Heading to Palm Springs

We are on the road again.  This time on our way to Palm Springs for the ESRI Dev Summit.  If you are going to be there keep an eye open for the microphone.  When we aren’t in sessions we will be in the Andreas Room interviewing folks or wandering the floor hitting people up for interviews.  We will be doing daily reviews at the EDS starting tomorrow night.  See you in Palm Springs.

Utah High School Student wins $100,000 scholarship

The winner of the 2006 Intel Science Talent Search is Shannon Babb of Highland, Utah, who won a $100,000 college scholarship for her project studying the impacts of humans and animals on the Spanish Fork River drainage system. Not only did she spend six months studying the drainage system, she also came up with recommendations for improving water quality. Shannon’s study is something physical geographers interested in hydrology do all the time, so maybe she will take her scholarship and use it to study geography!


Meet Jesse

Jesse is the audio tech guy of the group. Always glaring at Frank since he knows that editing is inevitable, Jesse remains ever hopeful that someday a show will be recorded from beginning to ending that is void of bad puns that he would never release unto the unsuspecting world. 🙂

Currently a PhD candidate in Geography, Jesse focuses on the integration of phenomenology and geospatial technologies to study prehistoric cultural landscape. He has a day job in the geospatial technology field. He has also, some how, become a Registered Professional Archaeologist and holds an MA in Geography and a BS in Anthropology with a concentration in archaeology.

Wired News 3-part series on Global Warming

Wired News just posted the first part of their 3-part series on global warming, which will consist of interviews with 3 leading authors on the topic. First up is Tim Flannery, of the University of Adelaide, who is director of the South Australian Museum. The second installment will feature environmentalist Lester R. Brown, founder of the Earth Policy Institute, and the series will finish up with Elizabeth Kolbert, a writer for The New Yorker.

Two more AAG episodes

Well, we have two more episodes left from our interviews at the AAG.  These are both with the education representatives from ESRI and Intergraph.  Look for those in the near future, though I am not sure I will get them both out before we head out to Palm Springs.