For the serious outdoorsman, hunting and fishing gear can make all the difference in the success of a trip. While there are many accessories for firearms and fishing available, global positioning systems (GPS) have become one of the most relied upon gadgets for outdoor enthusiasts.
Presentations Spotlight Critical Role of Free Map Data in Humanitarian Work
Katherine Maher Interim
This week, Lenovo Unveiled World’s First Tango-Enabled Smartphone (think Google) – PHAB2 Pro. This from Lenovo… Unlike any other phone, the PHAB2 Pro, powered by Tango technology – a set of sensors and software from Google that senses and maps its surroundings – makes a host of cutting-edge smartphone augmented reality (AR) experiences possible.
An interesting read via the latest edition of LiDAR Magazine looks at FEMA and their history and affinity with LiDAR data. From the article by David Maune… In 1994, Brigadier General Gerald E. Galloway chaired the Interagency Floodplain Management Review Committee following the devastating floods of 1993.
Via our partner site at LiDAR Magazine… In FY 2007, the FAA issued three Advisory Circulars to provide guidance for the collection and submission of aeronautical data and to identify the FAA’s GIS data model for airport-related data.
This from Google … “we’re introducing an easy way to measure your site’s performance across devices—from mobile to desktop—and give you a list of specific fixes that can help your business connect more quickly with people online.”
Sample report after testing our GISuser.com Continue reading “New Google Tool Tests Your Website Performance – from mobile to desktop”
This time of year in Western Canada the crows start getting a little aggressive. As a result, a University Professor at Langara College has developed a webmap using nothing but open source software to share a real world use for a community webmap. Crowtrax identifies locations where crow attacks and aggressive crow behavior has been spotted and reported. The maps are available for Vancouver and Victoria, B.C and appear to reveal patterns such as increased activity near areas with restaurants and public parks, likely where there’s plenty of food to be scooped up!
Langara College offers classes in GIS and even have an Open Source GIS Certificate program
Over the past several years this topic has popped up in many discussions that I’ve heard and overheard, essentially because Esri is privately owned with CEO Jack Dangermond steadily climbing on the Forbes List of wealthy Amerians. So what do Jack and Laura have planned for the future? Yesterday we received some information via an official PR from the Giving Pledge Foundation noting that the Dangermonds are included along with 17 Families Joining the Giving Pledge and Commit Majority of Wealth to Philanthropy Global group – this generous group now includes 154 philanthropic individuals and families from 16 countries.
The Giving Pledge is a multi-generational, global initiative created by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates that encourages billionaires to give the majority of their wealth to philanthropic causes. Continue reading “Dangermond Family Pledges to donate Bulk of Wealth to Philanthropy Group”
In December 2015 The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced a streamlined and user-friendly web-based aircraft registration process for owners of small unmanned aircraft (UAS) weighing more than 0.55 pounds (250 grams) and less than 55 pounds (approx. 25 kilograms) including payloads such as on-board cameras.
Marketing is taking on a leading role in the digital transformation. Traditional campaign management has become worn out and is giving way to dynamic real-time communication. The Internet of Things opens up a number of new communication channels, contexts and data sources. Mobile marketing no longer only consists of mobile optimised measures but now also incorporates the context of use and location-based services.
Image Credit: locstars.com Continue reading “Top Marketing Trends include Geo-fencing, Beacons, Location-based Context”