Month: May 2011

GIS Web Part’  in the SharePoint vernacular

GIS Web Part’ in the SharePoint vernacular

It seems like SharePoint is all the rage these days – and if you believe the hype coming from Microsoft – SharePoint is a silver bullet for organizations to manage and publish web content in a way that doesn’t break the bank. Recently, Farallon has had a number of clients asking us to develop GIS applications that integrate with their existing SharePoint environments. I don’t have a strong opinion...
Data drives everything GIS!  That’s how an iPhone app helps you avoid parking tickets

Data drives everything GIS! That’s how an iPhone app helps you avoid parking tickets

I watched a lot of movies as a kid but one that really stuck with me over the years was the Robert Redford & Ben Kingsley flick, Sneakers. A movie about espionage, government secrets, cryptography and, yes, data. In the climax of the movie, Kingsley calls to Redford’s character and declares that “the world isn’t run by weapons anymore, or energy or money. It’s run by ones and zeros,...