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The Pléiades satellites, operated and built by Astrium have captured images of Moore, Oklahoma, which clearly shows the devastation caused by the massive tornado that swept through the region on May 20, 2013. GCS has announced a new webinar series focused on developing solutions to the challenges of Geospatial Big Data by leveraging the fusion of location analytics, mobile platforms and cloud technologies. WOAH, this is just downright awesome! The annual CTIA wireless industry show is on this week in Vegas and as usual, there’s plenty of cool announcements coming out of the mobile ecosystem. Nokia launched the Nokia 925 in an official PR launch event last week (May 14, 2013) in London, sadly the invite to yours truly @gletham seems to have gone missing ;0) but regardless, here’s a cool video from the event … Continue reading → Free Webinar! Rebuilding After Sandy: Surveying the Aftermath – Last October, the second-costliest hurricane in U. To my surprise the new Google maps is available already. Upon receipt of the email providing me with a special link I immediately launched maps from Chrome for a quick, first look. Another roundup of webinars of interest being delivered to your desktop in the near future… these are an awesome way to test drive a solution, hear directly from industry experts, and experience a little professional development. The cool crew from Seattle-based Socrata are providing government users, opendata enthusiasts, developers, and others with a very cool OpenData resource in the form of a “hackathon in a box” – a toolbox of resources, documents, tools and other handy … Continue reading → Some fine civic engagement from the Parks and Wildlife service in Colorado as some new resources designed to connect with Anglers have been released to the public. A few days ago I sent out a tweet about some Interesting research from HSU (Humboldt State) on the geography of hate and the Hate Map of racist and homophobic tweets – interesting to see that today the maps seems … Continue reading → If you have a smartphone then there’s no doubt that you love sharing photos. And if you dig sharing photos then I suspect that you really like Instagram! Instagram is cool but you can make it much better by using … Continue reading → An interesting mobile app to help with your mobile file storage issues, now supporting iOS – Amazon Cloud Photos. Something fun that’s coming at Google I/O 2013 – map diving! Here’s a first look at a fun 3D virtual Google maps realistic fly-through experience that will be shown off at Google I/O. The amazing Android powered mobile devices just keep on coming… is it any wonder why Android is dominating the mobile ecosystem? Enter the 7″ tablet running Jelly Bean and supporting 3G voice calling from AirTyme (India). Oh yes, I love art… I also love music too, heck, who doesn’t right? Well, I know you GeoGeeks and music lovers will really dig this one as we stumble onto yet another amazing cartographic product that quite simply will … Continue reading → There’s no arguing that OpenStreetMap (OSM) has exploded in use and popularity, heck, just look at the basemap layer options in any online web mapping services and you’ll see OSM as an option. I stumbled onto some research findings recently and what got my attention was not the headline, but rather, what the headline didn’t say. Some big news from the OSM crew today via the official blog as OpenStreetMap is now boasting a new online map editor for users making it easier for everyone according to the team. Here’s a reminder from yours truly that GISuser is owned and operated by Spatial Media, our parent company. Are you an Android app developer? Well, given that Android is the World’s leading mobile OS it may be a good idea to think about it if you aren’t already.