Tag Archives: geospatial apps

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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Is there an App for that?

What does it really mean to “Exploit” imagery – or how about the definitions of “Data analytics”, “Server-side processing”, “Cloud computing”, “Web-enabled OGC services”, please – somebody stop me!  These terms are uttered with such frequency that I often find … Continue reading

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Should Apps be Federated too?

In the world of enterprise geospatial operations we often see data (imagery, vector layers, etc.) managed in federated databases.  A federated management strategy essentially maps several disconnected warehouses of data to a single, virtual database. This helps to avoid replicating … Continue reading

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Native or Browser-based Mobile Apps

I thought I’d follow up my blog on disconnected mobile apps with a discussion about native and browser-based apps.  Native apps are written for a specific device and its operating system.  For example, a native Android app is written for … Continue reading

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Disconnected Apps

I was at a conference on Mobile Apps recently, and one of the hot topics was disconnected apps. Let’s start with a brief definition.  Connected means that the app connects with a server of some sort when it operates.  In … 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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