Sydney went dark this evening as a large portion of the city participated in Earth Hour, an attempt to increase global awareness about climate change. My only question is what is the local impact of all the candles used in the restaurants that participated in the event 🙂 This is an interesting idea that I hope will spread beyond New South Wales.
We took a couple of minutes of footage of the TouchTable in action.
VerySpatial is in search of a simple and small bluetooth GPS to use as we wander through the conferences coming up this summer. The poll is back on the left hand column of the site. I haven’t had any luck finding a good comparison of the current round of units in terms of ease of use, battery consumption, stability, and connectivity, so we are hoping some of you have these units and might be willing to speak on their behalf. Feel free to email details or other units that I didn’t include that you think are worth considering.
We spoke with Bern Szukalski about upcoming additions to ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Explorer.
That’s right, it IS all about me in the Meosphere. While surfing the web this morning instead of finishing my work, I came across Meosphere, a site that rolled out in February, but that I hadn’t heard of. The front page is a little confusing at first, but if you check out the “How It Works” section, you’ll get a better idea. Basically, you sign up and then you go through the lists and maps on the front page to chronicle the places you’ve been, things you’ve done or are interested in. So, let’s say you visited Chicago….you could check off top restaurants you ate at or, if you like music, you can check off the bands you’ve seen. Then you can see a graphical representation of your life experiences. Which can be either really impressive, or a little bit depressing when you realize all the stuff you haven’t done……..
Meosphere is hoping that users will also help expand the lists and maps and suggest new ones, so it will be a social networking site, yet still be about you. Check it out and see what your meosphere ends up looking like.
In this episode we bring you the overview spots that we recorded at the ESRI Dev Summit and downtown Palm Springs at night.
I am almost out of materials to post from the Dev Summit, so the conference feed and Special Episodes will be quieting down early next week. But do not fear, we are mere weeks from the AAG which I am sure will provide us with a wealth of audio and video content come mid-April. On that note if you live in the Bay Area or will be in town for one of the conferences that will be going on the week of April 16, send us an email and we may even interview you (we really want to get 2 minute blurb of papers if folks are willing).
This week we talk to the organizer of the “Forging Solidarity: Contemporary Issues in Organizing Graduate Employees” session, Robin Roff.
The BBC reports on an article from the Journal of Archaeological Science about research on the clay that was used to make China’s Terracotta army. They have recovered pollen from the clay and hope to find its source. An interesting part is that different statues may have come from different source materials, or maybe different times of years, based on different pollen content.