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The Week's Most Interesting Geospatial News - December 28th - January 3rd, 2013

Intergraph Retools, Revamps Entire Geospatial Product Suite

In early December Editor in Chief Joe Francica got an exclusive first look at Intergraph's totally retooled and integrated software solutions for GIS, remote sensing, photogrammetry and server-based options. This review of the geospatial product...


“BIM Is Accelerting Very Rapidly” - An Interview with Mike DeLacey, Microdesk

"The pace at which organizations are adopting and mandating BIM is accelerating very rapidly," said Mike DeLacey, president of Microdesk, an architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) consulting firm specializing...

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The AzersuCIS Project: GIS for Infrastructure Management in Azerbaijan - Part 1

Azerbaijan, the largest country in the Caucasus region, and, due to increasing oil revenues, has one of the fastest growing economies in the world.  As such, the country was able to make substantial investments in their infrastructure. This two...


“Path to Mobile’s Future May Be ... Maps” - Wall Street Journal

Surprise! The path to the mobile future is ... Maps! Who says that? Rolfe Winkler, writing in today's Wall Street Journal (WSJ), says that whoever has the...


Beidou (China’s GNSS) Available for Commercial Use in Asia

Until Wednesday only the Chinese government and military had access to the interface to use the signal from the Beidou constellation. Then the interface...

Geospatial Educators’ Roundtable #2
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Thursday, January 31
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Foursquare Updates Privacy Policy: To Share Full Names Publicly and More Data with Venues

The two changes take effect Jan 28, 2013: 1) Instead of using just a first name, last initial (e.g. Adena S.) to indicate check-ins publicly, on that...


Rich Data, Big Data: A Day at Nokia’s U.S. Headquarters

Nokia staffers spend full days in vehicles capturing the maze of a city’s roads and buildings, plus all the features of the urban wilderness. Editor in Chief Joe Francica spent some time with Nokia executives to better understand what the company...


CoreLogic Issues 2012 Natural Hazard Risk Summary and Analysis Highlighting Risk in Year’s Biggest Disasters Across U.S.

Hurricane Sandy tops list; Wildfire season was the third most destructive on record CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading...

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The Top Ten GIS Stories of 2012

Each year Executive Editor Adena Schutzberg picks out 10 events, ideas, themes, products, etc. that stood out over the preceding 12 months....


Directions Magazine Editors Look Back at 2012; Make Bold Predictions for 2013

Directions Magazine’s Editor in Chief Joe Francica and Executive Editor Adena Schutzberg evaluate their predictions for 2012 and look ahead. Can they keep up the pace for 2013 and do their bold predictions offer insights into the trends that will...

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