The GeoDesign Summit is taking place this week in Redlands in ESRI’s new building. There are roughly 250 movers and shakers in academia, industry and non profits that represent landscape architecture, architecture, engineering, planning and geospatial training. This is a “who’s who” of important people that have all contributed to the current state of geospatial technology, and that are all pushing this technology to new heights.
It feels like a turning point where some of the ideas of what GIS could become at its inception are resurfacing. The momentum of technological development are now enabling a whole new paradigm of geospatial application, but also back to the “design with nature” concept that was first thrust by Ian McHarg.
I’ll be sharing ideas from this event throughout this week, both looking back and looking forward.