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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.

 

Monday, March 17th 2014
by Luca Congedo

In this article, Luca Congedo presents a tutorial for the land cover classification of cropland. In particular, he uses Landsat imagery acquired over the State of Kansas, near the city of Ulysses, using the new version 2.3.2 of the Semi-Automatic Classification Plugin for QGIS.

Thursday, March 13th 2014
by Directions Staff

The Western Governors’ Association (WGA) rolled out its Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool (CHAT) in December 2013. A cooperative effort of 16 western states, the map-based tool provides the public and industry an overview of crucial wildlife habitats. The goal is to ensure that fish and wildlife are better incorporated into land use decision making. Learn how the high demand website was designed to be scalable, cost effective and beautiful.

Wednesday, March 12th 2014
by Kevin Pomfret

The U.S. Government Accounting office is examining the risks to consumers’ privacy by location-based services, and in particular how those risks apply to the future of the "connected car." The Centre for Spatial Law and Policy’s executive director, Kevin Pomfret, explains how regulators intend to broadly apply existing privacy guidelines to the collection, use, storage and distribution of geolocated data.

Monday, March 10th 2014
by Directions Staff

Three years ago the Open Source Geospatial Foundation and the International Cartographic Association became partners and launched the ICA-OSGeo Labs Initiative. The network of labs focuses on education and research with free and open source geospatial (FOSS4G) technology. Directions Magazine interviewed Helena Mitasova, associate professor in the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at North Carolina State University, to get an update on the initiative.

Friday, March 7th 2014
by Susan Norton

MAGIC is a 25-year-old geospatial professional organization representing nine states with the mission to support GIS professionals and present educational opportunities. Susan Norton serves on the MidAmerica GIS Consortium (MAGIC) executive board as secretary and provides an update on the organization.

Thursday, March 6th 2014
by Alexis Caffrey

From telematics to in-dash Internet browsers and better navigation, cars are getting smarter and more connected. Alexis Caffrey, a freelance writerfocusing on emerging technology, tech trends, and new media, takes us on a ride to see what technology we can expect to find down the road from car manufacturers.

Monday, March 3rd 2014
by Martin von Wyss

At the end of 2013 the City of Greater Geelong, in Victoria, Australia published the first dataset on the newely installed geoserver, part of Australian Government's open data site, data.gov.au.  Martin von Wyss the Co-ordinator for the Spatial Information Services group shares the city's experiences so far.

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