10 Best GPS Navigation System Providers

Not everyone is glued to their smartphone navigation app while driving… apparently there’s still a large market for GPS navigation devices. Users praise the always on capabilities, robust maps, lack of power related issues, large bright display, and more. Each month the best GPS navigation system companies are put through a methodical evaluation process in order to determine which companies produce the best services overall.

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And so, the 10 top GPS navigation system providers for March 2014 are:

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Recent GIS, GeoTech and GeoJob Opportunities

Recent opportunities of interest for GeoTech professionals from GeoJobs.BIZ

.NET Developer, UK -  A global company offering a diverse, performance-driven culture and an innovative and engaging environment. They are launching a new initiative and are in need of 2-3 software engineers to join their team. They are working with 1 – 4 million lines of code and need developers that are energized by that rather than scared away! http://bit.ly/Q0SxQY

GIS Analyst, GA – This position is responsible for GIS project management; spatial analysis; cartographic production and database design and maintenance.

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The World’s Most Ethical Companies Are Ranked for 2014

What do Dell, Intel, Microsoft, and Google have in common? Yes indeed, they all made the list of the most ethical companies! The World’s Most Ethical (WME) Companies designation recognizes companies that truly go beyond making statements about doing business “ethically” and translate those words into action. WME honorees not only promote ethical business standards and practices internally, they exceed legal compliance minimums and shape future industry standards by introducing best practices today.

This year’s 144 honorees represent 41 industries and include 21 first-time honorees.  In this eighth year of recognizing companies, Ethisphere is honoring the largest group of organizations based outside the U.S. – 38 organizations from 21 countries and 5 continents.

2014 World's Most Ethical Companies

2014 World’s Most Ethical Companies

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Esri and Technology Leaders Commit to Climate Data Initiative and Challenge Developers

Yesterday was all about climate and climate change! A high profile event took place in D.C. yesterday to formally launch the Climate Data Initiative, an ambitious new effort bringing together extensive open government data and design competitions with commitments from the private and philanthropic sectors to develop data-driven planning and resilience tools for local communities. Tech leaders from Esri, Google, Intel, NOAA, NASA and other orgs were on hand to offer their commitment to the effort.

Jack Dangermond speaking at the Climate Data Initiative in D.C

Jack Dangermond speaking at the Climate Data Initiative in D.C

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Colorblind Tubemap for iOS and Android Navigates Through London Tube

Here’s a clever app that’s built on one of London’s most iconic maps, the London Tube map. But, this app has a spin on it, the maps are served up in a number of ways, using cartographc enhancements and color variations in order to be more usable to those with vision issues such as color blindness. The app was developed by 323 studios and was announced as a winner in the TFL accessible app competition.

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Interactive Swipe Map Asks If Coaches’ Salaries Translates to March Madness Success

Esri partner GISi’s Head Coaches of the 2014 NCAA Tournament story map is available as part of March Madness coverage. See which schools are getting the most out of their coaches by comparing total NCAA tournament wins to compensation. You can swipe between the two maps using the grey bar and click any dot for more information about that team and their coach. Additionally, Charlie Blaesser has provided additional details about the map, check out his blog post HERE

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Google Opens Android Wear to Developers – Video of Preview SDK

Finally some wearable tech from Google… check it out! Android Wear extends the Android platform to wearables, starting with a familiar form factor — watches. Download the developer preview at: developer.android.com/wear. And yes indeed, this technology is going to be HUGE for the Geo developer!!

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White House Event Highlighting Efforts to Boost Climate Change Preparedness

An event of interest this week in D.C with an impressive lineup of Geotech leaders to speak. On Wednesday, March 19, the White House, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will host an event highlighting the Administration’s commitment to empower America’s communities with the information they need to prepare for the impacts of climate change. The event will include new announcements from Federal agencies, businesses, researchers, academia, and others to deploy data-driven technologies and leverage freely available open government data to build products and services that strengthen our Nation’s ability to prepare for the effects of climate change today and in the future.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 19, 5:00 P.M. ET
WHERE:  South Court Auditorium, Eisenhower Executive Office Building

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The 3D Seflie! 3D scan yourself at home with Kinect

Ever wanted to give the ultimate gift to someone, like a 3D printed figure of yourself? Well, now you can with shapify.me! Using the Kinect hardware, users can scan themselves and get a 3D figure shipped off in not time, all for under $100 – Way cool! See more details and shapify yourself here

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The Best and Worst terms to Use on your Resume

A new Study Ranks Best and Worst Words to Use in a Resume. So if you happen to consider yourself as a dynamic go-to person who’s results driven and a team player then you better think again because you sound exactly like everyone else who’s blindly copying these adjectives into their CV and hoping to land that dream job!

The national survey was conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder from November 6 to December 2, 2013, and included a representative sample of 2,201 hiring managers and human resource professionals across industries and company sizes.

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Mapping Selfies and the “Selfiest” Cities in the World

With facebook viewed by many as the ultimate platform for narcissists coupled with Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram, is it any wonder that the selfie has soared to new levels of fame?

You may have noticed recently that Time Magazine (online) has generated a little bit of buzz by jumping on the “selfie” hysteria that has carried over from the Oscars (ya thanks Ellen for inventing the selfie). In an interesting read that has very little science to support the findings, Time has generated a ranking of World cities that apparently take and share the most selfies.

Selfie – A slang term used to describe a photo that is taken of oneself for the purpose of uploading it to social networking sites  and image sharing websites, such as Facebook, Instagram or Imgur.

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AIDSVu Maps Depict Impact of HIV in Denver Metro Area

Some new mapping for the Denver Metro area from the AIDSVu project out of Emery University. AIDSVu is a compilation of online maps that display HIV prevalence data across the U.S. at the national, state and local levels, and by different demographics, including age, race and sex. The maps pinpoint areas of the country where the rates of people living with an HIV diagnosis are the highest.

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