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Real-time Ship Tracking

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IBM and Maersk (Danish shipping company) announced they are teaming up on a project to provide real-time wireless tracking for cargo ships, via a device attached to individual cargo containers. They’re actually going to start testing this fall. Read the article here (via abcnews.com)

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Top Spot or not

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Top spot or not is a site where you can vote on thousands of locations throughout the world. As usual, it uses Google Maps to display the locations. Check it out at Top Spot or not / Hands of Victory. Via Digg

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The Full Moon Atlas

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This is an image map of Lunar photographs. It is broken into sections so that you can zoom in to few more detail of different portions of the moon. Check it out at The Full Moon Atlas Via The Map Room

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Paying your highway tolls via satellite?

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I just saw this article on Geocommunity. Apparently , a private company called Mapflow is teaming up with the Dublin Transportation Office (Ireland) to do a feasibility study on the use of satellite technology to track cars in real-time, and then charge drivers for the distance they travelled on the toll road. The study is […]