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Crowd-funding sites have allowed artists and individual entrepreneurs a footing to convert concepts into reality. The Kickstarter site works by allowing individuals to post a project idea and solicit funds within a limited timeframe. Investors can support a project they like in amounts as small as $1. Funding levels are set up by the project [...]
Whether it’s your first time or tenth time attending Esri’s Annual User Conference in San Diego, this annual get together is always a fantastic opportunity for users and developers of Esri software to enhance their skills and to network with other GIS professionals from around the world. Starting July 23rd and running through the 27th, this year’s [...]
Web sites with information specifically regarding peer support for women in GIS. Read interviews about women in this field or find GIS related support groups. Women in GIS LinkedIn Group Connect with other women GIS professionals on LinkedIn. GIS Women Discussion Group An open forum for members of the GIS community to communicate with one [...]
Advocates for the Persian Gulf have taken their fight about Google’s refusal to name the gulf between Iran and the Arab Gulf states on Google Maps to the streets of Los Angeles. NPR’s Which Way, LA? blog has noticed the proliferation of pro-Persian Gulf billboards around Los Angeles, proclaiming “It is not the Gulf. It is [...]
GIS Tutorial Raffle UPDATE: The GIS Tutorial Raffle is now closed. Thanks for all the submissions. The winner is Naveen Sidda who submitted a Google Fusion tutorial. I am looking to build a solid library of GIS tutorials. Of highest interest are tutorials covering how to topics in ArcGIS, QGIS, MapBox’s TileMill, and mapping using [...]