GRASS GIS, the free GIS software package that was first developed in the early 1980s by the US Army Construction Engineering Research Lab (USA-CERL). Version 6.0.2 of GRASS was just released on February 22nd. GRASS has a worldwide user and developer community, and in fact the official site is now on an Italian domain. So, let’s see if we can get a geospatial related Digg onto the front page. Head over to Digg.com (you have to register for free to Digg something) and search using ‘grass gis’ as the keywords. The GRASS entry should come up, and you just click to the left of the entry to Digg it.
Main Topic: Interview with Rob Elkins and Brian Goldin. News: Microsoft Grants, USGIF scholarships, Powell at Intergraph 2006
On February 11th and 12th, the first Mashup Camp was held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. The goal of the camp was get anyone interested in mashups, from mashup developers to API providers to mashup enablers, together in one place to talk about and see all kinds of mashups and get hands on experience. Some of the mashups weren’t necessarily geospatial, but a number of well-known ones like ChicagoCrime.org were highlighted. The response was so overwhelming, the organizers are already planning Mashup Camp 2, and the advance signup list on their webpage already has 308 names.
Import Cartography points out an interesting spot on NPR’s Weekend Edition (Feb 25) that discusses the use of the National Grid for emergency response and general use.