ESRI has launched an interactive Web site, Spatial Roundtable (www.spatialroundtable.com), where geographic information system (GIS) industry thought leaders share their opinions about business and organizational challenges in the geospatial community. The site provides its visitors with insight into issues relevant to their work, an arena for community dialog, and a resource that adds breadth to their decision making.
Featured contributors will draw from their fields of expertise to give their points of view about a particular subject. ESRI will add new discussion topics to the Spatial Roundtable Web site monthly. Each one will have a different set of invited experts sharing their opinions. Site visitors can also participate by adding their comments and submitting questions and topic ideas for future discussion.
The first topic broached is about insurance. Simon Thompson, business industry solutions manager at ESRI, responds to the question, “Why do so few insurers use GIS?” Featured contributor Bernard Mageean, managing director of QBE European Operations, also offers his opinion.