Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Futurology of GIScience

Yesterday I had the great opportunity to address the 2013 University Consortium for GIS symposium attendees gathered at George Mason University. I was asked to talk a bit about what I think are important trends that will affect the GIS area in the near future, so I provided these few observations:

  • Location are becoming a required feature of (ever smarter) services 
  • Maps are created, designed and used differently –socially driven by anyone 
  • Any spatiality (Warped and imagined spaces and places) that helps organize an activity will be used.
  • Most applications will not be “serious and some will be "super-serious"
If you care to look through it here is the full presentation.