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Hello Geo tech Professional... Welcome again to another GeoTech Industry news roundup. Hopefully by now you managed to catch some of the fine talks that were presented at Where2.0 this week in San Fran. If not, check out this page where we have all the presentations embeded (thanks O'reilly) including the talks from Tues and Wed mornings and for some fun, be sure to check out the 5 minute lightning talks from Monday's Ignite event... some great stuff there as usual! And more Where2.0 goodies as I managed to share a few interesting tidbits from the Tuesday morning session - see my Where notes here. During the Wed. morning session there was a talk titled "NearFar News Through Data", where Jer Thorp (The NY Times) introduced us to the clever OpenPaths service, an community project initiated by the Research and Development Lab at the New York Times Company. Using their mobile apps you can track your location, visualize where you've been, and upload your data to the OpenPaths website. You can then download your data from the website in a variety of friendly formats, including KML, JSON, and CSV - more can be found here.

Some of the latest tidbits and tech tips I've shared with the community via the AnyGeo (; Google Offers Beta In Select Areas - move over Groupon! Got Graffiti? There's an iPhone App For That - Graffiti Mapper from @SpatialNetworks - a slick app developed on Fulcrum; Cartifact Map Innovation Award Competition Announced - This opportunity for Geo developers gives you a chance at winning some great $$ prizes and get some nice headlines too! Top Prize is $10,000; Wow Technology - The PAL-V One The Flying Car - seriously, this is awesome! Have a fantastic Easter Holiday to all, be sure to check out all the new Geo Career Opportunities and remember that you can join us and 2,500+ other pros who've Joined us on Facebook.

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First Multi-Agent Indoor Evacuation Simulation with IndoorOSM - Indoor Evacuation Simulation with OpenStreetMap (IndoorOSM) data. The video below demonstrates a first multi-agent traffic simulation by GIScience Research Group, University of Heidelberg for the scenario of an emergency indoor evacuation.

Graffiti Mapper for iPhone from Spatial Networks - Built on the Fulcrum platform, Spatial Networks development environment for building custom, location aware apps for iOS, the app enables users to quickly and easily tag and map locations of graffiti.

Where2.0 2012 Tuesday Morning Livestream Session - On Tuesday there was a flurry of activity and a few announcements made at the popular Where2.0 conference - you know, the cool, geeky event attracting geeks from all walks of life who are interested in social, location, mobile, and other related technologies - but mostly location!

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Geo Technology Apps for the iPhone and iOS Power and Enterprise User - The iPhone and iOS development environment has come on strong indeed, however, it's not only about Angry Birds, Social media clients, and mobile flatulants! There's a number of powerful, enterprise-scale apps available as well as many apps that are developed specifically for the enterprise user and GIS/mapping professional. Looking for more iPhone, iPad and iOS news and tips? See HERE

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Each day in this section we'll update you about Geospatial conferences, training, seminars, webinars, and relevant events. Feel free to make a suggestion for future consideration and be sure to see our Events Calendar. A Tip... Are you a on LinkedIn? If so then consider connecting with over 20,000 other GIS professionals via our GISuser LinkedIn Group and see also our facebook Page!

Esri DevMeetups 2012 - Some news for developers interested in meeting other Esri developers or perhaps looking for a stage where they can present a lightning talk to other GeoGeek in their local tech community. Events start April 11 in Tucson AZ and April 24 in Denver

The Location Business Summit Europe 2012 - The 3rd annual Location Business Summit Europe is the biggest meeting place for hands on knowledge and networking within the mobile and location industry. Following our blockbuster events in Silicon Valley and Amsterdam last year, the biggest and best companies in the community will come together at the most influential LBS focused summit in the world. Save the date - May 22-23, 2012, Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Hotel, Amsterdam

ERDAS Webinars - DIY Transportation Planning with Intergraph's Remote Sensing and Data Management Tools - During this webinar, Intergraph will demonstrate how easy it is to use our remote sensing and data management tools to accomplish all the same workflows yourself. April 11, 2012

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Senior to Principal Geospatial Consultant - ArcFM (Australia) - Right now, we're calling for a GIS professional with 7+years experience in the spatial sciences industry to join our National Geospatial team operating within our multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy. PB is seeking to grow our capability and depth of resources in response to emerging opportunities in the utilities, natural resources and transport infrastructure markets.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Intern - Maintenance of accurate records, use of computer/office equipment, and communicating effectively with others are essential components of this job. Must be able to interpret and communicate highly technical information to non-technically trained individuals.

GIS Planner - Provides the primary Graphical Information System (GIS)-related services and functions that support Development Services activities. Serves the city staff contact for all City GIS liaisons between city departments, Burnet Central Appraisal District, Burnet County 911 Coordinator, and private surveying entities

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