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Thursday, April 17th, 2008

How would you approach the purchase of new geotechnology for your organisation?

Jeff Thurston — "I would approach this question differently than I might have only a few years ago. Geotechnology advances rapidly in terms of new developments and new innovations. Not long ago we may have focused on the technology itself, as the means for purchasing it. Now, I would be considering a geotechnology purchase not

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

How has the geospatial platform evolved, and what is the future for expert tools?

Jeff Thurston — "A geospatial platform includes hardware architecture or software framework (including application frameworks), that allows software to run for spatial and geographical data and information related purposes. Typical geospatial platforms include architecture, operating systems, programming languages and related runtime libraries and graphical user interface to support spatial applications and decision-making." Matt Ball —

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

The Relationships of Spatial Processes to Data Quality

Spatial data quality relates to and is connected to many of the processes involving spatial applications. However, some people may be unaware of the relationship and why it is important. Vector1 Media editor Jeff Thurston interviewed Steven Ramage (left) and Graham Stickler (right) of the UK-based company 1Spatial who are involved in many spatial data

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

If you were thinking of a career in the geo-industry, which area would you be considering and why?

Jeff Thurston — "I would also choose to become a ‘new surveyor’ – the kind that would want to push surveying into the direction of land measurement and monitoring for land quality or landscape quality factors, and quantifying this whole green thing in a tangible way." Matt Ball — "It’s a great time to become

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Behind the New ERDAS

Beyond the obvious simplification of the mouthful that was Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging, the new ERDAS name speaks to a broader vision. V1 Magazine editor Matt Ball spoke with Mladen Stojic, senior vice president, product management and marketing, about the name change and the vision.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Abundant Forests Aims for Sustainability

The Abundant Forest Alliance (AFA) is a trade group that aims to educate the public about how forestry and forest products fit into the web of sustainability. V1 Magazine editor Matt Ball spoke with Rod Lowman, president of AFA, about the goals and methods of his group as well as the overall health of America’s

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

How can geospatial technology be applied to prioritize infrastructure repairs?

Jeff Thurston — “Geospatial technology’s role is aimed at reducing risk, uncertainty and safety concerns related to infrastructure through more closely monitoring infrastructure and enabling scheduled repairs and preventative maintenance over failure and catastrophic loss and the costs of same. A constellation of geospatial technologies can be applied including GIS, CAD, GPS, imagery, sensors, lidar and 3D visualisation

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

How important are graphics to infrastructure processes?

Jeff Thurston — " Graphics play a pivotal role in infrastructure processes. They are used for communication purposes, provide an easy-to-understand method for interpretion and also enable 3D visualisation." Matt Ball — "When building anything tangible, there’s a need to put information down in a visual form. The pre-planning of our infrastructure allows for in-depth

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Consumer Applications Demand Better Data

Intermap Technologies was one of the first companies to realize the value of collecting and archiving geospatial data for large geographies, and the first and only to collect high-resolution elevation data on a worldwide scale. V1 Magazine editor Matt Ball sat down with Intermap’s CEO, Brian Bullock, to discuss the company’s history and business plan,

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

Should Software be Simplified?

Jeff Thurston — " The bottom line is to have the best software in the world with the most functionality that will enable real solutions to be achieved, real problems to be solved and for the businesses and people that create them to have financially stable futures – whatever level of simplicity achieves this, is

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