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Monday, July 25, 2011

"Stop Yorktown Pub is not on this street. Go to 540 Water Street in Yorktown."

Text of a sign the Yorktown Pub's owner paid to have built and installed to direct potential patrons away from a residential area to the establishment. SatNav's have some wrong information in the area in Virginia.

- Daily Press

by Adena Schutzberg on 07/25 at 05:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Participants can redraw Congressional, State Senate and State House boundaries for a chance to win cash. Common Cause will choose its favorite and pass on the winning maps to the Joint Legislative Committee on Redistricting. The contest uses Dave’s Redistricting Software. Entries are due August 30. This is a great activity for students!

- details via Gloucester Times

by Adena Schutzberg on 07/25 at 04:09 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Victor Valley College (California) student Logan Lehman, 19, of Hesperia, helped develop a successful app for iPhone and Android though he had no GIS experience at all before this spring. The app took second place in Esri's mobile app development  competition (results) and now Lehman has several job prospects.

How did he get that far? Not through a GIS program it seems (though the school has a GIS certificate), but a basic computer programming course.

The opportunity: A volunteer project developing a mobile app for the Mojave Desert Ecosystem Program, a federally funded effort to help government agencies collaborate in managing public desert lands. MDEP Program Manager Fon Allan Duke, an adjunct professor at VVC, told Lehman they had wanted to roll out a smartphone app on public recreation but lacked the resources to make it happen.

- Victorville Daily Press

- Lehman's Blog

by Adena Schutzberg on 07/25 at 02:57 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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