MGUG Keynote: How to Remain Relevant in the Age of Change

1e1293843b57cc564b268f36f729a771?s=47 James Fee
October 02, 2013

MGUG Keynote: How to Remain Relevant in the Age of Change

Technology moves fast and when you have your head down doing your job, it is easy to miss where the spatial industry is headed. But you don't have to stay focused on Twitter all day to know how to keep your skills relevant. There are a couple technologies that GIS and Mapping use that will keep you on top of today's technology trends and make sure you are completely relevant in today's workforce. James will go over some amazingly simple ways to make sure you don't get left behind and give you the tools to be successful in any GIS job.

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James Fee

October 02, 2013
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  1. How  to  Remain  Relevant  in  the  Age  of  Change or

      What  GIS  Pros  Can  Do  to   Keep  Their  Skills  in  Demand Stormtroopers  On  A  Wire  by  Pedro  Vezini  hEp://flic.kr/p/8RRLk5 Friday, October 4, 13
  2. How  to  Remain  Relevant  in  the  Age  of  Change or

      What  GIS  Pros  Can  Do  to   Keep  Their  Skills  in  Demand Stormtroopers  On  A  Wire  by  Pedro  Vezini  hEp://flic.kr/p/8RRLk5 Friday, October 4, 13
  3. • 19  year  GIS  veteran • Started  own  consul5ng  

    company  in  2013 • Blogs  at  spa5allyadjusted.com • Doesn’t  own  a  GPS • Has  a  working   SPARCsta5on  20 A  LiEle   About  Me Friday, October 4, 13
  4. Photo  by  drmacro  -­‐  hEp://flic.kr/p/83i2aa Friday, October 4, 13 I

     loved  to  look  at  maps  at  a  young  age.    These  AAA  TripTik  maps  were  par5cularly  awesome  in  that  they  routed  you  to  your  des5na5on.
  5. Photo  by  sylvar  -­‐  hEp://flic.kr/p/o8EML Friday, October 4, 13 Efficiency

     it  was  not,  these  things  were  put  together  by  hand  and  you’d  best  hope  they  didn’t  skip  a  page!
  6. Photo  by  Tambako  the  Jaguar  -­‐  hEp://flic.kr/p/81nfaV Friday, October 4,

    13 Like  most  GIS  people  I  enjoyed  Risk,  nothing  like  using  a  map  as  a  board.    In  face  we  usually  dumped  the  default  Risk  board  and  used  an  atlas   for  real  world  domina5on.
  7. Photo  by  larskflem  -­‐  hEp://flic.kr/p/7Kr4J Friday, October 4, 13 My

     favorite  pas5me?    Reading  an  atlas.    It  was  by  my  bed  and  I  leafed  through  it  every  night.    I  think  I  looked  at  every  label  on  every  map  over   and  over  again.    Honestly  these  books  are  a  lost  art.
  8. Friday, October 4, 13 On  top  of  it,  I’ve  subscribed

     to  Na5onal  Geographic  since  the  80’s.    If  you’ve  seen  one  of  my  hangouts  you’ll  no5ce  the  collec5on  in  the   background.
  9. Friday, October 4, 13 On  top  of  it,  I’ve  subscribed

     to  Na5onal  Geographic  since  the  80’s.    If  you’ve  seen  one  of  my  hangouts  you’ll  no5ce  the  collec5on  in  the   background.
  10. Friday, October 4, 13 I  took  to  programming  at  an

     early  age  too.    Logo  was  an  awesome  way  to  get  introduced  to  programming  a  computer.
  11. Friday, October 4, 13 But  quickly  I  outgrew  Logo  and

     even  BASIC  and  looked  to  Pascal.    Once  I  determined  you  didn’t  get  a  Porsche  for  using  it,  I  moved  on.
  12. Friday, October 4, 13 I  think  the  thing  that  really

     caught  me  was  HyperCard.    It  used  HyperTalk  to  control  user  ac5ons  and  was  similar  to  Pascal.    It  was  probably  the   most  popular  hypermedia  system  before  the  internet.
  13. Friday, October 4, 13 I  created  applica5ons  that  created  a

     front  end  to  a  database.    
  14. The  Modern Waldseemüller Friday, October 4, 13 I  had  vision

     of  being  a  modern  Waldseemuller….
  15. Photo  by  Manitoba  Historical  Maps  -­‐  hEp://flic.kr/p/4jPTyW Friday, October 4,

    13 Oblique  view  of  Winnipeg,  awesome  stuff.
  16. Photo  by  noaha  -­‐  hEp://flic.kr/p/CkruJ Friday, October 4, 13 Alas,

