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Thursday, April 24th 2014
by Joe Francica

The DigitalGlobe Foundation was established to support university research and the next generation of geospatial technology users through grants of satellite imagery. In this interview, Editor in Chief Joe Francica discusses the mission of the Foundation with its executive director, Mark Brender.

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014
by Directions Staff

In the mid-1990s, geospatial technology developers, solution providers and vendors came together in India to provide a much needed impetus to the geospatial industry. But a similar initiative for topographical surveying and mapping is needed. Surveying and mapping forms the basis of all geospatial analysis and it is important to convene a forum on the most current tools and technology. This article provides information on the history of surveying in India and information on the upcoming Survey India conference developed by Directions Magazine India.

Monday, April 21st 2014
by Peter Batty

Peter Batty spent an April weekend in Washington DC for State of the Map (SotM) US, the OpenStreetMap conference. He reports that sold out with around 500 attendees, making it the largest OpenStreetMap event yet. He recaps items that he thought were of interest.

Monday, April 21st 2014
by Joe Francica, Wes Stroh

Last week in Tampa, Florida, the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) convened the postponed 2013 GEOINT Symposium. The event drew close to 5000 attendees and over 270 exhibitors. Directions Magazine offers a recap of the event through numerous reports.

Thursday, April 17th 2014

Herein are prepared remarks provided by Congressman C.A. "Dutch" Rupersberger (D-MD, 2nd) for his presentation at the GEOINT 2013* Symposium in Tampa, Florida on April 17, 2014. 

Thursday, April 17th 2014
by John G. Van Hoesen

Educator John Van Hoesen introduces StoryMap.js, “a stunningly simple tool for creating beautifully designed stories on the Web,” from the Knight Lab at Northwestern University.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014
by Chris Johnson, Joe Francica, Jay Newkirk

Exemplar City is a model that municipal governments can follow when faced with a wide variety of challenges such as responding to a local emergency or crisis, mitigating economic impacts, dealing with workforce skill or capacity issues, or facing overwhelming infrastructure demands. This article provides the framework for pilot projects supported by the City of Huntsville, Alabama and three of the city’s non-profit economic development organizations.

Monday, April 14th 2014
by Elizabeth Boatman and Maria C. Zacharias

Census Explorer, a new online tool that displays demographic information on maps of states, counties, and neighborhoods, is powered by Social Explorer, a data visualization tool developed by NSF-funded sociologist Andrew Beveridge.

Thursday, April 10th 2014
by Directions Staff

State of the Map U.S. runs April 12-13 in Washington, D.C. It’s the U.S. event for users of the “emerging major global geo data source,” OpenStreetMap. Directions Magazine asked Alex Barth, secretary of OpenStreetMap United States Inc., to provide a preview.

Wednesday, April 9th 2014
by Helene Ragovin

What do a commuter taking a detour on the way to work and a youngster fashioning a bird out of a sheet of brightly colored paper have in common? They’re both depending on spatial cognition to complete a task. The trouble is that some of our beloved electronic devices could be a detriment to spatial cognition. Tufts University psychologist Holly Taylor and her colleagues study spatial cognition and comprehension. They tackle the effect of navigational aids on memory and whether learning the Japanese paper art origami can increase children’s abilities in all sorts of practical fields such as science, technology, engineering and math. In this interview she shares some of what they've learned.

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DigitalGlobe Foundation: Fostering the Vision of “Seeing a Better World”

The DigitalGlobe Foundation was established to support university research and the next generation of geospatial technology users through grants of satellite imagery. In this interview, Editor in Chief Joe Francica discusses the mission of the Foundation with its executive director, Mark Brender.

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