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Geo Reading - 10 New, Must-Read GIS user Articles of Interest PDF Print E-mail
Experts - Glenn Letham
Written by @gletham   
07 February 2012

A number of fun, educational, and interesting articles and blogs have hit GISuser recently. In case you missed out, here's a quick list of 10 hand-picked, must-read Geo Tech stories... enjoy! 

Geospatial Technologies and GIS to model predictive behavior and meth lab locations in Colorado
An interesting read on Geospatial technologies and predictive behavior analysis in mapping meth labs in Colorado Springs.

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5 Ways to Make Sure Your Press Release Doesn't Suck
Ok, you have some news, BIG news... now what? Well, if you have a PR or marketing person or department then no doubt you'll be sending out a press release. The following is 5 tips for a better press release, some useful tips from experts, and some related how to tools.


Location-Aware Instagram-Like Photo Sharing For Dog Lovers With Dogsly
Over the years I’ve likely photographed them hundreds of times (see this Flickr set for a small sampling)  and shared their pics widely. Well now, thanks to the cool Dogsly app I have an Instagram-like service that enables me to snap a photo, add an effect, geotag the location, add a description, and share via social media (like Twitter and others).

2012 Super Bowl Fan Map - Esri Mashup of Football Pick and Political Candidate
Another fun social news map from Esri. Cast your vote for the Super Bowl winner and select which political candidate you like! A cool mashup of sports and politics... 

B.C., Canada Islands Trust launches MapIT online mapping system
The new mapping interface provides many new features, such as more frequent updates of geographic information and simple, fast and informative data exploration and discovery tools.

2011 Salary Survey of GIS Professionals and How We Stack Up Against Others
As GIS professionals we are subject to the same budget cutbacks, restrictions, and decreased revenue sources as everyone else. Read on for a look at that state of the GIS Professionals' Salary in these findings from 2011.

GIS Geeks Guide to Mastering the ArcGIS Server API for JavaScript 
This from Eric at Geospatial Training... Each chapter from my e-book, "The GIS Geeks Guide to Mastering the ArcGIS Server API for JavaScript” has been posted online for viewing.

JobMo Career search App For Tablets (iOS, Android) Fantastic Location-Aware App With Superior Results
Here's details of a terrific tool for career seekers and tech professionals looking for opportunities. It's also a fine example to developers on how to use location-aware functionality in your simple, mobile apps, particularly for tablets.

Mapping the Pacific Garbage Patch and Ocean Currents Moving Plastics and Debris
The presentation titled "The Greatest Infection of The Sea", sponsored by the U Vic Biology Dept. was all about the state of the oceans and in particular, the alarming amount of plastics that are polluting this resource.

Even CNN Gets Their Cartography Wrong! Sorry London
You gotta admit, we all love to see CNN mess up. its particularly funny though when their fumble is is recorded digitally and shared with the World via Twitter! That's pretty much what happened when a keep eyed viewer noticed that during a news broadcast CNN has made a failed attempt to show where London was on the map!



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