If you are doing online shopping this year you are most likely taking advantage of offers for "free shipping." One of the major shipping carriers is obviously UPS. How your packages arrive in a timely manner is a function of proprietary algorithms and a home-grown mapping system. The man in charge of these IT systems is Jack Levis, UPS's director of process management.
Shipping runs through Jack. He's responsible for all of the routing calculations and mapping applications for UPS. UPS drivers depend on the operations research logisticians that Jack manages. In addition, he's in charge of collecting the telematics information from UPS vehicles to make certain that they are operated properly and efficiently.
Below are both an interview with Jack Levis on "Marketplace" from American Public Media on December 17 and a video with Jack when he was interviewed for the "Geospatial Revolution," episode two produced by Penn State Broadcasting.
I'm also pleased to announce that Jack will be one of our keynote speakers for Directions Magazine's Location Intelligence Conference 2013.
by Joe Francica on 12/18 at 07:06 AM |
The Pronounce Wisconsin map is on both the Misspronouncer.com website (simpler version) and on the State Cartographers website (more interactive, GIS geek verson). You mouse over a place and the map speaks its name. Under the covers is the Google Maps API and a list of open source goodies:
I pronounce it sweet!
- SCO Announcement (lots of details)
- About page
by Adena Schutzberg on 12/18 at 04:57 AM |
I think this is a paradigm shift in GIS technology. I think ESRI and Amazon are the two big players in creating the shift In the end, it’ll allow GIS to be more ubiquitous. It won’t just be rich municipalities or the municipalities with large populations that can afford GIS.
Len Bundra, lead of IT and GIS operations, for the Toms River, N.J., Municipal Utilities Authority, discussing the use of Amazon and Esri’s integrated, hosted Web services to create a single map to address Hurrican Sandy.
by Adena Schutzberg on 12/18 at 03:45 AM |