Some interesting new plans and pricing are coming from T-Mobile, and they include data, lots of it! For example, in their latest announcement some new options come into effect July 24. The Value plans offer single-line and multiline options with a range of price points for talk, unlimited text and unlimited data with 2 GB, 5 GB or 10 GB of high-speed data — with no data overage charges. An example, T-Mobile’s new Value family plan with unlimited talk, unlimited text and unlimited data with 2 GB of high-speed data is just $49.99 per line for two lines – customers could add an overage-free mobile broadband Value plan to their voice service for $19.99 per month with 2 GB of high-speed data for products. See More information on T-Mobile’s service plans is available at http://www.t-mobile.com or checkout the plans HERE
Archives for July 20, 2011
This video shot on location at the ACSM Esri Survey Summit in San Diego features Randy Noland and Colleagues Joe Sass, and Marco Cecala as they discuss the convergence of GIS and surveying and get into the topics of data accuracy, evolution of software, and Esri’s perceived view of these topics. This is part 1 of a 3 Part video series and all 3 videos can be found online HERE
I have to thanks my friend and colleague Randy Noland of MachineControlOnline for tipping me off about this one… this video is brilliant. I love the simplicity here and although hilarious it really does put things into perspective somewhat! Enjoy… about 1:30 in this thing really gets going – I love it! Why is the US economy so strong… because it’s owned by China!! OMG
Thank goodness I follow @daeaves on Twitter else I may not have even been aware that the Province of Bitish Columbia (where I live) has rolled out their open data portal at http://www.data.gov.bc.ca/ – the first of it’s kind in Canada. From the portal, DataBC will have about 2500 sets of data to start. This data is free, searchable and available for everyone to use.
The site puts data front and center although there are other resources that they make available, including a list of useful open mapping resources and government web services (like GeoCommons), and quite interesting, a suggested list of apps built on open data. Finally, there’s also some suggested community resources, including a pointer to their Twitter account @data_BC as well as a blog for information about plans and updates. The Data catalog already has 100s of sources of data, most available as XLS or CSV files for quick download.