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Informing Design

May 16, 2012 - in Column, Design/Engineering, Featured

Geographic information systems (GIS) technology and design have long been intertwined, hard to separate, and competitive. Born from landscape architecture, GIS was seen as the place for mapping, planning, and analysis, while computer-aided design (CAD) was…

Point Clouds Emerge from the Shadows, No Longer ‘Always the Bridesmaid’

May 7, 2012 - in Column, Featured

How do you know when a new technology reaches maturity? When everyone knows what it is? When everyone uses it? When it is no longer the subject of special…

Point Clouds Emerge from the Shadows, No Longer 'Always the Bridesmaid'

May 7, 2012 - in Column, Featured

How do you know when a new technology reaches maturity? When everyone knows what it is? When everyone uses it? When it is no longer the subject of special…

Geospatial Technology in 5 to 10 years

May 7, 2012 - in Column, Featured

I was asked to write this forward-looking piece for the United Nations Programme on Global Geospatial Information Management (GGIM), which is an inter-governmental mechanism to consult on issues related to global geospatial information. Contributors were asked…