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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.

DigitalGlobe Foundation: Fostering the Vision of “Seeing a Better World”

Thursday, April 24th 2014

The DigitalGlobe Foundation was established to support university research and the next generation of geospatial technology users through grants of satellite imagery. In this interview, Editor in Chief Joe Francica discusses the mission of the Foundation with its executive director, Mark Brender.

The Odyssey of the Topographical Survey in India

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014

In the mid-1990s, geospatial technology developers, solution providers and vendors came together in India to provide a much needed impetus to the geospatial industry. But a similar initiative for topographical surveying and mapping is needed. Surveying and mapping forms the basis of all geospatial analysis and it is important to convene a forum on the most current tools and technology. This article provides information on the history of surveying in India and information on the upcoming Survey India conference developed by Directions Magazine India.

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

Monday, April 21st 2014

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.

Congressman Ruppersberger: GEO-INT Prepared Remarks

Thursday, April 17th 2014

Herein are prepared remarks provided by Congressman C.A. "Dutch" Rupersberger (D-MD, 2nd) for his presentation at the GEOINT 2013* Symposium in Tampa, Florida on April 17, 2014. 

Exemplar City: A Model for Geospatial, Energy and Cyber Security

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

Exemplar City is a model that municipal governments can follow when faced with a wide variety of challenges such as responding to a local emergency or crisis, mitigating economic impacts, dealing with workforce skill or capacity issues, or facing overwhelming infrastructure demands. This article provides the framework for pilot projects supported by the City of Huntsville, Alabama and three of the city’s non-profit economic development organizations.

USGS Turns 135: Continues Mission of Science for America

Monday, April 7th 2014

Fundamental knowledge of the land and its resources is a basic need for effective government and a productive economy in any nation.  The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), celebrating its 135th birthday on March 3rd, serves our Nation by providing reliable scientific information that can be used in many different ways: to describe and understand the Earth; to minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; to manage water, ecosystem, energy, and mineral resources; and to enhance and protect our quality of life.

NASA Responds to California’s Evolving Drought

Monday, March 24th 2014

NASA is partnering with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to develop and apply new technology and products to better manage and monitor the state's water resources and respond to its ongoing drought.  

UAS Mapping of Cemeteries in the Czech Republic

Friday, March 21st 2014

The largest Czech unmanned aerial systems (UAS) company, in cooperation with Brno City Hall, conducted a project to capture images of adjacent cemeteries and integrate the data into a GIS system for the administrators of city cemeteries.

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