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A Year in the Life of Earth’s CO2

TweetNASA Computer Model Provides a New Portrait of Carbon Dioxide – An exciting and amazing new dataviz from NASA – this new, ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere … Continue reading

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Week-end Reading – GISuser Popular Article Recap

TweetA few of the latest, trending topics on GISuser and popular articles and news items from the past week: Census Bureau Celebrates 25th Anniversary of TIGER Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) database – the first nationwide digital map … Continue reading

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Get Happy! 10 Cities With the Happiest Workers

TweetEmployees in the Bay Area have a lot to smile about, according to a report from career website Glassdoor. San Jose tops the list of cities with the most satisfied employees for the second year in a row, followed by … Continue reading

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Google Maps Looks at Thanksgiving Travel Trends and Headaches

TweetThanksgiving is just around the corner and with it comes some HUGE traffic and travel headaches. Using historical data and trends, Google has shared some details of the worst travel times and days. According to the research Wednesday is the … Continue reading

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Tip – Shoot Photos From Your smartphone Like a Pro

TweetIf you’ve followed me over the years then you likely know that I really luv mobile photography… yet no, I refuse to call any of my work or myself a photographer, iphoneographer, AndroidOgrapher etc… heck, we’re all photographers in my … Continue reading

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A Smartwatch and a Phone for Just $199 from Burg

TweetSome WAY cool technology here just in time for the holidays – the Burg smartwatch/smartphone! Priced at only $199, the “Dick Tracy”-like BURG 12 smartwatch functions as a standalone phone, with the ability to make and receive calls and texts without connecting … Continue reading

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Explorer for ArcGIS on Android, coming soon!

TweetFound this little nugget via Twitter (@ChrisLeSueur) and courtesy of Jeff Shaner @jeffshaner and the ArcGIS mobile team… yep, Explorer for ArcGIS on Android, coming soon! According to details of the release on the ArcGIS blog… “Explorer for ArcGIS on … Continue reading

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Dangerous by Design 2014 spotlights pedestrian safety with Fatalities Map

TweetFrom Smart Growth America… In 2012, pedestrians accounted for nearly 15 percent of all traffic deaths, up 6 percent from 2011 and representing a five-year high. More than half of all pedestrian fatalities occur on arterials, and over 60 percent … Continue reading

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10 Cool, New Things About SketchUp 2015

TweetThis week at the annual Trimble Dimensions conference in Vegas, the company officially released the latest update to SketchUp, the awesome 3D modeling environment. the following are just 10 of the new features and functionality awaiting users: 64-bit Support:  In … Continue reading

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Report Shows Rapid and Widespread Adoption of Open Data By Governments #opengov

TweetSocrata ( has announced the launch of the Socrata 2014 Open Data Benchmark Reportdesigned to measure and report public-sector use of open data in the United States.  The report reveals that an increasing number of public-sector organizations have embraced open … Continue reading

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Antares Rocket Explodes on Lift Off – suffers a catastrophic anomaly!

TweetA tragic and sudden end to the Antares Rocket for NASA today as the launch went sideways, so to speak, and the rocket exploded shortly after launch. This from the CBC…  The 14-storey rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences … Continue reading

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Nokia Rebrands Lumia to Microsoft Lumia

TweetThis comes via Nokia Conversations blog… When we announced that the Nokia Devices & Services business would become part of Microsoft, we also shared that Lumia, our smartphone brand, would become part of the Microsoft family. Since then, we have … Continue reading

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