We all knew this day would likely come, however, the news is still shocking… RIP Steve Jobs and thanks for your innovations and inspiration… RIP
Theres no question that many of us are now toting around tablets (like the iPad I’m currently using) but are we using these handy devices to their potential yet, or simply using them as our news reader, email client, and mobile companion? I noticed in a recent survey that I posted that many respondents indicated their many use of the tablet was as their e reader and news source. But what about actually working from your iPad? Perhaps penning a blog post, working on a spreadsheet, heck, how about field data collection on a mapping project? All these tasks and many more are easily accomplished on the tablet but why aren’t we comfortable doing so? my initial guess is the keyboard and perhaps the device size. connectivity issues may also be a problem for some, particularly those on wifi only devices. What are you using your tablet for in your job? Feel free to ping me on twitter @gletham and tell me about it.
FYI this is the first blog post I’ve penned using my iPad!
Are you heading to GeoINT later this month? If so, GeoDigital’s MAP – Mobile Application Platform is a “must see” on the GEOINT exhibition hall floor. About MAP… The first and only self-contained data acquisition and processing center of its kind, MAP can be deployed and operate independently anywhere in North America. And this is way cool… The customized MAP transports a helicopter, aviation fuel, onboard server network, satellite and cell tower communications systems and production facilities for up to a 5 person project team!
GeoDigital International will be demonstrating their capabilities in their Mobile Application Platform and will be featuring 3-D LiDAR and Imagery delivery via live demonstrations of GeoSpatial Intel On-line. They will also demonstrate feature extraction algorithms and change detection applications.
Attendees of GeoINT 2011 are invited to come by Booth 1217 for a demo also and register To WIN the very awesome Helicopter!
An interesting survey in the UK by skobbler reveals that millions of motorists have ended up shouting and swearing at their navigation system, otherwise known as Sat Nav Rage – losing their temper with their dashboard gadget. According to the survey results, the reasons for getting ticked off at the Nav devices result from unclear directions, annoying voice-overs, out of date and expensive maps, and taking them on unnecessary round-about journeys are most likely to test a driver’s patience – once person surveyed even boasted that they were so ticked off they threw their device out their car window!
TOP 10 SAT NAV ANNOYANCES
Recall Johns Hopkins hosted an info session last month, however, if you missed that one no worries, you have another chance. The Johns Hopkins University Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems cordially invites you to attend an Online Information Session October 10, 2011, 7:00 – 8:30pm EDT.
Learn about the program’s admission requirements, curriculum design, course structure, degree requirements, and how online education works. Participate in an online discussion and chat about the certificate with the Assistant Director.