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    Another busy week in GISuser Feature content and Geo Tech Spotlights. The following are 10 recent GISuser feature articles, blog posts and app spotlights that you should be sure to check out... some fine pointers and good reading here! Enjoy... 

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    USGIF announced the opening of its 2012 Scholarship Program
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    Registration now open - 2012 Washington GIS Conference #WAurisa
    GeoGeeks in the PacNW, take note of the date, May 7-9, 2012 for the 2012 Washington GIS Conference. This year's event has a theme "Communicating Spatial Knowledge" and will take place in Tacoma, Washington. Deadline for proposals is March 26.  

     

    Carnival Of The Geospatialists 4
    Once again another wander around the web and some cool Geo Musings to share in an edition of the Carnival of the GeoSpatialists... cool, fun things from the GeoGeek Community - Enjoy!

    As always, if you have any comments, gripes, feedback or just something to share, feel free to contact Glenn 

     
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