tirsdag den 30. juni 2009

Podcast: Delivering Maps to the FBI

Man gik ellers rundt og troede at efterretningstjenesterne svømmede rundt i gejlede GIS teknologier ...

And you thought that the feds were over equipped with the latest GIS hitech?


By Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg

This past week two geospatial practitioners were cited for their good work by the FBI. What did they do? At the request of the Bureau, they went online and found some Digital Raster Graphics, scanned quad maps, printed them and gave them to agents working in their area. Is this how agents and others in the federal government, or even citizens, should get their geographic data? What does this scenario reveal about the FBI? The state of our geospatial infrastructure? The value of the geospatial workforce? [...]

Read more: http://www.directionsmag.com/article.php?article_id=3204

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