Wireless handheld computing is evolving as the emergency manager’s answer to obtaining real-time intelligence from the field.A recent live demonstration of the latest technologies sheds some light on technology that works and technologies needing more work.
We interview Adam Rubinson,
co-director of the DC GIS & Vicki DeFries, GIS Manager, Office
of the Chief Technology Officer, Washington D.C.about the debut of DC Atlas.
Elliott, founder of this publication, started Wessex, a company offering
nationwide street network data for the entire U.S.for a fraction of the
price than what was currently being charged by the more “mainstream” data
vendors.It changed the landscape of how data was priced and the ripple
affects are still being felt.
Directions Magazine recently conducted an interview with the people responsible for establishing GIS technology in the city of Hope, Arkansas, a rural town of about 11,000 people and more popularly recognized as the birthplace of former president Bill Clinton.We asked Catherine Cook, the city manager, and Darrell Allen, GIS Manager about how it got started and their current site configuration.The information they provided is a detailed look at how one city is taking advantage of GIS and how it maintains its mission.Their insights will be extremely informative to those local governments who are just now looking at what might work best for their rural communities.
Directions Magazine conducted a brief interview with Dr.Richard Fenker, Vice President and Chief Software Architect of Market Insite Group.Dr.Fenker, formerly the founder of Tangram Corporation, which recently merged with Market Insite Group, has developed sales forecasting systems for over 100 major US corporations and Tangram’s models have been used to help select approximately 100,000 retail locations for clients such as McDonald’s, Blockbuster, Brinker International, Lowe’s Companies, Pep Boys, Applebee’s, Eckerd Corp., Valvoline Instant Oil Change and others.
As part of Directions Magazine’s continuing series “Women in GIS” we present the women of Global Marketing Insights.Shawana Johnson (pictured on the left), President, and Susan Sinclair, a senior associate, have been around GIS for a long time.Both served time at EOSAT, where Dr.Johnson was Director of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for nine years, and Ms.Sinclair was Managing Director of Worldwide Distribution for ten years and had been the Director of Oracle Corporation’s Global GIS/Land Management Group.Directions Editor, Joe Francica (JF) conducted the interview.
The first images from Skybox's SkySat-1 were released today. Skybox released this statement: We are excited to share the first images from SkySat-1, the first of our planned constellation of 24 satellites ... The following images were taken over Perth, Australia, on December 4, 2013 at 10:25AM (local time) and are untuned and not yet calibrated. As you can see below, features are clearly discernible that validate our goal to...