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Monday, July 28th 2014
by Adena Schutzberg

Esri is growing. Its user base is growing, too. In any relationship, as the partners grow and change, new challenges appear. Some of these challenges reared their heads at this year’s Esri International User Conference. Executive Editor Adena Schutzberg explains.

Monday, July 28th 2014
by George Percivall

Many voices chime in to answer the question “How does one find existing services that implement OGC Web Map Service (WMS), Web Feature Service (WFS), and Web Coverage Service (WCS) interface standards these days?” 

Thursday, July 24th 2014
by Directions Staff

Survey India 2014, July 9-10 in Delhi, first of its kind conference and exhibition on land survey and mapping focused on the new and upcoming equipments for surveying. Initiated with the objective to bring together the government departments, PSUs and industry users of land survey and mapping, it received an overwhelming response with over three hundred delegates participating in the conference and visiting exhibition.

Thursday, July 24th 2014
by Adena Schutzberg

Executive Editor Adena Schutzberg attended Esri’s 15th annual Education GIS Conference last week in San Diego. She shares some ideas and innovations from the conference sessions and a suggestion for next year.

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014
by National Climatic Data Center

Following the first official day of summer, many areas in the United States are approaching their highest temperatures for the year. To give you a better idea of the warmest time of year for your area, NCDC has created a new “Warmest Day of the Year” map for the contiguous United States.

Monday, July 21st 2014
by Ralph Straumann

Ralph Staumann thinks crowdsourced data can be very valuable. But, he warns, "Be careful when using crowdsourced data and don’t be ensnared by great visualisations."

Monday, July 14th 2014
by Joe Francica

OmniEarth, a consortium created by HarrisDraper Laboratory and Dynetics, is developing a constellation of 18 satellites (15 within the constellation, 3 on-orbit spares) that will image the Earth daily. Editor in Chief Joe Francica spoke with executives from OmniEarth and Dynetics to get the full story.

Saturday, July 12th 2014
by Adena Schutzberg

Learn ArcGIS is Esri’s new website for teaching GIS to both new and existing users. It embraces a new corporate-wide goal of teaching through problem solving rather than via rote “button pushing.”  Executive Editor Adena Schutzberg has an exclusive look at both the educational vision and the site itself.

Thursday, July 10th 2014
by Directions Staff

Ubisense’s latest product, myWorld 2.0, integrates Google Maps for Business technologies to enhance an enterprise’s operational awareness. Directions Magazine interviewed Peter Batty, co-founder and CTO of the geospatial division of Ubisense, to explore the product and how the company works with its customers.

Thursday, July 10th 2014
by Ray Purdy

The US government has lifted restrictions on the use of high-quality satellite images. The move, says Ray Purdy of University College London, will be welcomed by industry but could have serious privacy implications for the man or woman on the street.

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Finding OGC WMS, WFS, WCS services

Many voices chime in to answer the question “How does one find existing services that implement OGC Web Map Service (WMS), Web Feature Service (WFS), and Web Coverage Service (WCS) interface standards these days?” 

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Takeaways from the Esri Education GIS Conference 2014
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Esri UC 2014 Plenary: The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same
OmniEarth to Focus on Automated Intelligence from Earth Imagery
Learn ArcGIS: Esri Embraces New Vision for Teaching and Learning GIS

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