Well, we volunteered to be bumped on our return flight, so that we flew through DC to get back to Pittsburgh to drive down to WV.Ã‚Â On my return I discovered that somehow a bird had taken residence in portions of my apartment (luckily most of my doors were closed so that only 2 rooms were impacted).Ã‚Â Monday night will be clean up and recovery…and an attempt to figure out how it got in.Ã‚Â The podcast and show notes will (I hope understandably) be late.Ã‚Â Look for them around 11 AM EST Monday morning.
So, this week we firmed up our spring conference schedule, and we will be headed to the AAG Annual Meeting in Chicago next week. March 17-18th, we will be in Palm Springs, CA for the ESRI Developer Summit. At the end of April, we’re heading down to San Juan, Puerto Rico for the Society for American Archaeology’s Annual Meeting. Finally, we’ll be in San Jose, CA for O’Reilly’s Where 2.0 Conference June 13 and 14th. Whew! That’s some serious frequent flyer miles, and that doesn’t even include the ESRI International User Conference in San Diego at the beginning of August.
For each of the conferences, we’ll be recording daily updates and thoughts, and grabbing interviews with attendees and speakers. If any of you are going to be at any of these events, drop us an email if you’d like to chat or have thoughts on what you’d like to see us cover.
We recently wrote an article for Geo:Connexion on how new media can be used to support Geography and geospatial technologies. The article is now available through the digital version of the publication at the link below.
We plan to do daily episodes from various conferences that we will be attending, but we are not sure whether to create a new subscription feed that will be just for our dailies or if we should just keep everything in the original feed. The down side of keeping it in the same feed would be the amount of downloads between episodes on conference weeks, while the down side of a seperate feed would be that you would have to be subscribed to two feeds to get all of the content.
To take the poll look on the left hand navigation column of the VerySpatial page, no registration is required to respond to the poll.
Before our first sponsorship kicks in tomorrow I just wanted to say a few things. The first is that I hope you all understand why we have decided to go the sponsorship route. We hope to make VerySpatial all it can be, from the site to the podcast and our planned sections that will appear over the next few months including forums, howto videocasts, and a feed devoted to our conference podcasts. Of course to get to the conferences we need to be able to get there and we like SWAG, we like to give away stuff, whether it is on the podcast and site or while we are out and about at conferences. For that we need to have a little cash flow and a little time off from our day jobs, the sponsorship helps with the first one at least
So, who is it that will be sponsoring us starting tomorrow? ESRI. They have already been great to us through our local relationship with Rick Lawson who visited us on GIS Day 2005, but we have expanded that relationship that will help us bring you great interviews in the future and probably some opportunities that we havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t even thought of yet!
David Noble, host of the Education Podcast Reflections podcast gave a quick review of AVSP in his most recent episode (#4). We were mentioned at the 7 minute and 56 second mark. His quote “Worth listening to because they’ve got something to say and are saying it in quite an original way.” will definitely go up somewhere on the VerySpatial site .
Want to know what we are talking about in the podcast each week… Don’t want to rush to the blog to find out… Sign up for the show notes listserv. Send an email to email@example.com, no subject or content required. We began offering this back in October, but since we have so many new listeners and readers I thought I should announce this again. For those of you who are downloading the podcast directly, this might be of special interest since it will allow you to know when a new episode is available.
I have been terrible about giving credit to the bands we play in the podcast. This is mostly because I don’t usually decide what to include until we have finished recording and I am editing the podcast. That said, here is a round of the bands we have featured so far…
In a couple of weeks we are going to do an episode where we discuss what we think is important in a desktop GIS package and discuss many of the desktop GIS packages that are currently available. This is going to be the first monthly install of a multi-part series. Later we will focus on web mapping, remote sensing packages, object-oriented systems, developement options, etc, but this time we are focusing on stand-alone desktop GIS packages.
If you would like to help, please check out the list of commercial and open source desktop GIS solutions I have started. If you know of a software not on the list yet or if you have experience using some of the less mainstream packages please leave a comment at the bottom of the list page. We hope to discuss this on Feb 4, so please leave comments by then.
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In our search for power and glory, we have waited 1/2 year to formally ask you what you think. We are using a third party survey hosted by Podtrac to get to know you and your opinion of avsp. We know your numbers and we know some of you personally, but now we want to turn you all into statistics If you have 5 mintes, please fill out the survey. Continue reading