The “Social Network” of Machines was originally published in the online magazine Informed Infrastructure on December 6, 2012.
The past decade has clearly been the era of social networks, with revolutionary impact on nearly everything, from social behaviour to mapping . . . → Read More: The “Social Network” of Machines
Examining the Concept of Informed Infrastructure was originally published in the online magazine Informed Infrastructure on October 18, 2012.
While later columns will most often look at the details, I thought this first column should be devoted to the variety . . . → Read More: Examining the Concept of Informed Infrastructure
GeoWorld Issue Date: October – 2009, Posted On: 11/24/2009
In this edition of his ongoing column on Building the GeoWeb, Ron Lake talks about living in a period of constant, and accelerating, change. Ron proposes the use of “model-based thinking” as a tool . . . → Read More: Building the GeoWeb: Grappling with Change
Monday, 09 November 2009
Read Ron Lake’s column in V1 Magazine – Digital Cities, SDI and the GeoWeb discussing the implications of moving towards Digital Cities. Ron explores what a Digital City might be, the role of SDIs and the GeoWeb, and the impact of information . . . → Read More: V1 Magazine: Digital Cities, SDI and the GeoWeb
Issue Date: April – 2009, Posted On: 5/1/2009
Read Ron Lake’s article discussing the interconnectedness of global resources, and whether and how geography might impact the economic and political success of nation states.
The full article is available in GeoWorld’s Building the GeoWeb column for April 2009.
. . . → Read More: GeoWorld: Key Connections: Geography, Politics and the Economy
Wednesday, 04 February 2009
Ron Lake's column in V1 Magazine discusses Google Ocean and the visualization framework that it provides. At the same time, Mr. Lake points out the need to take the next step for building . . . → Read More: V1 Magazine: GeoWeb – Shaping Geographic Awareness
Issue Date: January – 2009, Posted On: 2/1/2009
According to Ron Lake, many people believe we now stand on the edge of an economic precipice, a state unknown in the lives of most of us—and perhaps in . . . → Read More: GeoWorld: Can the GeoWeb Rescue the Economy?
By Joe Francica , Editor-in-Chief and Vice Publisher, Directions Magazine
February 19, 2009
An article in the February 2009 edition of Directions Magazine reported on the Map World Forum, held in Hyderabad, India. Ron Lake, . . . → Read More: A View from Over There – India and NSDI
17 November 2008
The cover story of the November/December 2008 issue of Backbone magazine featured an article by Ian Harvey: "The Geoweb is remaking mapping, the Web and perhaps your own corporate Web site" based on an . . . → Read More: Backbone Magazine: Map your world – the GeoWeb
Issue Date: October – 2008, Posted On: 11/1/2008
If one looks at most SDIs today, notes Ron Lake, they heavily emphasize a "librarian view" of the software-infrastructure element (i.e., the primary points of focus are metadata collection . . . → Read More: GeoWorld: What’s an SDI? Can It Support Emergency Management?