Location Analytics: The Future is Where

In Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster sci-fi thriller "Minority Report," there’s a scene where actor Tom Cruise, hotly pursued by the bad guys, hurries through a major shopping mall and as he passes advertising billboards, personalized messages appear and deliver customized content just for him. In the movie, technology could ...

 

How Python became the language of choice for data science

Nowadays Python is probably the programming language of choice (besides R) for data scientists for prototyping, visualization, and running data analyses on small and medium sized data sets. And rightly so, I think, given the large number of available tools (just look at the list at the top ...

 

Trendspotting: 6 mapping trends that are good for business

One of the first things you'll learn about mapping is that it is "more than producing an actual map," said S.J. Camarata, a director at ESRI, kicking off his panel session at the annual Techonomy conference held this week in Tucson, Arizona. While maps have been around for ...

 

Energize Your Analytics With Location Data

It’s a great time to be a marketer. More data—mounds and heaps of data—are available for the taking from Web purchases, point-of-purchase databases, direct mail campaigns, online ads, and other targeted digital marketing techniques. The result? Businesses of all sizes—and in every industry—can make better decisions after careful analysis.But better doesn’t mean flawless. While a litany of tools, databases, and dashboards are available to help marketers make sense of their accrued data, blind spots still exist. Location, which persists in more than 80 percent of data, certainly falls into that ...

 

Earth Science Week 2013 and Esri

Since its inception in 1998, the American Geological Institute (AGI) has organized Earth Science Week, an international event to help the public gain a better understanding of and appreciation for the Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth.During 2013, Esri is a sponsor of Earth Science Week and has contributed STEM-focused GIS resources, including a poster and curriculum resources that can be found at http://edcommunity.esri.com/ESW“Esri has been a proud sponsor of Earth Science Week for a decade.The program is a stellar example of how relevant, real-world Earth Systems ...

 

US Government Shutdown Effect - Newsletter Bounce Backs

On the upside, we sent out another fine GISuser Today Geo industry newsletter today, the downside though are these email bounce-backs that we’ve received, and plenty of them!Best wishes to all of our Federal Government worker colleagues and friends, Government contractors and others affected by the recent Government ...

 

Compass4Colorado Helps Colorado Flood stricken Areas With GeoTechnology

This our of Centennial Colorado – The Compass family of geospatial companies has established Compass4Colorado, a collaborative effort to make high-tech GIS and mapping capabilities available at no or low cost to organizations involved in the recovery activities related to the devastating Colorado floods. Free flood-mapping webinars and ...

 

The Importance of Spatial Thinking Now

In its 375 years, Harvard has only ever eliminated one entire academic program. If you had to guess, what program do you think that was and when was it killed off?The answer: Harvard eradicated its Geography Department in the 1940s, and many universities followed suit.The timing couldn’t have ...

 

ArcGIS Online Learning & Help Resources

There are plenty of resources to help you understand and be successful with ArcGIS Online, including free web courses and training seminars, technical workshops, tutorial videos, and more. Here’s the latest compilation of links to a selection of these resources that will help you get started and on ...

 

Quick GIS Job Survey - GIS Lounge

Who does what where? Below is a quick GIS job survey to understand what GIS positions are located around the world and to answer a couple of short questions about the state of the GIS field for workers.Is there a gender imbalance in GIS? One comment on the ...

 

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