What will we do with all of the Apple sensors: NFC, HealthKit, HomeKit, LED Sensors, barometers. Will they portend the beginning of yet another big data assault that will impact geospatial professionals? Will they catapult the “connected home” or “quantified self” craze? How will we use these data? Will standards be part of the adoption and who will own them?
In this interview, Barbara Ryan, the Secretariat Director of the intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO) in Geneva, Switzerland. discusses the expansive mission of GEO with editor in chief Joe Francica. GEO provides information about earth science and technology for policy makers worldwide. GEO's Members include 92 Governments and the European Commission plus 67 intergovernmental agencies are. Projects range from the Asian Water cycle initiatives to Global Drought Early Warning to Biomass monitoring. After graduating from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Cortland with a degree in geology in 1974, Ms. Ryan joined the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and eventually became the associate director for geography at the USGS, responsible for the agency�s remote sensing, geography and civilian mapping programmes, including the Landsat satellites.
"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.
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.