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Browse a virtual newsstand

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The Newseum, the interactive museum of news in Washington D.C., has a map with links to the front pages of newspapers worldwide. Its like browsing a virtual newsstand with bigger print. For example, I found that rents are set to increase by 20% in Sydney Australia. It’s another great place for news junkies to get […]

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Second Life releases viewer code

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This actually was announced Monday, but I couldn’t decide what approach to take when talking about the fact that Linden Labs has released the code for their Second Life client into the wild. I decided to go with… This means a couple of things: 1) Second Life will become more robust as open source coders […]

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Why MacBreak is the best

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On the MacBreak quick coverage of the MacWorld Expo Keynote the first thing they said was that they wished that the iPhone had included, not just maps, but a GPS. I LOVE THESE GUYS (in the gadget fiend platonic way of course). I think we need to get Leo, Alex and Merlin to Where 2.0 […]

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Multitouch on a phone and maps

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Ed has already posted on Geophoto. But even better is the iPhone, which is cooler than I could have suspected. Completely touch screen, full OS X (more or less), great web integration (great for your online mapping projects)…did I mention multitouch…This is a technology we have been pouncing on every time we have seen it, […]

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URISA Student Paper Comp

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URISA has announced their first annual student paper competition. From the announcement: Are you an undergraduate, graduate, or Ph.D. student? Are you interested in a career using geographic information systems, information technology, geospatial technology, planning or community development? If yes, your writing and research should be recognized and shared with your peers. Submit a paper […]