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.
We have three great interviews that I want to be together in Episode 35 this week, but I don’t want to cut them down or serve them as special episodes. What I have decided to do instead is to take an idea that James Fee suggested this past week and serve up the opening news section by itself tonight after I get it encoded and serve the main content up separately, though it will be in 3 sub episode (a, b, and c) since each interview was between 15 and 25 minutes in length. I am using this as an experiment and will post a poll on it later in the week to see what people think of seperating the news, web corner and events from the main discussion. Let us know your thoughts through a comment or email.
Also keep in mind that I will be creating a new conference feed as soon as we get through the rest of the EDS content so that you can choose whether to receive conference content.
FrankÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s main job at AVSP is to make sure there is ample material for the blooper real. Normally this is done through a series of bad puns, off topic remarks, and launching in to random bits of music to stick into everyoneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s head (which will never be released lest we loose 50% of our listener ship overnight). Never one to shy away from expressing an opinion, his favorite part of AVSP is mixing it up with people in the discussion section. His aspiration for each show is to slip in just enough on-topic puns and one-liners that aren’t worth JesseÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s time to edit out. When heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not harassing Sue and Jesse, Frank’s day job is programming Internet GIS applications. However his true love is working towards his PhD in Political Science. His research interests mostly center on technology in society, technology policy, and community development. Someday he hopes to bring GIS to the unwashed masses of Political Scientists, whether they want it or not.
Each week when we record VerySpatial, SueÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s main job is to keep Frank and Jesse in line and somehow manage to not breathe or giggle too loudly into the microphone. Her favorite part of co-hosting A VerySpatial Podcast is getting to interview so many people in Geography and geospatial industries, and she is still hoping to land a dream interview with tech gurus Leo Laporte or Patrick Norton.
In her other life, Sue is a PhD student in Geography, specializing in Historical GIS, and also has MA degrees in History and Geography. Her research interests include the expansion of GIS functionality to incorporate historical data, digital reconstruction of historic landscapes. She is also working on several customization projects for ArcGIS using ArcObjects and VB .NET.
We are on the road again.Ã‚Â This time on our way to Palm Springs for the ESRI Dev Summit.Ã‚Â If you are going to be there keep an eye open for the microphone.Ã‚Â When we aren’t in sessions we will be in the Andreas Room interviewing folks or wandering the floor hitting people up for interviews.Ã‚Â We will be doing daily reviews at the EDS starting tomorrow night.Ã‚Â See you in Palm Springs.
Jesse is the audio tech guy of the group. Always glaring at Frank since he knows that editing is inevitable, Jesse remains ever hopeful that someday a show will be recorded from beginning to ending that is void of bad puns that he would never release unto the unsuspecting world.
Currently a PhD candidate in Geography, Jesse focuses on the integration of phenomenology and geospatial technologies to study prehistoric cultural landscape. He has a day job in the geospatial technology field. He has also, some how, become a Registered Professional Archaeologist and holds an MA in Geography and a BS in Anthropology with a concentration in archaeology.
Well, we have two more episodes left from our interviews at the AAG.Ã‚Â These are both with the education representatives from ESRI and Intergraph.Ã‚Â Look for those in the near future, though I am not sure I will get them both out before we head out to Palm Springs.
We have been around for about 34 weeks, so it is time to reintroduce ourselves. This is mostly becuse we had some great chibis of our podcast hosts (Jesse, Sue and Frank of course) made by an artist recently. For those of you who aren’t obsessed with anime, chibis are cute versions of the regular people. Over the next few days we are going to role out the chibis for 2 reasons:
- They are really cool
- We’ve never rolled anything out before (though we have threatened a couple of times)
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