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Drone Mapping and Selecting Your First UAS … err … UAV… err… drone… err

TweetAh yes, to drone or not to drone… Selecting one’s first drone errr UAV errr UAS can be a little daunting. Do you purchase from a local dealer who can guide and advise you and also hook you up with … Continue reading

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Nokia’s HERE is Creating HD 3D Maps

TweetThis update comes via my colleague Gene Roe of LiDARnews… Nokia’s HERE unit is using technology developed by earthmine which includes laser scanners to develop what they claim is the next generation of street maps. As reported in Slash Gear the … Continue reading

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Magellan enters the Commercial Transportation Navigation GPS market

TweetInteresting news from hardware maker, Magellan as Magellan announces they are  entering the Commercial Transportation Navigation GPS market and brings its advanced navigation technology to the world of commercial vehicles with the introduction of its Magellan RoadMate Commercial 5190T GPS … Continue reading

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Map of Interstate and Cross-Border 2011 Migration Patterns

TweetA fabulous graphic has been made available from Atlas Van Lines. What better resource to get migration patterns and data than the moving company? And so, enter this graphic from Atlas showing in/out migration from various regions. The map shows … Continue reading

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Chinese Varyag aircraft carrier, snapped by DigitalGlobe in Yellow Sea

TweetDigitalGlobe’s Analysis Center has captured the first shot of Chinese aircraft carrier Varyag from space on its second sea trial. The mage was collected on Dec 8th by the first satellite in DigitalGlobe’s constellation – QuickBird – which just celebrated … Continue reading

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English Channel Storm Surge Chart

TweetThe storm surge affecting the English Channel on the 12-13 December was captured by a tide gauge on the Dart Estuary, Devon. The gauge is operated by oceanographic equipment manufacturer, Valeport. The data was telemetered and disseminated by the on-line … Continue reading

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Mobile Research: Tablet usage soaring, iOS dropping, Males purchase more and Prefer Checking In

TweetJiwire has recently released some interesting statistics on location and mobile data, most notable, users tend to prefer purchasing from a physical store when within 5 miles and overall, social checkins are boring! Finally, no surprise here but tablet usage … Continue reading

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US PLSS Data Projection Oops from BLM With ArcGIS.com

TweetAn interesting result when you attempt to add the BLM US public land survey system data into an ArcGIS.com map… these PLSS data are available from a KML file at www.geocommunicator.gov. I haven’t run into any projection issues within ArcGIS.com … Continue reading

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Don’t Discount The Importance of the Business Card and some Biz Card Tips

TweetNo matter how big you’re into social media and regardless of what you think, don’t under estimate the importance of keeping a business card with you! I hear and see people all the time touting how business cards are dead … Continue reading

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Windows phone mobile emulator for android or Apple iOS

TweetSo, you’ve heard all about the new Windows Phone OS, you know, the OS that Nokia has adopted for all their new high end devices moving forward. Well, thanks to a tip via engadget, you can now hit a very … Continue reading

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Autodesk Announces Plot to Print Capabilities for AutoCAD WS

TweetThis interesting news out of Vegas and the annual AU event… 3D, GPS and Plot to Print Capabilities for AutoCAD WS. This from Autodesk… AutoCAD WS will include GPS capabilities, allowing geographic location information to be shared and saved with … Continue reading

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Welcoming The Samsung Galaxy S II Android smartphone #vmtester

TweetFor those of you who frequent this blog, catch my tweets via @gletham, follow our facebook page (facebook.com/gisusers) and catch updates from me on other social media streams, no doubt you know I have a “thing” for mobile technology and … Continue reading

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