Directions Magazine is the industry’s oldest and most respected source of geospatial information technology news and commentary. Our readers are interested in solving problems using geospatial technologies including GIS, GPS, location-based services, remote sensing and related technologies. They expect to gain an “inside edge” from the information they access on our site, so before submitting your article, please ask yourself:
We welcome articles that ENGAGE, INFORM and INSPIRE in these forms:
We are currently planning issues around the following themes:
We welcome your articles in support of those themes, including, but not limited to, stories on the pros and cons of various free and low-cost GIS solutions, crowdsourcing, cooperatives, top educational programs, job market overviews, online and offline networking tips, issues in Geo-Education, using GIS to improve public health and safety, natural resource threat assessment and management, smart cities, GIS in use by various urban agencies such as police forces, departments of health and utilities, and the ways in which GIS is revolutionizing company research and marketing tactics.
Our voice is that of one industry insider speaking to another — your trusted friend in the business — so please use a familiar rather than scholarly tone. Define all acronyms on first use except GIS and GPS. Identify all persons quoted including their name, title and company affiliation. We do not include footnotes, but you may hyperlink to relevant content as a reference.
Remember that gaining an edge with geospatial information technology is critical to our readers’ success, so it’s essential that the material is timely and relevant to the challenges they are facing today. Please define the goal of the article and its benefits to the reader and his/her organization in the first two paragraphs.
We welcome articles written by technology vendors, but the articles must be informative and non-commercial. For advertorials and other commercial options, please refer to our advertising guide.
Keep the articles short, between 500 and 1500 words, for quick consumption by a busy professional audience.
Provide 3-5 graphics in GIF or JPEG format no wider than 700 pixels. Attach the graphics to your submission email. Include a caption of 15-25 words in complete sentences, cite the source of the graphics and ensure that we have permission to reproduce the graphics online.
Wedo not pay for unsolicited articles, but welcome your contributions to the publication and the industry.
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