Category Archives: gis

Open Source Geotech and OpenGeo components Explained

TweetSome great questions have been answered in a recent blog post from the OpenGeo crew. The meaty article takes a close look at the OpenGeo Suite as well as a look at the individual, OpenGeo Components. For the non-developer type … Continue reading

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Is ESRI to Reschedule the 2016 #esriuc to Avoid Conflict with @MLB All Star Game?

TweetI have to thank Twitter colleague, Craig Williams (@williamscraigm) for some tips and insight on this one! Those of you who are baseball fans may be aware that the 2016 MLB All Star game was recently awarded to the San … Continue reading

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Map Design Gone Wrong – Do People Even Care Anymore?

TweetCartographers take pride in their work, typically applying all the rules and principles of good cartographic design to their work, all in an effort to make people want to look at and appreciate their work (See Esri, Make Maps People … Continue reading

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#JeSuisCharlie – Cartoonists show solidarity after Charlie Hebdo attack

TweetAn impressive showing of solidarity by journalists and cartoonists around the World in the wake of the latest, cowardly terrorist attack in Paris, France – Indeed a tragedy but these acts will never deter people from enjoying their freedoms and … Continue reading

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NASA Explains Holiday Lights from Space

TweetGreat stuff from NASA… remember Buddy in the Holiday movie trying to light up his house to be seen from space?? From NASA… It’s official — our holiday lights are so bright we can see them from space. Thanks to … Continue reading

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Do You Ever Wonder, What Happened to Foursquare?

TweetEver ask yourself, “what ever happened with foursquare”? I’m pretty sure that I’m not the only one who has wondered what direction the company has gone with the once “must-have” social checkin tool – a while back I called the … Continue reading

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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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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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Connecting with Developers at GeoDevMeetup and the Startup Zone at #esriuc

TweetIt goes without saying that there’s loads of great opportunities for developers at the ESRIUC. Sure they have the dev Summit in the spring, however, the UC is really a great opportunity for the developers to connect with each other … Continue reading

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ESRIUC Day 1 take aways – GIS is reaching its full potential #esriuc

TweetJust one day in to the esriuc and there’s already tons to absorb! Day 1 was all about the plenary session and the state of ArcGIS. Jack Dangermond was the focus of the morning, however, he did share the stage … Continue reading

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TripAdvisor Serves up America’s Top 10 Burger Joints

TweetThere’s nothing better in the summer than a big, juicy burger hot off the grille. So where in America can you score the best burger you might ask? Well, I’m a little biased myself and the results here are likely … Continue reading

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