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Archives for October 2008
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Here’s another one of those stupid thief stories! This time some rocket scientists nabbed surveying equipment – a big problem in that industry! According to DetroitNews online, The events started Tuesday, when a thief broke into a surveyor’s truck near Harper and Conner on Detroit’s east side and stole $25,000 worth of surveying equipment. A savvy office then found a listing on Ebay where the seller claimed he was in Texas but the photos proved otherwise, it definitely wasn’t Texas, in fact it was in Detroit and a cop recognized the street! Nice job to the Detroit Police detectives for nailing these scumbags!
Wow, I used to run up and down the hill at SFU way back when I was interning in Vancouver… now here’s your chance to do the same! The Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University is currently accepting applications for its MA, MSc and PhD programs for entry in September 2009. Areas of research expertise include urban, political, cultural, legal, economic, environmental and health geography; fluvial and glacial geomorphology, hydrology, biogeography, soil science, water resources science and limnology; and GIScience. See more on the website
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
The Department of Geography at McGill has announced graduate recruitment for entry in September 2009. Student assistantships are available for positions advertised on the department website, and funding beyond these are available from numerous sources including federal and provincial fellowships, teaching, and research assistantships. Applicants are asked to contact an appropriate faculty member to determine if she or he may be willing to serve as a supervisor. McGill is one of the top ranked universities in the world, and the department is an active research community with particular strengths in Earth System Science; Development; Environmental Management; GIS/Remote Sensing; Land Surface Process Studies; and Political, Urban, Economic, and Health Geography. Montreal is a unique and vibrant multicultural urban community, with excellent quality of life and affordability. See http://www.geog.mcgill.ca/gradrecruitment.html
I may be a bit biased because we sell the darned things, but these historical maps (from our sister site, Amerisurv.com) are darned sweet! Anyone looking for a space to fill on the office (or home) wall, look no more. Select from more than 100 and have em delivered to your door in a couple of days. Check out my 1888 map of Florida! You can browse the collection HERE – maps from almost every State available.
Perhaps a little elementary but also useful to those not familiar with switching their S60 mobile device. This little video shows you the Switch application that comes with s60 3 devices, enabling users to change phones quickly and without hassle.
Got mobile GPS? Here’s another great app to consider! I’m just checking out Sanoodi, another social networking app for outdoor enthusiasts – rather similar to Nokia Sports Tracker but offers much more. Essentially it enables users to share their routes (walk, jog, ride etc…) store them in their profile, share them etc… What’s really cool though is the SMap app – free route recording and sharing applications for GPS equipped mobiles. The app supports Symbian S60 (think Nokia N95), iPhone, Blackberry, and Win Mobile. Users can store their routes and even export their tracks as KML or GPX files… nice! See http://www.sanoodi.com or see more in this recent PR from the company. Stay tuned as I have yet to load the mobile app and test it out – I have a great feeling about this application!
Ah yes, free GIS data… you know how much I love it and you likely know how I hate seeing people get ripped off buying it from data repositories (aka, data whores…) To continue my free data love today’s State spotlight gets turned onto Alaska. Check out this piece for a newly updated piece on State resources for free Alaska GIS data. I’m updating the list and going through state by state so in a couple of months the BIG, FREE data resource will be complete… think of it as a whackin pantload of data for the taking!
Just got my new “dothegreenthing” poster to remind me to keep acting green and being responsible. Over at the website the group has made the poster available for PDF download in several sizes so now you can have a nice big A2, A3, or A4 size poster on the office wall to remind people to be green!