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Hello Geo tech Professional... Welcome to the Thursday edition of the GISuser Geo tech news roundup. Today I'm pleased to share details of a pretty sweet service developed by some web savvy Geo developers (in business for more than 20 years) who are located just down the road from yours truly, CloverPoint Cartographics. Housed in some new digs on the top floor of a sweet building in the heart of the B.C capital, CloverPoint has rolled out their much anticipated MapSocial social mapping application for facebook. This innovative service lets facebook users create and share their own maps, include photos, search and add foursquare POIs and much more. The possibilities are huge and the fact that this is a true mapping service for facebook, developed by GeoGeeks, makes it even more attractive to me. The app is in early stage (hence the Beta), however, you are encouraged to check it out, test it, break it, and start sharing maps with your social circles... great stuff here and I can't wait to see where this one goes from here! Speaking of new apps, I've also heard from the gang in Missoula at GCS Research about their latest update to their site selection app, Montana Site Selector, an innovative app developed specifically for Realtors, Businesses and Economic Developers. SiteSelector ensures that business professionals have access to the most up-to-date and authoritative information on available commercial properties - a great idea! Kudos to Alex and crew...

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... Video - CityEngine in Lumion + SketchUp + 3DMax = wow, this is impressive; Research on Public Use of WiFi via Smartphone and Tablets; an informative MMA Infographic on How Much People Love their Mobile Device; Samsung GALAXY S III With Android 4.0 and 10 Cool Features; Video - Take 3D Photo Tours in Google Maps. Finally, please be sure to browse the career center for some new opportunities, those of you hiring I encourage you to try the board and list your next job opp there for some great exposure. Companies, contractors, developers and others, see also our growing industry directory and be sure to add your free listing in an appropriate category - it's free, why wouldn't you want to?? Finally, be sure to join us on facebook, Pinterst, and in our massively popular LinkedIn Group. Have a great week...

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First Look - MapSocial (Beta) Real Time Social Mapping In Facebook - This week I've been messing around a bit with MapSocial, a new, real time mapping service for facebook - I'm also pleased to boast that I think I may have been one of the first public users of this cool service! The application is still in Beta, however, you are invited to jump in and create your own maps, share them with friends, and invite others to contribute

Feature - Value Case for Google Fusion Tables - Fusion Tables has been floating around Google Labs for a couple of years, graduating in 2010 and recently footing some improvements. You can access Fusion Tables while logged in under the Google top bar: More > Even more > Innovation. Read on for more on Fusion Tables in this contributed article...

Event of Interest - LiDAR Technologies 2012 - An interesting event for those of you Down-Under interested in LiDAR... View best of breed LiDAR technologies and case studies in Australia's only 2 day workshop dedicated to LiDAR. Understand how this disruptive technology can help your business improve productivity and drive down spatial workflow costs.

Blazing the Trail for Advanced Cadastral Mapping - Alberta, Canada has a long history of providing reliable, accurate and high-quality digital mapping data that has been achieved through the province's commitment to an advanced cadastral mapping system.

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Tablet users will help shape the future mobile app market - Between 2010 and 2011 the global installed base of app consumers increased by 104%. While the installed base of smartphones increased by nearly 274 million, tablets were the fastest growing segment. Based on Q2 projections for tablet shipments in 2012, the installed base of tablet users is set to increase more than 150% by 2013.

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123D Catch for iPad from Autodesk - 123D Catch is now available for iPad on the App Store. This new free* app lets users take images from their iPad camera and upload them to the Autodesk cloud service that transforms the images into a 3D model. 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 20,000 other GIS professionals via our GISuser LinkedIn Group and see also our facebook Page!

Nokia Developer - Ready.Set () [Code} Challenge - Here's details of a cool developer event from Nokia developer, perhaps coming to a city near you. Events coming to Atlanta, Boston, Chevy Chase, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Miami, New York, Ohio State, San Diego, Sunnyvale, Toronto, Vancouver

LiDAR Technologies 2012 - View best of breed LiDAR technologies and case studies in Australia's only 2 day workshop dedicated to LiDAR. Understand how this disruptive technology can help your business improve productivity and drive down spatial workflow costs. The LiDAR Technologies 2012 Workshop runs from June 7th - 8th

The Location Business Summit Europe 2012 - The 3rd annual Location Business Summit Europe is the biggest meeting place for hands on knowledge and networking within the mobile and location industry. Following our blockbuster events in Silicon Valley and Amsterdam last year, the biggest and best companies in the community will come together at the most influential LBS focused summit in the world. Save the date - May 22-23, 2012, Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Hotel, Amsterdam

Video - Hexagon Conference Sights and Sounds - Ever wondered what it's like attending a Hexagon conference? This year's Think Forward 2012 Hexagon conference is scheduled to take place June 4-7 in Las Vegas and will host thousands of professionals that use solutions from ERDAS, Intergraph, and Leica Geosystems, all under one roof.

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GIS Developer (VA) - Overview: INDUS Corporation, 15th largest IT support services firm in Washington DC area is looking for an innovative Geospatial developer with multiplatform experience who will provide federal clients with fresh approaches to mapping and web services, including mobile applications.

Environmental Planner - The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County are looking for GIS professionals with all levels of experience. The Districts provide innovative and cost-effective wastewater and solid waste management and in so doing, convert waste into resources such as recycled water, energy and recycled materials.

GIS Analyst - Sacramento, CA - ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions. Our Environment and Planning division provides a range of consulting services in environmental analysis and compliance (e.g., NEPA), land use planning, transmission planning, public affairs, permitting (e.g., renewable energy) and other emerging market sectors.

Corporate GIS Manager - The Corporate GIS Manager for the Bureau of Technology Services manages the technical team that builds and operates the City's Enterprise GIS. This position will use their experience working with enterprise GIS products, including those from ESRI.

Software Systems Engineer, Maponics (VT) - The Software Systems Engineer is responsible for design and development activities at a systems level and for crafting software that is well written, functional, efficient, and clearly documented while exceeding the stated requirements.

Career Hunting Tips, Tricks, and Suggestions - Finding a job can be a daunting task but it doesn't have to be. Many are turning to social media, in particular Twitter, to help score a new gig. Here's some helpful social media job hunting resources, a few tips, and some simple ideas that could help.

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