Technology Developers in BC Get a New Exchange with BCDevExchange

A tip for developers, would-be developers, mashup artists, coders, students and others from the BC Government – What if brilliant developers could use real-time data feeds to create mobile phone transit apps to locate moving buses?

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EDU Tip – Learn What Spatial Analysis Can Do for You

This free online training from Esri kicks off tomorrow, March 3 so you better be quick if you want to take advantage of this! 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. – See more

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Temperate Rainforests in OR, WA, BC, Alaska experience irreparable losses

More bad news as climate change and rainforest experts warned that without drastic and immediate cuts to greenhouse gas emissions and new forest protections, the world’s most expansive stretch of temperate rainforests from Alaska to the coast redwoods will experience irreparable losses.

Temperate and Boreal Rainforest Web Map

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List Your Business with Apple Maps Connect Canada, Germany and France

Ever wanted to add/include details of your business into Apple Maps? Well, now business owners in Canada, German, and France have access to Apple Business Listings via Maps Connect. To use the service a user must have an Apple Account and login. Once logged in, simply follow the instructions and add details like address, category(ies), hours of operation, and contact information (including facebook, Yelp, and Twitter). Once finished the process requires validation by providing a PIN that is sent to your contact number.

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See also this article – Get your business found via these 10 local search apps

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

It 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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North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study Webinars

North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study, is designed to help local communities better understand changing flood risks associated with climate change and to provide tools to help those communities better prepare for future flood risks. It builds on lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy and attempts to bring to bear the latest scientific information available for state, local, and tribal planners.

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New Rules Coming for Drone and UAV Operators

Nobody likes too much Government intervention, however, with the number of “near misses” between UAVs (drones) and commercial aircraft on the rise, not to mention the privacy concerns, it was only a matter of time before the rules get stepped up. the next step may likely be a move towards licensing and/or certification and may not be a bad idea!

DOT and FAA Propose New Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

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Valentine’s Day Geo Crossword Puzzle Fun

A little GeoGeeky Valentine’s Day fun for you Geo Lovebirds! A fun crossword with a Valentine theme courtesy of the US Census Bureau… enjoy!

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See also more Valentine’s Day facts and figuresWondering, what’s the most romantic place, Loveland Colorado or Loveland Ohio??

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5 Things on Friday – Hackathons, Architecture, Smartphone Usage and Beer from Sewage!

Another busy week has blown by and once again I had the pleasure of being introduced to many cool things on the web and around the GeoWeb. And so,  I’m pleased to share with you just 5 of the Cool things that I learned about this week… enjoy another Edition of 5 Things on Friday (and thanks to those of you who provided some fine tips!)

5 Things on Friday - Hackathons, Architecture, and Beer from Sewage!Check out this week’s 5 Things on Friday HERE

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Valentine Tip – Popular Dating Apps Vulnerable to Hackers

It seems that dating apps, like anything else these days, can be quite vulnerable and a treasure trove for hackers. So with Valentine’s Day approaching a reminder to be safe!  For example, hackers could intercept cookies from the app via a Wi-Fi connection or rogue access point, and then tap into other device features such as the camera, GPS, and microphone that the app has permission to access.

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2015 Esri Federal User Conference videos #FedUC

Sorry, you can’t watch the FedUC videos on Netflix yet, however, Esri has made them available online! Check em all out here… enjoy Jack’s vision for the future and the building of a resilient nation. More info also available at


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10 Reasons Why You Should Love Twitter!

I gotta admit, I’m really tired of hearing from people that they think Twitter is simply a waste of time, or a stupid social network for boasting about your cat or where you eat or for sharing a selfie etc… Seriously, if you think that’s what Twitter is all about then you are missing out. And if you happen to be a “technology professional” and have that mind-set, I’d seriously also have to question your technology skills and the lack of an open mind that you bring to your work and your personal life. In short… crawl out from under that rock!

10 reasons to love twitter even if you hate it!

There’s many ways to use Twitter. There’s no right or wrong way to use it and the possibilities are seemingly endless. To say that using Twitter is silly and/or a waste of time is very short sighted. Read on for 10 Things you can easily do with Twitter that will make you love it, even if you hate it!

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