Geospatial Technologies Attract Everyone


“Geospatial Technologies Attracts Everyone” was intended to be a long article about the “geospatiality of all things” but I’ve opted to break once article into a series, mostly for easier reading, but also to publish more frequently. THE GEOSPATIALITY OF EVERYTHING Everything is location. Or, location is everything. All things are spatial. A thought occurred…

Building Consensus for an Idea Lab


I spend a considerable amount of class time each semester advocating “geography is a holistic discipline, infused in all things and in almost every action or choice made, and not merely by people but by all organisms. Geography is inescapable.” The problem with my perspective is many other disciplines could be argued to have the…

Book Review (0.2-1.0) The Information, by James Gleick


The Information, by James Gleick. Pantheon Books. Hardback. 2011. Book Review 0.1, from a previous blog post. Book Review 0.2, Progress Update, pg. 17, from my Goodreads “I’m sure someone will review, “Ho hum, I knew all this stuff on information already.” Meh; good for you. Guess what? Me, too. But, I still like these…

Book Review: On the Map; by Simon Garfield


On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks. Simon Garfield. Gotham Books. Paperback. $17. Mr. Garfield’s book might also have the subtitle of, “Why you should care about the geography of Liberty City.” For those of you who are not familiar with Liberty City, allow me to fill you in. While…

So You Want To Be A GIS System Administrator?


I’ve been one of these for about 16 years. This essay is simply my experience. Speak to another GIS SysAdmin and there will be some overlap, and some unique and peculiar stories, I’m sure. I’m only hitting some high points. Comments are certainly both welcome and appreciated, as always. Computers have been a part of…