Events

ASA-CSSA-SSSA Day 1

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I am skipping out on sessions right now, but I will head back in a few. Salt Lake City is still a nice town (I was here in March for the NRCS cultural resource specialists meeting). The conference seems a little smaller than I expected since it is three groups at one conference. I am use to the 4000 or more people wandering around at the Society for American Archaeology and Association of American Geographers conferences.

Also, there are a lot of posters, in fact it seems to be a 1:1 ratio between presenters and posters (I might do the math later if I get bored enough).

WebMapping

Online mapping from the data gatherers’ perspective

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I just finished an article on CNET.com by Elinor Mills that poses the all-important question – why are the route directions and locations often inaccurate. She posed this question to a TeleAtlas (a major data provider) executive, Michael Mitsock, and received this response – “It could be that the map is out of synch with reality.” I think I will have to try that the next time someone notes an error on one of my maps.

But seriously, it’s an interesting perspective from the viewpoint of one of the leading players in the market of providing geographic data for online mapping applications.

Check out the article here

Events

Leaving on a jet plane…

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I leave this morning for SLC for the ASA-SSSA-CSSA (just think soils) conference (sitting in the Pittsburgh airport already). I will attempt to do a wrap up each day and if I can bring myself to interview folks I may put up podcast SE03 Wednesday or Thursday. Since I am sure you are all rushing over to add yourself to our community map, if you are a geoblogger go ahead and add yourself to Mateusz Ã…?oskot’s GIS Bloggers map

General

Add yourself to the VerySpatial Frappr! community map

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For a while now we have been taking advantage of gVisit to get an idea of where folks are visiting from (around the world) though I seem to have lost the link at some point, which I will have to remedy. Now we want you to step into the fray and help us follow through with this weeks podcast topic and map our community of readers and listeners. To this end we availed ourselves of Frappr to set up a map that you can add yourself to at http://www.frappr.com/veryspatial. Please take a moment to add yourself to the map and add a picture if you happen to have one (of yourself, of something you have created, of most anything that is in good taste really).
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