Public works departments are being encouraged to make better use of available time and money as staff and budgets continue to shrink. There is often a disconnect between asset management and work management in the office. A suitable OMS will track and connect a wide range of data, including requests for work, the maintenance history of assets, the location and status of work in progress and the resources required.
President, Apropos Research
Linda Duffy is president of Apropos Research, an independent market research firm that provides market research and marketing communications services to the geospatial and remote sensing community. Apropos Research helps organizations answer questions about new technology, target markets, competitors, products, customer perceptions and industry trends. It also assists with marketing by developing marketing plans, and writing and editing marketing collateral, web content, articles, newsletters, and press releases. Apropos Research is based in Golden, Colo., and is a member of MAPPS and AIIP.
Articles by Linda
As a national organization representing the geospatial community, the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) plays an important role in setting standards for data preservation and archiving.
24 October 2013
Next week, the 26th annual GIS in the Rockies conference will be at the University of Denver with the theme "Local to Global: Geospatial on the Move."
03 October 2013
Even in favorable economic times, growing a small business into a larger organization is a formidable challenge. Magnolia River, an infrastructure and geospatial solutions firm founded in 2000, has evolved from a two-person company operating inside a living room to a 100-plus employee firm.
18 September 2013
The adoption of GIS to facilitate effective management of land leases, pipelines, utilities and forests is spurring demand for better data describing public lands. There are several sources of online data maintained by government agencies; however, not all data sets work well for automated land mapping, which relies on clean data for successful processing.
10 September 2013
Over 10 years ago, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) identified “geospatial technologies” as a high-growth industry. Since then, many have predicted the shortage of qualified geospatial workers.
18 July 2013
Preservationists are trying to identify and document thousands of unique landmarks before the information they contain is lost forever. Advancements in 3D technology could be the solution in documenting these heritage sites - and protecting history.
17 July 2013
The upcoming 2013 MAPPS Summer Conference in Rockport, Maine, includes a session that is bound to attract many attendees and stimulate some thoughtful discussion: “Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Regulations and Sensors.”
12 July 2013
Over the past 30 years, Armando Guevara, president and CEO of Visual Intelligence, has seen far-reaching changes in the hardware and software that is used to create maps of our Earth.
19 June 2013
Mobile mapping is rapidly developing as a preferred method to collect data to generate high-accuracy 3D models and record asset inventories without putting field crews in hazardous situations. It is faster than traditional surveying and allows for multiple sensors to be calibrated and georeferenced to simultaneously document features, capture width, height and length measurements, and record other types of data while driving at normal speeds.