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Thursday, March 6th, 2008

What is the connection of water to infrastructure and sustainable technologies?

Jeff Thurston — ” The connection of water to infrastructure and sustainable technologies is far reaching. Water is not only a requirement for living, but water quality must be measured and monitored. Supply and delivery of this valuable resource requires sustainable land use management practices and development of well functioning infrastructure networks.” Matt Ball —

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

Bioregional Planning Addresses Sustainable Development

Davidya Kasperzyk, AIA, is an architect and physical planner based in Seattle whose practice has attempted to balance human development with habitat conservation. Projects that Davidya has undertaken include Waterfront 2020 (an ecologically wise strategic plan for the central waterfront), and the award-winning “Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail” implementation study. V1 Magazine editor, Matt

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

What’s best for the geospatial economy, free or fee geospatial data?

Jeff Thurston — ” At the end of the day, any decision maker will tell you that health, transport, community and all kinds of other topics compete for budget and are important. How can you expect free geodata, when health services need to be delivered, education facilities need replacing, military needs to be funded and

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

What do sustainable communities and planning have to do with CAD, GPS and GIS?

Jeff Thurston — ” CAD, GIS and GPS are strategic tools for building, operating and maintaining sustainable cities and rural areas and quantifying the many sustainable and operating processes in them. They support our decision making needs, guide our policy development and assist to identify and calculate what we understand and how we understand it.”

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

How can GIS evolve to provide better insight into change over time and space?

Jeff Thurston — "Building upon the primary functions of geographic information systems (GIS) is the key to unlocking the door toward greater spatial process modeling and geo-processing. We have barely entered this phase of development and there is immense opportunity ahead. Immediate needs that come to mind for furthering this goal include : building on the

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

Does Business Have a Role in Global Spatial Data Infrastructure, and What is it?

Jeff Thurston — “Business has a primary role in the development of Global Spatial Data Infrastructure. It brings innovative technology to the table, an understanding of spatial information processing and distribution as well as the willingness and passion to risk and invest. All of these are tempered with a genuine concern to solve problems ranging

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Exploring the Link Between GIS and Sustainability

Timothy Nyerges is a professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Washington. He has long been interested in the connection between GIS and sustainability, having worked on a number of projects, including a curriculum development project in 2001 on GIS for Sustainability Science. V1 Magazine editor Matt Ball spoke with professor Nyerges

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

What’s Possible Now With Mobile Mapping?

Jeff Thurston — "Mobile mapping is all about convergence. It not only brings together technologies, field solutions are increasingly designed to connect-the-dots between professionals all along the spatial information chain. Furthermore, mobile technologies shorten the distance between the office and the field with field personnel directly linked to data warehouses." Matt Ball — "When we

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

How do new developments in “green” technologies relate to the geospatial industry?

Jeff Thurston — “Sustainability and environment issues are centrally connected to healthy living on our planet and ‘green’ technologies play an integral role. Geospatial technologies are uniquely positioned to support this role because they act as the glue which binds the understanding of environmental processes to the decision making systems driving our economy.” Matt Ball

Friday, January 18th, 2008

What’s the difference between maps and geospatial intelligence?

Jeff Thurston — ” It is vitally important that we not lose track of the fact that human markup on imagery or maps, is intelligence of the highest quality and most useful. This is why maps, in the truest sense, are the highest forms of geospatial intelligence. They contain both GEOINT derived information and, as

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