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.
Here’s another event I just found out about: ESRI’s first Asia-Pacific Users Conference, which will be held 12-13 January 2006 in Hong Kong. The abstract deadline for papers has been extended to September 30th(this Friday)
More information is available at ESRI China
It might be a little late for a quick trip to India, but the International Conference on Spatial Data Infrastructure and its Role in Disaster Management will be held at the Hotel Le Royal Meridien in Chennai, India from October 24-26th.
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Main topic: Impact and future of blogging, podcasting, and new mapping technologies. News: StreetMap Pro, Mars explorer extended, space elevator.
That’s right! 1000 clams! All you have to do is develop your own map application using the Virtual Earth JScript map control and API. Then submit your entry by October 14th, 2005 to:
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Over the last year blogs and podcasts have really come to the fore as great ways to disseminate information. While they do not take the place of traditional media for reporting and documentation, they offer a forum for more up-to-date or opinion based information. They also offer a web of information as different blogs link among themselves and to more traditional information sources to being relevant information to the broadest audience. This session will allow for the open discussion of the use of these, and related, technologies to support geography and geographic education. We are looking for individuals with any level of experience with blogs or podcasts from simply reading/listening regularly to maintaining and creating these media whether geography related or not. The format will be a series of short position presentations of 5-10 min followed by an open discussion. No abstracts are need since the session will be submitted as a panel. If you are interested in joining in please contact Jesse at jesse at veryspatial dot com.
I just found this article after we recorded this week’s podcast, where we discuss blogs, podcasts and other digital media and their role in disseminating information related to geography and geospatial technologies
Read the article from ABCNews.com here
Inspired by Serenity the Movie, Main Topic: Terraforming. Apologies for the sound quality
That’ s right, a space elevator. This is a serious effort from a number of groups to develop an elevator that could be used to transport stuff – and people – between the earth and space. Conceptually it is a 62,000 mile carbon nanotube composite ribbon that will use mechanical lifters moving up and down the ribbon. It has progessed to the point that LiftPort, one of the companies involved, completed a successful 1,000 foot test of the ribbon and lifter on Sept. 20th.
You can check out their staff blog here