Hexagon Geospatial has launched a global competition, IGNITE, to plan and build an innovative Hexagon Smart M.App, a cloud based dynamic information experience that transforms geospatial information into 360° business analytics and meaningful visualizations. The Hexagon Smart M.App provides the understanding that leads to world-changing solutions.
You may submit ideas in any of the six core challenge themes – Finance, Food, Safety, Infrastructure, Health, and Conservation.
IGNITE Challenge Phases:
1. Ideation Phase
2. Execution Phase
Timeline: The last date for registration for the ideation phase is May 1, 2016. Top 20 finalists from the ideation phase will then be selected for the execution phase where they will have approximately 3 months, until August 31, 2016, to build their Hexagon Smart M.App.
Prize Details: The top 3 finalists of the execution phase will be awarded cash prizes of $100K, $50K and $25K for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. The remaining 17 finalists will each receive $5,000 prizes for their submissions.
Visit the IGNITE challenge page to find out more and to register as an innovator, either as an individual or as a team. No entry fee is required.
Boundless, a provider of open source geospatial software and services, recently announced the upcoming version of their OpenGeo Suite will support the output of vector tiles, including the popular open source Mapbox Vector Tiles (.mvt) format. The next version of OpenGeo Suite is expected to be released by the end of January, and will include an updated instance of GeoServer which supports output in vector tile formats. Click here for more info.
GIS Systems Architect – Los Angeles area
Cadastral Tech II – Orange County
GIS Manager – City of Carlsbad
GIS Intern – City of El Cajon
GIS Aide – City of Thousand Oaks
Geography Instructor – LA Valley College
Geospatial (GEOINT) Analyst – El Segundo area
Applications System Admin – Redlands area
Gas GIS Technician – San Diego area
GIS Operator – Costa Mesa area
ROP GIS Instructor – Alta Loma High School
Utilities Senior Engineering Tech – City of Riverside
GIS Manager – San Diego area
GIS Teaching Positions – USC, Spatial Sciences Institute
Senior GIS Programmer Analyst – Riverside area
GIS Programmer Analyst – Riverside area
ESRI is hosting a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on building your own Geo Apps. They state:
You don’t have to be a software developer to build valuable geo-enabled apps that make your communities smarter and businesses more successful. This course will show you how to combine location and narrative in one application to better communicate and broadcast your story, create custom web applications that solve problems in your community, and build powerful native applications for iOS and Android devices without touching a piece of code. If you are a developer, you’ll be interested in Esri’s APIs, SDKs, and the buzzing GeoDev community.
The course includes:
- Hands-on exercises, short video lectures, quizzes, polls, and discussion
- 4 week course with 7 sections open throughout the course, 1-2 hours of study per section
- Certificate of completion and awards
You will be exposed to application templates and test drive Web AppBuilder and AppStudio. The free online course runs from February 3 to March 3, 2016. Check it out and sign up!
Designing Better Maps: A Guide for GIS Users, second edition, is a comprehensive guide to creating maps that communicate effectively. Author and cartographer Cynthia A. Brewer guides readers through the basics of good cartography, including layout design, scales, projections, color selection, font choices, and symbol placement. Designing Better Maps also describes the author’s ColorBrewer application, an online color selection tool. The second edition includes a new chapter on map publishing. The book is paperback and 260 pages.
Check out a recent review of the book here.
PostGIS version 2.2.1 was released today, which is a patch to version 2.2. The focus is on bugs, breakages, and performance issues. The release includes many fixes for topology.
Vegetation Management Specialist – Thousand Oaks area
GIS Associate/Analyst – Irvine area
GIS Internship – Carlsbad area
GIT Associate I – Irvine area
GIS Specialist – Los Angeles area
Imagery Analyst – National Guard, Los Alamitos
Happy New Year! For all of you that got remote controlled flying machines for Christmas, you might want to check out these apps that show you where you can and cannot fly your shiny new toy!
And if you are in the LA Basin area, please stay out of the controlled airspace when I am flying around … its a mess!