Excuse the scenic posting, however, I’m testing my Posterous account settings! Not familiar with Posterous yet? If not, check it out for a cool, fast, simple way to blog, moblog, photoblog, videoblog or ?? This posting to this blog was actually sent via the social, mobile, checkin application PegShot (See @pegshot on Twitter). Using the app, I can easily checkin (think foursquare) and include geolocated media (video/photos). Pegshot then optionally enables me to include my checkin and media with other services like Twitter, facebook, Posterous, Flickr, and more. Simply, put, using the combination of these 2 services I can checkin and update an endless number of social streams all with one click… very clever… and best of all, Pegshot uses an innovative algorithm that crunches mobile data to a small file size, resulting in extremely fast data upload with no hickups! See posterous.com AND Pegshot.com for more, I highly suggest both services
Archives for October 2010
I had the pleasure of visiting Chicago earlier this week for a short, windy 2 day visit to attend the LizardTech GeoExpress 8 launch event. All I can really share right now is that an update to the flagship product is coming and At the 2010 GEOINT Symposium LizardTech is launching v8 of GeoExpress introducing MrSID Generation 4 MG4 booth 326. The company is also introducing MrSID® Generation 4 (MG4™), the new version of the LizardTech® MrSID file format. – see more info HERE
While in the Windy City I snapped off a number of photos while I enjoyed the beautiful scenery and amazing architecture – enjoy!
Are you interested in developing for iOS and extending your ArcGIS to the mobile space? Yesterday the Esri mobile dev team hosted a free webinar on that topic. The webinar recording will be made available for viewing in the future, or you can checkout some details of the training session here in my notes and comments from the event. Recall, ArcGIS for iOS is an application (access online content) and an API (enable you to build custom apps using native Objective-C API – for touch, iPad, iPhone. The ArcGIS iOS app is the first iOS app and supports the 3 main devices. Check out details HERE
Other Suggested Links & Resources:
- About – http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/ios/develop.html
- Press – http://www.esri.com/news/releases/10_4qtr/arcgis-api-ios.html
- Resource Center – http://resources.arcgis.com/content/arcgis-iphone/api
- Forum – http://forums.arcgis.com/forums/78-ArcGIS-for-iPhone
- Webinar – http://forums.arcgis.com/forums/78-ArcGIS-for-iPhone
- DevGeo Silicon Valley – http://www.esri.com/events/devgeo/index.html
- Demo Video – http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/ios/demos.html
- iOS App – http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/ios/app.htmlApple Dev Center http://developer.apple.com/devcenter/ios/index.action
- See also stanford iphone application development – iTunesU http://itunes.stanford.edu/
Utah area GIS developers, would-be developers, ArcGIS enthusiasts, GeoGeeks, or those of you who simply enjoy some periodic GeoGlobalDomination (you need to see the Twitter hastag #GeoGlobalDomination to fully grasp this concept if it doesn’t sound familiar to you) take note that the Esri hosted traveling roadshow billed as DevMeetUp is coming to Salt Lake City in the near future. The event takes place at Legends Pub & Grill on November 9th (5-8 PM), advance registration (free) is required – See http://devmeetupsaltlakecity.eventbrite.com/.
The event is open to everyone, no Esri ELA is required! Those interested in presenting a short lightning talk to discuss their recent projects or experiences are encouraged to do so. the DevMeetUps are a fabulous networking opportunity, enabling GIS professionals to get out and meet some colleagues, make a few new friends, and discuss issues and challenges they face every day… or just a great chance to tip a beer or two back and get your “GEO” on!For more about DevMeetUp and what’s its all about, check out this video of Andy Gup (Esri EDN) as he welcomes the crowd at a recently held meetUp in Northern Colorado. Thinking about presenting but unsure how/what to discuss? Here’s a fun sample video of Bryan Noyle. Brian Sullivan of the City of Greeley, CO also did a fine job presenting at DevMeetUp NOCO.
