Webinar tip – How to use google maps and big data in your business

Some details on a webinar of interest via Clevertech … “We at Clevertech have implemented a number of GIS web applications based on Google Maps JavaScript API v3, and want to pass along our knowledge to YOU”. During this webinar you will learn about:

  • What type of Google Maps API applications we build
  • HTML Components
  • How AngularJS works and how to apply it to Google Maps
  • As well as much more

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ClearEdge3D Structural Modeling Webinar

ClearEdge3D is hosting a free webinar on Tuesday April 29, 2014 from 1 to 2 PM EDT to demonstrate their new EdgeWise structural modeling software. The webinar will feature a number of guest speakers that will present 3 case studies.

ClearEdge3D’s new EdgeWise Structure software promises much faster and more accurate modeling of steel, concrete and wood structural members. Should be a valuable learning experience.


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Geotech events and online training tips

The event and training season is busy indeed and it can be tough to keep tabs on everything. The following are but a few events that are of interest to the Geo professional and/or geo developer. To begin, something for developers from the USGS. Are you interested in hearing what one developer has been doing with USGS open data? Enter the webinar, Using The National Map services to enable your web and mobile mapping efforts - The USGS’ National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC) will be hosting a 30 minute Webinar on “Using The National Map services to enable your web and mobile mapping efforts” on the 30th of April – nice stuff! And more training comes from Esri via online training and a session designed to help users Develop Offline Apps with ArcGIS Runtime SDKs – the training runs several times on April 24 - See details here. Finally, for mobile developers interested in creating apps and services for the Windows phone ecosystem Nokia has a number of events and training opportunities designed to get you up and running - see all the event times and dates HERE.

Are you planning an event or training session of some kind? Ping me @gletham with details

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Nokia’s HERE is Creating HD 3D Maps

This update comes via my colleague Gene Roe of LiDARnews… Nokia’s HERE unit is using technology developed by earthmine which includes laser scanners to develop what they claim is the next generation of street maps. As reported in Slash Gear the next generation system is aimed at surpassing Google Maps. The HD data will support true 3D analysis of routes – impressive.  Thanks for the tip Gene…

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U.S. Post Celebrates Earth Day With Sea Surface Temperatures Forever Stamp

On April 22, the U.S. Postal Service will issue the Global: Sea Surface Temperatures Forever international price stamp. The $1.15 stamp can be used to mail a one-ounce letter to any country to which First-Class Mail International service is available. The stamp will be unveiled at “Community Day,” this year’s Earth Day celebration hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy. Other partners include: the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In addition to the stamp unveiling, over 20 local green exhibitors will showcase their environmental programs and services. Three local elementary schools will exhibit Earth Day artwork and displays in the DOE Forrestal cafeteria. Over 150 fourth grade students from Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School will participate in a “Scavenger Hunt” seeking environmental information from the exhibits.

Find more information about new stamps at usps.com/stamps on Facebook facebook.com/USPSStamps, Twitter @USPSstamps, Pinterest pinterest.com/uspsstamps, Instagram instagram.com/uspostalservice

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Events, Geo Events and more events! An update…

Loads pf noise on the event front… A busy week indeed for the industry as many folks have just returned from a busy week-end in D.C where the annual State of the Map US (SOTMUS) took place. SOTMUS is THE conference for OpenStreetMap (OSM) users and anyone who has an interest in OSM. You can catch up directly from the attendees via the event hashtag #SOTMUS14 and also be sure to check out the tweets from the official account @sotmus – Note, I also urge you to have a read through Peter Batty’s very detailed report from the event on his Geothought bog – great stuff Peter! Moving forward, the geoint / Geointel community has gathered in Tampa this week for GeoInt 2013* event which has been rescheduled due to last fall’s Government shutdown. There’s loads of announcements from solution providers (see below), you can view the Show Daily from Day 1, and you can also stay informed on the state of Geoint via the Twitter hashtag #Geoint2013* and be sure to also follow @geointer @@USGIFypg and @GEOINTsymposium for useful and timely updates.

