Friday, February 21st 2014
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this March. Senior Staff Writer Lance McKee provides this retrospective on the organization as well as the successful expansion of the initiatives it is undertaking.
Thursday, February 20th 2014
Ross Winans observes, "recent advances in computer hardware and GIS software have created the opportunity for even GIS beginners to easily work with lidar point data." He invites readers to see what an LAS point cloud has to offer.
Wednesday, February 19th 2014
Many governments, particularly those in low-income countries, are “shooting themselves in the foot” by failing to give research and development communities open access to their caches of geospatial data, experts have warned.
Monday, February 17th 2014
Geodesign has its origins in the fusion of landscape architecture with geospatial technology. But the nascent profession is still in the throes of defining its precepts. This year’s Geodesign Summit further refined the boundaries of geodesign to include a growing group of geospatial professionals, yet still found a way to be inclusive of other disciplines like biology. Editor in Chief Joe Francica reports from this year’s event.
Friday, February 14th 2014
Serge Wroclawski argues that the choice between Google Maps and OpenStreetMap is "the kind of society we want to live in."
Thursday, February 13th 2014
Gaming has been creeping into GIS for some time. And GIS has been creeping into gaming, too. GameSim founder and president, Andrew Tosh shares his thoughts on the state of art.
Wednesday, February 12th 2014
Back in April 2013, Peggy Minnis of the Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences at Pace University began thinking about a basic massive open online course (MOOC) that would teach students ArcGIS. By August 2013, the course was pretty much ready to go. In December the course was over. In 2014, after some time to decompress, Minnis can reflect on challenges and successes and begin to look ahead.
Wednesday, February 12th 2014
Dr. Rick Smith has been through the MOOC ringer. He supported several iterations of a massive open online course (MOOC) introducing geospatial technology to educators. He shares the lessons learned about teaching and learning in this unique online environment.
Monday, February 10th 2014
What do climate modeling, malaria and black rhinos have in common? It turns out that Geographic Information Systems can be adapted to study all three. Wherever GIS is being used for humanitarian purposes, senior programmer analyst Joe Nigro is never too far away. Here's his story.
Thursday, February 6th 2014
Last December, Microdesk, a leading architecture, engineering, construction and operations (AECO) technology provider, released its industry predictions for 2014, which included trends related to BIM, the adoption of mobile LiDAR and other “futuristic” technologies. Editor in Chief Joe Francica sat down with Microdesk CEO Mike DeLacey to get his thoughts on the report.
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