So, GeoInt 2010 comes to an end and I’m hanging around at MSY airport waiting to leave town. A perfect time to reflect for a minute on the event and the announcements, presentations and discussions that took place in New Orleans. I have to admit, like a number of other folks I met this week, this was my first GeoInt if you can believe that. I decided that it was an important conference to take in and apparently almost 4,000 other Geo professionals felt the same way. On day 1 I was first thinking that the high level keynote presentations may be a little above and beyond what I’m normally interested in hearing, however, to my surprise the day was filled with amazing speakers who discussed some very interesting (and important) topics… many of the presenters touched on topics that are of interest to most verticals and professionals involved in Geo Technologies.
Common themes and popular discussions surrounded such topics as usability, interoperability, standards, meta data, open source, mobile, sharing, the cloud, social, collaboration/sharing, data portals and data discovery, LiDAR, education, certification, and crowd-sourcing. These topics jump out at me and there were also a number of others (in particular, my favorite GeoInt related buzzword “Situational Awareness”) but as you can tell, these are all items that we seem to hear about at many of the popular industry events and these are all areas that developers, contractors, consultants, educators, and others should be thinking about as there are indeed opportunities in these spaces… my thoughts from GeoInt 2010. See more thoughts from attendees on the Twitter hashtag #Geoint and #geoint 2010