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Tip - GIS Companies and Geo Twitters To Add To Your Social Bookmarks E-mail
Written by Glenn Letham (@gletham)   
14 January 2009

There’s lots of cool things about Twitter including a TON of third-party add-ons but what makes it very useful is the people!

There's plenty of GIS companies, Geo-bloggers, and Geo technology professionals that you can follow including @esri, @erdas, @terrago, @gotgeoint, @gisuser, @lbszone, @loopt, @navteq, @bentleysystems, @mappsgeo and many other GIS companies and Geo professionals (including me @gletham)… Read on below for pointers to 12 "Geo" Twitters that you might wish to add to your followers.


@Yahoogeo - Updates from the team at Yahoo! Geo Technologies. Tweets directly from the team in support of http://www.ygeoblog.com/
@fireeagle provides Updates from the team at Fire Eagle - see http://fireeagle.yahoo.net/
@terrago Updates from Atlanta-based TerraGo Technologies, the GeoPDF people! - see http://www.terragotech.com/
Looking for Android related Twitterers? Try following @androffice, @androidhackz
@esrieduc Another official ESRI Twitter supporting the ESRI UDUC event http://www.esri.com/educ
@ESRI The official ESRI Corp  Twitter account providing regular news updates from Redlands CA supporting http://www.esri.com/
@National_Geo looks like an office Twitter account from NGS but its tough to tell! Relatively little activity!
@brightkite supports the popular location-aware social networking resource from Brightkite (which I always misspell as brightkyte!) supports http://brightkite.com/
@BentleySystems The official Twitter for Bentley... relatively quiet on the "geo" front these days but still one to consider following!
@edparsons Ed is the UK-based geospatial technologies for Google who blogs from http://www.edparsons.com/
@navteq If you use NAVTEQ data or are interested in developing apps, particularly for mobile then you need to follow navteq's official developer twitter. Maintained by a loyal member of the NN4D team (Greg) and supporting http://developer.navteq.com/
@JimBarry ESRI developers (as well as Rutgers grads!) and those involved with the ESRI Developer Network (EDN) will want to follow Jim! supporting http://edn.esri.com/

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be sure to follow us on Twitter @gletham, @gisuser, @lbszone - For more Geo Twitter leads, check out the huge list of people I follow

Of note... stay tuned for PArt 2 in this series - if you Tweet of know of an awesome "Geo" Twitter to mention please drop me a line or tweet me! 

Last Updated ( 14 January 2009 )
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