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Hangouts With James Fee Season 4 Will Be A Podcast

Today’s HWJF planning staff meeting was full of new ideas.  The biggest one was that HWJF becomes a podcast.  One of the biggest feedback requests has been to offer an audio only version of the hangouts for those who want to listen on their smartphones offline.  I’ve explored this many times and never really got a good plan in place.  But given that HWJF isn’t really visual in nature (looking at my grill for an hour has to be taxing), we’re going to convert HWJF into a podcast for season 4 arriving in October.  If there is a visual need to have video, we’ll have special hangouts on the YouTube.  What this means is it won’t be live anymore so you can’t point out how wrong I am until after the faux pas has passed.

What it will mean is the podcast should be more consumable and usable by everyone.  This is an experiment so we’ll see how it goes moving forward.  It will also allow more flexible scheduling of the podcast so we can have guests on who can’t attend during work hours.

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ESRI Podcasts

Link – ESRI Podcasts

I just got a note from an ESRI employee that there is now an ESRI Podcast page. They all appear to have come out of the 2005 User Conference and the 2005 Homeland Security GIS Summit. I’d like to see an RSS feed with enclosures to allow people to add this to their RSS readers, but it is a step in the right direction. Don’t forget to also check out the videos that the EDN team is starting to post as well.

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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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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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Howard Butler’s Latest Podcast with Tyler Mitchell

Link – An Interview with Tyler Mitchell

Howard’s latest interview is with Tyler Mitchell who is the author of Web Mapping Illustrated and a contributor to many open source GIS projects.

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New Geography Podcasts Posted

Link – An Interview with Frank Warmerdam

Howard interviews Frank Warmerdam who is probably best known for GDAL but is involved with many open source GIS projects. If you are interested in a kind of behind the scenes look of open source projects you’ll want to listen.

Link – Very Spatial Podcast Episode 08

The latest Very Spatial Podcast looks at space and place, Microsoft supporting spatial developers, new MapInfo deemed OGC compliant, and GSDI Small Grants.

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Howard Butler Releases Another Podcast

Link – An Interview with James Fee of spatiallyadjusted.com

Howard’s done another podcast, and this one is an interview with me. It worked out pretty well over Skype so go click on the link above and take a listen.

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The VerySpatial Podcast

Link – VerySpatial

While driving from Phoenix to Las Vegas I ended up listening to a couple VerySpatial Podcasts on my iPod. I have a degree in Geography so the kind of discussions that happen on this podcast are really interesting to me. If you’ve been looking for a regular GIS/Geography podcast, you might want to subscribe to the VerySpatial podcast. I subscribe via iTunes, but they also have an RSS feed that you can use. Great job guys…

Update – right after I posted this I listened to the latest podcast and they mentioned Spatially Adjusted on it in their “Blog Corner” segment. Pretty cool!

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Howard Butler Tries a Podcast

Link – A Podcast

Howard Butler of Hobu.biz fame has created a podcast about his thoughts about ESRI 2005 User Conference and UMN Mapserver RFC 1. I think you did a pretty good job Howard and hopefully you’ll continue with more of them (especially with such great music).

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Howard Butler Tries a Podcast

Link – A Podcast

Howard Butler of Hobu.biz fame has created a podcast about his thoughts about ESRI 2005 User Conference and UMN Mapserver RFC 1. I think you did a pretty good job Howard and hopefully you’ll continue with more of them (especially with such great music).