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Analytics: Bringing Geospatial Data to Life
Geospatial data is leveraged as a layer in so many applications that its value is finally being realized by governments and private businesses. But it’s the analytics within those applications that really brings the data to life. In this article,...
Geospatial data and the Internet of Things
It’s hard to read any article on technology trends without the topic of the Internet of Things (IoT) coming up. The IoT links together products, devices, objects, networks, and data. Location-based data is a critical element to the IoT and your...
US National Transit Map Geospatial Database
The U.S. Department of Transportation released September 1, the open data platform U.S. National Transit Map. It leverages a geospatial database containing information from nearly 270 transit agencies. Anthony Foxx, the Secretary of...
Better Data Leads to Better Answers
Geospatial data’s recent popularity and growth is not in mapping as in the past, but in solving real-world business problems. The diversity of applications and usages has grown exponentially as government agencies as well as private businesses...
How Terrains Evolve
In the previous article on “When age matters”, I discuss how older GIS data is often sufficient for many uses because most terrain changes gradually over time. In this article, we will look at the major causes of those changes.

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