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Keynote from Jack Dangermond at the 2015 Esri User Conference

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Here are the plenary videos from the 2015 Esri Conference. Stay tuned for the GISCafe Video Interviews which will be published next Friday.

GIS Around the World


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Big Data from Space: Actionable Intelligence on Earth

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

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, Earth2Orbit. The panelists are:

  • Pavel Machalek, CEO, Spaceknow
  • Theresa Condor, Vice-President Sales & Business Development, Spire
  • Robbie Schingler, Co-Founder, President and COO, Planet Labs
  • Shay Har-Noy, Ph.D, Senior Director – Geo-spatial Big Data, DigitalGlobe
  • Julian Mann, Co-Founder and Vice-President Product Management, Skybox Imaging (acquired by Google)

Dramatic disruptions to Earth observation are being delivered by ambitious startups that are launching large fleets of small, interconnected satellites and developing cutting-edge analytics. The number of earth-gazing satellites has nearly doubled in 2014 alone. With views into daily global activity being refreshed at a faster rate than ever before, selling raw pixels and signals is not enough to satisfy industry demands. It is these startups that are changing how we use Big Data in business here on earth.

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The Future of How Infrastructure is Made: Systems That Serve an Evolving Society

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Article source: Autodesk

This is a presentation from the 2014 Autodesk University.


 

Description

The need—and the ability—to innovate is greater than ever. New ways of working are needed to create our evolving society. Every system you design, from the electrical grid that lights and heats our homes, to water system that supports life, to the railroads on which we travel, to the refineries that provide the gasoline for our cars—underwrites a US$53 trillion demand for new or replacement infrastructure. Hear about the future of how infrastructure will be made, and the trends in technology that will radically transform the way you, as industry professionals, plan, design, deliver, and operate tomorrow’s infrastructures by moving infrastructure delivery into a new era.
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GISCafe to exhibit at Intergeo, Berlin

Monday, September 15th, 2014

GISCafe.Com is exhibiting at the Intergeo 2014 conference in Germany on October 7-9. We are recording video interviews at our booth at the conference. Any conference attendee or exhibitor can book a time slot for an interview. Each interview is typically 3 – 10 minute long.

We are also doing a KindleFire Sweepstakes at the conference. The drawing will be on October 9th.

Contact Sanjay Gangal if you are interested in booking a 15-minute time slot for an interview. You can see past interviews here.

To add a little fun to the conference, we are asking the conference attendees to share a joke in front of the video camera. The best jokes will be edited together in a video montage. The jokes have to be clean and funny.

Here is one of the interviews we recorded last year which has received more than 2,000 views:

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Penn State Starting a MOOC on Coursera – “Geodesign: Change Your World”

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Article source: Coursera

What happens when creativity and science come together? The power to design our world is unleashed, providing tools to inform choices about how we live! Geodesign is the glue—it’s a process that deploys creativity to connect information to people, using collaboration to better inform how we design our world.

You can register for the course at https://www.coursera.org/course/geodesign.

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GISCafe Call for Bloggers – Extend Your Reach and Exposure!

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Do you have something to share with the GIS community, such as opinions, thought-provoking topics, or commentary? GISCafe.com, the leading GIS web portal is seeking the following types of blogging contributor categories:

  • Industry Expert/Consultant Blog
    • Provide thought leadership, industry expertise
    • Benefit by promoting yourself and your expertise
    • No cost involved if the article is not promotional in nature
  • Guest Blog
    • Tied to an existing blog on GISCafe
    • Write one blog post or post periodically
    • No cost involved if the article is not promotional in nature
  • Custom Blog
    • Will have a unique name and identity
    • Produce at least one blog post per month
    • No cost involved if the articles are not promotional in nature
  • Custom Corporate Blog
    • Industry-leading companies, such as software and hardware vendors, service bureaus, etc.
    • Multiple logins for publishing blog entries from multiple authors
    • Cost is $700/month or $6,000/year.

GISCafe has 75,000 unique visitors per month; as well as 40,000 subscribers to our daily newsletter and GIS Weekly. Translation: People like to spend time at GISCafe.

