Category Archives: Spatial IT/GIS

Pokemon Go

Pokémon Go Leads the AR Revolution

This entry is part 12 of 13 in the series July 2016Six months ago when I claimed that augmented reality was the future of GIS and geospatial services, it was met with a few sniggers. This week has seen the arrival of Pokémon Go, one of the most popular games to hit the mobile phone...

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Geography Professor Pikachu?*

This entry is part 8 of 13 in the series July 2016The single largest coordinated global geo-education event might just be … Pokémon GO! *Yes, aficionados have been quick to point out that the professor in the app is Professor Willow, but many readers might only connect the name Pikachu with the world of Pokémon....

GeoQuiz

Always Get Independent Advice & Avoid the #geotroll

Ever since I started tweeting and blogging, I’ve received messages about using certain software, or how expensive a software is, or sometimes threats over my choice of software. It falls on deaf ears; I am independent. ANY geospatial software, no matter cost or design, is worth considering to some respect. Sure, some may meet your...

When a group of a state agency leadership saw this 3D visual of a 100-year flood plain consuming state-owned office buildings, they began to collaboratively discuss the issues it raised.

A State Gets Smart

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series xyHt in print, June 2016To create and share interactive 3D building models, Oregon adopts SmarterBetterCities. To help formulate a 10-year strategic capital investment plan for the State of Oregon, the state’s Chief Financial Office (CFO) wanted to develop a dynamic, immersive, and collaborative visual platform...

Lawrence Spencer puts the Trimble R1 GNSS receiver and iPad to work on the Kissimmee River.

Fluid Data

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series xyHt in print, June 2016Lawrence Spencer puts the Trimble R1 GNSS receiver and iPad to work on the Kissimmee River.    Pairing GNSS with iPads opens seamless data flows for a water management district in Florida facing wetlands complexity. Lawrence Spencer first joined the South...

Networking

Spatial Networking for Fun and Profit

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series PangaeaRecently I attended a UAV event in my area (watch for the July issue of xyHt for more) that got me thinking about the role of networking in our profession. Not RTK, CORS, or even WANs or LANs, but person-to-person networking. Networking for fun. Meeting...