As Manager of GIS and Injury Prevention at Baystate Health System in Massachusetts, Amy Pasini knows first hand “the big picture” about where spatial information can be used in public health.Ms.Pasini provides insights from her six years of experience in developing the program at Baystate, a level 1 trauma center and the largest regional employer in Western Massachusetts.Read more about her career and where she sees GIS being used for health initiatives in a post 9/11 environment.
“Essentially, retailers need to better coordinate the activities of all departments involved in one or more phases of the entire lifecycle of a store.A given retailers’ site selectors, store designers, construction crews, staff-and-stock managers, merchandisers, advertisers, asset managers, etc., should no longer perform their tasks in a sequential, isolated manner.”
“The problem is one of efficient utilization of the
technology.Some smaller towns need storm water or electrical outage
management systems.Many are still working with computer-aided drafting
(CAD) systems where topological databases have yet to be built to provide
the ability to spatially integrate and analyze data for use in land use
planning, environmental management reporting or developing suitable parcel
records from photogrammetrically-gathered information.Worse, un-educated
and untrained consultants, using the “old-boy” network hinder advances
that would help these communities deal with serious
Landmarks are key components of the way we organize our knowledge of global, regional, and local environments.Our knowledge of the world is usually described as our “cognitive map.” This does not mean that a cognitive map is like a cartographic map - although there is no clear evidence that such a relationship does or does not exist.
Hal Reid has been looking at mapping on both the Palm-based PDAs and the CE based PDAs so we could see our Franchise territories.One of the applications that seemed to immediately bring the PDA out of the address book and calendar mode was Demographics for the Real Estate Rep.
At the Creating the Policy and Legal Framework for a Location-enabled Society conference in Boston, Kirk Goldsberry, who is a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard, gave a fascinatng presentation with the help of two of his students on the topic of personal geographic data and privacy. Geoff Zeiss provides a recap.