The International Geographical Union is an academic organization intended to overcome the national and regional divides between geographers. They host an International Geographical Congress every 4 years, the last was Glasgow, Scotland in August 2004, with regional and topical conferences between.
In there own words:
The International Geographical Union has the following aims:
- to promote the study of geographical problems;
- to initiate and co-ordinate geographical research requiring international co-operation and to promote its scientific discussion and publication;
- to provide for the participation of geographers in the work of relevant international organizations;
- to facilitate the collection and diffusion of geographical data and documentation in and between all member countries;
- to promote International Geographical Congresses, regional conferences and specialized symposia related to the objectives of the Union;
- to participate in any other appropriate form of international co-operation with the object of advancing the study and application of geography;
- to promote international standardization or compatability of methods, nomenclature, and symbols employed in geography.
This is fairly complete list of ESRI and GIS blogs that can be imported into most rss feed aggregators. To grab your own copy head over to SpatiallyAdjusted
Quick survey. Is anyone interested in a dedicated shownote feed (just as the podcast has its own feed) or even a mailing list for the show notes? Both options are fairly simple for me to implement, however I would like to know if anyone would actually use them if I spent to the time setting them up 🙂 If you would like to see either of these options please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Episode 8 show notes will be out tomorrow (Monday) since I need to write tonight.
Main topic: Space and Place. News: Microsoft supporting spatial developers, new MapInfo deemed OGC compliant, and GSDI Small Grants.
From the Geocommunity website: On Wednesday, the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI) announced some statistics about the third year of their Small Grants Program, which received neary 100 applications from geospatial practitioners around the world. Of the 40 applications selected for furtehr consideration, 19 were from Africa, 10 from the Asia-Pacific region, 7 from the Americas and 4 from Europe
The significance of math. Team Slackers United
This article from InfoWorld discusses a set of API’s that Microsoft will announce at their Professional Developer’s Conference which starts Spet. 13th in Los Angeles. Mapping components, including an API for Virtual Earth and the new MapPoint Web Service 4.0.
I am still looking for bloggers and podcasters who plan to attend the AAG meetings in Chicago in March and who are interested in participating in a panel session on the use of these new technologies. If you are interested please email me at ‘jesse at very spatial dot com’.
I noticed this yesterday, but I completely forgot to blog it. Howard Butler’s second podcast is out and he interviews James Fee of the popular Spatially Adjusted blog. They discuss a good bit of the state of GIS and a nice interlude where they discussed the joys of command line ArcInfo and the explosion of ArcView when it hit 3.0. I think Howard was a little overly critical of his first podcast where it was just him and a microphone, but that is just my opine 🙂
To give the podcast a listen head over to Hobu.biz.
This article takes a look at what happening with the development of “spatial information management”, and suggests what might be next on the horizon