Improving Pipeline Information Sharing

Improving Pipeline Information Sharing was originally published in the online magazine Informed Infrastructure on May 8, 2014.

On September 9, 2010, a section of natural gas pipeline in San Bruno, California, exploded leading to significant property damage and the death . . . → Read More: Improving Pipeline Information Sharing

Does the term GIS mean anything at all?

by Ron Lake

Does the term GIS mean anything at all? was originally published in the online magazine Informed Infrastructure on August 1, 2013.

I have recently been reading a series of national and state GIS articles and user needs . . . → Read More: Does the term GIS mean anything at all?

What Connects the “Social Network” of Machines?

by Ron Lake

What Connects the “Social Network” of Machines? was originally published in the online magazine GeoPlace on May 24, 2013.

With the rising “Internet of Things,” there will be an explosion of devices on the Internet—devices with addresses . . . → Read More: What Connects the “Social Network” of Machines?

The “Social Network” of Machines

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

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

Building the GeoWeb: Grappling with Change

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 . . . → Read More: Building the GeoWeb: Grappling with Change

V1 Magazine: Digital Cities, SDI and the GeoWeb

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 . . . → Read More: V1 Magazine: Digital Cities, SDI and the GeoWeb

GeoWorld: Key Connections: Geography, Politics and the Economy

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 . . . → Read More: GeoWorld: Key Connections: Geography, Politics and the Economy

V1 Magazine: GeoWeb – Shaping Geographic Awareness

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

GeoWorld: Can the GeoWeb Rescue the Economy?

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?