Goodchild on Looking Forward: Five Thoughts on the Future of GIS
Looking Forward: Five Thoughts on the Future of GIS
By Michael F. Goodchild, ESRI ArcWatch, Feb 2011
Jack and Laura Dangermond Professor of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara
Any attempt to forecast the future is dangerous, and attempts to prophesy about GIS are especially fraught, so what follows should be taken with a large grain of salt. But it is good to think about where we—the GIS community—might be headed, and perhaps this short contribution will stimulate other members of the community to ponder and discuss the possibilities.
For full article, visit Esri ArcWatch February 2011 – Looking Forward: Five Thoughts on the Future of GIS.
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Dr. Lea Shanley is the founder and former co-Chair of the Federal Community of Practice on Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science, a vibrant community of 200 federal employees from more than 35 agencies. She is also a co-founding member of the Citizen Science Association. Dr. Shanley recently served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at NASA, where she helped to foster a culture of open innovation. Prior to this, she founded and directed the Commons Lab at the Wilson Center, served in the US Senate as a Congressional Science Fellow, and worked with local and tribal communities to develop GIS-based decision support systems for city planning, natural resource management, coastal management, and disaster response through the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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