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Tuesday, November 25th 2014
by Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg

Our look at the temporal aspects of spatial and location data raise some questions: How do we visualize them? Do we need quick turnaround high definition video from space or is it a solution in search of a problem? What is PlanetIQ's business model for its weather and climate data?

Tuesday, November 18th 2014
by Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg

GIS Day is this Wednesday. It’s our industry’s annual opportunity to share what we do, why it’s important and to encourage its further use. GIS Day is both an educational and a marketing opportunity as we reach out to students, educators, and potential users in a variety of fields. On this 15th GIS Day, we examine how well we sell ourselves via our GIS Day communications.

Tuesday, November 11th 2014
by Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg

GIS is part of a new geospatial framework where GIS, BIM, 3D modeling and other technologies and datasets are converging. What does this framework look like? How do we understand it? What is required for it to become a valuable part of the short- and long-term building projects across the planet?

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

When was the last time you visited a geospatial company’s website or even had a look at its homepage? Remember back when it was news when a GIS organization launched or relaunched a website? Today no one seems to care about them at all. Should they?

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

"A decade or so ago pundits (ourselves included) said the internet would mean the 'death of distance' and make the world 'flat,' i.e., eliminate geographical differences." So writes Adrian Wooldridge in The Economist. True? And if so, what role did and does GIS play in this change?

Monday, October 20th 2014
by Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg

Web Map Solutions' Matt Sheehan suggested last month that the GIS industry is splitting. But apparently he was not sure since he put a question mark at the end of the blog post title. So, is the GIS world splitting?

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

This week’s article on the "Madness of Addressing" caused more debate than we’ve seen in a long time.

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

On July 14 at the Esri International User Conference, the company announced GeoNet, the new home for technical forums and a place for GIS users to come together to share ideas, insights and challenges. Now that it’s been up and running publicly for three months, we’ll take a look at GeoNet and its potential.

Tuesday, September 30th 2014
by Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg

Microsoft seems to be finally making waves in geo: Bing Maps Favelas; Azure Search; Power BI Visualization. Does all this point to a renewed focus on geospatial for consumer and enterprise?

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014
by Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg

Why do students already involved in GIS have such a challenging time finding topics for papers? Why is it so hard, and how can educators and professionals help?

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