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Updated GIS blogroll again

I’ve updated my blogroll again and I’m going to try using the Newsgator service again. The last time I did this it didn’t work, but it seems like all the kinks are out of the system. What is cool is that rather than me manually adding and deleting feeds, this will automatically be updated as my Newsgator Outlook and FeedDemon readers change. I’ve been testing it on the side and it seems to be fine. Let me know if anything seems out of wack. I’ll try and get the OPML files for the ESRI bloggers and the GIS bloggers as a download by the end of the week (also dynamic) so if you want to just import them you can.

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Podcasts and Web 2.0

I’m still not really sure what will become of Podcasts in the next year but I can tell you that they are much easier to listen to on an airplane than trying to fight with Newsgator and RSS feeds on my laptop. I ended up listening to the Very Spatial, NPR and Engadget podcasts. Not a bad use of my time as there aren’t any movies or even food served on most flights these days. Plus if I don’t get my laptop out I won’t be working in my Outlook either so that is an added bonus.

Of course you can’t really listen to a Podcast these days without someone mentioning Web 2.0. I’ve been able to put a filter on my RSS feeds to automatically toss any feed post that has the words “Web 2.0” in the text to the trash (which ironically means this one wouldn’t show up). I’m so sick of this term and how people are using it. It is just a marketing term to describe the latest internet bubble and try and make as much money off of it before it all crashes again. I just miss those old Web 1.0 days where everyone put the letter “e” or “i” in front of their product. Oh well, better check back with the office and make sure they are completing all our Web 2.0 applications.

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The ArcGlobe Text Toolbar — Label in ArcGlobe

Link – Labeling in ArcGlobe: The ArcGlobe Text Toolbar

Ever wanted to label a layer in ArcGlobe? The recently updated “ArcGlobe Text Toolbar” allows an ArcGlobe user to label any FeatureLayer with true 3D text. Labels are transparently persisted to an external GLM file (eg myGlobeDocument.glm). The toolbar also extends the ArcGlobe animation framework. Text can be animated over time and space. Other properties such as color and azimuth can also be animated.

I think ArcGlobe has been ignored over the years for many reasons (some valid, others aren’t), but now with Google Earth taking off, many GIS professionals are taking a second look at ArcGlobe especially since ArcReader 9.2 9.1 will support Globe documents removing the requirement for ArcView or greater. I wish I had a better laptop than I did because I can’t really run ArcGlobe well with this really poor video card.

Arcglobe label

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Podcasts and Web 2.0

I’m still not really sure what will become of Podcasts in the next year but I can tell you that they are much easier to listen to on an airplane than trying to fight with Newsgator and RSS feeds on my laptop. I ended up listening to the Very Spatial, NPR and Engadget podcasts. Not a bad use of my time as there aren’t any movies or even food served on most flights these days. Plus if I don’t get my laptop out I won’t be working in my Outlook either so that is an added bonus.

Of course you can’t really listen to a Podcast these days without someone mentioning Web 2.0. I’ve been able to put a filter on my RSS feeds to automatically toss any feed post that has the words “Web 2.0” in the text to the trash (which ironically means this one wouldn’t show up). I’m so sick of this term and how people are using it. It is just a marketing term to describe the latest internet bubble and try and make as much money off of it before it all crashes again. I just miss those old Web 1.0 days where everyone put the letter “e” or “i” in front of their product. Oh well, better check back with the office and make sure they are completing all our Web 2.0 applications.

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The ArcGlobe Text Toolbar — Label in ArcGlobe

Link – Labeling in ArcGlobe: The ArcGlobe Text Toolbar

Ever wanted to label a layer in ArcGlobe? The recently updated “ArcGlobe Text Toolbar” allows an ArcGlobe user to label any FeatureLayer with true 3D text. Labels are transparently persisted to an external GLM file (eg myGlobeDocument.glm). The toolbar also extends the ArcGlobe animation framework. Text can be animated over time and space. Other properties such as color and azimuth can also be animated.

I think ArcGlobe has been ignored over the years for many reasons (some valid, others aren’t), but now with Google Earth taking off, many GIS professionals are taking a second look at ArcGlobe especially since ArcReader 9.2 9.1 will support Globe documents removing the requirement for ArcView or greater. I wish I had a better laptop than I did because I can’t really run ArcGlobe well with this really poor video card.

Arcglobe label

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Site Statistics For September

September Statistics

  • Total Pages: 150,957 (average 5,031)
  • Total Visits: 64,802 (average 2,160)

Top 10 Search Strings

  1. earthgoogle
  2. spatially adjusted
  3. arc2earth
  4. tracking rita
  5. shapefile to kml
  6. geochat
  7. arcims
  8. arcpad 7
  9. esri
  10. arcexplorer 9.2

Thanks for everyone who has stopped by, traffic has increased almost 5 times over August.

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Heading out for a couple days

I’m heading out tonight to State College, PA to work on a project that combines a little GIS with loading docks (think Network Analyst). Anyway I’ll be posting pretty light over the next few days so make sure you check some other great blogs for GIS news. I’ve posted a list below of the ones that have been posting great stuff in the last couple weeks.

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Site Statistics For September

September Statistics

  • Total Pages: 150,957 (average 5,031)
  • Total Visits: 64,802 (average 2,160)

Top 10 Search Strings

  1. earthgoogle
  2. spatially adjusted
  3. arc2earth
  4. tracking rita
  5. shapefile to kml
  6. geochat
  7. arcims
  8. arcpad 7
  9. esri
  10. arcexplorer 9.2

Thanks for everyone who has stopped by, traffic has increased almost 5 times over August.