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Gotta love those cool autumn days!

Sometimes you need to just kick back and enjoy the day… You gotta just love the fall season with the change in colors and that cool feeling in the air… I had to share this shot from the other day, captured at a rest stop picnic area along HWY 34, headed West towards Estes Park, CO (about 15 miles East of Estes)… hope you’re having this kind of beautiful weather in your area!

Get listed in the Geo Tech. directory / GISuser SuperPages (Beta)

Heads-up, we just added GIS/Geo tech directory (Beta) to the site. Please feel free to add your listing if you have “geo” related apps, services, or ??? See details
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Trulia Rolls out Trulia Pro program for the real estate industry

Interesting to see an innovative business model roll out.. .case in point, the new Trulia Pro Program. The popular real-estate mashup resource is now offering users a chance to advertise and make some cash while at it. What will make this so effective I think is the established reputation of Trulia as a true online leader in real estate search as well as the heavy focus on the real estate market and the ability to enhance offerings and branding for the real estate professional. The service enables clients to take advantage of featured listings and local spotlight ads to help with branding. See more at http://www.trulia.com/truliapro/

Geospatial Line of Business consolidating Federal geospatial-related investments

A useful resource for you Geospatial technology business owners and Federal contractors… GLOB has a vision of developing a a more coordinated approach to producing, maintaining, and using geospatial data, and will ensure sustainable participation from Federal partners to establish a collaborative model for geospatial-related activities and investments. A number os useful public documents are available at http://www.fgdc.gov/geospatial-lob

The long awaited 3 year NAFTA TN visa

This interesting tidbit comes to me via an immigration lawyer who provides loads of goodies… Joe Grasmick (See grasmick.com). Joe has followed the NAFTA TN visa for years now and apparently has the scoop on the long awaited 3 year NAFTA TN visa, apparently now a reality!

From Grasmick… “the long-awaited regulation giving TN professionals 3 years of status at a time. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has increased the maximum period of time a Trade-NAFTA (TN) professional worker from Canada or Mexico may remain in the United States before seeking readmission or an extension of stay. This final rule changes the initial period of admission for TN workers from one to three years. This makes TN periods equal to the initial period of admission for H-1B professional workers. Eligible TN nonimmigrants can receive extensions of stay in increments of up to three years instead of the prior maximum one year period.

This is huge for US employers of Canadian workers or Canadian companies that hire US workers as the TN visa is now good for 3 yrs at a time and more important, this enables companies to by-pass the dreaded H1B application process.. what many call a total nightmare! This is very huge for workers too… as a former TN visa holder I can tell you that working in a country with a permit only valid for one year increments is a total pain in the arse and leads to endless immigration dealings and head-aches! See more on immigration dealings at http://www.uscis.gov

Disclaimer: please do not use this information as legal advice and always verify immigration and visa related information with UCIS