggerated. The transition to digital imaging technologies in the geospatial industry may seem ubiquitous, but the numbers tell a very different story. Film is very much alive, and numerous base mapping collection firms have not yet

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

DVW President Thöne: “INTERGEO trains the spotlight on key socio-political issues”

Geoinformation plays a pivotal role in many areas – at INTERGEO, the world’s leading conference trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management, more than 500 exhibitors from 30 countries and some 1,300 international experts will be considering the current status and future of the solution-focused geo-industry. “INTERGEO trains the spotlight on key socio-political issues”,

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

More than 400 Participants from 28 Countries Took Part in the 6th International Conference “Earth from Space – The Most Effective Solutions”

The work of the 6th International Conference “Earth from Space – the Most Effective Solutions” is over. It took place on October 1-3 in Moscow Region “Vatitunki” resort hotel and brought together more than 400 representatives of state and municipal government, commercial, educational, scientific and educational and environmental organizations from 28 world countries.

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

The Rise of the [Geospatial] Machines Part 2: Business and Privacy

Part one of this series described an imagined future scenario of pizza deliveries made using unmanned aerial systems (UAS). This is hardly a stretch given Americans’ history of extraordinary innovation. The level of innovation with UAS technology promises to be breathtaking. Since Part 1 was published, I have found real life examples of similar UAS

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

The Small Satellite Revolution: More Earth Observations at a Lower Cost

  While there has been much discussion about an explosion of earth observation satellites over the next few decades, much of that has centered around developing countries starting their own programs or existing countries adding to their capacity. New developments with smaller and cheaper satellites are now promising a surge of commercial space-based imagery platforms

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

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