Dispatches from Maine

Just another person of little note writing about ordinary things. That I reside in Maine is icing on the cake.

08 November 2005

MeSDA05: Maine's Changing GIS Landscape

At the MeSDA Annual Conference I lead a panel discussion called "Maine's Changing GIS Landscape." The panelists included Philip Bogden, PhD. (CEO of GoMOOS), Patrick Cunningham (President of Blue Marble Geographic), Chris Frank (President of Intelligent Spatial Technologies), and me (Software Architect at DeLorme). The idea of "just a programmer" leading a panel filled with a CEO and two Presidents was a little odd, but the Philip, Patrick and Chris were really nice guys. We each took a turn delivering a ten to fifteen minute presentation on a GIS related topic. Patrick Cunningham lead with information about Blue Marble, Chris Frank talked about his creation 'The iPointer," and Philip Bodgen gave a detailed presentation of GoMOOS which highlighted its use of OGIS standards. I had the good fortune to follow those three with a 30,000ft talk about "The Future of GIS." The panel then responded to questions from the audience, which consisted of about twelve to fifteen people.


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