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Planet Action – geospatial engagement

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This is a great example of what ISDE5 is all about. SPOT Image in conjunction with partners ESRI, Infoterra, and Unesco is presenting Planet Action which is a participatory/educational site that: aims to support projects all around the world whether from scientific or civil origins, bringing these communities as well as various industries together in […]

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SEXTANTE extension to gvsig

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The gvsig project has announced the official release of the SEXTANTE project that provides a wide range of vector and raster. SEXTANTE is still in development and apparently have some issues with raster, but it is definitely worth a look.

Events

Made it to ISDE5

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After an ‘interesting’ travel day, Sue and I have made it to Berkeley for the fifth International Symposium on Digital Earth. We registered and are now in the plenary session for the general introductions from local to international organizers. The sessions run from today through Saturday morning and there are quite a few activities outside […]

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JFK Terrorists May Have Used Google Earth

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The Age is reporting that the terrorists plotting to blow up JFK airport in New York may have used Google Earth in their planning. As the article states, less than a month ago, the head of the NGA offered the opinion that the US government should consider censoring satellite photos. Certainly any tool can be […]