Speaking at conferences is a great way to think about what you know in your industry and how you can share that information. A couple weeks ago, I was invited to speak at O’Reilly Fluent Conference in San Francisco, where I talked about web map libraries and emerging GIS technologies. Here are some few discoveries and thoughts I had about the experience.
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There are increasingly more parallels between the geospatial and web technology industry. Browsers and data collection are pushing towards offline, integrated, client-side and automated. Mapping tools and platforms are no longer isolated desktop software, but are in the cloud, subscription-based, integrated (through APIs) Software as a Service (SaaS). Web maps merge with the gaming industry (WebGL) and vector tiles.
In modern business, we are entering an artificially intelligent world led by data-driven decisions. Companies need to be taking steps to digitize their workflows or they will be left behind rapidly. Using iPads and iPhones for basic field data collection is a great start to get the industries behind up to speed.