Book Reviews: The Bigend Trilogy, by William Gibson


Pattern Recognition (2003), Spook Country (2007), Zero History (2010); by William Gibson. Penguin Books. Unless otherwise stated, my reviews are without compensation (no review copies, no fees, entirely from my own pocket.) I’m going to get right to the chase and talk about geography. Then, I’ll take a stab at reviewing these books, “Pattern Recognition,”…

ESRI International Users Conference, Epilogue


The greater portion of the following collection of musings came on the very first day of the Education Conference. My current position covers a diverse number of disciplines, roles, and responsibilities. My office is on the top floor of a 5-story building, on the perimeter of our office space. And I am a Team of…

ESRI International Users Conference, Day 5


The award ceremony validated over three decades of dedicated effort to serve and train students in the geospatial sciences. My institution was awarded one of the most, if not the most prestigious and coveted, awards in our discipline. The ESRI Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) award is presented to less than 1/10th of 1% of…

Technology and the Iceberg


I’m probably wrong. I’m often wrong. Especially my choice of words. I think of words as Legos, Erector Sets, and Lincoln Logs. If the message is not confirmed on the initial creation, then tear the prose apart and rebuild. The design might need updating, reworking, perfecting, but the context may not change, simply the content.…

>Boundaries, People, Boundaries!


>Bangladesh-Burma (Myanmar) maritime boundary dispute escalates – Christian Science Monitor Look at the “A.” That is the location of St. Martin’s Island, used as a reference in the article. Now, draw an imagery line southwest (who knows what bearing), and the endpoint of that line ends up being near the bottom of the image. Installing…