One of the most important changes within the military command environment has been the revolution of technology, which has brought the use of new tools into battlefield management. From the initial ‘digitization’ of the map in the 1980s through to the latest soldier wearable ‘smart’ systems, we are seeing an unprecedented amount of data being delivered to the warfighter at all levels.
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On October 4th & 5th, Luciad is organizing #LuciadINTERACT ’17, its fourth annual user conference in Brussels. With about 250 geospatial professionals present, it is one of the major events for the Luciad Community in Belgium. I’ve joined Luciad mid 2015 and I’m really excited to participate to my third user conference. Let me explain you why you should be excited as well to join me there.
Last month, Luciad completed its participation in the Arctic Spatial Data Pilot, an OGC project dedicated on showing the benefits of geospatial standards for the Arctic. Interoperability and open standards enable efficient exchange and use of polar data, which benefits research on topics such as climate, oceans, ecosystems and permafrost.
The earliest known attempt at a map of the world was made around 1510 and is today called the Hunt-Lenox Globe, less than 115 mm in diameter it nevertheless included all the known world and for the parts of the planet then unknown used the now famous phrase, “ Hic sunt dracones” or "There Be Dragons” to describe the unknown horrors that lay ahead.