A quick update as you may have heard the news. Industry veteran, Roland Mangold will be heading up the roll of Editor at LiDAR Magazine. In case the name sounds familiar to you, LiDAR Magazine is one of our sister properties / publications here as we all fall under the umbrella of Spatial Media LLC – see spatialMedia.us Spatial Media also operates The American Surveyor Magazine, GISuser.com, the Machine Control brands and other Geo-Technology focused properties.
Here’s a handy dataviz resource – Marketer’s Guide to Infographics — There is a reason why Instagram and Pinterest are two of the fastest growing social networks — visuals still work. Infographics make points visually while also being portable and easily share
A little mid-week fun here to break things up a bit… those of you who know me know that I’m a dog owner and dog lover, as are many of you I’m sure. However, have you ever considered taking the pooch into the office to hang out with you? If so there’s a few things you’ll need to remember before attempting this.
Dog lovers will be taking their pets to work the week of June 22-26. The annual “Take the Dog to Work” event celebrates the bond between people and their canine companions and demonstrates the joys of being a pet parent. [Read more…]
This tidbit comes my way via The Pipeline Fellowship, a national angel investing bootcamp for women. The group is looking to create 40 new women investors in Denver this month, Denver’s Female Answer to Mark Cuban!
An interesting request from the Cincinnati City Manager… City Manager Harry Black is asking Cincinnati drivers to join the campaign to “Be a Pothole Spotter.” from the news post – “We’re in primetime pothole season. The ground’s thawing up, and cars are hitting potholes all over town. We need everyone to tell us about these potholes so that we can fix them as quickly as possible,” Black said.
Nobody likes too much Government intervention, however, with the number of “near misses” between UAVs (drones) and commercial aircraft on the rise, not to mention the privacy concerns, it was only a matter of time before the rules get stepped up. the next step may likely be a move towards licensing and/or certification and may not be a bad idea!
Trends like big data and mobile media are translating into growing paychecks in 2014 for some professionals, according to Salary Guides from Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group.Moving into 2015 the demand for .Net developers, Systems Administrators, Java Developers, and web developers continues to grow.
Have you looked closely at your business card lately? Have you ever passed one out to someone and they paused, carefully looked it over (both sides) and said “WOW!”? If not then perhaps you should think about spicing it up a little.
The year end is rapidly approaching and that means time to polish up the resume – yep, this is hands-down THE best time to shop yourself around and score that dream job! Before you hit send on that resume though you may want to look for some of the best and worst words/descriptors for the resume – this according to research from CareerBuilder.
A 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 of roads, boundaries and water – was initially created for the 1990 Census to modernize the once-a-decade head count.