Heads-up from the USGS… The National Map, the National Geospatial Program (NGP) of the U.S. Geological Survey has recently released a new version of The National Map web site. This is the first major web site revision since the initial release of The National Map project a few years ago. According to details of the opdate sent to us from the USGS, the primary objective of the refreshed site is to provide a more up-to-date and relevant layout to support uncomplicated navigation through the site and related geospatial pages. The organization of the site has been modified to better highlight the types of products and services currently available as the NGP undergoes reorganization. Take note of the news and Events tab where you can access the latest news and information updates from the program… please note, user feedback is always appreciated from the USGS… see http://nationalmap.gov
Archives for December 15, 2008
Here’s another cool, live video streaming application you might enjoy if you happen to use a Symbian S60 mobile device (think N96, N95, N85, N82 etc…) enter Stickam! This application is currently available for the Nokia Series 60 3rd Edition platform and has been tested on the Nokia N95 and Nokia N80 phones. You can stream video and audio from your phone and save the recording to your stickam account – and naturally, it also integrates with your Twitter account so your Tweets will know when you are streaming live! Another great alternative to Qik or Flixwagon – see more at http://www.stickam.com
An interesting class for those of you looking to learn more about Digital Elevation Models (DEM). Enjoy this archived webinar from Intermap, sit back in your office and enjoy! Details… As the fields of digital mapping and geospatial analysis continue to grow, the use of three-dimensional data is becoming more widespread. One of the most common types of 3D data is digital elevation models or DEMs. In this webinar, we’ll talk about what DEMs are and how they differ from other types of spatial data. We’ll also look at some of the sources of DEM data, their quality, and how they are generated. Lastly, we’ll look at examples of how you can use DEMs in sophisticated geospatial analysis to solve real-world problems. See the webinar here
What better way to send someone best wishes than by wishing them well… now SpinVox (think cool company providing fabulous voice to text solutions) has treaded us to a cool idea – The SpinVox Wishing Well. All throughout December (and a little bit into Januray) we’re inviting you to come call the dedicated local number 0207 818 0880 (or if you’re overseas +44 207 818 0880 – intl rates apply) and share your wishes for Christmas, New Year and beyond – Once you’ve spoken your wish, SpinVox will convert it into text and project it across the inner walls of the structure you see above!
You can visit the actual Wishing Well and see for yourself at in the UK at London’s Covent Garden RIGHT NOW. Can’t visit the wishing well? No worries, the good folks at SpinVox have made it available online at www.SpinVoxWishingWell.com until Jan 5, 2009… thanks to SpinVox (and our friend James) for making us smile!
Heads-up on an interesting mobile technology/LBS event planned for the new year… The GeoBase Technology Summit 2009 — Save the date… Sunday, January 25, 2009 – Tuesday, January 27, 2009, The Island Hotel, Newport Beach, California
About the event… GeoBase Technology Summit 2009 is the most complete forum for GeoBase customers and developers to learn more about the GeoBase platform, collaborate and interact with peers and the Telogis development staff. Sessions, client and technology panels, and training courses designed to maximize your GeoBase knowledge. So, Who should attend?
– Business/Engineering Managers
– Mobile LBS Application Developers/Programmers
– Software Design Engineers & Architects
– Anyone interested in mobile, handset, navigation and telecom
Conference Focus: Delivering Location-Enabled Applications in the Enterprise
– The latest in LBS content, applications and technologies
– Leveraging proprietary and custom spatial data sets
– Using location with Rich Internet Application (RIA) technologies
– Advanced functions for Mobile Fleet Tracking and MRM
– Connected Navigation and dynamic content
– Mobile devices in enterprise applications
See more and register online at http://www.geobase.info/summit/index.html
FYI… Did-U-Know that OnTrack and GeoBase enable over 350,000 vehicles and mobile devices worldwide!