EDU Tip – Introduction to QGIS via Self Paced Learning

Here’s a fabulous New Year E-learning opportunity for the young GeoGeek, or anyone looking to polish up their programming skills. QGIS, much like Python, is a skill all the cool kids are learning, and employers are craving! Enter this MOOC from Delmar that enables you to learn valuable QGIS skills in a self paced, online environment – Oh, and it’s free!

Introduction to Geospatial Technology Using QGIS

Self paced. February, 23 2015 – March 27, 2015

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NASA Explains Holiday Lights from Space

Great stuff from NASA… remember Buddy in the Holiday movie trying to light up his house to be seen from space?? From NASA… It’s official — our holiday lights are so bright we can see them from space. Thanks to the VIIRS instrument on the Suomi NPP satellite, a joint mission between NASA and NOAA, scientists are presenting a new way of studying satellite data that can illustrate patterns in holiday lights, both during Christmas and the Holy Month of Ramadan. These new tools can provide new insights into how energy consumption behaviors vary across different cultural settings – Read More

 



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Video – Alex Philp on “Measuring Everything” Ignite dev@Insight

Alex Philp is a smart cookie, so any opportunity that you have a chance to see and hear him deliver a talk you really should take advantage of it. Most recently, Alex delivered a Spark at an Ignite event.. enjoy the video as Alex enlightens you on measuring everything, sensors and more in just 5 minutes. You can follow Alex on Twitter @BigDataAlex


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10 new articles and GeoTech tips from GISuser

Lots of activity in the GeoTech space this week so far. the following are 10 new items of interest to appear at GISuser – A Tip – be sure to send your news tips to us!

GISuser.com” – 10 new articles

  1. Automation in Trimble Positions Software Suite Optimizes Data Integrity for GIS Professionals
  2. Timmons Group Welcomes Tim Sheldon to Their GIS Transportation Team
  3. Now Available: Explorer for ArcGIS on Android #mobiletip
  4. European Space Agency Private Cloud from Orange Business Services Helps Scientists Do Rocket Science Instead of IT
  5. 5 new features Android fans want to see
  6. European Space Imaging – Supporting OPEKEPE
  7. PRIA Announces Approval of Redaction Best Practices Paper
  8. L’Avion Jaune Selects Septentrio’s RTK Technology for YellowScan
  9. What’s New In ArcGIS Online
  10. ROTC students charting new territory with GIS technology

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Google’s New Video Series for iOS Developers – Route 85

Route 85 is coming to the Google Developers Youtube Channel –  +Todd Kerpelman is working on a series of videos for iOS developers. Bet you never would have thought this would come out of the GooglePlex!

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NASA Challenges Developers With The Climate Resilience Data Challenge

Some cool stuff from NASA, an opportunity for developers who really want to help with a great cause!  NASA in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is offering more than $35,000 in prizes to citizen scientists for ideas that make use of climate data to address vulnerabilities faced by the United States in coping with climate change. 

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Happy Holidays from Esri! Say Hello to ArcGIS 10.3 #12DaysArcGIS

Just in time for the Holidays… details of ArcGIS 10.3 – yep, “The Next Generation of GIS” courtesy of Esri’s Sud Menon! Via the Esri blog, Menon shares that 10.3 is now available – “a major release that will help you discover, make, use, and share maps from any device, anywhere, at any time”

arcgis 10.3 is here

arcgis 10.3 is here

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Share Your Comments on OpenGov and OpenData

We’d like to hear from you with a little feedback and comments regarding Open Government and OpenData. We’d like you to share your favorite resources, comment on the state of OpenGov and provide some general feedback… enjoy, and thanks for participating! Continue reading

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10 hot consumer trends for 2015 and Beyond

Just in time for year end from Ericssson… 10 hot consumer trends in mobility. Yes indeed, I love the year-end predictions, often we seem to hear many of the same ones year after year, for example, privacy concerns, social media, location based ads etc… but some of my faves come from the leaders in the mobile space, after all, this is where all the VC seems to focus and indeed there’s plenty of innovation in the mobile tech arena. And so, here come the predictions for 2015 (and beyond)  from Ericsson Consumer Labs:

1. The streamed future. Media use patterns are globalizing. Viewers are shifting towards easy-to-use on-demand services that allow cross-platform access to video content. 2015 will be historic as more people will watch streamed video on a weekly basis than broadcast TV. Continue reading

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USGS Releases Drought Visualization Website – Insights on the California Drought

A newly released interactive California Drought visualization website aims to provide the public with atlas-like, state-wide coverage of the drought and a timeline of its impacts on water resources.

Drought coverage of California.

Drought coverage of California.

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The Top 5 Best and Worst Resume Terms

The year end is rapidly approaching and that means time to polish up the resume – yep, this is hands-down THE best time to shop yourself around and score that dream job! Before you hit send on that resume though you may want to look for some of the best and worst words/descriptors for the resume – this according to research from CareerBuilder.

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Do You Ever Wonder, What Happened to Foursquare?

Ever ask yourself, “what ever happened with foursquare”? I’m pretty sure that I’m not the only one who has wondered what direction the company has gone with the once “must-have” social checkin tool – a while back I called the new service Yelpy!

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