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Friday, January 11, 2008

Update: The person who was cited as the source contacted me and noted a reporting error. At the quotee’s request I’ve removed it; the original author has been contacted.

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by Adena Schutzberg on 01/11 at 10:25 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

“The whole world around us lay spread out like a giant relief map.”

- Sir Edmund Hillary on what the world looked like from the summit of Mt. Everest, quoted in the Seattle Times’ obituary. He died in New Zealand at the age of 88.

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/11 at 10:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Patrick Wright, NOAA coastal associate for the State Planning Office, and Gary Smith, of Green Mountain Geographics (the paper got his company name wrong) taught 17 people SketchUp at a training class at Bowdoin College in Brunswick.

Here’s how it works:

After distributing to participants CDs that contained assignments, Wright explained that the group would focus on about 106 Brunswick buildings for its project. These buildings included businesses such as Day’s News, Bull Moose Music, Hannaford and 7-Eleven. Also included were local churches and libraries. Wright split the 106 buildings into 12 color-coded blocks, each with about 10 buildings in it. One block was assigned to each group of two. Also, some volunteers offered to work on additional blocks in order to complete the project.

If all goes well the buildings will all be modeled in about five months.

- Times Record News

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/11 at 06:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

I’m hearing about more and more small focused GIS events like this one which is today: “Skidmore Regional GIS Conference of College Educators.” (Skidmore is a small college in Saratoga Springs, New York. I’ve heard of it only because a family friend went there.) Todd Fabozzi of U of Albany will give the keynote: “The Challenges of Sprawl and Smart Growth in the Capital Region.”

Other presenters at the conference are Robert Jones, associate professor and chair of Skidmore’s Economics Department, on “GIS and the Time Dimension”; Jonathan Cobb, on “GPS in the 21st Century - An Overview of Current GPS Capabilities, Modernization Efforts, and Complementary Networks”; Sharron Macklin and Jenni Lund, on “ArcGIS and Google Earth: Rules of Engagement.”

- Skidmore College

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/11 at 06:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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