It’s less than a month until Geography Awareness Week (November 13-19) and GIS Day (November 16). Already, ESRI announced last week that all 6 New England states and New York are participating in GIS Day. For those of you who may be new to working with geospatial technologies, GIS Day is an annual event that promotes GIS and includes events in schools, universities, and other organizations and has participants from around the world. If you or your organization haven’t participated or recognized Geography Awareness Week or GIS Day before, it’s a great event that can showcase how GIS, geospatial technologies and geography play a role in your work. So celebrate Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day!
This is a series of follow up conversations that Sue and I had during the Podcast Symposium held at Duke University.
So the conference is over and it turned out to be a great blend of academic and applied perspectives. The morning session was on the legal issues surrounding copyright issues that impact podcasting and the lunch session was a single presenter who dissected the word broadcast and then touched on podcasting. We skipped out on the last session, podcasting and journalism, to start the long drive back. The folks at Duke were nice enough to show us their immersive environment/6-sided cave. Apparently if we had been good and stayed for the meet and greet on Tuesday we would have seen it. Again, check out the conference info and recordings at http://isis.duke.edu/events/podcasting.
We skipped out on the Triangle podcasters and the meet the speakers thingies, the hands on was fairly informative. Many of the things they talked about are the things I am trying to do and will hopefully have in place soon. I, of course, hoped that I would have our sound set up more or less to a good place by Ep 10 which ended up being a step back with the echo and noise in the room. If you are interested in watching the streams as it occurs or after it is completed head over to the podcasting symposium site.
I hope that we will have a special edition about the symposium put together soon. To keep it primarily in the pervue of VerySpatial we will try to steer toward location-shifting.
The 20th European Conference for ESRI Users will be held October 26-28th, 2005 in Warsaw, Poland.
For more information, check out the conference website
The sessions have been great so far. It is being held in a high tech auditorium at Duke in the Fitzpatrick building. This is an academic perspective on podcasting with a few sessions on more hands on issues. The only downside so far is 1 guy who has been part of 2 panels that is just reading his presentation, without any discernable inflections…you know, like I sound on the podcast
To learn more or to listen to the symposium while it is going on head to the Duke Podcasting Symposium site.
This competition challenges application developers worldwide to build innovative positioning technology and NAVTEQ maps. Global registration is now open and will close December 2, 2005.
The first prize is $50,000 cash and $100,000 in NAVTEQ map licenses
You can read about the contest at GISuser.com
or at the Challenge website here
So we’re spending the next 2 days at lovely Duke University (my alma mater) at the 1st Duke Podcasting Symposium, so we can learn all about how podcasting is changing the world! If we get any cool tidbits, we will be sure to pass them along. So far, the facilities are great, free wireless, but no free breakfast. bummer.
Here’s another event I just found out about: ESRI’s first Asia-Pacific Users Conference, which will be held 12-13 January 2006 in Hong Kong. The abstract deadline for papers has been extended to September 30th(this Friday)
More information is available at ESRI China
It might be a little late for a quick trip to India, but the International Conference on Spatial Data Infrastructure and its Role in Disaster Management will be held at the Hotel Le Royal Meridien in Chennai, India from October 24-26th.
For more information, click here