During the span of one person’s career, architectural design has moved through at least three phases, and the transformation is not yet finished. Where will it go next?
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 geospatial technology continues to progress at a rapid rate, it can be nearly impossible for end users of the data to keep up with the latest developments. Guidance from a knowledgeable professional is in demand.
22 March 2013
Users continue to struggle with how to handle the large quantity of LiDAR collected data that needs to be stored, processed and transformed into usable products such as digital terrain models, digital surface models and 3D models. What's the best way to access the data you need when you need it, wherever you are?
19 March 2013
LiDAR is the technology of choice for deriving highly accurate terrain data and 3D models. However, combined hardware and software improvements in digital aerial cameras and digital photogrammetry offer new point cloud possibilities.
18 March 2013
The amount of data available today from multiple sources provides unlimited opportunities to create information-rich visualizations, simulations, maps and models. Is there a simple way to work with incompatible file formats?
13 March 2013
If you’ve ever written a check for annual maintenance fees on software that is used infrequently or seasonally, you’ve probably wished for a different license model. Fortunately, there are an increasing number of options available today for gaining access to software. One model that is quickly gaining popularity is the pay-as-you-go license.
12 February 2013
The expertise required to design, implement and maintain an efficient and effective GIS is not always readily available in a traditional information technology department. For a growing number of applications, GSaaS offers an appealing alternative.
06 February 2013
High accuracy digital elevation models (DEMs) can be obtained with LiDAR point clouds, photogrammetric analysis of aerial photos, and satellite and aerial stereo imagery. The geographic location, size of the area and type of terrain all contribute to the selection of a preferred approach.
26 January 2013
The traditional method of conducting QA/QC for an aerial imagery project includes loading data on hard drives, shipping the hard drives to all the stakeholders, waiting for manually compiled comments, making changes and then finalizing the imagery. Today, there's a much better way.
17 January 2013
As consumer use of geospatial information has increased dramatically, businesses are asking the question, “Why don’t we have real-time information to support our decision making?” The answer is in the cloud.