Trying something new on Episode 35

We have three great interviews that I want to be together in Episode 35 this week, but I don’t want to cut them down or serve them as special episodes. What I have decided to do instead is to take an idea that James Fee suggested this past week and serve up the opening news section by itself tonight after I get it encoded and serve the main content up separately, though it will be in 3 sub episode (a, b, and c) since each interview was between 15 and 25 minutes in length. I am using this as an experiment and will post a poll on it later in the week to see what people think of seperating the news, web corner and events from the main discussion. Let us know your thoughts through a comment or email.

Also keep in mind that I will be creating a new conference feed as soon as we get through the rest of the EDS content so that you can choose whether to receive conference content.

Last call for Desktop GIS round-up

I am about a month behind on getting our Desktop GIS round-up podcast out, but now that our conference push is out of the way for 6 weeks I am ready to prep the show and the related reference page. If you haven’t had a chance to offer your suggestions on open source and commercial options add it to the comments list on the previous post please do so by March 29.

GIS for Archaeology and CRM

AVSP listener and fellow GIS in archaeology enthusiast, Matt, started a blog last week.  The aptly named GIS for Archaeology and CRM will be a great place to find information on the use of geospatial technologies for Cultural Resource Management from someone who is still in the field.  For those of you not familiar with the CRM it is the industry that has grown, in the US, out of various pieces of legislation that are intended to protect significant cultural resources (archaeological, historical, architectural, etc).  The National Historic Preservation Act and the National Environemental Policy Act are the two primary pieces of legislation in the US.  CRM is driven by similar legislation and ideas in other countries.