10 Must Read, Recent GISuser Geo, Social, and Mobile Features, Blogs and Spotlights to Check out!

Another busy week in GISuser Feature content and Geo Tech Spotlights. The following are 10 recent GISuser feature articles, blog posts and app spotlights that you should be sure to check out… some fine pointers and good reading here! Enjoy… 

Landsat 5 Suspension of Operations Extended
Landsat 5 imaging was halted in November 2011 when an electronic component vital to transmission of the satellite’s Thematic Mapper (TM) data began showing signs of imminent failure. Following an unsuccessful attempt to recover the backup electronic component, the FOT is exploring potential changes to operational procedures for the primary component. 

ESRI Updates – ArcGIS for SilverLight 1.0 and Now ArcGIS Online in 9 More Languages
Cool news from the campus in Redlands CA today as Esri has announced that ArcGIS Online has localized for another 9 languages adding support for Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish

Announcing The 2012 Esri #DevMeetup Schedule
Some news for developers interested in meeting other Esri developers or perhaps looking for a stage where they can present a lightning talk to other GeoGeek in their local tech community.

Checkin to Google Places, Share on Google G+ Via the New Google Maps Mobile on Android
If you happen to be an Android mobile device user then perhaps you noticed that Google recently rolled out an update to the Google Maps mobile app for Android… or perhaps not.Here’s a quick, first look at the Google maps checkin feature.

 

Video – Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone Smartphone
A clever video from Nokia showing off the Nokia Lumia 800. If using a Windows Phone OS smartphone is in your plans or you want to develop for the OS then the Lumia 800 is likely the "Flagship" device from Nokia and a must to check out.

PhoneGap OpenSource Devlopment Framework; Deploy to 7 Major Mobile Platforms
PhoneGap is an HTML5 app platform that allows you to author native applications with web technologies and get access to APIs and app stores. PhoneGap reports to support the following mobile platforms: iOS, Android, Windows Phone, webOS, Symbian, Blackberry, and bada.

USGIF announced the opening of its 2012 Scholarship Program
The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) today announced the opening of its 2012 Scholarship Program. Students studying geospatial intelligence or a related field are encouraged to submit their applications by the April 20 deadline.

Latitude Geographics @geocortex Featured in Canada’s National Newspaper For Hiring Interns
Kudos to fellow GeoGeek and U Vic alum Steven Myhill-Jones, founder of Latitude Geographics (Think Esri Platinum Business Partner and developers of GeoCortex) for a fine writeup this week in The Globe & Mail, Canada’s National newspaper, in an interesting report on the hiring of interns and how they can really pay off for a small business.

Registration now open – 2012 Washington GIS Conference #WAurisa
GeoGeeks in the PacNW, take note of the date, May 7-9, 2012 for the 2012 Washington GIS Conference. This year’s event has a theme "Communicating Spatial Knowledge" and will take place in Tacoma, Washington. Deadline for proposals is March 26.  

 

Carnival Of The Geospatialists 4
Once again another wander around the web and some cool Geo Musings to share in an edition of the Carnival of the GeoSpatialists… cool, fun things from the GeoGeek Community – Enjoy!

As always, if you have any comments, gripes, feedback or just something to share, feel free to contact Glenn 



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