In this episode Sue walks us through her first experiences with the Google Maps API.
We spoke with a couple of members of the ever underappreciated support team and the ESRI Showcase at the Dev Summit.
This is a school trip no one is going to forget. Two bus loads of school kids ended up at an alleyway of the same name instead of a historic landmark because the bus driver had problems with their sat-nav. To compound the problem, “To make matters worse, the children were riding in two coaches not yet fitted with a tracking device allowing staff back at base to pinpoint their location and re-direct them” The bus company owner stressed that it wasn’t the technology that was the problem it was the quality of the content. A map is only as good as the information it contains, no matter how advanced technology gets.
Score one for old maps. An Australian author named Peter Trickett has discovered a map that pretty well proves Australia was discovered around 1520, which is way before James Cook stumbled upon the place. This was the most interesting quote, I thought: “It was even so accurate that I found I could draw in the modern airport runways, to scale in the right place, without any problem at all,”
Overview of Keynotes by Mark Driver of Gartner and Eddie Amos of Microsoft
This week we talk to Meleia Egger and Stephen Aldrich about the session “Building Geography Graduate Student Community: Resources, Tools, and Strategies”