It seems that coloring books have become all the rage lately, I see adult coloring books on display in book stores, curio shops, even the grocery store. A nice idea for those who need practice staying inside the lines or for anyone needing a little mind relaxing chill out time. But what about a cool coloring book for the GeoGeek, I mean after all, most GeoGeeks were likely teased endlessly in college for spending so much time coloring all those maps and graphics that go along with the required courses to get that degree in Geography or GIS.
Are you up for another fun, geeky interview video? Recently, while visiting SoCal, I dropped into Redlands, CA to visit with some of the GeoGeeks. while there I ran into Jim Barry who heads up the EDN team with Esri. Join us while we drive around the Esri campus and the city center in Redlands talking about Geo developers, the Esri DevSummits, dodge ball, and a few other goodies. Enjoy! Note, you can find all the episodes of GeoGeeks driving in cars for coffee HERE
The EDN gang in Redlands CA and in other hot spots around the US, like D.C and Portland, are busy prepping for Esri DevSummit 2014 which will take place, as usual, in Palm Springs, CA – Save the Date, March 10-13 – you might want to think about nagging the boss for a ticket to the Springs before the year-end budget has been blown!
Chances are good that if you are a Geo Geek then you already know it and likely refer to yourself as one. However, there’s many of you out there that may be on the fence and wondering… “am I a Geo Geek?”
Given that you’ve landed here and are reading this blog, you already may in fact be one, however, here’s a handy checklist to run through to help confirm if indeed you are a Geo Geek… enjoy!
- Your twitter location status is in displayed Lat/Long (BTW doing this will harm you in Grader when people look for popular Tweeters in geographic regions)
- You Strive to be a Mayor on foursquare
- You Brightkite check-in wherever you go
- You get offended when someone asks you if you drink Kool-Aid
- You pull out an atlas or place name database when you have to name your new puppy (or baby)
- You actually know your latitude & longitude (and list it in your email signature)
- You know what UTM zone you live in