Archives for September 2005
Here’s a cool one for ya… jump to http://www.blogwise.com/blogmaps and you can view a Google map API mashup that enables you to view the location of blogs as you pan around the World. Taking this even further, they also have a KML that enables you to view the blog locations in google Earth.. nice! http://www.blogwise.com/maps/earth.kml Speaking of mashups, I recently stumbled onto what I think is the coolest Google API mash I’ve seen to date. See the amazing Googlemap Gym Search at http://www.gympost.com/gymsearch/map.php. Sort by Women/men or by gyme type… aerobics, pilates, etc… this is a truly awesome implementation! Can you top this???
The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) presents the first draft of a newly created Street Address Data Standard for first review and comment by the geospatial community. The draft standard is available on the URISA website, http://www.urisa.org/address_data_standard.htm . This is the first opportunity for members of the GIS Community to view the Federal Geographic Data Committee-approved effort to create a street address data standard. URISA invites everyone to review the standard and provide comments. The comment period for this version of the draft standard will end on October 3, 2005. A second draft will be posted for comment after the URISA annual conference (October 9-12).
We received this message Thursday Sept 1 – GISCorps Alert: This is an
urgent request. If you are qualified for any of these two positions,
email me as soon as you can (also attach your resume). In response to
hurricane Katrina’s disaster, GISCorps has been asked to provide 20
volunteers to Mississippi Emergency Operation Center (EOC) in Jackson,
Mississippi. They need two groups of ten volunteers:
Group 1: Must have at least 5 years of experience and well versed in
using ArcGIS 9.0 in an SDE environment, comfortable in making maps and
conducting quick analysis. Experience in disaster management is a plus.
Group 2: Must have at least 5 years of experience and well versed in
using ArcGIS 9.0 and GPS software and equipment. **Must bring their own
laptop loaded with 9.0 and also must bring a GPS unit compatible with
ArcGIS**. This group will be working with search and rescue teams and
K-9 units mainly collecting data and navigating.
The following provides some general information provided by EOC office:
Both groups must be able to fly out within 24 hours
Must be able to stay for 5-7 days
Will work in 12-hour shifts
They provide lodging (in tents and on cots)
They will provide meals
Must bring boots, sleeping bags, and clothes suitable for field work and
be prepared for an extremely hot weather Must arrange and pay for your
own flight, will be reimbursed for the cost of the ticket later. Jackson
airport should be open to commercial flights. Memphis is a 4 hour drive
away and a secondary option. Group two must bring own GPS and laptop (no
exceptions). Group two will be working in very harsh conditions and must
be prepared to deal with that.
Contact: Shoreh Elhami, GISCorps Chair (Selhami”at”aol.com)
Word on the street has it that users of Intergraph’s GeoMedia product can expect to receive their copy of 6.0 in the mail in about a month or so.