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Apple Granted a GPS Patent to Locate Parked Vehicles

Saturday, February 1st, 2014
United States Patent Application 20140028477
Kind Code A1
Michalske; Steven C. January 30, 2014

VEHICLE LOCATION SYSTEM 

Abstract
Techniques are provided for locating a parked vehicle using a mobile device. In one embodiment, the mobile device may automatically detect when a moving vehicle is being parked and save its GPS location at that point at the location of the parked vehicle. The mobile device may later output the saved location of the parked vehicle when a user, such as the driver of the parked vehicle, requests the information. In some embodiments, the mobile device may communicate with the vehicle in order to determine when the vehicle is being parked.


Inventors: Michalske; Steven C.(Sunnyvale, CA)
Applicant:
Name City State Country Type
Michalske; Steven C. Sunnyvale CA US
Assignee: APPLE INC.
Cupertino
CA
Appl. No.: 13/556985
Filed: July 24, 2012

Current U.S. Class: 340/990 ; 340/989
Class at Publication: 340/990 ; 340/989
International Class: G08G 1/123 20060101 G08G001/123

Claims
 


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How Micro-Location, Geofencing and Indoor Location Are Driving The Retail Revolution

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

 Article source:  Christian Carle, CEO and Co-founder of Pole Star

Indoor Location has become the holy grail of location based-marketing, bringing consumers from their home to the closest shopping mall or retailer, greeting them with a message as they enter the mall or the store, helping them navigate indoors, send product information and special promotions as they get closer, and finally allow them to pay for the items right from their mobile.

With the hype surrounding the launch of iBeacon in the Apple retail stores, proximity sensors, also called proximity detection devices or micro-location, increasingly feels like a revolution.

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Invitation for a video interview at Intergeo & GEOINT

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

GISCafe.Com is exhibiting at the Intergeo 2013 conference in Germany on October 8-9 and  at the GEOINT Symposium in Tampa, Florida on October 14-15. We are recording video interviews at our booth at each conference. Any conference attendee can book a time slot for an interview. Each interview is typically 3 – 7 minute long. We typically ask the following questions and a few follow up questions:

  • Tell us about yourself and your company?
  • What are you showing at your booth or what brings you to the conference?
  • Do you want to share any new announcements with the GISCafe audience?
  • How can GISCafe visitors find out more about your company?

The questions can be customized for each company or attendee.

We charge a nominal fee to cover our expenses. Contact Sanjay Gangal if you are interested in booking a 15-minute time slot for an interview. You can see past interviews here.

To add a little fun to the conference, we are asking the conference attendees to share a joke in front of the video camera. The best jokes will be edited together in a video montage. The jokes have to be clean and funny. You can see a Joke Reel from Esri User Conference here.

Here is one of the interviews we recorded last year which has received more than 2,000 views:

 

Indoor Location: the mobile revolution starts now

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Article source: Christian Carle, CEO and founder of Pole Star

The future of mobile location-based services lies in its rapid adoption of indoor technologies

For more than 20 years, the use of global positioning system, or GPS, has been the gold standard for outdoor navigation. The satellite-based navigation system has become the indispensable tool for anyone to determine their location outside of a building, in a car, on motorways, in the street…

More recently, cell-phone manufacturers have added GPS capabilities to mobile devices which in turn, created new opportunities for existing location-based services (LBS) such as mapping and navigation. While the quick rise of smartphones, and the easy access to more context-aware information, has changed forever the way people live, travel and shop.

But as we rely even more on our smartphone for everyday life, the physical limitations of GPS, which doesn’t work in indoor environments or between tall buildings in dense urban areas, are becoming a real challenge for the next generation of LBS applications. Simply put, for GPS to work, it requires a clear view of the sky, where a receiver has an unobstructed line of sight to satellites, meaning that all the mobile location-based apps, like navigation for example, won’t work indoors, inside airports, malls, museums, subways, etc., which is where we actually need them the most, as we spend a majority of our time indoor. It also happens that 80% of smartphone usage is done inside buildings, making an even stronger case for bringing location technologies indoor.

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