• May 2013 | Spatial Plexus '13: Inspecting "Wicked Problems" with Geospatial Goggles | Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, GA
    • Conferences are unique opportunities for immersion in an area of interest, direct access to experts, contributions to a field, staying current in an industry, and networking.

      Generally speaking, the goal of industry conferences is to bring practitioners to problems (generally organized by subject or track) and highlight concepts and solutions.

      The international Spatial Plexus conference takes a twist on this paradigm by bringing problems to the practitioner through the reality of intricate and interdependent issues. "Wicked problems" are those difficult to solve because of incomplete, contradictory, and changing requirements. By "inspecting 'wicked problems' with geospatial goggles," complexities and interdependencies can be exposed, better defined, dissected, better managed through the geospatial approach and reassembled for overall improvements.
  • Aug 7 - 8, 2012 | 2012 FalconView Symposium | Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, GA


GIS 4 Economic Development

  • Feb 11 - 13, 2013 | 24-hr | $1200
  • Aug 19 - 21, 2013 | 24-hr | $1200
  • Aug 8, 2012 | 8-hr | $400
  • Economic Development usually refers to the adoption of new technologies, transition from agriculture-based to industry-based economy and general improvement in living standards . With the advent of Google Earth, Web 2.0, geo-tagged Social Networking tools and innumerous Location Based Services, it is not only advantageous, but necessary, to adopt geospatial technologies* in support of Economic Development and Community Engagement activities.

    This "GIS 4 EconomicDevelopment" course is geared toward the professional engaged in Economic Development, Planning, Real-Estate and other community activities but a beginner or novice in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and similar geotechnologies. It is intended to encourage geospatial thinking and equip attendees with resources necessary to implement an innovative geospatial approach to Economic Development.
  • This course serves stand-alone and as a value-add offering to the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute's “Tools of the Trade” series