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Friday, September 17th, 2010

What is the potential of infra-red imagery and sensing as geospatial technology integrates?

Why don’t we see Bing City Infra-Red, Google Thermal Street View and Nokia Geotagging Spectral Smartphones? Maybe part of it has do with privacy issues, but the technology is already present, only the application is needed. But there can be little doubt that geospatial and geomatic technology integration can tie thermal imaging sensor data to applications

Friday, September 10th, 2010

How will the digital capture of place free us from our past?

Part of the fascination with history is that lessons can be learned that have relevance to problems today and in the future. The means to convey our recollections has progressed from the story, to the photograph, to the movie, and is marching inevitably toward an immersive model. Geospatial technologies are contributing to our ability to

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

What is the value of 3D farming?

Land­scape man­agers have tra­di­tion­ally depended upon the use of 2D tools and appli­ca­tions for the devel­op­ment and pro­duc­tion of food. How­ever, three-dimensional spa­tial appli­ca­tions are highly ori­ented to two things — bet­ter com­mu­ni­ca­tion and higher effi­ciency. Restric­tions on Russ­ian grain exports, flood­ing in Pak­istan, cli­mate anom­alies in Aus­tralia and wet­ness in Canada will all dri­ve food pro­duc­tion

Friday, August 27th, 2010

How creepy does the use of geospatial technology need to get before there’s a major backlash?

I can’t help but feeling creeped out about certain combinations of geospatial and sensor technologies these days. One day last week I found news stories about: a school district that was exploring the use of RFID technology to track students; a landmark case in the Ninth Circuit that upholds the right of law enforcement to

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Can Useful Intelligence Be Extracted From Visualizations?

  The extraction of useful geo-intelligence can be redily extracted from airborne and satellite imagery. But can we extract useful information from visualizations? In principle, providing a visualization includes a geo-reference of some type, then information could be extracted from them. There are many possible uses for this kind of extraction, since, most visualizations are

Friday, August 13th, 2010

What happens to location innovation if the Internet turns into Internets?

In most of the world to date there is only one Internet, with service providers but no gatekeepers. This week that notion is under assault with an appeal to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by Google and Verizon to consider a private Internet for paid online services and a wireless network to be maintained and

Friday, August 6th, 2010

How Do Geomatics and Geospatial Technologies Link to Bioenergy?

Bioenergy is inherently spatial in nature. Biomass, biogas and biofuels are derived through processes that may occur locally, but the primary fuel materials are usually cultivated through agricultural feedstocks.  Agricultural and forestry production techniques have traditionally included geotechnologies like geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS) and earth observation imagery and remote sensing. But

Friday, July 30th, 2010

What would a complete connection to place include?

The convergence of geospatial location into all of the information that the Internet collects could yield a whole new understanding and awareness of place. The ultimate promise is the unlocking of rich data and details about our environment, our designed spaces, our interactions, and our collective histories. With this inevitable trajectory of much richer insights

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

How Does BIM Link to Sustainable Energy Development?

Building information modeling (BIM) links tightly with energy development. Today we define energy development much differently though. It incorporates all sources of energy, does not stop at generation and is not solely connected to utilities. New approaches lead to buildings generating energy – as well as conservation measures arising through operational efficiency. BIM is not

Friday, July 16th, 2010

What is the value of never getting lost?

Getting lost when traveling in new or challenging road environments can lead to a great deal of stress that impact our health and relationships. In a business operation, drivers that are lost can mean significant disruptions in operations that mean lost revenue and lost business opportunities. Difficulties routing emergency personnel to the correct location quickly

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