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Hello Geo tech Professional... Welcome to another Tuesday Geo tech news roundup. Kicking things off this week, an update from the USGS about Landsat 5 as the bird's Earth imaging operations have been suspended for an additional 90 days while the U.S. Geological Survey Flight Operations Team (FOT) continues to investigate options for the resumption of imaging. Recall that Landsat 5 imaging was halted in November 2011 when an electronic component vital to transmission of the satellite's Thematic Mapper (TM) data began showing signs of imminent failure. And more "Space" news as NASA celebrates the 50th anniversary of John Glenn's NASA program changing flight on board Friendship 7 that took him into orbit Feb20, 1962. Of interest, Glenn was supposed to remain in space longer, but Flight Director Chris Kraft cut the mission short after a malfunction light came on showing that the heat shield might have come loose - See More HERE. Fast forward to today, you Android device users take note as Google has rolled out an update for your Google maps mobile app. The app boasts a number of updated features including better battery performance but perhaps most noticeably you'll get a real kick out of the new checkin functionality - it's awesome! See my first look here

Here's a few of the latest tidbits and tech tips I've shared with the community at (; ArcGIS Online is now available in 9 more languages; Latitude Geographics Featured in Canada's National Newspaper (The Globe and Mail) For Hiring Interns; LoSo Social Location For Restaurants and Bars @LoSoapp - a cool take on the social checkin; 50 Years Later at NASA - Glenn Launch Highlighted Changing World; $100K Student Scholarships from the USGIF Up For Grabs - students need to take note of this opportunity. Have a great week all! You can always reach me @gletham or on @GISuser. Be sure to have a look around the GISuser career Center as a number of new Career opportunities have been listed this week... Employers, be sure to take advantage of this resource for your next hire! Enjoy your Fat Tuesday ya'll...

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NASA - 50 Years Later - Glenn Launch Highlighted Changing World - The Beatles were eight months away from releasing their first single, "Love Me Do," when John Glenn rocketed into space on Feb. 20, 1962, to become the first American to orbit Earth.

USGIF announced the opening of its 2012 Scholarship Program - The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) today announced the opening of its 2012 Scholarship Program. Students studying geospatial intelligence or a related field are encouraged to submit their applications by the April 20 deadline.

Latitude Geographics @geocortex Featured in Canada's National Newspaper For Hiring Interns - Kudos to fellow GeoGeek and U Vic alum Steven Myhill-Jones, founder of Latitude Geographics (Think Esri Platinum Business Partner and developers of GeoCortex) for a fine writeup this week in The Globe & Mail, Canada's National newspaper, in an interesting report on the hiring of interns and how they can really pay off for a small business.

ESRI Updates - ArcGIS for SilverLight 1.0 and Now ArcGIS Online in 9 More Languages - Cool news from the campus in Redlands CA today as Esri has announced that ArcGIS Online has localized for another 9 languages adding support for Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish.

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Announcing The 2012 Esri #DevMeetup Schedule - 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.

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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 10,000 other GIS professionals via our GISuser LinkedIn Group and see also our facebook Page!

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.

Webinar - Raster-accelerate Your GIS Server - During this webinar, we will demonstrate the performance of ERDAS APOLLO Essentials - Image Web Server and its ability to seamlessly integrate with existing vector-based GIS servers such as Geomedia Webmap, ArcGIS Server, Geoserver and Autodesk Mapguide.

Where2.0 - where the people working on and using location technologies come together to explore best practices and emerging trends in software development, tools, business strategies, and marketing. April 2-4, 20112, San Francisco, CA.

Esri Developer Summit - The Esri Developer Summit (DevSummit) brings together developers and GIS professionals from all over the globe. March 26-29, 2012 in Palm Springs, CA. The DevSummit features user presentations detailing GIS success stories, technical sessions on hot topics and new software functionality, and one-on-one advice from Esri development staff.

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GIS Developer, MD - We are currently seeking an experienced GIS application developer to join our team of talented IT professionals. You will work with the team to create innovative web-based geospatial solutions for our clients, including web mapping applications and geospatial web services. The ideal candidate must be passionate about their work, have excellent problem solving skills, and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with the latest technologies.

Product Manager - Linear Referencing (Esri) - Guide a team that is charged with defining, building, and releasing software products focused on linear referencing systems and highway data management. The ideal candidate will possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy, a big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality.

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Using Social Media and Twitter To Land The Perfect Job - Tips, Tricks, Trends and a Happy Ending - Like many of you, I'm sure you're astounded by the number of your contacts, friends, and associates that have changed jobs recently. I receive regular updates via my LinkedIn service that tells me just how many of my contacts have changed their job and the number blows my mind! Finding a job is challenging indeed, however, more and more folks are turning to Twitter for that edge.

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