to WordPress 2.3 with a little bit of grief (had to upgrade to MySQL 5 finally). Please let me know if you find anything that may have been broken in the upgrade.
Just before we spoke with Jack Dangermond at the SAG awards session at the ESRI UC, we got the chance to meet Dr. Roger Tomlinson, commonly referred to as the ‘father of GIS’. He was a good chat, and informed us that West Virginia played an early role in wine made in the US. Click on the image to see it at full size.
We are beginning to plan the third New Media panel for the upcoming AAG in Boston (in April). We have had great panels and very interested audiences (if not always the largest). I would like to include 2 or 3 geobloggers/podcasters who plan to attend AAG or live near Boston and we will try to find a local blogger and someone with a reader’s perspective to kind of explain the pros and cons of keeping up with our deluge of content.
If you are interested in participating in the panel please email me. There are a couple of folks I have been trying to entice for the last couple of years that hopefully will be able to join us this year.
On a side note, I am also going to try to put together something for the ESRI Ed UC next August as well, so email if you are interested in talking about education, communication, and the internet.
While I ordered an iPod Touch the day it was announced, I made a trip up to Pittsburgh this afternoon since they are hitting the Apple Stores before they ship from the online store. While I wouldn’t usually make the trip just for a new toy, I have been waiting for this toy for about 2 years. My first reaction is definitely fanboyish…but I hope to have more time to play with it before we record tomorrow to get a better description than “frickin’ sweet”.
This relates to 2 things:
1) As we draw near the end of summer and the beginning of classes, it looks as if things are beginning to calm down in the VerySpatial-verse which means blog posts and podcast planning should be on the rise in a week or so (along with a rise in the watching of movies missed this summer)
2) We will be mailing out all of the contest winnings early next week after we dig the contest shelf contents out of the box that went from the apartment to the VS office/studio.
The great and powerful Dave pointed out a couple of oversights in the post for SE 23 (thanks Dave!). I misspelled Aileen Buckley’s name (apologies Aileen) and I completely forgot to post the second half of the interview which was a discussion with Craig Gilgrass about how folks are taking to some of the Geodatabase features in 9.2. An insightful little discussion if I do say so.
In my defense, I am…well, I am a person who needs to be edited. Check out SE 23 and keep an eye on the conference feed for the final ESRI UC vendor coverage coming soon. Also, now that we have moved the department it is almost time to move apartments as well.
We often talk about global warming, going green, and our role on the environment in the podcast and blog, but we are kind of curious where you stand on the green spectrum so your options are:
As for the last poll it looks like most people don’t really get a chance to make it to conferences. Bug your boss and get out there so you can share your experience and learn from others.
Don’t forget that you have until 11:59PM Pacific Daylight Time on July 2 to answer any of the 5 contest questions we have posted over the last 5 weeks. For each question you answer correctly you receive an extra entry…answer all 5 questions correctly your name will be in the hat 5 times. You can get the full details and links to the questions in this post. The Grand Prize winner will be announced on episode 104, our second anniversary.
The Grand Prize will be a Mio 320C, but there will also be other great prizes as well.
Everyone has returned to the east, with Barb and Frank back in WV and Sue and I in Charlottesville, VA for the Geography and Humanities conference that was hosted by AAG, ALCS, and UVA. Overall, a good conference, though I was a bit out of it from Friday’s travel and an early morning to meet to finish our presentation.
While we have gone lite on content hear in VA, I still have interviews and content from ISDE5 and the ESRIUC to put up on the main feed and the conference feed over the next couple of weeks.
Oh yeah, and we received a Special Achievement in GIS award from ESRI. We send props out to all of the geobloggers and geopodcasters out there who deserve a piece of this for their outreach to the geospatial community at large.