Next week at the AAG I would like to put up a poster during the Geospatial Technology Event with a little info on the community and the technologies (blogging and podcasting) that enables our social networking frenzy. As part of the poster I would like to include the names, logos and links of the sites that are interested. If you would like your site included on the poster please email Jesse your site name, logo (if you have one), link and a one sentence description of the site. Please send these materials no later than Thursday April 12. I will put a draft of the poster up by Saturday and I will print it on Monday.
Well, we tell you about upcoming events every week…we even update the calendar occasionally, but we are curious how often you get to hang with your fellow geography geeks at geography conferences or geospatial tech events. Social networking 1.0 at its best. Take the poll and let us know how many conferences you are going to attend in 2007.
Well the Holux’s have it. The vote was 6-2 for the Holux with the other two votes going one each to the Pharo and TeleType. The Holux has been ordered and should be here before AAG…
VerySpatial is in search of a simple and small bluetooth GPS to use as we wander through the conferences coming up this summer. The poll is back on the left hand column of the site. I haven’t had any luck finding a good comparison of the current round of units in terms of ease of use, battery consumption, stability, and connectivity, so we are hoping some of you have these units and might be willing to speak on their behalf. Feel free to email details or other units that I didn’t include that you think are worth considering.
I am almost out of materials to post from the Dev Summit, so the conference feed and Special Episodes will be quieting down early next week. But do not fear, we are mere weeks from the AAG which I am sure will provide us with a wealth of audio and video content come mid-April. On that note if you live in the Bay Area or will be in town for one of the conferences that will be going on the week of April 16, send us an email and we may even interview you (we really want to get 2 minute blurb of papers if folks are willing).
Yep, apparently the next and previous buttons have been missing since we upgraded to 2.1 and I hadn’t noticed and probably wouldn’t have unless folks had shared their absence…thanks by the way…so all is good and you can once again find out what happened before the last 10 posts if you are so inclined.
Well, Sue and I left Frank back in Morgantown to catch a flight to Palm Springs this morning. We are currently sitting in the Dallas/Fort Worth airport waiting for the connection in a couple of hours. We found some fun items in the SkyMall catalog like personalized map jigsaw puzzles, custom Lat/Long plaques for your house, and of course the lovable, huggable globe. We should be in Palm Springs in time to catch the end of the Showcase this afternoon and make it to the geobloggers meet-up tonight.
For some reason the enhanced content (images and links) didn’t come through in the export of the AAC (mp4) version of Episode 85. Head over to the show notes to find out the details of this week’s episode, I hope to have the problem figured out by Episode 86 next weekend.
Either Sue or I have to skip part of the Podcasting and Blogging/New Media session on Friday morning since we are co-authors on a presentation and the lead isn’t going to be able to make it to the AAG. This leaves a spot open, and while I have no doubt that those in attendance will keep the conversation going, it sometimes helps to have a more people to share the load. If you are interested in sharing your New Media experiences and will be attending the AAG in April, send me an email and I will get back to you soon.
Sorry, I took down the blog for at least an hour while upgrading WordPress. Apparently the problem I had wasn’t uncommon, and since I made plenty of back-ups before I started (unlike the terrible Very Spatial Poll update of ’06 which I still haven’t brought back yet) I wasn’t too worried about getting back eventually. Bonus, I found some files that need to be cleaned out.