The Vision of a Purposefully Designed Future: Understanding the Importance of GeoDesign

geodesign-logo…from the Fall 2009 issue of ArcUser

“The theme for the 29th Annual ESRI International User Conference was GIS: Designing Our Future. Here, ESRI president Jack Dangermond explains GeoDesign and its importance.

“This year’s conference emphasized the interesting relationship between design and GIS, with particular emphasis on the concept of “GeoDesign.”

“Today, GIS professionals work with geographic information to manage many aspects of our world and disseminate their good works. Design is a discipline and process where people deliberately create. Design is about purpose and intentions; it’s about seeing in our mind’s eye what could be, then creating it. GIS can also be used to integrate geographic science with design. I like to refer to this as the field of GeoDesign.”

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