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Monday, March 31st 2014
by Joe Francica

At the celebration of the Open Geospatial Consortium's 20th anniversary banquet, numerous remembrances were delivered on behalf of founders and benefactors such as David Schell and many others. However, it was Dr. Chris Tucker, founder of MapStory and current OGC board member, and Steve Liang, of the Universary of Calgary, who articulated the vision for the next 10 years.

Monday, March 31st 2014
by Directions Staff

Shopcloud’s new indoor positioning system, Inside, uses “amazing new technology [that] will blow your mind.” The smartphone solution is “easy to implement, doesn’t require any hardware, is free for end users, and most critically is far more accurate than other solutions.”

Monday, March 31st 2014

Ralph Straumann and Christoph Graf of Ernst Basler + Partner Ltd. in Switzerland attended the Esri Partner Conference and the Esri Developer Summit in Palm Springs in March.They report on, and assess some of the trends that they identified.

Thursday, March 27th 2014
by Mike Foster

Mike Foster offers five simple habits that will improve map reading abilities.

Wednesday, March 26th 2014
by Stephen Keen

Author Stephen Keen thinks we have a problem in using the term “GIS.” “The challenge that we face by using the term ‘GIS’ to describe our profession is that it means so many different things to so many different people.” With tongue partially in cheek, he describes how GIS addresses a whole array of technologies and methodologies, and the need to differentiate ourselves as professionals.

Monday, March 24th 2014
by NASA

NASA is partnering with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to develop and apply new technology and products to better manage and monitor the state's water resources and respond to its ongoing drought.  

Monday, March 24th 2014
by Directions Staff

InSphere is a new hosted service from Trimble that provides access toapps for managing data, project information and field equipment, as well as support for other field management services. Alain Samaha, business area director of software for Trimble’s Geospatial Division, provides more details in this interview with Editor in Chief Joe Francica.

Friday, March 21st 2014
by Jakub Karas

The largest Czech unmanned aerial systems (UAS) company, in cooperation with Brno City Hall, conducted a project to capture images of adjacent cemeteries and integrate the data into a GIS system for the administrators of city cemeteries.

Thursday, March 20th 2014
by Joe Francica

Dónde is a mobile app solution provider that offers retailers amobile store locator packaged with an analytics dashboard to provide insights that drive retail sales. The solution elucidates who is visiting a retailer’s website and then buying products at that retailer’s location. Or, as CEO Anthony Nicalo explains it,“uncovering the equation that equals clicks-to-bricks.”  

Wednesday, March 19th 2014
by Crystal Davis and Dave Thau

By the time we find out about deforestation, it’s usually too late to take action.

 

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