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The Search for the Best Geospatial Conference Keynote Speaker

The conference keynote: should geospatial conference organizers spend time that might be more valuably used for a single speaker to address all of the attendees? If they choose to have one or more keynote speakers, who should they choose? What make a good keynote presenter and presentation? How do organizers find them?

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News and Analysis

GEOINT Takes Center Stage in National Security: A Recap of the GEOINT Symposium 2013*

Last week in Tampa, Florida, the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) convened the postponed 2013 GEOINT Symposium. The event drew close to 5000 attendees and over 270 exhibitors. Directions Magazine offers a recap of the event through numerous reports....Read more

Municipal GEOINT: National Security Starts at the Local Level

At the GEOINT Symposium in Tampa, a special session on national security was convened with representation from various sectors of local government. The workshop was led by Maj. Gen. William Reddell, The Adjutant General (TAG) for the State of New Hampshire. He is a...Read more

Apple’s New Wi-Fi Positioning Patent

U.S. Patent No. 8,700,060 granted yesterday is titled "Determining a location of a mobile device using a location database." It uses Wi-FI data to locate a device in any environment. Here's the abstract: Methods, program products, and systems for determining...Read more

Mapping tool used by Census Bureau has roots in NSF-funded project

Census Explorer, a new online tool that displays demographic information on maps of states, counties, and neighborhoods, is powered by Social Explorer, a data visualization tool developed by NSF-funded sociologist Andrew Beveridge.

GIS Education News Weekly: Clapper at UGA, QGIS Tutorial, Online Spanish GIS Courses

Teaching and Learning Tools MangoMap Offers QGIS Tutorial MangoMap is online mapping solution so I think the newly announced series of tutorial videos for QGIS is just a marketing/lead collection effort (like the company's book). The first one is up and a new...Read more

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