A cool update via Brady Forrest @brady this week end as he’s shared details of the new state of Ignite. Recall, Ignite has evolved into a series of events that take place around the World. The Ignite lightning talks have been a favorite of geeks everywhere, enabling them, often for the very first time, to take to the stage for 5 minute to share, inspire and enlighten about their passions. Well, Ignite has now evolved and Brady has shared details in this blog post – check it out, find an event near you, speak at an event or organize an event. You can do so at Ignitetalks.io
The RJ Zimmer Memorial… The Montana Association of Geographic Information Professionals (MAGIP) has announced RJ Zimmer’s memorial tree & dedication and I’m pleased to share that his friends and colleagues from Spatial Media & American Surveyor Magazine share that they are honored to have contributed and kicked off the memorial campaign
Here’s a little nugget for some of you road warriors or tech geeks who have to have the latest, coolest gadgets and technology – enter Andiamo smart luggage. Andiamo Luggage is a smart suitcase that helps travelers keep their sanity and travel with ease. This lightweight suitcase connects those on the go with valuable travel information, such as travel alerts, suitcase weight and anti-theft distance alerts, as well as global, secure wireless access.
A New Voice Mobility Service from Comcast Blends Traditional Office Phone Lines with an App that Provides Anytime, Anywhere Access from Mobile Phones. Comcast Business Voice Mobility is designed for employees whose jobs require them to work outside of an office but want to stay connected to their business phone line at all times, using a single phone number.
Some interesting stuff regarding Google’s handling and indexing of PR releases – and I know that if your business is Geotech that you send your press releases to GISuser.com! This from CyberAlert… Those questioning the value of press releases may wish to consider a recent, small and little-noticed change in Google’s search algorithm. The change, first reported by Reuters, allows press releases to outrank media articles reporting the news. Google increased the number of sources permitted the “In the news,” a section within general search results. Only links from bona fide news sites appeared in the section previously.
So, you may be wondering, what’s up with that cool, little robot that’s hitching across America this summer? Recall early in July we shared the official pre-trip announcement titled “Canadian hitchhiking robot to cross the U.S., relying solely on the kindness of strangers“. Well, I guess not all strangers are kind as Tripbot’s journey has come to a sudden end, sadly, this means that USA won’t get to experience all the fun that could have been!
Some interesting research looks at the state of the PC market… findings from IDC show a year-on-year decline of -11.8%
An interesting career opportunity has popped up in our GeoJobsBIZ Career portal as HOT is seeking an executive Director. Recall, HOT applies the principles of open source and open data sharing to improve the welfare of the communities where we work, especially those at risk of natural disaster or other crisis.
The successful candidate will approach HOT with creativity and drive leading us to grow into the future. [Read more…] about Wanted, Executive Director, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT OSM)
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