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jack dangermond xyht interview

Growing GIS

Many people view Jack Dangermond as the face of commercial GIS, if not the face of GIS as a whole. As the internationally recognized and celebrated leader of Esri, he has led the company from humble beginnings to a leadership role in the GIS industry and community. xyHt recently asked Jack for his views on...

ola rollén interview

Encouraging Industry and Professions to Get Smart

What started as a simple Q and A turned into a primer on how, in a very short amount of time, a small, flailing, Swedish company challenged conventional wisdom and grew into a global powerhouse. Familiar to our readers mainly from their Leica Geosystems business (in its ninth year as a division of the parent...

Autodesk and Measurement

“After all of these years, I’m really happy to be able to say that Autodesk is now truly in the measurement business,” says Pete Kelsey, Autodesk’s strategic projects executive. Though he was quick to add qualifiers to that statement: “We are not in the measurement hardware business, but we are now more closely aligned with...

CERN

“The actual state of our knowledge is always provisional and … there must be, beyond what is actually known, immense new regions to discover” – Louis de Broglie “Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire” (European Council for Nuclear Research), the celebrated research center in Geneva, Switzerland and home to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), holds...

Can You Hear the Shape of a Room?

There is a sort of scientific “sweet spot,” a window of discovery. It occurs when science turns a question into a potential solution to practical problems, even to problems that had been long dismissed as a “bridge too far.” If you can identify this sweet spot, you can trace the scientific roots of an emerging...

Business Leader: SurveyorConnect.com

By Gavin Schrock, PLS Editor’s Note: This article is based on an interview with the talented and dedicated team who have grown a popular forum into an international online community—an invaluable amenity for the surveying profession. Visiting the SurveyorConnect online forum has the feel of a friend’s front porch, a place to have thoughtful conversations: open,...