"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.
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?
Among the details of the proposed 2015 U.S. transportation bill is the potential for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to oversee and perhaps regulate navgiation applications on mobile devices. Is that a good idea? Who might benefit? And how might this impact the geospatial industry?