An interesting Map Challenge tip comes to us via Joseph Kerski (ESRI EDU outreach) . Joseph provides us with a heads up on a map contest from GeoTechCenter and SDSU, URL for uploading maps will be announced on 1 March, but designs/plans could be started on now. The “Bizarre Map Challenge” (BMC): A National Map Design Competition is Hosted by the National GeoTech Center (http://www.geotechcenter.org/) and San Diego State University. Awards: 1st prize: $5000 cash 2nd prize: $1000 cash, 3rd prize: $600 cash, 4th – 10th prizes: $200 cash for each
Archives for January 13, 2010
Here’s a tip on a handy, free resource to help those of you needing a little help with Twitter – If you’ve felt like tweeting for quite some time now, but didn’t know where to start, this guide is for you. Even though half the universe is on Twitter these days, beginning out of nothing isn’t always that evident. If you really want your Twitter to fly high, it doesn’t end with just creating an account. Especially with this many people on Twitter, it’s important to know the tools you’re working with, and the dazzling reach of this innovating technology. In over forty pages this guide tackles every Twitter feature, tip and trick you can think of. Learn to work the interface, to Tweet from your desktop, cool Twitter bots and which people to follow. Download The Complete Guide to Twitter
EverNote is a popular mobile app enabling users to store notes and other important media (photos, notes, web clips, video, PDFs and more). Recently the company has rolled out updates for Android, Palm, and Symbian clients. OF interest, users can now create snapshot notes without leaving the Evernote app. Just tap on the Snapshot Note option in the new note screen. After you’ve taken your photo, you will be given the option to add text, tags, and assign the note to a specific notebook. As a bonus, snapshots taken within Evernote will capture your GPS location, allowing you to plot them on a map later. See below a cool demo of the app running on Android… see evernote.com for more on the app.
Here’s an awesome resource that a colleague shared with me today on Twitter when I was asking about the situation in Haiti resulting from the devastating earthquake today (thanks to @jsteffenson). This awesome ESRI Flex Viewer app enables users to quickly pan around the Globe and map a number of variables from various data feeds, including reports from the USGS earthquake monitoring stations. Use the map to see exactly where the tremors occurred and locate the areas likely struck with devastation. See http://asademo.esri.com/flexviewer1_3/
An update from NAtural Resources Canada provides us with some tips on maps and webmapping resources from Canada including maps for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
Atlas of Canada 2010 Winter Olympics Mapping Project – The Atlas of Canada has published a special series of interactive maps in advance of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and Paralympic Winter Games. The Winter Olympic Medallists Map depicts the birthplace of past Canadian Winter Olympic and Paralympic medallists. As Canada’s new Winter Olympic medal winners emerge during the Vancouver games, this interactive map will be updated to show their birthplaces.
A promotional poster map has also been produced depicting the location of 2010 Olympic sites. The poster map covers a large region of southern British Columbia, and uses detailed inset maps to show all Olympic venues.