A few days ago, Randal Hale posted an announcement about the upcoming Southern Appalachian Conference on GIS to be held at East Tennessee State University. I have never attended that conference and probably won’t this year but, if you live and work in that area, you may want to check it out.
I went down to the NCGIS Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina yesterday (it’s still going on today). I was speaking in the session titled “The Desktop App: News of My Death is Premature.” My talk was called “If You Can Browse This Map, Thank a Desktop” and was focused less on desktop apps themselves than the fuzzy boundary between the desktop and the web. I have been told that the slide deck and, more frighteningly, the video of the talk will be online at some point.