GeoWorld September 2012

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SEPTEMBER 2012 4 POSITION Tracking Hurricane Isaac via Interactive Web Mapping By Todd Danielson 6 NEWSLINK 10 BEYOND MAPPING Organizing Geographic Space for Effective Analysis By Joseph Berry 12 THE "G" IN GIS What's Special about Spatial Education? By Daniel Sui 30 OPEN GEOSPATIAL CONNECTION OGC's Evolving International Character By Mark Reichardt A Road Less Traveled Open-Source Web GIS Development Leads to New Paths BY YA WANG AND GEORGE NAYLOR Stop the Data Leaks Use Web GIS to Collect and Use Information BY BRIAN GUSTAFSON 14 FEATURES 18 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. 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 qualifi ed subscribers in the geospatial industry. POSTMASTER Please send change of address to: GeoWorld, PO Box 4290, Port Jervis, NY 12771 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) 856- 2229; Fax (845) 856-5822 or subscribe online at www.geoplace. com/subscribe. Periodical postage paid at Park Ridge, IL and additional mailing offi ces. New Reality Semantic Web GIS Will Take Us across the Threshold BY BRANDON THOMPSON Cloud Computing Helps Fleet Managers Ensure Safety and Efficiency during Difficult Times BY PAUL DURAN AND ALAN BEVERLY 22 26 SEPTEMBER 2O12 / WWW . GEOPLA CE . COM 3

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