A little fun with the news.. the following are the top 10 GIS industry news items and news tips from the past couple of days… enjoy!
40 Ignites in one week this March during Global Ignite Week @Ignite – Some great news from the O’reilly Media / Ignite team as the movement has exploded on a Global scale.. so much so that next Spring we’ll see a Global Ignite day.. make sure you attend an Ignite event in your area. you won’t be sorry!
Data Spotlight – USGS Quadrangles in Google Earth
The latest in the free, useful tools from Metzger & Willard. — QUADS is a web-based service for visualizing USGS quadrangles in Google Earth that provides an easy-to-use framework for retrieving georeferenced PDF topo maps from the USGS Store. QUADS also includes USGS, or USGSderived, overlays for grayscale and color shaded relief maps, topographic-bathymetric maps, black-and-white orthophotos, and urban areas color orthoimagery.
5 More Favorite Geo Tweets! and a New Year Mobile Savings Tip
Once again, since it’s Friday I’d like to share come cool things with our readers. So, here’s several cool Geo Tweets that I “faved” recently along with some handy pricing info on pre-paid mobile plans that will save you some $$
Crowd Source and Win – Google Map Maker Competitions
From the blog… here’s details of an interesting competition – Help Google improve their maps and you can win. Details. From December 15, 2009 to January 31, 2010, you can have a chance at becoming a local hero.
NAVIGON Adds Google Local Search to iPhone Navigation App
From Germany… NAVIGON Adds Google Local Search to iPhone Navigation App and Reduces Price to $59.99 for Limited Time – NAVIGON App First On-Board Solution for iPhone to Include Google Local Search, Free Update Delivers 13 New Features and Enhancements. The latest version makes use of the iPhone connectivity capabilities, enhancing the navigation experience with Internet connected services such as recently launched Traffic Live, and now the integration of Google Local Search.
Verizon Business Joins NORAD to Track Santa’s Sleigh
Where in the world is Santa Claus? That’s a question millions of children ask on Christmas Eve. On the big night, the answer will be only a toll-free call away. Verizon Business again is teaming with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) to provide a special free hotline for children and their parents to speak with a volunteer at the famed military center.
GSA inks deal with four vendors for geospatial services
The GSA and the Interior Department announced today that it has awarded SmartBuy contracts to Onix Networking Corp. for Google and CubeWerx software, Imager Software, Inc. for ISC MapDotNet software, Planet Associates Inc. for Planet Infrastructure Relationship Management software and Science Applications International Corporation for SAIC GeoRover software.
Orange Predicts Britain’s Future With The Launch Of The Connected Britain Interactive Map
Orange has announced the launch of its online interactive map, designed to showcase the findings from its Connected Britain research and reveal how universal access to fast and reliable mobile and fixed broadband could transform the UK.
Waze’s Holiday Version Enhances Gaming And Adds User-Generated Multi-Launguage Support
Waze recently added `road goodies’ small icons worth bonus points – to the map in areas where the waze system has identified map problems. As users drive around to munch these `goodies’, the system analyzes the driver’s GPS data to automatically solve the identified problems, improving map quality, and therefore navigation, for all drivers in that area. Foursquare Integration and Multiple Language Deployment are also included
Where 2.0 Conference 2010 registration now open
Yes indeed, timew to start thinking about WHERE2.0 already! Have you been a paid attendee at a previous O’Reilly conference? If so, you are eligible for a 15% alumni discount.