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Location Analytics: Bringing Geography Back
October 31, 2012 Reading Time: 11 min 
Simon Thompson (Esri), interviewed by Renee Boucher Ferguson
analytics  location_based_services  geography  Esri  MIT 
april 2018 by jerryking
Mapping the Future with Big Data
July-August 2013 | World Future Society (Vol. 47, No. 4) |By Patrick Tucker.

The hiker scenario is one that Esri (originally Environmental Systems Research Institute Inc.) demonstrates at conferences, such as its Federal GIS user conference that took place in February. It is, in many ways, a snapshot of the way that statistical data from databases, user data from multiple participants, and social network data from the public will change the nature of rapid decision making in the years ahead. It’s a very big change, and Esri is at the forefront of the way big data and geography will merge in the future....In the nascent era of big data, Esri is poised to become much more significant as we incorporate computerized sensing and broadcasting abilities into our physical environment, creating what is sometimes called an “Internet of things.” Data from sensor networks, RFID tags, surveillance cameras, unmanned aerial vehicles, and geotagged social-media posts all have geographical components to them. After decades of quietly serving the computer mapping and modeling needs of its clients, Esri has suddenly found itself in a new field, using geo-specific data to reveal how businesses, institutions, populations, and entire nations are changing—or being changed by—the physical world, in real time.
future  massive_data_sets  mapping  GIS  predictive_modeling  cyberphysical  tacit_data  crowdsourcing  ESRI  geography  sensors  Industrial_Internet  RFID  meat_space  real-time  location_based_services  LBMA  physical_world 
july 2013 by jerryking
Lost in Our Maps: A History of Cartographic Catastrophes - WSJ.com
December 21, 2012 | | WSJ | By SIMON GARFIELD.

The End of the Map
Apple Maps stands at the end of a long line of cartographic catastrophes. Say goodbye to the Mountains of Kong and New South Greenland—the enchanting era of geographic gaffes is coming to a close.
mapping  geography  history 
december 2012 by jerryking
Book Review: The Revenge of Geography - WSJ.com
September 12, 2012, 6:52 p.m. ET

History's Playing Field
We can understand spirit and intellect best when we locate them in the grid and grit of the material world.

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book_reviews  Robert_Kaplan  geography  grit 
september 2012 by jerryking
Geography Strikes Back - WSJ.com
September 7, 2012 | WSJ | Robert D. Kaplan.
To understand today's global conflicts, forget economics and technology and take a hard look at a map, writes
Robert_Kaplan  geopolitics  geography  mapping  maritime  ethno­nationalism 
september 2012 by jerryking
GeoHumanities: Art, History, Text at the Edge of Place: Amazon.ca: Michael Dear, Jim Ketchum, Sarah Luria, Doug Richardson: Books
The collection is called “GeoHumanities: Art, History, Text at
the Edge of Place”; the essay (by Edward L. Ayers, an historian and president of the University of Richmond) is entitled “Mapping Time.”
books  humanities  geography  Amazon 
march 2012 by jerryking
Innovation and Knowledge Flows in the Financial Services and ICT Sectors of the Toronto Region
November 2011 |Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, the Toronto Region Research Alliance, and the City of Toronto| A report prepared by David A. Wolfe, Charles H. Davis, Nicola Hepburn, Nicholas Mills & Gale Moore
financial_services  innovation  Toronto  Ontario  banks  mapping  geography  banking  software  location_based_services 
november 2011 by jerryking
They hijacked the humanities, then my canoe - The Globe and Mail
MARGARET WENTE | Columnist profile | E-mail
From Saturday's Globe and Mail
Published Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011
humanities  radical_chic  political_correctness  Margaret_Wente  liberal_arts  Colleges_&_Universities  geography 
october 2011 by jerryking
GeoHumanities: Art, History, Text at the Edge of Place (Paperback) - Routledge
GeoHumanities
Art, History, Text at the Edge of Place
Edited by Michael Dear, Jim Ketchum, Sarah Luria, Doug Richardson

Published April 14th 2011 by Routledge – 344 pages
geohumanities  books  geography  humanities 
june 2011 by jerryking
The Triumph of the Humanities - NYTimes.com
June 13, 2011,By STANLEY FISH.

There is now a (relatively) new discipline in which this breaking down
of time into spatial units that are read vertically rather than
horizontally is the obligatory gesture. It calls itself GeoHumanities
and its project is nicely encapsulated in the title of one of the essays
in a collection that officially announces the emergence of a field of
study. The collection is called “GeoHumanities: Art, History, Text at
the Edge of Place”; the essay (by Edward L. Ayers, an historian and
president of the University of Richmond) is entitled “Mapping Time.”

Ayers’s project is to map the changes that followed upon the
emancipation of the slaves after the Civil War. He and his colleagues
begin with a simple map and then they locate populations on the
landscape and “put down one layer after another: of race, of wealth, of
literacy, of water courses, of roads, of railways, of soil type, of
voting patterns, of social structure.”
Stanley_Fish  humanities  digital_humanities  geography  geohumanities  New_York  reservoirs  mapping  books  Civil_War  Emancipation  African-Americans  demographic_changes  metaphysical  metadata  overlay_networks 
june 2011 by jerryking
The Future of Manufacturing is Local - NYTimes.com
March 27, 2011 | | By ALLISON ARIEFF. Mark Dwight, CEO of
Rickshaw Bagworks, initially started SFMade with the intention of
creating a brand identity for the products produced within San Francisco
city limits, something he calls “geographic ingredient branding.” More
easily understood as something akin to terroir, geographic ingredient
branding emphasizes “pride of place,” which runs deep in cities like San
Francisco and New York. “I saw this as a way to ‘brand’ the history,
culture, personality and natural beauty of our city as a means to
uniquely differentiate our local manufacturers,” says Dwight. “I coined
the term ‘geographic ingredient branding’ as an emulation of successful
technology ingredient branding campaigns such as ‘Intel Inside.’”
manufacturers  local  future  economy  hyperlocal  San_Francisco  branding  cities  geography  pride  geographic_ingredient_branding  brand_identity 
march 2011 by jerryking
21st Century Cities in Canada: The Geography of Innovation
December 2009 | The Conference Board of Canada | Book by David
A. Wolfe who examines the social, political, and economic dimensions of
Canada’s city-regions, and the way these factors influence urban
development and success.
geography  innovation  Toronto  cities 
december 2009 by jerryking
globeandmail.com: Geography lesson
February 14, 2009 G&M editorial lambasting Michaëlle Jean's geographic ignorance.
African_Canadians  Michaëlle_Jean  ignorance  geography  editorials 
february 2009 by jerryking

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