Gadgets

Pharos iGPS-500 – Engadget

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Along with the ultra portable announcements coming out of CeBit, Pharos has announced a new GPS receiverg  The iGPS 500 will be available in different varieties that include SD, CF and Bluetooth. Pharos iGPS-500 – Engadget

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Signs of Water on Saturn Moon Enceladus!

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Nasa is reporting this after that their Cassini probe has discovered what appears to be liquid water errupting “Old Faithful” style from the surface of Enceladus.  As everyone is probably aware, water is the key to life… As the director of the imaging program said, “… we have significantly broadened the diversity of solar system […]

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New Version of MapGuide Open Source

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Autodesk has announced a new version of what used to be Mapserver Enterprise – which was just Mapserver but then combined with Autodesk to be split into Mapserver and Mapserver Enterprise – but has now been renamed MapGuide Open Source (confused yet? I am!) This open source version is hosted by the Open Source Geospatial […]

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Arc Explorer Demo Video

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James over at Spatialy Adjusted pointed out that ESRI have published a demo movie of Arc Explorer in action. The file is in Windows Media Format and runs at ever so slightly over a minute ( agree with James – a slightly more universal file format would have been nice). A short demo like this […]

Data

Calls for Free Spatial Data in the UK

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The Gaurdian has started a campaign to get the UK to publically release spatial data collected with taxpayer money. For those of you unaware, in the UK you pay for publically funded data, which just hampers mapping efforts inside the UK. They’re calling on the British government to follow the US example. I’m sure this […]

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Trying to Stop Extinction Before It Happens

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The BBC has an interesting article about a group trying to pinpoint speicies that might soon be candidates for extinction. The idea is that if you can identify a speicies in trouble before the critical point, you can save more of them (clearly). Apparently this group has identified 20 areas that are prime for human […]