Potential Gotcha's in Using Geographic Intelligence



Misrepresentation isn't often a problem, but it can be. More importantly attention must be given to laying not only a legal foundation for geographic exhibits intended for trial use but a comfort level foundation. Geographic experts are prone to their own language and tend to occasionally make "their" area of expertise seem to be difficult or mysterious.

It takes skilled engineers and scientist to conceive, design and realize a cell telephone network. Users of cell telephones don't need to understand the distribution of towers, the challenges of signal to noise for low power radio devices, or ergonomic handset design. Users just need to know what 10 buttons to push to connect to family or a client.

In the same manner, users of geographic information don't need the same expertise as those who conceive, design or implement these wonderful technology tools. For example, satellite images are pictures, though a remote sensing scientist would be mortified to hear them referred to as such. If you need a hand figuring out if an exhibit is valid or stretches the truth, give us a call at 601-602-4307. Don't get caught up in a scam like the Kansas Bureau of Investigation did (see headline below)

Firm Suspected of Misrepresenting Imagery