GISCafe Weekly Review October 23rd, 2014

Special Coverage: UAS: Disruption in the Skies
October 23, 2014  by Susan Smith

Unmanned Aerial Systems is one of the disruptive technologies of this century. Whomever would have thought that small flying planes, that look very much like the hobbyist planes that people fly remotely, would someday take the role of carrier pigeons in delivering packages and also providing aerial surveillance, both on a government and citizen level.

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Empowering You to Collect, Process, Analyze and Understand Raw Geospatial Data
October 23, 2014  by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial

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 effectiveness?

The new Hexagon Geospatial 2015 Power Portfolio provides the tools you need to easily produce, provide, and deliver your geospatial content. We help you understand change and derive the information you require to make confident, informed decisions about the impact of that change.

Within the Power Portfolio, the Producer Suite empowers you to collect, process, analyze and understand raw geospatial data. It provides the tools you need to derive and deliver usable information with our desktop-based GIS, remote sensing, and photogrammetry technology.

Strong Response to Podcast on Is GIS Splitting?
October 22, 2014  by Matt Sheehan

GIS faces huge challenges. Far greater than it faced in the 90’s with the explosion of the Internet.

And the opportunities for those who solve these challenges are unprecedented.

GIS is moving from being a peripheral, niche technology to an integrated core technology. Let me repeat that: GIS is moving from the periphery to the core.

This is at the heart of both the challenge and the opportunity. What this means is that .. none of the old rules apply.

Sure the core technology remains the same. And is evolving at an astounding pace. But the technology is one thing, how we talk about, and apply it is quite another. We have a new set of users. A much wider group who neither understand nor care about GIS.

Special Blog Coverage of 3D Cities Coming in November!
October 20, 2014  by Susan Smith

During the week of November 17th, GISCafe Voice will run a special feature blog on the topic, “3D Cities: Envisioning Communities of the Future.”

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