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Jeffrey Martin

Connecting Two Worlds

The general trend of automation in the evolution of human technology has allowed us to do away with the repetitive tasks that humans were forced to perform…

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SmallSats and the Democratization of Space

In the last few years, we have witnessed the launch of lots of small satellites with different sensors. This has led to data proliferation, which in turn has presented the opportunity for extracting more value from Space.

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The ‘Why’ of Geospatial Innovation

Artificial intelligence is not a technology that you can buy in a box and just deploy, as it is inherently stupid. Where AI plays a role is in automation, where humans take decisions based on data input writes Ronald Bisio, Senior Vice President, Geospatial Sector, Trimble Inc.

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Automation and Autonomy in the Future

Artificial intelligence is not a technology that you can buy in a box and just deploy, as it is inherently stupid. Where AI plays a role is in automation, where humans take decisions based on data input.

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Sanjay Kumar

Innovation to Impact

Innovation is probably the most trending word of the modern era, though it has been part and parcel of human evolution forever…

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COP26

The Choice is Ours to Make

As the world steps out of the darkness of 2021 and steps into 2022, we find ourselves wishing that the worst is behind us and things will now ‘return to normal’. Why this retrograde wish?

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Space Partnerships for Sustainability

One of the interesting facets of the Space economy is that there was barely a hiccup due to the Covid pandemic. In fact, it would not be wrong to say that Covid gave a fillip to Space activities…

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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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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…

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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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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…

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Innovation to Impact

Innovation is probably the most trending word of the modern era, though it has been part and parcel of human evolution forever…

SCIFing for Growth

The Westway Services Group is a pioneer in the field of developing commercial
Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility, or SCIF-as-a-Service…

Participating in the Digital Advertising Ecosystem

We have to get into the digital space because that’s where the dollars are. That’s the game, and we have to play by those rules in order to fit our media into that marketplace, says Andy Sriubas, Chief Commercial Officer, OUTFRONT Media.
By Sanjay Kumar & Pulkit Chaudhary

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

The Choice is Ours to Make

As the world steps out of the darkness of 2021 and steps into 2022, we find ourselves wishing that the worst is behind us and things will now ‘return to normal’. Why this retrograde wish?

Tech Must be Used to Eliminate Silos

The other day someone observed that WhatsApp now included a payment option and wondered why. The reason is simple. If one can use it to order online…

Lt Gen (Dr) AKS Chandele

Why Space Tourism?

The adverse environmental impact of private Space expeditions cannot be ignored…

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

Automation and Autonomy in the Future

Artificial intelligence is not a technology that you can buy in a box and just deploy, as it is inherently stupid. Where AI plays a role is in automation, where humans take decisions based on data input.

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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