GIS Software Account Manager – Blue Marble Geographics, a world leader in GIS software and the developer of the Geographic Calculator and Global Mapper, has an excellent opportunity for an experienced GIS software Account Manager. Blue Marble is a well-established, growing GIS software company with a global B-to-B customer base. Continue reading →
A reminder of this event comes my way via Peter Batty, through Steve coast – enter OSM Plus 2014. An event for OpenStreetMap enthusiasts and businesses looking to leverage OSM and OSM-based solutions for their business.
Details about the event, which takes place directly after the DC State of the Map (SOTM) event… This year we will focus on discussion points and panels, bringing together the spectrum of users of OSM data to jointly figure out how to manage quality, fix the holes and efficiently leverage OSM while remaining respectful of the licensing issues that surround the project.
Here’s an interesting opportunity from the Youthful Cities program – YouthfulCities is recruiting our next batch of Urban Decoders from around the world.The program will be kicking off in Canada over the coming months.
As an Urban Decoder you will be responsible for bringing YouthfulCities to life in your city. Your responsibilities include everything from collecting data to hosting events. We don’t expect you to be an expert at everything. As part of our global team you will be supported every step of the way and receive training. However, we do expect you to be self-motivated, take initiative and have an entrepreneurial spirit. Continue reading →
Here’s a chance for anyone in the Pacific NorthWest, Seattle area to meetup with MrSID users, geospatial image processing professionals, and the Seattle-based LizardTech team. Lizardtech will be hosting a user group Meetup on March 13.
From Lizardtech… This month, we are excited to celebrate the launch of Express Server 9. Get a taste of our excitement at the inaugural Seattle User Group meeting on March 13, 2014 at LizardTech headquarters in downtown Seattle. Topics will include integrating LizardTech tools with other GIS programs and applications such as ArcMap, ArcGIS Explorer Online, Google Earth, Latitude Geographics, AutoCAD and more! Additionally, Mike McGuire from Ascent GIS will be providing some national imagery updates with regards to NAIP, USGS, Microsoft and Google.
So, what went down in Barcelona at MWC this year? Here’s a recap from Nokia that highlights what the company was up to at this year’s Mobile luv-fest in Spain! If the Nokia X didn’t get your attention or turn your head then apparently you really didn’t miss much!
Wind energy is one of the fastest-growing sectors of renewable energy in the United States. About 3% of the total electricity in the United States was generated by wind turbines in 2012 (according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration), which is equivalent to the annual electricity use for about 12 million households. In response to the Department of Interior’s Powering Our Future initiative, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has begun investigating how to assess the impacts of wind energy development on wildlife at a national scale.
Didn’t make it to MWC this year? No worries as Stefan and James have dedicated a recent edition of “The voice Mail” entirely to MWC. Listen to the guys as they discuss the Sony Z2, Galaxy S5, Nokia’s play into the Android space and much more regarding news out of Barcelona… great stuff here and well worth 40+ minutes of your time!
From the VoiceMail… Nokia went Android, Samsung went limp, Sony went awesome, and a whole lot more. James and Stefan usually keep the show at no longer than 30 minutes, but an exception had to be made to cover the mobile industry’s largest trade show.
So, you may have heard about Google’s foray into the smartphone market and Project Tango. What is Tango exactly?? From Google… Our current prototype is a 5” phone containing customized hardware and software designed to track the full 3D motion of the device, while simultaneously creating a map of the environment. These sensors allow the phone to make over a quarter million 3D measurements every second, updating its position and orientation in real-time, combining that data into a single 3D model of the space around you. It runs Android and includes development APIs to provide position, orientation, and depth data to standard Android applications written in Java, C/C++, as well as the Unity Game Engine. These early prototypes, algorithms, and APIs are still in active development. So, these experimental devices are intended only for the adventurous and are not a final shipping product.
Samsung on Wednesday introduced tools that will allow developers to create apps for the company’s new wearables and flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone.The company, speaking at a developer day at Mobile World Congress, released a software development kit for its Gear 2 smartwatch, which is based on the Tizen operating system, and an SDK for its S Health application. It also launched a Gear Fit SDK that will allow developers to make apps for their Androiddevices that can interact with the Gear Fit.
A few event reminders for you… Vancouver-based Safe software is hyping their 2014 International user conference which will take place July 10-13 in Vancouver. The event will feature keynotes from Safe partners Esri, Autodesk, OpenGeo/Boundless, Hexagon, and Google. Safe is also hosting the FME World Tour 2014 in 50 cities across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America between the months of March and May. Also for those in Canada, Esri has rolled out the dates for the 2014 Esri Canada user conferences. These events will educate and inspire Esri product users at a number of locations – early bird reg is still available so jump on this one and convince the boss to send you – I’m signed up for April 8! Finally, those of you in the PacNW take note that the annual WAURISA event is scheduled for May 12-14 in Tacoma. The deadline to submit an abstract is Monday, March 10, 2014 and you can also register to pitch a lightning talk if that’s your thing!
Some interesting research from VisionMobile reveals tredns and revenue opportunities based on mobile platform. Vision Mobile has a new Developer Economics Q1 2014 report based on a survey of 7,000 app developers in 127 countries.