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.
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?