For years, geospatial has battled a demon: is it a special discipline in which we look at the world, or is it in fact nothing special, and indeed "for everyone"? Said another way: "Is spatial special?" Directions Magazine editors take look at the Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde nature of the disciplines of geography and geospatial technology.
The 2009 ESRI Homeland Security GIS Summit will take place July 11-14 in San Diego, California in conjunction with the ESRI International User Conference. As the only geospatial conference dedicated to homeland security, the event is a must for commanders, first responders, GIS specialists, and anyone else interested in geospatial technology for mission-critical decisions. The deadline to register is May 22. For more information visit the registration website.