An interesting map paints a pretty clear picture as to the extend of the fire near Colorado Springs, spanning north from Garden of The Gods by Manitou Springs north into Pike National Forest and past the Air Force Academy, sandwiched in between HWY 14 and within about 2 miles of I-25 – good luck everyone in the area! Direct link to the Map HERE [Read more…] about ArcGIS.com Tentative Waldo Canyon Fire Line Map, Colorado Springs
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Esri has released another social news map providing user with updates and data feeds related to the current U.S wildfire situation. The map service provides fire perimeter data, burn areas, weather information like wind speeds and precipitation, models wildfire potential, and also integrates live social media feeds pulling relevant data from Twitter, youtube, and Flickr. The app is designed for simple, fast social media sharing and others have the ability to quickly grab the embed code to repurpose and share the map from other blogs and web portals.
- See Also the Google Crisis wildfire response map
If you sat in on the Google I/O livestream with about 1 million other folks around the Globe then you may have caught the cool Project Glass announcement that was kicked off with an impressive demo from a crew of sky diving Glass wearing high flyers. Using an amazing race style relay team of outdoor fanatics, a team of Glass wearing Googlers raced to the Moscone Center to reveal the device on stage and wow the crowd. Some video footage shows how the crew prepared for the event by holding Google hangouts while free falling… just a sampling of how the whole relay was put together. Very cool!
I’m sure there’s still a couple of Blackberry fans out there (although I have to scratch my head in wonder), and for those of you who are, Boost Mobile has announced some pretty sweet pricing coming up for plans that will include the new BB 9310 Messenger (the device will roll out for $99 soon). But, in typical carrier fashion, the new plan isn’t exactly $30 a month, rather, the plan provides customers the opportunity to be rewarded for simply making on-time payments. For every six on-time payments, customers will see their monthly payment shrink by $5, eventually getting down to as low as $30 a month for unlimited nationwide talk and text and worldwide BBM access. Why can’t they just say what the price is and cut all the crap? Regardless, I suppose $30 is a pretty nice deal even for a BlackBerry… see more at http://www.boostmobile.com