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The Data Czar: Quality is a Decision

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

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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Trends in GIS

Deral Paulk, Michael Binge and guest authors share their views on the latest trends in GIS technology and application.
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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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POB March 2015 Cover

2015 March

In this March 2015 issue of POB, we take a look at how a dam project's field work becomes complicated with a river and lush vegetation. Also, read about Williston, North Dakota's population boom due to unprecedented oil exploration and drilling activity.

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