Let's face it, there's so much news in the geospatial industry that it
leaves our heads spinning.There are new companies forming and new
technologies appearing and at the same time existing companies are
exploring new areas, and favorite products are getting face lifts.Then
there are legal battles and new mapping portals and new contracts...
We thought long and hard about how to best deliver timely, important
news in an orderly way, along with commentary to make it relevant to
your day to day work.We also wanted to include some of the important
features and topics I've covered during the past few years in GIS
.The result is a realignment of Directions'
So, here's what you can expect from Directions' newsletters beginning
this week.Monday's newsletter, Directions on the Workplace
the business world and careers.There'll be original content on what
companies in the industry (and related ones) are up to, advice on
careers, career listings and of course, a bit of news.While the
website hosts perhaps the most complete set of
business news (that is, press releases) we'll pull out just the "need
to know" headlines.
Wednesday's Directions on Technology
will host editorial commentary
(from me and the other editors, from time to time) on the state of the
industry as well as the pieces you've come to expect from Directions
contributing writers.There'll also be highlights from our new All
and some lighter fare in a feature called "Off the
Path." That's one I'd like to ask readers to help populate.This is
where we want to highlight the unusual uses of maps or location
technologies.If you run into something that qualifies, drop me an
Friday's Directions on the News
is a weekly wrap up of significant
happenings around the industry.It'll be my task, along with the other
editors, to explain and comment on what's going on to help provide
context.Hopefully, tying up some of the chaos on Friday will make
Mondays easier for everyone.New products and upcoming events
will be covered on Friday, as well.
We are hopeful this "plan of attack" will work for readers, old and
new.Please have a look at the newsletters in the coming weeks and let
us know if we've succeed.