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Several Stupid Simple Selling Tricks

Several Stupid Simple Selling Tricks

No matter what your job is, you have to sell. For example I sell my skills and knowledge to my employer. Every morning I have to sell the breakfast to my son - I'm telling him how good it is for his health and that he'll become stronger if he eats it. Every person on that planet has different roles that he/she performs every day. I'm mother, wife, educator, blogger... and all those people that I serve are my clients. And that's just part of my own, personal business model. That's why selling is important not only for Account Managers in...

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Data Visualization - The New Era for Cartography

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Data Visualization - The New Era for Cartography

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info. One of the most interesting challenges in terms of Cartography in XXI century is big data visualization. Yes, we now have access to many courses, YouTube videos, books and articles on big data, but what about telling a story with it? Or showing a trend, a process with 100000 rows of data? Actually having to visualize statistical data could be mission impossible, if you don't have some soft skills, understanding of colors and emotions they drive into people and many other non-geographic and non-cartographic topics. SO,  here...

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European Space Agency's 9th Earth Observation Summer School Registration Now Open

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European Space Agency's 9th Earth Observation Summer School Registration Now Open

I was honored to participate in ESA's 8th EO Summer School and it was one of the most valuable educational activities I've been part of. It was more than inspiring, because of the place where it was held - the Esrin office of ESA, and ofcourse the amazing team + participants from all over the world. Every day we had lectures from famous scientists and experts in different fields, which helped us to widen our knowledge in the many topics the Earth Observation is covering. Afternoons were planned for learning ESA's toolboxes for analysis of EO data in the super cool space room...

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Generalists Will Rock the Future of Geospatial Industry

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Generalists Will Rock the Future of Geospatial Industry

Today’s life is a complex tangle of situations, solutions, technologies, traditions and many other nodes*. We have to take decisions and be able to find answers quickly. The more knowledge a person has mastered in different areas, the greater his ability to improvise in such a complex world. In the 18th century, Adam Smith pointed out that the division of labor is the engine of capitalism. But he also noted that the division of labor leads to mental mutilation. If we look at a number of examples from the history of innovation, we will notice that new ideas are often...

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Have you ever wondered what realtime satellite imagery looks like? Here you can see it!

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Have you ever wondered what realtime satellite imagery looks like? Here you can see it!

Landsat is the longest operating program for satellite observation of Earth. In several decades its presense has lead to significant number of new scientific discoveries, professions and even companies with business models related to its images. Pinkmatter's FarEarth Global Observer provides the data right after it's downloaded to the ground stations around the world, so you can enjoy the images of our planet in real-near time. Just press the green button and enjoy! As part of the many web resources the program offers to its users, the website called EarthNow! displays near-real time imagery of Landsat 7 and Landsat 8 data...

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