Rob's Twitter Updates

    follow me on Twitter

    Tuesday, May 30, 2006

    Let's Talk

    Just came across this link...

    Bernard Szukalski, a senior staff member at Environmental Systems Research Institute otherwise known as ESRI in Redlands will talk about the many aspects of Geographic Information Systems including its multitude of practical application, while in conversation with host Jerry Gordon.

    End of May already?

    Sorry for lack of post lately… I spent some time visiting some customers in the Carolinas then took some vacation time before the summer rush. The month of May has flown by and it’s now time for the User Conference (UC) push here in Redlands. Only 10 weeks till the conference… Make sure and book your hotel now as San Diego is a popular place in the summer. Planning is under way for the 100s of ESRI Technical Session and the Showcase.

    For all you developers out there, make sure and entry the Software Applications Fair to show off your hard work.

    For any BYU alumni or friends / fans of BYU, I’m trying to organize a dinner for Monday night (Aug. 7th) in San Diego. Let me know if you are interested.

    "To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to."
    - Kahlil Gibran

    Thursday, May 04, 2006

    Music Rising

    I’m a big fan of all types of music…. Many of you know that I’m a big fan of the rock band U2. Bono, the front man for U2 is well known for his political agenda and efforts to help people of Africa.

    Recently the Edge (U2’s guirtarts), has down some charitable work of his own to help the musicians affected by the devastation to the Gulf Coast of the US last year. He’s part of the Music Rising program to replace instruments for musicians of the Gulf Coast.

    A few years ago I spent a few days in New Orleans and by chance walking around the French Quarter one night found Preservation Jazz Hall and ended up spending several hours there enjoying New Orleans jazz and other music from the region.

    The Edge helped to reopen the Preservation Jazz Hall in New Orleans on April 28 with the help of Music Rising, he took part in the opening by joining with the band to do a Ragtime version of Vertigo. Who knew Vertigo could translate so well among the different genres of music?It's the middle video on MSN's recap of the New Orleans Jazz Fest.

    Wednesday, May 03, 2006

    Dev Summit slides now online

    The slides as PDFs from the Developer Summit are available in the Download section on the EDN site. I sorted by date to quickly see all the slides. I hear that some video is coming soon to the media center.

    "Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours."
    -John Locke

    Tuesday, May 02, 2006

    Engine Case Study

    There is a new ArcGIS Engine developer case study online. See

    Nobel has moved from MapObjects to ArcGIS Engine to leverage the geodatabase.

    Monday, May 01, 2006

    News wire

    I have a few Google News alerts setup and recently have gotten a few notifications about news stories related to ArcGIS Engine.

    Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corp Uses ArcFM Viewer (press release) - Frederick,MD,USAFort Collins, CO -- Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation (Middle Tennessee EMC) has implemented ArcFM Viewer for ArcGIS Engine as their mobile ...
    Northeastern Rural Electric Membership Corporation Implements - Glencoe,IL,USA... Technology is providing its mobile GIS solutions, GO! Sync (Mapbook) and GO! Sync (Redline), which utilize ESRI ArcGIS Engine technology. ...
    If you are building an Engine based solution, I'd like to hear about it and share the news with the Engine Team.