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Monday, January 07, 2008

Ralph Grabowski outlines the difference between the “old guard” in CAD and the “new guard” in his upFront.eZine. (Subscriptions are free, but if you or your company find it useful, make a donation.) Yes, I see lots of parallels in GIS. Worth a read.

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/07 at 02:53 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

ESRI’s “U.S. Community Atlas” is a project where teachers and students across the country define their communities and one school in western Massaschusetts but its area on the map.

Douglas C. Finn, a video production and filmmaking teacher at Turners Falls High lead
16 honors earth science and Microsoft Office students (interesting!) and their teachers in the work using ESRI software along with other technologies. Says Finn, “Students who learn how to use GIS systems to gather, organize and read data will have an advantage in the workforce, an advantage that is measurable and real.”

The project took just five weeks.

Trivia tidbit: The Town of Montague, MA was key in the development of what important ESRI product? ArcView.


- MassLive.com

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/07 at 07:05 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

This week is the Consumer Electronics Show - the extravaganza for available and soon to be available gadgets for end users ears, eyes, cars and more. I plan to offer one per day on the event as I watch for geo-related tibdits via the Web from home.

First off, The New York Times highlights that the show is so big that perhaps its no longer the best place for an announcement. Recall that several big shows imploded in recent years included AEC SYSTEMS in our world (note the passing of one of its founders) and COMDEX, which I attended representing ESRI and its 50 x 50 booth.

Now on to the goodies announced:

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by Adena Schutzberg on 01/07 at 07:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

The article of that title is from APC Magazine in Australia and notes the “challenges” (my term) of Google Local Search offered on a Maestro’s Elite 5340+GPRS GPS announced at CES. It’s a bit of a cranky list, but much of it rings true to me.

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/07 at 06:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

“GIS is changing everything, [Glenn] Kasprzyk [Lifeline Ambulance, CEO] continued. Most counties and cities have it, but ambulance companies have been slower to embrace it.”

- Daily Courier (Arizona)

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/07 at 06:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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