A quick Happy New Year wish to all of my friends, colleagues and associates as we say farewell to 2015. I hope 2016 is a fun, safe, healthy, and prosperous year for you all! Cheers from Glenn. If lists are your thing for the year end, here’s a quick look at the Top 10 articles/news items that hit GISuser this past year… enjoy!
I first shared this post several years ago and its still a favorite of mine this time of year and never gets old! I’ve actually penned several articles on the topic, you can find them all HERE.
With the year end almost here many of the popular online learning resources are sharing their top courses from 2015. No huge surprise but once again, Python programming courses cracked the Top 10 with popular E-Learning resource Coursera.
If you’ve visited California this fall or perhaps you have friends that live on or near the coast, perhaps you’ve heard stories about the extremely high tides and epic wave action – enter some explanations from NOAA. Californians living on the coast may be used to seeing so-called “King Tides,” a regular phenomenon where high tides are higher than normal on certain days of the year. This winter, King Tides — known to scientists as perigean spring tides — are even higher due to El Niño, causing flooding in low-lying areas of California’s coast.
Celltick, a global leader in home screen marketing have shared a wealth of behavioral data for their latest report entitled, “Global trends in Android use 2015.” Among the key findings: the vast majority of smartphones in Asia (71 percent) and the Middle East and Africa continue to be configured with English. Facebook might be ubiquitous, but Facebook Messenger is only popular on low-end phones; amongst the higher-end handsets, Skype is the most common application installed.
Sharing information is fast and simple (perhaps too easy) and for many, it really is quite tempting to over-share, however, while doing so you may also be giving up loads of personal information without even realizing it. Case in point, Facebook. Facebook is by far, the most popular social network out there where people are giving up their personal information or their friends are giving it up. There’s a number of things that could be happening with your posts or posts about you on Facebook that may be giving up more information than you really are comfortable with.
We all love Ted talks right? If you haven’ watched one lately I urge you to give it a go, particularly a Ted talk from your local area. You never really know what kind of amazing things and people are right in your own backyard. Case in point, a guy in my town here in Victoria, BC, Canada who’s an avid cyclist turned GPS enthusiast, turned artist. [Read more…]
Livability first selected the best beer cities in America, then they picked the best beers in each city in order to create a list of 99 beers you need to try…
Something new from Esri as they share details of the latest story map featuring Flu hot spots around the USA. ‘Tis the season for the flu! The Walgreens Flu Index provides state and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and is compiled using retail prescription data for antiviral medications used to treat influenza across Walgreens locations nationwide.
Keep reading for the Top 10 States with Flu Activity [Read more…]
An interesting data visualization to share with colleagues and others interested in social media as part of their marketing mix. The infographic points out that, although companies continue to increase their social media marketing spend, they don’t do a particularly good job at engaging consumers through social media, and they still struggle to determine the return on their investment. Some of the data shared in the stuy findings include a look at popular social platforms, brands that are winning, and social spending. Overall US spending on social media marketing continues to climb, exceeding $7.5 billion in 2014. Two-thirds of companies surveyed by Adweek report having a dedicated social media team.
The infographic comes from the sociallyaware blog