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Quiet Musings On Applied Spatial (Health, Disaster, Technology, Planning et al.)

Elite Systems Research Institute, Inc. [ESRI] et al

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This GCN article titled ‘Geospatial and the elite: Old-school geographic information systems still dig deep on mapping and analyses’ points to a tortuous debate within the traditional GIS industry, and the new industry push to remodel itself as solely an “enterprise class” industry while it continues to loose ground to an increasing domestication or democratization of GIS services.

Pi: Quiet Musing
ESRI: Elitist or Commonplace?

But this new industry push is not without some strategy confusion as old-school GIS faces its mid-life identity crisis without the “cool factor” spouse.

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    Written by Harsh

    April 22nd, 2007 at 8:49 pm

    Posted in GIS,Mashup

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    1. this is a discussion waiting to happen in the government when it comes to contracting. fingers crossed…

      gis2gov

      23 Apr 07 at 5:05 PM

    2. @gis2gov: colleges (atleast mine) are still avoiding this topic. well atleast in the geography department where e$ri enjoys a shoe-in thanks to their academic pricing.

      geomajor

      24 Apr 07 at 7:09 AM

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