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ION GNSS+ Blog: Ignite Presentations Spark Interest

September 10, 2014  - By
Image: GPS World

Art Kalinski Blogs from ION GNSS+ in Tampa

I’m attending ION GNSS+ 2014 in Tampa, Florida, this week. Although this is a GPS conference, there are topics that will be of interest to us geospatial people. The opening plenary session Tuesday night included a series of short “Ignite” presentations that were moderated by Alan Cameron of GPS World.

I am completely sold on the concept of short “ignite” presentations, which are a preview of full sessions to come later in the conference. It was quick, kept my interest, and drew my attention to sessions that I may not have attended.

All conferences should start with this kind of quick preview of things to come.

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About the Author: Art Kalinski

A career Naval Officer, Art Kalinski established the Navy’s first geographic information system (GIS) in the mid-1980s. Completing a post-graduate degree in GIS at the University of North Carolina, he was the Atlanta Regional Commission GIS Manager from 1993 to 2007. He pioneered the use of oblique imagery for public safety and participated in numerous disaster-response actions including GIS/imagery support of the National Guard during Hurricane Katrina; the Urban Area Security Initiative; a NIMS-based field exercise in Atlanta; and a fully manned hardware-equipped joint disaster response exercise in New York City. Kalinski retired early from ARC to join Pictometry International to direct military projects using oblique imagery, which led to him joining SPGlobal Inc. He has written articles for numerous geospatial publications, and authors a monthly column for the GeoIntelligence Insider e-newsletter aimed at federal GIS users.