The morning kicked off with Jack’s welcome – he commented how his work is about our “new approach”. Your Work is creating a new approach was displayed on a slide behind Jack. He then highlighted a number of projects underway around the Globe.
Weather prediction maps from Korea
Visualizations created using ArcGIS explorer – examining the ozone
Managing natural resources – looking at geological structures
Maps and Charts for navigation, aeronotical charts
Maps of natural and human disasters
Landscape design, land use planning, property valuations
Management of facilities for wireless infrastructures
Conservation maps, bird corridors
Defence and homeland security – using a touch table in Moscow
Transportation analysis, planning, and analysis
Trip tips in San Diego
Businness geographics – providing the geographic advantage to help locate stores, competitive analysis, flood risk assessments
Human health apps – the influence of
GIS in the media eg Wolf Blitzer, CNN, Reuters – citizens providing services
The Enterprise Application Award was presented to Saudi Aramco – taking a social position of making Saudi Arabia a special place. Create a live and exciting workplace.. GIS is alive and well in the Middle East according to Dangermond.
President’s Award – The Nature Conservancy – creating a Global dataset of all the World’s habitats! One of Jack’s favorite org’s was selected for “his” award.
Dangermond discussed what he calls the geographic approach – this is why he got into Geography and GIS
Allows us to create knowledge
Allows us to analyze our measurements to describe change and model the future
Allows us to create and apply geographic knowledge
Allows us to act out in a logical, holistic framework.
Allows us to integrate geography and apply the geographic approach
Tools to support collaborative action
Spatial analysis integrating data sources from a wide array and corners of the Globe
Making better decisions – a methodology for making more efficient and better decisions.
Help save resources, communicate better through the visual dimension
“GIS is becoming an instrument of Evolution”