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From ESRI: Tap Into Free Training

Tap into Free Training

Access 40 recorded technical sessions from the 2015 Esri UC for free! Learn all about the ArcGIS platform, including ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Web App Templates, the Living Atlas, 3D, Imagery and raster data, Global data and Lifestyle Data, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Server and more. What are you waiting for? Pull up the E380 site and get started.

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Virginia Young Professionals Summit

Friday May 29th and Saturday May 30th

Hosted by Senator Mark R. Warner and the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce with George Mason University, George Washington University, Loudoun County, Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, Loudoun YP, Northern Virginia Community College and Visit Loudoun, in partnership with Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., Coburn Creative, GEICO, McGuire Woods Consulting LLC, Modern Mechanical, The National, Northern Virginia Tech Council, RecLyfe and Wells Fargo.

Celebrating its 5th year, the Virginia Young Professionals Summit invests in the leadership development of young professionals from across the Commonwealth and serves as a platform for the next generation of leaders to connect, build relationships, and exchange ideas around leading topics.

Join us for a Friday night Happy Hour and make new friends while competing in the Blind Draw Cornhole Tournament (hosted by RecLyfe) from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, May 30th at The National Conference Center in Leesburg. Saturday morning we’ll kick off the summit 8 a.m. with a networking breakfast. Remarks from Senator Warner and our keynote, Aneesh Chopra, will follow. The summit will provide an array of excellent workshops, from leadership to networking to smart money habits, that you will find informative and impactful.

The conference is free to attend but registration is necessary.

To Register:



The GeoPlatform provides shared and trusted geospatial data, services, and applications for use by the public and by government agencies and partners to meet their mission needs. Through the GeoPlatform, users have access to

  • A one-stop shop to deliver trusted, nationally consistent data and services
  • Authoritative data to support informed decision making
  • Problem-solving applications and services that are built once and can be used many times across multiple Federal agencies and other organizations
  • A shared infrastructure to host data and applications
  • A national and Federal focal point where governmental, academic, private, and public data and applications can be visualized together to inform and address national and regional issues

Click here to read more or to access GeoPlatform.gov

Google Earth Pro is now Free

30 Jan 2015 Click here to read the original.

Over the last 10 years, businesses, scientists and hobbyists from all over the world have been using Google Earth Pro for everything from planning hikes to placing solar panels on rooftops. Google Earth Pro has all the easy-to-use features and detailed imagery of Google Earth, along with advanced tools that help you measure 3D buildings, print high-resolution images for presentations or reports, and record HD movies of your virtual flights around the world.

Starting today, even more people will be able to access Google Earth Pro: we’re making it available for free. To see what Earth Pro can do for you—or to just have fun flying around the world—grab a free key and download Earth Pro today. If you’re an existing user, your key will continue to work with no changes required.


Free & Open Source GIS???

An excellent recap from the 10th (!) free and open-source GIS conference (FOSS4G), May 2013. There is so much more than just proprietary geospatial software available. See the following URL for an excellent recap of the conference: http://reprojected.com/blog/2013/05/28/foss4g-na-2013-was-a-home-run/ (note: you may need to cut this URL and paste it into your browser bar)