Monthly Archives: January 2008

LizardTech z0,0m blog and a new era for GeoExpress

Today, Seattle-based Lizardtech has rolled out a new era in GeoXpress at release 7 – think interoperability! This from Lizardtech… For the first time, all of LizardTech’s applications interoperate with one another. With the LizardTech Express Suite, users can manipulate and compress their imagery with GeoExpress, store their images in an Oracle Spatial database with Spatial Express, and distribute their imagery over the Internet using Express Server. Supporting the product the company is also promoting a new blog (z0,0m) where users and would-be users can stay informed on the latest product developments – see
Thanks to Matt and team for including a link to GISuser from your blog but I would also like to point out that is not a blog. AnyGeo (right here at is our blog. See for more on GeoXpress 7


Help service at sea Puerto Vallarta Villa reminder

A reminder from the Service at Sea crew that the drawing for the Puerto Vallarta Villa will be one week from tonight! They are encouraging office pools like the one Breece Robertson has organized with the GIS team at The Trust for Public Lands – they are challenging other groups to beat their $300 donation! The winner will be able to host eight people in this beautiful home. Your donation goes to our programs quickly and effectively.

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A note from Drew Stephens… Thanks to those that have already supported our efforts to get GIS technology into the hands of people who are making a difference in the world. In Mexico, our work with the Sierra Madre Alliance got started this month, and is going very well. We will feature a report in the next newsletter, along with a final raffle reminder. See

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2007 First Edition Public TIGER/Line Shapefiles January 14, 2008

This from the Census Bureau — Starting in January 2008, the Census Bureau will begin releasing TIGER spatial data in shapefile format. A revised record layout for the shapefiles and associated relationship files is now available in [PDF] and [TEXT] formats. This document was most recently updated on January 14, 2008. See more

Your own Google map in seconds

Sure, there’s tons of ways to easily create and embed a Google map of your location on your website, however, Google earth hacks has made it even faster and simpler. Simply jump to the site, enter a few details (like your business name and address, then grab the code and paste into your blog or website – example below shows map of NGS Society

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Web 2.0 Mapping and Social Networks February Meetup

Here’s details of an event of interest next month… Web 2.0 Mapping and Social Networks – 2008/01/23 14:18

Event Fee: Free
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Event date: Tuesday February 19, 2008 @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Event location: Menlo Park, CA

Description: We are thrilled to present a very special group from NASA Ames Research Center – World Wind! Our Meetup group is about sharing, teaching, learning, and networking around current and future web-based geospatial and social networking technology. You belong if you are an entrepreneur, VC, developer, social-networker, programmer, visionary, geographer, geologist, explorer, Internet-user, voyeur, or anyone else interested in Web 2.0 mapping and social networks. We welcome all and exclude no one. The format of this Meetup is as follows: introductions, discussion of current events or current technology as it relates to web 2.0 mapping and social networks, presentation(s), 60-second audience announcements, and of course, networking

Opportunity – Mapping Intern, The Weather Network

The Automated Products group (part of the IT Operations division) is currently recruiting for a Mapping Intern to join their team for the Spring 2008 work term. This person is responsible for creating GIS style map products using various map creation tools for all business units. Ontario, Canada – see details

Can’t DIGG… here’s some alternatives

Just noticed DIGG is down for some maintenance.. in the interim the DIGG crew has suggested a few alternatives for killing some time!