A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, Shakespeare’s character famously said. No question there. We can all agree on that, sweet Juliet. How would Juliet’s naming logic apply to places? A place by any other name would certainly still exist. But, with a different name or multiple names, how could that place […]
Fundamental knowledge of the land and its resources is a basic need for effective government and a productive economy in any nation. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), celebrating its 135th birthday on March 3rd, serves our Nation by providing reliable scientific information that can be used in many different ways: to describe and understand the […]
Persistent cold temperatures in the Midwest this winter have almost completely frozen over many of the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) reported that 88 percent of the Great Lakes were frozen as of mid-February. The last time ice cover was even close to this extent was in 1996, when maximum seasonal […]
Because of traditional folk custom in Taiwan, more than half of populace thinks funerary facilities as the number one NIMBY facility. The NIMBY effects are reflected the most in facilities including funeral home, crematorium, memorial tower and cemetery. Firstly, these facilities mostly cause uncomfortable feeling; secondly, real estate near these facilities is influenced; lastly, these […]
As local governments continue to develop, maintain and fund GIS enterprise systems, there is increasing evidence that the current business model is about to change.
UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management – Future trends in geospatial information management: the five to ten year vision
Transportation system is composed of roads, railways, subways, ports and airports, etc. The transportation facilities are competitive and complementary among each other. In the past in Taiwan, the construction plans were mostly drawn up and submitted to Executive Yuan by individual executives according to their business accountabilities, and then deliberated by Executive Yuan. However, because […]
In a recent blog post on the William & Heintz Map Printer blog, the author of a post, Holly discusses how the company is using Avenza Software’s PDF Maps iOS app to help make their maps and nautical charts available to clients using iPhone and iPad mobile clients.
Ah yes, the PR machine… most companies at some point will have a need to create and distribute a press (or PR) release. The body of the press release expands on the “Who, What, When, Where, How and Why” of the announcement or news and you’ll need a killer title. There’s also a number of […]
At the annual BB Love-fest (aka. BlackBerry DevCon), RIM President & CEO,Mike Lazaridis, greeted the crowd and provided the State of RIM address as well as a roadmap for the future which includes the Blackberry 7 lineup of devices and a new developer platform, Blackberry BBX. In his address which I caught via live stream […]