Less advertisement, please !

  • I would like to point out that the March-April issue of [email protected] could have been more informative. This comment I pass based on the previous issues which have been of excellent reading quality and been really informative. You must notice that the number of advertisements that are carried in this issue far out-beats the articles. I understand that these are essential for any magazine to operate but then the articles should also have gone up proportionately.

    I feel you need to bring out importance of GIS and its usability in certain areas which dominates the current situation. By this I mean, any problem that exists in the society, country, city today, you should get articles that point out how GIS could facilitate improvement in the situation. For this get comments from the industry. I would also like to point out that your articles are dominated by government departments and very little information of the private sector. Start a section on coverage of a company working in the GIS industry in every issue.

    Start a section on a certain interesting web sites. Ask the users to contribute in this and suggest some interesting web sites. The quality of information that has been given to the readers also requires lot of improvement (News and Data). The previous issues were informative. Get it back to level. One more thing, certain issues that you raise like the one on banning of digitization. In the subsequent issue you should have carried reactions from the industry. People might not write to you for certain reasons, but you talk to the GIS industry on a regular basis, so you should have written about the reactions; try to do this for the story on “Unshackle the Maps”.

    The coverage on Corporate Seminar also left lot to be desired. There was no mention of the group discussions, issues raised by the participants. You covered only the presentation and to the bare minimum. Issues and problems,… why were they missing?

    This is written only as a well-wisher for your magazine. I feel it could be due to the pressure of Nepal and the Corporate Seminar. But do not relax and get back to the previous status.

    Jaideep Narula, Radiant Informatics Pvt. Ltd.
    E-262,Greater Kailash-I, New Delhi-48

    Editor: We have taken note of the relevant and valid points raised by the reader. From this issue, we have started a new column on interesting and informative web-sites.

    Kudos to [email protected]

  • I have been following your magazine from its inception, the days when I was in the Military. I am now the CEO of Tangerine Geosciences and the Head of Genyses Technologies, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Division. It is commendable how the magazine has gone from strength to strength. Congratulations.

    J. Jacob
    Tangarine Geosciences
    E-mail: [email protected]

  • I am a M. Tech. Student of Soil & Water Conservation Engineering at G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar. While undergoing a training course at NRSA, Hyderabad, I found your magazine very interesting. I feel that yours is the best magazine providing very good information on GIS.

    Vinay Kumar Rathi
    G. B. P. U. A. & T.
    Pantnagar (U. P.)

  • I find your periodical [email protected] excellent. It’s very informative and useful.

    Dr. G. Polyyamoli
    Senior Lecturer
    Pondicherry University
    E-mail: [email protected]
    Tel: (091) 0413-65177

  • This is to bring to your kind notice that I am a keen and regular subscriber of your magazine [email protected] We find your magazine very informative.Congratulations.

    Mohammad Yasin
    Managing Director
    Cartolabs (India) Pvt. Ltd.
    Tel: 6867383, Telefax: 6861171
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