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Scaling FME Services for the Smaller User

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014

Five years ago I wrote about Wayne Kocina who was building a solution that put the power of Business Analyst Online into the hands of the smaller business. Kocina did the work with his license and delivered the required maps and reports to the client at a reasonable price through his company,...

GIS Tackles Big Issues: Environment, Health, Climate and Infrastructure

Tuesday, July 8th 2014

Recent news reveals how GIS tackles “big issues” including environment, health, climate and infrastructure. Are we using the correct tools? The right data? Or is it the human touch that plays the biggest role in our success or failure on these matters?

NASA Launches OpenNEX: An Open Computing Platform, Educational Forum and Competition for Ideas on Climate Resiliency

Friday, June 27th 2014

This past week, NASA's Office of Science and Technology Policy launched OpenNEX, a program to engage both the scientific community and citizens on climate resiliency. The program consists of online lectures on climate change, labs on the basics of remote sensing and cloud computing as well as a...

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.

GIS Education News Weekly: Precision Ag Degree, Bowdoin Awardee, NH Trains K-12s on ArcGIS

Thursday, May 15th 2014

For Students New Precision Ag Degree First in Ohio The Ohio Board of Regents has approved Clark State Community College’s Associate of Applied Science degree in precision agriculture, allowing the college to begin enrolling students to the two-year program and to start classes in August. The...

Nine New Satellite Companies: Which Will Make it?

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

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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...

U.S. Climate Data Initiative: What’s in it for the Geospatial Community?

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

Last week President Obama announced the administration's Climate Data Initiative. What's in it for geospatial professionals? For the citizens of the United States? What might its impact be on other global challenges?

Augmented Reality in 2014: Exploring the IEEE Special Issue with Guest Editor Jules White

Thursday, March 13th 2014

Jules White, Assistant Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Vanderbilt University served as a guest editor of the February Special Issue of the Proceedings of the IEEE on the topic of augmented reality (AR). He explains the value of...

CloudMade Ends Smaller Service Plans; Offers Only Enterprise Level Services as of May 1

Tuesday, March 4th 2014

CloudMade e-mailed users today to let them know that as of May 1st, only enterprise services plans will be available. In particulare the company will stop serving Map Tile, Geocoding, Routing and Vector Stream Server requests coming from API keys. Users have the option of upgrading to an...

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