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Hello Mobile Enthusiast... and welcome to another mobile, location-tech news roundup. Loads of interesting tidbits from the tech scene to share today starting off with word from our friends at GCS in Montana who are teaming with Global Touchpoints Inc. to develop Big Data solutions combining business intelligence and geospatial analytics for state and local government agencies. Specifically, GCS and Global Touchpoints will be targeting government offices with Big Data challenges related to healthcare, energy/utilities, and water resource management - good luck to the team! We love hackathons and there's some cool announcements on that front this week incluing details of the first planned hackathon in Cuba being organized by roots of Hope. We've also shared details of teh winning apps in a recent hackathon in Halifax Nova Scotia where winning apps were creaetd to help map trails, get people around famous places, and naturally the ever popular transit app! Also from Canada it's time to code again for students - enter The Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE) Hackathon #GCA4 - See details HERE. Finally, you geotech job seekers are encouraged to check out (and post) job opportunities in this popular portal devoted to the GeoTech developer - good luck! Oh, and for a fun job tip, check out Most Memorable Interview Blunders.


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Designed for field tasks working with iOS and Android, SuperSurv allows surveyors to capture data with GPS, display/overlay maps with global coordinate systems, and position current location for easy survey.
The new mobile GIS Apps feature enhanced offline data editing, the connection with SuperGIS Server 3.1a, Online Map Tool for free basemaps, multi-lingual support, etc., facilitating decision-making for organizations.

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FEATURES, INDUSTRY ANNOUNCEMENTS and SPOTLIGHTS

You'll find regular feature articles, commentary, application spotlights, developer zone tips and other original feature content at LBSzone. We're also open to your article submissions so if you have an LBS focused paper, solution, case study, or other article feel free to contact us and send us your submission - info@lbszone.com

Roots of Hope Organizes first Hackathon for Cuba
Programmers and technology evangelists unite to help improve information access in Cuba - MIAMI - (Jan. 22, 2014) - On Jan. 31, 2014 Hackathon for Cuba will gather experts and programmers to devise innovative technology solutions aimed at strengthening communications and information access in Cuba. The event is organized by Roots of Hope with support [.]

Winners of Esri Canada's Maps in Apps Challenges at Apps4Halifax Contest Announced
Esri Canada congratulates the winners of its Maps in Apps Challenges at Apps4Halifax, the first open data app development contest hosted by the Halifax Regional Municipality. The company sponsored startup and student challenges, which required participants to develop apps that would improve Halifax residents' lives using Esri's cloud-based ArcGIS Online technology and content, and the [.]

Video - Nokia #PassItOn - A unique experiment beyond social photography
In 30 cities around the world Nokia Lumia 1020s are being passed from hand to hand. Selected people like you are capturing their story of their city and sharing it with a global audience.


The Colorblind Tubemap for iOS and Android
Here's a clever app that's built on one of London's most iconic maps, the London Tube map. But, this app has a spin on it, the maps are served up in a number of ways, using cartographic enhancements and color variations in order to be more usable to those with vision issues such as color [.]

Do you have news about a new product, application, web service, developer tool, mashup, or ??? contact us at press[at]gisuser.com


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Archer 2™

Featuring a new IllumiView™ high-visibility display, the Archer 2 remains extraordinarily bright under even the most glaring sunlight. You'll love the responsiveness of its large, glove-friendly capacitive touchscreen and numeric keypad, allowing you to input data at unprecedented speeds. Add to this a powerhouse of a battery and simultaneous GPS and GLONASS capabilities, and you have one mean GIS machine that you can rely on, wherever your job takes you.
 

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EVENT UPDATES

Browse this section to learn about mobile technology / wireless industry conferences, training, seminars,webinars, and relevant events. Feel free to make a suggestion for future consideration or contact us to promote your event.
Telematics Detroit 2014 - Telematics Detroit is the world's largest and most influential business focused conference and exhibition for the entire telematics ecosystem. Over 2000+ executives attended along with 100+ industry expert speakers, making Telematics Detroit the one event that you cannot afford to miss each and every year!

Esri DevSummit - We're meeting in Palm Springs to explore how to develop the most innovative, map-based apps and solutions on the market. We'll be taking maps to places they've never gone before. Oh, and there's dodge ball. March 10-13 2014, Palm Springs Convention Center

State of the Map 2014 - This comes via the official SOTM website regarding SOTM 2014. We're happy to announce that the 2014 State of the Map US conference will take place in Washington DC at the Convention Center April 12 and 13. Plan to join us to connect with other mappers, learn how to work with OpenStreetMap data, and hack on the latest OpenStreetMap improvement.

2014 Washington GIS Conference - The conference theme for 2014 is "Communicating Our World". WAURISA is seeking potential speakers to provide fresh, dynamic solutions to today's challenges. Presentations are invited that address the broad subjects of interest to GIS practitioners. May 12-14, 2014 Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, Tacoma, Washington

Send your event info to editor[at]gisuser.com
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GeoJobsBIZ from Spatial Media - Our fabulous, new resource for GIS, geo technology, surveying, mapping and positioning career opportunities and resumes. For a limited time GeojobsBiz is offering Free job and resume posting during the initial launch (Beta) period. Check it out at Geojobs.Biz.

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GIS Intern, CO - The Town of Windsor is currently looking to fill an internship in our IT department. Under limited supervision, the intern performs a wide variety of complex and moderately complex duties to establish, update, and maintain components of the geographic information system (GIS) network for the Town of Windsor.

GeoSpatial Mobile Developer Android/iOS - GeoSolutions is looking for talented people to fill a couple of positions which would mainly involve designing, implementing testing geospatial applications as well as providing support for the Open Source projects we are involved in.

GIS Technicians - Regional multi-disciplinary firm is accepting resumes for a GIS Technicians for our Erie, PA office. Proficiency with ESRI ArcGIS Desktop required. Bachelor's degree in GIS, Geography, Computer Science or other degree with extensive GIS course work required. Salary based on qualifications.

Surveyor - Responsibilities... 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. Construction staking, planning, project budgets, schedules, reports, maps, plats, deeds, local geography, physical evidence, legal descriptions, and research.

GIS coordinator - The GIS Coordinator will be responsible for building the capacity of Everett's data management and ensuring seamless GIS integration between City departments. The position will be based within the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) with the expectation to provide support to other City departments, including but not limited to, the Assessor's Office, Department of City Services (analogous to DPW), Inspectional Services Department (ISD), and Information Technology.

Post your job online with GeoJobsBIZ and you'll also get attention via the GISuser LinkedIn Group, FB Page, and Twitter!

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HP Unveils First 27-inch Diagonal All-in-one Workstation with Touch Capability - HP Z1 G2 features Windows Touch, Intel Thunderbolt for increased performance -- HP today announced the second generation of the world's first and only all-in-one workstation with a 27-inch diagonal display, the HP Z1, which is now available with Windowsr 8 Touch and Intelr Thunderbolt 2 capabilities-making it HP's most powerful, innovative and fully featured all-in-one workstation.



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