GeoWorld August 2013

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AUGUST 2013 4 POSITION An Entire Issue that Answers: 'How Can This Help Me?' F E AT U R E S By Todd Danielson 6 NEWSLINK 10 BEYOND MAPPING A Survival Guide for GIS in the 21st Century Generating Mountains and Molehills from Field-Sampled Data BY ADAM CARNOW By Joseph Berry 14 12 EDGE NODES GIS Practitioners Can Learn Much from the Unconference By Nigel Waters 30 PUBLIC POLICY PARTICIPATION GIS Professionals Affect (and Are Affected by) Public Policy By Bruce Joffe Time-sensitive GeoWorld departments such as NetLink, PeopleLink, Product News and Business News now are maintained solely at the Web site. Check there often for the latest updates as they happen. The digital version of this issue contains additional coverage of this section. Visit for more information. Enterprise GIS Solutions 7 Overcoming the 'Big Data' Bottleneck BY JOHN GILMER 7 Steps to Enterprise GIS BY STEPHEN M C ELROY 18 22 Take It SLO GeoWorld (ISSN 0897-5507, USPS 023-416) is published monthly by M2MEDIA360, a Bev-Al Communications, Inc. company. 1030 W. Higgins Road, Suite 230, Park Ridge, IL 60068 USA GeoWorld is distributed free to qualified subscribers in the geospatial industry. New Mexico Spatially Empowers Enterprisewide Land-Management Data POSTMASTER Please send change of address to: GeoWorld, PO Box 4290, Port Jervis, NY 12771 BY COURTNEY MOORE Subscription rates - one year: US $72, two years: US $128; one year Canada: $90, two years Canada: $163. All other countries, one year: $108 (includes airmail postage). Payable in U.S. funds only. Customer Service and subscription requests, please call Phone (845) 8562229; Fax (845) 856-5822 or subscribe online at www.geoplace. com/subscribe. Periodical postage paid at Park Ridge, IL and additional mailing offices. A U G U S T 2 O 1 3 / 26 W W W . G E O P L A C E . C O M 3

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