Wednesday, April 3rd 2013
CloudMade is best known for making OpenStreetMap a more valuable data platform for software developers. In February, the company enhanced its offerings to address the needs of today’s location-based services developers. Directions Magazine interviewed Nick Black, CloudMade co-founder and VP Product, to explore the CloudMade 2013 vision.
Monday, March 11th 2013
Mark Smith, CEO and chief research officer of Ventana Research, provides a detailed analysis of the current state of location analytics and why mobile devices and social media are propelling application development for for better business insights.
Monday, February 18th 2013
Each new release of Safe Software’s FME is basically a milestone for the company and for geospatial software users. The data formats supported and features added reflect “what we are up to” in the use of our favorite products and data sources. Directions Magazine asked Safe President Don Murray and Vice President of Software Development Dale Lutz to address data format and industry trends reflected in the new release.
Thursday, January 3rd 2013
In early December Editor in Chief Joe Francica got an exclusive first look at Intergraph's totally retooled and integrated software solutions for GIS, remote sensing, photogrammetry and server-based options. This review of the geospatial product suite is based on extensive interviews with Intergraph's product managers and first-hand demonstrations granted exclusively to Directions Magazine.
Wednesday, January 2nd 2013
As we move into 2013, Directions Magazine will deliver many more options for readers who want choices in how they get their news. See what's coming!
Tuesday, December 18th 2012
Directions Magazine’s Editor in Chief Joe Francica and Executive Editor Adena Schutzberg evaluate their predictions for 2012 and look ahead. Can they keep up the pace for 2013 and do their bold predictions offer insights into the trends that will shape the geospatial marketplace next year?
Monday, December 17th 2012
Each year Executive Editor Adena Schutzberg picks out 10 events, ideas, themes, products, etc. that stood out over the preceding 12 months.
Thursday, November 1st 2012
URISA’s 50th anniversary event, GIS-Pro 2012, celebrated the past in a respectful, conservative way with familiar themes, presenters and awardees. Executive Editor Adena Schutzberg asks, does this provide a glimpse into its next 50 years?
Monday, October 29th 2012
Local governments have been quite successful in capitalizing on the applications of geospatial technology to improve citizen services and recognize savings, and businesses across industries can benefit from following their lead. This article is a quick look at how web mapping is helping government improve communications and services.
Thursday, August 2nd 2012
Douglas County, Nebraska currently has a good deal of its enterprise GIS running in the cloud. GIS coordinator Michael Schonlau describes the process of moving into the cloud and what he and his colleagues have learned along the way.