Nora Parker

Nora Parker

Parker is the Senior Managing Editor of Directions Magazine. She helped found the publication in 1998 and is a member of the board of directors. She accepted an active editorial role in 2003. In addition to helping edit Directions Magazine, she also assists in program development for Directions Media's Location Intelligence and Rocket City Geospatial conferences. Many of you will remember Parker as the founding editor of Business Geographics magazine and chairperson of the conference by the same name during the 1990s. Parker received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado and a Master of Science degree from the University of South Carolina, specialized in GIS. Previous to becoming an industry advocate through publishing and conferencing activities, she was a GIS-focused management consultant with Ernst & Young, and an applications specialist with Criterion. She and her daughter live in Steamboat Springs, CO, where they are active in outdoor sports and competitive Irish dance.


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Recent Content by Nora Parker

  1. Meet Your Colleagues: John Corbett (April 4th, 2012)
  2. Meet Your Colleagues: Aaron Kreag (March 21st, 2012)
  3. Carsten Roensdorf of the Ordnance Survey in Great Britain, and Others, Answer Questions about the OGC’s CityGML Standard (March 14th, 2012)
  4. Meet Your Colleagues: Carolyn Hodge (March 7th, 2012)
  5. Meet Your Colleagues: Twyla McDermott (February 15th, 2012)
  6. Meet Your Colleagues: Dino Ravnić (January 25th, 2012)
  7. Meet Your Colleagues: Laxmi Ramasubramanian (January 18th, 2012)
  8. Meet Your Colleagues: Catherine Burton (January 11th, 2012)
  9. Meet Your Colleagues: Ann Johnson (January 4th, 2012)
  10. Top 10 “Off the Beaten Path” Maps and Unusual Cartographic Creations (December 29th, 2011)
  11. GIS, Data and the San Bruno Pipeline Disaster (March 8th, 2011)
  12. SRC Users Gather at Extend the Reach Conference (March 26th, 2009)
  13. Dangermond Acknowledges GIS Professionals on GIS Day (November 21st, 2008)
  14. Five Questions About ((Echo))MyPlace (March 27th, 2008)
  15. 5 Questions: IDV’s Visual Fusion Server Explained (March 6th, 2008)
  16. On-Demand Demographic & Consumer Demand Data For Better Business Intelligence (March 4th, 2008)
  17. Travel a Key Theme for Two Speakers at Location Intelligence Conference (February 22nd, 2008)
  18. Dr. Duane Marble Explains William L. Garrison Award (February 20th, 2008)
  19. Portland Police Bureau Makes Geospatial Widely Accessible (February 12th, 2008)
  20. Product Overview - LizardTech’s GeoExpress 7 (February 1st, 2008)
  21. GITA’s Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions Conference Explained (January 11th, 2008)
  22. Retailer Targets Growth in the Hispanic Sector (January 11th, 2008)
  23. Getting the Right Field Service Person to the Right Job at the Right Time Servigistics Style (November 28th, 2007)
  24. Steven Ramage’s invitation to participate in OGC survey (November 6th, 2007)
  25. Rocket City: John Christy Keynote (October 18th, 2007)
  26. Johnny’s Lunch Plans Franchise Expansion with LI (October 9th, 2007)
  27. First American Acquires Proxix Solutions (October 1st, 2007)
  28. AAA Mobile Launched (August 22nd, 2007)
  29. Rita’s Water Ice Sweetens the Franchise Deal (July 27th, 2007)
  30. LizardTech Express Server 6 - Product Overview (June 15th, 2007)
  31. FHWA Touts Visualization Tools (May 4th, 2007)
  32. geoVue’s MarketVue Portal: Quick Take on the Web-based Application (January 14th, 2006)
  33. ADCi Releases ADC WorldMap 5.0 (January 11th, 2006)
  34. New Street Databases for Nigerian Cities (December 14th, 2005)
  35. OGC’s OWS-3 Initiative: An Interview with OGC’s George Percivall (October 4th, 2005)
  36. Delivering Demographic Data-based Solutions at ESRI (September 18th, 2005)
  37. Conference Report - 1st Annual ESRI Homeland Security GIS Summit (September 14th, 2005)
  38. Point Level Geocoding in Group 1 Product (September 4th, 2005)
  39. Q&A with Robert Welch, President of Synergos Technologies Regarding STI: PopStats (July 12th, 2005)
  40. What Does Amacai Offer? (June 14th, 2005)
  41. Executive Interview with Sean Phelan, Founder of Multimap (May 17th, 2005)
  42. Call for Papers Issued for Location Technology & Business Intelligence 2005 (December 15th, 2004)
  43. So ...How About That Election Coverage? (November 11th, 2004)
  44. Election Results - MapInfo’s Jon Winslow Follows Up On His Predictions (November 9th, 2004)
  45. And the Winners Are ... (November 4th, 2004)
  46. Call for Papers Issued for Location Technology & Business Intelligence 2005 (November 2nd, 2004)
  47. GIS in the Rockies Wrap-up (October 24th, 2004)
  48. MapInfo Releases StreetPro in the Asia/Pacific Region (October 14th, 2004)
  49. PRIZM CE: A New Segmentation Product for Canada (September 21st, 2004)
  50. An Interview with Jeff Kerridge, Senior Vice President of International and Defense Sales for DigitalGlobe (September 20th, 2004)
  51. A Look at NAC Geographic (September 15th, 2004)
  52. Places2protect: New data resource helps address emergency situations (August 11th, 2004)
  53. NSGIC Ramps Up for 14th Annual Meeting (August 7th, 2004)
  54. City of Hamilton Corporate GIS Rocks On (August 5th, 2004)
  55. NAVTEQ Adds Elevation Contours to In-vehicle Navigation Data (July 21st, 2004)
  56. An Interview with Jamie Bisker, Director of Research for the Insurance Practice at TowerGroup (June 22nd, 2004)
  57. Directions Magazine Readers Looking Forward to Technology Advancements, But Still Deal with Some of the Same Ol’ Stuff (June 15th, 2004)
  58. An Interview with ESRI BIS’s Lynn Wombold, Director of Data Development (June 14th, 2004)
  59. New Segmentation System Focuses on Retail Financial Services Marketing (June 9th, 2004)
  60. Envinsa: MapInfo’s New “Location Platform” (January 13th, 2004)
  61. Blue Marble Geographics: After 10 Years, Still ‘Knuckling Down’ to Business (August 29th, 2003)
  62. Renaissance in Belfast - A Personal Perspective (August 6th, 2003)

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