     I  could  only  draw  scribbbles.
  17. Friday, October 4, 13 I  turned  to  computers  to  give

     me  more  fine  grained  control  that  AutoCAD  couldn’t  at  the  5me.  
  18. Friday, October 4, 13 I  started  to  do  amazing  computer

     cartography  such  as  this.    Yea  it’s  blank,  my  work  is  stuck  on  this  old  SyQuest  Media…
  19. Friday, October 4, 13 I  started  to  do  amazing  computer

     cartography  such  as  this.    Yea  it’s  blank,  my  work  is  stuck  on  this  old  SyQuest  Media…
  20. Friday, October 4, 13 I  also  dabbled  in  the  web

     back  when  you  could  almost  throw  anything  up  and  get  visits.
  21. Friday, October 4, 13 I  can’t  find  a  copy  of

     an  early  page  of  mine  but  I  like  to  think  it  included  an  awesome  background.
  22. Arc/INFO Friday, October 4, 13 Then  I  discovered  arc  

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  27. neon  takeaway  by  skipratmedia  hEp://flic.kr/p/uUuKX Friday, October 4, 13

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  29. A B L Friday, October 4, 13

  30. always be learning A B L Friday, October 4, 13

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  32. Change  is  constant! But  one  thing  is  sure,  always  embrace

     it… Friday, October 4, 13
  33. History  of  GIS  Professionals Photo  by  Johnson  Cameraface  -­‐  hEp://flic.kr/p/dwQdSq

    Friday, October 4, 13
  34. Rise  of  the  Database Friday, October 4, 13

  35. Rise  of  the  Internet Friday, October 4, 13

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  40. PR1ME  COMPUTER Friday, October 4, 13 Prime  made  minicomputers  for

     most  of  the  70s  and  80s.    The  original  ArcInfo  ran  on  it.
  41. Sun Microsystems   SPARCtower  6  by  storem  hEp://flic.kr/p/k79fJ Friday, October

    4, 13 Prime  made  minicomputers  for  most  of  the  70s  and  80s.    The  original  ArcInfo  ran  on  it.
  42. Mobile Friday, October 4, 13 We’ve  embraced  mobile  devices  for

     years
  43. Friday, October 4, 13 Some  of  them  are  extremely  sexy

  44. Friday, October 4, 13 These  mesa  devices  are  among  my

     favorite
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  46. Friday, October 4, 13 Just  think  about  how  much  more

     enjoyable  the  world  would  have  been  with  GIS  people  at  the  5p  of  the  spear.
  47. Friday, October 4, 13 We’ve  also  got  great  access  to

     visualiza5on  tools.    Esri’s  CityEngine  does  some  amazing  rendering  live.
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  49. Big  Data Friday, October 4, 13 Big  data  is  a

     buzz  word…
  50. Friday, October 4, 13 GIS  has  feasted  on  big  data

     for  years.    I  mean  who  other  than  GIS  people  cares  that  there  is  a  4GB  limit  to  TIFF  or  that  a  JPG  can  only  be  30,000   pixels  wide?
  51. Why  Do  GIS  Professionals  Stay   Friday, October 4, 13

  52. GIS  Professionals  Assimilate  New   Friday, October 4, 13

  53. GIS  is  at  the  Forefront Friday, October 4, 13 All

     these  great  technologies!
  54. GIS  is  at  the  Forefront Python 3D JavaScript Mobile XML

    .NET Scrip5ng GPS iOS RDBMS Database Big  Data Cloud Websites GRID Android Metadata Macintosh Windows Prin5ng JSON Vector UAV Sta5s5cs Data  Management UI Archiving KML Raster HTML5 Prototyping Java Friday, October 4, 13 All  these  great  technologies!
  55. We  Push  the  Envelope Friday, October 4, 13 We  push

     the  envelope
  56. Friday, October 4, 13 So  go  out  and  hug  a

     globe  today!
  57. Prinang,  gunpowder  and  the  compass: These  three  have  changed  the

     whole  face   and  state  of  things  throughout  the  world Francis  Bacon Friday, October 4, 13
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  59. Friday, October 4, 13 Andrew  Turner  puts  it  so  very

     well!
  60. Francis  Bacon Andrew  Turner Prinang,  gunpowder  and  the  compass: Internet,

     mobile  phones  and  the  GPS: These  three  have  changed  the  whole  face and  state  of  things  throughout  the  world Friday, October 4, 13 Andrew  Turner  puts  it  so  very  well!
  61. Contact James  Fee  –  Founder  Spa5ally  Adjusted email:  james@spa5allyadjusted.net voice:

     480-­‐225-­‐2287 web:  spa5allyadjusted.com twimer:  @cageyjames Slide  Deck:  hmp://bit.ly/mgug_key Friday, October 4, 13