From the White House blog: c. We will release more details on the event soon, but it will be an opportunity to highlight both the remarkable stories of Makers like Joey and commitments by leading organizations to help more students and entrepreneurs get involved in making things.
Archives for February 2014
Now available from the US Census Bureau, a very useful tool for business and others looking for population and migration trends by county. The County-to-County Migration Flows Tables , which use data collected by the American Community Survey between 2007 and 2011, show how many U.S. residents move from one specific county to another during the course of a year.
The Census Bureau has updated its online mapping tool, the Census Flows Mapper , with the 2007-2011 American Community Survey statistics, permitting users to visualize these figures. One may select any county in the nation and view which counties had outbound flows from that county, inbound flows to that county, and a net gain or net loss in the exchange. One may also filter the map by educational attainment and income levels.
Indeed this is a very common topic that often comes up, particularly when you ask someone about how their company uses social media or if they encourage it. Well now, a Canadian research firm has churned out some numbers that seems to indicate that the top wasters of people’s time at the office comes from socializing and needless or personal surfing of the Internet – big shocker right! For big business the culprit seems to be meetings .
There’s been loads of activity in the Geo industry, starting with jobs, lots of them! Just have a wander around GeoJobs.BIZ and check out the latest opportunities that include positions for: Developer Advocate, Product Engineers, Interns, Software Developers, consultants, and many more! The following are just a sampling of some of the opportunities available to you:
- Software Product Engineer – Imagery and Remote Sensing – Ready to design something new? Take charge in building new mapping applications for defense and intelligence communities that combine imagery and remote sensing data with the power of ArcGIS.
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This week, Seattle-based Lizardtech, the experts in image compression, have rolled out Express Server 9. After 10 years in development, Express Server at R9 boasts a painless, automated upgrade process for users [think upgrade in minutes while retaining all of your existing system configurations and migrating all catalogs] and something new and very cool for users, now included with Express Server is the ExpressZip web app.
Recall with Express Server users can quickly and easily distribute raster imagery via any client, including web and mobile. High visual quality is retained while support for all popular image data formats are supported including: MrSID, JPEG 2000, NITF, Geospatial PDF and more. Express Server runs in a 64 bit environment and as a bonus to new users, is available as a fully functional, free, 30 day trial (See http://www.lizardtech.com/downloads/express-server-trial-registration/)
Just in time for the Sochi Olympics, a news map from Esri – this one enables users to relive 20 infamous events in the history of the Olympics, from gender discrimination in Ancient Olympia to the “whack heard ‘round the world” that almost derailed Nancy Kerrigan’s career. See Olympic Controversies, Scandals, & Stardom
I simply had to share this because of the pure awesomeness of it all. I know its completely unrelated to anything Geo but who cares, if you don’t want to watch it don’t bother – Enjoy…