In this issue, Gianni Cristian Iannelli provides a background to the satellite industry and discusses some of the emerging opportunities for the GIS industry; Nathan Heazlewood outlines the ongoing battle between GIS and IT professionals concerning the management of data; Tim Hayes describes the ins and outs of a career in the utilities sector; Tim Sutton reviews the software options provided by the FOSSGIS community for developing an OGC standards compliant spatial data infrastructure (SDI); and Aligned Assets outlines two standards-based approaches to accurately mapping streets in Ghana.
Also, Jason Poole reports on the recent GeoPlace Annual Conference which took place on 10 May with a theme of data sharing; and Mikael Stern voices his opinion on Earth Observation Big Data and how the hammer mindset lacks the edge.
Plus all the latest news and regular columns - Happy reading!
The GIS Professional online archives are free to view for everyone. Just choose an issue from 2013 onwards and get reading. Over the past few years, you’ll find all the major topics covered including GNSS, Big Data, Addressing, GIS and the cloud, Drone Surveys, BIM and Smart Cities.