Here’s even more reason to tote around a GoPro while you conduct your field work or other outdoor project – enter the GoPro Awards! This via FastCompany… the company is launching the GoPro Awards today, a program it hopes will inspire the creation of more and better content, and which could hand out as much as $5 million a year in awards to people making the best videos with GoPro cameras like those in its Hero line. The Wild Jobs category may be something of interest to you GeoGeeks while in the field!
Via Amazon (sorry but i can’t verify how long this price will last) here’s an unlocked Lumia smartphone for less than $70 – and you can get free shipping using Prime or a free Prime delivery trial. The Lumia devices (think Nokia) have a pretty decent camera, pleasant UI, and the Lumia maps and music services are downright awesome! The device is unlocked and can be used on most carriers. Gorilla corning glass protects the device, however, they can break, I know this as we lost one recently to an accidental drop so to be safe you should case it!
This out of Esri as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), with the assistance of the Department of Education (ED), are working with Esri to combat nutrient pollution.
Something new from Esri Press for those interested in LiDAR and working with LiDAR data. There’s no doubt the LiDAR is very popular, just look at the extensive archive of news on the topic that we’ve shared! This new Esri Workbook Teaches Analysis Skills, Combining Lidar Data and ArcGIS Software. About the book… Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS and Lidar: A Workbook presents problems that need to be solved using lidar data and the geospatial analysis tools in Esri’s GIS software, ArcGIS for Desktop.
A New Voice Mobility Service from Comcast Blends Traditional Office Phone Lines with an App that Provides Anytime, Anywhere Access from Mobile Phones. Comcast Business Voice Mobility is designed for employees whose jobs require them to work outside of an office but want to stay connected to their business phone line at all times, using a single phone number.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. has announced that the Gear S2 ($299.99) and Gear S2 classic ($349.99) will be available in the U.S. beginning Friday, October 2. The smartwatches, which were unveiled at this year’s IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) Conference in Berlin, turned heads with their elegant curves and premium finishes. The revolutionary and intuitive circular interface and rotating bezel of the Gear S2 allows for quick and precise navigation. A mere 11.4mm thin, the Samsung Gear S2 brings a light and compact design to your wrist where you can access important notifications at a glance.
Oh yes, I love art. I also love music too, heck, who doesn’t right? Well, I know you GeoGeeks and music lovers will really dig this one as we stumble onto yet another amazing cartographic product that quite simply will make you say WOW – enter this awesome Music Map.
Some interesting stuff regarding Google’s handling and indexing of PR releases – and I know that if your business is Geotech that you send your press releases to GISuser.com! This from CyberAlert… Those questioning the value of press releases may wish to consider a recent, small and little-noticed change in Google’s search algorithm. The change, first reported by Reuters, allows press releases to outrank media articles reporting the news. Google increased the number of sources permitted the “In the news,” a section within general search results. Only links from bona fide news sites appeared in the section previously.
A webinar tip from esri… learn how to add apps to your maps and more! From Esri… Add Intelligence to Your Apps & Maps with Rich Data from Esri’s GeoEnrichment Service. Learn how to take advantage of Esri’s GeoEnrichment Service. Add authoritative demographic, business, and landscape data to your apps and maps. Query and display information from a large collection of datasets including population, income, housing, consumer behavior, and the natural environment. The information products that you can create with this data can not only transform your apps, they can transform your go-to-market strategy.