Like so many in the geospatial industry, I believe that the present time and environment are perfect for thinking outside the box about GIS and geospatial databases. With the advancement, affordability and accessibility of cloud data hosting, the possibility of creating a national GIS database is closer than ever before. This GIS database, which I […]
I recently attended the National Geodetic Survey’s (NGS) workshop on the future of the horizontal and vertical datums. Industry leaders and software companies gathered with NGS representatives to discuss the logistics and implications of migrating to new datums. Since the 1980s, the United States and some North American neighbors have used the North American Datum […]
Let’s talk geospatial trends. Here are the seven that I predict will dominate the geospatial community’s 2018 conversation:
Drones, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)—whatever you prefer to call them—are taking the geospatial community by surprise. UAS are almost becoming disruptive technology, or new technology introduced to society that deviates from the norm and changes the way we do business.