Posts by Qassim.Abdullah:

Mapping the Way to a National Enterprise GIS

Monday, October 29th, 2018 By Qassim Abdullah cool things, fresh ideas

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 […]

Saying Goodbye: The Vanishing Reality of NAD83 and NAVD88

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 By Qassim Abdullah fresh ideas, in the works

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 […]

Top 7 Geospatial Trends to Watch in 2018

Friday, January 12th, 2018 By Qassim Abdullah cool things, fresh ideas

Let’s talk geospatial trends. Here are the seven that I predict will dominate the geospatial community’s 2018 conversation:

Small UAS: Don’t Be Disrupted By Disruptive Technology

Monday, November 20th, 2017 By Qassim Abdullah cool things, fresh ideas, white papers

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.