Thursday, April 20, 2023
Nikolas Smilovsky, PhD, GISP
Geospatial Director - Bad Elf, LLC
For nearly two decades Dr. Smilovsky has focused his efforts on the professional and academic expansion of the geospatial professions. Whether working for a plethora of different types of private consulting firms collecting, analyzing, and displaying geographic data or working as an academic, researching and contributing to the corpus of educational knowledge, his passion in life is geography. As an energetic and enthusiastic public speaker, teacher, and thought leader he has enjoyed sharing successes with others and seeing them flourish. Specifically, his interests in the geospatial fields include the geography of behavior, sustainable and resilient geodesign, geographic science pedagogy (especially online education), and geospatial technologies as a whole.
Dr. S loves innovative GIS tech and is a Geoholic!
Title: The Geospatial Moment
Throughout history, a number of discoveries and inventions have revolutionized the way we live, work and interact. From the discovery of fire to the invention of the printing press, the steam engine, and the internet, these moments have transformed society and paved the way for a better future. Today, we are at the cusp of another game-changing time - the Geospatial Moment. This moment is characterized by our ability to collect, process, and analyze geospatial data like never before thanks to novel location-based services, remote-sensing sciences, mixed realities, and ultimately the digital twin. The availability of these geospatial data have transformed the way we approach problem-solving, decision-making, and policy formulation. It enables us to understand our world in a way that was not possible previously and has opened new opportunities for innovation and growth.
At this year's SCAUG 2023 conference, we explore the implications of the Geospatial Moment and discuss how it is shaping our world. We examine the opportunities and challenges that arise from the availability of geospatial data, the role of technology in harnessing these data, and the importance of collaboration across different sectors. Additionally, we explore the potential of geospatial data in addressing some of the most pressing global challenges facing humanity today.
Join us as we embark on this journey of discovery and exploration. Together let us create a better world with the power of this geospatial technology revolution!
Keynote Presenation: https://youtu.be/FkOOwcDcn5E