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Today, Trimble broke ground on a new operations center in Westminster, Colo., with Gov. John Hickenlooper one of many to turn a shovel. The event was presided over by Steven Berglund, president and CEO of the company, who asserted that while the company is headquartered in Silicon Valley, Calif., most of their organic growth would […]

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Maintaining the Responsibility of Land Ownership

by Matt Ball on April 25, 2012

Wubbo Ockels, former astronaut and professor of Aerospace for Sustainable Engineering and Technology at the Delft University, Netherlands spoke this morning at the Geospatial World Forum in Amsterdam. As a former astronaut for The Netherlands, he has a unique perspective regarding the responsibility that we have for our planet, having gone beyond the bounds of […]

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Ingrid Vanden Berghen, administrator general, National Geographic, Institute of Belgium and President Eurogeographics, Belgium presided over a session on capacity building and the expansion of the global geospatial marketplace to a billion plus people. Leading off this session was an address by Jack Dangermond, founder and president of Esri. The fact that our world is […]

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Steve Berglund, CEO of Trimble, gave a morning address at the Geospatial World Forum today in Amsterdam. Contrary to a call for greater promotion of the industry, Berglund stated that geospatial is everywhere as a foundation for business now, embedded in everything we do as a society going forward. With an aside that perhaps this […]

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Cal-Adapt is a data clearinghouse and visualization portal that consolidates details related to climate change and impacts for the state of California, bringing global issues down to the local level. The website provides details to the general public, to local planners, and to researchers (with access to raw data). The site includes more than 150 […]

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A new Geospatial Centre for Biodiversity is being developed in Bolivia to “collect, assimilate, synthesize, distribute, and disseminate spatially explicit information and scientifically robust biodiversity knowledge to students, policy-makers, and the public to promote the sustainable management of Bolivia’s biodiversity as natural capital.” The new centre is being developed by Cranfield University alongside the Noel […]

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Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland is again hosting a resident week-long summer learning experience for kids in grades 7-12 from June 24 through 30. The program has three different tracks with a focus on marine exploration, 3D visualization and virtual worlds, and CSI crime analysis and predictive modeling. Youth will also come away from the […]

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The Open Geospatial Consortium has recently released a professionally-produced video that condenses the value of interconnected geospatial data (particularly through sensors) as well as the value of the consortium. The piece uses a multi-narrator approach, where different actors from different nationalities finish each other’s sentences. The result is a compelling global appeal for the value […]

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Peter Batty on Open Source vs. Closed Source

by Matt Ball on September 13, 2011

Peter Batty provided the introductory talk for a well attended Introduction to Geospatial Open Source workshop today at the FOSS4G event. Batty is the chair of this year’s conference, yet said that he feels he’s in the peaceful neutral zone where he uses both open and closed source software, where there are good and bad […]

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It’s not likely that we’ll return to the degree of competition in the GIS software space that marked the late 1980s through the late 1990s, when geospatial software platform companies and service providers proliferated. There has been a good deal of maturity in the market with fewer opportunities for newcomers, and a lot of consolidation […]

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