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 GISCafe Voice  by Susan Smith
Susan Smith
GEOINT Symposium 2015 Keynotes
The message of this week’s GEOINT Symposium 2015 – with the theme, “Opening the Aperture, Charting New Paths,” was really about how to utilize the commercial sector for technologies and the move toward offering services to customers. The …

 Mobile GIS & LBS  by Matt Sheehan
Matt Sheehan
With GIS today we are all to some degree groping in the dark
  With GIS today we are all learning together. That is a statement not a question. And in making that statement, I want to make my suggestions on how we make this learning process easier. With GIS today we are all to some degree groping in …

 Share your GIS  by David Basil
David Basil
GIS for the Masses
According to an article in Forbes, people make 150 million maps a day with Esri® software. 150 million. It’s amazing when you consider the unmatched value of GIS for helping us better shape our understanding of the world we live in. The only …

 The GIS Lens  by Sanjay Gangal
Sanjay Gangal
Big Data from Space: Actionable Intelligence on Earth
Article source: VLAB The video below is a panel discussion held at Stanford GSB: Cemex Auditorium at the Knight Management Center on October 22nd, 2014. Moderator is Amaresh Kollipara, Principal, Space Angels Network, and Managing Partner, …

 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Spot  by Jakub Karas
Jakub Karas
UAV unique mapping Prague Castle area
Czech company UPVISION (all services with unmanned aerial systems) as the first in the Czech Republic carried out a detailed mapping of the Prague Castle - the residence of the Czech President.

 GISCafe Guest  by Kamy Anderson
Kamy Anderson
The Value of GIS in Education
In a recent blog on this site, Matt Sheehan suggested that many people who are new to GIS don’t truly understand the value of the technology. He suggested several ways to demonstrate the value of GIS technology in the workplace, such as showing …

 Spatial Business  by geoffives
geoffives
Welcoming 2015 – Out with the MapPoint!
Wrapping up 2014, our busiest year yet, Map Business Online looks forward to assisting many more business mapping software customers in …

 Dynamic Panoramic  by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
Empowering You to Collect, Process, Analyze and Understand Raw Geospatial Data
How can your organization keep up with the changing world? Landscapes shift, cities develop, technology races forward. How do you identify the right geospatial solutions for making informed business decisions and ensuring mission …

 GISi – Creating Insight Through Location Technology  by Tim Calkins
Tim Calkins
Putting Business Intelligence on the Map
Business Intelligence (BI) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has been fusing over the last couple of years. Why are we seeing this fusion and, perhaps more importantly, why is this something beneficial to analysts? The simple answer is that …

 Geospatial Solutions  by M. Lorraine Tighe, PhD
M. Lorraine Tighe, PhD
Precise positing
Precise positing – the ability to know your location from a latitude – longitude, or X-Y location, on the earth and how high above mean sea level your feet are firmly planted on the ground to within centimeters. Is this type of information …

 An Oblique View of Terrain Mapping  by Ryan Hamilton
Ryan Hamilton
Unfortunate Byproduct of Remote Sensing
As remote sensing technologies become both more accurate and detailed, as well as more frequently collected and posted in public view, when will the geospatial world start to experience significant push back from civil rights groups? Just last week …

 Imagery Speaks on GISCafé  by Patick Collins
Patick Collins
Local Geospatial Companies Assist Colorado Flood Responders
GIS and Image Analysis are Ideal for Natural Disaster Recovery and Response The recent floods in Colorado exceeded previous assessments of the impact that such a large amount of rain would have along the front range of the Rocky Mountains. Many …

 DigitalGlobe, Seeing a Better World™  by Jennifer Shaffer
Jennifer Shaffer
High Accuracy Terrain Models Using Advanced Elevation Series
Are you still using coarse resolution SRTM elevation data for your geospatial projects?  Are you struggling with coverage, quality problems, and data gaps? If so, it’s time to learn more about DigitalGlobe’s comprehensive elevation offering …

 GISCafe Tutorials  by Sanjay Gangal
Sanjay Gangal
New educational movies on laser scanning by Leica Geosystems
Article Source: Leica GeoSystems Leica Geosystems is excited to announce three  new educational movies about laser scanning. The movies  provide an easy-to-understand introduction to 3D laser scanning (also known as High-Definition Surveying™ …

 PB Software DIgital Insights  by Andy Moy
Andy Moy
Governments Are Taking a Page from Commercial Businesses to Improve Community Engagement
When a government prepares for a natural disaster its on-going communication strategy is put to the test. It has to notify people of an evacuation plan, where there is food and water, and communicate with its emergency teams. …

 GEOINT Shield -- Defense and Intelligence  by Marv Gordner
Marv Gordner
Have a Little Empathy: How to Provide the Best Intelligence Products to Support Customers
A veteran soldier I respect told me the story of receiving a care package, years ago, while serving in the jungle. Imagine his surprise and laughter when he noticed that the care package included bottles of bubble bath! No doubt, the giver’s heart …

 RockyMountainGeo.com  by Alex Mahrou
Alex Mahrou
Lightsquared & GPS- A Balanced View
Just last Monday, I published an article in Directions Magazine entitled "Whats' the deal with the Lightsquared/GPS clash?". Within an hour of publishing, I get an email from someone I don't know, and they tell me that I should have told a different …

 Mapping & GIS Blog  by GeoMattix
GeoMattix
A New Way to Work with ArcPad – Templates
By Michele Mattix I am a big fan of the data dictionary functionality in programs like Trimble’s TerraSync.  It allows you to grab your GPS unit and start collecting the features and attributes relevant to your project without having to …


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