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URISA 2012 – Closing Keynote by Jack Dangermond (Part 1 of 2)
March 7th, 2013 by Matthew Langan
Last year, Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) held its GIS-Pro 2012 symposium, which featured a closing keynote by one of the most iconic leaders in the geospatial sector: Esri founder Jack Dangermond.
Mr. Dangermond’s leadership and vision have stimulated the ongoing innovation of GIS technologies that have shaped our sector in profound ways.
In his URISA 2012 closing keynote address, Mr. Dangermond highlighted how the GIS sector is poised for massive growth with a more than a few million GIS professionals around the world. Things will be changing dramatically over the next couple of years.
Driving this radical change is the core premise that GIS can create a better world by enhancing communication and collaboration. New technologies are going to further extend GIS into the field, which will enable better and faster decision-making. Organizations will be smarter with geospatial technologies serving as the underpinning for strategic growth.
Be sure to check out part one of Mr. Dangermond’s keynote address at URISA 2012.