Last October, the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation’s GEOINT Symposium, one of the largest geospatial technology conferences of the year, was postponed, primarily as a result of the government shutdown. As the USGIF prepares to convene the event this April, CEO Keith Masback explains why the event provides a vital opportunity for businesses and government agencies to get back on track.
The turn to spatial history has been aided by the explosion of digital mapping tools says Mary Rizzo. The offerings are inspiring and terrifying she feels. But could she use them?
Andrew Mondschein, who joined the faculty of the University of Virginia School of Architecture in September as an assistant professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning, led a team that found “cognitively active” travelers, those driving a car or walking, have more accurate mental maps than “cognitively passive” travelers, such as car or bus passengers. The findings were published in the latest issue of ACCESS, which reports on research funded by the University of California Transportation Center.
Curious students are learning about mapping, GIS and remote sensing via free webinars and massive open online courses (MOOCs), as well as for-fee management seminars, college level courses, certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees. Executive Editor Adena Schutzberg shares some of the things potential online learners should know as they explore these online offerings.
Does it bother you that you don't know the capital of Serbia? That's probably not a big deal but what is rarer and totally unique is the unconscious knowledges people have about places they know says author Anne-Laure Freant. According to Freant, every single human being is and has a geographical history and a geographical signature on the planet.
National Transportation Safety Board Administrative Law Judge Patrick Geraghty decided a case (pdf) on Thursday concluding the FAA had no basis for the commercial drone ban because there were no formal laws to that effect. The case of Pirker v. Huerta, involved Swiss drone pilot who filmed a commercial in Virginia and was fined $10,000 by the FAA. The pilot was the only person the FAA has fined and Pirker fought back. The judge...