JB’s ‘Bits & Bobs’ – Ep. 1
With a new year, comes new things. In 2018, the Everyday Geo site is experimenting with new things of interest for professional, as well as new, users of geospatial technology. These ‘bits and bobs’ of information will come from various web sources, videos, podcasts, blogs, etc. These podcasts are meant to share with other users’ things of interest in the industry that caught my attention. A short summary that can be listened to while in the office, in the car, out on a walk or working out. References to all discussed information is also provided on the podcast web page in case you want to learn more.
This podcast is in addition to the regular Everyday Geo podcast interviews of users from around the globe. The Everyday Geo podcast is now also interested in interviewing and talking to those small ‘Mom-n-Pop’ geospatial companies out there. Surveyors, mapping companies, GIS shops, etc. that don’t have thousands of dollars for a marketing dept. but do outstanding work and want to share with listeners how they got started, the services offered and other general questions. If you have small shop (15 or so employees) and are interested, send an email to JBGeo@everydaygeo.com and let’s see if we can do something!
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Here is to a great 2018!
“LA Police say mapping apps are directing people to areas on fire” – Rob Price
Here is a link to the YouTube video of driving through the California fire.
“UAV and Commercial Drone Industry Outlook: Predictions for 2018”
“Bizarre, Enormous 16th-Century Map Assembled for First Time” – Greg Miller
“Why QGIS should be part of everyone’s GIS toolbox” – Michael Miller
“Map Traps: Intentional Mapping Errors to Combat Plagiarism” – Rebecca Maxwell
“An Imaginary Town Becomes Real, Then Not. True Story.” – Robert Krulwich
“How a ‘fake’ map of America almost fetched Christie’s 1.2 million” – Ishveena Singh
“Will the Real GIS Please Stand Up!” – Diana S. Sinton
Images: Waldseemuller Globe Gores used w/o permission from the James Ford Bell Library at the University of Minnesota website. Waldseemuller portrait used w/o permission from the Smithsonian Magazine website. Exxon Map map image of Agloe NY taken from Wikipedia website "The Telegraph" image taken from Wikipedia Screen capture of the “Green Iguana Society” website