I love the year end because we get treated to all those wonderful, interesting Best of the year, Top stories, and Top 100 lists – I can’t get enough of them myself. So with the news trickling in at a snail pace and relatively little activity coming our of the business World what else are we to read? I’ve been catching up a little bit over the past day or so and found some great material to satisfy my craving for geotech news and substance of interest. The following are just 10 things (no particular order) that I’ve read lately and would offer up to you as some suggested reading while you sip your coffee… enjoy!
Archives for December 2014
Some fun stuff coming out at year end, case in point, how about a Top 10 style list of the worst reasons to dial 911. From BC, Canada, the annual post that revisits the worst reported calls that the E-911 operators received during the year – hard to believe really!
This via the Google Developers Youtube… Coder and activist Jennifer Pahlka believes that apps, built quickly and cheaply, are a powerful new way to connect citizens to their governments. Google’s Steph Hannon chats about the future of Code for America and how to get involved.
Women Techmakers presents Jennifer Pahlka interviewed by Steph Hannon
AddThis has shared an interesting post that reveals some of the best times for social sharing over the Holiday Season – Tips for best day and time to post to Twitter, facebook, LinkedIn and Pinterest are provided
Here’s a fabulous New Year E-learning opportunity for the young GeoGeek, or anyone looking to polish up their programming skills. QGIS, much like Python, is a skill all the cool kids are learning, and employers are craving! Enter this MOOC from Delmar that enables you to learn valuable QGIS skills in a self paced, online environment – Oh, and it’s free!
Self paced. February, 23 2015 – March 27, 2015
Great stuff from NASA… remember Buddy in the Holiday movie trying to light up his house to be seen from space?? From NASA… It’s official — our holiday lights are so bright we can see them from space. Thanks to the VIIRS instrument on the Suomi NPP satellite, a joint mission between NASA and NOAA, scientists are presenting a new way of studying satellite data that can illustrate patterns in holiday lights, both during Christmas and the Holy Month of Ramadan. These new tools can provide new insights into how energy consumption behaviors vary across different cultural settings – Read More
Alex Philp is a smart cookie, so any opportunity that you have a chance to see and hear him deliver a talk you really should take advantage of it. Most recently, Alex delivered a Spark at an Ignite event.. enjoy the video as Alex enlightens you on measuring everything, sensors and more in just 5 minutes. You can follow Alex on Twitter @BigDataAlex
Lots of activity in the GeoTech space this week so far. the following are 10 new items of interest to appear at GISuser – A Tip – be sure to send your news tips to us!
“GISuser.com” – 10 new articles
- Automation in Trimble Positions Software Suite Optimizes Data Integrity for GIS Professionals
- Timmons Group Welcomes Tim Sheldon to Their GIS Transportation Team
- Now Available: Explorer for ArcGIS on Android #mobiletip
- European Space Agency Private Cloud from Orange Business Services Helps Scientists Do Rocket Science Instead of IT
- 5 new features Android fans want to see
- European Space Imaging – Supporting OPEKEPE
- PRIA Announces Approval of Redaction Best Practices Paper
- L’Avion Jaune Selects Septentrio’s RTK Technology for YellowScan
- What’s New In ArcGIS Online
- ROTC students charting new territory with GIS technology
Route 85 is coming to the Google Developers Youtube Channel – is working on a series of videos for iOS developers. Bet you never would have thought this would come out of the GooglePlex!
Some cool stuff from NASA, an opportunity for developers who really want to help with a great cause! NASA in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is offering more than $35,000 in prizes to citizen scientists for ideas that make use of climate data to address vulnerabilities faced by the United States in coping with climate change.