The Point of Convergence for Geospatial Technologies
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THINK BIG: GEOSPATIAL SERVICES IN THE INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENERGY MARKETS
Even in favorable economic times, growing a small
business into a larger organization is a formidable challenge. Magnolia River, an infrastructure and geospatial solutions firm founded in 2000, has evolved from a
two-person company operating inside a living room to
a 100-plus employee firm.
WOMEN IN GIS SHARE EXPERIENCES, DISCUSS CHALLENGES
GIS-Pro 2013: URISA’s 51st Annual Conference for GIS Professionals in Providence, R.I., features a session on women in GIS. Conversation facilitators, including Diana Maties, a GIS specialist at CDM Smith, and six panelists will share personal experiences in the field as well as begin discussion to identify challenges facing women in the profession.
ARE YOU WORKING FROM THE WRONG END OF DATA
Trying to obtain survey-grade accuracy from GIS data is working from the wrong end of data. When it comes to GIS grade versus survey grade, why not collect the highest quality, most accurate, most complete information?
MICHAEL R. FRECKS, LS
AUTOMATED LAND MAPPING REQUIRES AN UPDATED GRID
The adoption of GIS to facilitate effective management of land leases, pipelines, utilities and forests is spurring demand for better data describing public lands. There are several sources of online data maintained by government agencies; however, not all data sets work well for automated land mapping, which relies on clean data for successful processing.
WORDS THAT KILL YOUR PROPOSAL: PART I
Writing a proposal can be much harder than one assumes. Proposals come in many shapes and sizes, but no matter which type of proposal you utilize, you MUST take care in the words that you use! Inappropriate words and phrases can weaken a proposal, annoy evaluators and even undermine your credibility.
BRYAN MERRITT, LS/PSM, LEED GREEN ASSOC.
MONITORING: THE HIGH VALUE OF REDUCING RISK
Rising demand for structural monitoring is creating new opportunities for geospatial professionals. Here’s how you can attract new business and clients.