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Tuesday, April 15th 2014
by Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg

There are nine "new" earth observation satellite companies covered in a recent IEEE Spectrum article. What distinguishes them technically? What are their business models? Which ones will be around in five or ten years?

Tuesday, April 8th 2014
by Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg

Brands, typically not-so-well-known ones, are using maps to drive awareness and buzz about their offerings. Is this a valid strategy? How well do these maps work? We’ll look at two offerings that appeared in the past two weeks, one about wine and one about money management, and try to tease out some best practices.

Tuesday, April 1st 2014
by Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg

What do these words mean and how do they fit in the 2014 vision for location technology? Bluetooth Low Energy Ubiquitous Location Ambient Geography Quantified Self

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

Last week President Obama announced the administration's Climate Data Initiative. What's in it for geospatial professionals? For the citizens of the United States? What might its impact be on other global challenges?

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

What are the key takeaways from the past weeks’ disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Esri’s Partner Conference and SXSW?

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

Last week, just as many in the United States were getting used to commercial use of unmanned aerial systems (drones) in spite of a Federal Aviation Administration ban, a judge decided that the FAA does not, in fact, have such laws on the books. For a brief moment, perhaps, the ban was lifted. But it was quickly put back in place when the FAA appealed. What is going on in the Wild West of U.S. UAS use?

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

It's a big week in geospatial news: Esri and Google tackle open data, DigitalGlobe's stock drops, USGS drops The National Atlas onto The National Map and Nokia talks about Mapping 2.0.

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

Three popular online media properties have been taking on geography and mapping since at least the last Esri User Conference last July.

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

Is there anything new under the sun for geo-startups? What companies are the “hot commodities” and why? Does the geospatial community care for and mentor geo-entrepeneurs?

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

The term “open” with respect to geospatial has been all over the news in the past week or so. What’s going on in open source, open data and organizations that support these open things? What should the geospatial community know about “open” in 2014 and what should members do to take advantage of the growing open geospatial movement?

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