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Carnival of the Geospatialists #5 - Musings and Down-Right Cool Things
Hello Geo tech Professional... Welcome to another awesome Geo Tech news roundup. Some interesting things to share today, to begin, how cool would it be if you were a startup and President Obama took your idea for a test drive? Well, that's exactly what happened in Boulder a few days a go as the young developers at Sphero managed to get their app in his hands... kudos to them! Check out the video here and you can read more about it on their blog - this mobile controlled shperical robot also has an SDK so app developers can also get busy creating cool apps to run on it... awesome! Moving on, how about something totaly crazy? Recall I'm up on Vancouver Island in Canada. Well, recently all the rage up here has been about a local amateur photog who was walking around a popular waterfront spot and managed to score some amazing pics... actually, she photographed a scene that likely has never been seen before! The woman stood, watched, and snapped away as a giant octopus grabbed and devoured a seagull! Yes indeed, I'm not kidding you. The local media and the locals are all buzzing about this one as you can imagine and for all of us it's a good lesson - always have a camera with you! View the story and photos here on the popular birding blog BirdFellow - wow! Finally, how about a Geo Tech story? Our friend Peter Batty has been very busy lately as usual, however, he's managed to pen a blog post while in between travel gigs. Be sure to run over to Peter's Geothought blog and see Peter's take on how he views the GIS/Geo tech industry 5-10 years down the road, he has some interesting comments.

Some recent of the updates and tech tips I've shared with the community via the AnyGeo ( this week - hopefully you've been checking the blog periodically... An interesting 3D visualization app, DataAppeal - 3D and animated maps on google earth platform; Video - Take 3D Photo Tours in Google Maps - You can now access photo tours which stitch together user contributed photos from around the world to give you a 3D photo scene of a place; For You Outdoor Enthusiasts... Duraflame Campfire Logs - now you can cook out while in the wild on your next field work trip; 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 job opportunities listed. Companies looking for talent?? Come on, give it a try and post your job opportunity with us... you won't be disappointed! Have a great week to all and be sure to follow us on Twitter @GISuser.

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DataAppeal - 3D and animated maps on google earth platform - Here's a tip off about an interesting solution for you Google Earth fanatics - DataAppeal. According to the developers, DataAppeal uses art and design to create alluring maps and images via a free, simple to use UI. The application has just received an update with some new functionality including: the option of layering multiple maps to quickly compare different data sets.

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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...

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