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Webinar - Safe Software, LiDAR Webinar - Thursday March 8
Hello Geo tech Professional... Welcome again to your Thursday Geo Tech news roundup. To begin, in case you were in coma yesterday let me remind you that Apple has introduced the new iPad, the third generation of its awesome mobile device. There's some new functionality, perhaps most notably the crisp, high def display, improved camera, and 4G LTE. The Price Point - The new iPad Wi-Fi models will be available in black or white on Friday, March 16 for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model and $699 (US) for the 64GB mode - iPad 2 (16GB) will be dropped to $399 - very nice! See more here). Are you interested in free training? A couple of noteworthy webinars are taking place this morning (so register ASAP). Don & Dale from Safe Software are goign to school folks on LiDAR at 8 AM PST (and 4PM also) in a session titled How to Prepare LIDAR Data to Meet Your Requirements - details and registration is here. If HTML5 is on your mind then take note of today's webinar from Latitude Geographics (@geocortex on Twitter) Getting Rolling in 2012 with HTML5 & Esri Technology. The 45 minute webinar runs at 10 AM (PST). see registration details HERE. Finally, let me leave you with a nice career tip as is searching for a research and data viz genius and is coughing up $100-$125K + benefits! Check out the job ad here - Good Luck!

Here's a few of the latest tidbits and tech tips I've shared with the community via the ( which has been rocking lately! The new iPAd - check out the new features and a first look; Intro and instructions for a The LinkedIn Company Follow Us Button; Webinar - How to Prepare LIDAR Data to Meet Your Requirements; A look at The Open Data Pilot Canada #OpenGov. Opportunity Knocks for Mobile Developers - Enter The AT&T Mobile App Hackathon, March 23-24 in San Diego CA. Have a great week all! You can always reach me @gletham or on @GISuser and find us on facebook with a new FB Timeline user page!

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Expert feature - Learning about your community and the world with GIS - In his typical, fun and educational approach, Joseph Kerski touches on some interesting Geo facts and history. He then leads us into details of the importance of GIS in education (his true passion) and offers up interesting real world stories.

Mobile and the New GIS Revolution - The GIS industry and Web maps are on the verge of a revolution. Mobile is that revolution. Strong statements, but tracing the history; GIS applications first migrated from the desktop to the Web.nomenclature can be a time-consuming task. ESRI moved from ArcInfo, to ArcIMS and ArcGIS. On the Web Google introduced slippy maps and gobs of free data.

Expert Feature - Custom Mobile GIS - Web Maps & - We launched GeoMobile for ArcGIS to both demonstrate a custom cross platform (one code base which runs on multiple platforms) mobile ArcGIS app, and experiment with porting widgets from the Flex viewer for ArcGIS. The results have been met with enthusiasm by the user community.

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GIS Mobile Guide System on iOS Platform - To cooperate with the development of tourism in Yuanshan Recreational Agriculture Area, the system integrates the digital guidance information of several areas, Zhenshan, Dahudi, and Hengshangto.. 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 10,000 other GIS professionals via our GISuser LinkedIn Group and see also our facebook Page!

ERDAS Webinars - From Project to Feature Collection in a Stereo Environment - Get more value from your investment in Esri GIS technology by performing your own 3D mapping inside ArcGIS! Intergraph's Stereo Analyst for ArcGIS is an extension for Esri's ArcGIS that enables you to create and revise a comprehensive database of feature data from stereo imagery, all inside the environment you are already accustomed to. March 14

Safe Software, LiDAR Webinar - Thursday March 8 - Prepare LiDAR Data to Meet Your Requirements - Find out how to quickly prepare LiDAR data to meet your requirements with FME, the leading technology for spatial data transformation. Thursday, March 8 available at two times: 8am PST or 4pm PST

Washington URISA Conference 2012 - The 2012 Washington GIS Conference - Communicating Spatial Knowledge. May 7-9 at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center at Tacoma, Washington. The conference theme for 2012 is Communicating Spatial Knowledge.

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. Save the date, June 4-7, 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada.

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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research and data viz genius - $100K+ - An all-in-one research and data viz genius who can help us expand and diversify significantly the map and data resources we produce. Someone who has intense curiosity about how domestic public policy reflects and is shaped by the questions that tend not to be asked by the press.

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GIS Pre-sales and Support Technician (Skygone) - Growing geospatial-focused cloud computing firm, Skygone, is looking for an entry to middle level experience GIS analyst and/or support technician with desktop, server, and web-based geospatial application experience in the Columbus, OH (Dublin) area.

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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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