Articles in the Interviews Category

May 2008 | Comments Off on “Improved infrastructure changes people’s lives”
scot

What is the Future Cities India 2020 program?
Future Cities India 2020 was inspired by the U.S.-based National Engineers Week Future City Competition. That program, which is in its 16th year, reaches more than 30,000 students annually. Bentley sponsors the Future City Competition National Finals and also chairs its …

May 2008 | Comments Off on “Navigation on cellphones is the next big wave”
vineet

How do you see the prospects of GPS enabled mobile handsets?
Nokia sees that location based experiences, such as mapping and navigation as a fundamental platform in mobile devices going forward. With mobile phones becoming an integral part of their lives, consumers are looking at more and more …

May 2008 | Comments Off on “It is difficult to discern an all-encompassing trend in Asia”
steve

 
What are the key market segments you focus on?
Canalys was formed 10 years ago, and we now have a range of services covering various market segments. These include our Mobile services, which comprise …

Jan 2008 | Comments Off on “The customer should benefit”
ajay

Ajay Seth,
Managing Director of Elcome Technologies on being acquired by Hexagon

 
What was the thought behind this acquisition?

The Indian market is growing very rapidly. From Hexagon’s perspective as well as the Indian point of view, we need to grow faster and this requires investment. Hexagon could help us achieve this …

Dec 2007 | No Comment

Rakesh Verma

CEO, MapMyIndia,

CE Systems on navigation market in India

How do you see the success of the Navigator in India where we culturally depend on word of mouth for directions?
There is a significant need for a GPS navigation device for all India . Depending on word of mouth for directions has set in as culture in …

Nov 2007 | No Comment

JUPEM is working in tune with new technologies. One of the biggest project is e-Cadastre project. The project has started this year and will be completed by the end of next year. The project envisages a complete digital cadastral database of high quality and integrity. For this purpose, advance techniques and methodologies have been employed like GPS etc.

Jul 2007 | Comments Off on Everyone gets it or no-one does
shaw

 

— Michael Shaw, Director of the National Coordination Office for Space- Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT), on the availability of GPS signals around the world

 
What’s …

Jun 2007 | Comments Off on “We have a unique style, pallette and typography”
fran

Mission of National Geographic?
The mission on National Geographic is “the increase and diffusion of geographic knowledge” taken more broadly it also entails inspiring people to care about the planet.
What kinds of maps are prepared? What’s so unique about them?
We create a variety of political, thematic, physical, and topographic maps. With few exceptions …

Jun 2007 | Comments Off on “Market needs will decide a nation’s geospatial policy”
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What is the potential of high resolution imageries?
There has been a great increase in awareness about high resolution satellite and aerial imagery. The credit goes to the players like Microsoft Virtual Earth, Yahoo, and Google Earth. In many countries nowadays, even kids talk about on-line imagery and maps. It is bringing …

Apr 2007 | Comments Off on Printed maps will continue to be in demand
payne

although distribution mechanisms and types of products available may change

 
IMTA claims to be “the voice of the industry worldwide”. Please comment.
The IMTA was established over 25 …