I’m not sure about you but I’m getting tired of trying to keep tabs on the weather and more important, knowing if my area is under a severe weather alert (like a tornado). Chances are if you have the TV on or the radio you MIGHT get an alert. These are totally unreliable in my opinion though. Case in point, I have comcast for cable TV… I get interrupted for severe weather, sometimes, but the info alert is broken and sometimes not informative enough. And the radio… well, I’ll put it this way, a couple of weeks ago when a tornado ran by about 1.5 miles away from yours truly, the local radio station (which I had on) was playing music… ya thanks for that! Mindyou, I’m pretty much always on the PC or else I have my smartphone with me so it makes sense to have alerts via those mechanisms… enter WeatherBug. Jump there and you can download a free PC client (ad supported) and the service will load and inform you of severe updates. For mobile, a pay for service is available -this is an award winning service I believe – or it should be! See www.weatherbug.com
Archives for June 4, 2008
Wondering what’s new in ArcGIS desktop at 9.3… save this date then – June 19, 2008. This seminar will focus on the improvements and enhancements to the tools and functionality the users requested. These advanced features will streamline day-to-day tasks and simplify workflows. See more details here, or jump to www.esri.com/lts
I’m always interesting in seeing cool, new innovative marketing methods being used on corporate websites. Case in point, have you seen the GTG promotion that you get when you hit their homepage? A staffer appears in the lower-right corner of the page and provides a concise, clear description of the company’s services… quite impressive really! Not rocket science, but nonetheless, not used extensively yet for some reason. See http://www.geotg.com
Ever thought about having a cool job in downtown Vancouver at Canada Place?? Here’s your chance as the port authority is in search of a GIS Specialist and a GIS/CAD tech… details – As the successful candidate, you have a diploma in Geomatics (with GIS option) or another acceptable diploma, with formal training in ESRI ArcGIS software and AutoDesk Map. You have at least 3 years of relevant GIS and CAD experience, with advanced knowledge of ArcIMS, SQL Server and GIS related programming/scripting. Experience with AutoDesk Civil 3D, FME (Safe Software), NovaLIS (ACS), and .net programming would be an asset. You are also a self-motivated individual with excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills.