Ventana Research, in their Location Analytics research, noted that 48% of business has found that using location analytics significantly improves their business process. Ventana's Tony Cosentino reports that Tableau Software's advancements in visualizing analytics is great for the analysts and data geeks that need location intelligence.
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Building information models (BIM) for infrastructure development and urban planning are now considered to be the essential for designing, constructing and managing the built environment. Here, Directions Magazine presents a listing of articles published over the last few months that recap the latest developments in BIM.
The University of Sothern California Spatial Sciences Institute this fall launched a Bachelor of Science degree in geodesign. The new major trains students in design, planning, geographic information science (GIS) and geospatial technologies. It also provides students with valuable skills that allow them to pursue professional careers and/or graduate study in one or more of these three fields and a variety of environmental areas.
The Polar Geospatial Center (PGC) at the University of Minnesota has produced high-resolution imagery and maps of the Antarctic and Arctic in unprecedented detail. Now the National Science Foundation-funded center has created a series of web-based mapping applications for viewing high-resolution, commercial satellite imagery mosaics of the polar regions.
Looking across a bountiful American landscape at Thanksgiving, we can see — in a virtual sense with the help of computers and a massive database of geographic names — that the names of many places around the nation remind us of key themes in the Thanksgiving tradition.
Surprisingly, the word “Thanksgiving” itself is found in only a handful of U.S. placenames.
Neil Calvert read and listened to what the Directions Magazine editors had to say about BIM and GIS and he didn't completely agree. So he offers a ten point interpretation of BIM plus some links to additional resources.