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Friday, December 5th 2003
by Dean Howell

As more and more of the main stream GIS vendors head down the path of web
enabled and customized solutions the technical skills for the GIS developer
are rapidly changing.There is a very strong move to such skills as Java,
ASP, VB and .NET…read more.

Tuesday, December 2nd 2003
by Joe Francica

MapInfo is poised for its next push toward growth.With a distinct “3-prong” attack on Location-based Intelligence, Predictive Analytics, and Location-based Services, the company expects growth at or above 15% for the next fiscal year.Editor-in-chief Joe Francica traveled to Troy recently for this inside look.

Wednesday, November 26th 2003
by Hal Reid

What will the business workplace look like in the future? How will geography play a role in how we construct multi-use building? How will the development of geography will be more sustainable and flexible? Contributing Editor, Hal Reid, an expert in real estate, provides some insights based on some recent thoughts by notable authors and “futurists.”

Wednesday, November 26th 2003
by Steve Spindler

Before the North American Cartographic Information Society’s (NACIS) practical cartography day, I put a survey online.The survey was intended to provide
feedback that could be used in a round table discussion at the NACIS Conference…read about the results of this survey, here…

Wednesday, November 19th 2003
by Joe Francica

The City and County of San Francisco’s Department of Telecommunications and Information Services (DTIS) provides the technology infrastructure for a majority of
San Francisco’s 60-plus departments.Many of these departments use geospatial information to plan and coordinate their daily business processes such as real
property analysis and emergency services.orking with ESRI and IBM, DTIS created an
enterprise geographic information system.Editor-in-Chief, Joe Francica, interviewed
Erich Seamon GIS Manager of DTIS to find out how the city’s enterprise GIS was built, both technically and politically.

Tuesday, November 18th 2003
by Joe Francica

In an editorial I wrote on October 22 (LocationBI - Location-based Business Intelligence), I discussed the rationale of an evolving market picture that brings together location-based technology and services with business intelligence (BI) solutions; something I call LocationBI.Last week, we announced the creation of a new conference called Location Technology and Business Intelligence Executive Symposium, and event we are hosting with The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania next May.Let me “sell” you why you should consider attending.

Wednesday, November 12th 2003
by Glenn Letham

There are hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals residing in the US.Most entered the country with a valid work visa, however, many of them are still
in the country with expired visas - considered “out of status”.Given that Geographers are eligible to apply for US-based employment under the TN or
H1B categories you should need to protect yourself and your company’s interests.Read more…

Wednesday, November 12th 2003
by Steve Lombardi

The basemap, demographic, and point-of-interest data in the product is all new.As our customers know, a mapping tool is only as good as the data that ships with it.
MapPoint 2004 for Europe and North America includes the latest data available from our data suppliers.Read more about MapPoint 2004!

Tuesday, November 11th 2003
by Joe Francica

Navigation Technologies is at the forefront of providing digital street
centerline data to both the geospatial and in-vehicle navigation industries.It does this by actually ‘driving’ as many streets as possible to collect the most accurate digital road maps.
The battle to rise above the competitive fray with other companies and
to deter “commoditization” of data is pitched.Judson Green, president
and CEO of Navtech, has led the company to be the market leader in the
in-vehicle market in North America and Europe and hopes to position the
company for growth in the geospatial arena as well.Editor-in-Chief, Joe
Francica asked Mr.Green to “navigate” these issues in the following interview.

Tuesday, November 11th 2003
by John Fisher

The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) recently held a conference in Toronto.The conference underscored the serious issues facing the E911
system, and the impact that mapping and spatial data has on system effectiveness.The rapid growth of cellular phones has both aided and exacerbated the E911 problem.This article explores some of the issues that highlight the importance of location technology.

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