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The Long Crisis That’s Too Easy to Ignore

As access to vaccines becomes global and we resume a more familiar lifestyle, we will still face the challenge of Climate Change, and the profound impact it will have on humanity. Unfortunately, there is no vaccine…

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Philosophy, Knowledge and Governance

Governance has been at the core of philosophies since times immemorial. And philosophies served as guiding principles for polity, economy and society — the three founding pillars…

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Challenges in Mainstreaming Geospatial Information

GW Prime has the stated aim of mainstreaming geospatial information. This is a welcome development but one which faces many challenges. Ways must be found to make the growing body of information being generated by geospatial specialists more understandable…

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Where from Here?

We must recognize and speak out when the digital dream is devaluing the power and capability of our institutions of global order, national protection and sovereignty, and the primacy of the individual citizen…

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Autonomous Future for Sustainable Living

Automation has certainly increased efficiency and productivity, but machines with only fixed, automated functions are not capable of dealing with changing real-world situations. In the autonomous future we are empowering…

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Intelligent Nervous System for the Planet

Recent technological advances are creating an enormous impact across the broad geospatial community, enabling users to not only share their data, but to synthesize it into interesting collections of advanced…

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Technology of Spirituality

With the advent of the Digital Age, data will be at the core of almost everything. Apart from other utilities, it will be a must for sustainable development. As we…

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China’s Quest for Domination in Space

China plans to be amongst the top technology nations of the world, and increased exploitation of Space is a major step in that direction.

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Philosophy, Knowledge and Governance

Governance has been at the core of philosophies since times immemorial. And philosophies served as guiding principles for polity, economy and society — the three founding pillars…

Why 2020 Crisis is Extraordinary

We, as humans, are resilient by nature, having survival instincts embedded in our very existence. Today, humanity is going through a phase, wherein the operating …

National Data and National Sovereignty

Data is capital and trusted national data has national value. Data is an element of today’s complex geopolitics, both as an instrument of power and in giving…

Geospatial is Everyone’s Business

7.8 billion human beings live together in uncertain times. Climate Change, seismic geo-political shifts, rising inequality,…

Prof. Arup Dasgupta

2021 Could Be a Year of Opportunities

2020, the annus horribilis, is drawing to a close. Will we see light at the end of the tunnel, or will the coming year be annus horribilis v2.0?…

Silver Lining for AEC Industry

In the September 2020 issue of the National Geographic, an article on robotics starts with a description of an autonomous excavator, which is set up to dig a portion…

Lt Gen (Dr) AKS Chandele

China’s Quest for Domination in Space

China plans to be amongst the top technology nations of the world, and increased exploitation of Space is a major step in that direction.

The Global Security Scenario Today

The spectre of increased terrorism continues to loom large as a threat to global security. Terrorist attacks can take place anywhere, at any time, with no country being an exception…

Josef Strobl

Education Interrupted, or Learning from Disruption?

Continuing with an impromptu switch to online learning is not a desirable “new normal”. However, the many lessons learned during the past year should not be lost but lead to a better “new normal”…

Dashboards Providing Unified Access

Geospatial applications have evolved from systems of record into analytical systems of insight facilitating understanding of complex problems…

Greg Scott

Geo4SDGs: Relevance to the Digital Age

This is the first of a series of articles that discuss the role of geospatial information in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or Geo4SDGs…

Dr. Sean T. O'Brien

The Long Crisis That’s Too Easy to Ignore

As access to vaccines becomes global and we resume a more familiar lifestyle, we will still face the challenge of Climate Change, and the profound impact it will have on humanity. Unfortunately, there is no vaccine…

Anusuya Datta

Prashant Shukle

Where from Here?

We must recognize and speak out when the digital dream is devaluing the power and capability of our institutions of global order, national protection and sovereignty, and the primacy of the individual citizen…

Dr Derek Clarke

Dana Goward

Kamal Kishore

Dr. D. R. Fraser Taylor

Challenges in Mainstreaming Geospatial Information

GW Prime has the stated aim of mainstreaming geospatial information. This is a welcome development but one which faces many challenges. Ways must be found to make the growing body of information being generated by geospatial specialists more understandable…

Dylan Taylor

Timothy Petty

Dr. Nadine Alameh

Keith J. Masback

Rob Painter

Investment in Innovation at Core of Business

Technology is a significant contributor to the digital transformation that is changing our society. In the geospatial industry, we have seen several major technological advances over the last few decades…

Ola Rollen

Autonomous Future for Sustainable Living

Automation has certainly increased efficiency and productivity, but machines with only fixed, automated functions are not capable of dealing with changing real-world situations. In the autonomous future we are empowering…

Jack Dangermond

Intelligent Nervous System for the Planet

Recent technological advances are creating an enormous impact across the broad geospatial community, enabling users to not only share their data, but to synthesize it into interesting collections of advanced…

Keith Clarke

Data is as Important as Human Rights

We are in an age where the data is prevalent, accessible, and comprehensible. And I think comprehensibility is the key — people must be able to understand what the data is…

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Technology of Spirituality

With the advent of the Digital Age, data will be at the core of almost everything. Apart from other utilities, it will be a must for sustainable development. As we…

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India’s decision to liberalize geospatial data rules is historic, and will go a long way in transforming the country’s economy and ensuring self-reliance…

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