Call for entries – The Vizzies

Do you love animating data, creating science apps, or taking macrophotographs? In the Visualization Challenge, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and Popular Science, your handiwork can receive its due glory and win you cash prizes. Contest winners will be announced in February 2016, and will be featured in the March issue of Popular Science, on popsci.com and nsf.gov/news/vizzies.

Visualization Challenge: Call for entries - The Vizzies

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Webinar – Single Photon LIDAR: Why Not See the Forest AND the Trees?

A webinar of interest – “Single Photon LIDAR: Why Not See the Forest AND the Trees?

Single Photon LIDAR

In stark contrast to the linear-mode LIDAR sensors available on the commercial market, single photon sensitive sensors offer multiple advantages for customers seeking cost-effective collection of wide area elevation data. Conventional linear-mode sensors require detection of hundreds to thousands of photons per range measurement. This approach dictates that the transmitted laser energy be concentrated into a single beam and limits the sensor to flight at low altitudes. Across a required collection area, the compromised aerial coverage due to inefficient use of aircraft time and employee resources results in significant costs incurred by the customer. [Read more…]

Event Tip – RIEGL LiDAR 2015

An event of interest for those of you interested in the booming LiDAR industry – actually, 2 events! LiDAR 2015 from RIEGL takes place in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China May 5-8. Solution providers and VARs take note that Sponsorship opportunities are still available!

RIEGL LiDAR 2015

From RIEGL… Take part in revolutionary RIEGL hard and software introductions, experience captivating keynotes and presentations from industry experts, meet with members of the worldwide RIEGL community, and join us for exciting social events in unique locations!

See more at http://www.riegllidar.com/

That awkward moment when Microsoft “borrows” the Ignite name

Ohmy, yep, that awkward moment when Microsoft rips… errrr adopts the Ignite name and brands their own event with it… pretty tacky Microsoft!

This via Twitter and Scott Berkun who shared with us details of this interesting Microsoft event… the problem though is that no doubt it will cause some confusion for many as they have branded the event with the popular prefix “Ignite”

 

 

Myself, I’m a huge fan of Ignite, having been introduced to the events by Brady Forrest and Andrew Hyde and am pleased that I’ve attended at least 20 Ignite events in places like San Fran, Fort Collins, Boulder CO, and a few other places I can’t quite recall!

Yep, Microsoft will hold Microsoft  Ignite but don’t expect any of the “Ignite” awesomeness that we’ve all come to expect from the O’reilly Media branded events… sigh… I’m pretty sure we might hear from Tim O’reilly about this one…

you can always learn about the real Ignite events at http://igniteshow.com/oreilly

 

Webinar – Sub-Meter GPS Accuracy on a Budget

Here’s a webinar of interest to those involved in field data collection and concerned about accuracy. The webinar from Juniper Systems takes place Thursday (today) at 11 AM MDT (10 Pacific)

In this webinar, Juniper Systems’ GIS experts will demonstrate how to:

  1. Easily collect field data using EZTag CE, an inexpensive GIS-mapping software packed with functionality
  2. Achieve sub-meter accuracy on collected data with a simple post-processing software called EZSurv
  3. Import & export existing data from your GIS, including custom attributes

Register HERE

Esri MOOC – Go Places with Spatial Analysis #EsriMOOC

Does spatial analysis get you going? Are you eager to learn more about geotech? If so then this new MOOC from Esri is for you! Some details from Esri… This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is for people who know something about data analysis and want to learn about the special capabilities of spatial data analysis. Spatial analysis focuses on location to gain a deeper understanding of data. Spatial analysis skills are in high demand by organizations around the world. You’ll get free access to the full analytical capabilities of ArcGIS Online, Esri’s cloud-based GIS platform. Previous experience with GIS software is helpful, but not necessary for tech-savvy problem solvers. [Read more…]

Online Mapping for Beginners – The Map Academy from CartoDB

Something innovative from the CartoDB crew (timely given their recent announcement of CartoDB Enterprise) … The Map Academy, a series of online mapping courses – Learn to create maps on the web and visualize geospatial data.

The first course is ‘Online Mapping for Beginners’, which gives a walk through of many CartoDB capabilities. It’s available as 5 ‘chapters’ of 10 minutes or so each that you can follow along with at your own pace. You can get the data for the tutorials at the Map Academy page – see http://academy.cartodb.com/courses/01-beginners-course.html

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