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Monday, October 27th, 2008

Understanding Global Ecosystem Trends

It’s a daunting task to synthesize and analyze global knowledge regarding the health of the environment. The United Nations Environment Program’s World Conservation Monitoring Center (UNEP-WCMC) in Cambridge, United Kingdom, has a dedicated staff of more than 60 people that work to bring together data on global biodiversity and conservation to guide policy. A primary

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

A GIS Guru Explores the BIM Opportunity

James Fee is well known in the ESRI development community, on the GIS blogosphere for his own blog, and as the person behind the blog aggregation site Planet Geospatial. James recently joined an architectural and engineering firm that is focusing a good deal of effort on building information models. V1 editor Matt Ball spoke with

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

Exploring ESRI’s Science Initiatives

The geographic information system approach of ESRI has long had ties to science. Recently, ESRI placed more emphasis on this role by designating senior executive David Maguire as chief scientist. V1 editor Matt Ball sat down with Maguire at the ESRI User Conference in San Diego to speak about the science initiatives at the company,

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

GIS Provides Tools for Optimism

Peter Raven, noted botanist, environmentalist and president of the Missouri Botanical Garden, gave the keynote speech at this year’s ESRI International User Conference. Raven’s talk centered on the need for biodiversity and species preservation, and he praised the GIS toolset for contributing greatly in these causes. V1 Editor Matt Ball spoke with Raven following his

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Intergraph’s Focus on Solutions

Intergraph has been developing industry-specific solutions on top of its core  geospatial platform for some time now, and the benefits of that focus are translating into strong company performance. V1 Magazine editor Matt Ball sat down with Mark Doherty, Executive Director, Technology Architecture and Strategy, for Intergraph’s Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I) division, at the

Monday, August 11th, 2008

30 Minutes with Josef Strobl

Josef Strobl has been directly involved  in the Applied Geographic Information Technology (AGIT) symposium and the UNIGIS International program at the Zentrum for Geoinformatik at Salzburg University, Austria for many years. He is also an active researcher and teaches GIS, spatial analysis, remote sensing, modelling and applied simulation. V1 Magazine editor Jeff Thurston recently had

Friday, August 8th, 2008

RapidEye – Five Satellites and New Services

With five new satellites about to be launched, RapidEye is poised to deliver high resolution remotely sensed imagery and services to users interested in landscape change detection. With a high re-visit frequency, these services will be particularly useful to the agriculture, forestry and landscape change detection market including the insurance industry. V1 Magazine editor Jeff

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

ERDAS – Defining the Measurement Process

Remotely sensed imagery is rapidly evolving to become a primary and important information source for business decision making.To achieve this goal requires an understanding of the process involved and the right tools. V1 Magazine editor Jeff Thurston spoke with Bob Morris, President and CEO, ERDAS Inc. on this topic and how that company is meeting

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

ESRI Outlines Technology Development Plans

ESRI is leading GIS software vendor and the vision and life’s work of Jack Dangermond. V1 editor Matt Ball sat down with Dangermond at the American Planning Association (APA) meeting in Las Vegas, where he gave a keynote address on, “Creating Our Future: The Geographic Perspective.” This is the second of a two-part interview that

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Autodesk Embarks on a Digital Cities Initiative

Autodesk has outlined a vision for highly detailed 3D digital cities that would become collaborative environments for secure integration of CAD, building information modeling (BIM), and geospatial information. V1 Magazine editor Matt Ball sat down with Doug Eberhard, Autodesk’s senior director and industry evangelist for digital cities, to discuss the digital cities idea, and how

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