Nice promo by ESRI’s Brian Coleman, of the Broomfield, CO office as he’s dreamed up a fun promotion for tomorrow’s NCUG meetup taking place at the City of Loveland CO chamber meeting hall. Brian’s offering up a Butterball Turkey for the worst map! Attendees are encouraged to bring in their worst map ever created and in exchange have a chance to win some cool prizes like a turkey for first place (or would that be last place for the worst map??), sweet potatoes for second place and cranberry sauce for third place…. nice!!! The NCUG kicks off at 1 PM – I’ll see you there! Follow the meetup on Twitter via hashtag #NCUG
Archives for November 4, 2009
I really dig abstract representations and interpretations that take advantage of maps, Geo technology and imagery – here’s an interesting new book that touches on this subject. From the National Post… Harmon’s latest book, The Map as Art, explores how the ancient practice of cartography is being co-opted by contemporary artists to explore different realities. With 350 “maps” produced by artists including Julian Schnabel, Jasper Johns and director Lars Von Trier, the book features plenty of work that defies our expectations of what a map is: a map of Cambridge, Mass., its streets and public spaces renamed by citizens in an absurd experiment that challenges the idea of who gets to name things; a “map to not indicate” of the northeastern United States and Canada is missing all provinces and states except Iowa and Kentucky… and I really dig this statement… “I always remember that as sort of a revelation to me: that maps really don’t have anything to do with being a representation of reality.” Check out the article here
We’ve recently added a number of Geo Tech events to our calendar of events and most recently, added a number of ESRI hosted events. the following are a few events of interest to keep in mind for your event/travel planning budget for 2010…
- 2010 ESRI Federal User Conference February 17-19, 2010 Washington D.C.
- 2010 ESRI Petroleum User Group Conference February 22-24, 2010 Houston, TX
- 2010 ESRI Developer Summit March 22-25, 2010 Palm Springs, CA
- 2010 ESRI Education User Conference July 10-13, 2010 San Diego, CA
- 2010 ESRI Survey & Engineering GIS Summit July 10-13, 2010 San Diego, CA
- 2010 ESRI Homeland Security GIS Summit July 10-13, 2010 San Diego, CA
- 2010 ESRI International User Conference July 12-16, 2010 San Diego, CA
If you’ve ever had a chance to beta test an iPhone app chances are good you had to provide the developer with your UDID enabling them to provide you with the Beta app for testing. So, how to locate the UDID? Plug the device into your PC (or MAC) and wait until iTunes syncs and recognizes your phone. Select your device from the available devices list in iTunes and select the “Summary” tab. To see your UDID, click on the word “serial number” beside the image of the iPhone. You should see the word “identifer” and an alphanumeric string… this is your UDID.
Some info on upcoming training: Training is an essential component to the successful development of geospatial technology professionals. GeoSpatial Training Services provides a diversity of course options and delivery formats designed to keep our clients on top of the rapidly evolving and increasingly technical nature of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Each of our courses are 100% custom developed by experienced GIS instructors many of whom have 15+ years experience using and teaching about these products. We are distinct from other GIS training providers in that we offer our courses in a variety of e-learning and traditional instructor led training formats. Training Classes are the following dates:
- Working with Geodatabases and Linear Referencing – Starts December 7th
- More details available at http://tinyurl.com/y9cl3mg