For a while now I have been trying to find a better quality mp3 encoder, one that would sound closer to the AAC version of the weekly podcast. I think I have succeeded, however if you have any problems playing this week’s podcast (Episode 178) please let us know.
I have been clicking pictures with the iPhone since we arrived in Las Vegas for Autodesk University 2008. Facebook has been the receptacle for the images so far but if you aren’t a member of the VerySpatial group then you can just check them out here. We will be adding more pictures through Wednesday night.
I knew it! You ate too much turkey (gobbler or tofu) with dressing and ALL of the fixings didn’t you. Now you are sitting there contemplating your navel…which seems much closer than is was before you ate as the triptophan begins to kick in and your head tilts forward as you start to fall asleeeee…..huh? What? Oh yeah I was wriing. SO! Take this moment to think of what you are thankful for in your life and share it with someone, ’cause what is the point of keeping it bottled up. If you are on Twitter (and who isn’t) share your Tweetsgiving wishes (check it out even you aren’t on Twitter). If you want to share it with us, feel free to leave comment here, leave us a voice mail on our phone line or skype account or just yell your Thanksgiving wishes really loud out the window…we might hear it, you never know.
We hope that everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving! even if you aren’t in the US.
If you are in Greensboro, NC come over today (Monday) to see us at the SEDAAG conference. We are around behind the poster section.
We have been busy on the phones getting together a great group of interviews to share with you over the course of Geography Awareness Week (November 16-22). We chose to go with a single theme, Geography Careers and Training, throughout our interviews this year. So far we have spoken to Matt Rosenberg from Geography @ About.com, Anne Pollard Haywood of the MyWonderfulWorld Campaign, Hilary Perkins from URISA (I have been holding onto this one for a month), Jessica Touchard of GeoSearch, Inc., and Matt Koeppe of the AAG. We missed Rick Lawson of ESRI, our GISDay regular, while he was in town this week, but we hope to get him on the phone to keep the tradition alive.
As always, we will have daily posts that highlight each day’s themes (Monday: Human Geography, Tuesday: Physical Geography, Wednesday: GIS Day, Thursday: Global Hotspots, and Friday: Careers) along with this year’s overall theme of The Americas.
As many of you know VerySpatial has a presence on a few social networking sites, but it has been a while since we mentioned them on the blog, and we have probably added a few feeds to boot. Here are the details:
You can find each of these links, along with our email addresses on our Contacts page. We look forward to hearing from you!
This past weekend we released an episode that was a bit disjointed. When we recorded it I thought I was going to toss it out and record a new episode, because there were so many directions. After listening to it though I realized that it is what the neogeo landscape is like in an academic department, everyone is taking a little piece of, or ignoring, neogeo and focusing on their interpretation of that piece that impacts them.
In the past we have talked about neogeography topics, but we had a fairly organized plan of attack. This time I surprised everyone with the fact that we were recording We found our way through the discussion in due course but not without different perspectives. The bit that I found most compelling was Frank’s focus on the issues of neogeo data and how he went straight toward those topics that traditional geographers focus on…how to validate and vet user generated content. The confusion and disjointedness of the episode reflects that there are clearly different perspectives on the topic. Let us know what you think about how those in the traditional geospatial professions, government, and academia are considering the data, tools, and approaches that have come to light in the last few years.
a quick public service announcement for those in the US…
Please remember to set your clocks back one hour as we kick Daylight Savings time to the curb for a few months.
That is all
From all of us to all of you
Remember to be safe while acquiring your confectionery delights and don’t trip over your costume.
I have just finished editing this week’s episode a bit early due to Sue and I hitting the Digital Humanities and Computer Science Colloquium at the University of Chicago this weekend. During my time editing the main topic (on NeoGeo and academia) I noticed that I said ‘you know” WAY too many times and I just wanted to say I will be cutting back on my use of that particular phrase (yes, I said it THAT many times). I think this is one of our better topics in a while content wise, but I was apparently a little too laid back last weekend when we recorded it