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Friday, September 11th, 2009

Is Photogrammetry Important to the Geospatial Industry?

Absolutely. Pho­togram­me­try is more impor­tant today than it has been at any other time. Many of the cur­rent images peo­ple see in 3D city mod­els, land use plan­ning, envi­ron­men­tal and appli­ca­tions involv­ing the deter­mi­na­tion of land­scape change are directly depen­dent upon pho­togram­met­ric prod­ucts and ser­vices. Pho­togram­mety sits at the fore­front of many 3D appli­ca­tions because

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Which Geospatial Technologies Will 3D GIS Impact?

Many geospatial technologies will be impacted by three and four dimensional geographic information systems (3D GIS). Some technologies like global positioning systems (GNSS), remote sensing and laser based technologies will enjoy a thrust forward as new forms of data capture, management, analysis and representation are supported through thinking about applications in 3D. Visualisation will be

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Can Non-Government Spatial Data Infrastructure Exist?

“When we think about spatial data infrastructure (SDI) we often think about governments. Most SDI originate within government related organisations and are often stimulated by the introduction of funding structures that enable them. It stands to reason that some SDI could exist without government association, operating indpendently and for their own purposes. Afterall, not all

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Does a Geo-Enabled Mobile Phone Make a Difference to Sustainability?

“Mobile phones are rapidly becoming all-in-one devices capable of providing a number of services and greater functionality. Beyond talking to other people and using them as navigation devices with their improving GPS capabilities, has the mobile phone extended itself in deeper and other constructive ways into sustainability issues, infrastructure, 3D cities or other areas we

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Is Real-time Geodata Important?

“Ten year’s ago real-time geodata was more or less a dream. Five year’s ago most people began to see more real-time data and were talking about it, but it was still something for the adventurous with deep pockets, who could afford to acquire it, process it and distribute it in a useful manner.  This is

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Is There A Geospatial Future in the Global Economic Downturn?

"Watch out for those doom and gloom types – they are 180 degrees to where the geospatial world is heading. Stay away from them. Avoid them. Cast them away on large drifting icebergs and turn your attention to the real opportunities ahead. Negativity breeds its own destiny."

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

How Does a Digital City Model Compare to a Digital Rural Model?

"Digital city models are much better known than digital rural models. While buildings and infrastructure are likely to be modeled within cities, land and associated land operations and environmental parameters are more likely candidates for modeling the digital pathways stretching across rural and remote areas.  They are not two disconnected parts though. They interface each

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Is It Time to Rationalise and Re-Invent Geospatial Conferences and Workshops?

“Recent events in the world economy have turned the budgets of most companies inside out and upside down. Stock prices have dropped, earnings are being impacted and travel budgets are being limited in many cases. Both industry and individuals are looking for value as they deal with the economic situation. But ruling out the opportunity

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Are Geospatial Tools Design Tools?

The word ‘design’ means different things to different people. Artists often speak about being able to design. Architects are known to communicate quality of life through design, and engineers talk about designing infrastructure including bridges, highways, power plants and so on.  How many surveyors, GIS professionals or remote sensing specialists would raise their hand in

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Do localised GIS and spatially related textbooks for teaching and education matter?

“People understand and relate to issues and problems that are near to them more quickly and effectively. This is particularly the case in Europe. While basic GIS concepts are universal and are needed and applied in a similar fashion around the globe, a case can be made for including local / regional data, spatial issues

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