While we are on object 1035, this is actually our 1,000th post. Thanks for being mildly curious about what we have had to say over the last year or so, and we plan to be here until we reach another large number of posts 😉

Keep an eye out for our 100th podcast (weekly and road) later this month or early Sept.

New poll after the UC

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 to let us know.

ESRI UC – Sunday and Monday

We have been throwing podcasts up left and right so far. Sunday resulted in our Day 1 podcast including talks about and, 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.

Landspaping, not landscapes

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 🙂

Contest 4 Winners

ipodWe 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

Forums up in ‘beta’

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 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.