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”

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.

Read more via nbcnews.com

 

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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Five of the Best Mobile Apps in Finding Local Deals

A 2012 Mashable report showed that 75% of American mobile users plan to use their device for online shopping, 42% intend to purchase big and small ticket items, and 32% are inclined in using mobile mobile apps.

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Guest Expert – Fly to Every World Cup Stadium On the Map – With Social Media Updates!

A fun soccer(football) themed contribution from our friends at Echosec Systems, Ltd., BC, Canada – developers of the Echosec social map search service Continue reading “Guest Expert – Fly to Every World Cup Stadium On the Map – With Social Media Updates!”

Infographic – The Past and Future of Drones in the U.S.

Americans have a long love affair with aviation, so why should unmanned aviation be any different? Truth is, it probably won’t be, as tens of thousands of unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, will launch into the skies over the U.S. in the next couple of decades. What’s our history with drones, how are they being used, what’s to come, and what are some of the legal issues with expanding the use of civilian drones? Continue reading “Infographic – The Past and Future of Drones in the U.S.”

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