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A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 295

A VerySpatial Podcast
Shownotes – Episode 295
March 14, 2011

Main Topic: Our conversation on the increasingly visible role of geospatial technologies in natural disaster response and hazards research

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  • This week’s podsafe music: “Re: Your Brains” by Jonathan Coulton
  • News

  • UK over reliant on GPS?
  • OpenGeo Suite Enterprise 2.4.0
  • Beta 1 of MapGuide Maestro 3.0
  • US Redistricting in the news – Examples:
  • New Jersey
  • Colorado
  • California
  • North Carolina
  • Web Corner

  • Japan Sendai Earthquake data portal
  • Main Topic

  • This week we share some of our thoughts on the increasingly important, and visible, role of geospatial technologies in reacting to natural disasters such as the Japan earthquake and tsunami through mapping, location-based social media, and remotely-sensed imagery. We also touch on the role of geospatial technologies in hazards research.
  • Tip of the Week

  • TileMill
  • Events Corner

  • TUgis 2011: 23-24 March, Towson University, MD
  • Third Global Conference on Economic Geography 2011: Space, Economy and Environment : 28 June – 2 July, Seoul, South Korea
  • 6th International Conference of Critical Geography: 16-20 August, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Autodesk University 2011: 29 November – 1 December, The Venetian, Las Vegas, NV
  • This week, A VerySpatial Podcast is sponsored by Esri

  • The Esri Technical Certification Program recognizes expertise in desktop, developer, and enterprise use of Esri technology. GIS professionals can take exams to achieve Esri technical certification to demonstrate their proficiency using Esri software. For more information and to register for an exam, visit