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    Wednesday, October 31, 2007

    My View

    I've posted some more pictures on my photo blog and I have more to post.
    Checkout some shots from my fall family trip to Utah and work trip to Sydney.

    ESRI at Microsoft TechEd Developers 2007

    Find out the latest in ESRI and Microsoft technology at Microsoft TechEd Developers in Barcelona, Spain, November 5-9, 2007. TechEd Developers is Microsoft's premier European conference, designed to provide developers with deep dive technical training, information, and community resources. Come by the ESRI booth to learn how you can use Visual Studio and ESRI's developer kits to create custom mapping and geospatial applications for the desktop, server, and Web.

    Are you going to TechEd?  If so, let me know via a comment as I'm trying to see who is going to to this event.

    LBS Development

    LBS Developers Look to ESRI for a Competitive Edge in the NAVTEQ LBS Challenge
    Location-based services (LBS) developers participating in the 2008 North America NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge gain a competitive edge using ESRI as their mobile solution development platform. ESRI is a sponsor for the LBS Challenge, an annual competition that provides developers with an opportunity to showcase their location-based solutions and win a variety of prizes including up to $50,000 in cash from NAVTEQ and data licenses from ESRI. Contest participants looking to build winning solutions can sign up for no-cost access to ArcWeb Services, ESRI's hosted Web services mapping and GIS application programming interfaces.

    SAP to acquire Business Objects

    SAP to Acquire ESRI Corporate Alliance Business Objects
    SAP recently announced that it will acquire Business Objects, one of the world's largest business intelligence companies and an ESRI Corporate Alliance. ESRI and Business Objects have a long-standing relationship and have a shared commitment to providing the best in GIS and business intelligence (BI) solutions to customers around the globe. ESRI's ArcGIS platform has been fully integrated with Business Objects XI Release 2, the latest version of the XI platform.

    Back in the day there was Crystal Reports then Business Objects and now SAP.

    Quote of the Day:
    Encouragement is like a premium gasoline - it helps to take knocks out of living.

    Thursday, October 25, 2007


    No damage from wildfires here in Redlands but the air is smoky causing school to be canceled for the rest of the week. However we could see the flames on the local mountains at night. Hopefully thing clear up soon as there are a lot of people evacuated from there homes in the local mountain communities.

    Quote of the Day:
    It's not how much you have that makes people look up to you, it's who you are.
    --Elvis Presley, celebrity singer

    Monday, October 22, 2007

    StreetMap Mobile SDK

    Here's a new developer opportunity for ESRI Business Partners.

    StreetMap Mobile Software Developer Kit (SDK) allows developers to build custom mobile mapping and navigation applications for personal navigation devices and in-vehicle systems. The StreetMap Mobile SDK consists of a set of COM components and developer resources and provides advanced functionality for deploying powerful applications including

    • Routing
    • Geocoding
    • Real-time GPS navigation
    • Customizable map rendering

    StreetMap Mobile utilizes street data in ESRI's Smart Data Compression (SDC) 2.0 format and is optimized for rapid map display, accurate routing, and high-performance geocoding.

    North American commercial street data from Tele Atlas and NAVTEQ is available through ESRI and includes complete cartographic layers and cultural features.

    StreetMap Mobile SDK is available to members of the ESRI Business Partner Program.

    Web Seminar Offered on Authoring and Publishing Optimized Map Services

    A no-cost live training seminar on November 15, 2007 will demonstrate how to author documents optimized for publishing on ArcGIS Server. During Authoring and Publishing Optimized Map Services, viewers will learn about strategies for rendering map features with dynamic map services and for preparing a better map document for cached map.

    Flex and ArcWeb

    I recently spoke with a non GIS web developer that loved Flex from Adobe.  So I decided I need to take a look at Flex and ArcWeb Services.

    ArcWeb Services Flex API Public Beta3 Now Available
    ArcWeb Explorer 2.0 beta 3 is now available. The ArcWeb Explorer 2.0 application offers powerful Web map rendering with desktop-like functionality, exposing ArcWeb Services through easy-to-use widgets. Quickly find locations, pan and zoom, and toggle between a variety of map types including aerial and street tile.

    The ArcWeb Explorer 2.0 application can be customized and embedded using either the ArcWeb Explorer 2.0 JavaScript or ArcWeb Explorer 2.0 Flex API

    Sign up for a lab at

    Quote of the Day:
    Too many people miss the silver lining because they’re expecting gold.
    --Maurice Setter

    Tuesday, October 16, 2007

    Fall Break

    My family and I recently returned from Park City, UT.  We had a great time visiting family and friends and taking some time to enjoy the beautiful fall colors of the Utah mountains and canyons.

    I've posted some pictures on my photo blog

    Fall Reflection

    Wednesday, October 03, 2007

    ACL Update - Week 16

    Things were going pretty good with my ACL rehab... At 13 weeks I started jogging and had full range of motion.  But after a few weeks of jogging some pain returned to the knee so the therapist have had me stop running this week.  When I would try and run, the muscles in the back of the knee and upper calf would tighten up making it hard to unlock my knee and bend it back.  So I've been focusing on that area plus hamstrings and hope to be running again soon.  I'm now 16 weeks post-op and feel like I'm at week 13 again. It's disappointing to feel like I lost 3 weeks of rehab.  I'm hoping this is only minor setback and I can be on my way to full recover.  My next goal is to run a 5k pain free by Thanksgiving.


    Quote of the Day:
    If you haven't got charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
    --Bob Hope