World’s Lightest Portable Immersive Virtual Reality Glasses hit CES Asia

Something pretty cool out of CES Asia, the World’s smallest VR glasses – enter Dlodlo. According to the company, Dlodlo VR Glasses are used in a variety of ways:  for gaming, movies, apps, and adult entertainment [and no doubt, for mapping!]; in addition to use in schools, government, and corporations for education and training; in hospitals and medical offices during operations, research, and patient consultations; with the disabled, and much more.  Dlodlo has an interactive mode with touch and move-enabled controls, so the applications are endless.
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Reading Tip – 5 Free Resources for Coders or Would-Be Coders

Some week-end or late night reading tips here along with several resources that a coder or would-be coder might find handy to have in the library… Enjoy!

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Expedia Road Rage Report Reveals Trends in Texting and Maps Apps

From Expedia, a fun way to kick off the summer road trip season. Data from this year’s effort indicated that “The Texter” generates the most fury among pre-established  categories of American drivers, earning scorn of 26 percent of 1,000 respondents. Rounding out the top five, “The Tailgater” (13 percent) ranked second, narrowly edging out “The Left Lane Hog” (12 percent), “The Crawler” (10 percent), and one of my least favorites “The Multitasker (7 percent).


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How to Write a Tweet!

Sounds simple enough right? Jot down 140 characters (max) and hit send, that’s it! Well, indeed that is what most people do, however, it really isn’t that simple, particularly if you expect some engagement. Thanks to the crew at Hootsuite, they’ve reminded us of several important elements that you must consider when crafting a tweet – some good reminders here.

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Dev Tip – HTML5 Programming Cookbook

Here’s a tip off about a useful resource you might wish to add to your iPad library, a cookbook of tips and coding strategies to help you get up and running with the popular web programming language, html5.

This 66 page help document provides numerous useful html5 resources including code and instructions to help with dropdown menus, audio player functionality, working with graphics and animations, offline web apps, geolocation, form validation and more.

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Canadian Geomatics Industry Generates 19,000 Jobs, $2+ Billion to the Economy

Natural resources Canada recently released details of an assessment of the state of geomatics in Canada

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5 Reasons to Replace Proprietary GPS Handhelds with a Modern, Mobile Solution

This guide was written to help organizations leave the past behind and join today’s mobile revolution. Here are five compelling reasons for operations managers to modernize their field data collection workflows, free their field workers from the shackles of proprietary GPS handhelds and tap into the massive benefits of modern technology.

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Esri StoryMap – Mapping the 2015 Nepal Earthquake

From Esri… the Mapping the 2015 Nepal Earthquake smart map provides a 3D web scene of the area affected by the avalanche on Mount Everest, as well as information about rescue and relief operations and critical infrastructure. Continue reading

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Webinar Tip – Maximizing R.O.I. with Laser Scanners

In this webinar, attendees will learn about the diverse ways laser scanners are being used today in Architecture, Engineering and Construction. Multiple strategies will be discussed for reducing the learning curve when implementing the technology. Case studies and real world examples will be shared – Save the Date – Thursday April 30 – Webinar sponsored by FARO.


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Week-end Reading : The Steve Jobs Way

A little week-end reading for you Apple enthusiasts… In The Steve Jobs Way, Jay Elliot gives the reader the opportunity of seeing Steve Jobs as only his closest associates have ever seen him, and to learn what has made him capable of creating extraordinary tools.

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5 Things on Friday – Tree Maps, Dating Tips, Tree Maps and more

Once again, time to share 5 cool things that we stumbled onto on the web this week… enjoy as I take a look at some new hardware, awesome maps, a dating service add-on, and the most incredible beer pong table ever!!

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See my 5 Things on Friday, April 24, 2015 Edition HERE



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Esri App Dev Challenge Ends Monday

You Esri app developers, take note that the App Challenge is ending Monday. Esri is offering up some nice prize money ($10K, $2K, $1K) to the top apps. Entries will be accepted until Monday, April 27 5 PM PDT with winners being announced May 11.

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