I love “WOW” technology and here’s just another fine example.. enter ByteLight, indoor positioning solution powered by LED lighting! According to the company, Using ByteLight’s LED lighting-based indoor positioning solution, commercial and enterprise building owners, public safety officials, retail outlets and public spaces such as airports, museums and convention centers can target customized information, special offers and other data directly to users based on their precise location inside a building – nice! See more at http://www.bytelight.com
Archives for October 15, 2012
Well, Esri has done it again… Jack has dug into his pockets and scooped up another company, this time it was Portland OR based Geoloqi, a a geeky, startup best known for their geocoding API and location-aware triggers designed to inform mobile users of events and other time and location-sensitive events. Indeed, its interesting to see Esri continue with the pick-up of talent this while the GeoIQ acquisition is still on the minds of many.
One thing I find interesting is how once again there really is no actual mention of the terms purchase, acquisition, buyout etc… rather, the official posts and PR from Esri refer to this as a partnership or that Geoloqi is “joining” Esri – similar to the GeoIQ announcement. Honestly, I really wish these guys would simply come right out and say ok guys, “we’ve bought another company” . According to the official Geoloqi blog, Geoloqi has joined Esri and is essentially now the official Esri R&D Center in Portland, Oregon
The Geoloqi and Esri teams were introduced through a shared contact, and from the beginning it was obvious that the two companies should combine forces
For more see Geoloqi Acquisition FAQ. And see also the official PR from International Geodevelopment Platform Geoloqi Joins Esri
Once again it’s that time of the year, prepare to stop and drop, cover, and hold on… You are encouraged to participate in the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill to be held on October 18, 2012. About the event –
During the drill, participants will “drop, cover, and hold on.” This is the recommended safety action to take during an earthquake.
Millions of people have participated in ShakeOut drills since 2008. The drill is your chance to practice how to protect yourself and do your part to help prevent a major earthquake from becoming a catastrophe.
This will be the first year an earthquake preparedness drill is officially held in the southeastern United States. The Great Southeast ShakeOut includes Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Official ShakeOut drills will also be held on October 18 in Alaska, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Guam, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Puerto Rico, southern Italy, and Washington
Those of you in BC Canada, check out details of the great BC shakeout
The Johns Hopkins University Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems invites you to attend an Online Information Session Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 7:00 – 8:30pm EDT. Learn about the program’s admission requirements, curriculum design, course structure, degree requirements, and how online education works. Participate in an online discussion and chat about the certificate with the Assistant Director.
ONLINE INFORMATION SESSION
Tuesday, Ocotber 16, 2012
7:00pm – 8:30pm EDT
Are you an Alberta-based GIS/Geo tech professional? Interested in hearing all about OSM and other goodies from Steve Coast? Tecterra Inc. is hosting an event in November with special guest, Steve Coast Principal Architect of Microsoft’s Bing Mobile. About the event – Mr. Coast will be presenting his perspective on new geomatics applications and concepts, as well as addressing the latest advancements in utilization of geospatial concepts in Microsoft products. Mr. Coast will also be discussing the utilization of Microsoft geospatial tools in your applications, and will be taking your questions on related topics. Save the Date, November 21 at the University of Calgary (space is limited)