Welcome again to our 2X-A-Week GISuser news roundup. I hope 2013 is treating you well and you and/or your team are ready to rock it in 2013! A number of companies are hard at it early in the year and churning out loads of news and new goodies – case in point, Intergraph who just this morning treated the media to an online event designed to introduce us to the 2013 product suite. I’m sure you’ll be hearing lots in the near future about the latest solutions including ERDAS APOLLO, IMAGINE, ER Mapper, and the complete GeoMedia lineup of solutions – oh, and look for details of a road show World tour stop coming to a city near you as well! Our friends at SuperGeo Technologies are also hard at it early in the year, the company is rolling out new solutions like the Mobile Cadastral GIS (Android) and they’ve also re-branded with a new name and logo to support their global branding – good luck to them! The team at Safe Software in Vancouver is hosting a live 2013 product launch event next week with Dale and Don delivering some goodies about what you can expect over the coming months… should be good! Finally, Ted and crew at Avenza has been very busy lately; the company has a recently updated iOS release and just this week they’ve announced some very cool technology in the write support for LizardTech MrSID Format in their popular Geographic Imager solution – nice!! Thanks to all of you for reading and please feel free to ping me with your news, tips, tricks, or just drop a line! PS: Be sure to check out the awesome career listings listed in the career center – there’s loads of new opportunities!
Mapping Wal-Mart and sam’s Club Growth Over Time – An interesting data visualization got my attention recently and I noticed it also got some nice traction on twitter via mentions and re-tweets. enter the Wal-Mart data visualization and growth video. This map shows the viral-like spread of Wal-Mart store locations over time, starting in the early 1960’s in Kansas and up to [almost] present day.
Mission Accomplished for Landsat 5 – The U.S. Geological Survey announced that Landsat 5 will be decommissioned over the coming months, bringing to a close the longest-operating Earth observing satellite mission in history. By any measure, the Landsat 5 mission has been an extraordinary success, providing unprecedented contributions to the global record of land change
5 Things on Friday #1 – I’ve kicked off the first Friday of 2013 with my very own 5 Things on Friday #1. Enjoy these tips, tricks, and simple mentions of awesomeness and as always, please do feel free to share your own suggestions with yours truly – I can be reached on twitter @gletham or via email glenn at gisuser.com and be sure to also hashtag your tips with #5things