Articles by Darron Pustam, MBA, GISP

GIS Unmanned

Emerging technologies are making data capture for GIS more timely and affordable for projects of all sizes.
April 26, 2013
GIS users and decision-makers require both spatial accuracy and timeliness of data for projects of all types, including emergency management, utilities, energy, agriculture and environmental analysis.


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Changing Directions

January 3, 2012
Growing your business requires strategic thinking and a willingness to pursue new paths of opportunity.
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The Data Czar: Deregulation & HB-5005 - An Economical Perspective

April 11, 2011
The HB-5005 caused quite a commotion over the last month in Florida, especially amongst the four thousand plus Professional Surveyors and Mappers residing in the state, placing at odds those for and against deregulation.
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The Data Czar: GIS at the NYSAPLS Conference

February 7, 2011
The New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors (NYSAPLS) 52nd Annual Surveyors Conference and Exhibition was held Wednesday 19th through Friday 21st of January 2011 at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York.  The conference was exceptionally hosted and despite the snow storms and economic backdrop – was well attended. 
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The Data Czar: Quality is a Decision

December 3, 2010
Quality is a decision - a decision based on a desired outcome.  When it comes to data, GIS data in particular, it is as the saying goes - garbage in – garbage out. As project pace picks up and milestones turn into deadlines, it is easy to overlook the relevance of data quality as a front line mechanism in assuring purposeful data.
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The Data Czar: Super Voter

October 26, 2010
GIS is a versatile technology.  Its power to decisively transform ‘vanilla’ maps into layered arrays of points, lines, polygons, backed with information, and infused satellite images produces ‘mashups’ that results in a multitude of choices that decision makers that can find useful.
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GIS Smoke Jumpers

July 1, 2010
The April 20, 2010, explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil platform about 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana marked the beginning of the biggest ecological disaster in the history of the United States. ...
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Data Czars: Data and the Deepwater Horizon Disaster

June 9, 2010
Twenty days after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded and sank into the Gulf of Mexico, I received an e-mail from Andrew Stephens (Drew), founder and director of the GIS Institute, a nonprofit organization that combines GIS support, planning and training around the world. Drew was heading to Houma, La. – a small town 60 miles southwest of New Orleans – to offer his support, and he invited me to join him. I agreed.
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The Data Czar: Developing a Life Cycle for GIS

April 19, 2010
One of most significant constituents in the structure of any business is its information systems. Information systems are critical mechanisms that support an organization's strategic goals. To keep projects on track, on time and on budget, adherence to the software life-cycle process is crucial.
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The Data Czar: Social GIS

March 22, 2010
GIS always seems to meander its way into our lives in one way or another. The latest is its infiltration into the social media realm. With hundreds of millions of users, the marketing potential is phenomenal.
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HxGN Live

More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.

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