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Weekliii Round-Up: News on the US Natural Gas Supply, ArcGIS Beginner Tutorials, and More

We have pulled together a few reads from this week to help you top off your Friday and settle into your weekend. They are a little on the nerdy side, but that makes them even cooler.

Extra bonus? There may even be an opportunity below for the Web Developers in our midst. Enjoy!

So you have a Geographic Information System (GIS), but you don’t know how to use it…or rather, what to do with it.

Getting up and running with any piece of software can be overwhelming if you are not familiar with its application - let alone its features.

Looking to dig deeper into the world of ArcGIS? Esri Canada has a few resources here for your perusing. Want to get more out the system you are using? Well, we have a few solutions to light your way.

Bots can be pretty cool. Well, only as long as they’re not being used for evil, like trolling people on Twitter. This bot for Uncharted Atlas successfully builds small snippets of maps on the fly with the option to include height for terrain, erosion, slope, and more.

A new report by the Colorado School of Mines’ Potential Gas Committee (PGC) estimates the US supply of Natural Gas to be a whopping 3,100 Trillion cubic feet. Yes, you heard that correctly. 3,100. Trillion.

This boom in Natural Gas reserves, up 12% in three years, is a shining star not only for the energy economy, but also for all those industries that rely upon production – such as plastics.

Curious how this impact might show through or even how this is distributed across the US? Check it out here.

Curious about time series, machine learning, Virtual (VR) and Augmented (AR) Realties, or all of the above? Check out this read here.

Back in my day (and likely yours too), studying volcanoes in school meant mixing baking soda, vinegar, and food coloring followed by hoping your teacher cleaned up the mess. Today, some teachers are foregoing the clean-up and heading straight to the printer…the 3-D printer, that is. This article talks about the use of 3-D printed volcanoes to help students better under topology and the world around them – including those long dormant giants in their midst.

Web Dev Whiz?

Our team in St. John's, Newfoundland is on the hunt for a Web Developer with Javascript and Python experience. Think you have what it takes? Check out the requirements here.


#DailyBrainCandiii and #WeekliiiRoundUp are inspired by brain candiii, a division of Integrated Informatics that develops Geographic Information System (GIS) training for Energy and Natural Resources professionals.


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