Sue and Jesse touch on some of the Ignite Where and NAVTEQ LBS Challenge topics from Tuesday nights opening Where 2.0 activities.
Sue gives her impression of the conference and talks about some of the presentations she attended at the Dev Summit.
Sue talks about ArcGIS Mobile, the iPhone, and training options in her wrap-up of the Tuesday morning plenary session.
Featuring a discussion of time in ArcGIS 10, ArcGIS Server, and other topics in Sue’s second overview of the Tuesday morning plenary session.
Our intrepid podcaster Sue is on the ground in Palm Springs to catch the highlights of the 2010 ESRI Dev Summit. This is the first part of her overview of the Tuesday morning plenary session.
We will have some representation at the ESRI DevSummit next week and while the focus will be on covering some of the presentations and getting an idea of what will be changing in the dev area in ArcGIS 10, there will be some time to catch up with anyone interested in highlighting their work. If you are interested in sharing your thoughts and work of the podcast contact us to touch base and make a plan to meet.
For all you students out there whose maps are greeted with a “That’s bizarre…”, I’ve got the perfect map challenge for you! Our reader Keith M. sent us a heads up about the Bizarre Map Challenge, a map design competition open to high school, college, and university students (only here in the US). The maps submitted by students are supposed to be “bizarre” in the sense of being out of the ordinary but still using real-world data, so thinking outside the box will pay off!
The deadline to submit your map is March 22nd, and you can find complete contest rules here
First Prize is $5000 and the top ten will all get cash prizes, so start designing those maps!
Clearly conference season is upon us at the VerySpatial virtual compound as we are buying tickets for planes and trains to get to various parts of the country. With Where 2.0 kicking off on March 29 in San Jose, we wanted to point out two things.
1) Early Registration has been extended until March 1, which means you can still save 30% of the regular registration price for the next week and
2) we still have a discount code (whr10vsp) that will save you an additional 20% off the early registration price.
Also, if you are an educator, student, or work for a non-profit you can save even more (40-65%) with some of the other discount codes. If you are an undergrad or a grad student you should check with your Dean’s office to see if there are any travel monies that could cover your trip, especially if you are already on the west coast.
As for our plans, Sue and I will be making the trip out to San Jose to learn about the technologies and ideas we will be sharing in the classroom next year (or even later this semester). But as we go, so goes the microphone and recorder (not the woodwind) so send us an email if you would like to talk while we are in town. We will be in sessions, but we always make time to talk to folks about any of the great projects that are being highlighted at Where 2.0.
Dan at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore emailed to let us know that GPS Adventures, a traveling exhibit all about GPS and geocaching, will be opening tomorrow, February 20th and will be running until April 18th.
GPS Adventures gives visitors an introduction to GPS technology and the basics of navigation in general, and offers some cool hands on experience. The exhibit is set up like a small maze, which the idea of simulating a geocaching event by having visitors explore 4 different environments, find a hidden cache and solve a puzzle in each area, and then use the code to enter each of 4 Satellite Rooms.
GPS Adventures is a great way to get kids introduced to GPS and the role it plays in our world, so if you can get to Baltimore, definitely check it out. For those of you on the West Coast, GPS Adventures will be heading to Turtle Bay Exploration Park in Redding, California after it leaves the Maryland Science Center in April.