Global Telematics is a research and consulting firm that approaches opportunities and problems in individual, organizational, and community performance with deep technology understanding and a policy perspective.
Our viewpoint expressed in our consulting services encompasses both information and communications technology (ICT or telematics) as well as transportation (physical movement).
We do analysis, design, planning, presentations, and training for businesses large and small, think tanks, government agencies, chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, regional planning organizations, non-profit civic associations, and many others.
Regional Economic Development and Digital Infrastructure
"Adding Telecommunications to the Planning Mix: Modifying and Tuning Smart Growth," at the Cascadia Pacific - Heartland Forum, Bellingham, Washington, April 29, 1999. This talk by John Niles describes the linkage between Smart Growth and Smart Communities.
Overheads from Technology and Your Economy: Getting Wired for the Future, a presentation to the Inland Northwest Partners Spring Meeting in Pullman, Washington, March 18, 1999
Global Telematics was the outside evaluator for the Rural Coalition's SuperMarket project, which designed a way for the Internet in its early days to enable small-scale farmers to access the markets and services they need to be successful. As a result of this project, initiated with the support of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Oxfam America, and others, The Rural Coalition enabled consumers buy products directly from rural communities through channels that maximize the economic returns to producers.
Global Telematics and Center for the New West in 1997 presented an El Pomar Forum, "Wired Communities, Smart States: Is Digital Infrastructure the New Public Works?"
John Niles presented a briefing on digital public works at the FARNET annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia in March, 1998. Earlier, we described a framework for thinking about digital infrastructure in an article for New Telecom Quarterly.
Report of historic interest: Advanced Telecommunications for Economic Development in Washington State, 1989 commissioned by Mike Fitzgerald, director of Governor Booth Gardner's Economic Development Commission. Pre-Internet perspective.
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Seattle, Washington 98199-1290 USA
Last modified, April 08, 2016