I’m not sure about your local community, but here in Norther Colorado (NOCO) we’ve got a pretty decent, albeit relatively small, but growing social media community. This is a group of people that follow tweet-ups, chamber of commerce events, Ignite events, social media training, etc… I can’t speak for everyone, however, I do feel that there are a couple of events/venues that typically outshine all the others.. namely the local Ignite events (we have Ignite Fort Collins @IgniteFC and down the road there’s a very popular Ignite Boulder following). I should clarify also that by social media goups, I’m referring to those that typically communicate and extend their reach via popular social media outlets like Twitter and facebook. [Read more…] about Planning a Social Media Meet-up… check the calendar first! The Joel Comm / Ignite Blunder
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I’m getting stoked about WhereCamp5280 as it appears the migration to NOCO has started for many.
For those of you not able to attend this un-conference, you can follow along via Twitter (#WhereCamp5280) and thanks to Dave Bouwman for planning to stream via GeoGeekTV (hopefully) see – http://www.ustream.tv/channel/GeoGeekTV At WhereCamp we’ll be hearing all about space and location, GIS, spatial data, GPSes, mash-ups, web-mapping, location-based services, geo-caching, locative games, place-based art, GeoServer, OpenLayers, PostGIS and other geo-Geeky topics!
I’m just up the road (north on I25) so I won’t have to be pulling out the tent and running off to basecamp but I have to admit it looks like a fun idea!! See also a few Twitteres that will be in attendance including:
@pmbatty @dbouwman bentuttle1 @cageyjames @gishack @ajturner @bernszukalski @KateAChapman @publicearth @dylanhettinger @ebwolf @VKouyoumjian and yours truly @gletham – if you plan on tweeting from WhereCamp and I missed you, feel free to leave your twitter handle in a comment
For more on WhereCamp5280 See also this google group http://groups.google.com/group/wherecamp5280
Its been around for a number of years and Global Mapper has just added even more functionality with their latest update at v11.In this release Built-in DigitalGlobe imagery access was significantly improved, a native 64-bit version is available, free built-in access to global street-level maps from OpenStreetMap.org is included, added support for numerous new formats, including MrSID MG4 LIDAR, Vertical Mapper (MapInfo) Grid/Clutter, QCT, QED, HTF, SPS, BAG, and many others.Global Mapper also includes the ability to directly access multiple online sources of imagery, topographic maps, and gridded terrain data. This includes access to worldwide high resolution color imagery from DigitalGlobe (watermarked access for free), detailed street maps from OpenStreetMap.org, and access to the entire TerraServer-USA database of USGS satellite imagery and topographic maps free-of-charge. See more about this release HERE or grab it at http://www.globalmapper.com/