January 12, 2006

GISuser Today from Wednesday Jan 11

 MAC users are excited today as Google have finally made available Google Earth for MAC OS... see the announcement below or jump HERE (http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html)  to download Earth for MAC and take it for a test drive. Consultants take note, several new RFPs have been posted including a huge proposal from Geomatics Canada in the next phase of the National Imagery project... see the RFP section for details. Loads of news announcements to speak of today since Monday, including word of the 2005 GIS Web Application Awards Winners, a "skookum" card for digital stereoscopic monitors, more $$ dished out in Clearview contracts, and a report out of SRIinstitute concerning new Initiatives and Legislation for 2006 Support the Commercial Remote Sensing Industry. For fun check out the 2006 Bloggies and cast a vote for your favorite - See http://2006.bloggies.com/. Speaking of blogs, the latest posts to the photoblog include some pics from the Emerald City from a recent trip... enjoy!  Most recent Spotlight... GISuser Spotlight on Education... EOS Provides Online Introductory to ArcGIS Training
Some Recent PR updates:
 2005 GIS Web Application Awards Winners
 GeoConcept’s G-OLAP brings live updating to online thematic maps
 Google rolls out Google Earth for Macintosh
 GSDI Supports Fifteen Projects with Grants
 BOXX launches superlative workstation for Visual Effects professionals
 2-day hands-on workshop for GIS users at all levels
 Smart Data Strategies, Inc. awarded the registered trademark Real Property Intelligence
 Vexcel Canada Completes Northern Canada Mapping Projects
 VELOCITIE Provides Upgrade Support for Mobile GIS Application at WPSC
 GSDI-9 Call for Abstracts, Papers
 Graphic Technologies, Inc. Celebrates 10 Years
 Matrox introduces world's first single-card solution for digital stereoscopic monitors
 Avineon Continues to Provide GIS Support for MAF/TIGER Mapping Project for the U.S. Census Bureau
 Curtin University of Technology selects ER Mapper's Educational Site Licenses program
 GeoSpatial Training & Consulting, LLC Releases Google Maps For Your Apps! Virtual Training Course
 Autodesk Official Supplier and Championship Sponsor of the 2006 FIRST Robotics Competition
 Autodesk Named One of FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For
 New Initiatives and Legislation for 2006 Support the Commercial Remote Sensing Industry
 Space Imaging Awarded Additional $24 Million ClearView contract
 York County PA, Renews Pictometry License Agreement
GIS Job Opportunities:
POSITION OPENINGS IN THE UNIVERSITY-WIDE GIS INITIATIVE - The University of Redlands has launched a major, university-wide initiative designed to integrate geographic information systems (GIS) into teaching, research, and administration. Already the University is building a reputation as an innovator in this important field. As part of its next phase of GIS expansion, the University is embarking on a substantial program of recruitment. (University of Redlands)
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Programmer - City of Spokane
Installation Coordinator, Edmonton Albertaa - TELUS Geomatics

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