Poll

Old poll, new poll: March 2011

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Back in January we asked the question “Which Esri Tech Certification are you thinking about?” and we received 88 responses which broke down to: ArcGIS Desktop Associate/Professional – 39% Web Application Developer Associate – 8% Enterprise Geodatabase Management Associate – 1% Enterprise Administration Associate – 1% More than one – 14% Not interested – 37% […]

Environmental

New Jersey’s lost acres

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It’s amazing how often life immitates blog. For a class on qualitative GIS, I put together a Google Earth narrative history of growing up in north west New Jersey. I started with an up close Google Earth view of the lush green forested mountains and rolling farmland hills that I think of when I think […]

Cool Stuff

Project Galileo

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Since I seem to be highlighting software that I am interested in getting time to work with lately, I thought I would return to Project Galileo, a great project that is currently going on over at Autodesk Labs. Building on many Autodesk desktop technologies (such as LandXplorer) and labs projects, Project Galileo is: an easy-to-use […]

WebMapping

Bime and maps

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I came across an interesting demo video on YouTube today for a web-based analytics tool named Bime. While I haven’t had a chance to sit down and delve into the web app it seems to offer quite a few geo friendly tools including recognizing geographic data and the ability to create visualizations for both exploring […]

GIS_Software

New free stuff from Esri

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Today a couple of education and information materials came to my attention from Esri. The first is the third volume of the Essays on Geography and GIS, a volume of collected articles. This time around the Table of Contents look a little like this: What Is GIS? Geospatial Responses to Disasters: The Role of Cyberspace […]

Cool Stuff

3D Street-style Mapping with Kinect

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Almost daily, I see a new cool and amazing hack that someone has accomplished with Microsoft’s Kinect that tops the last one. I’m hoping to try my hand at some much more modest attempts this summer related to my immersive simulation project, but I couldn’t come close to what Martin Szarski has done: 3D street […]

Environmental

Sustainable Seafood App

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There are many restaurant apps around that rely on users to input location on their locale or sites they visit to create a national or international database. The most recent one I have found out about is The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood WATCH Project FishMap which asks users to share information on the locations of […]

General

Mapping Facebook

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Mapping social networks isn’t anything new, but I find this lovely map of Facebook users in the BBC to be incredibly striking.  First, because it’s obviously beautiful.  Second, because you can use it as a proxy for the digital divide.  The map details connections between friends on Facebook with the bright points at the end […]

GeographyAwareness

Remote Sensing and Freshwater

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This post was written as a guest post for the MyWonderfulWorld blog for Geography Awareness Week. Be sure to head over and check out more of the MWW blog-a-thon for GAW. Continuing Geography Awareness Week, we would like to talk about a topic that brings together geospatial technologies (it is GIS Day after all) with […]