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Hello Geo tech Professional... Welcome again to weekly Tuesday morning Geo Tech news roundup. To begin I'd like to share some awesome updates from our sister properties... you did know that our company, Spatial Media, is now churning out several print magazines (in addition to web friendly, and flippy editions). The team has been hard at it on the road recently and passing out hard copy magazines to professionals at a number of key industry events. Those of you into LiDAR and laser scanning, you'll enjoy the latest edition (Vol 2) of LiDAR Magazine with features on mobile mapping, helicopter surveys, mobile LiDAR, and a recap from the FARO User Conference. For the latest in surveying and mapping, be sure to have a look at The American Surveyor Magazine (Vol9 No3), always a beautiful read, with features on Equipment Tolerances, Surveys of David Douglas, Chicago's Dynasty Group, Replacing NAVD 88, Leica Disto 3D and much more. Finally, if 3D GPS and technology for mining and construction is of interest (they use the coolest, BIG technology!) then have a looksee at our MachineControl Magazine with features this month on Man vs. Sea, German Roadwork, Reconstruction Of Florida Intersection and much more. All these magazines are available online (html), in iPad/tablet supported "flippy" format, and in Print... enjoy!

Some of the coolest tidbits and tech tips I've shared with the community via the AnyGeo ( this week include; A look at GIslands 2012, an International Summer School on Geotechnologies applied to Climate Change and Coastal Environmental Planning; an awesome LiDAR point cloud video fly-over in Texas; A new WMS for those who fly in/out of San Diego airport - A clever ArcGIS Viewer for Flex from SanMap for all your airport needs - this one is cool! Finally, please have a look at Save the Rain, and awesome map mashup and application developed for the UN Apps for Climate Challenge designed by Mark Laudon (@MapsRus) of Vancouver, B.C - please try the fun app and offer Mark your support with a vote for his app in the challenge. Have a great week everyone and if you happen to be in Victoria, B.C tomorrow perhaps I'll see you at the Safe Software World Tour. Oh... and lastly, if you've ever considered entering a code competition? Check out what the SpatialNetworks gang is doing... perhaps this will inspire a few of you budding developers!

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SuperGIS Desktop 3.1 - Facilitate Your Geospatial Tasks!

Applying whole new SuperGIS Engine 3 as the development core, SuperGIS Desktop 3.1 offers more abundant GIS tools to effectively perform GIS tasks in various application fields. Greatly improving the performance of geoprocessing and geodatabase support, SuperGIS Desktop 3.1 is ideal for supreme map production and efficient GIS data management. See what's new at

La Nia fading, likely gone by end of April - Sea surface temperatures in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean swing back and forth every few years (sometimes more) like an irregular pendulum. The warm phase is known as El Nio; the cool phase-which it has been in for the past two winters-is called La Nia. According to NOAA's April 2012 ENSO Diagnostics Discussion, La Nia is fading and will likely be over by the end of April.

Ping4 Integrates NOAA'S National Weather Service into its Hyperlocal Alerts App - When NOAA releases any type of weather advisory, Ping4's proprietary software first obtains the centerpoint of the county or counties affected. It then references the number of square miles of the county and draws a geofence - or virtual perimeter - around an area approximately 1.2 times the size of the county

Video - Aerial LiDAR fly over along coastal Texas - What can you accomplish with LiDAR? Well, here's a cool video from the University of Texas showing off some great imagery from a LiDAR point cloud used for a coastal fly-over. pretty impressive. Want more info on LiDAR? See also @lidarnews

Trimble's Survey Software Improves Productivity for the Office and Field - Trimble Business Center Software is a complete surveying office suite designed to manage, analyze and process all field survey data, including data from optical instruments (total stations and levels), GPS/GNSS and spatial stations (imaging and 3D scanning data)

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Mapping Type 2 diabetes with Poverty - Type 2 diabetes is fast becoming an epidemic in the United States and in other western countries. It is estimated that 25.8 million Americans are affected by the disease-8.3 percent of the population. And the number increases every year. See this interesrting visualization.

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Fotopedia for iOS - Fotopedia, the publisher of popular iOS apps, today announced that a new Retina Display-ready version of the popular National Parks app is now available for free in the App Store. 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!

Webinar - Solving Big Data Challenges in the Cloud - Big data is growing exponentially and IT organizations everywhere are being forced to grapple with storing, managing and extracting value from every piece of it -- as cheaply as possible. Date: April 25, 2012

Microsoft HTML5 DevCamp, Denver - Here's details of an interesting event coming to Denver, CO on May 18, particularly for those interested in the hot topic of HTML5 . About the event. The HTML5 Web Camp is an opportunity to connect with designers and developers and show you what's possible, and how you can start using it today.

FME 2012 World Tour - Join the gathering of FME adventurers in a city near you and learn about all the latest and greatest features and enhancements in FME 2012, discover new tips and tricks and best practices and connect with other FME users in your area.

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

Video - Hexagon Conference Sights and Sounds - Ever wondered what it's like attending a Hexagon conference? This year's Think Forward 2012 Hexagon conference is scheduled to take place June 4-7 in Las Vegas and will host thousands of professionals that use solutions from ERDAS, Intergraph, and Leica Geosystems, all under one roof.

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Lead GIS Developer - General Dynamics IT has an opening for a Lead GIS Developer in New Orleans, LA. Expert-level GIS web application developer with proven experience in project management of web-based application initiatives.

GIS Analyst, WA - This role will serve as the subject matter expert on GIS production tasks, manage our SDE databases ,evaluate and develop tools to automate and improve our quality and efficiency, and assist in providing heavy analysis of the GIS data infrastructure behind INRIXY?Ts traffic / location-based services

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.

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