Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Understand | Communicate | Collaborate

I read a great article in the Winter 2006/2007 ArcNews recently. I want to republish one section of it here because it so clearly defines the purpose of GIS in the world today.

GIS Is a New Medium

"GIS is becoming a new medium for humans to understand, communicate, and collaborate.

GIS is being used to model the physical and cultural knowledge of our world, breaking it down into components and subsystems, providing us with systematic knowledge, and integrative framework, analytic methods, and intuitive visualization. GIS is attractive to humans because it responds to both cognitive as well as intuitive dimensions of understanding. GIS creates order and meaning. It is helping us define interconnections and interdependencies, and it provides a broad understanding of nature and human ecology.

GIS is influencing how we see things and how we respond. It is helping us build a common understanding, creating a sense of engagement, providing greater science and logic, and improving accuracy and realism. Finally, because GIS is integrating with real-time data or "sources", it is providing immediacy." (Dangermond, ArcNews, 2007)

It is truly an exciting time to be working in GIS. A running story at our office about our company inception is that "we were creating a new application a week" using GIS and Remote Sensing. With all of the questions that can be answered using GIS today, this rate of solution creation is quite realistic.

Friday, March 2, 2007

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Geospatial Technology!

Welcome to the NCDC Imaging blog. We are hoping to share a bit of our knowledge as a resource for our clients. Many clients have similar thoughts and questions regarding Remote Sensing, GPS and GIS. We'll post the responses to those questions and shed some light on our forward thinking approach to geospatial technologies along the way. By searching the blog you may find what you need.

We are always searching for new applications of geospatial technology. We speak with many visionaries on future applications and current problems that require solutions. We looking forward to speaking to all of you directly. Ask questions, you may be surprised at what you will find. You can always find more at our website

This blog is dedicated to revealing forward thinking applications of geospatial technology. The contributors at NCDC Imaging & Mapping are subject matter experts with a depth and breadth of knowledge in a wide variety of subjects related to our vertical markets and the tools that we use to get our jobs done everyday. Happy Reading!

Thank you,
Jason San Souci, GISP