Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 and lets just say the numbers are BIG and pretty much everything is up, from revenues, to users, to ad spending and more!
Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition takes place in San Fran. in late April and along with it there will be a number of interesting workshops. In particular, sessions on UAV mapping and on search and rescue and the the use of UAS technology will be full to capacity no doubt. Continue reading
Posted in environment, video
Tagged UAS, UAV
Here’s an fun competition from Esri for those of you who can’t get enough of making awesome maps
An interesting MOOC from Esri with a focus on Location analytics starts soon. This from Esri… The Location Advantage is a free, instructor-led massive open online course (MOOC) that will be offered by Esri for the first time on May 12th in 2015 and lasts 6 weeks.
Learn how location information can help businesses question, analyze, interpret, and visualize data, enabling more informed decisions
Posted in education, ESRI
Tagged edu, MOOC
Some new research on trends in mobility… According to Forrester, there will be one billion smartphone consumers by 2016, with 257 million smartphones and 126 million tablets in the U.S. alone. Businesses will implement the following five trends in response to this mobile movement, transforming how we experience shopping, business collaboration, travel and marketing.
1. Ultra-Personalization in Mobile Marketing: Businesses will capture a user’s context to create better results for marketing campaigns by ensuring that every customer, worker and supplier is hyper-productive and engaged. Continue reading
A webinar tip from our friends at TerraGo… Deliver GIS-Lite from ArcMap with TerraGo Publisher for ArcGIS – April 14, 2015, 12:00PM – 12:30PM (ET). Learn how to deliver GIS-Lite capabilities inside documents to your clients, customers, and the people who consume your work done with ArcMap using TerraGo Publisher for ArcGIS.
Deliver GIS-Lite from ArcMap with TerraGo Publisher for ArcGIS
April 14, 2015, 12:00PM – 12:30PM (ET)
An interesting update for those of you in need of Survey Grade Precision for Field Workers and Data Management Tools for your GIS Department.
Posted in gps, mobile
Yep, I said Pac Man! Here’s a little kickback to the 1980s as Google has added the ability for users to play a little Pac Man via the Google Maps service. Simply visit maps.google.com and click on the little PacMan box found in the lower left corner – PacMan is also available to users of Google Maps on Mobile – have fun!
Pac Man on Google Maps!
An interesting request from the Cincinnati City Manager… City Manager Harry Black is asking Cincinnati drivers to join the campaign to “Be a Pothole Spotter.” from the news post – “We’re in primetime pothole season. The ground’s thawing up, and cars are hitting potholes all over town. We need everyone to tell us about these potholes so that we can fix them as quickly as possible,” Black said.
Report a pothole (Image credit, BBC)
According to the USGS, their maps have been downloaded by the millions since converting to digital delivery. The U.S. Geological Survey, through the National Geospatial Program, has delivered more than 18 million US Topoquadrangles and Historic Topographic Maps in the past six years. A download is counted when a user select the desired map(s) from the USGS Storeor The National Map Viewer and places that file on their computer or mobile device for further manipulation.
Read More in this news update from the USGS
Posted in usgs
Tagged data, usgs
Some 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 like yours truly, this is an excellent and must read if you think there’s any chance you might be considering a move to open source solutions in your mapping workflows.