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2012 Esri DevSummit - March 26-29, 2012
Hello Geo tech Professional... Welcome again to our twice weekly Geo news roundup and the first drop of the winter - FYI, this first official day of winter (for us here in the North) is roughly 1 second longer (in daylight) than yesterday, tomorrow we get 10 more seconds etc... I hope this is a little warming for those of you that leave for work in the dark and return in the evening sans daylight as well! Moving on, a quick moment to thank those of you who follow us and contribute to the growing social communties that we've enjoyed over the past year. These social media resources have been a valuable source of content for us as well as a fantastic resource where we've been able to extend our reach in sharing the coolest stories, articles and more from our websites. The social layer has also been a valuable resource for complementing our efforts in promoting our friends, sponsors, partners, authors, and advertisers... indeed 2011 has been a fine year for the Social Layer. FYI, as of today, our GISuser Twitter stream now enjoys 7,212 followers, our fabulous community group page on LinkedIn has swell to a whopping 16,359 members and continues to be a fine, open resource for discussion; a GISuser facebook page is steaming along with about 2,326 Likes and is also a fine resource to share your news, tips or other GIS community tidbits. My Youtube channel has shared over 500,000 video views to the community and my Flickr Page which I've maintained for several years to share photos captured from around the World has thousands of photos and has also enjoyed hundreds of thousands of views and shares. I hope you enjoy these supporting resources and thanks for your encouragement and support as we've put plenty of effort into maintaining and growing them. In addition to loads of effort, nursing these resources to life has been loads of fun! Finally, if you haven't already done so, I encourage you to also check out our "sister" technology resources, all of them having their own special focus that often does touch on some great Geo tech topics and stories of interest. See our Amerisurv (land surveying and mapping), LBSzone (mobile/LBS), LiDARnews (LiDAR and Laser Scanning), and MachineControlOnline (3D GPS and machine control) - links to all found HERE

From Glenn's AnyGeo Blog... Here's just a quick smattering of some of the latest updates to the blog (; Living Social Wants To Know Are You Hungry? You Could be Their next Intern At Hungry Academy - a great opportunity for a tech internship; Nokia Lumia 710 Comes to USA on T-Mobile - the first Nokia Windows phone. Finally, One of Our Own Shares a Poem and Video For His Bonnie - I wanted to share with our readers a touching story that touched us all here at Spatial Media as one of our own (Randy Noland) recently and tragically suffered a loss in his family. Randy, his wife Bobbee, and daughter Betsy had to say farewell to their infant daughter. All of us at Spatial Media have been touched and are deeply hurt by the loss the Noland family has endured over this holiday season, our hearts go out to them.

On a personal note, thanks again for your attention, your support and your feedback over the year. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy holidays and very best wishes for a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season... Cheers!

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Some Favorite Mobile, Social Location Articles from 2011 - Most of our articles only hang out on the front page for several days and then slowly start working back into the archives. These resources should provide to be useful and of interest to anyone into mobile app development and interested in mobile social location.

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WhereCampTB + IgniteSpatial Feb 10-11, Tampa, FL - There's no doubt that the GeoGeek crowd has become big fans of the Ignite and the WhereCamp format of unconferences. with that, I'm pleased to share details of an event of interest coming up for Geeks in the SouthEast - enter WhereCamptb + Ignite Spatial. The organizers has set in the works plans for an Ignite Spatial on Friday evening, Feb 10, 2012 in Tampa, Florida followed up by a WhereCamp unconfrence the following day, Feb 11.

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