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We just finished up our session (3 papers all ended up in the same general session) here at the SAA conference in San Juan. Sue kicked things off with geovisualization and historic archaeology. I kidnapped a presentation that our professor/co-author couldn’t make it to present and talked about the ‘googlization of archaeology’ which I will write up for the site soon. Finally, I presented by own paper about linking Higuchi viewsheds to phenomenological landscape archaeology through the use of geospatial technologies. Overall it was kind of quiet since it was an evening session, but it was 3 hours of good papers none the less.
We have been grabbing short interviews where possible, but we aren’t going to be able to get as many as I had hoped due to various issues. Either way look for some cool uses of geospatial tech from archaeologists in this week’s episode.
It is all Frank’s fault. We were sitting around, recording an episode of the podcast, and the next thing you know a Queen reference was tossed out leading to me contemplating “We are the champions”…next thing you know the idea for our new t-shirt that declares to all that “We will, We will, Map you!”
Head over to our store and take a look at this and other items.
A new poll is up on veryspatial.com. Head over to the site and let us know how you listen to your podcasts.
The results of the last poll show that most of you like to get the podcast as is. With that in mind in the future I am going to try to provide a feed that will just be news and events, and an AAC version of the full podcast so that we can include chapter breaks and pictures timed to the content. This of course means I have to figure out why the our current split feed isn’t working correctly AND get us back into iTunes.
We were sitting there, recording the podcast, the next thing Sue and I knew Frank had thrown out two challenges/contests to see what you are doing for EarthDay! When the dust had settled here is what was left.
EarthDay Contest #1
EarthDay Contest #2
All entries for both contests should go to contest at veryspatial.com by May 4, 2006.
Check out Episode 39 for details, and Episode 42 for the results. There are at least t-shirts on the line as prizes and probably more once I check our shelves (OK so it just one shelf, but still…)
Apparently we have disappeared from iTunes. I am guessing this is due to the edits to the feed. This won’t impact anyone who isn’t using iTunes (all 30 of you ) and shouldn’t impact anyone who is already subscribed…just those who might try to subscribe or download individual episodes through iTunes. Hopefully Apple will be able to just put the info back up since we had 1 or 2 reviews (thanks by the way), otherwise we will just start from scratch.
I just wanted to let all of the subscribers know that I am editing the main podcast feed today so your aggregator may think all of the episodes are new and try to download them all again. I apologize for the inconvenience but it will help us break out the conference episodes in the future.
Update: The both feeds (regular and conference) are set up but there is an issue, so all episodes are showing up in both feeds when I use feedburner (fine if I use the original rss, but you are all subscribed using the feedburner feed ). I am following a couple of threads on the libsyn forums to see if they get answers to issue in the next couple of days otherwise I will track someone down and get some direct help.
So Jesse and I are travelling again….this time we are taking a group of GIS students to tour some facilities that use GIS in the Maryland and DC area. Tomorrow we are visiting EarthData International and the Montgomery County GIS and, if they are OK with it, we’ll let you know what we got to see.
Keep in mind that there is just a week left to take the ESRI Podcast Survey. Ten of the respondents will be chosen at random to receive a book from ESRI. The book Agile Development Using the ICONIX Method follows a real-life .NET/C# project using ArcGIS Server from inception to working code. To take the survey head over to http://www.esri.com/veryspatial.
Our new poll is up (it can be found it the left column of the site) and we asks\ your opinion on how we should move forward with the podcast offering. As you know the length of the show has been growing, especially the interview driven episodes. With that in mind, and some ideas that James Fee shared at the Dev Summit, we have come up with some viable alternatives. We are definitely moving conference oriented materials to another feed as I get the time to set it up so there will not be a barrage on the main show feed at the next conference for instance.
For the main show feed the options are to 1) leave the show as is, 2) create 2 shows a week on a single feed, one that covers news and events and another that is the discussion; 3) the same 2 shows but on separate feeds; 4) two feeds, one a news and events version and the other the full version of the show. If you directly download the files, the number of feeds isn’t really important to you, but we still would like to know your thoughts on how the weekly show should be provided.
If you would like, feel free to post or email ideas that don’t fall into these options.