July/August 2014's issue of GeoConnexion International is going to have the following focuses:

  • Cloud-based Solutions
  • Mapping, Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Police Investigation, Film Post Production
  • Risk Management

If you'd like to submit interviews, opinion pieces, industry analyses or case studies on these or any other topics, mail me at robertbuckley@geoconnexion.com to discuss length and topics. The deadline for first drafts is May 1st, but please contact me first to discuss the article and for a copy of the editorial guidelines.

Can you help with the following article? It will be appearing in EducationInvestor. EducationInvestor provides the business intelligence and political insight that will help investors understand the sometimes baffling world of education.

Deadline for leads is 1st April. Email me or leave a comment below if you'd like to contribute.

SPOCs (small private online courses)
Who's going to be introducing them, who's going to be profiting from them, and is it going to be the same technology winners as with MOOCs or is it going to be newbies (or a mix of the two)? SPOCs are obviously similar to online distance learning, but since they're more of a packaged concept across just one course (or two), are universities going to have to bother with the same kind of infrastructure, bespoke development, etc, or will they be able to buy off the shelf, and potentially even then use it to scale up to MOOCs, full-on distance learning in future? Since video and mobile apps are there in terms of content generation – you'll need to create new content that can compete, rather than just film some lectures as with distance learning – what value add can be achieved, how much of a cost is it all going to be, and so on?

June 2014's issue of GeoConnexion International is going to have the following focuses:

  • Photogrammetry
  • Traffic, Planning & Emergency Management, Tax Revenue
  • Spatial Data Infrastructure

If you'd like to submit interviews, opinion pieces, industry analyses or case studies on these or any other topics, mail me at robertbuckley@geoconnexion.com to discuss length and topics. The deadline for copy is April 1st, but please contact me first to discuss the article and for a copy of the editorial guidelines.

May 2014's issue of GeoConnexion International is going to have the following focuses:

  • 3D Laser Scanning and Printing
  • Building Surveys & Design, Architecture, Film Industry
  • Spatial BI: GIS with Business Intelligence

If you'd like to submit interviews, opinion pieces, industry analyses or case studies on these or any other topics, mail me at robertbuckley@geoconnexion.com to discuss length and topics. The deadline for copy is March 1st, but please contact me first to discuss the article and for a copy of the editorial guidelines.

On the Homeric Hymn to Demeter

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This was a minor write up and analysis of the Homeric Hymn to Demeter that I wrote for a book club, recently.

Can you help with the following article? It will be appearing in Education Investor. EducationInvestor provides the business intelligence and political insight that will help investors understand the sometimes baffling world of education.

Deadline for leads is 6th January 2014. Email me or leave a comment below if you'd like to contribute.

The custom university mobile app
With learning becoming more and more mobile and with increased distance learning, universities are increasingly having to involve mobile devices in their strategy. Learning platforms like Moodle are getting mobile apps as alternatives to PC-based learning, but do they require a lot of customisation to match the Moodle customisations and integrations the university has? Will universities seek to differentiate themselves with their own apps or that give a different, better learning experience and other features? Is this doubly true of private institutions? And who should be doing the work – the universities themselves, third-parties or platform developers?

I'd like to speak to developers, universities and platform creators in particular. Interviews will be by phone in early to mid January.

April 2014's issue of GeoConnexion International is going to have the following focuses:

  • Location-Based Services
  • Disaster Management, Municipal Regulatory Compliance, Asset Management, Community Engagement
  • Interoperability Standards

If you'd like to submit interviews, opinion pieces, industry analyses or case studies on these or any other topics, mail me at robertbuckley@geoconnexion.com to discuss length and topics. The deadline for copy is February 1st, but please contact me first to discuss the article and for a copy of the editorial guidelines.

Greece is the word

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It was an event in October to celebrate modern Greek culture and writing. We were there mainly for Bettany Hughes and Victoria Hislop, but both Katerina Vrana and Greece’s answer to Robert Downey Jr, poet/performer Vassilis Amanatidis, proved to be surprise discoveries of Greece is the Word.

And you can watch the whole day’s events below. You probably won’t spot us, though.

March 2014's issue of GeoConnexion International is going to have the following focuses:

  • Mobile GIS: Software, Handheld Devices, Apps
  • Land Survey, Civil Engineering, Environmental Protection
  • China & Far East Focus

If you'd like to submit interviews, opinion pieces, industry analyses or case studies on these or any other topics, mail me at robertbuckley@geoconnexion.com to discuss length and topics. The deadline for copy is January 1st.

Away for a week

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I'm away in Barcelona for a week, but if you need to contact me, leave a message on my voicemail or email me, and I'll get back to you when I return.