Editor in chief Joe Francica speaks with Diana Maties, a GIS professional with CDM Smith, who is leading a session on Women in GIS at the upcoming GIS Pro conference sponsored by URISA, the Association for GIS Professionals September 16-19 in Providence Rhode Island. In this converation Ms. Maties provides her perspective on what's needed to encourage more women to pursue GIS and what her expectations are for the session that will be held at the conference.
In this interview with Jim Steiner, Oracle’s vice president for product management of server technologies, extensive details are provided about the new spatial functionality included with Oracle Database 12c. Steiner provides information on how multitenancy, the fundamental technology that clouds use to share IT resources cost-efficiently and securely, is extended to a database system. Additional details about new Oracle Spatial features include information on a new raster algebra language, new performance enhancer, 3D and network operations performed inside Oracle Database, and the new release of MapViewer with client-based HTML5 support.
During the lazy, hazy days of August when many people were vacationing, two of DigitalGlobe’s plans were made public. One is a request to NOAA to distribute higher resolution data and a second has to do with changing the orbit on one of its satellites. Our editors explore these plans and their implications.
Cybersecurity depends on geography. How? Per an article in Trajectory Magazine, "All 'virtual' activities originate from and are made possible by people and objects somewhere on Earth at some point in time. At this intersection is the 'cyber-location nexus.'" What is the cyber-location nexus? What does it mean for defense analysts, geospatial analysts and citizens of our planet?
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