In our modern world we can fly across whole continents in a day, enjoy exotic foods from around the world in our own kitchens, and even adopt children from virtually any country in need. In this increasingly global world, maps are crucial to understanding what has become so familiar to our daily lives, and yet is still so new to society. Using GIS for problem solving is an inevitable step in better understanding and planning the developing world.
Whether your company has antiquated operations hindering its growth, or your industry needs top-down restructuring dependent upon reform, it’s never easy to sell the leadership on change. GIS mapping software can be used to convince the people in authority to make changes - and make them quickly - by representing the geography of change. Visualizing your data and solutions sends a powerful message to the leadership, helping them see and believe that change is for the best.
Our ROK team had a great time attending Esri’s Southeast User Conference in the beginning of May--Jason’s talk on Virtualized ArcGIS went well, we got to see a few of our clients, and brought back some good project ideas to work on. We also brought back a few good “myth buster” notes from Esri’s Plenary (hint: the myths are all… myths) that we thought we’d pass along.