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#2018Highlight — Our 10 best magazine articles

Geospatial World Magazine has always been at the forefront of disseminating knowledge about geospatial and its ancillary sectors, including information about industry trends and the latest developments through in-depth articles, interviews and case studies. As 2018 comes to end and we are preparing to welcome 2019, let’s have a look at our 10 best magazine articles of 2018.

1Who’s Buying all that Satellite Imagery?

The privatization of the upstream earth observation industry has proceeded apace from the 1980s with the initial thrust provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the US Department of Commerce — written by Arup Dasgupta. Read More..

2Why location is fundamental to all business processes

In today’s world of mobile, wearable, location-aware, and digitally aware technologies, we are always “on” and always connected. In this ever-connected ecosystem, we have a deeper concept of location — written by Shilpi Chakravarty. Read More

3On-orbit satellite servicing: Process, Benefits and Challenges

On-orbit satellite servicing, considered as a niche technology, has a vast array of benefits and challenges. It is fast coming up as a transformative and disruptive capability that provides operators with — written by Mahashreveta Choudhary. Read More

4Why India needs a geospatial strategy?

Even though heavy infrastructure push from the government has opened up great opportunities for the geospatial industry in India, the country can’t optimally leverage the benefits of this cutting-edge technology — written by Anusuya Datta. Read More

5BIM adoption around the world: how good are we?

It was 1963 when Ivan Edward Sutherland, an American computer scientist and Internet pioneer, considered as the “father of computer graphics,” developed “Sketchpad” the first computer-aided design (CAD) — written by Shimonti Paul. Read More

6How GPS and location played a big role in FIFA World Cup 2018

Arriving a bit late to the party, soccer’s governing bodies have finally recognized the importance of technology in contrast with many other team sports. Both on and off the pitch, the FIFA World Cup in Russia — written by Anusuya Datta. Read More

7Digital Transformation : Powering new breakthroughs in the era of disruptions

The digital transformation of the world is moving apace as digital devices become ubiquitous. Today, every object from the car you drive to the smartphone in your pocket has an element of digitization inbuilt — written by Arup Dasgupta. Read More

8Satellite imagery for journalism: Why a picture is worth a thousand words

In July 2018, a disturbing video began circulating on social media. It shows two women and two young children being led at gunpoint away from a village by a group of soldiers. The victims are blindfolded before — written by Anusuya Datta. Read More

93D modeling 2.0: Re-imagining the contours of construction

The construction industry is on the cusp of a disruption. As projects get larger and complex, the growing stress on environment sensitivity has also seen a demand for sustainable construction  — written by Aditya Chaturvedi. Read More

10Security a prime concern in IoT

Hacking and spoofing lead to an estimated loss of whopping 300 billion dollars annually. And this is not all! Other than the financial loss, companies often lose confidential information  — written by Aditya Chaturvedi. Read More