Editor in chief Joe Francica attended the Bentley Systems Year in Infrastructure 2013 conference in London, UK and spoke with Richard Zambuni, Global Marketing Director for Geospatial and Utilities and Rob Mankowski, Vice President, Software Development where he discussed Bentley's strategy in the geospatial solution marketplace.
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.
National Transportation Safety Board Administrative Law Judge Patrick Geraghty decided a case (pdf) on Thursday concluding the FAA had no basis for the commercial drone ban because there were no formal laws to that effect. The case of Pirker v. Huerta, involved Swiss drone pilot who filmed a commercial in Virginia and was fined $10,000 by the FAA. The pilot was the only person the FAA has fined and Pirker fought back. The judge...