Directions Magazine has been privileged to work with some of the most influential minds in the geospatial industry. Over the years, we have showcased their innovations with the hope of inspiring our readers to greater heights. Dr. Joseph Kerski joins us for our successful series of interviews, GeoInspirations. He is interviewing some of those men and women who have changed the face of our industry, shining a light on the importance of geography and geospatial technology. We hope that you’re inspired to make a difference with geography in your corner of the world.

This edition features Dr. John Wilson, Director of the Spatial Sciences Institute (SSI) at the University of Southern California, his focus, his journey, and his vision for the future.  Dr. Kerski shares, “I’ve known and have worked with Dr. Wilson for many years and one of my favorite things about him is that he is just as excited now about geospatial teaching and research as he was when I first met him—he is the model of lifelong learning. I also find his story about the founding of the SSI instructive for all of us—change will happen: Embrace that change through innovation.”


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Originally recorded December 2019