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Webinar: Best Practice Structural Modeling with the New EdgeWise Structure
Hello GISuser... and welcome to our Thursday tech news roundup from the GISuser community. To begin, have you been thinking about taking part or even planning a hackathon? All the cool kids are doing them! Yes indeed, with the plethora of opendata being made available to the masses there's no better way to get started than to hack - See more in this feature we rolled out a while ago providing you with 10 handy tips to help plan and host a hackathon. Speaking of events, the team at ClearEdge3D is hosting a free webinar on Tuesday April 29, 2014 from 1 to 2 PM EDT to demonstrate their new EdgeWise structural modeling software. The webinar will feature a number of guest speakers that will present 3 case studies. Finally, if you happen to be contemplating a trip to Vegas to take in the CAU2014@HxGN LIVE event you'll be pleased to hear that the company is currently offering a $500 incentive/saving on registration - This is CAU's second year as a part of HxGN LIVE, which gives companies that are looking to increase their opportunities and grow their capabilities a chance to learn about Hexagon's other offerings from both Intergraph and Leica Geosystems. Have a great week all and remember, if you intend on developing and offering a webinar to the masses be sure to contact us if you need a partner in your corner to help promote, manage, and deliver your event!

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Nokia's HERE is Creating HD 3D Maps - Nokia's HERE unit is using technology developed by earthmine which includes laser scanners to develop what they claim is the next generation of street maps. As reported in Slash Gear the next generation system is aimed at surpassing Google Maps. The HD data will support true 3D analysis of routes - impressive!

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GeoTech Newsmakers

Mobile Mapping Feature - Fast & Accurate Asset Mapping - In 2013, the county (Monroe County MI) embarked on a project to create a GIS basemap of the entire South County Water System--approximately 220 miles of water main. The project would be handled by the county's engineering services firm, Saginaw, Mich.-based Spicer Group Inc

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Each day in this section we'll update you about Geospatial conferences, training, seminars, webinars, and relevant events. Feel free to make a suggestion for future consideration and be sure to see our Events Calendar.

Blue Marble To Host Dual User Conferences in 2014 - Blue Marble Geographics ( is pleased to announce its upcoming User Conference events and invite the global user community to participate in this year's "Call for Papers". Blue Marble will be hosting two User Conferences. The first event will be held at the Delta Bow Valley Hotel on September 8, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The second User Conference will be held at the Royal Sonesta Hotel on October 30, 2014 in Houston , Texas, United States.

FOSS4G PDX 2014 - FOSS4G, to be held September 8th-13th in Portland, Oregon, USA is the premier international conference on open source geospatial technologies. With two days of workshops followed by three days of presentations and academic papers, FOSS4G features a diversity of attendees and participants spanning academia, industry, and government.

HxGN Live - You'll see technology previews, meet Intergraph experts, and enjoy great entertainment. You'll also hear an inspiring keynote by Steven Cost, our new Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I) president. Find out about the great things SG&I is doing in your industry. MGM Grand, Las Vegas, June 2-5, 2014

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GIS Specialist, Loveland Colorado - Position salary range: $53,500 -$82,900 per year Qualifications Bachelor's Degree in GIS, land surveying, civil engineering, geography, computer science or closely related field; or an Associate's Degree in land surveying, civil engineering, geography, computer science or closely related field with additional, relevant skill/background.

Surveyor IV, Wyoming - Survey to determine precise location and measurements of points, elevations, lines, areas, and contours for construction, mapmaking, land division, titles, mining or other surveying related purposes. This position requires the individual work 40 or more hours per week with 95% of the time spent in the field and 5% in the office.

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