Author Archives: glenn

Make your own maps with Google Maps Gallery & My Maps

TweetSomething new from the Google Maps crew today – Google my Maps. By the end of this year, all maps created in classic Google Maps will automatically upgrade to the new My Maps, but to get started right away, open … Continue reading

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The Nation is Calling for 3D Data – via the USGS

TweetThis from the USGS… The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) is a national initiative to accelerate the collection of 3-dimensional elevation data, to manage the authoritative lidar and ifsar datasets, and to provide elevation products and services to everyone for applications ranging from … Continue reading

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2015 Best Colleges Rankings Like UC Berkeley, Williams College, and Princeton

TweetU.S. News & World Report today released the 30th edition of its flagship Best Colleges rankings, which measure academic excellence. For the second year in a row, Princeton University claims sole possession of the No. 1 spot in the Best … Continue reading

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The HP Z Workstation Family Gets More Powerful, Expansive, and downright Impressive!

TweetHP has added to the popular, and ultra powerful lineup of their Z workstation portfolio. From the company… HP today introduced its most powerful Z Workstations, combining increased system expandability, higher-speed memory and multicore updates, as well as access to … Continue reading

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Dev Tip – Learn Python in 24 Hours!

TweetPython, all the geeks are learning Python, most employers are craving employees who have some grasp of the popular language… here’s a couple of resources that could help kick start you with some desirable skills: Python: Learn Python in 24 … Continue reading

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4D Fun – Holy Roller Coasters, Batman the Ride!

TweetCoasters have gone 4D according to Six Flags as the latest addition to the thrill rides at Six Flag in Texas comes via Batman the Ride… Woohoo, buckle in!  

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Make Tweets not War – NATO Canada Schools Mr. Putin on Russia / Ukraine Boundary Map

Tweet LOL, I love this one… it seems NATO Canada via Twitter was trying to set Mr. Putin and all of Russia straight by giving them a bit of a geography lesson! Using Twitter as the platform of war (make … Continue reading

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ASPRS UAS Symposium Reno Looks At UAV, UAS, Drone Technology

TweetYou may have noticed the topic of UAVs and UAS technology making loads of news lately. If UAS technology interests you then take note of an interesting event from ASPRS coming up this fall in Reno, Nevada – The UAS … Continue reading

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Open Government Tour 2014 #OGT14 Hits Victoria BC to Stimulate OpenData Dialog #opengov

TweetA topic that is hugely hot these days, particularly with the GeoTech crowd, is Open Data. I spent an evening in the meeting chambers at our local City Hall discussing OpenData with about 2 dozen other geeks with nothing better … Continue reading

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The 2014 Tour de Britain Route Maps

TweetWith the start of the 2014 Friends Life Tour of Britain just weeks away, cyclists and fans can get their hands on this year’s stage maps as Ordnance Survey and SweetSpot release the routes. The new route maps are available … Continue reading

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Mobile Fun! A History of Cell Phones

Tweet It would be interesting to hand a smartphone to Alexander Graham Bell. I don’t think he could fathom that his invention would translate to what it is now. In what started as a line and a can has evolved … Continue reading

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Drone Tip – JAVAD GNSS Announces Triumph F-1 Unmanned Aerial Sensor (UAS)

TweetThis interesting announcement was shared via Amerisurv today as industry leader JAVAD has announced a a new UAS – and this one looks impressive!  Some details from the article: “We did not retrofit a toy with GPS. We designed and … Continue reading

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