Gadgets

Genius! Use any memory stick to play MP3s

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Listener Alex just emailed me about how he listens to the podcast during his drive time. He uses a $30 device, the VR3, that allows you to use any USB memory stick to hold your mp3’s while the device allows you to play them, move between songs, adjust volume, etc. It includes an FM modulator […]

Data

Imagery For The Nation

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Keith at the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority sent me an email (woohoo! I promise not to complain about it anymore!) about the National States Geographic Information Council’s “Imagery For The Nation (PDF)” initiative. The idea is to consolidate all the various ortho-imagery initiatives in the Federal government into one big batch. Then imagery can […]

Events

Maker Faire 2006

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If you love to tinker with stuff, especially tech stuff, or find yourself strangely fascinated by the MythBusters, then the Maker Faire this weekend (April 22-23) in San Mateo, California is right up your alley. Organized by the creators of MAKE magazine, a popular tech DIY publication, Maker Faire is a chance to get together […]

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OGC Catalogue Services Specification – Request for Comment

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OGC has put out a Request for Comment for a new candidate OGC standard. It is the Catalogue Services Specification 2.0.1 – ISO Metadata Application Profile. From the press release: ” Catalogue services are the key technology for locating, managing and maintaining distributed geo-resources (i.e. geospatial data, applications and services). With OGC catalogue services, client […]

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Getting there is half the fun

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The New Yorker recently ran an interesting article entitled Annals of the Road: Getting There that looks at maps and mapping technologies from a few angles including riding in a Navteq ground-truthing vehicle. A different perspective than what you normally get as someone in the industry and well researched. An interesting read, but be sure […]