Education

United Nation’s International Migrants Day and GIS

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December 18th is the United Nation’s International Migrants Day to recognize the efforts, contributions, and rights of migrants worldwide.  Migrant workers and migration has had a natural fit with geography and geospatial approaches from historic analysis to today’s global world.  The UN is taking a geospatial approach to recognizing  International Migrants Day. They asked global […]

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3D printing and GIS

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It is difficult to remember that last year the 3D printing industry hadn’t inundated the public consciousness because 3D printing and 3D visualizations were still an innovative, but not yet wide-spread technology. What a difference a year can make and how quickly a technology can go from innovation to necessity. Forbes magazine recently advised its […]

Events

GIS Day in the News

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Updated: Today is GIS Day and it is making headlines in major newspapers around the globe. While some mainstream media sources are celebrating GIS Day by name, others are participating in spirit by having spatial news articles like the The New York Times, a newspaper of record, article on Mapping Bitcoin from November 19, 2013.  But […]

Cartography

GIS and Fine Art

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My day was made brighter this morning by a Paris Metro Project by Hwan Lee, which is an Art Takes Paris project that details all 261 metro stations in Paris and the path of Hwan’s walking history. I know that it is an art exhibit and that it is an actual static map, but wouldn’t […]

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A Review of Apps and Maps

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We downloaded several apps for our Very Spatial Road Trip that were recommended by friends, online reviews, and VerySpatial podcasts. Since she was acting as navigator, Barbara insisted on stopping at AAA and picking up a stack of paper maps for back up.  We found that there is no better crucible for  road testing a […]

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ESRI User’s Conference Plenary: Live Blog!

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We’re about to start the 2013 Live Blog for this year’s ESRI User’s Conference.  Keep posted as I’ll make updates as long as the WiFi stays clean 🙂  This year I’m trying something new.  I’m up in the Geolounge relaxing with a nice cup of coffee and my very own power outlet 🙂  T-33 minutes […]

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The Driving Dutchman

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According to a discussion in my LinkdIn ESRI Network, The Driving Dutchman of Cyclomedia is on the last leg of his roadtrip across America to the San Diego ESRI UC. Their mission statement has a cool picture of their professional vehicle and a description of how they capture street imagery.  They are requesting drive bys […]

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Dance Your GIS

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Frank very jokingly sent me an io9 article on Science’s 2013 “Dance Your Ph.D.” Contest in which Ph.D’s, past or present, can win $500 for conveying their Ph.D concept through interpretive dance. The Grand Prize winner will present at the TEDxBrussels. I told him, the joke is on him, because the geospatial has always led […]

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A VerySpatial Evening 2013 – Details

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As promised we have narrowed down the details for this year’s meetup in San Diego and we are (hopefully) making it easier for folks to let us know they are planning to attend. First, the details: Tuesday, July 9 beginning around 7:00PM VerySpatial Condo (at corner of Front and Market), San Diego, CA Grilled foods […]