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Hello GISuser... Are you planning on jetting to GeoInt in a little over a week? Just announced, this year's event boasts a number of new offerings including something billed as GEO TALK 2007 -- Government agencies, industry, academia, and others will be asking and answering questions in this wiki-like environment. GEO Talk: You ask, the community answers! See Here to take part in GEO Talk 2007! Just a reminder, the event is scheduled for October 21-24 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas - unfortunately I won't be there (darn!) as I'll be in San Fran that week taking in CTIA Wireless IT. On to news... EastView Cartographic has just announced their plans for expansion in Europe. The company has a new office, officially called East View Information Services, B.V., located in Arnhem, The Netherlands. Of note, the ccompany has also just listed a couple of interesting career opps today in our Career Center. Moving ahead, do you need Canadian GIS data? How about a new, royalty-free data product available as a DVD library providing easy access to complete Canada-wide data in SHP format? That's exactly what Avenza Software has in the new MAPdataCanada product. Finally, what's Google up to? I see the company has just scooped up Finish company Jaiku (think Twitter) and they have also teamed up with Multiverse on a cool, 3D virtual World project... hmmm. We now have Google Earth, 3D avatars, social netwroking (mobile)... should be interesting to see where this one goes! Finally, it wouldn't be appropriate if I didn't give a shout out to the Rockies... here's to the Rocks spankin the D Backs tonight! Feel free to take part in this fun baseball poll from pollmappr.

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Day, night, week-end, holiday, you name it... GISuser is updated 24/7 with the latest news and announcements affecting the GIS user & Geospatial technology professional. Below are some of the latest announcements of interest.

feature GISuser Spotlight on GeoInt... Special Programs Not to Miss at GEOINT 2007 - This year's GeoInt event boasts several new features including an Interoperable event - throughout the five blocks of the GEOINT 2007 Symposium, you will witness how interoperable geospatial intelligence capabilities can enable a seamless enterprise; Emerging Technologies Pavilion - USGIF is sponsoring three current NGA-funded academic researchers from NGA’s Academic Research Program (NARP) to present their work; and GeoTalk - the GEO Talk framework allows attendees—and anyone with an Internet connection—to ask questions of the community. Government agencies, industry, academia, and others will be asking and answering questions in this wiki-like environment...
Avenza Announces MAPdataCanada
Pitney Bowes MapInfo appoints Insurance Strategic Industry Manager to lead location intelligence
GB And Ordnance Survey Team Up To Launch Vital Emergency Services Technology
PyWPS releases version 2.0.0
Guy Carpenter Publishes Report on 2007 Australian East Coast Storm
Special Programs Not to Miss at GEOINT 2007
Multimap Demonstrates its Latest Mapping Services at the Travel Distribution Summit
Former BAE Systems Executive To Lead Map Conflation Company
Bosch Security Projects selects Tensing Field Vision to automate service processes.
East View Cartographic Expands to Europe
USGIF Announces 2007 Scholarship Recipients
Real Estate Search Engine Announces Map-Based Ad Placements
Introducing the newest member of the Leica System 1200 Family - Meet Leica TPS1200+
Todd Cummings to Teach Data Management at Autodesk University for Seventh Year
OpenSpirit(R) Names Geoinfo SRL as International Reseller and Support Team for Latin America
AAG 2008: Call for Paper/Abstracts Geographies of Katrina and Post-Katrina New Orleans
CAD Schroer Announces New Partner in India
Ordnance Survey appoints insurance sector manager
Severe floods prompt leading insurers to gauge the power of geography
2007 GIS-Transportation Poster Competition: Geography Awareness Week
FEMA Selects Dewberry For Map Modernization Contracts
Spatial Wave, Inc. Expands Operations
Hamilton County, Indiana, Selects eMap International for Independent Quality Review Contract
Pitney Bowes MapInfo Next-Generation Demographics for More Timely and Reliable Decision Making
Thomas Cook AG Selects Pitney Bowes’ Group 1 Software to Optimize Customer Communications
CARIS Appoints Senior Business Developer in Latin America
Multimap Demonstrates its Latest Mapping Services at the Travel Distribution Summit, North America
Christopher Tucker Joins Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging

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    Suggested Application... Twitter
    I'm still trying to find a really good use for this, nonetheless, Twitter is viral and best of all, there's mobile clients too so you can tweet from anywhere! A tip.. for a cool mobile client search for Twibble.

    Suggested Mashups... Google Ride Finder
    View taxi or shuttle locations from a number of cities. Links and phone numbers provided.

    Suggested Free Data Resource... FREE USGS DRGs and more
    Golden Software, Inc. has upgraded Didger, its comprehensive software package that provides a single user interface for digitizing, geographic referencing, reprojection and coordinate conversion... users also get access to the TerraServer data library all for less than $400! Users can download and import georeferenced satellite imagery and topographic maps of the United States free of charge .

    Suggested Blog... TerraGo Team Blog
    Stay informed about anything and everything related to autodesk DWF with this blog from Volker Joseph

    My Favorite Photos... Navteq LBS Challenge Winners
    Image of the award presentation to last year's LBS Challenge winner in North America - ComVue. the GISuser Fickr


    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.
    deCarta devCON'07
    deCarta’s devCON’07 is a unique opportunity for you to get first-hand perspective and information from the technologists and industry experts who are bringing new capabilities, technology and “magic” to this booming market. Nov. 13 - 15, 2007

    GEOINT 2007
    Fourteen keynotes and almost 50 more top leaders from the Defense and Intelligence Communities will take the stage over three days to discuss how they are collaborating and integrating geospatial intelligence to enable a seamless enterprise in order to better support the national security mission Join us October 21-24 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, for the nation's premier intelligence event - the GEOINT 2007 Symposium

    Trimble Dimensions 2007
    Transform Your Business with the Connected Site - November 5-7, 2007 at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas

    Mobile Internet World
    Mobile Internet World will showcase the entire ecosystem of enabling mobile internet technologies, content and applications. Mobile Internet World is being developed collaboratively with thought leading executives from throughout the emerging mobile internet ecosystem

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    Pretty much every day new career postings hit the GISuser Career boards. Posting your career notice is free as is browsing the opportunities. Below are a couple of the recent job notices.
    HOT GISuser career Opportunity... Oracle Spatial Application Programmer - Interested in a future that exceeds your expectations? At Computer Aid, Inc. we are always looking for talented, creative, intelligent people who are motivated to make a difference. We want great people that find joy in creating and sharing the perfect solution for our customers.

    HOT GISuser career Opportunity... Procurement Officer (maps and related publications) - East View Cartographic, a world leader in sourcing exotic geospatial data such as maps and GIS data from countries around the globe, seeks a Procurement Officer to help coordinate its worldwide map acquisitions efforts. The individual we seek will have a solid background in geography, technology (especially GIS), international business, and fluency in multiple languages.

    HOT GISuser career Opportunity... GIS Analyst (Research Associate II) CSU - GIS Analyst (Research Associate II Special) position available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands to be assigned at Schofield Barracks, on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, to manage all aspects of the Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) program’s Geographic Information SystemGIS.

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  • Rockies or Diamond Backs... NLCS finally is rolling!
  • BLOG - Poll... which social networking site do you depend on?
  • Google, Multiverse to create virtual 3D worlds
  • Blog - How comprehensive are the market evaluations and reports?
  • Blog - Autodesk Sponsors PBS Documentary Series
  • GeoCommons adds new functionality, no boasts 2500 datasets, 45,000 attributes
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