IT STARTS WITH MAPS: We’ve used maps for hundreds and hundreds of years to understand the earth… Nowadays, everybody is texting and sending geotagged information. We have the speed of the internet, remote sensing satellites, software like Google Earth and that nice lady with a beautiful voice that tell us to turn right… It’s the geospatial revolution! Continue reading GEOSPATIAL REVOLUTION: Maps, its evolution and importance to the world
“Geospatial Revolution”. A high-quality documentary produced by Penn State University. To be released episodically on the web in response to a constantly changing technology, after all, location is everything. Continue reading THE GEOSPATIAL REVOLUTION
Esri has a 43% share in the geographic information system (GIS) market, compared to just an 11% share from the second-largest supplier. The business model relies in constantly improved industry-specific solutions. Continue reading ESRI LEADERSHIP IN GIS GLOBAL MARKET
Digital maps are vital tools of municipal business, be it in planning, transportation, public safety, public works, economic development and much more to improve the quality of life. Google Maps and Uber, for example, is part of modern life, getting you “from here to there” efficiently. But long before Google was born – even before its founders were born – there was Jack Dangermond, who essentially invented the digital map, a lanky white-haired 70-year-old billionaire who is the unlikeliest of tech moguls. Continue reading THE GODFATHER OF DIGITAL MAPS
Check Forbes. Jack Dangermond is the UNRIVALED KING OF GIS TECHNOLOGY. Founded his company in 1969 with his wife with $1,100 in personal savings. Today, ESRI dominates the GIS industry, with over 40% of global market share and more than $1 billion in annual revenue. His 350,000 customers make 150 million new maps each day.
Part of Jack Dangermond’s “GIS Creating Our Future” presentation at 2014 Esri User Conference. Our world is facing serious challenges like population growth, poorly planned urbanization, pollution, energy use, climate changes, natural disasters, food production shortage and many others… Continue reading JACK DANGERMOND: “GIS CREATING OUR FUTURE” AT 2014 ESRI UC
Dan Scollon, at TED Talks, shows the first image photographed from Earth in 1972, which changed the human understanding of the Earth. 40 years after that image, we collected lots of information about the Earth and were developed many mapping technologies. Dan explains how maps have changed the way of understanding the world. Images of the United States and China at night can, for example, tell the energy consumption, estimate the population and reveal the distribution of this population. Such evolution made possible to evolve from primary cartography to route instructions on a 3D map to a place geocodificated on a tweet! Social networks are not just for posting happy family photos. They serve, for example, to promote revolutions as the Arab Spring. Mobile data also serve as demographic data for traffic information for example, and this Information can be converted into graphs, maps and even animations to reveal travel patterns. Continue reading DAN SCOLLON AT TED X REDDING: GIS