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Tuesday, August 26th 2014
by Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg

In July a magazine called CIO Review published its 20 Most Promising GIS Solution Providers 2014. We’ll tell you who they selected, but more importantly, we’ll tell you why you should be aware of some of the lesser known companies on the list.

Tuesday, August 19th 2014
by Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg

Can you use a map created by the New York Times or USA Today? Can you use data created by a local government? Our editors look at copyright, fair use, creative commons and other licenses used for maps and data.

Tuesday, August 12th 2014
by Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg

Did you have someone in the industry review your resume before you attached it to a job application? No? More than likely you missed out on some valuable input! Our editors offer some suggested enhancements to real-life resumes to encourage you to seek out a few reviewers.

Wednesday, August 6th 2014

"Today, signage and other queues to help you find your way come from the field of environmental graphic design, or "wayfinding." Chances are that any signs in an airport, in a hospital, or on a freeway, were created by professional wayfinders." A discussion of wayfinding queues built into today's modern architecture. From 99 Percent Invisible, an awesome podcast about design.

Tuesday, August 5th 2014
by Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg

The outbreak of Ebola has prompted media outlets to use maps to convey the spread of the disease. Are they the right maps? Do they communicate the correct information?

Monday, August 4th 2014
by Joe Francica

In this interview with the director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Ms. Letitia Long, editor in chief Joe Francica discusses the expanding mission of the NGA for domestic homeland security as well as to support intelligence gathering around the world. Ms. Long discussed some of the issues important to her such as providing the warfighter with mobile applications and developing a more immersive experience for the analysis of geospatial information.

Tuesday, July 29th 2014
by Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg

Location sharing is back in the news as new apps try to offer better mousetraps for sharing one's location with friends and family. We look at PlaceUs and Jink. Meanwhile two well-known players, LinkedIn and Google, add location sharing where it's not been before. Do these new and enhanced entries suggest location-based services are maturing?

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014
by Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg

Microsoft, IBM, Apple and SAP have been making huge investments in geospatial technology and in some cases, working together. Are there implications for a new era in enterprise spatial analytics? Is this the dawn of true big data geospatial analytics?

Monday, July 14th 2014
by Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg

As is our tradition, we discuss what we consider the highlights and takeaways from the opening plenary sessions at this week's Esri International User Conference.

Tuesday, July 8th 2014
by Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg

Recent news reveals how GIS tackles "big issues" including environment, health, climate and infrastructure. Are we using the correct tools? The right data? Or is it the human touch that plays the biggest role in our success or failure on these matters?

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