Have you considered getting a PhD in GIS? What is a PhD in GIS? What schools offer them? Why would you want one? Is it a degree that can get you ahead outside of academia? We look at two programs that offer this top level degree and explore its emerging role in our marketplace.
How does a geospatial news outlet use new and social media? And, what's in it for readers and listeners? Our editors share how Directions Media is using these tools (including some tips for new users of Twitter and podcasts) and look ahead at better matching content and form to reader needs.
Whatever you choose to call the current economic situation, it's clearly impacting everything worldwide in one way or another. This week we look into the crystal ball to think through the impact on the geospatial technology industry. More than one company in the industry has seen its stock not just fall but plummet, and some are cutting jobs. But what about those in government positions? What about software vendors? Consultants? What's the prognosis for gadgets and phones? Join us to see if you agree with our editor's perspective.
Geogad Mobile Tours change your MP3 player into your personal mobile tour guide with voice narration and pictures. It is your personal tour guide to the most interesting places in the world. Geogad Mobile Tours include spoken directions and maps. Finding the next tour location is as easy as glancing at the screen of your mobile device and listening to the spoken directions. The presenter is Georgi Dagnall of Geogad, and the podcast was recorded at at Google headquarters during a meeting of the Web 2.0 Mapping and Social Networks Group.
GIS Day provides a chance for geospatial practitioners to tell the world about what they do and why it matters. Our editors share the key themes they'd want to get across to the public on this special day.
Players in the geospatial arena are offering groupings of products referred to as platforms or portfolios to address enterprise needs. Bentley this week announced its V8i portfolio. A few weeks ago Microsoft rolled out its Single View Platform. Are these launches just marketing efforts or is there more?
Ten years ago this week Directions Magazine launched. The names in the news included Microsoft, MapInfo, Seagate, Mapquest and Broward County, Florida. Join our editors for a look back at that week's news to see some of the changes in our industry and community in the last decade.
What do you want to do with your iPhone? Well if it's "social photogeotagging," then Earthscape has the answer. But that's not the only thing that Tom Churchill is finding out about the application he's built. He first thought about building a "nav system" but then he wanted a nav system that made driving across Kansas interesting! Plus, Churchill believes that "crowd-sourced" information is becoming more than a trend and even he's not sure just where his user's will take him. But Earthscape is making it easy to point, shoot, geotag, and upload all in one push of the iPhone button.
Brig. Gen. (ret.) Jim Clapper, former director of the National Geospatial-intelligence Agency (NGA) and now the Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence) gave a press briefing at the GEOINT conference in Nashville, Tennessee on October 28, 2008. He elaborated on the situation with BASIC, the challenge of hiring qualified professionals, and his recommendations to the next U.S. president.
deCarta announced its connected navigation platform last week. At the same time the expectations for portable navigation devices is looking dim as for-fee smartphone solutions for navigation appear to grow. What is the future for these devices and what about the connected car of the future? Our editors look at what the experts say and share their own predictions.