Just a few updates on the site tonight. The podcast page is up-to-date, the calendar has had a couple of additions but keep an eye out for even more events soon, the media kit is updated in case your company wants to help us get to the next conference :-), and the forum is kind of quiet so head over and give a shout out.
Since we have now all heard, read, and seen information regarding the new 9.2 release from ESRI, I am curious what you are looking forward to from the new release. Head over to the the front page of VerySpatial.com to let us know.
We have been throwing podcasts up left and right so far. Sunday resulted in our Day 1 podcast including talks about MyWonderfulWorld.org and GISDay.com, and a Meet the Authors 1 podcast with a few ESRI Press authors. For Monday I am currently uploading our Day 2 podcast with our take on the morning plenaries and interviews with a couple of folks we grabbed at the MapGallery. I will also be uploading short interviews with many of the education institutions that were represented at the Education Fair in the next couple of days. Tomorrow will bring more interviews and more information.
Just a reminder, since we have begun to post on the conference podcast feed, to subscribe to the new conference feed so that you can keep up with the UC this week and all of our future conferences. The conference feed is in iTunes now, but if you are one of the few using another aggregator the you can add us directly with:
The VerySpatial crew spent the day today digging the ‘foundation’ for Frank’s new walkway that extends the length of the front of his house. The up shot is that Sue and I found that our mad digging skills that were honed as field archaeologists have definitely atrophied during our stint as keyboard jockeys. If anyone is going to be around next weekend, Frank could probably use help filling our hole with gravel and such
Yes, it is a shamless plug, I know. But, we wrote a short article about the ‘New Media’, including podcasts, blogs, etc. and their role in disseminating information about geography and geospatial technologies, and it was accepted for the latest issue (July-September 2006) of ArcUser magazine. We’re very excited, naturally, and hope you check it out!
I was going to let people find our new forum topic on their own until Adena posted about the change to NASA’s mission statement (via the NY Times). Our forum topic (and associated poll) asks what you think about NASA leaving satellites in the closet while they look to the stars. Head over and let us know what you think.
We have the winners for our anniversary contest. We would like to congratulate all of our winners and wish everyone else luck on our next contest.
Keith Miller – Grand Prize winner … iPod Nano
Andy Barry … Messenger Bag
John McLaughlin… Polo Shirt
John Banning … Polo Shirt
Brad Neuhauser … Shirt
Well we have been talking about getting the forums up and running for some time now. We finally decided that it is better to get it out there and let folks let us know what it needs. Head over to forum.veryspatial.com and register and start talking today. Expect issues for a little while as we figure out the spam filters and the whole moderating thing in general.
There are only a few hours left to get the answers to the five questions and enter our anniversary contest. All entries must be emailed by 12:00PM PST (GMT -8) on July 18, 2006 to contest at veryspatial dot com.