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 […]

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 […]

Indian Space Research Organisation will launch 4 satellites tomorrow

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Yes, I am posting about a non-CES or Macworld event, the planned launch of the ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV C-7). The vehicle will be carrying 4 satellites, including CARTOSAT-2, the latest IRS sensor, and satellites for Indonesia and Argentina. ISRO’s previous mission, the launch of another vehicle, GSLV-F02 ended in failure back in […]

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, […]

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 […]