With GISDoctor.com entering its second year in a blog format I have some plans for the site that will hopefully keep readers interested and bring in new readers. Here is what I am planning for 2012!
- Spatial Analysis – As a geographer by training, and professional geographer by occupation, I do a lot of spatial analysis and spatial statistics. I will be developing a series of spatial analysis and spatial statistics posts over the year. I will start with the basics and move into more complicated subjects. Like the Intro to Spatial SQL guides, I will include test data and examples. The tutorials will be targeted towards the geographer and GIS user, as that is my area of expertise. I really want to focus this site towards the technical GIS professional and technical geographer during 2012. Too many GIS blogs review the news (including this blog). I want GISDoctor.com to become a technical resource for people who have questions like I do.
- Spatial SQL – During January and February I will be adding some more posts on Spatial SQL and its use in geographical analysis. I will be adding another series of more technical Spatial SQL how-to guides later in the year.
- Online Mapping – I will hopefully add a few how-to guides on developing map-mash ups using a variety of APIs. I’m interested in learning more about Bing Maps as well as Open Layers and Map Server. I hope to get a few examples out sometime this spring.
- Software Reviews – In 2012 ArcGIS 10.1 will be released (Hooray! or shucks. It depends on your point of view). I’ll post a detailed review a few weeks after I get to use the software intensely. Also, when I get SQL Server 2012 (Denali) I’ll review the improved spatial components.
- Conference Reviews – I’ll make sure to review the 2012 Esri UC and any other conferences I make it to.
- Finally, when applicable to the readers of this site, I’ll post news stories and items that I find interesting.
I’m sure there will be a number of other topics that I write about. So make sure you subscribe to the feed to get the latest updates.
Thanks for being a reader. The site has done a lot better than I could have imagined and I hope 2012 goes just as well.
Happy GIS New Years!