General

Montgomery County, MD’s woes

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I think it is safe for me to say that we are fans of Montgomery County. While I haven’t visited their offices myself, I know that Sue has along with other colleagues. They have been strong adopters of GIS, especially ESRI products thanks to working with the DC ESRI office. It is tough for something […]

Remote Sensing

BBC NEWS | Mars probe gets mission extension

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The European Space Agency has decided to extend the life of the Mars Express Spacecraft which is the platform for the radar sensor that has provided elevation and other information of Mars. For the full story head over to the BBC. BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Mars probe gets mission extension

Remote Sensing

The start of Google Maps Messages?

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Data is data. Sure Google gives folks a great interface to view it, but aerial and sattelite images have been captured for decades. Archaeologists have found archaeological sites via aeiral photos since the 1960s, Roman Villas and all. Folks aware of remote sensing have been leaving things to be seen in images, for good and […]

Cartography

Oddens’ Bookmarks

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If you want to know where to find anything about maps and mapping on the Internet, check out Odden’s Bookmarks. It’s a mapping-related links site maintained by the University of Utrecht Faculty of Geosciences that has a handy search function. Link to it here

Navigation

Pay-As-You-Go GPS

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A British company is rolling out (no pun intended) a Pay-as-you-go GPS/Navigation system for cell phones. The vision is for it to be used by motorists in an ad hoc fashion to avoid traffic. What I think is interesting is all the computation is done back at the server end with the result pushed to […]