By On April 19, 2019

Woolpert @ Google Cloud Next ‘19

San Francisco played host to Google’s annual Cloud Next conference from April 9 to 11, 2019. The week saw a flood of new products and enhancements across Google Cloud and G Suite—122 total (by Google’s count). To help you find the most relevant ones, I’ll point out a few of the most exciting announcements. Kubernetes […]

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By On February 19, 2019

Sights, Sites and Insights: Highlights from the 2019 Esri Water Conference

The Esri Water Conference is one of the first big Esri events of the year, and I always look forward to it as a preview of what Esri has planned for the remainder. While focused on the water industry, the themes presented in the plenary session are often repeated and expanded upon in March’s Partner […]

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By On January 14, 2019

The Geospatial Trends of 2019

Let’s talk trends—geospatial trends, that is. I’d like to revisit some of my trend predictions for 2018 and discuss the changes that I believe we will witness during 2019 and the years to come. Big Data Needs Big Tools Location-based applications such as smart buildings, infrastructure and utilities; self-driving automobiles; and crowd sourcing collect valuable […]

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By On October 29, 2018

Mapping the Way to a National Enterprise GIS

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 […]

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