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Working for and with the GEOINT Community

I am very excited about the future of the geo-intelligence (GEOINT) community. As a former government official, I am trying to help governments, academia and industry become better partners with each other…

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The Reverberating Rhythms of Geopolitics

Three decades after the first India-US Track 1.5 security dialogue, the macro geopolitical trends have a familiar rhythm, and the principal interlocutors are much the same. However, the big contextual difference…

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Data in Context

Just like oil needs refining and gold has to be extracted from ore, knowledge needs to be extracted as a commodity from data before being useful in decision support

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Change is the Constant

It’s truly my pleasure to have had the opportunity to perform the duties of Guest Editor for this edition of Geospatial World. There is rich content…

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Disarmament in Space

Space has always been a great ‘asset’ for the military. The ability to conduct reconnaissance without dangerous clandestine forays in foreign airspace is a big attraction…

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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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Working for and with the GEOINT Community

I am very excited about the future of the geo-intelligence (GEOINT) community. As a former government official, I am trying to help governments, academia and industry become better partners with each other…

The Reverberating Rhythms of Geopolitics

Three decades after the first India-US Track 1.5 security dialogue, the macro geopolitical trends have a familiar rhythm, and the principal interlocutors are much the same. However, the big contextual difference…

Data in Context

Just like oil needs refining and gold has to be extracted from ore, knowledge needs to be extracted as a commodity from data before being useful in decision support

Our Columnists

‘People First, Mission Always’

Our first and foremost investment focuses on people. We say ‘People First, Mission Always’, because if you take care of people first, then the rest is easy, says Vice Admiral Robert Sharp, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)…

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…

Prof. Arup Dasgupta

Disarmament in Space

Space has always been a great ‘asset’ for the military. The ability to conduct reconnaissance without dangerous clandestine forays in foreign airspace is a big attraction…

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?…

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

Data in Context

Just like oil needs refining and gold has to be extracted from ore, knowledge needs to be extracted as a commodity from data before being useful in decision support

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

Change is the Constant

It’s truly my pleasure to have had the opportunity to perform the duties of Guest Editor for this edition of Geospatial World. There is rich content…

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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