One of the most valuable Geo tools available to those that need to work with USGS data products (thinks topos, DEMs, etc…) is a decent quad grid… worry no more! Thanks to Scott and the crew at DDS in Lakewood, CO for making available this sweet USGS quad index, easily used within Google Earth or Google Maps. Simply browse around, locate your quad, click on the bubble icon, then download the free TIF or purchase a high-res digital version or paper map from DDS… awesome! Here’s the KML file — Note, the file is large and takes some time to draw fully in G. Maps!
Archives for August 5, 2009
I recently designed a short Twitter Survey Usage Survey of Geo Technology Professionals. The following is a summary of close to 100 responses – thanks to all who took part (note, you are welcome to still take part in the survey to build a larger sampling please). Some of the interesting results I thought were that a majority of people who took the survey are using twitter for business although for many, their company does not support their twitter usage and many companies are doing little to promote their corporate Twitter or establish corporate policies regarding usage. Many individuals who use Twitter are also on LinkedIn yet a majority of companies have created their own facebook presence. Enjoy the findings and feel free to provide any comments or suggestions for a follow-up survey.