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Tuesday, February 4th 2014
by Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg

A new iteration of Geoplatform.gov was released July 11, 2013. What's the goal of the platform? Will it serve geospatial users? The public? Will it address requirements of the Office of Management and Budget and the concerns of the Government Accountability Office?

Tuesday, January 28th 2014
by Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg

It turns out the most read story in the New York Times†in 2013 was†not a story but an interactive map series that in the end provided a personalized dialect map for each visitor. Why was that map so popular and what can we as GIS users and others learn from the Times offering?

Friday, January 24th 2014

A historical tour through health mapping from WHYY's new health, science and innovation program, The Pulse. Taunya English was at the Esri Health GIS Conference this fall in Boston.

Thursday, January 23rd 2014

Starting this year, farmers across the Midwest can sign up for a service that lets big agribusiness collect data from their farms, minute by minute, as they plant and harvest their crops. Monsanto and John Deere are offering competing versions of this service. Both are promising to mine that data for tips that will put more money in farmers' pockets.

Tuesday, January 21st 2014
by Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg

The Internet of Things is invading our homes, cars and industries. What is the role of geospatial technology and its workforce as more devices, sensors and big metal get connected?

Tuesday, January 14th 2014
by Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg

Last week tech vendors showed their current and future wares to the attendees of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. What's new in location technologies at the show? Could they help indicate new trends and potential products for professionals?

Tuesday, January 7th 2014
by Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg

You might have thought it was quiet in the geospatial technology industry during the holiday season. It wasn't. There was news about Apple, Foursquare, drones and more. Our editors will get you caught up.

Tuesday, December 17th 2013
by Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg

This week our editors score themselves on how well they did with last yearís predictions in the geospatial marketplace in 2013. Then, they step up to the plate and make predictions for 2014.

Tuesday, December 10th 2013
by Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg

Itís holiday time and that means itís time for Santa Trackers from the likes of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and Google. At one time a small footnote to the season, this yearís trackers host games, fighter jets and somewhere in there, a bit of education for children and adults. What can the Santa Trackers teach us?

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013
by Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg

How will maps interact with the Internet of Things? Will we cause actions with maps? Will a simple spatial query change traffic lights or lock gates?

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