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Webinar Tip – Take Your Data to New Visualization Levels

Here’s details of a webinar of interest from Golden Software taking place this week at 2 times… Create stunning, multidimensional images by combining the functionality of Golden Software’s powerful visualization programs.

golden software webinar - Voxler

Details – The Voxler Compatibility Webinar will demonstrate the benefits of uniting Voxler with Strater, Surfer, and Didger software programs. The host will utilize these programs to transform borehole data into a publication-ready model. At the conclusion of the webinar, you will have a better understanding of the tools available to enhance your data visualization methods. Please note, while this webinar highlights the use of multiple Golden Software products, all products are stand-alone and are not required to be purchased together.

  • Who should attend? Anyone needing to display geoscience data.
  • When? Tuesday, April 15th at 11am Mountain Time & Thursday, April 17th at 3pm Mountain Time

Register for the webinar(s) HERE

For more information on Golden Software, Inc. products See HERE

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Training Tip – Create an Interactive Map with jQuery (Video)

jQuery is a popular technology tool with the map geeks these days. Here’s a training resource that might help you to get up and running with jQuery – enjoy! In Create an Interactive Map with jQuery, Chris Converse shows how to design and create a rich interactive map for a web site, working in a coding environment and using the open-source scripting library jQuery.

The course covers creating web-optimized images using the slicing tools in Photoshop, implementing the HTML and CSS to assemble an infographic page layout, and adding interactivity with JavaScript and jQuery’s fast and concise code library. Exercise files are included with the course. (Source: Lynda)

Create an Interactive Map with jQuery- Free Video Training Tutorial

Create an Interactive Map with jQuery- Free Video Training Tutorial

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Apple Tops Smartphone device sales, Android leads in Platform Marketshare

According to Comscore, the Number of Americans Who Own Smartphones Surpasses 150 Million. 152.5 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones (63.8 percent mobile market penetration) during the three months ending in November, up 3 percent since August. Apple ranked as the top OEM with 41.2 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers (up 0.5 percentage points from August). Samsung ranked second with 26 percent market share (up 1.7 percentage points), followed by Motorola with 6.7 percent, LG with 6.5 percent and HTC with 6.4 percent.

Overall, Apple is winning as the OEM provider of choice with a 40.7% marketshare, however, Android is leading the smartphone platform race with 51.6% marketshare. Android ranked as the top smartphone platform in November with 51.9 percent market share (up 0.3 percentage points), followed by Apple with 41.2 percent (up 0.5 percentage points), BlackBerry with 3.5 percent, Microsoft with 3.1 percent and Symbian with 0.2 percent.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Comes to Market

Android fans will like this one… the commercial release of the Galaxy S5 has been officially announced by Samsung. The Galaxy S5 combines the advanced camera with world’s fastest auto focus, superior network connectivity, dedicated fitness tools with S Health 3.0 and enhanced device protection features including IP67 dust and water resistance. New and enhanced Samsung WatchON and Samsung Wallet are available to make the Galaxy S5 experience even more enjoyable and productive. The Galaxy S5 is currently available in charcoal Black, shimmery White, electric Blue and copper Gold. See more about the S5 at http://www.samsung.com/global/microsite/galaxys5/

More specs and features here

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Video – Tips to Sharpen Your Spatial Analysis Skills

A handy video from the Esri video production team shares some tips for users on ideas for sharpening their spatial analysis skills and get started with web GIS… FYI, for more interesting and useful Esri videos I suggest you also check out the videos from the 2014 DevSummit

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Blogging, microblogging, media, social media or… Which for your business?

You may be wondering, which would be better for me or my business.. blogging, social bookmarking, a social media focus, or ?? A darned good question, particularly as all have a purpose, a time, a place, advantages and disadvantages. So, which one is best? There’s no simple answer here, however, keep in mind that any option you select will require time {lots of it} , patience, and a commitment.

social media sharing (Source: goodfellowcreative.com)

social media sharing (Source: goodfellowcreative.com)

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