Business Blogs That Work: Eight Tips for Building a Successful One and what to blog about

These days, it seems business blogs are everywhere. And why not? They’re simple to set up, and they’re a great way to promote your products and services. But here’s the real question: Do they get results?

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Dev Tip – Esri Global Disaster Resilience App Challenge 2014

This interesting update comes from Esri… Do you have any interest in winning 10 THOUSAND bucks? Of course you do! You also have an interest in how your developer skills can tackle the issue of Climate Change with GIS, right? Well, you should definitely enter the Esri Climate App Challenge we’re running. Check out www.esri.com/un-app- challenge! Continue reading “Dev Tip – Esri Global Disaster Resilience App Challenge 2014”

Awesome Geo Technology – 10 Cool things seen at ESRIUC 2014

Indeed there’s no shortage of cool and amazing technology to touch, see, and hear about at ESRIUC, actually, its almost overwhelming so creating a list of just 10 awesome things I saw is no simple task. Hopefully I won’t crush any feelings for those not mentioned here and just let it be known that this list could likely easily be rehashed into a “100 Cool things” list if I had the time! Continue reading “Awesome Geo Technology – 10 Cool things seen at ESRIUC 2014”

2014 San Diego Gaslamp Quarter Bars and Restaurant Map – Just in time for #ESRIUC

As we do every year for ESRIUC, we’re glad to once again share with you this very handy San Diego Gaslamp Bar and Restaurant map from our friends at GaslampMap.com – this year we have a printed map {PDF} and a webmap to share.

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Denver ranked in top 10 for best places for STEM graduates

This comes to us via Denver Business Journal so it may be a little biased {smile}, nonetheless it’s still rather interesting and great news for the Colorado  Front Range… Continue reading “Denver ranked in top 10 for best places for STEM graduates”

National Map’s Historical Topographic Map Collection – 178,000 historical topographic maps of the US

Here’s a fabulous digital archive with tens of thousands of maps for your viewing and printing pleasure! Available in time for the Fourth of July and able to be accessed on all digital devices, the USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer brings to life more than 178,000 maps dating from 1884 to 2006. Continue reading “National Map’s Historical Topographic Map Collection – 178,000 historical topographic maps of the US”

Experience A breathtaking virtual tour of China’s supercave from National Geographic

 

Image venturing through one of China’s scenic wonders, a massive cave full of cone shaped peaks, arches, and the world’s largest cavern! Well, thanks to National Geographic you can now sit back in your chair and go on a virtual exploration and enjoy it all, complete with details of how laser scanning technology was used to capture is all in amazing detail!

breathtaking virtual tour of a supercave — new from Nat Geo’s July issue

From National Geographic… a virtual 3D tour of China’s supercave Miao Room, the second-largest known underground chamber in the world.  A British-led expedition exploring the karst region of China has mapped Miao Room and other caves using a cutting-edge laser that allows them to create this type of visualization of the otherwise dark, treacherous underground landscape.   The story of this natural wonder, the region’s formation, and the explorers’ process mapping it, is shared in an in-depth story in National Geographic’s July issue – Empire of Rock by McKenzie Funk. The piece also features stunning images captured by photographer Carsten Peter of the caves and adventure climbers in the region.

breathtaking virtual tour of a supercave — new from Nat Geo’s July issue

 

University of Victoria students’ tiny satellite aims for the stars

From the Victoria Times Colonist… A tiny satellite about the size of a shoebox has earned a team of University of Victoria engineering students a prestigious national award that will help them launch their project — and their careers — into orbit. Continue reading “University of Victoria students’ tiny satellite aims for the stars”

C’Mon Get Happy! Top 10 Cities With the Happiest Workers

Employees in the Bay Area have a lot to smile about, according to a new report from career website Glassdoor. San Jose tops the list of cities with the most satisfied employees for the second year in a row, followed by San Francisco in the number two spot. It’s not surprising, said Glassdoor community expert Scott Dobroski, because the tech sector reigns in this region.

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Event Recap – FME Users Convene on Vancouver, BC for the International FME User Conference

On June 10-12 in Vancouver, B.C., Safe Software held their International User Conference (the previous event took place 5 years ago). 

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