I’d say that we have flipped another page on another calendar year, but who uses a physical calendar anymore? The calendar on our smartphones just scrolls on and on with no ceremonial change from one year to the next.
And maybe that’s a better reflection of reality anyway. We mark the midnight hour between December 31 and January 1, but how many of us even bother to stay up for that bit of pomp? We go to bed, wake up the next morning, and continue on as normal.
This new year, as has every new year recently, holds some interesting things for the geospatial community. There is always new technology, and our writer Marc Delgado found some very interesting things at INTERGEO in October. He reports on what looks like the most innovative of them for 2023 in his piece “Ready, Re-Set, Go” beginning on page 20.
And xyHt marks the new year with our annual list of “23 Young Geospatial Professionals to Watch in 2023.” As the geospatial professions necessarily trend younger, xyHt remains committed to highlighting the accomplishments of the younger generation of surveyors, geodesists, geographers, photogrammetrists, GIS professionals, and the lengthy list of career possibilities in our industry.
As xyHt itself continues to expand, we have entered into a partnership with the Geoholics podcast. Many geospatial professionals are already listeners of this podcast, and soon you’ll be hearing sponsorship messages from xyHt on this show. While our profession is certainly made up of many senior surveying and mapping experts, this agreement will enable the magazine to continue to branch out and introduce our content to younger, more digitally-focused audiences.
So, although there is no real physical difference between 2022 and 2023, everything keeps moving along.