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Susan Smith
Susan Smith
Susan Smith has worked as an editor and writer in the technology industry for over 16 years. As an editor she has been responsible for the launch of a number of technology trade publications, both in print and online. Currently, Susan is the Editor of GISCafe and AECCafe, as well as those sites’ … More »

2017: Geospatial Musings

 
January 10th, 2017 by Susan Smith

Happy New Year!

The recent presidential election in the U.S. has created so much uncertainty that it is hard to know what the future of any industry will be. For the first time, I feel there is no point in making predictions for the New Year for the geospatial industry, unless one is an insider with special knowledge of the winds of change.

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2016: Through the Lens of GIS

 
December 13th, 2016 by Susan Smith

Reviewing 2016 through the lens of GIS, there has definitely been a lot of growth in certain areas. While we have had the cloud on our list of important technologies for a few years now, it is gaining more traction as more organizations take advantage of its fluidity, ability to house big data and allow teams to work together, and also roll out product releases with more ease.

Facebook's Aquila

Facebook’s Aquila

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Mapping the Underground

 
December 8th, 2016 by Susan Smith

Utilities strikes are costing utilities about a trillion dollars per year, which equates to a hit a minute in the U.S. Many of these are taking place in underground utilities.

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Esri GeoConX, Smart Grid, Interoperability of Systems and DataCapable

 
December 1st, 2016 by Susan Smith

In mid-October, Esri held their new annual GeoConX conference in Phoenix, AZ, now a combination of their former EGUG electric utility conference, and the Telecommunications User Group (TelUG).

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DigitalGlobe and CyberCity 3D Agreement and Orbit Logic’s Direct Access Facility Collection Planning System

 
November 25th, 2016 by Susan Smith

Colorado-based DigitalGlobe, provider of commercial high-resolution Earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions, recently entered into an Integrator License Agreement with CyberCity 3D, Inc., a geospatial 3D modeling and streaming services company headquartered in Los Angeles County, CA. DigitalGlobe owns and operates a highly sophisticated constellation of commercial earth imaging satellites.

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CyberCity 3D Modeling from DigitalGlobe Imagery of Abu Dhabi

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GIS Without Bounds from Boundless

 
November 17th, 2016 by Susan Smith

Amazingly, 80 percent of all business data contains a location component, yet most organizations are not using it or don’t know how. On Nov. 15, Boundless expanded its open GIS  solution into an ecosystem of geo-aware open source data, content and expertise that makes the latest GIS data easily available to developers and analysts in both public and private sectors.

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Bentley Media Day: Government and Utilities

 
November 10th, 2016 by Susan Smith

On Media Day at the Bentley Year In Infrastructure 2016 Conference held in London, the media was treated to Industry presentations for the various industry segments that Bentley Systems serves. The event is a vehicle for Bentley’s jurored Be Inspired Awards, which are bestowed on the selected finalists at a Wednesday evening gala event. Prior to the event, technology sessions highlight the work of the finalists and the company provides industry forums to showcase new technologies on the horizon.

Winner Innovation in Utilities and Communication - Hubei Electric, Engineering , 220kV Secondary Transformer Substation, China

Winner Innovation in Utilities and Communication – Hubei Electric, Engineering , 220kV Secondary Transformer Substation, China

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GISCafe Editorial Calendar 2017

 
November 8th, 2016 by Susan Smith

GISCafe Editorial Calendar 2017*

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Bentley Year In Infrastructure 2016 – Integrating GIS and BIM

 
November 3rd, 2016 by Susan Smith

It’s difficult not to be inspired when attending the Bentley Year In Infrastructure Conference, with so many talented professionals gathered to show off their infrastructure projects.

Innovation in Rail and Transit Winner: Bandedamark - New Line, Copenhagen-Ringsted, Copenhagen Capital Region, Denmark

Innovation in Rail and Transit Winner: Bandedamark – New Line, Copenhagen-Ringsted, Copenhagen Capital Region, Denmark. Image Courtesy of Bentley Systems

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Maps for Voting Precincts Show Wait Times for Voting

 
November 1st, 2016 by Susan Smith

Maps are an integral part of the voting system in the U.S. As we approach this presidential election, sentiments are high and there is concern about such matters as voter fraud, voter suppression tactics that rarely have been critical issues in the past. As a result, the need to provide reassurance and accuracy to voters is paramount.

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