Here are a few of the more interesting or amusing (at least to me) surveying, mapping, geomatics, technology and other generally geospatial related social media updates from around the interwebs (with occasional tangents).
Geospatial updates more fun than a barrel full of monkeys... monkeys with maps that is. (Click to Tweet)
Terrane Aerial Mapping via Canadian GIS & Geomatics Geospatial
With UAV aerial orthophotos and digital elevation models looking this sexy and colorful, I feel that when I started as a land surveyor we were living in black and white!
— Cdn. GIS & Geomatics (@CanadianGIS) April 23, 2015
XactSense Max-8: The Ultimate Portable Utility UAV
Laser Scanning Drones: XactSense is First to Fly Velodyne’s New Low-Cost LIDAR “Puck” with one serious badass platform for low-altitude laser scanning and close-range photogrammetry aerial mapping.
Stockpile Reports: Measure Stockpile Volumes, Tonnage and Locations with an iPhone
What is more cool than being able to easily measure and calculate stockpile volumes only using an iPhone! Contact them to see if you can get in on their no-cost trial and be sure to let them know you saw it here first.
— Stockpile Reports (@stockpilereport) April 25, 2015
The Geov8 2015 Virtual Expo is an online virtual geoinnovation event showcasing new and innovative geospatial technologies. Industry leaders and experts in geospatial tech will present cutting edge information and turnkey systems during the all-day event (Click to Tweet).
[Event] Carlson Software User Conference
Tic toc, tic toc...as the tweet says, there's only 4 more days until the Carlson User Conference. Are you going?
— Carlson Software (@CarlsonSoftware) April 25, 2015
Google Slashes Price of Project Tango 3D-Mapping Tablet
Wango Tango! This update got me all googly-eyed to see that Google's 3D spatial mapping tablet Project Tango is 50% off - when available - at $512. Say, anyone have $512 I can borrow?
[Tangent] Game of Thrones Map: Where is Volantis?
Where is it? How about what is it? I'm sure that if you're a Game of Thrones aficionado (which you can tell that I am not) then this is makes perfect post-Doom sense to you! Regardless, I never met a map that didn't make me stop and look at it. I'm easy that way.
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That's a wrap for now. Connect with me online (socially @ericcolburn) and let me know what interesting or amusing geospatial related social media updates you've found on the interwebs.