On Sept 25 a new GPS satellite was launched which was the first of eight new GPS satellites. More information is available via Telematics Journal
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
Shownotes – Episode 10
September 26, 2005
Main Topic: Boom in Geospatial Technologies through Blogs and new technologies
Click for the detailed shownotes
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.
That’s right, a joint project between Chinese and US zoological institutes will be using GPS to track pandas in the wild to learn more about their sex habits. I guess it’s true that privacy is a thing of the past…..
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
This article gives an overiew of how remote sensing has been used to capture imagery of a luminescent bacteria ‘event’ commonly referred to as ‘milky seas’ BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | ‘Milky seas’ detected from space
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.
The ESA will soon be launching a new satellite to measure the ice levels at the poles to determine if the prediction that global warming is impacting ice levels is true. From the article, the main sensor will be radar.