The folks at LizardTech would like you to know about some hidden gems (think data manipulation tools) you’ll find with their flagship solution, GeoExpress. GeoExpress offers a dozen built-in applications that users can leverage to further process and enhance their geospatial data sets. LizardTech developed these tools to improve end user efficiency when working with raster satellite and aerial imagery and LiDAR elevation data.
Some light and free reading of interest.
We’d like to share a few data and big data reading resources of interest to the group. Hopefully you find something useful here. If you have a favorite resource please do consider sharing it in the comments… enjoy!
Are you interested in adding a drone / UAV certification to your resume or Linkedin profile? If so, take note of the latest EDU offering from Penn state University. Used by countless industries for data collection, surveillance and more, PSU has identified that there exists a need for experts who can interpret and apply the rapidly expanding data and images generated by them. According to PSU, the 12-credit program is aimed primarily at professionals with some experience in geospatial intelligence. NOTE, this is NOT official (FAA) drone operator’s certification
The one where Glenn goes for a solo ride and shares some PR and news release posting tips. Glenn shares a few tips on how to share your PR release with the Geotech community, what topics you could share as PR and more valuable pointers.
Are you running Windows 10 yet? According to Microsoft Windows 10 is familiar and easy to use, with lots of similarities to Windows 7 including the Start menu. It starts up and resumes fast, has more built-in security to help keep you safe, and is designed to work with software and hardware you already have. So if you happen to be planning an upgrade, here’s a tip for a resource that could help you a little.
Here’s a really cool application tip that comes via way of my friends at the @Co_mmunitySD co-working space in San Diego, CA, enter Teleport. This clever app is designed for those of you who work with teams that are spread out all over the country, or all over the World. Teleport helps you to plan for your next meeting, providing transportation options and prices so that you can budget accordingly.
A little tip for you on a product announcement you may have missed over the busy December holiday season as Blue Marble Geographics announced a major update to their popular Geographic Calculator Software – I like to call it the Swiss Army knife for Geotech users!
Recall, as the industry leader, this powerful application has become an essential part of the data management toolkit for businesses, organizations, and government departments where spatial data must be accurate and consistent. The Geographic Calculator is used to quickly and efficiently convert, reproject, and transform all forms of spatial data and includes the largest database of geodetic parameters available anywhere. The 2016 release includes improvements throughout all aspects of the software. [Read more…]
I’m a big fan of social sharing, however, I’m also a huge fan of having access to my data, in particular, data shared along with location information. Most social sharing services support location tagging, however, they don’t really make it easy for you to access or even download your location history. That doesn’t mean it isn’t possible though! I’ve done a little digging into the popular services and have managed to find a number of hacks and tricks for accessing some of these data. One handy trick is enabled by using the very awesome IFTTT tool.
Working from the home office. Everyone is doing it and chances are good that you’ve likely worked one or two days this month from the comfort of your own home. Technological advances, web services, the cloud and other useful resources have made the stay at home shift no only possible, but easy – and convenient! This isn’t ideally suitable for everyone, particularly those who’s job requires some face to face contact or perhaps the boss simply needs to keep you under watch. It sounds easy, and perhaps it sounds fun, however, after working remotely at least part time for 15 years now, I can say comfortably that it really isn’t ideal for everyone.