Call for Papers Issued for Location Technology & Business Intelligence 2005

By Nora Parker

Last year's Location Technology & Business Intelligence meeting raised numerous issues about how to logically bring these two constituencies together to create solutions for business.The conversations were compelling, and we are now working on V2.0 of the meeting, to take place in Philadelphia, May 2-4.If you think you may have something to contribute on this subject, please review the Call for Papers and submit any ideas you might have that would be appropriate.As thought-joggers, I have included references to four articles written by Dr.Bill Huber, who attended the last meeting and provided insightful "perspectives" on some of the key themes that were raised at the meeting.

Location Intelligence Perspective: Demonstrating the Value of Location Technology

There has been plenty of discussion about "proving" the ROI (return on investment) of GIS and location technology. Naturally, there are many differences of opinion from vendors and users about what we're even talking about.Yet, that does not prevent a consensus from emerging....
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Location Intelligence Perspective: More than ROI ROI is on everybody's mind these days, but I'm not sure it means exactly the same thing to everybody.A classic, common-sense approach to ROI is this: you invest in a technology, you implement it, you observe its effect on your practices, and you measure its results, both in currency and in "softer" terms such as customer satisfaction.
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Location Intelligence Perspective: To 'GIS the Enterprise, Or Enterprise the GIS?'

If any topic brings forth visions of blind people groping at the elephant, the fundamental architecture of how GIS fits into enterprise applications is it.Which camp are you in? Should you invest in a complete spatial platform or let the database do the work?
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Location Intelligence Perspective: "The map is not important" George Moon, CTO of MapInfo, was heard to utter a provocative thesis last May at the Location Technology & Business Intelligence Symposium, at least for the GIS-oriented crowd.Moon's simple statement was that "the map is not important." This really should not be as controversial as it sounds.
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Published Wednesday, December 15th, 2004

Written by Nora Parker

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