Yes indeed, another Friday and 5 Cool things to share with you… enjoy!
NASA 2013 International Space Apps Challenge
NASA and its partners have released 50 challenges for the second International Space Apps Challenge. Participants are encouraged to develop software, hardware, data visualization, and mobile/web applications that will contribute to space exploration missions and help improve life on Earth. Examples of challenges include:
- Spot the Station: Extend the functionality of the Spot the Station website (spotthestation.nasa.gov) that allows you to share your sightings of the International Space Station with others.
- 3-D Printing Challenge: Create an open source model of space hardware that can be generated by a 3-D printer.
- Smart Cities, Smart Climate: Explore the impacts of atmospheric changes on the health, infrastructure and society in urban areas.
HP SureSupply Mobile App
If you have an HP web-enabled or networked printer then there’s a free app that can potentially help you avoid this situation. SureSupply by HP, formerly eSupplies, is an app that can not only allow you to monitor your ink cartridge levels or toner supply, when connected to the same network, it can also push an alert to your iOS or Android device to give you a heads up so you can to stop at the nearest store to pick up a replacement. The app can also help you find a place to buy and compare prices.
Available for iOS
ArcGIS for Local Government MeetUp
Something for local government ArcGIS users from Esri. An interesting MeetUp taking place in Redlands on April 17 for local government folk. These meets take place monthly at the Esri campus, however, you can also join up viturally if you can’t get there in person. The first ArcGIS for Local Government meet-up will be on April 17th, 2013 at 11:00 AM Pacific (2:00 PM Eastern). Each meet-up will be an hour long, include a 25-minute presentation and the remainder of the hour will be reserved for open dialog and discussion.
Will You Get facebook Home?
Good news for all of you facebook fanatics that happen to be sporting Android devices running OS 4+ as the much hyped facebook home app is now available for you. The app hit Play today, April 12 although I suspect many folks won’t be able to run it unless of course you have the latest Android device running the latest OS – darn, I wish I had the Google Nexus smartphone now! The service brings together all your social services into a handy environment, providing you with quick access to comments, photos and such from your services…Grab facebook Home here on Play See also this helpful page from Samsung
GIS for Government Event, D.C.
Yet another cool sounding event for the D.C crowd… GIS for Government will bring together 20 speakers to address the latest government challenges, strategies and initiatives in GIS, as well as the state of science in Big Data employments and technologies. Hear from GIS leaders on these developments to learn what’s actually happening on the ground.
Join us at GIS for Government 2013 taking place June 24-26, 2013 in the Washington, DC Metro Area to find out everything you need to know about GIS.