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Hello Geo tech Professional... Welcome again to another jam-packed Geo tech news roundup! To begin, a little something for those of you at ASPRS in Sacramento, CA this week or simply following the event. From our colleague Gene Roe who manages our LiDARnews publication - Monday and Tuesday are reserved for a variety of workshops, user groups and committee meetings including a classified session, and on Tuesday at 1:00 PM the Mobile LiDAR committee. The conference theme, Imaging and Geospatial Technologies - Into the Future, offers a glimpse into a fascinating program filled with technical sessions, keynote speakers, workshops and more. The conference officially opens Wednesday morning with a series of keynotes, award presentations and scholarship announcements. LiDARnews will be on the hall floor in a booth and will be passing out volume 1 of the new LiDAR Magazine (Print) - Note: you can also view a fun e-mag (iPad) friendly version of LiDAR Magazing Vol2 right now HERE - enjoy ASPRS to those of you headed there or be sure to also follow @ASPRSorg on twitter and hashtag #asprs. Finally, be sure to check out details of some featured presentations from this week's event

Some of the latest tidbits and tech tips I've shared with the community via my AnyGeo (; THE VA Challenging Mobile / Map Developers to Help Homeless With Project Reach Competition - an awesome chance for developers to do some social good and also walk away with some nice $$; details of a special SPAR 2012 Discount Registration; GeoDigital Extends LiDAR as Art - 2 Contest, open to the public through May 31, 2012; James Niehues Ski trail maps, panoramas, and map art - some beautiful work and an amazing display of art that any geographer will appreciate; Details of how the City of Troutdale Oregon Makes Huge GIS stride. Have a great week 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 Liked us on facebook!

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THE VA Challenging Mobile / Map Developers to Help Hmeless With Project Reach Competition - This is a terrific opportunity for mobile mapping professionals and LBS developers - An innovative competition from the VA (via initiative) launches in a couple of days in an effort to spur on the developer community to create useful mobile apps that can help the homeless and others that are in need.

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Esri Donation Supports Collaboration with OpenStreetMap Community - Esri president Jack Dangermond affirmed his commitment to making map content accessible to everyone with a monetary donation to the OpenStreetMap Foundation.

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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!

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SPAR 2012 Discount Registration - Please join LiDAR News at the 9th annual SPAR International Conference on "End-to-End 3D" taking place April 15-18, 2012 at The Woodlands (Houston), Texas. We've secured a special 10% off rate for our valued readers to attend this world-class conference

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

Time to Jam - Google Code Jam That Is! @googlecodejam - Via the Google Code crew.. details of Google Code Jam 2012. The competition consists of four online rounds, culminating in the world finals. This year, the final round will be held at Google's office in New York City, USA this July.

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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