In this issue, we take a look at the three international bodies which are driving the global geospatial agenda: OGC, GEO and UN-GGIM; The use of administrative data for purposes other than those it was collected for has become an essential data resource for health and social science research; New Zealand’s Department of Conservation have been supplied with tablets and smartphones equipped with Survey123 for ArcGIS; and a look at how the IoT phenomenon has revolutionised almost every sector in the world, including Digital Twins.
Also, GIS Professional conducted a market and applications survey. With over 200 responses, we gained an interesting insight into the current GIS landscape; and the GeoPlace Annual Conference took place on 11 May 2017 at the Leeds United Football Club with over 350 people attending, Joost Boers reports.
Plus all the latest news and regular columns - Happy reading!
Page 14: The Conference took place on 11 May 2017 at the grounds of the Leeds United Football Club with over 350 people attending. Read now.
Page 16: To help stop copyright infringement, Cartographers have laid copyright traps in their work to catch people out. We look at some of the strangest cases. Read now.
Page 24: New Zealand’s Department of Conservation (DOC) have been supplied with tablets and smartphones equipped with Survey123 for ArcGIS. Read now.
Page 05: Views from Contributors - Joost Boers, Niall Conway, Sabine de Milliano and Steven Ramage have their say on the current state of GIS and an insight into what they've been up to. Read now.