When you hear the word drone, images of warfare or high-tech surveillance come to mind. But the former editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine and a young Tijuana programmer have a different idea. They believe drones will revolutionize our everyday lives. Text: http://www.marketplace.org/topics/tech/drones-war-machine-today-helpful-tool-tomorrow
Just after the final session at GITA's Annual Conference, Executive Director Bob Samborski sat down with Editor-in-chief Joe Francica to review the association's new emphasis on infrastructure and its special track dedicated to emergency response. Samborski shared his thoughts on how the change affected this year's event planning and the conscious effort to highlight the importance that GITA members bring to solving the challenges brought on by the world's aging gas, water, electric and telecommunication utilities.
USGIF's GEOINT Symposium runs this week in San Antonio, Texas. It's a gathering of those in and around the defense and intelligence communities to explore collaborating and integrating geospatial intelligence to support the national security mission. Editor-in-Chief Joe Francica attended the first day's presentations and shares his thoughts on this largest GEOINT event ever, persistent surveillance, getting actionable intelligence to the war fighter and a move beyond 3D.
Joe Francica conducted an interview with Mr. Kapil Sibal, the Honerable Minister of Science, Technology and Earlth Sciences for the Government of India at the Map World Forum. Mr. Sibal's position would be equivalent to a cabinent secretary of the U.S. Government. He is the visionary driving GIS technology adoption within India and his remarks are quite candid with respect to the lack of trained GIS professionals in his country as well as to the issue of the democratization of data, especially remotely sensed data. Included is a discusion of the situation that developed about one year ago with some sensitive data on Google Earth.
Joe Francica spoke with Jeanne Foust and Keith Ryden about ESRI support of standards and its work in interoperability.
Joe Francica spoke with representatives of GeoEye and DigitalGlobe at the ESRI User Conference. In this podcast, we consider the state of the market and what the future may hold. This eleven minute podcast was recorded on August 8.
Joe Francica spoke with representatives of Tele Atlas and NAVTEQ at the ESRI User Conference. In this podcast, we consider the state of the market and what the future may hold. This ten minute podcast was recorded on August 9.
Joe Francica shares his take on the plenary session at the ESRI User Conference which lays the groundwork for the company vision, products and plans for the coming months and years. This nine minute podcast, recorded on August 7, picks out just a few highlights.
Adena Schutzberg and Joe Francica discuss the 2006 edition of the ESRI User Conference Senior Executive Leadership Seminar. Presentations were made by representatives of Ordnance Survey, the City of Denver, General Motors and Harvard University, among others.
A new dataset called Bedmap2 gives a clearer picture of Antarctica from the ice surface down to the bedrock below. Bedmap2 is a significant improvement on the previous collection of Antarctic data—known as Bedmap. The product was a result of work led by the British Antarctic Survey, where researchers compiled decades worth of geophysical measurements, such as surface elevation measurements from NASA's Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite, known as...