Associations/Groups – International Geographical Union

The International Geographical Union is an academic organization intended to overcome the national and regional divides between geographers. They host an International Geographical Congress every 4 years, the last was Glasgow, Scotland in August 2004, with regional and topical conferences between.

In there own words:

The International Geographical Union has the following aims:

  1. to promote the study of geographical problems;
  2. to initiate and co-ordinate geographical research requiring international co-operation and to promote its scientific discussion and publication;
  3. to provide for the participation of geographers in the work of relevant international organizations;
  4. to facilitate the collection and diffusion of geographical data and documentation in and between all member countries;
  5. to promote International Geographical Congresses, regional conferences and specialized symposia related to the objectives of the Union;
  6. to participate in any other appropriate form of international co-operation with the object of advancing the study and application of geography;
  7. to promote international standardization or compatability of methods, nomenclature, and symbols employed in geography.

Show note feed or mail list?

Quick survey. Is anyone interested in a dedicated shownote feed (just as the podcast has its own feed) or even a mailing list for the show notes? Both options are fairly simple for me to implement, however I would like to know if anyone would actually use them if I spent to the time setting them up 🙂 If you would like to see either of these options please email me at podcast@veryspatial.com.

Episode 8 show notes will be out tomorrow (Monday) since I need to write tonight.

Second call for AAG panel participants

I am still looking for bloggers and podcasters who plan to attend the AAG meetings in Chicago in March and who are interested in participating in a panel session on the use of these new technologies. If you are interested please email me at ‘jesse at very spatial dot com’.

Hobu Podcast 2 out now

I noticed this yesterday, but I completely forgot to blog it. Howard Butler’s second podcast is out and he interviews James Fee of the popular Spatially Adjusted blog. They discuss a good bit of the state of GIS and a nice interlude where they discussed the joys of command line ArcInfo and the explosion of ArcView when it hit 3.0. I think Howard was a little overly critical of his first podcast where it was just him and a microphone, but that is just my opine 🙂

To give the podcast a listen head over to Hobu.biz.

Internet News Article | Internet satellite imagery under fire over security

The non-sense continues. To revisit this issue of high res imagery and security yet again visit Internet News Article | Reuters.com. This data is, and has been, available through contractors for some time now. Even back into the early 90’s there has been imagery available that was high enough resolution to make out many of these things are concerned about. We will continue to be grouchy as it all moves forward.

Welcome to visitors from The Map Room

We have had a nice little spike in our visitors thanks to Jonathan Crowe of The Map Room. I would like to welcome you all and point you to the links in the upper left corner that will take you around the site. The podcast can be downloaded directly through the “avsp podcast” link to the left, you can subscribe to it through iTunes, and if you would prefer to use your own Podcast aggregator the feed is http://feeds.feedburner.com/veryspatial. If you are not sure what I am talking about, you should find out more because podcasting (blogcasting, videocasting, etc) is a great way to get audio (and video) content that is interesting to you. If you are interested in learning more visit the Wikipedia entry.

All in all…welcome!