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Tips to Locate and Track Your Lost or Stolen Android Smartphone

TweetI’m a pretty heavy Android user, and I’m also a big lover of my device(s). So naturally I’m also quite proactive when it comes to keeping them secure. Here’s a tip on how you can hopefully secure your Android smartphone … Continue reading

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Data Collection 101 – Creating an Urban Art Walking Tour with FulcrumApp

TweetIt was a beautiful Sunday here in the PacNW so what better way to kill the morning than by walking around the beautiful downtown core in Victoria BC while testing out a little data collection using FulcrumApp.

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Drone Mapping and Selecting Your First UAS … err … UAV… err… drone… err

TweetAh yes, to drone or not to drone… Selecting one’s first drone errr UAV errr UAS can be a little daunting. Do you purchase from a local dealer who can guide and advise you and also hook you up with … Continue reading

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Webinar Tip – Take Your Data to New Visualization Levels

TweetHere’s details of a webinar of interest from Golden Software taking place this week at 2 times… Create stunning, multidimensional images by combining the functionality of Golden Software’s powerful visualization programs. Details – The Voxler Compatibility Webinar will demonstrate the … Continue reading

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My Secret For Press Release Writing and Distribution Made Easy

TweetHere’s your dilemma, the boss has asked you to create a nice PR release to share an announcement with the World. You spend hours crafting a nicely worded release, double check the spelling, the grammar, and you fact check everything … Continue reading

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The HP All-In-One Workstation – Portable, Powerful, and Sweet – Oh, and Affordable!

TweetSo, it may (or may not) surprise you that for the past few weeks I’ve been the happy user of a very sweet, and big, HP Z1 all in one workstation. This is courtesy of some new friends (and old … Continue reading

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10 Map Services Your Business MUST Be Listed in

TweetYou have a business… perhaps a bar, a coffee shop, or maybe a consulting firm. Regardless of the business type, if you have a brick and mortar presence then you need to get your business listed in some of the … Continue reading

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Tips To Save Yourself From death by PowerPoint

TweetSome useful tips here from Stephen Hannon as he picks on the topic of death by PowerPoint! We’ve all been there. An important customer meeting has finally been scheduled, and a presentation is needed. As usual, you feel there’s a … Continue reading

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Google Tips on Securing your WiFi Network

TweetI bet you’ve noticed many of your neighbors have unsecured WiFI and I also guarantee to you that many of them have not altered the default settings on their routers as well! Google has a cool resource know as their … Continue reading

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Build your own vector based web map of rivers in the contiguous 48 states

TweetYou may have already seen this infographic making the rounds on various social media channels. The visual is a stunning look at all of the hydrographic features in America and indeed it is quite impressive. But what you may not … Continue reading

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Editing OpenStreetMap (OSM) Just Got Really Easy With iD Map Editor

TweetThere’s no arguing that OpenStreetMap (OSM) has exploded in use and popularity, heck, just look at the basemap layer options in any online web mapping services and you’ll see OSM as an option. Often considered the wikipedia of the mapping … Continue reading

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Province of B.C, Canada forges ahead with OpenData initiatives

TweetThis week a special Open Data Summit took place in Vancouver, B.C where about 120 government folk and stakeholders took part in the discussion around the topic of OpenGov and Open Data. In a report from the event, it was … Continue reading

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