Thursday, September 29, 2005

Migrate Blog From Bloglines & Repost First Post

I am migrating my blog from Bloglines ( to Blogspot ( I can not find an easy way to import the XML from Bloglines, so this blog will just continue here.

Why am I migrating? Comments. Even though I might not have a large audience, I want to at least gve anyone the capability to leave a comment. Bloglines does not allow comments.

The one posting that I will duplicate here is my first post, posted on: Thu, Jun 23 2005 10:37 AM.

First Post

By mapz

OK, this is my first real post.

About me:
My name is Joshua Been and I work as the GIS Librarian at the University of Texas at Arlington. GIS Services in the UTA Libraries are within the Information Literacy program area and I supervise 1 half-time GRA and 1 part-time work study student. There are many aspects to our responsibilities. We provide technical support primarily for ESRI ArcINFO and ERDAS Imagine. We have an annual budget to collect proprietary spatial data products. We are developing a metadata catalog using .NET. (This is almost complete and can be previewed.) We provide access to interactive browser-accessible maps using ArcIMS for courses that can benefit from spatial data and analysis, but do not have the necessary GIS skills. This project is called Spatial Reserves and a paper presented at the 2004 ESRI Education Users Conference can be viewed here. This summer (2005) we are installing Oracle 10g and ArcSDE on our dedicated GIS server as another means to provide access to locally housed data and metadata.

About this blog:
Well, I want a venue to discuss my ideas concerning GIS and librarianship. I want to post cool job opportunities that I find. I also want to dicsuss problems and solutions that I encounter working with the students and faculty here at UTA. I have open office hours for 15 hours every week where students and faculty can walk in with no appointment to receive assistance with GIS, data acquisition, or analysis. Often times, though less often during the summer, there is a line of people waiting for assistance.

With that said, I will stop writing right now.


Girish Gangadharan said...

Excellent! Welcome to blogger, my friend. Hope you enjoy your stay and hope you will stay here forever with us.


Anonymous said...

Uh, where's your RSS feed?

mapz said...

Hey, thanks for asking...

Just add /atom.xml to any blogspot blog to generate the feed. The feed link is

I will add a link on the main page.

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