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The Value of Time-Stamped and Real-time Geodata

Our look at the temporal aspects of spatial and location data raise some questions: How do we visualize them? Do we need quick turnaround high definition video from space or is it a solution in search of a problem? What is PlanetIQ's business model for its weather and climate data?

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News and Analysis

A New Geospatial Framework: GIS, BIM 3D Come Together

GIS is part of a new geospatial framework where GIS, BIM, 3D modeling and other technologies and datasets are converging. What does this framework look like? How do we understand it? What is required for it to become a valuable part of the short- and long-term building...Read more

GIS Champions Still Make or Break Project Success: Case studies from Time Warner Cable and Ordnance Survey Ireland

I adjudicated Bentley Systems' Year in Infrastructure user awards this year. Annually, Bentley asks users to submit projects for consideration for awards in eighteen categories. As one of several juror we evaluate nearly 70 individual submissions in three of the 18...Read more

Augmented Reality and Contextual Computing: Technologies with Great Potential but Still Far Off

I never bought into some of the early tourist apps for augmented reality (AR). I could never see anyone holding up their small mobile device in front of their face walking down the street looking for the nearest coffee shop. Impractical and awkward. For the last...Read more

Bentley Forges Different Path to Geospatial and Engineering Project Integration and Software Licensing

At the Bentley Year in Infrastructure event in London UK, CEO Greg Bentley (pictured at right) described a different path for users that intrinsically bases effective project management on a completely connected and common environment. Bentley's CONNECT Edition...Read more

The Next Wave of Cybersecurity Issues as We Approach the IoT

I attended a presentation today by Michael Lee, Cyber Security Research Manager at CFDRC, who explained that the Internet of Things (IoT) opens a new front in cyber security and exposes vulnerabilities to many types of devices and systems. On the top of his list...Read more

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