The Geospatial Information and Technology Association (GITA) has told its members in a letter that it will reorganize the association under a new business model, effectively ending the current professional society as we know it. Does the decline of GITA hold a lesson for other geospatial technology associations? Our editors discuss the challenges of staying relevant when so many other forms of communication are available thus displacing some of the functions of professional societies.
Itís holiday time and that means itís time for Santa Trackers from the likes of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and Google. At one time a small footnote to the season, this yearís trackers host games, fighter jets and somewhere in there, a bit of education for children and adults. What can the Santa Trackers teach us?