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COINAtlantic - A Better Way to Implement a Geospatial Portal

Thursday, December 11th 2014

This article by Paul Boudreau of Oceans Canada and Jeff McKenna of Gateway Geomatics describes the Coastal and Oceans Information Network (COINAtlantic), a system that “harvests no data, stores no geospatial information in a warehouse or portal,” yet presents geospatial information on the Internet that is published as a Web Map Service (WMS) or in Keyhole Markup Language (KML), both OGC standards.

What Grade Would Your Homepage Get?

Monday, October 20th 2014

How do geospatial companies use their homepages in 2014? Do visitors get the information they need? Executive Editor Adena Schutzberg grades 11 company efforts.

Google Courts the Stratosphere with “Loon” Technology

Monday, August 11th 2014

When the “Project Loon” balloon circumnavigated the globe in 22 days this spring, it validated Google’s ambitious and highly secretive endeavor to bring Internet access to a significant portion of the world’s currently unconnected population. Freelance author Brandon Engel takes us behind the scenes of the project, revealing the potential economic impact for rural and poorly served areas where Internet access is impeded.

Takeaways from the 2014 Location Intelligence Summit

Monday, June 2nd 2014

Two weeks ago Directions Magazine hosted the 10th edition of its Location Intelligence event. LocationTech, HERE and Oracle Spatial and Graph programs were intertwined with the event. Executive Editor Adena Schutzberg shares her key takeaways.

Open Geospatial Consortium’s Vision for Future

Monday, March 31st 2014

At the celebration of the Open Geospatial Consortium's 20th anniversary banquet, numerous remembrances were delivered on behalf of founders and benefactors such as David Schell and many others. However, it was Dr. Chris Tucker, founder of MapStory and current OGC board member, and Steve Liang, of the Universary of Calgary, who articulated the vision for the next 10 years.

Worldwide Spending on Geospatial Software Grew 4% in 2012: What’s Ahead?

Thursday, February 27th 2014

Cambashi is a market research, industry analyst and consulting firm that covers the use of IT to address business issues in a variety of industry sectors. The company shared with Directions Magazinea few details from its latest GIS Observatory reports, typically only available to subscribers.Weposed some questions to Christine Easterfield, principal analyst, about the latest round of numbers and what’s ahead.

Top 10 Articles in Geospatial Cloud Computing

Friday, December 20th 2013

Cloud computing is ubiquitous, so much so that today it's just "computing." In geospatial technology it's merely a part of the software infrastructure that comprises a solution, a workflow. Here we present the top 10 cloud computing (computing?) artilces from 2013 that have been published on our

Directions Magazine Editors Look Back at 2013; Make Predictions for 2014

Wednesday, December 18th 2013

Directions Magazine’s Editor in Chief Joe Francica and Executive Editor Adena Schutzberg evaluate their predictions for 2013 and look ahead. Can they keep up the pace for 2014 and do their bold predictions offer insights into the trends that will shape the geospatial marketplace next year?

The Top Ten GIS Stories of 2013

Monday, December 16th 2013

Each year Executive Editor Adena Schutzberg picks out 10 events, ideas, themes, products, etc. that stood out over the preceding 12 months.

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