How will maps interact with the Internet of Things? Will we cause actions with maps? Will a simple spatial query change traffic lights or lock gates?
There was a lot of "Gee whiz!" and corny jokes about the announcement from Amazon that the retailer is considering using drone to deliver packages to its customers' doorsteps. CEO Jeff Bezos in an interview on 60 Minutes described drone delivery within 30 minutes of order...
The government has taken positive steps toward curbing duplication in the data gathering from geospatial satellites used for national security and disaster response, the Government Accountability Office recently reported. But the efforts...
"Is my property being taxed fairly?" "Are zoning variances being granted in a consistent manner?" "Is my flood insurance rate justified?" These are the types of questions concerned citizens may ask, both in their own interest, and in the interest of maintaining a responsive...
For the first time, position fixes in real time using signals from Galileo have been achieved with an open source software receiver. The milestone was achieved by a research team from the Statistical Inference Department at the Centre...
Consultant Geoff Zeiss just put out a lengthy, thoughtful blog that encapsulates the geospatial problems faced by utilities all over the world. Geoff emphasizes the challenges without harping on the fact that most utilities are failing miserably to meet them.
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