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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…

Trimble Breaks Ground and Uses Their Own Integrated Products for Construction

Today, Trimble broke ground on a new operations center in Westminster, Colo., with Gov. John Hickenlooper one of many to turn a shovel. The event was…

Transgranular Perspiration is Not Sandy Sweat: New Discoveries in Ceramic Tiles at smartgeometry 2012

Since the early 2000s, the smartgeometry conferences have been held in venues as august and varied as San Francisco, London, Barcelona, and Copenhagen.…

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 conversations, conferences, articles etc.? I am not sure, I don’t have the answer; this is not a rhetorical…

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 conversations, conferences, articles etc.? I am not sure, I don’t have the answer; this is not a rhetorical…

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…