Category Archives: Spatial IT/GIS

Joshua Sisskind

Software Developer at DigitalGlobe A skilled geospatial developer, Joshua Sisskind is also dedicated to growing the geospatial professions. He works on the open-source software toolkit Hootenanny, a joint effort between National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and DigitalGlobe, that provides a scalable processing engine and interactive editing interface to enable rapid conflation of map features generated from satellite...

Boris Skopljak

Product Manager for Trimble Business Center Office Software at Trimble Navigation Boris Skopljak joined Trimble in 2011 in their graduate rotation program, working in application engineering and product management roles. Today, due to his passion about the software, he has become a bit of a legend among the Trimble Business Center users and support community....

Amber Knapp

GIS Manager at Cook County Bureau of Technology Amber Knapp is in charge of one of the largest GIS enterprises in the U.S.—Cook County, Illinois, which encompasses much of the megalopolis of Chicago—where she’s overseen the launch of comprehensive GIS apps that provide a variety of information to residents and municipalities, such as Connect to...

Flammarion

Why 3D GIS Is the Future

“The world we live in is a three-dimensional world, so why do we map it and analyse it in just two dimensions?” —Dragons8mycat, 2013 In the last five years, we, the GIS industry, have made some fantastic advances. So, why is it that we are so slow with the adoption of using 3D data? Surveyors...

Serene Ho

Research Fellow at the Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration, University of Melbourne We inhabit 3D space, so it’s logical that the implications of this reality are being studied regarding the fields of authoritative spatial data systems and cadastres. Serene Ho’s PhD research and publications investigate the social, organizational, and cultural aspects of...

Javier de la Torre

CEO and Cofounder of CartDB One of the challenges faced in the early days of big-geo-data was the complex, costly, and mostly proprietary systems required to handle and visualize such masses of data. Javier de la Torre founded CartoDB in 2012 with a vision to democratize data analysis and visualization. CartoDB is a cloud-based service...