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Hello Geo tech Professional... Welcome to another awesome Geo Tech news roundup... ok, maybe I'm a little biased! This week I've continued with my periodic updates that I like to call Carnival of the Geospatialist (see #5 here), a regular piece that I roll out periodically in an effort to share some of the really cool GeoGeeky things that get my attention. It all started in fun a few months ago, however, the updates seem to be quite popular and something that people get a kick out of so let's just keep it going! This week I offer up a look at some pretty cool things including some comments on how we share free data provided by WeoGeo; a tip on an interesting blog post on spatial references; details of some interesting, GeoGeeky developer meetups; a glance at Maptitude 2012; Esri's use of the Twitter API, and more... I hope you enjoy it and remember, if you ever have a tip about something that makes you say "wow" be sure to drop me a line or a tweet. Oh, something for those of you with talented you writers in your family. Check out details of the America The Beautiful essay competition. Entries are accepted until May 14 from students who are in 7th through 12th grade.

Some recent updates and tech tips I've shared with the community via the AnyGeo ( this week - hopefully you've been checking the blog periodically... there really are loads of goodies hidden there ;0) I've always been a huge fan of mapping neighborhoods and perceived neighborhood boundaries and so this first look at Livehoods is a real treat and way cool; Week-End fun video - Amazing 62 MPH cross-wind landing attempts - this really is cool and scary! Apple Sells 35 million iPhones,12 million iPads in March Q with 94% Surge in Profits - some impressive stats from Apple; Video - Nautical Maps, OpenStreetMap and tools to make better maps. Finally, I encourage you to check out the career center as there's been a number of new opportunities listed. Companies looking for talent?? Come on, give it a try and post your job opportunity with us... you won't be disappointed and it's a small way of showing some support for all our efforts... cheers!

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Carnival Of The Geospatialists #5 - Musings and Down-Right Cool Things Shared by the Geo Faithful - I know, it's been some time since I last penned one of these! That doesn't mean there hasn't been anything to share, rather, it's more like there's been too much to sift through! And so, in familiar fashion, here's some of the cool, unusual, quirky, and awesome these from the geospatial community recently...

Livehoods - Neighborhood Boundaries Generated using foursquare Social Media Data - This article from Fast Company looks at mapping and analyzing boundaries created from foursquare data called Livehoods. The research effort by some keen Carnegie Mellon U mobile lab students analyzed 18 million Foursquare check-ins to spot algorithmic relationships between the spots people frequent.

3D Mapping Webinar from kubit and Autodesk - A webinar of interest this coming week. The kubit team is honored to co-host this 30 minute webinar with our friends at the Autodesk Plant Solutions team.This session will demonstrate how point clouds can be used effectively in plant design and integrated with Autodesk's AutoCADr Plant 3D software. The kubit team will help bridge the gap between clouds and intelligent design. Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 9:00AM - 9:30AM (Pacific Daylight Time)

SuperGeo Becomes Strategic Partner of Motorola to Provide Android GIS Solutions - SuperGeo will be marketing Motorola ET1, the industrial grade and Android-powered tablet in Taiwan. In this business partnership, Tatung System Technologies Inc., the primarily authorized agent of Enterprise Mobility Solutions in Taiwan, will cooperate with SuperGeo to enhance the local sales.

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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.

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