Author Archives: glenn

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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The Esrigram Shark Week Shark GIS MapJournal

TweetTrust Esri to not miss an opportunity to churn out another cool Map Journal or story map (ya, I’m still a little confused in what the diff is between a journal or story map etc…). This latest Journal shares some … Continue reading

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DigitalGlobe’s 6th Satellite, WorldView 3, Takes Flight

TweetIndeed a happy day in Longmont, Colorado today as Earth Imaging giant, DigitalGlobe, put their sixth satellite successfully into orbit today as WorldView 3 took flight from the Vandenberg Air Force Base launch site – congrats! See more at http://worldview3.digitalglobe.com/ … Continue reading

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Denver Beer Company GPS tags special cans of beer – Win by taking a beer selfie at a secret location!

TweetAs a GeoGeek who’s also craft beer crazy this one is right up my alley – and likely yours too! The Denver Beer Co. is GPS tagging special cans of beer with secret locations for a beer photo challenge!

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Location Sharing Research – Top five relationships conducive to location sharing

TweetSome recent findings on location sharing… The Alohar Mobile Survey Finds 71% of Smartphone Users are Open to Location Sharing Apps; Adoption Driven by Relationship Milestones, Safety and Convenience – amazingly, 71% of smartphone users expressed their openness to mobile … Continue reading

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