A fun presentation made at the Esri hosted DevSummit in Fort Collins Colorado by Bryan Noyle @bnoyle of DTSgis.com. Bryan discusses the web2.0, Google Maps, mapping APIs, Flex, and other goodies. Bryan asks, What’s your Google-Ness and describes how Google may be stepping on your business model – awesome stuff! “Google has become the WalMart of the Geospatial Industry… “
Wondering about the Esri DevMeetUp events? Here’s Andy Gup @agup of Esri introducing DevMeetUp to the crowd of some 60 GIS and Geo developers at the Fort Collins, Colorado stop. Note, that’s Dave Bouwman (@dbouwman) anxiously waiting to take the stage! See more about the event HERE
A cool device for the Geo golfing geek! Enter the Approach S1, the first GPS wristwatch designed specifically for golf. The Approach S1 from gaarmin displays precise yardages to the front, back and middle of greens and comes preloaded with 14,000-plus courses. Here’s how it works… Once in golf mode, Approach S1 quickly acquires satellites and displays a list of nearby courses. Once a course is selected, three distances to each hole will always be provided – front, middle and back of the green – with those details being updated automatically and adjusted depending on the angle of approach. During the course of play, Approach S1 displays the hole number and par, and it automatically transitions from one hole to the next. Acting as a GPS-enabled odometer, Approach S1 helps golfers track the total ground they’ve covered on foot during each round (or even on a walk over lunch) so that they can see the true health benefits of leaving the cart in the clubhouse. See more details here
A number of companies have shared details with us, describing what they will be offering attendees and visitors to their booth on the exhibition hall floor. Look for a number of interesting announcements and product updates coming out of the Big Easy next week as solution providers offering Geospatial technology and solutions roll out their latest updates and innovations focused on the GIS/Geo/Intel community. Several key GeoInt exhibitors making noise include LizardTech (Booth 326) who will have several big announcements in the coming days; ITT (Booth 257) will have a number of demos of ENVI image analysis and processing solutions – think Automated Image Processing & Analysis, ENVI Image Analysis with ArcGIS, and Automated Hyperspectral Workflows; and Google (Booth 267) who will be sharing the latest Google Earth and Maps applications and features. The company has a number of presentations planned during the week.
- LizardTech at GeoInt 2010 Booth #326 Attendees of Geoint event 2010 can meet up with the Seattle-based LizardTech team to hear and see the latest about GeoExpress and some new developments with MrSID…
- Google at GeoInt 2010 – Booth #267 Look for us at Booth 267 in the New Orleans Convention Center from Tuesday, November 2nd to Thursday, November 4th. Stop by the booth and tell us how you use Google Earth and Maps and receive a special gift.
- ITT at GeoInt 2010 – booth # 257 Visit the ITT Booth to see scheduled demonstrations of ENVI, Image Access Solutions (IAS), and their end-to-end imagery and video solutions. For the first time, you can access advanced image processing and analysis tools directly from the ArcGIS desktop and server environments.
A number of companies will be making news next week at GeoInt, including: ESRI – Visit booth #355 to see how Esri technology fuses intelligence within an intuitive, easy-to-use, map-centric view; Visit TerraGo Innovation Lab 363 and learn how to enhance situational awareness and collaboration by going beyond simply publishing maps and imagery to deploying GeoPDF as a platform for advanced geospatial applications. Attendees will also be given a combined overview of the three commercial SAR systems – COSMOSkyMed, TerraSAR-X and RADARSAT- along with general knowledge of acquisition modes and associated applications. MetaCarta will have a booth at GEOINT 2010 (Booth #667) – MetaCarta’s unique technology combines geographic search and geographic tagging capabilities so users can find content about a place by viewing results on a map. More GeoInt 2010 News
Does your company have news to share next week from GeoInt? Be sure to tell us about it!
An event reminder as WhereCamp5280 is planned once again to take place this year at the U Denver. WhereCamp5280 is the Where Camp for Denver, Colorado. The event is an unconference and thus free to attend. Please consider becoming a donor, and if you know someone who could sponsor, please send them to http://wherecamp5280-2010.eventbrite.com/
About WhereCamp5280… WhereCamps are unconferences – loosely structured days of talks around a common theme of maps. We welcome you to come and speak as well as listen, so come prepared with a spiel and/or some slides. The day will be spent with initial introductions by all then hearing talks, broken up by some breaks and lunch. In the evening we’ll be having a party at a special venue, all welcome. Then optionally you can join us on Saturday and Sunday for skimapping, all skiers and mappers are welcome to help map some of Colorado’s best ski venues.
One of the latest stops of the Esri EDN team with the DevMeetUp roadshow was Denver, Colorado. The Esri dev crew hosted a group of about 30 local developers and folks interested in Esri / ArcGIS at a friendly, social meet up. For more on the DevMeetUp series see http://www.esri.com/events/dev-meetup/index.html – See also this recap from the Fort Collins meet. Photos from Denver are below.