Category Archives: Enterprise Solutions

Is Open Source Software Free Software?

I was in a meeting recently where someone said “Open source software is free like a free puppy is free.”  While I’m a big fan of open source software, I also agree with this statement to some extent.  Here are … Continue reading

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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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Systems and Services

When we talked about software in the past, we talked about complete, closed systems that accomplished a task or set of tasks.  These applications were written by a single vendor and were based on a set of requirements as interpreted … Continue reading

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ENVI Geoservices and ArcGIS® Online – A New Paradigm for Image Analytics

The development and release of ArcGIS® Online by Esri® ushered in a new era of GIS access and availability. ArcGIS Online allows organizations and individuals to manage and display their map data on the internet via an easy-to-use interface. This … Continue reading

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Apps Deconstructed

Last week, I discussed what enterprise architecture for deploying GEOINT apps might look like (read “Apps and Enterprise Architectures”).  This week, I want to revisit that topic with a focus on the components that make up a sophisticated GEOINT app.  … Continue reading

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Apps and Enterprise Architectures

In the world of Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT), there has been a lot of talk lately about Apps, App Stores, and even App Malls.  There is also discussion of who will create, manage and deploy Apps, as well as how App … Continue reading

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Enabling Soldiers with Geospatial Applications

Image analysis in its current state is mostly performed at the desktop level. In this type of model Geospatial Intelligence (or GEOINT) needs are passed to a set of GIS analysts who retrieve the relevant data, perform the requested analysis, … Continue reading

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