Author Archives: jslaterexelisvis

Common Ideals & New Approaches

As part of the geospatial community it’s great to know when your solutions answer not just to individual clients but also more widely address common ideals, examples include: 1) I’m excited by possibilities without wishing to be constrained by complexities; … Continue reading

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Why Adopt JPEG 2000?

Recently we (Exelis VIS Europe) got together with Astrium GEO-Information to present an overview of the benefits of adopting JPEG 2000 and to give users a feel for the advantages of adopting this standard. JPEG 2000 is an open standard for compressing … Continue reading

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Geospatial Futures for a Globalised World

Is who we are, what we do? Many would say this is true, and indeed businesses often promote their credentials by mirroring values back to customers: “We are You” is a time tested but localized strategy. But what if your … Continue reading

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Apple Maps? Location Matters.

An interesting phenomenon just happened. A few weeks after Apple launched iPhone 5 to great fanfare (and much hyperbole) and opened iO6 to its users something stood out. Not everything was better. In fact one thing in particular was worse. … Continue reading

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Distributed Geospatial Services. This time it’s for real.

I want to talk about a topic that is both timely and timeless for our community: realizing the promise of Distributed Geospatial Services. Timely because this shift has been undergoing a resurgence (first by Google and more recently by Esri) … Continue reading

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