On the home from work/school today I heard one of the radio ads from MyWonderfulWorld.com. I have to say that it was kind of odd and very cool to hear the soothing voice talking about Geography. If you haven’t heard (or seen) one the ads yet be sure to check them out on the MyWonderfulWorld.com website.
The following text was a recent post to the forums, but I thought it was a topic that was worth a few more eyes.
I’m currently looking for GIS professionals for the Colorado chapter located in the denver metro area
We need people to fill our board postions and sit on the GIS in the Rockies planning committee
If we aren’t able to find interested individuals we will have to dissolve the colorado section which would be too bad, because we have a lot of money to give away in scholarships to students as well as being strategically poised to bridge the gaps between geospatial fields being that we are made up of 4 different societies 2 are surveying and 2 are GIS there is a lot of opportunity to have your voice heard here, and actually do something important for the geospatial professions.
We need enthusiatic people
We would like to do some workshops and other activities and need help with that too. If you are in the denver area and are interested please contact kgrimes at flatsurv dot com
Now that my laptop has returned from its journey to KY, I am catching up on most everything including podcasts. One of my standard suspects in MobuzzTV which is a dailiyish tech video podcast. On the Sept 14 they did an episode about mapping and mapping sites that was pretty fun to watch and even included mentions of the MapRoom and Google Maps Mania…woohoo. Check it out if you get a chance.
One of our listeners, Elaine, let us know about a radio series called Australia On The Map. The first program in this series, The Siren South, looks at early Dutch exploration and mapping of the Australian coastline. Since I am interested in historical geography, I am going to check it out as soon as I get a chance.
You can listen to or download the program from Australia’s ABC Radio National website
We haven’t done a promo swap since the very beginning, but I want to do more. If you are one of the growing number of folks who are starting to podcast about geography, or if you have been doing it for a while now, send us a 30-60 second promo of your show in mp3 format and we will play it in our web corner. Even if you do a show that isn’t geography send it in and we will play it somewhere in the show. Head over to the contact page for the podcast email address.
One of the cool sites mentioned when we interviewed folks from the SCGIS was the Conservation GeoPortal. The Conservation GeoPortal allows you to search metadata from other conservation researchers for data and information that is of interest. In addition to a metadata search there is also a map browser to look for data by location. Be sure to check out the portal.
A new addition to the geo video podcasting world is GISnation. I haven’t been able to find a related web page in the last 2 minutes, but I will keep looking. Until then you can check out the video on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENmrfz1hYxY
I want to talk to these people!
Joe and Adena from Directions Magazine have posted what I believe is their first podcast. I agree with Glenn on the humor of discussing a webcast in a podcast, but humor is a good thing. Hopefully this won’t be a one time deal from Directions Mag and they will continue to podcast. It is at the top of my playlist.
As we have already mentioned Suzanne Rousie of SUNY Buffalo took home the gold in this years Skills USA Geospatial Technology Challenge, but what we haven’t been able to share with you was that Kevin Williams of the University of Arkansas took home the silver. This year there were only two medals given out, so congrats to the two medalists and better luck next year to everyone else who participated. It is great to see organizations like SkillsUSA working to support individuals and industry through competitions that encourage and challenge students.
The Amherst Bee yesterday announced that Sue Rousie of Amherst, NY is the champion of this years Geospatial Technology Skills USA challenge. This has not been posted on the Skills USA page yet, but we will be sure to update this post with the other medalists as soon as we can find out their names.