I love flying, I mean who doesn’t? I simply had to share this amazing video from KLM that lets you experience the flight from Amsterdam to St. Maarten inside the cockpit of the massive KLM 747 400 aircraft and drop into the airport in St. Maarten with a rather short runway. Making it even more exciting, the plane passes over a popular beach just before touching down with beach goers amazed as the plane passes over at an elevation of about 50 feet! Incredible video sharing some great technology and some pretty powerful marketing here by KLM – well done!
NASA Computer Model Provides a New Portrait of Carbon Dioxide – An exciting and amazing new dataviz from NASA – this new, ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe. The Nature Run simulation was run on the NASA Center for Climate Simulation’s Discover supercomputer cluster at Goddard Space Flight Center. The simulation produced nearly four petabytes (million billion bytes) of data and required 75 days of dedicated computation to complete. Source: NASA
YEs indeed the FME User Conference videos, more than 70 of them, are all online for your viewing pleasure! One of my favorite sessions at the event was delivered by Mark Laudon of the City of Surrey, B.C. Surrey is definitely a leader when it comes to open data and citizen engagement, although they are quite modest about it! Enjoy this talk by Mark as he describes their efforts, discusses open data platforms, and shares some very useful tips! [Read more…]
There’s no questioning that I’m a huge fan of digital media – photos, video etc… and I’m also big into sharing. So naturally, when I hear about a cool tool that enables users to create compelling content from digital media and share it then naturally, I’m going to share details – enter Animoto. This app is available as a PC web service and also has a mobile client (see Animoto in Apple itunes shop for iPhone app). Using Animoto you can easily and quickly create a fun video from images and video clips… piece them all together, add some video, save and share. A pro version is available for just $30 per year, enabling users to lift some size and sharing restrictions… nice! See Animoto.com – sample video is shared below… enjpoy and let your imagination wander!
Create your own video slideshow at animoto.com.
If you read this blog then you know that we’re huge fans of video to help convey your message – enter out Geo video pick of the day! An informative and useful video put together by ESRI’s Joseph Kerski (via ESRItv) describing the ESRI Mashup Challenge… Joe (Twitter @josephkerski) is an amazing Geo Tech evangelist and advocate of GIS K-12education – way to go Joe! Some details… Build an innovative mashup using ArcGIS Online and Web APIs for the chance to win one of four cash prizes. Learn more at http://www.esri.com/mashup
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I’m so glad to see that many companies seem to agree with me regarding the importance of sharing videos of their technologies and solutions with their customers – recall blog post from the other day! Case in point, NAVTEQ has released another new video to welcome you to 2009 and discuss their offerings and ERDAS has rolled out what they call ERDAS TV, a collection of videos and a dedicated YouTube Channel.. well done! Reminder, if your company has a youTube channel or area on your blog or website where you archive videos, please tell me about it (glenn at gisuser.com) or list details in our directory in this Video category!
An interesting presentation this week at Ignite Boulder… enjoy this discussion of Cyborg Anthropology… quite clever really!! From http://gisuser.blip.tv/
A cool event of interest focused on the new media of online video… “The NewTeeVee Live conference is that rare event that distills a great web experience into an even better conference.” Save the date, Nov. 13, 2008, San Fran. See the event website for more (amazing that Nokia isn’t a sponsor of this!)
Today I heard about a great mobile app called flixwagon. Like Qik (qik.com) the app enables instant, mobile video streaming to the web. Take that a couple of steps further though… once you’re registered you can setup your social bookmarks so that when you stream you also notify your twitter feed, upload the video to Ovi share, and blast to your YouTube account… flipping awesome!!
From the Flixwagon blog:With Share on Ovi you can share your photos, video and audio with one person, groups of people or the whole world, anytime, anywhere. Enjoy unlimited storage and share files of up to 100mb.
You can find me on flixwagon at http://www.flixwagon.com/gisuser