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.
Episode 52 will be up in the next few hours and the last Where 2.0 interview (really a post interview that we did last Firday) with Talent, makers of Cruiser, will be up mid-week due to the need to get a grant proposal out the door. Sorry about the delay.
Even though Verizon said it wouldn’t be up for another week, when I plugged in my modem the connection was live and stable. We should be through the majority of moving this weekend, so hopefully we will be back to blogging form next week.
Until then we have two great episodes coming up, including a discussion with Peter Batty of Intergraph for our 1 year anniversary (we didn’t actually plan it that way, it just happened). We will be talking with him next week so keep an ear open for that one.
We want to know where you began your interest in Geography or geospatial technologies. Did you start off in some other field and happen upon the importance of being ‘spatial’, or did you know where you were all along? Head over to the front page of VerySpatial and let us know your roots.
I apologize for not having episode 51 up on time. It is a great interview with John Tolva of IBM. Look for it Monday.
Update: I have found how to make WebCalendar allow subscriptions. If you are using an iCalendar based software use http://www.veryspatial.com/calendar/publish.php/?user=public as the subscription address and you should receive all updates to the calendar as we publish them.
We have just added over 20 new events to the calendar, so be sure to check those out to figure out where you want to take your vacation this year 😉
We are primarily pulling from the AAG, GITA, and URISA calendars to fill out our calendar. If you know of any other organizations or companies that keep lists of upcoming events please let us know so we can include their announcements in our calendar.