ASPRS has developed a Provisional Certification program in Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and GIS/LIS that is now available to graduating students in the spatial sciences who meet the educational and program requirements. The first of its kind, this program provides students with the opportunity to take the ASPRS certification exam as they are finishing their studies. Eligible students can apply, pass peer review, and take the examination in their specialty (Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, or GIS/LIS) while still in school, and become “provisionally certified.” More details at http://www.asprs.org/membership/certification/certification_guidelines.html
Archives for October 13, 2006
A few news updates for you mobile enthusiasts looking for mobile mapping applications and the like… Google has partnered up with Palm to offer users of the Treo access to the popular Google Mobile – think gmaps on your phone. Google Maps for mobile has been optimized for the following Palm OS based Treo smartphones:
New Treo 680 smartphone
Treo 700p smartphone
Treo 650 smartphone
Treo 600 smartphone
Google Maps for mobile is available today free of charge. To download Google Maps for mobile to a Treo smartphone, users simply visit http://www.google.com/gmm
Speaking of mobile search, Nokia has added to their mobile search portfolio with the addition of new services for Canada, Denmark and Germany. Mobile Search is available in select markets in the standard sales packs of the Nokia N80 Internet Edition, Nokia N73, Nokia N93, Nokia N70, Nokia N71, Nokia 6630, Nokia 6680, and Nokia 6681. It is also offered as a free download for more selected Nokia S60 devices from http://www.nokia.com/mobilesearch.
The United States Geospatial Foundation (USGIF), through its recently created James and Susan Clapper Education Initiative Fund, has raised more than $1,600 for area schools to purchase educational materials relating to earth-science studies such as maps, geological tools, compasses, books and related software. Schools interested in using this money should write the USGIF and provide the school’s name, demographics, and a summary of how much money is needed, how the money will be used and who will benefit. Requests should be mailed to USGIF James and Susan Clapper Education Initiative Fund, 2325 Dulles Corner Blvd., Suite 500, Herndon, VA, 20171. The deadline for applications is Friday, Nov. 3. See http://www.usgif.org/ or check out the full PR at http://www.gisuser.com/content/view/10040/
Dave over at the mapVine blog tells me about a newly developed free property mapping tool designed for the real estate sector. mapVine allows a web site owner to quickly create a map using Google Maps technology for their web site with little or no programming knowledge. Users setup a simple, free account and select a login/pw pair. then you simply start adding your rental listings. Currently the service is only for US properties but maybe that will expand down the road. You can check out the mashup and register to post at http://www.rentvine.com/map/. To test the waters I created a simple map using details of a property on craigslist.. see below… it took about 30 seconds for me to complete. Once done I’m provided with the code to embed the listing on my website… nice!