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”

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.”

Linking U.S. and Canadian Border Waters

Clearer views of waters along the U.S. and Canadian border are now possible with new seamless digital maps. These maps make it easier to solve complex water issues that require a thorough understanding of drainage systems on both sides of the International Boundary. Continue reading “Linking U.S. and Canadian Border Waters”

Esri releases ArcGIS 10.2.1 and the Top 10 key improvements

Recall that it wasn’t too long ago that Esri officially announced the deprecation announcement for ArcGIS 10.1 and the upcoming release of 10.2.1 – see the support blog for details. From Esri… With the ArcGIS 10.2.1 update to the Deprecation Plan, the pattern is changing from a once-a-year release format to new updates with every release. The Deprecation Plan is also expanding to cover apps, mobile, and ArcGIS Runtime SDK products. Continue reading “Esri releases ArcGIS 10.2.1 and the Top 10 key improvements”

Mobile Predictions and 2013 – The year in mobile

.2013 – The year in mobile –  Just like there is no “year of electric cars” or “year of razor blades” or “year of the Greek yogurt,” there is no “year of mobile” or “year of this or that.” However, as we have seen over the 30+ years of mobile evolution, the next year is better than the previous one and so on and so forth. So, 2013 ends in the long tradition and continuum of human endeavor to make significant progress in multiple mobile dimensions and make an impact on individuals and societies alike. 2013 proved that connectivity has become the core of our fabric and we are entering the “connected intelligence era” that will enable the Golden Age of Mobile.

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Opinion piece: How Micro-Location, Geofencing and Indoor Location Are Driving The Retail Revolution

Indoor Location has become the holy grail of location based-marketing, bringing consumers from their home to the closest shopping mall or retailer, greeting them with a message as they enter the mall or the store, helping them navigate indoors, send product information and special promotions as they get closer, and finally allow them to pay for the items right from their mobile. Continue reading “Opinion piece: How Micro-Location, Geofencing and Indoor Location Are Driving The Retail Revolution”

Tip – ArcGIS Online – new version scheduled to be released

Esri will be releasing a new version of ArcGIS Online tomorrow. This new version will have several new functions which you might find useful as you deploy ArcGIS Online for your organization. Remember you now get one named user and 100 credits for each ArcGIS for Desktop License you have that is under current maintenance. Not sure how to deploy or use your ArcGIS Online Subscription. You might want to check out our FlightPlan for ArcGIS Online service.

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CloverPoint Insight Land Registry – Helping Build Nations Leveraging GIS to unlock the value of land

On April 1, 2012 the Huu-ay-aht First Nation from Anacla, British Columbia on the west coast of Canada celebrated the first anniversary of their return to self-governance and the management of their own lands.

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