Pitney Bowes Business Insight (PBBI) completed its goal of its "X in '10" strategy of bringing several new products to market in 2010. As 2011 begins, John O'Hara, president, provides an update on how it will tactically execute on bringing new, cloud-based solutions to its customers. And MapInfo the product? O'Hara says the product continues to evolve but also becomes part of the overall strategy of building lines of business around solutions for vertical markets such as insurance. While before, PBBI sometimes went to marketing separately as either MapInfo or Group 1, O'Hara's goal is to address the client's needs holistically... from data quality and assurance through location intelligence and analysis. Listen as Editor in chief Joe Francica and O'Hara discuss the company's recent shift in the executive suite since O'Hara's appointment to his position last August.
This interview with Mike Liebhold was conducted for Directions OnPoint and is archived here as a podcast. Mike Liebhold, a distinguished fellow at the Institute For The Future in Palo Alto, California, currently focuses on the mobile web, abundant computation, immersive media and geospatial foundations for context-aware and ubiquitous computing. Previously, Mike was a Visiting Researcher, Intel Labs, working on a pattern language based on semantic web frameworks for ubiquitous computing.
In this episode, Radiolab steers its way through a series of stories about getting lost, and asks how our brains, and our hearts, help us find our way back home. After hearing about a little girl who gets lost in front of her own house, Jad and Robert wonder how we find our way in the world. We meet a woman who has spent her entire life getting lost, and find out how our brains make maps of the world around us. We go to a military base in New Jersey to learn about some amazing feats of navigational wizardry, and are introduced to a group of people in Australia with impeccable orientation. Finally, we turn to a very different kind of lost and found: a love story about running into a terrifying, and unexpected, fork in the road. via reader Kevin
Episode 131: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) – Feb. 16, 2011 First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then we’ve invite John Garcia to talk about the Audi SuperBowl Twitter campaign. Finally, we’ll explore Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with Ken Schmidt from the City and County of Honolulu, and John Higuchi from BEI Consulting.
"On a recent visit to California, FEMA chief Craig Fugate’s agenda read like an all-star roster of tech companies: Start the day at Twitter and Craigslist, drop by Wired at lunch, then on to visit Apple and Facebook. "Why is this bureaucrat, head of the oft-maligned Federal Emergency Management Agency, on a tour of the techno-elite’s offices?" Because he gets social media. He gave the keynote at the Esri FedUC 2011.
Editor in chief Joe Francica interviews Joel Campbell, president of ERDAS, a GIS veteran and they spoke about the growth of the remote sensing business and the drivers of change within this industry.
As early as April 2014, NOAA will discontinue printing its lithographic nautical charts in favor of its increasingly popular digital versions, saving the organization millions of dollars in printing and updating. Directions Magazine interviewed Ted Florence, president of Avenza Systems, about the move to digital.