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More quotations - Static Maps, Public Trusts, and Bad Processes
I'm so limited to time at the moment that I'm limited to quoting, but the three snippets I've got today resonate as much as the last ones ...
Secondly, I used to never get around to reading All Points because it seemed to be high traffic, and I was low bandwidth. Well that's all true, but I have been making an effort lately to at least page through my feeds regularly and the signal seems to be getting pretty interesting. Joe Francica posted two things to remember today. The second, was a quote from Jim Geringer, former governor of Wyoming and ESRI's director of policy and public sector:
Adding technology to a bad process only adds speed to a very bad process
I want to remember that one in the same context as finding is not enough.
The other thing Joe posted was a good deal longer, but poses a really interesting question: Is Google Earth a Public Trust? in the sense that public bodies are starting to rely on privately funded base map and imagery database for mission critical applications in emergency management. He makes the point that they already rely on the computing infrastructure, but that external bodies managing public information is quite a step further. It's certainly something to think about.