Darron Pustam, MBA, GISP, is a technology consultant with 20 years of experience in diverse areas of information systems management. He is currently consulting with CSX on developing a Strategic Plan that will become the roadmap for sustaining an enterprise GIS at the largest railroad in the eastern United States. Darron manages the Data Czars group on LinkedIn-a group that is “passionate about the efficient capture and routing of data throughout any organization.” He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. ...
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.
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.
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.