Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Cloud – A Definition

In my role as someone focused on Enterprise technologies, I am frequently asked “What’s the Cloud?”.  I used to respond that the Cloud is just a big server room in the sky, but it’s really much more than that and … Continue reading

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Benefits of The Geospatial Platform – What the Federal Geographic Data Committee Knows

The term ‘Geospatial Platform’ has been tossed around for several years now. It denotes a set of services that provide a single resource for managing, visualizing, and analyzing geospatial data. It also implies a certain level of interoperability with other … Continue reading

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Imagery Reveals a Record Breaking 2012 Fire Season

Have you, like me, been wondering whether the 2012 fire season would turn out to be a record breaker? Here in Boulder and throughout the Western U.S. we were breathing smoke much of the summer. Even in December large fires … Continue reading

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Resources for Developing Geospatial Curriculum

Earlier this year I wrote a post which mentioned the iGETT program, which is a National Science Foundation funded program geared towards instructing teachers on how to prepare geospatial curriculum.  While at the American Geophysical Union Fall Conference last week, … Continue reading

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Mark’s Technology Plan for 2013

As this is likely my last blog post of the year, it seems appropriate to join the media bandwagon and reflect on all the good things from 2012. But I’ll spare you most of that and jump to the next … Continue reading

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Global Warming, Coastal Erosion, & other AGU Gems

While running along the Boulder Creek Path today in shorts and short sleeves, I was trying to wrap my head around the fact that it’s early December on the Front Range in CO. Normally I would be  trying to find … Continue reading

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What Do We Look Like from the ISS?

I recently came across this video, showing high-res images of cities at night from the ISS (International Space Station). This collection of images is really beautiful and shows the extent of human presence, growth, and activity throughout the world. They’ve … Continue reading

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